Fast Fiction Historical – short romantic stories to take you back in timeIn 2002, we gave authors from different Harlequin series the same opening paragraph, and asked each of them to write the rest of the story. The resulting innovative and compelling stories found a special place in our readers' hearts. So now we've put together a special Valentine's anthology of four of the original reads, plus two brand-new endings to Charlotte's story!Bold as Brass is one of those new stories, and takes the reader into a genre never before featured in the Online Reads—steampunk!Charlotte Phillips had thought her fiancé, Duke John Rotham, had died in a fire—until she stumbles upon him at a party. Kissing another woman. Charlotte quickly realizes that she's fallen into John's trap, a twisted plot that threatens Charlotte, her lab partner, Alistair…and their revolutionary invention.