The book's set in New Amsterdam, a city that blends the NYC landscape, Chicago's political machine, and Gotham's darkness. Murder, mayhem, intrigue, and intimacy are the stock in trade on these city streets, and rarely is anything exactly what it seems.
Winter's Knight doesn't fit neatly into one specific genre box. It's action-murder-mystery, blended with a touch of BDSM, mobster mayhem, and an unconventional romance. We've got an assault team, chains and paddles, and bodies to be avenged. It's been compared to comic books and graphic novels, and we hope it'll appeal to anyone who, as the dedication says, likes their beautiful men to kick ass.
Lucian Gray first appeared in Hearts Under Fire, and he is the son of the corrupt city mayor. Lucian has created his own power base to combat his father and cronies, and is doing his level best to clean up the city.
Lucian has also grown up with Shea Ollivander, his best friend and keenest rival since they were six years old. Shea's been out and loud about being gay since his teens, and he has a huge, supportive family who welcomed Lucian with open arms.
And thank goodness they did, as something needed to soften Lucian's edges. He grew up eating political power plays for breakfast. Everything is a game to be played or a triumph to be had. Lucian's bedded dozens of women, met and schmoozed hundreds of people, and played nice to his father's face, all in the name of his power base.
After seeing Clark find Daniel in HUF, however, Lucian realizes after all the years of strategy and struggle that he might have to make his move for his one chance at the love of his life. He just has to figure out a way to con Shea into going out with him... A task that is far harder than garnering public favors from well-connected mobsters, as Shea's got a brain to rival Lucian's, and Shea knows all Lucian's secrets.
Meanwhile, Lucian is also chasing a series of murders that are getting covered up by his father's people, and when the romance runs headlong into the mystery, Lucian's life gets complicated even by his standards.
You can find the book here at the publisher's or on Amazon, which has a print version as well as the ebook.
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Kelly Wyre & H.J. Raine
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