The Absinthe Earl

Blackstone Publishing
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Miss Ada Quicksilver, a student of London's Lovelace Academy for Promising Young Women, is spending her holiday in Ireland to pursue her anthropological study of fairies. She visits Dublin's absinthe bars to investigate a supposed association between the bittersweet spirit and fairy sightings.

One night a handsome Irishman approaches her, introducing himself as Edward Donoghue. Edward takes absinthe to relieve his sleepwalking, and she is eager to hear whether he has experience with fairies. Instead, she discovers that he's the earl of Meath, and that he will soon visit a mysterious ruin at Newgrange on the orders of his cousin, the beautiful, half-mad Queen Isolde. On learning about Ada's area of study, he invites her to accompany him.

Ada is torn between a sensible fear of becoming entangled with the clearly troubled gentleman and her compelling desire to ease his suffering. Finally she accepts his invitation, and they arrive in time for the winter solstice. That night, the secret of Edward's affliction is revealed: he is, in fact, a lord in two worlds and can no longer suppress his shadow self.

Little does either of them realize that their blossoming friendship-and slowly kindling passion-will lead to discoveries that wrench open a door sealed for centuries, throwing them into a war that will change Ireland forever.

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About the author

Sharon Lynn Fisher, an RWA RITA Award finalist, writes stories for the geeky at heart-meaty mash-ups of sci-fi, fantasy, suspense, and romance. She lives where it rains nine months of the year and is mom to two lovely tweens, two huge dogs, two ridiculous goats, an orange cat and orange mare, and a fluctuating number of poultry.

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Blackstone Publishing
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Oct 15, 2019
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Pages
288
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ISBN
9781982573065
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English
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Fiction / Fantasy / General
Fiction / Historical / General
Fiction / Romance / General
Fiction / Romance / Historical / General
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