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“Winter’s Heat”: A Holiday Story

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Winter's Heat by Zoe Archer


As part of H&H's Hot for the Holidays program, we're thrilled to share a limited-time peek at 12 special holiday stories! All 12 e-novellas are on sale now (you may have seen us talk about this H&H-St. Martin's Press program before), but we're offering H&H members the exclusive chance to read the whole story for free—it's our gift to you. But here's the thing: Stories will be available for ONE DAY ONLY over the next two weeks, so grab a blanket, a mug of hot chocolate, and get reading before they disappear with a wink and a smile!

An auxiliary Nemesis agent and a former client go undercover as servants at a country estate during the Christmas season to expose corruption among London society’s powerful elite. Michael and Ada never thought they would again be working side by side in the pursuit of justice. Now that they’re on a case together, the attraction they had once shared flares to life, making a dangerous assignment even more unpredictable. Can they take the heat? 

Chapter 1
Wiltshire, England. 1886.

“What are you doing here?” a woman’s voice demanded in the hallway. “Who are you?”

Ada Merrow spun to face a middle-aged woman in a dark dress. The cluster of keys at her waist proclaimed her to be the housekeeper for this massive country estate, Covington Hall.

Dipping down into a curtsy, Ada said, “Excuse me, ma’am. I’m Ada Moore.” The character she’d been given to get the job called her by this alias.

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