The story Scheherazade told on the One-Thousand-and-Second night.
By day, Taqla uses her forbidden sorcery to move freely about the city of Damascus in the guise of an old sage. Her true identity known only by her faithful servant woman, Taqla is content with the comfortable, if restrictive, life that keeps her safe from the control of any man. Until she lays eyes on a handsome merchant-traveler. Suddenly her magical disguise doesn’t rest so easily on her shoulders.
When long-time widower, Rafiq, hears that the Amir’s beautiful daughter has been kidnapped by a scheming djinni—and that she will be given in marriage to her rescuer—he seeks the help of “Umar the Wise” to ensure he will be that man. Yet as he and the disguised Taqla set off, he senses that his prickly male companion is hiding something.
In a moment of dire peril, all of Taqla’s secrets are stripped bare—her fears, her sorcery and, worst of all, her love for Rafiq. Yet the princess’s life hangs in the balance, and there is no running away or turning back. Even though passion may yet betray them all...
Warning: Scary monsters and creepy ruins in the desert—check. Pagan gods that demand blood-sacrifices—double check. A handsome hero who looks good in a robe and even better out of it—oh yeah. Check, check and check. That’s worth a heroine dropping a veil or two.
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By day, Taqla uses her forbidden sorcery to move freely about the city of Damascus in the guise of an old sage. She is content with the life that keeps her safe from men, until she lays eyes on a handsome merchant-traveler.
Rafiq is determined to rescue the Amir’s daughter from a scheming djinni, and marry her, but there’s something odd and distracting about the old man who’s agreed to help him. In a moment of dire peril, Taqla’s secrets stripped bare—and the passion that’s revealed could save them. Or betray them all...
Janine Ashbless has been a kennel-hand, library assistant, computer programmer, forestry officer and Viking (yes, full time for nearly five years). As you can see, she had a problem finding her niche in life.
She’s now a full-time multi-published author in the erotica genre and likes best to base her tales on mythology, folklore and history. She lives with two rescued greyhounds and a husband in northern England.
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Book Description Samhain Pub Ltd, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 296 pages. 8.50x5.50x1.00 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk160928819X
Book Description Samhain Publishing, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M160928819X