A Most Unusual Courtship, published by Dreamspinner Press, is available here.
Gerald Smithson, master leathersmith, has ample reason to distrust mages. He doesn’t take their commissions and steers clear of them wherever possible. When Lord Leo Harris tries to hire him, Gerald sends the mage packing. Unfortunately, the simple act of Leo entering his shop brings Gerald to the attention of a Dark mage who kidnaps him as a chance to get to Leo. Now Leo must not only rescue Gerald, but find a way to win his heart. It will be an unusual courtship, to say the least.
Welcome to The Shadowedge of San Francisco, a reality that stands alongside the human plane, but only accessed by those with magical power. It holds vampires, fae, witches, weres of all kind, and more; some good, some evil.
The Arbiter is always neutral and human, an outsider whose power forces Others to tell the truth. Cecily Madden has only been Arbiter for three years, but she’s one of the strongest in centuries. No one knows why, but she’ll use that power to keep order and protect the innocent.
When Others turn up mummified, Cecily pokes her nose where it doesn’t belong just like she always does. If she doesn’t stop the killer, the truce between races will end in bloodshed and that’s not good for anyone, least of all humans.
When human girls get kidnapped, the clues point to an evil cult that hasn’t been seen in decades. Cecily and Justin race to find the girls before they can be sacrificed to bring back a god that wants to destroy the world.
When Cecily gets dosed with a love potion, all’s fair in love and war in the Shadowedge… literally, with a banshee and a witch both out for her blood.