Returning one more time to my Ancient Egyptian paranormal WARRIOR OF THE NILE, to be published by Carina Press in September 2013. Khenet the warrior of the title, and Lady Tiya are sailing down the Nile on their journey…I had so many people wanting to know last week whether Khenet bought the necklce for Tiya, I promised to provide the answer today – but no more excerpts from this until closer to the publication date LOL! Their ship has put into the harbor of a small city for a day and Tiya has asked Khenet to accompany her on a trip to the marketplace. An old shopkeeper offered them a necklace, trying to entice Khenet to buy it for his “sweetheart”…upon which Tiya puts the necklace down and walks away…
Khenet took a few steps before gazing over his shoulder at the old woman, already offering the enamelled beads to another couple who’d approached her booth. Decision made, he plucked the trinket from the seller’s hand, tossing her a gold coin as he said, “The necklace is ours.”
Catching up to Tiya at the next stall, half regretting his impulsive purchase, he draped the necklace around her slender neck, his fingers lingering a moment too long on her smooth skin as he fastened the clasp. “A souvenir.” What a ridiculous trinket to offer such a highborn lady – I’m a fool, no doubt of it. “From one friend to another,” he improvised.
Here’s the unofficial blurb:
The goddess Nephthys informs Pharaoh he must send his best warrior to accompany a young noblewoman on her journey to marry the ruler of an Egyptian province – a man who is experimenting in dangerous black magic. Nephthys plans to use the warrior and the lady to defeat the schemer but the successful outcome of the magical struggle will also mean their deaths. Khenet, the warrior, takes an oath to accomplish his mission, while secretly hoping to find another way to achieve what the goddess wants without either Lady Tiya or himself perishing. And of course it never crosses his mind how much Tiya will come to mean to him on their voyage down the Nile and across Egypt – he despises high born Court ladies. But even when his heart has become involved, can he trust her? Will they survive, while still saving Egypt?
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