#8Sunday: From The Goddess’s Curse…

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…

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000040_00014]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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23 Responses to #8Sunday: From The Goddess’s Curse…

  1. Jule Kijek says:

    I am truly looking forward to this book. The cover is fantastic! I have March 15th marked on my calendar. Give me something to look forward to.

  2. Mmmm . . . manroots. Uh, where was I? 🙂 Anyway, I’m sure she will have fun figuring out how this works. Great snippet.

  3. A brilliant scene: curious, playful, descriptive, erotic. As a side note, I think “The Manroots” would be a great band name. ;D

  4. Gem says:

    Her innocence is lovely and her inquisitive curiosity about the “manroot” definitely foreshadows the loss of said innocence. Nice.

  5. LOL, I love her innocence. Manroots. That actually makes sense.
    I can’t wait to read this!

  6. Karla Doyle says:

    Great snippet, Cara. I’m looking forward to this one!

  7. Evelyn Jules says:

    You make it so easy to visualize this scene and for the reader to see things as your heroine does. I really hope his manroot isn’t twisted and gnarled, though. lol. Great job, Cara!

  8. Delicious bit of writing. You’ve painted her charming innocence and ending with the comparison of twisted and gnarled added a touch of humor.

  9. Cara, I lurk around your site all the time, rarely commenting except on #8Sunday, and I have to tell you that I LOVE your imagination! This snippet sold me on the Goddess Curse and I can’t wait until the Ides of March! Manroot. I love it!

  10. Nice, I’m loving this book and I love the cover.

  11. Tina Christopher says:

    Intriguing opening. You portray Renee’s innocence and curiosity beautifully. Great 8!

  12. Alexis Duran says:

    Well, everyone’s said it, so I’ll just add my cheers to the chorus. Love the story, the snippet and the gnarled manroots. Will be going on my TBR list.

  13. Liza Barrett says:

    I love how perfect an image she has of what this man will end up being like. And how she tries to figure out what a manroot looks like! Lovely snippet 🙂

  14. You are SO creative! I love what you’ve got going with the Amazon myth. It is so rewarding when a writer riffs on something you think you know, taking your imagination into a new, exciting place.

  15. You drew me in. I’m hooked! “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.” Wow…what a description!

    The premise is outstanding. Adding to my TBR!

  16. Ooh, Amazon on a manhunt. I would definitely read this book. The discription of what a man root could be like.

  17. Loved the snippet, can’t wait to read the entire book…! Is it March yet????

  18. Jenna Jaxon says:

    Looking forward to another of your wonderful books. This snippet gives such a perfect character sketch of Reena, innocence on a quest for knowledge. Excellent 8!

  19. Caitlin says:

    She’s got a pretty decent imagination, but she’s going to be surprised when she sees the real deal, if she’s expecting tree roots.

  20. warriors or barbarians. I do love them. excited about this

  21. Great title and hilarious ending!

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