The Circus Spektakulär is proud to present Jack McCabe: Fire-breather, knife-thrower, risk-taker.
My house burned down when I was just a boy, robbing me of both my parents.
Now I breathe fire, eat the poison that almost killed me.
Crowds come to see me night after night. Men for the spectacle, women for the thrill. I’m an oddity to be stared at and desired. With each flame I spit, I risk my life.
I wear scars on my body that will never go away, but the scars inside my head are far more difficult to overlook.
My brother doesn’t know me, and if I have it my way he never will.
Life was going exactly the way I’d planned until Lille came along. She wanted to run away with the circus, have an adventure, but this world was never meant for her.
I try to keep her safe, because she doesn’t know the dangers that are out here on the road. She doesn’t know the monsters that lurk behind the bright lights of the ring. In truth, I could be considered one of them.
We were fashioned from different cloths, never intended to mix. So I watch her. I try not to touch, even when her eyes invite me.
Join us in the Spiegeltent and let us give you a show. Allow my Lille to draw a picture for you in paint and sweat and skin.
The truest love is always the hardest to let in.
This is a standalone romance that tells the story of Jack McCabe, Jay Fields’ long lost, presumed dead brother. It is not necessary to have read Six of Hearts in order to enjoy Hearts of Fire.
Release Date: March 9th
Lille Baker has a list. It symbolizes everything that she dreams of doing with her life far away from the everyday drudgery.
The chance to finally experience freedom appears in the form of a travelling circus and Lille throws caution to the wind to join their ranks for one magical summer. She plans cutting the strings from her overbearing mother and perfecting her craft as an artist. But she never thought that she would fall in love with a man who is as mysterious and intense as the fire he breathes.
“Little did she know, I really did want to get hurt. It was irrational and probably stupid, but I wanted to feel the pain of having my emotions stomped all over. All of the best creative minds in the world had their hearts broken. It’s what made their art genuine, vital, human. It had the potential to elevate me from just a “good” artist into a great one.”
To Jack McCabe – fire is a very close friend. It reminds him of the pain of losing his family and then being abandoned by the brother that he adored. He watches Lille from a distance and is utterly amazed at her trusting nature and shy sensuality.
She brings out a side of him that he never knew existed and together they are dangerously combustible. Has he really found the one person that he can completely trust - both with his secrets and his heart – or are they destined to fade out just like the fireflies of summer?
“There was something intoxicating about being so close to him, being cared for by him, because I got the feeling Jack had never been like this with a girl before. It made it all the more significant, made my heart feel sore and not sore all at once. I suspected Jack’s encounters with women in the past had been unemotional and quick. All about the sex. The shame he felt about the desires he held and what they arose from had kept him from getting too close to anyone. I wanted to wash away that shame, show him that though things could be born of darkness, with the right person you could make them light.”
Hearts of Fire is another mesmerizing tale from L.H. Cosway! Jack and Lille share a unique chemistry that is absolutely off the charts and while they are quirky and complex, their story is a hypnotic multi-sensory journey that will have you reeling until the very end.
It’s part mystery, part love story and completely amazing…
Exclusive Excerpt -
“Oh,” I said and tightened the towel around me again. When I turned, Jack’s gaze wandered from my wet temples, along the side of my cheek, and down my neck before finally settling in the region of my chest. I felt touched. Hot and flushed. I looked up at him from under my lashes and he met my eyes then. There was something intense about the way he looked at me, but again, it could have all been my active and fatally hopeful imagination.
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About The Author -
L.H. Cosway has a BA in English Literature and Greek and Roman Civilisation, and an MA in Postcolonial Literature. She lives in Dublin city. Her inspiration to write comes from music. Her favourite things in life include writing stories, vintage clothing, dark cabaret music, food, musical comedy, and of course, books.
She thinks that imperfect people are the most interesting kind. They tell the best stories.
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The author is giving away (open internatonally):
1st prize: Hearts of Fire tote bag
Signed copy of Six of Hearts
Signed copy of Hearts of Fire
Hearts of Fire pocket mirror
2nd prize: Signed copy of Hearts of Fire
Hearts of Fire pocket mirror