Welcome to this Sunday's Sneak Peek where I share six paragraphs of my debut release from Ellora's Cave, Betrayed.
A Druid priestess is captured and enslaved to a Roman tribune who must decide whether his loyalty lies with his heritage or the woman he suspects may be Rome's deadliest enemy...
Nimue is recovering from having an arrow removed from her shoulder, and is still under the influence of the pain killing opium. Tacitus is doing his best to resist her charms :-)
Languidly she brushed her fingers over the uncompromising line of his jaw. He was rough, and chafed her skin. Entranced, she rubbed her hand along his jaw again, and again the roughness caused tingles of desire to dance through her blood.
“Why not?” If only she could see his face properly. From recollection, his face was worth looking at. She was sure his body was too.
“Because I’m on duty.” For a fleeting moment, he glanced down at her, and the blatant lust glowing in his eyes caused raw need to bloom deep between her thighs.
Her lips parted, but it didn’t help her deprived lungs because every jagged breath held a subtle hint of foreign spices that fogged her reason and heightened her desire. Tendrils of fire wove through her blood, curled around her nipples, flickered with sensuous intent through her quivering sheath. He would not chose duty above her when she craved for his touch on her burning skin. When she ached to be filled by his tongue and his cock.
The image pounded against her temples and again she moaned. She imagined him spreading her thighs and impaling his length inside her wet folds. If he did not take her soon she would shatter from unfulfilled need.
“Are you in pain?” Once again he was looking straight ahead She turned her wrist and dug her nails into his face, and satisfaction spiked when once again his gaze clashed with hers.
In 51 A.D., Druid priestess Nimue is injured and enslaved by the hated Roman Legions. Even though she is drawn to her captor, she’s determined to escape and complete her mission for the Briton king and her duty to Arianrhod, the goddess she is bound to.
The tough Roman warrior who captures her is far from the brutal barbarian she expects. His touch inflames her desires and passion burns between them. Though Nimue does not accept her enslavement, her heart surrenders to her enemy. When Arianrhod appears to her in the form of an owl, Nimue knows the union is blessed.
Roman warrior Tacitus is enchanted by the fiery beauty who shows no fear and challenges him at every turn. Though enslaving her goes against his heart, he’s determined to make her his. No woman has ever heated his blood as she does. But when he discovers her true nature as one who actually communes with the gods, his loyalties are torn between his heritage and a woman who could destroy everything he’s ever believed in.
A Romantica® fantasy erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave