The Drazen World
Paris, 1889: The Belle Époque, where imaginations are stirred by Eiffel’s Tower, the avant-garde are reshaping the art world, and electric lights are reclaiming the night. And in Montmartre, new investors have promised the most glittering stage Paris has ever seen. Only steps away, Monica Fauconnier, a twenty-four-year-old laundress, is determined to change her drab life. For she isn’t simply a laundress.
When she meets Jonathan Derassen, an alluring owner of the Moulin Rouge, he can make her a star. But, in a world where stars are courtesans, he’d rather make her his. As he seduces her with his gilded world and the dark warrens of his mind, they must manage the machinations of bohemian- and Tout-Paris. And Monica finds herself torn between her dreams and her heart.
Heat Index: Some explicit content and adult situations. Intended for mature readers.