Alex Woding came to Maiden Castle seeking quiet, and the freedom to study the stars. And though he was thrilled to discover a place where he could pursue his passion undisturbed by nosy sisters and society matchmakers, he had another motive for retreating to the fortress on a hill. There, in his youth, Alex had glimpsed an ethereal beauty that had haunted him ever since. Now, under the midnight sky, a tingle on the back of his neck tells him he is not alone. For five hundred years Serena Clerenbold had been a ghost — since the days of the Black Death — and she had never known peace. But watching the castle’s handsome new tenant, happiness was easy to imagine… for the living. Which made her all the more determined to drive him away. Alex made Serena burn to be flesh once more, to revel in a touch she’d once reviled. He made her dream that she could be saved, for there was no power greater than that of love, even for… a Phantom Bride. Originally published as “Of Midnight Born,” by Dorchester Publishing.