I riffle through the beer bottle shelf looking for novels that feature all the mythical creatures I love. I see a book that feature vampires from my home province. One containing an erotic telling of witches and their craft and a story about greek gods and goddesses. I wring my hands in frustration and yell at the moon. Isn’t there anything out there that features them all under one cover? My eye catches something falling out of the sky and landing at my feet.
Nikeda did not die. In fact, her cursed bloods flourish in Zarra’s realm. To further complicate matters, Miranda has fallen in love with Nikeda’s son, Drake.
With the truth out, Zarra must choose between killing her friends or accepting Miranda as the prized lover of a powerful enemy.
In the meantime, Athine has discovered another threat to the N’Loron called the Malatista. The birth of this prophesied child may mean the very end of the N’Loron and her reign.
Take what you know about mythology and throw it out the window…
It’s finally here! 11/15/14 is the date to pick up your copy of Cursed Bloods in both print and e-book! I, along with many of my blogger friends, are sharing this post to get the word out about Cursed Bloods! Will this be the end of Athine’s adventures? You will have to read the book to find out of our favorite heroine makes it out of Atlantis alive!
Harmonia entered the Kisaka grotto as she had a thousand times before. She began to meditate and was promptly freed from her flesh. The spirit of Harmonia entered the waters of the Kisaka in search of Asryni. Her sprit swirled around and around until she pinpointed the final resting place of the dragon queen. She pushed forward, through the blackness and found Asryni sitting under a decaying tree outside the entrance to the Elmonon. It appeared that she was barred from entering the sacred grotto of the dragon kin. She sat with her head lowered. Her red hair spilled over her horns as giant wings jutted out of her back. She looked like she was forever stuck between her humanoid form and her battle dragon form. As Harmonia approached, she lifted her head. Hollow black eyes met the spirit eyes of Harmonia.
She breathed in a large breath. “Your blood is tainted with that of the line of the immortal born. You will never gain entrance into the Elmonon. Even I am unable to enter and I am their queen.”
“Asryni, I am not here to enter the Elmonon. I am here to bring you back to the land of the living.”
Asryni looked at her with those wild, hollow eyes. Her beauty marred by eternal unrest and damnation. She laughed. “You are a very funny spirit. Although, I do sense that you have Shutharja blood in you, I doubt you have enough magic in your state to bring me back. Cronus himself damned me here when he killed me with dishonor.”
“You need not worry about my magic. I am a powerful Und-vor. Ythofra herself has requested I come here and bring you back.”
“Why doesn’t she come for me herself then?”
“She has no rule here in Nenithus, but I and my sister do.”
The creature laughed again. “A pair of women have rule over Nenithus? I doubt Cronus would allow that. Go away little spirit. I am tired and would like to rest.”
Harmonia began to speak in an inaudible chant. She held out a small container as she circled around Asryni. She could stay there and argue for a century and Asryni would not believe that she could bring her back. Instead, she performed the ritual and pulled the essence of Asryni into her magic container. The consent of the spirit Asryni was not needed for she was an Und-vor. When she was done, she began her long travel through the spirit realms with her cargo.
What Readers Are Saying (Good Reads):
“Cursed Bloods (Book 5) by Shannon McRoberts not only continues seamlessly where Athine Series finished off but cleverly combines this latest addition with her Genetic Corp X characters. This epic fantasy series is so awesome I had difficulty putting the book down. The fantastic characters, all so vividly described, jump from every page and involve the reader right off the bat. Even the bad guys are fun.”
“In Shannon McRoberts, Cursed Bloods, The Daughter of Ares Chronicles, she has successfully tied together the characters from the Athine series and Genetic Corp X. We find out the cursed bloods aren’t as bad as we thought…once enemies become allies and lovers. I really enjoyed this story and the characters were written with different personalities and you could distinguish who was who.”
Finally my prayers have been answered! I pour myself a cup of tea and settle in for a good read.