The Demon of Darkling Reach [EXCERPT]

The Demon of Darkling Reach [EXCERPT]

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P.J. Fox By pjfoxwrites Completed

This is an EXCERPT!  The entire book is available for purchase on Amazon.

Peregrine Cavendish, 12th Earl of Enzie, has made a devil's bargain: he's going to sell Rowena, Isla's beautiful and innocent younger sister, to a known murderer in exchange for forgiveness of his debts. Tristan Mountbatten, the infamous Duke of Darkling Reach, has a habit of marrying such women and then disposing of them...horribly. For this and other reasons, there are rumors. That he practices the dark arts; that he's a necromancer; that he is, in fact a demon. And studying him, this notorious politician and realm builder across the table, Isla can believe it. Believe it all. Because she knows, even from that first introduction, that Tristan Mountbatten isn't human. No one else seems to have noticed the obvious, but Isla has...and is terrified. For herself, but more so for the sister she loves. The sister who's been more of a daughter, the sister for whom she'd sacrifice anything. 
  
So Isla makes a devil's bargain of her own.

High rank: 13 in Fantasy.

SabineBlackwood SabineBlackwood Nov 21, 2016
This chapter, while top-heavy with exposition, was a wonderful read, a breath of fresh air in a sea of fiction that has no time for painting a scene or immersing you in a world.  Especially romance.   I will be eager to continue to read.
PennyZee PennyZee May 26, 2016
I don't think that Rowena has caught the Duke's eye; Isla has caught his eye!
PennyZee PennyZee May 26, 2016
Of course you're  a genius! And you write incredibly well. Excellent chapter. 🙌
vadasimpson vadasimpson Jun 05, 2016
I think this first chapter was marvellous , and very well researched! Great start and it was very humorous as well!🌸
RissaWolf RissaWolf Sep 24, 2016
Ah, I was wondering when the sexism would rear its ugly head. Given the time period.
dreamshy dreamshy Dec 01, 2016
I like the story but I feel there's so much description I get so damn lost xc