390 pages ; 24 cm.
[An Arcane Society novel]
Quick, Amanda. Arcane Society novel.
Series on jacket.
Venetia Milton earns big bucks photographing the artifacts owned by the brooding Gabriel Jones, whom she also manages to seduce, but after hearing that he is dead, she is stunned when he winds up on her doorstep very much alive and afraid for his life.
[There is nothing like having a dead husband return from the grave to ruin a fine spring morning¿. In financial straits and on a sure path to spinsterhood, Venetia Milton is a Victorian-era photographer who possesses the uncanny ability to see other peoples¿ auras. When she is hired to photograph the strange artifacts in the private collection of the Arcane Society she seizes on a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to engineer her own ravishment. Her new employer -- Gabriel Jones ¿ is just as mysterious as the relics in the Society¿s museum. Not only does he have the eyes of a sorcerer, he is endowed with some unique psychic talents. After a night to remember Venetia is prepared to cherish the memories of her romantic encounter and move on, but she is shattered when, shortly after their night together, she reads of Jones¿s death in the paper. As a private tribute to her one-time lover, she adopts the name ¿Mrs. Jones¿ and the guise of a respectable widow, and embarks on a new career as a fashionable photographer in London.]