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by Marie Treanor
Category: Erotica/Erotic Fantasy/Erotic Romance
Description: A future world, devastated by a deadly virus--a dangerous attraction that defies the laws of segregation. In the forbidden zone of Edinburgh's old town, Catriona Whithorn, a privileged lawyer escaping her dull life and a depressing divorce, becomes Cat, a blues singer in a sleazy bar. When she encounters Magic, a mysterious and sexy street magician, Catriona is drawn deeper into his world, where living for the moment leads to uninhibited pleasure--and a deadly struggle for freedom. For nothing is as it seems. No stranger to illusion, Magic's carefree exterior hides a man ruthless enough to do whatever it takes to protect the only family he knows--the people of the old town. When Cat enlists his help to find her missing ex-husband, Magic takes her into his care and into his bed. But he isn't fool enough to believe she wants more than a rough tumble and won't soon return to the comfort and security of the safe zone. Yet as they uncover layers of abuse, corruption and an undeniable conspiracy of oppression--with Cat's own family at its core--she and Magic must face impossible choices that threaten to divide them forever.
eBook Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc./Scarlet Rose, 2009 Triskelion Publishing
eBookwise Release Date: August 2009
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Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [349 KB]
Reading time: 208-291 min.
After a moment, very conscious of his warm hand at her waist, she lifted her gaze from the mesmerizing shadows to the Magician's face.
"You don't say much, do you?" she challenged. At last he smiled, the sort of smile he had given her with the flowers in the High Street. Again, it caught at her breath, played havoc with the tingles in her stomach.
"Well, you don't say much yourself. Or at least not to me."
"What would you like me to say?"
"That I'm the handsomest, sexiest man you've ever met. And the best magician you've ever seen."
Her surprised laughter was breathless. "All right. You're the handsomest, sexiest man I've ever met, and the best magician."
"That's the stuff," he approved. "For what it's worth, you're the loveliest, most intriguing woman I've ever seen, and one day I hope you'll mean what you say."
She had no idea if either of them meant what they were saying. Worse, she didn't care. The music was sweet, she was Cat, who could move people with her songs, and something strong and probably wicked was attracting her powerfully to the young man holding her.
She tilted her head so that her hair swung back from her flushed cheeks. One day I hope you'll mean what you say. "What makes you think I don't?"