The Magpie Lord
- September 3, 2013
- 208 Pages
- September 2, 2014
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.
"The Magpie Lord is a witty, action-packed sexy-as-hell fantasy romance. Tattoo a magpie on my heart and keep the Stephen and Crane stories coming. I'm in lust!"
- Tiffany Reisz, international bestselling and award-winning author of The Original Sinners series (Mira Books).
"Charles begins a new gay Victoria fantasy series with this short but colorful novel [...] Sexual tension between the men is sizzling..."
- Publishers Weekly
"This combination of magic, mystery, and mayhem will have crossover appeal for fans of several genres; an exciting new voice in the paranormal world."
- Library Journal, Highly Recommended