~A Crescent City Arcana short story.~
A lethal stranger hunted Bethany Hayes down and nearly killed her. But without uttering a single word, he spared her life and vanished, turning her world upside down. Left with newfound abilities and visions of her attacker, Beth tried to make the most of this second chance.
Lucius Sempronius Asper learned to kill in the amphitheaters of ancient Rome. Enslaved and bound by the dark magic of a powerful witch, he spent centuries eradicating innocent witches at her command. Though made immortal by her enchantment, he was as good as dead inside.
All Lucius knew, what he thought he’d become, changed with Bethany. His one impulsive act of salvation linked them in ways they never could have imagined.
Will Beth be strong enough to free him, or will the hunter become the hunted?
~This short story chronicles how Beth and Lucius learned of the existence of magic, and of each other.~
About the Author
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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
What a great introduction to Ms. Chanticleer’s new Crescent City series. I just know I’m going to love both Beth and Lucius. What’s not to love about a centuries old gladiator turned witch assassin and a church raised witch who is coming into her own? Gotta say, I was expecting this to go a whole different direction so I’m especially excited to continue into the series with Infernal Embrace. Dual POV Safe No Triggers
This novella is so short, it is hard to write a review without spoilers. Suffice it that Lucius is hot, honorable, and through no fault of his own, in a bad spot. Bethany is bright, determined, and a little freaked by her paranormal abilities. Together they can be powerful. So come on Ms. Chanticleer - get on it. Where's the full length follow-up?