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A deliciously dark and sexy second chance STANDALONE romance from USA Today bestselling author Isabella Starling writing as Fawn Bailey.
I’m supposed to be over Ryker Marino. It’s been years since I last saw him. I’ve built a new life in a new city. So why am I still obsessing about him?
He wanted me seven years ago, but I want him now.
When my dark past comes back to haunt me, I leave my peaceful life and walk right into the hornet’s nest…
I did something bad. So very bad. And now, I’m finally going to pay the price for my mistake.
But what happens when my past and present intertwine in Venice, Italy? Can I outrun the mad woman coming after me? And will Ryker and I reunite?
The Emperor is a full-length novel. For more Ginger and Ryker, pick up Fawn’s Gilded Cage series.
What a freaking read. OMG. This story takes a few twists and turns to light and you really have no idea what is going to happen until really the end. But what a ride it is.
Ryker is the Emperor he buys and sells things which in most cases has curses. Which he really could care less about. But his main thing is finding the one girl that he is in love with.
Ginger is in hiding. There are some major issues when it comes to her family but she doesn’t even really know the half of it. When she finally comes out of hiding things are even worse then she thinks. And when she finds Ryker and finds out what he has been up to. Will these two be able to forgive and forget?
Will the curse win out?
This is a must read story!
Cards of Love: The Moon by Sierra Simone
Release Date: October 5th
Genre: Erotic Romance
Cover Designer: Lori Jackson at Lori Jackson Design
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She’s angry that I left. I’m angry that I died.
It’s the trouble with our two lives: we don’t only have one past to work through, but two. Double the pain, twice the betrayal.
A million times the tragedy.
***The Moon is the story of Merlin and Nimue from the New Camelot trilogy. It’s recommended that you read the trilogy first, as there are American King spoilers in The Moon.***
(Cards of Love is a massive multi-author project, a series of love letters to the mysterious and inspirational world of tarot cards. These can be read in any order, as the only thing the Cards of Love books share is their common inspiration from the world of tarot.)
A hiss in the darkness, then a flame, bright and dancing and unwelcome.
A match, I think, and then I think, why?
And then: where am I?
“You’re awake,” says a voice like water. A voice I love. It still doesn’t help me figure out where I am.
“Am I?” I ask. “Awake?”
Like I said earlier, I don’t dream as such, but when I close my eyes, the memories and visions are there, dogging my sleep. And I think maybe—yes, there is also a memory like this. A memory of a dark-haired girl and a cave sparkling with light, the night air heavy with the ecstatic cries we fed it.
“You are awake, Merlin.” The flame moves, calves another flame, and then is blown out. A candle now glows softly against the face of a woman standing at the end of the bed I’m on.
Dark brows arch high over clear blue eyes and a long nose curves gracefully down the woman’s oval face, framed by a high forehead and cheekbones, and a beautiful, if narrow, jaw. Her lips are on the thin side, but perfectly sculpted, giving her an expressive, fascinating mouth. Coffee-dark hair hangs in glossy sheets around her face and down her back.
She’s haunting. Haunting even as a girl, but now even more so as a woman.
“Nimue,” I say, and for the first time I notice how thirsty I am. I make to sit up—and realize my hands are tied to the bed.
Nimue sets the candle down on an end table, and it illuminates the space enough to show me that
I’m indeed in a room and not in the damp mouth of a cave.It means it’s now and not then, which I suppose I should be grateful for.
After all, I died then.
A silver key glints from just below the smile of her clavicle, the bottom tip of it pointing to the sweet valley between her breasts I used to know so well. They are small and pert—her body still the lithe dancer’s body she had as a girl—and my
flesh responds to the sight of those little handfuls, the memory of them. The fantasy of her dusky nipples dragging along the underside of my aching cock is enough to have my body warming, and that’s when I really become aware that I’m not only tied to the bed, but I’m also dressed in a pair of black boxer briefs and nothing else.
Well, nothing else except for the padded cuff around my ankle.
Nimue leans forward to untie my wrist, which leaves the front of her swishy dress gaping forward enough that I can see those nipples now, dark rose and erect.
I’d tasted them frequently once upon a time.
Once upon a time, twice.
In another life, I’d known the feel of her breasts against my lips and tongue better than I’d known almost anything else.
With one of my wrists freed, Nimue straightens and nods at the other. “You can untie yourself. You’ll find that the chain allows you more than enough length to do everything you need. I’m obviously trusting you not to do anything self-destructive, but should the need arise, I can take away this particular freedom.” She says it cheerfully, almost as if the idea of taking away my freedom delights her.
The key on her chest glints as she steps back, and I understand that it’s the key that unlocks my cuff—the same cuff that is connected to a ring in the floor by a length of slender chain.
And with it shame.
And with that, fear.
I died once this way, and I’d rather not do it again.
I lunge for my other wrist to untie it, needing to be free, needing to reach for Nimue to kiss her or kill her—but by the time I untie myself, she’s out the door with it shut and locked behind her.
I will say that I did not know that this story went with Sierra’s other books. So at first, I felt a little out of place. BUT it didn’t last long.
Merlin and Nimue really do have a love for the ages. This book will take you over hundreds of years of their love and reincarnations of them finding each other every time. It was not hard to give this story a 5-star rating.
Now I just have to go back and read the other stories.
About the Author:
Sierra Simone is a USA Today Bestselling former librarian (who spent too much time reading romance novels at the information desk.) She lives with her husband and family in Kansas City
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I am so excited about this series of books by these authors. Clarissa came out with a bang of a story.I will be honest at first I was confused about what was going on. But it didn’t take long to figure out that this is a dark but humanely sweet story. This story is about what would you do for your child? Would you do anything to save the child you love with all your heart no matter what it did to you? And then would you do anything to save your family?I loved this novella. In what is a short amount of pages, Clarissa shows you what true love and family means. Loved it.