The Companion

Enslaved, transformed into his own worst nightmare, and abandoned in the North African desert, all Ian Rufford wants is to lead a normal life.

Elizabeth Rochewell spent her life studying the mysteries of archeology. When her father dies, she is sent home to England and a world to which she no longer belongs. Onboard ship, she finds herself drawn to her mysterious traveling companion. Ian Rufford hides a shocking secret she alone can unravel.

Only together can they face the evil that made Ian what he is and now threatens all they hold dear. Enter the sensual world of ... THE COMPANION, the first of a searingly sexy Regency vampire series.

"Bestseller Squires charts a new direction with this exotic, extremely erotic and darkly dangerous Regency-set paranormal tale. With her ability to created powerful and tormented characters, Squires has developed a novel that is graphic, gripping and unforgettable."
Four and a half stars. Top Pick.
--Romantic Times Magazine

"Darkly erotic and sinister in tone, this richly detailed book isn't for the faint of heart; but readers who crave the shadowy worlds of Christine Feehan's Carpathians, Laurell K. Hamilton's vampires, or Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dark Hunters will find that Squires' book is just the thing to sink their teeth into."
--Booklist, Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved

"A darkly compelling vampire romance… the plot keeps the reader turing the pages long into the night."
--Affaire de Coeur

"THE COMPANION is the first in a new series by Squires and is perhaps one of the meatier stories this reviewer has read in ages… It is a book to be savored, not torn through at breakneck speed. Squires is certainly a talented author and THE COMPANION offers the promise of more beautifully dark vampire stories to follow."
--The Romance Reader

"A superb novel with all the required elements, THE COMPANION has an original and fascinating plot, characters who fill the pages with emotion and life, and a narrative that paints a picture with words that the reader can practically see…. For a novel that will enthrall and entertain from the first page to the last, I highly recommend THE COMPANION, a keeper and an RRT Perfect 10."
--Romance Reviews Today

"A totally absorbing Novel…the characters are brilliantly conceived and perfect for the gripping plotline. The author gives the reader a unique twist on what vampires really are, a tortured hero to adore, the only heroine who could possibly be right for him, a truly horrific villain-and a fascinating story that carries the reader through one exciting adventure after another…. Squires's prose grabs you from the beginning and gives you a relentless ride through this complex, beautifully written book."
--New and Used Books

"Romance novels are plentiful and, truth be told, at times appear to follow a formula that makes them almost generic. THE COMPANION, however, is a jewel among romance writing: it goes beyond simple narrations of romantic encounters or predictable action and instead offers heart-pounding action, beautiful dialog and character development, as well as romance at its finest-all with a touch of the paranormal. A must read!
--Roundtable Reviews

"Kenyon and Feehan fans watch out, there's a new paranormal author on the scene who you won't want to miss!... With a sure hand, Ms. Squires seduces her reader with vivid imagery, flawless historical depictions and characters who enrapture their audience. Awarded The Road to Romance Reviewer's Choice Award for all the above and the fact that I was eager to read this book all over again immediately, Susan Squires has a fan for life."
--The Road to Romance

"THE COMPANION is apparently the first in an erotic Regency vampire series and I honest cannot wait until the next volume is completed. Astoundingly original, erotic horror-perfect!"
--The Eternal Night Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror


The Companion by Susan Squires