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The Dark Queen's Apothecary

The Dark Queen's Apothecary

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The Dark Queen's Apothecary (a novella) by Cassandra L. Thompson

Imprint: Black Rose

Andrei cannot believe his good fortune when he is summoned by the beautiful yet formidable Queen Viorica to serve as her personal apothecary. But he soon learns that things at her dark castle are not what they seem. Haunted by his growing obsession for her, Andrei falls helplessly into her thrall and soon discovers her dark secret. Unafraid, he destroys the competition around him and takes his rightful place by her side. Lost to passion and bloodlust, the two are caught unaware when the queen’s adversaries make their move. But what no one realized was that Queen Viorica created a monstrous king out of the once timid Andrei, bearing a love strong enough to make kingdoms burn.

Publisher's note: The Dark Queen's Apothecary is a dark romance novella that explores mature themes. Please consult the trigger index at the back of the book before reading. Not recommended for anyone under the age of 18.

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Author Cassandra L. Thompson

Gothic horror writer Cassandra L. Thompson has been creating stories since she got her grubby little hands around a pen. When she is not busy managing a house full of feral children (human and canine) with her beloved husband, you can find her wandering around cemeteries, taking pictures of abandoned things, or in the library doing research on her latest obsession. She has a B.A. in History and a MLIS, but she ignores her degrees to write and run Quill & Crow Publishing House, both of which require copious amounts of coffee and Crows.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Chris Bigelow

I already loved The Ancient Ones Trilogy, but this peripheral view took it to a whole new level.

With power, lust, betrayal, love, and awakening, there's not a page that will deprive you of enjoyment no matter what you crave.
From cruel slaughter to highly sexual depravity, this (too short) work is masterfully written.

Kyllisha Parks

The Dark Queen's Apothecary

Lisa Morris
Enticingly Exquisite

The Dark Queen's Apothecary is an enthralling tale of desire - desire for power, for satisfaction, for revenge, and for blood. When Andrei steps out of the carriage in front of Viorica's castle, he has no idea what to expect, or how his time as the queen's personal apothecary will become the most important role of his life. More than that, Viorica doesn't realize just how vital he really is until well after they're irrevocably, eternally bound.

I thoroughly enjoyed this entrancing, sensual tale of vampiric lust and politics, and I can't wait to see where their story goes next.