Author Laurence Raphael Brothers
About the Author
Laurence Raphael Brothers is a writer and technologist with five patents and a background in AI R&D. He has published over 25 short stories in such magazines as Nature, PodCastle, the New Haven Review, and Galaxy's Edge. His WWI-era fantasy novel Twilight Patrol is currently available from Alban Lake Publishing. For more of his work, visit his website at https://laurencebrothers.com, and follow him on twitter: @lbrothers, for updates and announcements.
City of Magic and Desire
Author: Laurence Raphael Brothers
Genre: Paranormal Horror/Suspense
Release Date to be determined
Prague, 1672. Franz Theophrastus is the son of the most powerful demon-summoner in the fabled City of Magic. But he's a caged bird with clipped wings, given no allowance, taught no sorcery, and treated with calculated contempt by his father and their servants alike.
Everything changes when Franz is given control of the beautiful demon Nehemoth on his birthday. Even knowing the gift is a concealed act of cruelty, Franz can't help but fall for the only person ever to show him affection. Nehemoth, bound by sorcery, has been secretly commanded to toy with Franz's feelings before breaking his heart. But hardened as they are to coerced service, the demon likewise can't resist falling for Franz; he's the most virtuous and loving human Nehemoth has ever encountered. Together the lovers are caught in a web of intrigue spun among Prague's sorcerers, who are contending for the ultimate prize, control of the Holy Roman Empire. The two have only a day to explore the greatest city in all of Europe and find a measure of freedom; Franz's future and Nehemoth's very existence are at stake.