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Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Sapphyria's Book Promotions Presents: The Demons of Montmartre by Laurence Raphael Brothers; #BookTour, #NowAvailable, #OutNow, #TBR, #Live

Mirror World Publishing and Sapphyria's Book Promotions present the 1-week virtual book tour for The Demons of Montmartre by Laurence Raphael Brothers, book four in the Nora Simeon Investigations series.

About the Book:

Private Investigator Nora Simeon and her partner Eyre work for the Commission, the secret organization that regulates the summoning of demons in the financial industry. It’s the Commission’s job to suppress all public knowledge of sorcery. So when a mysterious letter from a person who calls themselves l’Invocateur threatens to expose the secret to the world, it’s Nora’s job to track him down.

In search of L’Invocateur, Nora and Eyre are off to Paris, but before they go, Madame Villiers, Nora’s mother and one of the Commission leaders in New York, reveals that Nora’s father may be in danger.

Nora has never known her father, a man named Simeon who disappeared when she was an infant. Spurred by her mother’s warning, Nora hunts both her father and l’Invocateur in France. From the elegant halls of the Société Générale to the altar of the Sacré-Cœur, Nora and Eyre find the threads of their search coming together in The Demons of Montmartre.

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We split up after that, as Martha had a social outing with some of her fellow flight-school students at a nearby restaurant. Eyre and I took the LIRR back to Manhattan from the airfield, with the idea of doing some accounting and paying off our monthly business bills. Just as we got in the elevator on the way up to our dingy little 16th story office, my phone rang.

The ringtone was ominous chords from Night on Bald Mountain. Which meant my mother. We’d only spoken once in the last year, and that suited me just fine. Unfortunately, I had to take the call. If I tried to bounce her to voicemail, she’d probably do something magically horrible to my phone. Also, much as I hated to admit it, I owed her just now. If this was a chance to pay off the obligation, I’d be happy (well, happy in a teeth-clenching way) to take it.


“Nora, dear. Would you be so kind as to meet me for dinner tonight? Le Bernardin, 8:00 PM.”

“I— what is this about?”

“I prefer to tell you in person,” she said. “It’s rather sensitive.”


And just like that she hung up.

Back in our office, Eyre nodded as I recounted my mother’s side of the call.

“She said it was sensitive?” Eyre asked. “I think I’d better bow out, then.”

“Oh.” I was dismayed, because I’d been counting on his presence at the meal, not just for emotional support but because if he was there I imagined my mother would be less obnoxious than usual. For whatever reason: his gender, his...species, I guess, or just by dint of him not being me.

“Unless you think I should come?”

“No,” I said. “I’ll be fine.” And on consideration, maybe it would be best at that. Because if it really was something just for my ears, my mother was perfectly capable of telling Eyre he wasn’t wanted, which would mean I’d have to leave with him and never talk to her again. And pleasing as that was in prospect, it wouldn’t lead to me paying off that debt.

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Meet the Author:

Laurence Raphael Brothers is a writer and a technologist. He has published over 25 short stories in such magazines as Nature, the New Haven Review, PodCastle, and Galaxy's Edge. His WWI-era historical fantasy novel Twilight Patrol was just released by Alban Lake. For more of his stories, visit, or follow him on twitter: @lbrothers.

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