My Forbidden Desire

An icy sensation prickled across the back of Alexandrine Marit’s neck and raised gooseflesh on her arms. She looked around for an open window while she absently rubbed herself. Her crappy apartment wasn’t big so that took all of two seconds. No open windows. The alternate meaning of that ripple of cold should have penetrated, but she was distracted and not thinking as clearly as she ought to have been.

About My Forbidden Desire

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Torn Between…

Alexandrine Marit is a witch in mortal danager. An evil mage craves the powerful, mysterious talisman that supplies her magic, and the only person who can keep her alive is a dark and dangerous fiend called Xia. With his fierce animosity toward witches, he’s hardly the ideal bodyguard. Yet as days turn into nights, she can’t deny the white-hot passion between them.

Desire and Temptation…

Xia hates witches. They enslave and mercilessly kill his kind. But he’s been ordered to protect Alexandrine, who, to his surprise, has a spirit he admires and a body he longs to possess. With the mage and his henchmen closing in, Alexandrine and her protector must trust the passion that can unite them…or risk losing everything to the enemies who can destroy them both.

My Forbidden Desire was a finalist in the 2010 RITA for Best Paranormal Romance. It was also a finalist in the 2010 Reader’s Crown for Best Paranormal Romance.

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Forever, Grand Central Publishing, June 2009
ISBN: 978-0-446-17824-2

Availability Status

Hachette has all significant rights.

Print: Yes.

Audio: No.

eBook: Limited availability

About the Characters

What's he really like? Meet Xia
All about Alexandrine Marit
Other characters (Kynan, Maddy, Durian, Iskander, Harsh, Nikodemus etc)

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Romantic Times 4 1/2 stars, A Top Pick!

Jewel’s darkly perilous and sizzling world is back in a second installment that pits mortal enemies against each other. Her excellent characterization makes each of the players intriguing, which adds richness to the exciting plot. Brava to Jewel for delivering pure and exhilarating entertainment.
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Dear Author B+

My Forbidden Desire is a sexy, engrossing read, one that I really enjoyed. The action is fast at times but not so fast that there aren’t also some wonderful slower moments in which Xia and Alexandrine become intimate, and I don’t mean just physically.
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Kelly Moran - Good Reads

My Forbidden Desire, by Carolyn Jewel, is a taunting, tormenting, and sizzling tale— A must read for paranormal romance lovers.
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Book Reviews by Crystal

My Forbidden Desire by Carolyn Jewel is a great paranormal romance novel. You can really get into the story a definite page turner. There was so much action, heat, and bit of sarcastic banter, that made My Forbidden Desire an additive read. 4.5 Hearts
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Books in the Series

Book 0: My Infernal Lover (Coming Soon!)

Book 0.5: Blow Back (Coming Soon!)

Book 1: My Wicked Enemy

Book 2: My Forbidden Desire

Book 3: My Immortal Assassin

Book 4: My Dangerous Pleasure

Short Story: Future Tense

Book 4.5: Novella: Free Fall

Book 5: My Darkest Passion

Book 6: Dead Drop

Book 7: My Demon Warlord

About the series

Visit my About the Series page for more information on the My Immortals series and what characters you can expect to read about.

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