Fantasy / Romance
is an outcast, an untouchable. She lives on the fringe of society as the lowest
of the low, a living sacrifice to the gods. The only person she interacts with
is her aged grandmother who nurtures her powerful gift of healing. Until the
day she meets Ebube a strange warrior to their lands. He ignites a yearning
within her she’s unable to ignore.
is drawn to the young maiden with the emerald green eyes who possesses the body
of a goddess and the healing touch of an angel. But he is forbidden from mating
with a human and the consequence is the wrath of the gods.
he is on a mission. If he fails, the gates of hell will be opened and the earth
plunged into darkness. He cannot stay and she cannot go with him.
twig snapped. Ebube froze for a heartbeat. Unsure of what was approaching, he
reached for his scabbard still strapped to his hips. Without making a noise, he withdrew the
dagger in a slow fluid motion. The trees and shrubs around him provided some
cover for him. He wouldn’t be seen until he was ready to attack.
walked in his direction. Human? Knife poised to strike, he manoeuvred his
aching body into a crouching position.
the leaves of the shrubs in front of him parted, he swung his leg out tripping
the creature. The person tumbled down onto the ground beside him and he
pounced, his dagger already on its downward motion.
was a young woman.
Her scream rent the air as his arm stopped mid-swing. His grip on his weapon
tightened. His other hand held her side down firmly. Soft, smooth, warm skin
trembled beneath his palm.
stared at her, fixated by her allure. The shape of her face reminded him of an
eagle’s egg, beautiful and fragile, full of inner strength. Eyes the vibrant
green of okra twirled in the cream of ukwa stared back at him with fright. They
held him captive and he fell into their depths, barely aware of his increased
breathing and heart rate.
For the first time today, his spirit beast roused, alert and pushing to get to
The feral creature living in him had just laid claim to the maiden which made
her… Mine. The word whispered again in
girl was his bond mate? The woman destined to be his life partner? This
couldn’t be. She was human. Her life force undulated beneath his skin as proof.
was Ure, part human and part god. A supernatural being. He wasn’t permitted to
bond with humans.
his spirit beast had never risen before without the amulet to connect them. Yet
it had done so on this occasion.
has rejoined his warriors on the hunt for the sacred amulet but his heart is
left behind with Ugo. He’s focused on completing his task and returning to her
has found a new confidence since Ebube’s departure. After saving a child’s
life, she is now in demand for her skills and those who had previously ignored
her now take an interest in her. Her quiet moments are preoccupied by thoughts
of Ebube’s return.
the gods are not so forgiving or forgetful and they will demand a high price
for Ebube’s and Ugo’s disobedience.
favourite dream involved waking with Ugo beside him in his home on the Amauwa
they had a good, simple, and happy life. Peace in the realms and the warriors
placed a kiss to his face, the tip of his nose and his closed eyelid before
whispering, “good morning.”
befuddled with sleep he reached for her, hand settling on her hip as he
struggled to stay still, needing her in ways that he couldn’t always express.
morning is good because you are here,” he replied in a voice still gruff from
are awake,” her voice was filled with amusement.
am now.” He cracked his eyes open and filled them with a vision of Ugo dappled
in dawn’s grey light.
smile played on her lips even as strands of her braided hair brushed over her
shoulders and plump breasts.
trailed his hand down her smooth back over the curve of her waist to her wide hips
and pliant buttocks swell over long legs that he now pulled down on either side
of his so that she sat astride of him.
the time that he’d known her, her body had ripened from that of a girl into a
had always been a man ready to go to war to protect the realms. Ready to put
himself in danger and journey to whatever lands his missions took him.
he wanted to stay close to Ugo. To have her as a constant in his life. He
couldn’t imagine a future without her. A mate to share highs and lows and make
that you’re awake, my warrior, what would you like?” She rolled her bum over
breath hitched as he hardened.
the endearment was hardly more than a groan on his lips.
had never been this bold before.
glanced up to find her smirking as she rolled her hips again. “Yes, my warrior.
I have exactly what you want.”
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