Happy Book Teaser Tuesday everyone! Here is very romantic little bit from my favorite would-be villain couple. Azarus and Odile, the Sorcerer and the Swan. Oh, the things that man says to her.... swoon worthy!
“firelight becomes you.”
Odile felt a flush from more than the heat come over her.
“It is the same with you, my lord. Though, like you, I prefer the shadows.”
His hands traced the curve of her cheek. Then he leaned in and kissed her mouth. Odile opened to him readily. The smell of the Elder branches combined with his male scent, tempting her to breathe him in. Her hands roved over his chest, wrapping behind his neck to bring him closer. Their bodies met, Azarus pulling them together tightly while he plundered her lips. He searched out all of her secrets with his tongue. There was no hiding in the dark from this man, he knew it too well. He was the master of it.
Finally, they pulled apart for breath.
“Aye, right you are, dark maiden. We both are of the shadows—night creatures together. Our fire lies inside, don’t fear it. We can burn in secret, the way you like, for only each other.”
She smiled, wishing once again that these rites they acted were for more than just show. Every black thing she’d been taught to hate about herself, Azarus brought to the light. At first she thought he exposed her but now she knew the truth. Each moment with him healed her, forced who she really was to the fore. Like the primitive sounds of the villagers’ music, he wove the frayed strands of her soul together in a song so wildly beautiful it could never be heard by anyone’s ears but his own. She’d burn for him forever.
Enter the dark, seductive world of the black swan today.
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Hello everyone. Happy new week! I'm putting up this fabulous new book review of Odile in the reviews section of the website. I was so happy to get this wonderful 5 star reader review. Thank you, thank you, Kaitie for reading and reviewing. I was thrilled to hear that you enjoyed Odile and Azarus's story!
5 Stars-Wow! What can I say about this amazing book?
I was taken aback by this book. I absolutely loved it! From the get-go, I was hooked on Odile's heartbreaking story and the connection between her and a certain shadowy stranger who saves her from her prison. The history woven throughout, the sheer amount of dark romance, and utterly sublime imagery captivated me. The writing style flowed beautifully. The characters are visceral, their emotions raw and authentic. And what can I say about Azarus? "dreamy sigh" Gods, this man enchanted me. Where has this book boyfriend been all my life? The way he speaks, so eloquent and poetic at times, ughhh! He just exudes sexy. This is definitely one of those books I will reread again and again. I cannot wait to devour every other novel this author has to offer.
Happy Wednesday everyone! More importantly, happy Wine Wednesday! Is it just me or does it feel like making it this far into the week this time around has been an epic journey the likes of which only a ring-bearing hobbit could truly appreciate? Never fear though. I have a treat for you on, this, our little mid week holiday. Today's wine / book pairing is brought to you by the mysterious and sultry, Intrinsic Cabernet Savignon, and my very own, Odile, Legend of the Black Swan. Both are sure to cast a spell on you. Together, this bewitching couple make for a very magical, very seductive reading experience. So find a cozy corner away from the world, pour yourself a glass of Intrinsic Cab Sav and "Enter the world of the Black Swan... "
Pale, cold mistress of the serpent’s lair, blood red lips and coal black hair…
Enter the world of the Black Swan, a dark and seductive tale where things are not always as they seem. Odile is the reviled villainess of Aarroughac, a castle inhabited by the evil wizard, Count Rothebart. After a sinister magic sweeps through the land and results in death, Odile is accused of the crime. Von Rothebart vanishes, leaving her to face the wrath of an entire kingdom alone until a mysterious stranger with powers of his own comes along.
With vengeance as his guide, Lord Azarus di Caspari hunts an ancient curse. When he crosses paths with the Black Swan of legend, he immediately makes up his mind to use the temptress’s magic for his own devices. But when Azarus learns that the story of the sorceress might not be true, disappointment gives way to desire. Spells are cast and secrets are revealed, but can love exist in the shadow of two dark hearts such as theirs?
Are the tales of the Black Swan true? Is she a murderess and an evil sorceress to be feared or is she the only thing standing between true evil and the fall of a kingdom? Only time will tell as the magical story of the Black Swan unfolds.
Odile, Legend of the Black Swan is a fantasy, fairy tale romance inspired by the legendary ballet, Swan Lake.
An Enchanted Lands Romance.
18 and up
Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Ibooks and Kobo
About the Author
Amanda V Shane is an author of paranormal and fantasy romance and is currently working on her Tides of Atlantis series about the super hot lost kings of Atlantis as well as her Enchanted Lands Romances.