Modern Gothic Romance, Plot Recalling Best of John Fowles in New Fiction

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Author Nina Navarre cooks up an addicting literary whirlwind for fans of the genre

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Possession by Nina Navarre starts on a mysterious night when she breaks out of an enforced captivity with the help of her brother Liam. Forward several years later, and readers find Lily the mistress of the Island. Lily is an accomplished ballet dancer living on her family’s estate. She spends her days looking after her family’s affairs on the Island and hunting on her beloved Friesian horse with her two wolfhound companions. She spends her nights plagued by dreams of her abduction and death of her lover. Otherwise, she is the acknowledged moral authority on the Island, a reclusive beauty with a difficult, semi-legendary story.

The peace of the Island is interrupted, first by the terror of hell hounds, released to wreak havoc on the Island’s inhabitants. And secondly, by Oliver, a visitor sent to the Island to stay out of trouble, who becomes the hound’s first victim. Who is the person or who are the people behind the hell hound attacks? Despite everything, Lily learns to care for the orphaned actour who has been badly damaged by fame. Bit by bit, Lily’s world starts to unravel. Added to her nightmarish past, hope for a more interesting future turns into a claustrophobic set of events, a natural mixture bound to catch up with her self-induced flight into emotional stasis.    

In her efforts to help the damaged Oliver, she sets up events that will lead them all to the brink of death. Things of the future and of the past collide in a lively, colourful drama slowly tarnished into creeping horror, and threaten to tear it apart at the seams. A gathering must be called. The family will have to converge on the Island and Lily will be forced to face the Matriarch. This fateful night’s events will determine the fate of all, her secrets will be forced into the light and as she is caught in a psychological cruciform between old love and new. Navarre, like her heroine who is wakened into a frantic, suspenseful life by the whirlwind of events, writes with a compelling obsessiveness. Possession grips from the first page and does not let go till the last.

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About the Author
Nina Navarre splits her time between homeschooling her son with his many superpowers and the demands of an overactive imagination. She attributes her writing to the joys of being blessed with inattentive ADD and Aspergers. Though her superpowers may cause difficulties in the real world, she has found a sense of peace in the creative one and welcomes you into her world of colourful characters and exciting stories.
Dark Lily* by Nina Navarre
Publication Date: July 13, 2012
Trade Paperback; $29.99; 247 pages; 978-1-4771-0121-6
Trade Hardback; $49.99; 247 pages; 978-1-4771-0122-3
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