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Mystery short, prequel to Must Love Demons, no romance.

Incubus Nicodemos Azertiran is one lucky demon. He has a best friend. A tiny but livable apartment. And a job at the infamous Marden’s Magic Emporium, a magic shop that only appears in the same place once, and only when a creature is in dire need.

Nico knows all about dire need.

He’s been booted from his legion because his magic runs to happily-ever-afters instead of one-night stands. Not good for lust demon business. Now at Marden’s, Nico is learning to go it on his own.

When Sir Galfridus, First Knight of the Wardens, shows up on Marden’s doorstep, Nico just knows he can help the handsome knight find the perfect item to save the day.

Only one problem. The next day Sir Galfridus turns up dead. Marden’s patrons never die. That’s the whole point. They get the item and save the day. So, what went wrong?

Nico’s about to find out.

In Fair Verona is the inspiration for The Magic Emporium, a multi-author series where each audiobook stands alone, but each one features an appearance by Marden’s Magic Emporium.

©2021 Meghan Maslow (P)2021 Meghan Maslow

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Everything a novella should be - a short juicy plot with well-drawn characters!

Nico is an unusual incubus demon: instead of inspiring and feeding off lust, his magic inspires true love in those around him. This has led to disastrous jobs at sex clubs and he currently works at Marden’s Magic Emporium. When star warden and self-obsessed pretty boy, Sir Galfridus, enters the Emporium, Nico gets embroiled in tracking down a crazed killer. This fun prequel novella introduces Marden’s and provides a taster to the wonderful Must Love Demons. Meghan Maslow is a brilliant urban fantasy / romance author and all her books are well worth a read. Nico is a decent, brave and clever demon and Darcy Stark really inhabits the character well in his audio narrations. This story has humour, the spice of danger, and wonderful world building that is effortlessly woven through the story. There is no sex scene in this novella but there are plenty in Must Love Demons.

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  • RACHEL REED
  • 15-08-2021

A sweet prequel!!

This is a Prequel to Must Love Demons.

This was a sweet introduction and a fairly quick listen.

The world building was engaging, descriptive and enthralling.

Darcy Stark's narration was enjoyable, engaging and entertaining.

After listening to this one, I immediately dived into the next book in this series.

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  • R. Rainer
  • 17-04-2021

Nico's introduction

I'm a huge fan of Meghan Maslow and was excited to see this book become an audiobook. Hopefully this is the start of the series being put into audiobooks. It's an entertaining short story that is very well read by the narrator.

I have not had a book read by Darcy Stark before but I will have to find more of his books, he did an excellent job, Fleshing out each character and making even the dwarven poetry it's own unique thing. I hope that he will be back for when Nico's book is made into an audiobook.

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  • Amy M
  • 21-09-2021

A new beginning

I loved this introduction into how Nico ended up working for the Cupids and we even had a brief mention of the Warden he winds up working with. I love the whole idea of an incubus whose powers are not like the othe incubi. Great story and I love the narrator Darcy Stark.

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  • Sue 🎧
  • 22-08-2021

enjoyed it

Would I listen to it again: yes ✔
Did the story keep me engaged: yes ✔
Was I invested in the characters: yes ✔

📖 Story comment: It's difficult to do much with such a short story, but In Fair Verona gave me enough of a story that I'm interested in Nico's adventures and picked up Book 1. The world building is creative, the characters interesting and likeable and the story had a good pace.

🎧 Narrator comment: Darcy Stark did a good job on the narration, he has a good range of characters so its easy to distinguish them from each other. Has good cadence, inflections and intonations, I enjoyed his performance and think he bought the characters and story to life.

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  • Lulu Miami
  • 22-07-2021

Good prequel

I liked this prequel. Having listen to this one before book one it gave me a good background story.

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  • Natalie Nicole
  • 11-05-2021

Another Meghan Maslow series? Oh yeah, I'm there

It takes a special kind of imagination to develop a romance-loving incubus whose 'special energy' is love, not lust! I was already in love with Meghan Maslow's Starfig Investigation series, so I was well prepared to dive into anything and everything else she writes. This winter, she spearheaded the Magic Emporium series and is making her contribution into a series that will be continuing indefinitely. Starting with this prequel mystery 'In Fair Verona', readers are able to find out how Nico the Incubus manages to get his position as a cupid. At the beginning of the short, we find Nico being sexually harassed by the much-admired knight Sir Galfridus as he works at Marden's Magic Emporium. The shop appears only when a creature is in dire need and Nico's task is to find an object that the knight should have to keep him safe and alive. When the knight is killed, Nico is compelled to investigate the matter and he manages to solve the mystery. Masterfully narrated by Darcy Stark, 'In Fair Verona' is an awesome start to what promises to be an absolutely fantastic series.

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  • Chad Schmitz
  • 30-04-2021

First venture into audiobooks

I really enjoyed it. I found myself laughing at points and then almost crying at another. All around good story. Has me excited to read more of the Magic Emporium books.

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  • Aussiebumwearer
  • 23-08-2021

Highly Recommend 😁🥰

Really enjoyed this audiobook.

The MC’s, world building and creativity is brilliant.

Narrator, Darcy Stark does an amazing job narrating this audiobook and his characterisations are excellent 🥰

Highly recommend if you’re a fan of this genre.

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  • Book addict
  • 08-07-2021

Nice little story

Good story for getting know the world and some of the characters, and good to listen as a prequel before Must Love Demons.

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  • Mama H
  • 24-04-2021

Nice start for the new series

Nice little appetizer for the new series! Good story with delightful characters in a world full of magic, demons, unicorns, cherubs amd whatnot!
This was a new to me narrator but I liked his voice and he was a good fit for this book.

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