Amid the sumptuous backdrop of the London Season in 1905, headstrong Katherine Sinclair must join the ranks of debutantes vying for suitors. Unfortunately for Katherine, she cannot imagine anything more loathsome – or dangerous. Through her late mother’s enchanted journal, Katherine receives warning to keep hidden her otherworldly ability to perform Arcana, a magic fueled by the power of the sun. The machinations of the fashionably elite are a constant threat, but worse still are those who covet Katherine’s Arcana, seeking the power of her birthright. They could be hiding behind the façade of every suitor, even the darkly handsome Earl of Thornewood. With so much danger and suspicion, can she give her heart to the one who captivates her, or is he just another after her power?
Now available as a paperback!
“Leake weaves together a beautifully rendered historical setting, magic, and romance in this stunning debut.” —Elizabeth May, author of The Falconer
“Delightful! Leake’s debut is a charming, romantic tale that sparkles with otherworldly magic.” –Karina Sumner-Smith, author of Radiant
“The social mores of Edwardian England are deftly layered with magic, fantasy and a hearty dose of romance in this lively and enchanting debut.” Sarah Painter, author of The Language of Spells
“Arcana is a delightful romantic fantasy set in in Edwardian England. Katherine Sinclair is being pressured by her family to find a husband, even though telling the wrong person about her otherworldly ability to perform magic — inherited from her Sylvan mother — could have disastrous consequences. When Katherine finds herself wooed by two very different men, will her dead mother’s magical journal help her decide which one she should trust?” –Recommended by Jill Hendrix, store owner of Fiction Addiction in Greenville, SC
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The Order of the Eternal Sun
Available as both in both hardcover and ebook form in August 2016 from Talos Press!
Lucy Sinclair’s debut will be a parade of everything opulent Edwardian London society has to offer. Most importantly, it will be nothing like her older sister’s dangerous experience—especially if her overprotective brother-in-law, Lord Thornewood, has his way. As if screening her dance partners isn’t enough, Thornewood insists that his brother, James, train Lucy in self-defense. She wouldn’t mind so much if her treacherous mind didn’t continue to replay the kiss they once shared.
But awkward defense lessons are the least of her problems. Her arcana, a magical talent that allows her to mentally enter any scene that she draws, grows stronger by the day. Again and again Lucy is compelled to draw a portal to her mother’s realm of Sylvania—and with each stroke of her pen, she risks attracting the attention of the Order of the Eternal Sun, the sinister brotherhood that steals the power of Sylvani blood for their own dark ends.
When a bold new suitor arrives from India, Lucy can’t help but be intrigued—though her family questions his mysterious past. But as Lucy’s own suspicions grow, and the threat of the Order looms larger, Lucy will have to learn to harness her unpredictable power or risk falling under the Order’s shadow forever.