Mythological romance

About the Rose #Giveaway

Rose On Wood BWWhen asked what key element defined the the essence of Thirteen Nights, my answer, as you would probably guess from the book’s cover, was a rose.

Yes, there is a rose scene and its fun, sexy and sets down the nature of the relationship. Here, take a peak. Its rated R so by reading forward you are agreeing to be at least 18 years of age.

“Your pleasure belongs to me, Antiope.”

Satisfied he’d proven his worth, she bent forward, inviting him in. “May your seed conceive a new warrior.” She said the required words to begin the first taking. Instead of a powerful entry, a whisper of silk glided up one thigh, floated across her mons and slid down the other. The rose. An offer of a different kind—a test of who they’d be.

“Call me Annie.” The name she used in the human world, an alternate identity—one that reflected her whole self, not just the warrior.

Tai, being the creative kind of guy he is, finds a few uses for that rose. But I’ll let you read that yourself.

Close-up View of a Pink RoseAs you can see, the rose represents more than the beauty and bite of love. In this story, it signifies the gentling of the warrior; the acceptance of a new way of being. When Annie takes the flower, accepts Tai’s unexpected use of it, she opens herself up to new possibilities—possibilities the life she was born into has denied her.

Even though we may not be Amazon warriors, we do understand what it takes to lift the veil of expectations that the world puts on us as we grow up and grow into our own skin.  The rose is both the symbol of love and of Annie’s acceptance of her truest, best self.  It’s also pretty sexy.

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