Magic first came to Bethany Hayes in a flash of green light, intense pain, and blinding fear. With the dark witch who wanted her dead now vanquished, she’s learning how to wield her own considerable powers with the help of the former gladiator once tasked with killing her. While their alliance is unconventional, to have any chance of helping a friend in need, she must trust Lucius despite the man he used to be.
Had it not been for Bethany, Lucius Sempronius Asper would still be bound by a dark witch’s curse and forced to assassinate anyone she deemed a threat. Now mortal but free after centuries of servitude, he's loyal only to the woman who saved him. But as strange attacks plague New Orleans, Beth's unpredictable magic could prove more dangerous to Lucius than any mysterious evil tormenting her beloved city.
The Big Easy won’t reveal her secrets without a fight. Can Beth confront what’s hiding in the shadows without losing herself to the darkness within?
Publisher's Note: Crescent City Arcana is an Urban Fantasy series intended for readers over 18. Infernal Embrace contains violence and adult language.
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Rachel Chanticleer is a writer who sees beauty in darkness, and can find a love story where you'd least expect it. Her stories often feature worlds where the paranormal hides just out of view—until it's time to turn the lives of her characters upside down. Rachel lives in a former steel town along the East Coast's revitalized Rust Belt.