I really struggled with what to offer today, since the Shifter story is off the table for now (but going well in rewrites). So here’s a taste of Ancient Egypt, paranormal style, from WARRIOR OF THE NILE, out from Carina Press on September 16th. (I’ve done some creative editing to make it fit the eight sentence requirement!) The story blurb is at the end of the post but briefly in this excerpt the warrior of the title, Khenet, is asked by his Pharaoh to take on quite a task.
“What we speak of must not go beyond these walls because the Great Ones are involved.”
Suddenly needing a drink himself, Khenet reached for the beer. “I give you my oath. No one’s hearing a word from me.”
“Let me set out the terms of the mission – the goddess Nephthys wants a woman escorted south to the Viper Nome, to marry the provincial ruler, Smenkhotep. The journey is to be by boat and chariot. I’m to supply a single bodyguard, no other soldiers, no retainers. Nephthys decrees that the man must be from my personal guard, must be someone close to me.”
And Pharaoh has even more bad news to impart to Khenet in this conversation, trust me!
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And the blurb for WARRIOR OF THE NILE (which is available for pre-order at Amazon:
Egypt, 1500 BCE
Lady Tiya is bound to the service of the goddess Nephthys, who plans to sacrifice Tiya’s body to protect Egypt from an ancient terror. She embarks to meet her grim fate alone but for the hardened warrior Khenet, who is fated to die at her side. Tiya’s dreams of love and family now seem impossible, and Khenet, who is the last of his line, knows his culture will die with him. Struggling with the high cost of Nephthys’s demands, both resolve to remain loyal.
Neither expects the passion that flowers when Tiya’s quiet courage and ethereal beauty meet Khenet’s firm strength and resolve. On a boat down the Nile, their two lonely souls find in each other a reason to live. But time is short and trust elusive.
Without the willing sacrifice of Tiya and Khenet, a great evil will return to Egypt. How could the gods demand their deaths when they’ve only just begun to live?