“The lush smell of spices, the soft silk of the harem and the intrigue of court life combines as Marlowe sweeps readers into her novel through picturesque descriptions of medieval Constantinople. She crafts a lavish love story that’s as entertaining as it is epic.”
That’s RT Book Reviews’ description of Mia Marlowe’s new historical romance, Silk Dreams. Mia is a very talented author of historical romance; Silk Dreams is beautifully written, evocative, and quite wonderfully different. Here’s the blurb:
Two lost souls, one treacherous city–Is love enough to save them?
In a strange land of flashing swords and swirling silks, spicy aromas and hot breezes that feel like a lover’s breath, Valdis is utterly lost. It’s all so different from her homeland. And the harem she’s forced to enter is so very treacherous.
Her family cast her away for her glimpses of the future and now her visions are turning even more ominous. They foretell the death of the one man who could help her escape-Erik, an exiled Viking who braves the wrath of a kingdom to waken her to passion, one sinful pleasure at a time. Erik and Valdis must play a high-stakes game of power and seduction if they have any hope of living out her . . . Silk Dreams.
Doesn’t that sound awesome? And I just love the setting of medieval Constantinople. As much as I adore Regency and Victorian romance, as a reader I sometimes like to go farther afield. With Mia–who is equally adept with romances in Norse, Regency, or Scottish historical settings–you can’t go wrong with Silk Dreams. I suggest you visit her website to read an excerpt for yourself–I suspect you’ll agree with me!
For my readers today, Mia is giving away a copy of her three-book anthology, The How To Series. Just tell me what settings you enjoy in historical romance for a chance to win!