Beneath the Surface of Victorian Life Lies a Very Different World...
Hated and feared by the upper classes, the Illuminists guard their secrets with their lives. Janette Aston's insatiable quest for answers brings her to their locked golden doors, where she encounters the most formidable man she's ever met.
Darius Lawley's job is to eliminate would–be infiltrators, but even he may be no match for Janette's cunning and charm...
Praise for Highland Heat:
"Dramatic and vivid...Scorching love scenes threaten to set the sheets aflame."—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
"[The characters] fight just as passionately as they love while intrigue abounds and readers turn the pages faster and faster!"—RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars
Steamy sexual tension and secret societies fuse together in Wine s electrifying first steampunk romance. Janette Aston is fascinated by all things scientific, and couldn t care less that her thirst for knowledge is regarded as unladylike by Victorian society. Enthralled by the Illuminists, a group of individuals committed to scientific discovery, she sneaks into their headquarters and is caught by Darius Lawley, an Illuminist Guardian. The attraction between the two is instant and magnetic. When the Illuminists realize Janette is a rare Pure Spirit who can harness the power of crystals, she s targeted by a rival society, the Helikeians. It s up to Darius to protect her for the sake of science and love. The pages spark with manners and mayhem. Wine (Unexpected Pleasures) has created a world readers will want to return to, especially after a conclusion that leaves many questions unanswered.