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The Gangster
Magic & Steam: Book Two


Emporium Press
January 12, 2021
Magic & Steam
Cover art: Reese Dante
Genre: Steampunk, historical, romance

1881—Special Agent Gillian Hamilton, magic caster for the Federal Bureau of Magic and Steam, has recovered from injuries obtained while in Shallow Grave, Arizona. Now back in New York City, Gillian makes an arrest on New Year’s Eve that leads to information on a gangster, known only as Tick Tock, who’s perfected utilizing elemental magic ammunition. This report complicates Gillian’s holiday plans, specifically those with infamous outlaw, Gunner the Deadly, who promised they’d ring in 1882 together.


The two men stand on the cusp of a romance that needs to be explored intimately and privately. But when Gillian’s residence is broken into by a magical mechanical man who tries to murder him on behalf of Tick Tock, he and Gunner must immediately investigate the city’s ruthless street gangs before the illegal magic becomes a threat that cannot be contained.


This might be their most wild adventure yet, but criminal undergrounds can’t compare to the dangers of the heart. Gillian must balance his career in law enforcement with his love for a vigilante, or lose both entirely.

"There are some books where I fall in love with the characters so completely that it takes the story to a different level, and that is the case here for me with Gillian and Gunner." - Joyfully Jay Reviews

"I’m absolutely desperate to find out what happens next. Highly recommended!" - Love Bytes Reviews

"The action is densely constructed and unbearably suspenseful. But ... the pulse of the story is the continuance of this undefinable attraction between Special Agent Gillian Hamilton and Gunner the Deadly." - Sinfully Good Gay Book Reviews

"The book was fast-paced and action-packed, filled with magic and the growing connection between Gillian and Constantine, and I really can’t wait for the next book in the series, especially after the surprising revelation in the end!" - Bayou Book Junkie

"Kudos and my compliments to the author for handing me my first book hangover of the new year, with a cliffhanger ending that belongs in the “Whoa, I Did Not See That One Coming” book of records." - The Novel Approach Reviews

"I totally recommend this book for steampunk fans, romance fans, mystery fans... basically read this book if you like to read." - Paranormal Romance Guild

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