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The Illusionist’s Assistant

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Meet Edward Wright: A young bachelor who leads a solitary life in London and works for Jeffery’s and Co, an American trading company.

When his only close friend, Colin Berker, manage to coax him into attending ‘Mr Chang’s extraordinary illusions and magic show’ at the Egyptian Hall, Edward is more than a little bit sceptical. Because–as every enlightened gentleman in the modern world and the 19th century knows–magic is only unscientific nonsense and does not exist, according to Edward.

At least, that is his solid and unwavering conviction, before the red, velvet curtains were drawn apart and the magical show begun.

Because after that, nothing will ever be the same again…

Product details:

Format: ebook
Category: Victorian gay romance and erotica
Written: 2013
Length: 33 pages, 8900 words
File size: 300KB
Publisher: Independently published by
My Secret Quill

First 100 words:

“‘Witness with your own eyes the impossible as the famous illusionist Mr Chang, from the Far East, transforms ordinary objects to real, living animals!’” Colin read out loud with an animated voice.

I lowered the newspaper I was reading.
“You cannot be serious,” I concluded after a brief pause. I did, however, have a misgiving inkling of where this conversation would lead us.

“Why not?” he asked. Our eyes met across the edges of the crisp newspapers. We were sitting opposite each other in comfortable burgundy leather armchairs in the smoking room at the Madison Club for Gentlemen, as we always did on Thursday evenings.”

Tags: Secret feelings, illusions, Asian lover, black dragons, M/M erotica.

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