Kidnapped. Blackmailed. Now, she controls the future of the empire.China, Eighteenth Century. Hidligh has only ever wanted safety and a full belly. On the street and living hand-to-mouth, the beautiful young woman is rapidly running out of any option but prostitution. So when she’s abducted by a Muslim noblewoman, she has little choice but to agree to the deal she’s offered: pose as a concubine to the Emperor and act as a spy.Reaching the Forbidden City and working hard to win over her eunuchs and the other consorts, she succeeds in gaining the monarch’s affections. But as her shadowy “benefactor” loses patience, Hidligh finds herself entangled in a deadly web of vengeance and assassination.With the fate of the Qing Dynasty hanging in the balance, will this reluctant undercover seductress choose duty… or love?The Fragrant Concubine is the enthralling second book in The Forbidden City historical fiction series. If you like a touch of romance, a dash of suspense, and intricately researched legends of real women, then you’ll adore Melissa Addey’s absorbing tale.Buy The Fragrant Concubine for a breath of destiny today!