Hi there kids! *in that obnoxious camel’s voice* Guess what day it is!!!!! No… it’s not Hump Day. It’s RELEASE DAY for Alexandra Christian! That’s right, today marks the triumphant return of Beast of Burden. Now, if you’ve been a faithful follower of my work, you’ll say “Hmm… this book seems familiar.” That’s because it is! This book came out a while back with a press that I used to work with. Through various and sundry machinations beyond my control, it’s been rebooted and is coming out in its new form TODAY from Purple Sword Publications!
Sascha had been a slave of Kaspar all her life. Having never known love, she sought refuge in the pages of books and the kindess of her old master. When he goes off to the marketplace in a neighboring town, he offers to bring her a gift. All she asks is a single, red rose. Little does she know that such a simple treasure will change her life forever.
Rumored to be a scarred and cruel man, Cianan Marek has been searching for a kindred soul. His life as warrior came to an abrupt end when he was attacked by werewolves in the Outlands. Bitter and alone, he has been hiding a terrible secret since returning to Kaspar as Lord Governor. In this adult retelling of the classic fairy tale, Beauty and the Beast, Sascha and Cianan learn the power of destiny and that some beasts lurk in the most unlikely of places.
Marek, if I may say so, is probably one of the sexiest Alpha heroes I’ve ever written. Trust me, ladies, he’ll leave you breathless. Here— try this excerpt—-
Sascha watched him move with a fascination she couldn’t explain. He was so beautiful and strange. His melancholy consumed him utterly, betraying his strength, but nonetheless alluring in his splendor. When he turned his fiery eyes to hers again, she could see the longing he felt and knew that what he’d said was true. She was his mate. “You mustn’t dwell on that which cannot be changed, my lord. Your very existence is proof of magic in this world.”
Cianan laughed darkly. “You are so very much like Bella. Even under the deepest cloak of darkness, she could see the light.” He smiled again. “Her soul shines so brightly within you. I’ve always felt it.”
“You can feel me?” Sascha asked, desperate to understand.
“Of course. When I close my eyes and quiet my thoughts, I can feel your heart beating. Hear your breath. Smell your scent. It’s how I found you in the forest.”
She rose as he spoke, limping slightly to close the space between them. “How?”
“I wish I knew,” he whispered. “But never doubt it.” He turned to face her when he felt her cool hand upon his shoulder. “Our souls are entwined, Sascha. And no matter how long you live, or how many lives you traverse—” His words weakened her and she stumbled on her wounded ankle, but he caught her easily, wrapping his arms around her waist and pulling her body against his. “I will always find you.” Tangling his hand in the mussed curls at the back of her head, he tipped her mouth upwards to meet his in an insistent kiss. At first, she tried to pull away, not knowing how to react, but he held her fast, not letting her escape. And when he teased her mouth open with his tongue and delved inside, she found that escape was the farthest thing from her mind. She let him in eagerly, instinct taking over and letting their tongues play together in a sensual dance that left her panting his name. “You are my mate,” he growled, licking his lips.
Alright, kids. Here’s the deal. The book is out RIGHT NOW! So run over to any of these fine establishments below and get your copy today. And in celebration of the re-release, I’m going to run a contest over the weekend where you can win ANOTHER of my books, so stay tuned…….
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