The Goddess’s Curse, book one of the Heartmates fantasy/sci-fi romance series, will be published March 15, 2015. Beware the Ides of March…
I was inspired by the mythological Amazon women warriors who lived apart from men. In this scene, Reena is going along on her cousin’s mating hunt. Reena has never seen man (a Lahon), but is very, very curious…
The men her cousin had chosen on this hunt seemed young and callow, so she retreated to Honna’s original description of great height, muscularity, and hirsuteness, and fleshed him out from her day dreams. He’d have a voice as deep as thunder, eyes as green as the forest, and teeth as white as the moon in the night sky. His hands, though roughened by whatever it was the Lahon did, would be gentle when he touched her. The body hair, which Honna so disparaged, would curl on his manly chest and abdomen before narrowing to his…then her imagination stonewalled. She could not conjure a good picture of that part of the male anatomy. She’d been informed of the mechanics: the Lahon inserted his manroot into a Sharona’s womanhood and pumped out his essence, but no one had described the moving parts in any detail. She glanced at the forest floor. Roots tended to be rough, twisted, gnarled.
Could manroots be the same? She’ll find out soon enough!
The Goddess’s Curse Blurb
Sharona women and barbarian Lahon men maintain separate lives until libidinal fever strikes, and the Sharona are forced to mate.
Stricken by a mysterious terminal illness, Reena, the Sharona queen’s daughter, jumps at the chance to accompany a cousin on her mating journey so she can at least see a Lahon before she dies.
Garat, leader of the Lahon, has only hatred for the Sharona because of the woman who birthed and killed his son years ago. Now that a massive earthquake has left his people with precious little water, he has the perfect excuse to avenge his son’s death by driving the Sharona from their homeland to take what the Lahon need.
When he encounters Reena on the mating journey he takes her hostage to force the Sharona to capitulate to his demands, but finds himself drawn to her instead. As his desire rises, lust for revenge wanes.
But after what he’s done, can he convince her of the evil that lies in the palace in time to save her life?
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