As a young and injured sailor, Thomas Lynne was rescued by the faery queen Tatiana, to serve as her knight and sometimes lover. Now his queen has asked him to seduce the innocent Jane DeWitte, attendant to the very pregnant Duchess of Kent so the fae can gain entrance into Kensington Palace.
Tatiana wants to take the infant, predicted to be the future Queen of England, and the one who will defeat the fae for all time. Thomas, ever her majesty’s servant, approaches his assignment with relish, as Lady Jane is easy on the eyes, but the seducer is himself seduced by Jane’s warm heart. Does he betray his queen — or his heart — to finish his assignment? (HEAT, Jul., 336 pp., $15.00)