The Fire in the Glass: The Charismatics Book 1

It’s time to go to war with fate.

London, 1914. Lily’s visions could stop a killer… if she’ll trust a reclusive aristocrat with her darkest secret.

A monster stalks the gaslit streets of Edwardian London, draining the blood of the city’s mediums. Lily Albright knows who’s next.

Lily is plagued by visions of the future she can never change. When a mysterious fiend threatens someone she loves, she’s determined this time will be different.

But she can’t do it alone. To save a life, Lily must reveal her darkest secrets to someone she has little reason to trust—the reclusive Lord Strangford, a man haunted by his own unusual powers.

From the glittering galleries of Bond Street to the rookeries of Southwark, Lily and Strangford plunge into a dark conspiracy that lies at the heart of England’s rising eugenics movement. To thwart it, Lily must face a past rife with betrayal—and embrace the power she has spent her entire life trying to escape.

The Charismatics is a gripping historical fantasy series is perfect for those who love supernatural suspense and slow-burn romance.

Content warning for The Fire in the Glass:

Contains alcohol use, drug use, absent parent, blood, graphic injuries, murder, abduction, medical procedures, needles, anti-Semitic/sexist remarks, violent fights.

References to sexual assault, prostitution, eugenics, death of a parent.

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Praise for The Fire in the Glass

“Fantastic storytelling, exacting research, and scathing social commentary-with a satisfying dash of magic and mystery.”

– Olivia Atwater, author of Half a Soul

“If you like your historical fiction mysteries with a little supernatural flair to them, I highly recommend you read this book.”

Nerd Girl Loves Books

“I simply didn’t want to put this book down, and completely lost track of time while reading.”

The Book Worm’s Feast

“We aren’t lighting up the countryside with pyres or pinning people to crosses in 1914, but what you and I do is still dangerous. People are as likely to fear it now as they were then. They just have different weapons at their disposal.”

~ Lord Strangford

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