Book 1: Tortured Souls Series

Devil's Cove

Devil's Cove

Blind and surrounded by enemies, she needs his protection but can she survive a deal with the Devil?

England, 1880. Though violently blinded as a child, Grace channels her gift as a medium to bring peace to the dead. But after locating a poor girl’s corpse in the woods, Grace’s only escape from an asylum lies with a notorious pirate feared as ‘The Devil.’ Yet his offer for protection is fraught with peril, for she must live at his mansion and banish the malevolent ghosts who haunt the dark halls.

Devlin has waited sixteen years for revenge, and the key to punishing his greatest enemy dwells within the blind medium he has sworn to protect. But when he discovers his newest pawn is linked to his past, he fears manipulating the meek lass could shred his last semblance of humanity…

As the weeks pass, they find themselves inexplicably drawn to one another. But she soon learns he has been keeping secrets from her. Ghastly secrets. Secrets that could threaten his soul … and hers. Will they breathe light back into their lives or perish in the shadows of evil?

Devil’s Cove is the breathtaking first book in the Tortured Souls Gothic romance series. If you like chilling suspense, explicit passions, and electrifying twists, then you’ll love R.C. Matthews’ infernal fantasy.

Buy Devil’s Cove to measure the price of wickedness today!


  • Wow. I seriously have no adequate words for this book. I LOVED it. It is by turns dark and light, hopeful and totally despairing.
  • This is a very unique story. From the first chapter with the menacing Josephine, I held my breath in anticipation, waiting to see what happens with Grace and the Captain and Josephine.
  • This book was sooo hard to put down. I stayed up way past my normal bedtime at nights because I wanted to know what would happen next. 
  • Josephine seemed to be a character straight out of a horror film, and as seductive and evil as she was presented, I couldn’t help but love her as well. She wasn’t a cardboard villain in a black hat—she was a real person with real motivations, and she was both dangerously evil, and sweet at the same time.

AUTHOR’S NOTE: This story is not for the faint of heart. There is a reason I chose ‘Tortured Souls’ as the series title. There are themes within this story that may be ‘triggers’ for some. Read the Amazon reviews so you can make an informed decision before you buy this book.