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Monday, 22 April 2013

Spotlight on... The Last Gladiatrix by Eva Scott PLUS GIVEAWAY

In the dust and death of the Coliseum, a slave fights for freedom, a soldier fights for his life, and they both fight for the love that has been forbidden.


The Book...



Captured and enslaved by a Roman legion, Xanthe never expects to end up training for the Coliseum floor, but every night after the day’s march, she is put through her paces by a Roman solider who challenges her, tests her, and excites her.
Titus is drawn to Xanthe, her fire and her spirit, so he breaks one of his rules and brings notice on himself, offering to train her as a gladiatrix to spare her a courtesan’s role. But training her, working with her, soon becomes too much. Titus knows the penalty for taking property that does not belong to him, but how long can he resist?

Giveaway...


One lucky reader could be walking away with a copy of The Last Gladiatrix, just leave a comment to enter.

Good luck!

Excerpt...


The flash of her green eyes in the candlelight reminded Titus of the verdant wild forests of Northern Italy, which they had recently left. He rubbed a smear of dirt from her cheek with his thumb, and then taking her hand, he raised Xanthe up to stand. With deliberate, slow movements he unfastened her tunic, letting it fall from her shoulders to pool on the ground at her feet.

Xanthe made no move to stop him, their eyes locked, her fear and trust clear to see. He slid his fingers beneath the waist of her leggings and tugged them down over her hips, leaving her naked, standing there before him.

Titus took a sponge and dipped it into a bowl of warm water, letting it soak before applying it to Xanthe’s flesh. He washed her with firm yet gentle strokes, and as the water ran over her skin it dripped deliciously from her breasts. The centurion bent his head and licked at a droplet, pleased to feel her shudder in response. Her nipple hardened, inviting him to explore further. He needed no invitation. Xanthe had to summon all her self-discipline to stand still while Titus explored the curves of her body. His touch turned her core to molten fire; she could barely contain her need.


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   Category: Historical Romance
   Released: April 2013
   eISBN: 9780857990396

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   Amazon UK
   Escape Publishing


The author...


I live on the Sunshine Coast, in Queensland Australia with my fabulous husband and gorgeous little boy. When I'm not writing romance you can find me out on the water kayaking, fishing or swimming. When on dry land it’s all about the shoes and the coffee.

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4 comments:

  1. Hi Aurelia, Hi Eva.

    Eva, I'd love to know more about your research for this book. Where does Xanthe come from? Greece I suspect....

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  2. Hi Maria! Sorry about the delay - I lost internet for two weeks! Yikes! I suspect Xanthe is Greek. I'm afraid I didnt chose it for authenticity. There is a lovely girl at the local coffee shop called Xanthe and I fell in love with the name. Thought I might be able to stretch credibility and call a Sarmatian woman by a Greek name. ;)
    Eva

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    1. I would really love to know how to pronounce the name....

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