"The Gauntlet" is a short story connected to the New York Times bestselling Cassandra Palmer and Dorina Basarab series of urban fantasy novels. It features Kit Marlowe in a supernatural thriller set in Elizabethan England. First published in the Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance 2, it is now being offered as a free ebook. The sequel is "The Queen's Witch."
Karen Chance 7/10
Y. The Gauntlet
Free iBook Novella
Enjoyable short story that starts with witches gagged and imprisoned by the magic users of the Silver Circle. A vampire chooses Gillian to help him in an investigation, and when she helps a weakened old woman to get her gag out, the old witch passes on the leadership powers to Gillian. In the big break out attempt she thinks she's going to die, and makes a deal with the vampire to help each other.
Like anything written by Karen Chance this was great. hope that there are more. Can't get enough of this author.