Title: Light Fantastique
At the Théâtre Bohème, danger decides who takes the final curtain call.
Hailed as the most talented actress of her generation, Marie St. Jean has something more to her ability than mere talent. She loses a bit of her soul to each role. When the ghostly spirit of the theatre promises her an easy fix, she’s tempted by the chance to finally live a normal life.
Unfortunately, the man she’s drawn to is the last one to settle for normal. But with the Prussians surrounding Paris, there’s no escaping that temptation, either.
Violinist Johann Bledsoe thought he’d left his disgrace in England, but a murder outside the Théâtre Bohème makes him wonder if he’s been exposed. Another reason not to stick around once the siege ends, even if Marie fascinates him.
More murders, steam-powered ravens, and past and present secrets bring them closer to discovering just what lurks within the theatre, and who threatens from without. The only way to save themselves is to reveal their darkest shames—and use the Eros Element in a way that has already driven one man to the brink of madness.
Warning: Processed in a facility where wine is used as currency and dessert is a reward. If you dislike French cooking and attitudes, move along. Things are cooking in this book, and it ain’t Julia Child.
Author: Cecilia Dominic
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Eros Element
Series: Aether Psychics
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Eros Element
Published by Samhain Publishing Source: Publisher
Published: December 15, 2015
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The first of this series was my first EVER Steampunk novel. I was pretty excited when I finished it because although it wasn’t what I expected, I enjoyed it. I was hoping that I’d have the same luck with this one since it’s the second installment. Even though I wouldn’t say I LOVE it, it was quite entertaining and filled with enough “action” to keep me interested.
Marie is special. Not THAT kind of special, but she has abilities that make her special. Too bad she’s not so happy with them. When a ghost/spirit offers her a chance to “fix” her specialness, the temptation is too great.
Johann is trying to start new in Paris after his past in England has left him unsettled. Although he’s drawn to Marie, he’s very nervous about his past coming back to haunt him.
Just like in the first installment, the Eros Element makes it’s return. Still a little confused about that, but I’ll move on. In this installment, there are even more murders, secrets and tricks: even a little humor to keep things going.