Excerpt 1

Startled, Allen stepped back to make room for the angry woman who burst forth from the tent. Mumbling an apology, he averted his gaze the moment he saw the hurt in her soft, brown eyes and the streaks of make-up running down her mature face. Brushing past him, the Duchess hurried away before blending into…

1: Opening Act

When he’d been younger, Allen had always dreamt of the circus. Not because he wanted to run away and join, but rather because he had always wondered what it would have been like if he’d been one of the fortunate to experience first-hand the wonder and majesty of spectating. All those stories he heard in…