DARKE LONDON, my new historical/supernatural romance comes out next month! Picture Victorian London with its fogs and mists, its cast of shady characters, its broody, restless atmosphere. Throw in a young doctor searching for the truth about his birth and a young woman brutally assaulted who must learn to trust and love again. Add a dash of the supernatural and a vicious villain, and you have book one of Uncanny Chronicles.
I'm finding it a bit difficult to describe my new book. It's not a straight historical, but it's not a full-on paranormal either. It's a little bit in between with a touch of steampunk to boot.
Here is the wonderfully broody cover:
The only way to save her life is to resurrect the dead…
Julian Darke was only a newborn when he was abandoned on the doorstep of a gentleman doctor. Though raised with love, he is driven to discover his true origins.
Convinced Sir Thaddeus Ormond knows something, Julian shadows him one night—and is shocked to see a young woman thrown from Ormond’s carriage and accosted by a thug. Julian manages to save her life, but not her face and hands from horrific injuries.
Nellie Barchester doesn’t recognize the scarred, disfigured stranger in the mirror. Though the gifted doctor and engineer has done his best to repair the damage, scars ravage her body, and chill her soul with the realization that her own husband may have plotted her death.
Julian’s tenderness is a balm to her soul, and Nellie is drawn to the edge of passion by a man not repelled by her deformities. But as their pursuit of the truth draws them into London’s underbelly, they cross the path of a ruthless enemy who will stop at nothing to fulfill his schemes.
Warning: Can a brilliant but troubled doctor find happiness with a woman scarred both inside and out? A hint of the supernatural plus a night of passion spice up this Uncanny Chronicle.
If you'd like to pre-order a copy, you can do so at Amazon, Barnes&Noble, iTunes, or Amazon UK.