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Black Onyx Heart: A Novel of the Exiles of Aur - Exiles of Aur #3 - cover

Black Onyx Heart: A Novel of the Exiles of Aur - Exiles of Aur #3

Margaret M. Lin

Publisher: Small Grey Cat Studio

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Summary

She wakes up one day, stark naked, in a stranger's living room, without a clue of how she got there, who she is, or, really, anything that came before.  Everyone seems to think she's Bia, or Beatrice Kodaly, an old woman addicted to black lotus tea, which has given her the illusion of eternal youth and also made her forget everything else.  With nothing to go on but some photographs and fleeting, fragmented memories, Bia doesn't have much choice but to go along. 
But as time passes, she shows no signs of aging, and Bia finds it increasingly hard to believe that too much black lotus tea is the reason for her amnesia.  The only thing, the only person, who seems real to her is Pliny Steward.  But to him, she is only a lotus eater.  And he is henchman to the sadistic Lucas King, dealer of black lotus, and her enemy. 
Bia's search for answers seems to lead to black market dealings with the secretive island nation of Aur.  Perhaps the solution to the mystery, to herself, lies in that world of magic and nightmares.  But first, Bia must escape Lucas King, and she isn't sure she'll survive long enough to even discover who she is. 
Black Onyx Heart is a paranormal romance, third in the Exiles of Aur series.  It can be read as a stand-alone or in conjunction with the other books in the series.  Overall rating for sex, language, and violence is mild to moderate.

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