cover image Enraptured


Elisabeth Naughton. Sourcebooks Casablanca, $7.99 mass market (416p) ISBN 978-1-4022-6212-8

Naughton picks up the pace in her outstanding fourth paranormal (after Tempted) about the descendants of Greek gods, their lovers, and the world they’re sworn to protect. Cynical half-daemon Orpheus is pursuing a lonely goddess who can help him free his Argonaut brother, Gryphon, from Hades. Along the way, Orpheus meets Skyla, a seductive Siren and one of Zeus’s assassins who seeks the Orb of Krónos, the powerful talisman that can free the Titans from their prison and destroy the world. As their mutual attraction grows amid clashes with power-hungry Hades and the warlock now inhabiting Gryphon’s body, Skyla realizes that Orpheus is the reincarnation of her long-dead lover—and this secret may lead to the world’s undoing. Filled with sizzling romance, heartbreaking drama, and a cast of multifaceted characters, this powerful and unusual retelling of the Orpheus and Eurydice story is Naughton’s best book yet. Agent: Laura Bradford, Bradford Literary Agency. (Apr.)