Magic in Manhattan #2
“If Spellbound was a homerun, Starcrossed is a slam dunk”
– The Novel Approach
A Kobo #1 Bestseller
(Historical, LGBT, & Paranormal Romance)
An Amazon Top 10 Bestseller
(New Releases, Action Adventure Romance & 20th Century Historical Romance)
When everything they’ve built is threatened, only their bond remains…
New York, 1925
Psychometric Rory Brodigan’s life hasn’t been the same since the day he met Arthur Kenzie. Arthur’s continued quest to contain supernatural relics that pose a threat to the world has captured Rory’s imagination—and his heart. But Arthur’s upper-class upbringing still leaves Rory worried that he’ll never measure up, especially when Arthur’s aristocratic ex arrives in New York.
For Arthur, there’s only Rory. But keeping the man he’s fallen for safe is another matter altogether. When a group of ruthless paranormals throws the city into chaos, the two men’s strained relationship leaves Rory vulnerable to a monster from Arthur’s past.
With dark forces determined to tear them apart, Rory and Arthur will have to draw on every last bit of magic up their sleeves. And in the end, it’s the connection they’ve formed without magic that will be tested like never before.
This book is approximately 85,000 words
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“Nothing about this book is straight-forward–including the ex-boyfriend, the social circumstances, the villains, or even the good guys. And that by itself is one of the reasons this book is so entertaining. Add in the perfect world-building, the amazing characters, the wit and humour, and you get a fantastic read.” – The Romance Reviews, a Top Pick
“If Spellbound was a homerun, Starcrossed is a slam dunk—to badly mix sports metaphors. Once again, Therin offers up a knock-out of a storyline to further the intrigue and danger and, of course, to advance the romance between her pair of polar opposites, Rory Brodigan and Arthur “Ace” Kenzie.” – The Novel Approach
“Once I got to around 60%, I did not want to put the book down and ended up reading till after midnight, because I had to know what happened. Sooooo – what did I get with this book. I got a bangin’ story that was not overtaken by sex. I got murder, intrigue, mystery, love and another interested party, class-division, visions, good vs evil and some in-between, paranormal goings-on, alchemy, and more. Starcrossed was my cup of tea with a custard cream.” – Love Bytes
“This series is shaping up to be among my favourites, not only on the historical front, but also the urban fantasy/paranormal side of things. I absolutely love the world-building and sense of magic that Allie has created with her series, it’s 1920s Prohibition New York but with a very definite twist in the tale (yes I spelt that one right).” – Mirrigold
“I would recommend this book to every single MM romance reader out there, but I also believe lovers of paranormal and historical who might not be keen on romance as a major plot point would also fall head over readerly heels for this series. … [O]ne of those unique reads that can truly span genres.” – author Evie Drae, on Evie’s Reveries
“I love that while Rory sometimes frustrates Arthur beyond belief with his stubbornness and strong will, Arthur is also totally wrapped around Rory’s finger. There is such a lovely connection between them, I just adore them together. So this was another great installment and I am very much looking forward to more!” – Joyfully Jay
“Magic induced dreams, missing artefacts, a relic imbued with the worst, most vile kind of magic, and the reappearance of old enemies all combine to propel the story towards a tense, exciting climax… Starcrossed is an entertaining read featuring likeable characters, a strongly evoked period setting and an intriguing storyline. If you enjoyed Spellbound, then you’ll probably enjoy this, too, and like me, will be looking forward to book three, Wonderstruck, next year. ” – All About Romance
Recommended by SYFY FANGRRLS, “10 Sci-fi and Fantasy Romances to Get You Through May”
One of Lambda Literary’s “Most Anticipated LGBTQ Books of May 2020“
Recommended by Lisa from The Novel Approach and Jay from Joyfully Jay on Jeff & Will’s Big Gay Fiction Podcast, Episode 246 – Book Talk with Lisa & Jay
STARCROSSED’s audiobook production has been impacted by COVID-19 and will be finished when it’s safe for everyone involved. The latest updates will be posted on this webpage and emailed to the email list. Best wishes to Tantor’s team and many thanks to readers for their patience.
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