Never trust a dread magician…
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The party had long ago broken up. The clock struck half-past twelve. There was left in the room only the master of the house and Sergei Nikolaevitch and Vladimir Petrovitch. The master of the house rang and ordered the remains of the supper to be cleared away. ‘And so it’s settled,’ he observed, sitting back farther in his easy-chair and lighting…
Or so it was said. But Lady Verity Crispell needed to do just that. As the proprietor of Crispell & Crispell, Private Protections for the Genteel, her line of work unfortunately put in her in harm’s way with tedious regularity. The only solution to a troublesome mess involving an ancient Egyptian cult was to hire a dread magician to murder her. Preferably before teatime.
A faked murder needed a subtle touch and precision timing. The dread magician Silas Fyrelight possessed none of those qualities. He did, however, know his business when it came to the nefarious arts. His kiss was also quite devastating. He’s set his sights on seducing Verity, and worst of all, she’s finding it nearly impossible to say no.
Verity made it a rule never to mix business with pleasure. But Silas wasn’t good at obeying the rules. With her heart on the line and her life in his hands, can she trust the dread magician at all?
Please note: this sexy steampunk romance contains scenes of passionate entanglements and haywire magic. It is recommended for adult audiences.