Night Fire, the first of the Night Trilogy, was first published in early 1989. I haven't rewritten it, just cleaned it up a bit and Avon Books has given it a wonderful new cover.
Areille leslie is a sixteen-year-old girl forced to wed Paisley Cochrane, a sadistic old man who abuses her. When he dies, she believes herself free. But she's not.
Burke Drummond, Earl of Ravensworth - a young man she'd worshipped three years before - is home from the wars, and he wants her. When he catches her, he's in for an appalling surprise.