Two delightfully dark tales of Gothic romance from Elizabeth Hunter and Grace Draven.
BENEATH A WANING MOON
In A VERY PROPER MONSTER, Josephine Shaw spends long nights filling the pages of her Gothic stories with the fantastic and the macabre, unaware that the suitor her father has arranged is one of the dark creatures she’s always dreamed. For Tom Dargin, courting an ailing spinster was only one duty in a long life of service to his sire. But after he meets the curious Miss Shaw, will Tom become the seducer or the seduced? Can a love fated to end in tragedy survive a looming grave?
In GASLIGHT HADES, Nathaniel Gordon walks two worlds—that of the living and the dead. Barely human, he’s earned the reputation of a Bonekeeper, the scourge of grave robbers. He believes his old life over, until one dreary burial he meets the woman he once loved and almost married. Lenore Kenward stands at her father’s grave, begging the protection of the mysterious guardian, not knowing he is her lost love. Resolved to keep his distance, Nathaniel is forced to abandon his plan and accompany Lenore on a journey into the mouth of Hell where sea meets sky, and the abominations that exist beyond its barrier wait to destroy them.
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Our little novella duo has already garnered quite a bit of attention. Here’s just a few of the reviews that have posted:
“She wrote A PARANORMAL HISTORICAL ROMANCE. Don’t worry, I didn’t faint. There may have been swooning. I will not lie, Elizabeth Hunter is a chuckaboo of mine, but that doesn’t mean I’d review it if I thought it was not up to dick. However, this novella, this snippet, is up to a lot of dicks. Like, a passel of dicks. (Wait…I can come up with a better collective noun)..a Nixon of dicks.”
(Cat Bowen created a cocktail recipe to go with her review of A Very Proper Monster, and I’m fairly sure she drank the evidence, leading to gratuitous use of Victorian slang. YOU’VE BEEN WARNED.)
“The chemistry between these two characters was fantastic. I was laughing in some places and crying in others.”
“I found this review ridiculously difficult to finish. I’m not sure why. Perhaps, like the book, I didn’t want it to end. It was too short (which is how I feel about most of the wonderful things I read) although it really was the perfect length for the story.”