Greek Myth

My First SFR Brigade Presents: Snippets from Thirteen Nights

THE SFRB Presents

Rules: Snippet from my WIP for PG-13 audiences.  No problem. However, the book cover is not, so I’ve kept it small.

My modern myth romance, Thirteen Nights, Book 1 of Divine Temptation, releases from Ellora’s Cave on December 6.  Let me know what you think and then visit all the other amazing authors participating on the SFR Brigade.

Background

Thirteen Nights is an updated myth based on the Amazons in ancient Greece.  In my series, the gods and their pantheons still live in modern day under the radar but are losing their power due to the lack of human worshipers and the slow destruction of the natural world from which they gain their powers.  In Amazon history, the female warriors would mate on an annual basis with the Gargareans, their male warrior counterparts, to bear children. Females stay with the Amazons, males are given back to the Gargareans. It was believed that they should stay together for 13 nights to maximize the chance of a child. In this book, that ritual has been recreated as a speed dating event. Here’s a snippet of how that works. Our heroine Annie meets the first Gargarean during the event ( he is not our hero).

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A giant of a man swaggered into the now-open seat, all testosterone and appetite. Linebacker shoulders, six-pack abs straining against a muscle shirt chosen to show them off, thighs so big they could choke a horse—and probably had. Elaborate tattooing covered his left arm from shoulder to wrist, detailing every victory, every kill. Similar markings ran diagonally across Annie’s back.

He touched his card to the pad and instantly his resume popped up on her screen. Black belts in karate, kendo and Kung Fu, expert sniper, awarded the Golden Shield—the Gargarean symbol for valor—six times, hobbies included hunting, archery and jousting. Okay, the man could kill, but who was he really?

Winners: Wicked Warriors Halloween Hop (and my favorite costume)

wicked warriorsCongratulations Winners

Thanks everyone for visiting my blog during the Wicked Warriors Halloween Blog Hop hosted by Angela Knight and BTS E-Mag.

On my site, I am giving away one e-copy of Fires of Justice and one e-copy of Next Move to two commenters who answer the question what has been your favorite halloween costume, ever? 

First my favorite costume.  Some friends of mine in college–a couple–dressed as an M&M and an M&M with nuts.  Thinking about that still makes me small.

Now for the Winners:

Pam won a copy of Next Move.

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Krysta won a copy of Fires of Justice.

 

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Coming soon from Ellora’s Cave. Thirteen Nights, Divine Temptation, Book 1.

Thirteen Nights Blurb in Progressthirteennights_msr

Annie’s always been different. An empathic Amazon, she hides her emotional anomaly beneath her legendary fighting skills. To avoid passing on her genetic disorder, she’s always avoided the Thirteen Nights Ritual—the annual breeding rite among the warrior races of the Greek Pantheon. Only months away from 30, she is now duty-bound to participate. When she meets Tai, a half-human warrior who revs her up beyond legal limits and nurtures the gentleness she’s had to keep secret, thirteen nights of pleasure don’t seem nearly enough.

As a half human, Tai has survived by being faster, more lethal, and a whole lot smarter than his brethren. While the male warriors accept him for his achievements, the Amazons have never given him a second look. Until he meets Annie, whose smile is warm and real and whose body shudders with desire—for him. Determined to have her, he hacks into the Thirteen Nights database and rearranges the pairings to make Annie his breeding partner. Together, their strength and tenderness combust into pure love.

But Tai’s actions are forbidden under Amazon law, subject to a death. To stay together and alive, they must take on the Greek Pantheon and win.

Divine Temptation:  Series Description

The ancient gods live hidden among us. Their powers are waning, stripped away by modern life. To survive, the pantheons shun the mortal world.  Rebels, called game-changers, challenge the rules and join with humans.  Passion, they’ve discovered, creates its own kind of magic.  And they want more.

Come Over and Play: Wicked Warriors Halloween Hop

wicked warriorsHappy Halloween

Welcome to the Wicked Warriors Halloween Blog Hop hosted by Angela Knight and BTS E-Mag.  I’m so glad you could join us.  The Grand Prizes are 1 Kindle Paperwhite and 5 autographed copies of Unbound…so there will be 6 winners!! You can link to the Rafflecopter using the link below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

On my site, I am giving away one e-copy of Fires of Justice and one e-copy of Next Move to two commenters who answer the question what has been your favorite halloween costume, ever?  Could be yours, a friends, or just some random folks you saw on the street. Please remember to leave your email.  And also remember to visit all the other wonderful authors participating on the hop here.

Before you go, let me introduce my warrior couple. Coming soon from Ellora’s Cave. Thirteen Nights, Divine Temptation, Book 1.

Thirteen Nights Blurb in Progressthirteennights_msr

Annie’s always been different. An empathic Amazon, she hides her emotional anomaly beneath her legendary fighting skills. To avoid passing on her genetic disorder, she’s always avoided the Thirteen Nights Ritual—the annual breeding rite among the warrior races of the Greek Pantheon. Only months away from 30, she is now duty-bound to participate. When she meets Tai, a half-human warrior who revs her up beyond legal limits and nurtures the gentleness she’s had to keep secret, thirteen nights of pleasure don’t seem nearly enough.

As a half human, Tai has survived by being faster, more lethal, and a whole lot smarter than his brethren. While the male warriors accept him for his achievements, the Amazons have never given him a second look. Until he meets Annie, whose smile is warm and real and whose body shudders with desire—for him. Determined to have her, he hacks into the Thirteen Nights database and rearranges the pairings to make Annie his breeding partner. Together, their strength and tenderness combust into pure love.

But Tai’s actions are forbidden under Amazon law, subject to a death. To stay together and alive, they must take on the Greek Pantheon and win.

Divine Temptation:  Series Description

The ancient gods live hidden among us. Their powers are waning, stripped away by modern life. To survive, the pantheons shun the mortal world.  Rebels, called game-changers, challenge the rules and join with humans.  Passion, they’ve discovered, creates its own kind of magic.  And they want more.