Beneath the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas lies another city. A secret city in plain sight, full of warlocks and demons, shapeshifters and golems. A city that feeds off the chance magick that is generated by gamblers, and which is ruled by mysterious beings called the Oddsmakers. It is in this strange underbelly of the occult that Anne Moody runs a cursed pawn shop for the desperate, the curious, and the magickally inclined. The job can be tricky, but it keeps her under the radar.
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Ethan Winter has known since he was a kid that he wants to work for the FBI. Until then, he's stuck modeling underwear and photographing cheating spouses for a private investigator. But when a trip to Las Vegas for a security conference brings him into contact with the magnificently dominant Maxmillian Poole, Ethan finds himself faced with a dilemma: pursue his childhood dream, or become the partner of a man who seems to know him inside and out - and who offers a life any submissive would crawl for.
Maxmillian Poole, owner of Las Vegas' premiere personal protection agency, is satisfied with his loveless relationship with his lover Ethan. In exchange for providing Ethan with a job and a place to live, Max receives Ethan's thorough and very sexy submission. Unfortunately Ethan wants to be more than Max's paid plaything; he wants to build a family with Max. When a treasure hunting client makes a major discovery and requires their protection, Max and Ethan take the job.
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Ethan knows very little about his lover's past, so when an old friend from Max's university days arrives in Las Vegas, Ethan thinks it's his chance to learn more about the man he loves. What he hasn't counted on is this friend coming from a devious, highly sexual period of Max's life when the two men were members of the Doms Club, which sought out and tested the limits of potential submissives. Now, Max's friend wants to test Ethan's limits.
The Oddsmakers have been overseeing the use of magick in Las Vegas since the city's inception. For a dragon sorceress like Anne Moody, who tries to stay beneath the radar while running her cursed pawn shop, the Oddsmakers are the boogeymen she never wants to meet. They have the power to strip of her of her magick or worse if they deem her a danger to the city.
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Ethan has moved to Las Vegas to become the lover of Maxmillian Poole, and although things sizzle between them in the bedroom, Ethan is frustrated by his lack of employment. How can he be an equal partner if he doesn't hold a job? When a reputed mob boss forces Maxmillian to hire Ethan as a bodyguard at the Elite Poole, Ethan is thrilled. But having Ethan work for him strains Max's ability to separate business from pleasure.