ASSUMPTION OF RIGHT
Witchcraft, politics, and theatre collide and combine as Morag D'Anneville and Secret Service agent Simon Keane fight to protect the Vice President of the Uinited States -- or is it Morag who needs Simon's protection more?
Witch and theatre professional Morag D’Anneville is annoyed when she’s assigned to dress the conservative Vice President as he makes a surprise appearance in his favorite Broadway show. Even more irritating, she has to teach Agent Simon Keane, part of the security detail, the backstage ropes in preparation. A strong attraction flares between them which they both recognize is doomed, and Simon must also fight his superior’s prejudice that Morag’s beliefs make her a threat to the Vice President. When Morag is attacked, Simon’s loyalties are torn between protecting the man he’s sworn to protect, and protecting the woman he loves.
Long & Short Romance Reviews gave it 4 out of 5 books, calling it a "thrill ride".
Released from Champagne Books on June 6, 2011.
The wonderful cover is by Trisha FitzGerald!
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This book is available at the Cotuit Library in Cotuit, MA and through any of the Cape Cod libraries in the CLAMS library system.
The man’s knife flashed in the glow of the streetlight. Morag kicked
at him and scrambled away as he lunged for her. She stumbled, but managed to put more distance between her and the attacker. She grabbed the lid of a trashcan to use as a shield.
A couple out for an evening stroll stopped and watched the fight,
mouths open. They stood directly in Simon’s line of fire. “Move!” he
ordered. They turned and stared at him, at the gun, like deer in headlights. He
saw Morag twist, avoiding the attacker’s next thrust. Simon stepped forward
and shoved the couple out of the way. “Get out of here before you get hurt!”
The woman screamed, grabbed the man’s hand, and they ran.
“Drop the knife! Drop it or I’ll shoot!”
The attacker and Morag continued their jerky dance. If Simon fired,
he risked hitting her. He needed to position himself to get a clear shot.
She was trapped between the garbage cans and the iron railing. The
attacker charged again and Morag squirmed to one side. His knife scraped
the plastic lid. Morag grabbed the lid off another can and threw it at him, left
handed. It hit him and bounced. He took a step back.
Annabel Aidan writes romantic suspense with a hint of magic. She spent over twenty years working behind the scenes on Broadway, in film and television, mostly working wardrobe. Her plays are produced in New York, London, Edinburgh, and Australia. If you run towards her undoing buttons, she will tear off your clothes and flip you into something else -- and then read your cards.
Her novel ASSUMPTION OF RIGHT was released in ebook format by Champagne Books in June of 2011, and in print in August 2011. The volume is currently out of print, but in negotiation for re-release by another publisher. Stay tuned for more information on this book.