Hidden just beyond the fertile plains, where two great rivers converge, a portal between worlds awaits. Enter the Rift at your own peril…
Beautiful and cunning, Claire Lowell is determined to repay her uncle’s kindness, no matter the cost. He faces financial ruin, and she refuses to stand by and simply watch, even if she is just a woman. Answering a wealthy merchant’s newspaper ad for a mail-order bride could be the opportunity of a lifetime, and Claire won’t waste it, no matter the risk, no matter her age. Just because she’s forty doesn’t mean she couldn’t make a great wife for a western man.
Claire sets out for Carson City in a wagon train, leaving her life, her uncle, and Boston behind. Civilization gives way to rolling hills, clear blue skies, and bumpy roads carved by wagon wheels. In the blink of an eye, Claire’s difficult journey upends, and things are no longer beautiful and safe. The world she’s now traveling through is not the same one she’s always known—the shadowy land is filled with fantastical creatures born from whispered secrets and fairy tales.
Despite the turn in circumstance and with her ruggedly handsome vampire escort, who also happens to ride for the Pony Express, or whatever it’s called in this alternate universe, Claire is determined to secure her future and fortune in Carson City. But the wicked king ruling this dark new realm with brute force and Fae magic wants Claire for himself, and his intentions are far more nefarious than any unwed human man’s desires.
Claire doesn’t care who wants her or why. She’s going to bring this world to its knees, one nightmare creature at a time.
Salvation or Damnation? The fate of the Immortal West is in the hands of this clever city girl and her mysterious vampire escort, but will they be able to work together to stop the evil king before the world fractures entirely?