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Marcus Drake is a scapegrace nobleman with a need to forget his past. But when this 17th century pirate loses his heart to the beautiful Spanish crusader whose family has captured him, he becomes the notorious, Night Shadow, to save those who are closest to him.
This book tells the story of Marcus Drake, second son to English aristocracy, a man who is ruled by neither honor nor conscience. But beneath his reckless persona hides a terrible secret in his past: one that he has run from for ten years. Alas, Marcus can't run forever. He's sold to the Spanish for the price on his head, and from there the adventure begins. He discovers his captor is none other than a royal Spaniard who, with her own secret, is not what she seems. For Liandra Espinosa is a crusader who will not run from anything including her efforts to save this rogue pirate. But will her courage protect Marcus from her powerful family or endanger her life instead? What happens when Marcus does crusading of his own? And wins not only her heart, but the heart of her people?
"Hooks you from the beginning. Night Shadow has it all: wonderfully warm and complex characters and a page-turning plot." —Patricia Potter
From the Critics
From Lisa Ramaglia - Lisa Ramaglia, Scribes WorldReviews
“A swashbuckling adventure with a hero you won't forget. I give this book five stars”
From Bridges Romance Magazine
"Night Shadow is a spellbinding combination of spark and sizzle that leaves you breathless and satisfied. A true Platinum read."
From Becky O. Rotz - Becky Rotz, Old Book Barn Gazette 2001
"Wow! Not since Kathleen Woodiwiss' early work have I been so excited about a novel. I have missed the emotions that Ms. Woodiwiss could ring out of readers. But Ms. Renken has done exactly that. I found it absolutely impossible to put down."