"e;Shannon's potent blend of Egyptian myth, simmering sensuality, subtle wit, and imaginative storytelling will cast a spell of its own."e; -- BooklistArielle Blaylock has always been fragile in body but not in spirit. Her over protective father lost his wife to strange, febrile dreams that seemed to manifest themselves in ghastly wounds that appeared from nowhere. He's determined not to lose his daughter to the same bizarre ailment, so he hires famous detective Shelley Holmes to help exorcise his daughter's demons.But the strange cats that inhabit her dreams are not demons to Arielle. With every new vision, they become kindred spirits. In the dream world, Arielle is powerful, athletic, perfect in mind and body...why should she want to awaken to feeble reality? She knew one creature was good and one was bad, but both were alluring. And why did the legacy from her mother, an amulet of the Egyptian cat goddess Bast, comfort her so even as it seemed to make her dreams more erotic?As Shelley helps Arielle solve the mystery of her birth, doing all she can to save her charge's life in the process, Shelley will also meet a man who will be the first to truly test her mettle. He will know her, and come to love her, for what she is, but Shelley's indomitable independence will rebel against him and her own feelings as she battles both her own emotions and the dark forces that strive to carry Arielle away. But it might be too late for both of them to escape the allure of the spirit world...Have both their fates been writ large in the Egyptian Book of the Dead in Arielle's study?