By Margaret McPhee
SHE’S BEEN WARNED approximately males LIKE HIM... Sebastian Hunter has proven his final hand on the card desk. Nights as soon as spent womanising and playing at the moment are spent at the hours of darkness shadows of Blackloch corridor, staring out onto the wild, windswept Scottish moors. that's until eventually the mysterious Phoebe Allardyce – his mother’s new and much too beautiful better half – interrupts his brooding. After catching her thieving, the grasp of the home has no selection yet to maintain an in depth eye in this provocative little temptress... gents of Disrepute Rebellious rule-breakers, able to wed!
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Extra resources for A Dark and Brooding Gentleman (Gentlemen of Disrepute, Book 2)
Dear Christ,” he gags. The bowl brims with putrefied human waste, surface the mottled brown of a rotten banana. The excrement-skin is hard enough for insects—sinuous, segmented millipedes—to scurry over its surface, digging burrows through the flaking feces. Charlie waits until Albert is inside the stall before creeping to his feet. He has learned to live by the law of the jungle: Kill, eat, or die. He does not care for Albert one way or another: In the Coliseum, compassion is a luxury nobody can afford.
Billie had gone stiff by then, every muscle rigid, his crotch a confusion of tattered skin-flaps and tiny frayed tubes and jellied flesh and dark-red blood. “Like the guy on TV says,” Charlie said. ” He got a soldering gun good and hot and jammed it down Billie’s urethra. The kid bronco-bucked, his bound wrists snapping like spring saplings. Charlie crammed the gun in until the searing metal disappeared into Billie’s abdomen and left it jutting there. Next he took a pair of needlenose pliers and tore the kid’s eyelids off.
Gregor smiles. ” The others start to whisper: Messiah, Messiah, Messiah. “Thank you, brothers. And I shall be your Messiah. Trust in me and I shall—” Hands grab at his arms and legs. Several Skineaters drag the preacher into a chair and hold him there. ” Someone clamps his skull in a vice-like embrace. Gregor balances the file between his thumb and index finger as if it were a precision surgical instrument. “You have taken a new name, and that is half the initiation. ” Someone’s fingers are in his mouth, prying his jaw open.
A Dark and Brooding Gentleman (Gentlemen of Disrepute, Book 2) by Margaret McPhee