Summary: Meet Edward Wright: A young bachelor who leads a solitary life in London and works for Jeffery’s and Co, an American trading company. When his only close friend, Colin Berker, manage to coax him into that they should attend ‘Mr Chang’s extraordinary illusions and magic show’ at the Egyptian Hall, Edward is more than a little bit skeptical. Because‒as every enlightSummary: Meet Edward Wright: A young bachelor who leads a solitary life in London and works for Jeffery’s and Co, an American trading company. When his only close friend, Colin Berker, manage to coax him into that they should attend ‘Mr Chang’s extraordinary illusions and magic show’ at the Egyptian Hall, Edward is more than a little bit skeptical. Because‒as every enlightened gentleman in the modern world and the 19th century knows‒magic is only unscientific nonsense and does not exist, according to Edward. That was his solid and unwavering conviction, at least before the red, velvet curtains were drawn apart and the magical show begun. And after that, nothing was ever going to be the same again… An extract from the story: I backed away from him until I hit the small table with the jars and powder pots. I was cornered, and there was no other place for me to go! “You wanted to come here,” the assistant said and smiled again, clearly satisfied that he had trapped me. He leaned closer. I felt his hot breath against my neck as he whispered, “And you desire me…” I was about to deny his words frantically when feather-light fingertips trailed the side of my cheek, down my silk cravat, following the stiff material of the brocaded waistcoat, and then, slyly further down until he reached the hem of my breeches. I gasped, reacting instantly and almost uncontrollably to his touch. My eyes met his charcoal black, tilted eyes, and my final excuses and denials died on my lips. And instead of pushing him away from me as I should have, I sinfully pulled him closer and kissed him. Keywords: Secret feelings, illusions, Asian lover, black dragons, M/M erotica. About the author: Lady T. L. Jennings is a secretive writer who loves the Victorian era, afternoon tea, and small obedient dogs. She lives in Oxfordshire, England, and writes Victorian erotica and romance stories with a dash of gothic mystique by hand, usually after midnight and by candle light. She collects corsets, lovers, and books (all with various levels of success). Product details: Category: Gay Victorian Romance and Erotica Format: Kindle eBook Written and published: 2013 Length: Afternoon delight (Novelette ~8900 words) Professionally proofread and edited by: Pauline Nolet Publisher: My Secret Quill Please note: This novelette contains erotic scenes, which include the practice of gay sex and it is intended for adult readers. The story also includes love and romance between gay men. If you are offended by this, please get over it or read something else... Also by Lady T. L. Jennings: Victorian Romance and Erotica short story collections ~ Lust and Lace ~ a Victorian Romance and Erotic short story collection. Vol. I. ~ Corsets and Cravings ~ a Victorian Romance and Erotic short story collection. Vol. II. ~ Secrets and Seduction ~ a Victorian Romance and Erotic short story collection. Vol. III. Gay Victorian Romance and Erotica ~ Different Desire ~ a Gay Victorian Romance and Erotic Novelette Collection. Vol. I. ~ Complicated Affairs ~ a Gay Victorian Romance and Erotic Novella ~ Blackmail ~ a Gay Victorian Romance and Erotic Novella...
|Title||:||The Illusionist's Assistant|
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|Number of Pages||:||32 Pages|
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The Illusionist's Assistant Reviews
Read as part of Forbidden Feelings ~ a Gay Victorian Romance and Erotic Novelette Collection. Vol. II ~Very unexpected happening and ending but I actually loved it. I would be totally strange and very difficult in English society if the main character ended up with (view spoiler)[The Illusionist's Assistant (hide spoiler)].3.75 stars
Not my cuppa. Set in Victorian times, Edward and his good friend Colin who adores magic, go to a show. Edward has feelings for Colin but does nothing about it as Colin is about to engage himself to his cousin. During the magic show, where Edward is made to assist, while under a spell....he finds himself in a liaison with the assistant. Who does Edward end up with? I bet you can guess. Very short read, HEA. Edward comes across like a female in a romance novel.
I liked it however, the ending seems to be rushed. It has potential for lots of delicious conflict at the end which didn't happen. And the book is a bit trippy because. I suppose its to expected when you are dealing with an illusionist :)Was this a novel escape? Yes (7 out of 10)Would I check out other books by the author? Yes (7 out of 10)Would I buy part two in the series? no
Lady Jennings is one of my favourite serial breeches-ripper but this time she has disappointed me.Her main character comes out as weak willed and silly and the whole story is very weak in plot and mediocre in writing.