The Knife's Edge
She's a queen with deadly enemies and dark sexual longings. She yearns to give herself over to the hands of another, even at the point of a blade. But can she trust her sacred medallion to protect her from the royal assasin who wants to seize her throne, her body, and her heart?
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If you're a fan of chess and political strategy, this story will hook you in and leave you wanting more. You WANT to learn more about what ...more
Because we see through Dardanus' jaded eyes we make ...more
THE KNIFE'S EDGE seemed like it would be a nice, quick selection for the feature. If I remember correctly, the story was touted as an erotic romance. But what it really read like was a prequel teaser, or maybe a prologue for a much more in-depth novel. The reader is literally dropped into the middle of a fairly complicated political scenario. The narrator, Dardanus, is an advisor to the lonely Queen Nestra. Since he is a "bastard", Dardanus can never assume ...more
The bad? It was WAY TOO SHORT! I want MORE! It was a very well written story that grabbed my attention and held me riveted until the end.
The good? The entire short story.
So if I have nothing but good things to say about this story, why only four stars...
I can almost guaranty this. If the author ever took the time to make this into a full length novel, I would probably be five starr ...more
"Nestra held the only quality that meant a damn for a leader to possess: she inspired a man to rather die than betray her.”
Dardanus is a bastard who works for Queen Nestra. He has been plotting to kill her, but the only way to do that is by getting her to remove the medallion that protects. The only way to achieve that will by seducing her. Don’t let the fact that this is only 24 pages turn you off. In fact because it’s so short you have no excuse no...more
Dardanus is a bastard after the throne. The only thing that stands in his way is Queen Nestra and the medallion that protects her from harm. We learn that Dardanus has had a scheme in play for a long time and he and his conspirators have put a lot of thought into getting rid of Nestra. Unfortunately, she never takes off her medallion fore ...more
A short, and sweet hot read that left me wondering what would happen next with Dardanus and Nestra.
Good coffee break book and with lots of excerpts from other books in case you were looking for anymore.
Wow, 0 to 1000 kms an hour in the space of a couple of seconds.
Our anti-hero is a royal bastard, cold, calculating, manipulative and a murderer. Through first person narrative the reader is plunged immediately into his head. Dardanus is determined to assassinate the Queen and claim her throne for himself but first he must find a way to separate her from her protective medallion and there’s only one way he can think of to achieve that. Seduction.
42 pages of raw sensual grit…but gad damni ...more
Also, the f ...more
The gist of the story is that the queen wears a sacred medallion that protects her from harm. She also can’t have relations with a man as long as she wears it. Her closest advisor, however, has other plans. He wants the medallion for himself, since he should be the rightful heir to the throne. But in the process of seducing the queen ...more
I didn't get what I was looking for, but yet, this quickie appealed to me because of the characters, strong-willed and not goody-two-shoes, bordering on evil on the side of the H, and because the attraction and suspense is very well built.
They circle around each other, test each other and you never know if one is going to kill the other or spend the night ...more
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This a free ebook I obtained from Kindle on October 2, 2012. ...more
While I was somewhat turned off by the demand/need of submission thing, I did enjoy the intrigue and the set-up, as well as the surprise of Dardanus's chan ...more
Stephanie has always been a storyteller. In elementary school, she channeled Scheherazade, weaving a series of stories t ...more