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A lord in danger. A magician in turmoil. A snowball in hell.

A Charm of Magpies, Book 1

Exiled to China for twenty years, Lucien Vaudrey never planned to return to England. But with the mysterious deaths of his father and brother, it seems the new Lord Crane has inherited an earldom. He’s also inherited his family’s enemies. He needs magical assistance, fast. He doesn’t expect it to turn up angry.

Magician Stephen Day has good reason to hate Crane’s family. Unfortunately, it’s his job to deal with supernatural threats. Besides, the earl is unlike any aristocrat he’s ever met, with the tattoos, the attitude…and the way Crane seems determined to get him into bed. That’s definitely unusual.

Soon Stephen is falling hard for the worst possible man, at the worst possible time. But Crane’s dangerous appeal isn’t the only thing rendering Stephen powerless. Evil pervades the house, a web of plots is closing round Crane, and if Stephen can’t find a way through it—they’re both going to die.

Warning: Contains hot m/m sex between a deeply inappropriate earl and a very confused magician, dark plots in a magical version of Victorian England, family values (not the good kind), and a lot of swearing.

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    Lucien & Stephen

    La série est géniale. Romance, roman historique, fantasie, tout y est. Les personnages sont en plus très attachants. A lire absolument.

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    I really liked this book! It's exciting, and it got me to engage myself in the main characters - some I loved, others I couldn't stand. In addition to the plot itself being intriguing, the sexual tension between the main characters is very interesting. I love this kind of fantasy - it's not like the typical teenager books with either just vampires, werewolves or dragons. This book feels somehow more "credible", the magic is more "down to earth" without needing any flamboyant effects.

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