I am proud to present to you my recently completed work, a paranormal romance, Secrets of the Gentleman Thief. The 98,300 word manuscript is one of four novels I have been working on over the last year. All four novels take place in the middle 1800’s and in or near an imaginary place, the Dark Forest. Though the main characters in each book are different, some of the supporting characters, the fairies of the Dark Forest, are the same.
Haunted by a traumatic event in her childhood that is locked away in the deepest recesses of her mind, Alisa Fenton embarks on a quest to find her missing brother. She seeks out a clairvoyant who warns her that a dark stranger is searching for her who could be her salvation or bring about her ruin. While on her quest, Alisa also must struggle with the devastating illness she hides from her peers who already shun her because of an incident in her past.
Her dark stranger, an undercover agent for the crown, who has many secrets of his own to hide, is also looking for Alisa’s brother though for very different reasons.
Despite their mutual distrust, the two are forced to travel and work together. Even the startling physical attraction that they both feel and fight against won’t assuage their suspicious minds. Silencing anyone connected to the missing brother, a murderer closes in forcing them to flee and go into hiding. Passion erupts in seclusion, but will it be powerful enough to overcome their mistrust of one another?
Please allow me to thank you in advance for your time and consideration.