"Just when we think our nightmares are over, the Society has invented a new horror. Around every corner a shadow, behind every whisper a demon. If we don't end what the devils began, we will die haunted..."
The Magic Most Foul saga takes a deadly turn as The Master’s Society unveils its next ungodly avenue of paranormal experimentation. First, souls were split from bodies. Then the dead were reanimated. Now, a mind-altering chemical has been unleashed in Manhattan. Demonic trauma and terror escalates for the dashing Lord Denbury and brave, feisty Miss Natalie Stewart. Together with their stalwart friends and unlikely heroes, they take the fight directly to the Denbury estate, where a collective evil has awakened. But are Natalie and Jonathon prepared for all the sacrifices that shall be asked of them? With their very lives and the sanctity of their mortal souls at stake, these lovers are past the point of no return...
"Natalie, what is it?" Jonathon asked, staring at me with those eviscerating blue eyes of his. I opened my mouth but no sound came out. Damn my unpredictable, inconstant voice.
For the past many months now, I'd been pummeled by one strange event after another, pulled into the center of a paranormal whirlpool. At least in this case, we had an inkling, some sense of the next onslaught. Still, a foreshadow was hardly a comfort. We couldn't have guessed the scope.
Now it wasn't just myself or Jonathon Whitby, Lord Denbury in danger, with the occasional collateral victim. Now it was a crowd. I knew the Association. I adored them. They weren't hooligans or criminals, they were gentle souls, artistic and individual. Overdramatic, yes, but a threat? Hardly. This maligning was the work of The Master's Society, turning lambs into lions in ungodly experiments, leaving them for fodder in sensational, indelicate journalism. It could only get worse. Exponentially worse.
"It's begun," I finally managed to reply quietly, sliding the paper across the lacquered console table behind the sofa toward Jonathon's reach. "Another phase. They've gone after the Association. And the papers will vilify those poor dears, every last one of them. Jonathon, the demons won't give up..."
About this author
Author, actress and playwright, Leanna grew up in rural Ohio, graduated with a BFA in Theatre, a focus in the Victorian Era and a scholarship to study in London. She adapted 19th Century literature for the stage and her one-act plays have been produced around the country. She is a 4 time Prism Award winner for excellence in Futuristic, Fantasy, or Paranormal Romance. Her debut novel, The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker, first in the "Strangely Beautiful" saga of Gothic Victorian Fantasy novels (Barnes & Noble Bestseller) won two 2010 Prism Awards (Best Fantasy, Best First Book) and is currently in development as a musical theatre production. This currently out-of-print series will reissue in new, revised editions in 2014 from Tor/Macmillan. DARKER STILL: A Novel of Magic Most Foul, begins a Gothic paranormal saga set in 1880 New York City, named an INDIE NEXT title; a recommended buy by the American Book Association and a Scholastic book fairs "Highly Recommended" title. The sequel, THE TWISTED TRAGEDY OF MISS NATALIE STEWART released to acclaim and in the manner of the Victorians she writes about she serialized nearly all of the finale, THE DOUBLE LIFE OF INCORPORATE THINGS, on her blog, she and her editorial team were often just a few chapters ahead of her audience. Her next Gaslamp Fantasy saga for Tor/Macmillan, THE ETERNA FILES, releases in 2014 along with the Strangely Beautiful re-issues. Her short fiction has been included in anthologies such as WILLFUL IMPROPRIETY, in QUEEN VICTORIA'S BOOK OF SPELLS (Tor), a Kirkus best book of 2013, and the forthcoming MAMMOTH BOOK OF GASLAMP ROMANCE. All her Victorian-set series feature crossover characters.
Leanna is a proud member of member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and the International Thriller Writers. She is a proud co-founder of Lady Jane's Salon Reading Series in New York City. A member of Actors Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA, Leanna works often in television and film on shows like Boardwalk Empire. Active in Harry Potter fandom, answers to the name Lady Malfoy. When not on deadline or on set, she loves a good Goth club, wandering graveyards and visiting Family in Salem. She resides in NYC with her husband and their beloved rescued lab rabbit.
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MAGIC MOST FOUL SERIES
Book 1 Book 2 Book 3