For the Countess of Caithmore, a life of wealth has led to misery. Abandoned by her husband and widely accused of being nothing more than a porcelain doll without passion or intelligence, she has ventured into dangerous territory and commissioned the help of the most famous inventor in New Europa for a scandalous project.
In the depths of his laboratory, she will submit herself to a custom-built machine that will determine the extent of her coldness once and for all. The answer she craves carries a hidden risk, however, and the man whose invention has proven her ability to feel passion may not accept the role of lover-by-proxy for long.
The first in the Fantasies of New Europa series, The Inventor, debuts a collection of novellas set at the beginning of a lush and adventurous era in a world limited only by imagination. Amid the golden hue of gaslights and the clatter of horse-drawn coaches, the series follows a generation of dreamers and explorers that will find each other through separate twists of fate. They will brave impossible odds, solve the exotic mysteries of their time and navigate the sensual desires of the human heart. Novellas in this series vary in mood and sexual content rating, depending on the characters and the adventure at hand. Please check the condensed description at the top of the Product Description to ensure the novella you are interested in matches your taste. While there is a subtle series plot arc, these are stand-alone stories and may be read as such.