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The Nympth’s Labyrinth


A

world shrouded in mystery and intrigue, the Sisterhood of Epione must not be

exposed.Shape-shifting nymph, Ariadne Papadakis, is tasked with keeping the truth of

the group’s existence and their ancient mysteries far out of reach of the

American archeologist, Beau Morris and his troublemaking son, Kaden. When

forgotten and forbidden passions are awakened, Ariadne is forced make a

choice—fall in line and continue to be overrun and pushed down by the

sisterhood, or follow her heart and put Beau and Kaden’s lives in danger.Can she have the man she loves or will the pressure and secrets of her past

keep her from her heart’s desire?

Their quest to find each other across a treacherous wilderness will test the

limits of courage and endurance, guided only by their dreams–and by the belief

in the true love they share.


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Chapter One Present Day

Shoveling dirt in a dark, forbidding hole was

the last place Ariadne Papadakis wanted to be. She used the trowel in her hand

as a weapon to scrape the clay away. A drop of sweat trickled down the ancient

black tattooed snake on her arm, past her elbow, over the serpent’s weaving

body, and stopped at the base of her wrist as if it was afraid to enter her

palm where the head of the snake was poised for attack.

The city of Gournai sat at the base of a Cretan

hill, a blister of light in the callous night. Ariadne could remember when the

town had been nothing but a few villas and a market, perfectly rural—a great

location for a secret. Now it bustled with modern life and somewhere within the

public maze, sat an archeologist who wanted to expose the Labyrinth she and her

sisterhood of nymphs had kept hidden for so long.

How had Beau Morris found their secret…a secret

that had been hidden for thousands of years? She couldn’t know for sure, but

now she had been ordered to deal with the consequences of his action.

Earlier that day, while Ariadne had been working

at the museum in Heraklion, a braying couple from Alabama had been amongst the

handful of visitors. They had laughed at the bare breasts of the statue of

Epione, the snake goddess. They had snickered and made jokes of the serpents

that graced her arms and her ample breasts. They never paused to consider what

the woman had once meant to so many and still meant to Ariadne’s sisters and

all nymphs. They had just laughed and gawked at the oddity before them. Stupid

Americans.

Did no one revere what is sacred anymore? Had

culture changed that much?

Ariadne pushed the thoughts from her mind. There

were some things about the modern world that she just didn’t understand, and

Dr. Morris’ ardent desire to destroy the nymph culture by exposing the secrets

of the Labyrinth was at the top of her list.

Couldn’t he just leave some things alone?
If he found the Labyrinth, the artifacts would

sit in the museum, and like the statue of Epione, be pointed at and mocked—or

they would be misused. The sacred Labyrinth needed to stay exactly as it was,

hidden from science, from prying eyes, mocking laughs, and greedy hands.

She jabbed the trowel into the hard earth.
The trowel-marked square walls around her seemed

to move in a little closer as Ariadne worked. She swallowed back her fear as

she looked up at the night sky. When she was done, she could get out of this

place and never come back.

Her gaze fell to the exposed light gray column

at her right. For a moment she stared at the moonlit carved stone, it reminded

her of the thousands of years that had passed since she had been born. Each

year brought a new challenge, a new set of problems. She ran her finger against

the arid dirt and brought her fingers to her nose to smell the burnt sage, the

citric aroma of oranges, and a hint of olive.

To have an archaeologist sticking his nose where

it didn’t belong was an invasion tantamount to war. Subterfuge was the game and

nymphs had thousands of years of practice. 


The Author


Danica

Winters is a best-selling author who is known for writing award-winning books

that grip readers with their ability to drive emotion through suspense and

often a touch of magic. When she’s not working, she can be found in the wilds

of Montana testing her patience while she tries to understand the allure of

various crafts (quilting, pottery and painting are not her thing). She always

believes the cup is neither half-full nor half-empty, but it better be filled

with wine.




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http://www.DanicaWinters.net


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