Title: The Hunter And The Witch
Author: Rachel Chanticleer
Series: Crescent City Arcana – #0.5
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release date: April 28, 2015
A lethal stranger hunted Bethany Hayes down and nearly killed her. But without uttering a single word, he spared her life and vanished, turning her world upside down. Left with newfound abilities and visions of her attacker, Beth tried to make the most of this second chance.
Lucius Sempronius Asper learned to kill in the amphitheaters of ancient Rome. Enslaved and bound by the dark magic of a powerful witch, he spent centuries eradicating innocent witches at her command. Though made immortal by her enchantment, he was as good as dead inside.
All Lucius knew, what he thought he’d become, changed with Bethany. His one impulsive act of salvation linked them in ways they never could have imagined.
Will Beth be strong enough to free him, or will the hunter become the hunted?
This short story chronicles how Beth and Lucius learned of the existence of magic, and of each other.
Wow, this short story packs quite a punch! I want to make it clear that although Rachel Chanticleer is my writing buddy, prior to the release of The Hunter and The Witch, I have not yet read any of her projects so rest assured that I am not being biased in my review.
I was blown away, totally exceeded my expectations. There is beauty in the way she writes; a phenomenal set of characters, great imagery presented, and an engaging plot even if it is a little short! It is a prequel for a potential series called Crescent City Arcana and it is very exciting to find out that we get to see more of Beth and Lucius in the future!
About this author
Rachel Chanticleer is a romance writer who sees beauty in darkness, and can find a love story where you’d least expect it. Her writing often features worlds where the paranormal hides just out of view—until it’s time to turn the lives of her characters upside down. Rachel lives in a former steel town along the East Coast’s revitalized Rust Belt.