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Seducing the Sorcerer

Release date: 23 September 2021

Ebook available from Amazon, kobo, Barnes & Noble and many other online booksellers

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Genre: Fantasy m/m romance

Novel-length, standalone book, approx 100,000 words


Also available as an audiobook: Released 10 May 2022

Published by Tantor Audio, Read by Joel Leslie. Run time: 13 hours

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Homeless and jobless, Fenn Todd has nearly run out of hope. All he has left is his longing for horses and the strength of his own two hands. But when he’s cheated into accepting a very ugly sackcloth horse, he’s catapulted into a world of magic, politics and desire.

Fenn’s invited to stay at the black tower, home of the most terrifying man in the realm: Morgrim, the court sorcerer. Morgrim has a reputation as a scheming villain, but he seems surprisingly charming—and sexy—and Fenn falls hard for him.

However, nothing is as it seems and everyone at the tower is lying about something. Beset by evil hexes, violent political intrigue and a horse that eats eiderdowns, Fenn must make the hardest choices of his life.

Can a plain man like Fenn ever find true love with a scheming sorcerer?


 “Seducing the Sorcerer is a book that wears its heart on its sleeve, and I loved every minute of it. Beyond being a beautifully written romance, this is a story about kindness, compassion, and what we owe one another as human beings, that will stay with you long after the last page. Outstanding.” – Jordan L. Hawk, author of the Whyborne & Griffin series.

“If you’re looking for fainting pretty boys, this book is not for you. Fenn and Morgrim are grown men: worn, world weary, stronger than they know, and scared to reach for what they want—for a while. The world is tangible, often beautiful, the story complex and engrossing, by turns dark, gritty, humorous, tragic, and rough. It’s the kind of story that stays with you after you’ve devoured the final page.” – Lynn Flewelling, author of the Nightrunner Series and the Tamír Triad.

“Seducing the Sorcerer is tender, sharp, and funny all at once. I was immediately drawn into the magical world that Lee Welch deftly creates and happily stayed up well into the night reading.” – Cat Sebastian, author of The Queer Principles of Kit Webb and the Seducing the Sedgwicks series.

 “Seducing the Sorcerer is a classic ‘grumpy one falls for…extremely grumpy one’ romance, featuring two middle-aged cynics who might just be each other’s sunshine. Throw in some magical mysteries, a gothic tower, and a healthy dose of skullduggery. Add libraries, kittens and magical horses. It all adds up to a bracing hug of a book that’s full of heart.” – Dr Sam Hirst, Romancing the Gothic.


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Salt Magic, Skin Magic

Release date: 9 August 2018

Genre: Fantasy historical m/m romance

Novel-length standalone book, approx 80,000 words

Also available as an audiobook, published by Tantor Audio, read by Joel Leslie

An entrapped lord and a magician whose sex life melts windows; will love destroy them, or set them free?


Lord Thornby has been trapped on his father’s isolated Yorkshire estate for a year. There are no bars or chains; he simply can’t leave. His sanity is starting to fray.

When industrial magician John Blake arrives to investigate a case of witchcraft, he finds the peculiar, arrogant Thornby as alarming as he is attractive. John soon finds himself caught up in a dark fairytale, where all the rules of magic—and love—are changed.

To set Thornby free, both men must face life-changing truths—and John must accept that the brave, witty man who’s winning his heart may also be about to break it. Can they escape a web of magic that’s as perilous as love?


“Magic, folklore, dark deeds, and hot romance combine in this wildly enjoyable, inventive story set in a lovely alt-Victorian Gothic world. More please!”

—KJ Charles, RITA™-nominated author of THE MAGPIE LORD and SPECTRED ISLE

“Salt Magic, Skin Magic by Lee Welch is the sort of book you want to read again the moment you reach the end. Beautifully written, with a romance that is by turns sweet and scorching, it belongs on the keeper shelf of any lover of paranormal historical.”

—Jordan L. Hawk, author of the WHYBORNE AND GRIFFIN and HEXWORLD series


Salt Magic Skin Magic 

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Please note: Salt Magic Skin Magic is also available in French as ‘Le Lord, Le Magicien et la Malediction’


Mended with Gold: m/m romance, contemporary

37,000 word novella – Contains ‘Mended with Gold’ and epilogue ‘Out Loud’ in one book – released 18 November 2021

Note: ‘Mended with Gold’ (minus the epilogue) was originally published by MLR Press on 17 November 2017. If you bought that edition and only want to read the epilogue you can download it here for free: FREE epilogue ‘Out Loud’

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Please note, Mended with Gold + Out Loud is also available in Italian as

‘Con Venature D’Oro e ad Alta Voce’


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