Hello lovely readers, for this week's Monday Moment in Romance, I'm pulling a little snippet from my book Odile, a dark fairy tale romance full of danger, magic and simmering sensuality. *Sigh, Odile and Azarus are definitely one of my favorite fantasy romance couples. This little book moment takes on the idea of time from a star mage's point of view.
Later, Odile rested beside Azarus on the heap of furs and cushions. Their bodies were still entwined, arms and legs a tangle of love worn flesh. She stared up at the painted star scenes on the tent’s canvas.
“I wish there could be a thousand nights like this one, here in this magic place with you.” She murmured against his chest.
“Never wish beyond a ripe, perfect moment, mistress. Enjoy the sweetness of this instant fully, at its most complete with no diluting thoughts of tomorrow. Man’s most elusive gift is now. It burns too hot then fades out quickly without ever being lived if one is not careful. I won’t let any of my moments with you slip away, my love.”
His words heated her desire for him anew. He’d brought her stars back to life, her fire he’d spoken of so often. Her Black Swan’s armor would always be what she wore for the world, but for the sorcerer alone she could burn. The flame in the stone—that was what she was for him. In his heart of darkness, she’d found a home.
For more sexy star mage musings and moments in romance with Aarus and Odile, pick up a copy of Odile, Legend of the Black Swan at Amazon, Barnes Noble, Ibooks and Kobo.
Pale, cold mistress of the serpent’s lair, blood red lips and coal black hair…
Enter the world of the Black Swan, a dark and seductive tale where things are not always as they seem. Odile is the reviled villainess of Aarroughac, a castle inhabited by the evil wizard, Count Rothebart. After a sinister magic sweeps through the land and results in death, Odile is accused of the crime. Von Rothebart vanishes, leaving her to face the wrath of an entire kingdom alone until a mysterious stranger with powers of his own comes along.
With vengeance as his guide, Lord Azarus di Caspari hunts an ancient curse. When he crosses paths with the Black Swan of legend, he immediately makes up his mind to use the temptress’s magic for his own devices. But when Azarus learns that the story of the sorceress might not be true, disappointment gives way to desire. Spells are cast and secrets are revealed, but can love exist in the shadow of two dark hearts such as theirs?
Are the tales of the Black Swan true? Is she a murderess and an evil sorceress to be feared or is she the only thing standing between true evil and the fall of a kingdom? Only time will tell as the magical story of the Black Swan unfolds.
Odile, Legend of the Black Swan is a stand alone fantasy, fairy tale romance inspired by the legendary ballet, Swan Lake.
An Enchanted Lands Romance.
18+ This book contains sex and some violence. If these things offend you please don’t buy this book.
About the Author
Amanda V Shane is an author of paranormal and fantasy romance and is currently working on her Tides of Atlantis series about the super hot lost kings of Atlantis as well as her Enchanted Lands Romances.