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May 7th, 2013
Teaser Tuesday: Lord of Darkness by Elizabeth Hoyt

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

~ Grab your current read

~ Open to a random page

~ Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

~ BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

~ Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

I’m currently reading Lord of Darkness by Elizabeth Hoyt. This is book five in the Maiden Lane series, one that I highly recommend to any reader who enjoys historical romance and hasn’t already discovered Ms. Hoyt. She’s my favorite historical author. Her books are set in the 1700s rather than the regency period.

This teaser is a little longer than usual. I couldn’t resist.

The night Godric St. John saw his wife for the first time since their marriage two years previously, she was aiming a pistol at his head. Lady Margaret stood beside her carriage in the filthy St. Giles street, her glossy, dark curls tumbling from the velvet hood of her cloak. Her shoulders were square, both hands firmly grasped the pistol, and a murderous gleam shone in her pretty eyes. For a split second, Godric caught his breath in admiration.

In the next moment, Lady Margaret pulled the trigger.


page 1, Lord of Darkness


lord of darkness


He lives in the shadows. The mysterious masked avenger known as the Ghost of St. Giles, his only goal is to protect the innocent of London. Until the night he confronts a fearless lady pointing a pistol at his head—and realizes she is his wife . . .


Lady Margaret Reading has vowed to kill the Ghost of St. Giles—the man who murdered her one true love. Returning to London, and the man she hasn’t seen since their wedding day, Margaret does not recognize the man behind the mask. Fierce, commanding, and dangerous, the notorious Ghost of St. Giles is everything she feared he would be—and so much more . . .


When passion flares these two intimate strangers can’t keep from revealing more of themselves than they had ever planned. But when Margaret learns the truth—that the Ghost is her husband, Godric St. John—the game is up and the players must surrender . . . to the temptation that could destroy them both.

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What are you reading this week?

26 comments to “Teaser Tuesday: Lord of Darkness by Elizabeth Hoyt”

  1. Brinda
    May 7th, 2013 at 3:22 am · Link

    She actually shot him? Wow. What a teaser. :)

    • Shelley Munro
      May 7th, 2013 at 3:27 am · Link

      Not bad is it? It’s actually the opening paragraph of the book so rest assured he lived.

  2. Beth F
    May 7th, 2013 at 3:34 am · Link

    Oopsy — I wonder if she got him.

    My teaser.

  3. Laurel-Rain Snow
    May 7th, 2013 at 5:51 am · Link

    Wow! Wonder why he hadn’t seen her in such a long time?


  4. Alice Audrey
    May 7th, 2013 at 7:13 am · Link

    Oh, this one looks good. I love the admiration line.

    • Shelley Munro
      May 8th, 2013 at 1:06 am · Link

      I wish I’d written this. It really hooked me.

  5. Melissa @ Melissa's Bookshelf
    May 7th, 2013 at 12:05 pm · Link

    Wow, what a fantastic teaser! I haven’t read anything by Hoyt so I am definitely checking out this series!

    My teaser is from THE HAUNTING SEASON by Michelle Muto.

    • Shelley Munro
      May 8th, 2013 at 1:07 am · Link

      I like the first three books in the series best. Definitely read them in order.

  6. Elena
    May 7th, 2013 at 12:06 pm · Link

    I have read historical romances so far, but this tease sounds really good :) Thanks for stopping by!

  7. Heather
    May 7th, 2013 at 12:07 pm · Link

    Great teaser and excellent intro — definitely sounds like something I might like.

    • Shelley Munro
      May 8th, 2013 at 1:07 am · Link

      The first book in the series is excellent, one of my all-time favorite reads.

  8. Maria@Queen of All She Reads
    May 7th, 2013 at 12:38 pm · Link

    Great choice Shelley! I have this whole series but haven’t had a chance to open the first page on the first book yet *cries* – my tbr pile is too big!

    Here’s my Teaser Tuesday

    • Shelley Munro
      May 8th, 2013 at 1:08 am · Link

      LOL I hear you about the tbr pile. Sometimes it takes over!

  9. Mary Kirkland
    May 7th, 2013 at 4:38 pm · Link

    It’s been a while since I read a historical romance. This sounds like a good one though.

    • Shelley Munro
      May 8th, 2013 at 1:08 am · Link

      I tend to read in genre binges. I’ve been reading mainly YA and contemporary recently.

  10. Angela
    May 7th, 2013 at 5:08 pm · Link

    OMG! Did she hit him or miss him?

    My Teaser

  11. Vonnie
    May 7th, 2013 at 10:34 pm · Link

    Wow! That’s a tease! Thanks for not limiting it to two sentences. I’m adding this one to the list!

    Btw, thanks for stopping by Vonnie’s Reading Corner!

    • Shelley Munro
      May 8th, 2013 at 1:09 am · Link

      Two sentences didn’t do this justice :)

  12. Sarika Patkotwar (@SarikaP8)
    May 8th, 2013 at 12:21 am · Link

    Love how the hair is described! Very nice teaser. :) Hope you enjoy the book!

    Thanks for sharing and thanks for stopping by my Teaser Tuesday post earlier.

    Happy reading! :D

    Sarika @ The Readdicts

    • Shelley Munro
      May 8th, 2013 at 1:10 am · Link

      You’re welcome, Sarika. Your name is pretty.