"A must-read for all fantasy romance lovers." —The Romance Reviews
"So much sexual tension that the pages are likely to burn your fingers as you eagerly beg for more." —Coffee Time RomanceA magically romantic fantasy
In the desert realm of Kad, a deadly epidemic strikes the palace of Sultan Kuramos. Only a mystical healer from an enemy land may have the skill to save his h...more
Exquisite, enthralling, enchanting, marvelous, tingling, unique, masterpiece.
It was one of a kind! Set in the beautiful Middle East in some faraway time, this is a tale about magic, healing, love and power. Kuramos is the Sultan of Kad and when a mystic illness takes over his palace, he is forced to seek aid from a faraway kingdom. Varene, the Royal Healer of Teganne, appears and spark fly from the instant the meet! But Kuramos already have six wives! I had no idea how I was goi ...more
This is a great story!!!
I enjoyed very much the ambience, the loved story between Varene and Kuramos, the world building!
The story is non very unusual, but the twist about the love story was!
(view spoiler)[How would you feel to fall in love with a man – a very honourable man – who’s already married with six women!!!???
And the women are all (except one) very nice, grateful and friendly!
That’s the situation Varene has found herself in! (hid ...more
Perhaps I'm a bit biased, but I can't really help that. ;) ...more
To me the essence of a fantasy novel lies in it’s world building, a carefully constructed world is something easily recognized and appreciated. I will say I didn’t expect that from ...more
Kuramos, the Great Sultan of Kad, is in the midst of a nightmare when a deadly illness strikes his palace killing his trusted mentor and threatening the lives of his wives and children. After a freak accident takes the life of his Royal Physician, robbing Kuramos of a cure, the sultan's desperate need forces him to seek help from the rival realm of Teganne. A culture steeped in vile magic, the Tegannese people are scorned by Kaddites but when left with no other options Kuramos ...more
We shouldn’t even mention that this book is self-published, and the only reason we are is because this book has made us optimistic that good, talented authors can find a way to get their books to market regardless of the health of the industry or the often depressing terms of Ebook houses. Really, we’ve come across releases from large, brick and mortar publishing houses and spotted typos and grammatical errors aplenty, but were hard pressed to see anything less than editorial perfectio ...more
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Kuramos, the 200 year old Sultan Living in the realm of Kad, sends for the magic healer from an enemy land, to heal his family when his normal healer dies from an accidental fall resulting with a head injury. Verane is the beautiful strong proud magical healer who happens to be a woman... Uh Oh!
I have never been a reader of romance novels before but I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Although it is part of a series it can also stand alone without loosing any part of the story. The author takes you on a journey between different “realities” or worlds with the main character being transported from one to another to help because she is a Healer. She experiences attitudes that one could even relate to in today’s terms as bigotry a fear that has been taught. It is a positive ...more
All the way through this, I kept thinking that I had read it before, and yet there's no trace of it on my Kindle. I'm wondering if it has been published under a different name previously? Regardless, I enjoyed the story, and have lost sleep to finish it, which is always the sign of a good book. ...more
My first fascination lies within the setting. Rowan provides us with a rich, luscious and undeniably intriguing world. I was instantly captivat ...more
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Sometimes I just want a book that's going to transport me to another world, something light and easy and a fun romance. Kismet's Kiss did just that. I've never read or seen all of the King and I, but this book is in many ways reminiscent of it in that the Sultan has six wives and several children and yet he and Varenne have an instant attraction and yet...in her culture its one wife one husband.
Kuramos the ...more
The Great Sultan Kuramos is facing down an enemy that even the most mighty of warriors and greatest of kings cannot overcome: a disease born of a goddess’ curse. This mysterious plague has sickened many members of the royal family and there seems to be no hope until he reaches out to a neighboring realm of Teganne - known for its ...more
I fell in love, with Varenne and Kuranos, also with the world of Alaia. Or more correctly, the country of Kad. Each detail fit my image of live in a palace. From the reverence of the servants, to the camaderie between the Sultanas
What made me grit my teeth were the fact that women were viewed as subservient. Which made it an extra interesting to watch their reaction when they discover that a w ...more
The first time they meet, Varene and Kuramos are instantly attracted to each other, whether they want to be or not. However, there are major hurdles in their way. In the beginning, Kuramos is appalled that he must rely on a infi ...more
When it came to the magic of the world, I was a bit confused. I lik ...more
Varene na Seryn is the royal healer of Teganne. When Varene receives the summons that Kuramos requires a healer, she knows it must be some mistake. Varene is right. When she arrives in Kuramos court, he is taken by surpri ...more
I did, however, like the hero's character and who he was as a person. I totally understand where he was coming from as a person and also culturall ...more
Sultan Kuramos of Kad is a man that has a lot on his mind and shoulders. There is some kind of plague killing people in his castle. He lost his true friend and mentor. The only person that can help him is a healer and that will be hard for his people because they don't like or believe in magic. Healer Varene answers his call and that is when everything changes.
This was a book that did kind of remind me of the King and I. I loved how ...more