Who are the night senders? Where do they come from? Why are they so shrouded in secrecy?
These are the questions Rose Woodburn desperately wants answered.
At midnight on her 18th birthday, Rose, like all ladies of the court, receives a visit from one of the night senders. It is a coming of age rite she has been warned to fear, but Rose, always defiant, is not scared. She’s fascinated by these creatures.
When the visit awakens a part of her she never knew existed, Rose begs her night sender, Roosha, to return. But Roosha, condemned to a life of servitude, is bound by sacred law never to see her again.
Undeterred, Rose embarks on a mission to uncover the secrets surrounding these mystical creatures and their true purpose—a mission that will reveal far more than she bargained for and forge an unlikely alliance. But can it be trusted?
Obsessed with discovering the truth, Rose finds herself on a harrowing path of self-discovery and drawn into an affair so forbidden, its punishment is a fate far worse than death.
4 out of 5 (very good)
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Rose is excited, she is turning 18 which means she us getting a visit from a night sender. Even with all of the stories she is told about how much pain is involved she cannot wait and doesn't understand why everybody else dreads this night of their life?
This is a very interesting story especially for the era its written in. It has everything you could want in a story mystery, romance, arguments, excitement and some very steamy lovemaking. Rose is an absolute whirlwind for this era and is clearly not meant for this time but she's exactly what's needed to spice things up. The romance that develops between Rose and Roosha is really something to envy they truly love each other for who they are not what there supposed to be or who they have been in the past.
I was devastated when the romance was found out and the consequences of the romance is crushing!
I had a lot of mixed emotions reading this book it was fantastic I cannot wait to read the next one
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Christina Tsirkas grew up in New York City and has since migrated to the beautiful beaches of sunny South Florida where she lives with her partner and the most amazing cat, Kitty. She received her B.S. degree from Skidmore College in 2009, and went on to earn a full scholarship from the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University. She is licensed to practice law in New York State (though she has yet to exercise that right!)
Christina’s true passion lies in storytelling. She draws inspiration from all of the other wonderful artists, actors and writers who transport us into other worlds and realms with their characters, performances, and creativity. Some of her favorites (past and present) include:
Books: Twilight, Good In Bed, Americanah, Where the Crawdads Sing, The Undomestic Goddess, Fear of Flying, Fool
TV Shows: Game of Thrones, The Witcher, Stranger Things, Emily in Paris, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Gossip Girl, Scandal, Heartland.
Movies: The Intouchables, Cry Baby, Megamind, The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Lord of the Rings, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Black Swan, Girls Trip, Green Book.
When she isn’t writing, you can usually find Christina in the barn. She has been an active volunteer with Equine Assisted Therapies of South Florida since 2018, an organization that provides therapeutic riding and equine-activities to adults and children with special needs.
Christina is a member of the Alliance of Independent Authors, and the Women’s Fiction Writer’s Association. The Night Sender is her debut novel. Christina is currently writing book two of the series.