Sins of OmissionA beautiful, mysterious woman possesses the power to bewitch and destroy in Grand Master Chelsea Quinn Yarbro’s breathtaking novel of erotic obsession and creeping horror
Her name is Fayre and she is a profound mystery, as inscrutable as she is beautiful. Every man who beholds her is lost, enslaved by desire and erotic fantasy. But Fayre’s irresistible sexual magnetism is not her only capability, as her last “lover” discovered much too late. He wanted to own her—and now he is dead.
From the moment the renowned brain surgeon Dr. Giles Todd first sets his eyes on Fayre, he is possessed. He must have this alluring, exquisite creature, body and soul, or he will surely go mad. Dr. Prentiss Fellkirk’s attraction, however, takes a markedly different form. A researcher of psychic and paranormal phenomena, Fellkirk can sense Fayre’s power and what lies within her perfect form—and he is determined to gain access to her most carefully protected secrets. An undeniable need drives both a man of rational science and a dedicated pioneer of the occult, making Todd and Fellkirk bitter and dangerous rivals as they are drawn toward the edge of an abyss. And in the chasm that looms before them waits an evil beyond imagination. . . .
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Praise for Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
“[Yarbro’s novels] are unsurpassed in their insight into the human condition and their unique brand of terror.” —Charles L. Grant
“Quinn Yarbro is one of our finest writers and craftspersons.” —Peter Straub
“A versatile and distinctive talent . . . Yarbro has a fine way with the wicked and a clean, terse style.” —Kirkus Reviews
About the author
Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
Chelsea Q. Yarbro is the first woman to be named a Living Legend by the International Horror Guild and is one of only two women ever to be named as Grand Master of the World Horror Convention (2003). In 1995, Yarbro was the only novelist guest of the Romanian government for the First World Dracula Congress, sponsored by the Transylvanian Society of Dracula, the Romanian Bureau of Tourism, and the Romanian Ministry of Culture. Yarbro is best known as the creator of the heroic vampire the Count Saint‑Germain. With her creation of Saint‑Germain, she delved into history and vampiric literature and subverted the standard myth to invent the first vampire who was more honorable, humane, and heroic than most of the humans around him. She fully meshed the vampire with romance and accurately detailed historical fiction, and filtered it through a feminist perspective that made both the giving of sustenance and its taking of equal erotic potency. A professional writer since 1968, Yarbro has worked in a wide variety of genres, from science fiction to Westerns, from young adult adventure to historical horror. A skeptical occultist for forty years, Yarbro has studied everything from alchemy to zoomancy, and in the late 1970s worked occasionally as a professional tarot card reader and palmist at the Magic Cellar in San Francisco.