The Hornet Slayer

The Hornet Slayer

by F.J. Wilson

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Will a forbidden love on the fringes of society stand the test of time?

“The music was working its magic in the hot afternoon and she moved to the slow beat of its wonderfully flowing rhythm. She could feel the insane heat in his eyes without turning around. He stood, cupped her breasts and gently ran his hands over and under the swell of them, weighing them in his hands, surprised at the heaviness. She laid her head back against him and her hair fell across his chest. Drew’s erection was almost painful. Oh dear sweet Jesus, so this was why Adam was thrown out of Eden, what a ride that must’ve been”.

Drew Down, an accomplished son of a rich Kentucky planter, is destined to be the richest man in America; however, his life-long love for Daisy, a young, beautiful slave on his grandparent’s plantation, threatens to unravel their world and destroy their families. In this sweeping saga beginning with his lessons with beautiful Celeste in the house of her grandmother, Celestine, the Civil War, the collapse of King Cotton, and exiles to Europe, two lovers struggle to be true to their hearts despite society’s disapproval.

Drew is the courageous hornet slayer who uses his wealth and power to fight social and legal dragons, but Daisy is the calming force who captures the slayer’s heart with kindness and fights to secure her family’s place in what will become the melting pot of America.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940016242293
Publisher: Chances Press, LLC
Publication date: 03/16/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 438 KB

About the Author

F.J. Wilson is also the author of "Celestine: The House on rue du Maine." For more on F.J. Wilson, please visit

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DiiMI More than 1 year ago
Learning the art of loving, being loved and making love from the New Orleans establishment of Celestine DuBois, (Celestine: The House on Rue du Maine) has been passed down through the generations. Once a young man in the thrall of Celestine, Andrew Down has long since gone home to Kentucky to become a successful businessman, loving husband, passionate lover and kind slave owner. He is now ready to send his grandson to New Orleans to master the art under the skillful hands of Celestine’s descendants in this sequel, The Hornet Slayer, by gifted author F. J. Wilson. Drew has fumbled his attempt to seduce young Daisy, rather comically and his grandfather knows what he needs! Young Drew learns well, but his heart belongs to only one woman and their love is forbidden because she is a beautiful young slave. Daisy and Drew grew up together, forming a bond that runs soul deep, but to be together is not only illegal, but dangerous for them both. They are forced apart through distance, misunderstandings and the brutality of an era filled with archaic ideas, and finally, a war that divides the nation. They share one night together, blocking out everything and everyone around them and Drew vows they will marry openly someday. Drew becomes one of the wealthiest and most powerful men in the country, through both his keen business sense and ingrained sense of honor, all the while dreaming of a world where he can openly honor his love for Daisy. Daisy is a force to be reckoned with, especially as a former slave, as she travels to Europe, receives an education that will provide her the opportunity to support both herself and her young daughter when she returns to a land torn by the war. The years pass, but do not diminish their feelings, distance and deceit are now their greatest enemies, because Daisy fears Drew could never love the child he knows nothing about. Are they destined to lives apart? Is their love to remain a painful secret, known only to those closest to them? F. J. Wilson has, once again, woven a beautiful tapestry of love in an emotionally charged backdrop of nineteenth century America, in and around one of its most turbulent and ugly times. Erotic at times, the passions of this character-driven novel breathes life into the hearts of each player, becoming a necessary strand throughout this story of love against the odds. With touches of humor sprinkled about, Ms. Wilson has brought her well-crafted tale to even higher levels of enjoyment! Old characters are revisited, new characters are introduced and the atmosphere of the Old South lives on as the reader is transported through time with great care and love. I want to thank author F. J. Wilson for sharing this amazing novel with me!