Coming February 28, 2017 from Venus Ascending, The Beguiler by Suzanne Jackson.
Rebecca Vasteer has a dangerous secret: she’s a witch.
Men known as Rangers capture witches and hand them over to the public hangman to be hanged or burned, according to the law. Or so most people believe. But a secret branch of the Ranger organization conducts an illegal traffic, selling the most talented witches as slaves to wealthy families.
Betrayed by her brother, Rebecca flees her village, only to fall into the hands of Nicholas Jarrett — witch trader, failed Ranger. At his country estate, he teaches her a new form of magic, less easy to detect. But his motives are far from pure. Once Rebecca completes her training she’ll be sold: profit for Nicholas and money for the Rangers.
But when Rebecca shows an unexpected talent for Beguiling, Nicholas feels his power over her — and over his own feelings — slipping away.
And his growing attraction for her, and Rebecca’s for him, may destroy them both.
Suzanne Jackson has written a darkly enchanting tale in the tradition of Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, and other classics of gothic romance. In February 2017, prepare to be beguiled!