This week Morgan and Whitney take a bite out of The Seduction of Phaeton Black, a steampunk story from author Jillian Stone. In this tale of love, lust and paranormal adventure, a detective on the hunt for a mysterious supernatural killer and an orphaned woman seeking justice for her recently deceased father will join forces, but will this unusual couple be able to find the right balance between work and pleasure?
Morgan: Before we start discussing this book, I feel like we need to get on the same page about character Phaeton Black. Hero or anti-hero?
Whitney: Hero. Sure he is a little … unusual, but that doesn’t mean that he isn’t still able to make the heroine’s heart flutter.
Morgan: Her heart and the “hearts” of many other ladies (and I’m using that term loosely). I say this rogue is a total anti-hero.
Whitney: Make your case.
Morgan: Point one: He sees specters and not the nice ones. His connection to the paranormal makes it nearly impossible to even be in normal society.