ARC: Her Ladyship's Curse (Disenchanted & Co., Part I) by Lynn Viehl
Aug 11, 2013
Disenchanted & Co., Part I
In a steampunk version of America that lost the Revolutionary War, Charmian (Kit) Kittredge makes her living investigating magic crimes and exposing the frauds behind them. While Kit tries to avoid the nobs of high society, as the proprietor of Disenchanted & Co. she follows mysteries wherever they lead.
Lady Diana Walsh calls on Kit to investigate and dispel the curse she believes responsible for carving hateful words into her own flesh as she sleeps. While Kit doesn’t believe in magic herself, she can’t refuse to help a woman subjected nightly to such vicious assaults. As Kit investigates the Walsh family, she becomes convinced that the attacks on Diana are part of a larger, more ominous plot—one that may involve the lady’s obnoxious husband.
Sleuthing in the city of Rumsen is difficult enough, but soon Kit must also skirt the unwanted attentions of nefarious deathmage Lucien Dredmore and the unwelcome scrutiny of police Chief Inspector Thomas Doyle. Unwilling to surrender to either man’s passion for her, Kit struggles to remain independent as she draws closer to the heart of the mystery. Yet as she learns the truth behind her ladyship’s curse, Kit also uncovers a massive conspiracy that promises to ruin her life—and turn Rumsen into a s supernatural battleground from which no one will escape alive.
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The BOMB! Her Ladyship's Curse by Lynn Viehl is the perfect blend of culture, art, style, passion, and fantasy, all wrapped around an amazing story! From the very beginning readers will be intrigued by the bold Charmian (Kit) Kittredge and her cases! Once a dark and foreboding male arrives on the scene in the form of Lucien Dredmore, it kicks this story into overdrive. Lucien will have you swooning in no time, and asking yourself if he can be trusted. This wonderful story is an adventure where readers will be asking themselves if magic is real or if it is only a ploy. Kit will find the answers and uncover new and disturbing facts about who she really is. This book will leave you breathless for more, on the edge of your seat, marking the calendar for the next part of the story. A must read for steampunk lovers and fans of the ever talented Lynn Viehl. I'm dying to read more!