The Golden City by J. Kathleen Cheney

Secret abilities are all that prevent Oriana Paredes from joining her lady in a watery grave. Risking exposure to seek justice, she joins forces with handsome police consultant Duilio Ferreira. Can they unravel the horror taking place beneath their Golden City?

Oriana must find the courage to become a lady of action. She and Ferreira feel attraction, but awareness of various obstacles creates a slow burn. Suspense builds as they move carefully against elusive and powerful enemies. Society rules, mermaids, selkies, magic, and alternate history are all part of this 1902 Portugal. The Golden City offers a strong heroine, fun genreblending, and mythological creatures.

Want more books like The Golden City?

A woman finds romance and horror as she battles to save London from the vicious fae in Copperhead by Tina Connolly. (Click here to read my blog entry on Copperhead.)

A young woman in early 20th century San Francisco who sees ghosts joins forces with a mysterious detective to catch a ritual using killer in Delia’s Shadow by Jaime Lee Moyer.

A professor’s daughter joins forces with a disgraced magician to unravel a conspiracy in Regency London in The Midnight Queen by Sylvia Izzo Hunter.

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