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To celebrate the recent release of my historical set during the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, here are another six from San Francisco Dreams. To set the scene, Norah Hawkins has just joined a card game on board the train where Gerard "Mac" MacKenzie's playing. Before boarding the train, Mac had glimpsed Norah picking the old biddy's pockets, so he's rightfully wary of her, and yet also attracted to her:
Hell’s bells. There she sat, in all her pretended glory. Mac’s father had always told him he’d been born under a bad moon, and he’d have to steal a four-leaf clover to have any luck. This woman following him bore a worse ill omen than a banshee. A beautiful one, yes, with an entrancing smile, but he’d already glimpsed her true nature.
Oh, he’d love to acquaint her with his rules of play.
Mac bears a striking resemblance to Gerard Butler, doesn't he? ;)