Title: The Concubine
After centuries of warfare, the two continents of the planet Rhenn have declared a truce. Despite his reluctance to play diplomat in the land of his enemies, everything has gone smoothly for Lord Drey...until he meets the concubine assigned to fill his visit with pleasure. Beautiful, sensual and determined to please him in every way, she is what every man dreams of having, but she refuses him the one thing he desires above all. Warming the bed of the handsome dignitary is an honor Aryenne is happy to take on. But despite all her skill and efforts, the great warrior seems to want the one thing she can't offer, that most forbidden prize-her heart. Because surrender in this very intimate war could mean his ruin, her death and the end of the peace that could save their world. A Blush(r) fantasy romance from Ellora's Cave Publisher's Note: Previously published elsewhere in 2005 under the title Rhe
Author: Raine Weaver
Published: January 30th 2014
Genres: Fantasy Romance, Paranormal Romance
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Beautifully written, The Concubine delivers a complete novel-length story in the size of a novella. Raine Weaver has a talent for creating multiple, interconnected, and overlapping plot twists, creating an amazing storyline that concludes into a bombshell of an ending. Using an alternate yet oddly familiar universe as a setting, Weaver weaves his magic and drags the reader into his magical world and makes them want to stay. Cultural contrasts between the two main characters create amusing, awkward, and, not to mention, exasperating situations for the Lord Drey, at least. Both the main characters, Lord Drey and Aryanna are strong, powerful, and unique in their own way. Steamy sexy scenes crop up when you least expect it. This fast read is a definite must-read for fantasy readers out there.