SEDUCING THE SORCERER – a new fantasy m/m romance by the author of SALT MAGIC, SKIN MAGIC and MENDED WITH GOLD.
Release date: 23 September 2021
Length: 100,000 words
Genre: fantasy m/m romance
Ebook available for preorder now from: Amazon, kobo, Barnes & Noble, Nook and other good bookshops
Cover art: Tiferet Design - M/M book covers
Editing: May Peterson, May Peterson Books – Books, blogging, and editorial
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Homeless and jobless, Fenn Todd has nearly run out of hope. All he has left is his longing for horses and the strength of his own two hands. But when he’s cheated into accepting a very ugly sackcloth horse, he’s catapulted into a world of magic, politics and desire.
Fenn’s invited to stay at the black tower, home of the most terrifying man in the realm: Morgrim, the court sorcerer. Morgrim has a reputation as a scheming villain, but he seems surprisingly charming—and sexy—and Fenn falls hard for him.
However, nothing is as it seems and everyone at the tower is lying about something. Beset by evil hexes, violent political intrigue and a horse that eats eiderdowns, Fenn must make the hardest choices of his life.
Can a plain man like Fenn ever find true love with a scheming sorcerer?
Content warnings: graphic sex scenes including consensual rough sex/spanking/humiliation; kidnapping (named character is tied up and gagged); gun violence (gun is held to a named character’s head); death by crushing (non-named character); mention of suicide.
Author’s note: Seducing the Sorcerer is written from the point of view of a hero whose grammar isn’t perfect. These are not errors in the text but deliberate style choices. Thank you!
“Seducing the Sorcerer is a book that wears its heart on its sleeve, and I loved every minute of it. Beyond being a beautifully written romance, this is a story about kindness, compassion, and what we owe one another as human beings, that will stay with you long after the last page. Outstanding.” - Jordan L. Hawk, author of the Whyborne& Griffin series.
“If you're looking for fainting pretty boys, this book is not for you. Fenn and Morgrim are grown men: worn, world weary, stronger than they know, and scared to reach for what they want—for a while. The world is tangible, often beautiful, the story complex and engrossing, by turns dark, gritty, humorous, tragic, and rough. It's the kind of story that stays with you after you've devoured the final page.” -Lynn Flewelling, author of the Nightrunner Series and the Tamír Triad.
“Seducing the Sorcerer is tender, sharp, and funny all at once. I was immediately drawn into the magical world that Lee Welch deftly creates and happily stayed up well into the night reading.” – Cat Sebastian, author of The Queer Principles of Kit Webb and the Seducing the Sedgwicks series.
“Seducing the Sorcerer is a classic ‘grumpy one falls for…extremely grumpy one’ romance, featuring two middle-aged cynics who might just be each other’s sunshine. Throw in some magical mysteries, a gothic tower, and a healthy dose of skullduggery. Add libraries, kittens and magical horses. It all adds up to a bracing hug of a book that’s full of heart.” – Dr Sam Hirst, Romancing the Gothic.
4 out of 5 (very good)
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Fenn is a homeless drunk that has no job is wondering around trying to find his next meal when he stumbles on a farm and asks if they need any jobs doing that is when his life takes a strange turn of events.
The style this book has been written is very detailed and interesting. It is so poetic and beautiful in some places and in others its a bit cut to the core say how it is and no more. I suppose its like the 2 main characters Fenn and Morgrim have actually written it.
I loved the story of the relationship growing between Fenn and Morgrim it certainly isn't for the faint hearted. It's rather steamy when it comes to the sex scenes in my opinion. Not a lot of violence but there doesn't need to be.
I love the way that both the main characters learn from each other, fenn is prepared to learn and listen about magic and where it comes from, Worple horses and their history, Morgrim learns how to trust, feel and let somebody in also how to be himself which when you find that someone you have a connection with is fantastic
I would really like to read more of this style and will definitely recommend it for reading
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* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. *
Lee Welch lives on top of a hill in the windiest city in the world, Wellington, New Zealand. She shares the house with her partner, two kids, two cats, a dog and quite a lot of spiders.Lee studied ancient history at Auckland University and creative writing at Birkbeck, University of London. By day, she works as an editor and business communications adviser for a large government department. By night, she writes escapist romances, usually with magic in them.