Book 1, Zinahs
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Forbidden from award winning, erotic fantasy romance author Lila Dubois is a thrilling tale of rituals and magic, masters and slaves, and a centuries old battle for power. On this distance planet, the men are not the pursuers; they are the pursued, and they are owned, body and soul. Book 1 of the Zinahs series will keep you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end.
The Land Between the Seas, a world in peril, is the responsibility of one woman.
Cryessa, High Priestess of the land by birth and training, is strong and commanding, but locked in a life and death struggle to protect her people from the King, who bears a centuries old hate for the Temple.
Bound to her in slavery, prisoners of war and captives of fate, five men serve as her aides, her lovers, her slaves. One, however, is bound to her with something stronger, deeper, and utterly forbidden. Tamlohn, kidnapped and given to her in chains, chafes at his bindings, but continues to submit, in every way, because of his love and hers.
The political climate in the kingdom is steadily worsening. King Throlock, like his predecessors before him, rules the land only for his own pleasure. He has been continually thwarted by the efforts of the Priestess, while his multiple plots to overthrow or control the Temple have failed. Each failure has only made the King more petulant, vindictive, and determined to hurt those who hinder him, particularly the beloved and dedicated High Priestess.
Cryessa takes on the King and a centuries-old curse to protect her people, the temple, and the traditions she is entrusted to keep, no matter the cost to herself and her slaves. But, in a land steeped in ritual and magic, bound by rules that are indissoluble, can she protect herself from love --the highest form of treason?
This erotic fantasy romance contains BDSM, Light Bondage, and adult themes. Forbidden is not intended for readers under the age of 18.
Previously Published: (2007) Liquid Silver Books
Unexpected depth and a new genre to explore
I wasn't sure what to expect when I began this book, as it is a genre I don't normally read, but I've loved other books by the author so I decided to give it a try.
The story is very cleverly woven with elements of fantasy that being added depth while still leaving elements that we all seek in real life. The characters are richly written, with depths that we cannot even begin to imagine as pieces of their lives are revealed.
The erotic side of the story is uniquely written, showing twists that are unexpected yet fantasy material for sure.
Overall, I was very pleased and look forward to the next book in the series.
Really enjoyed this...
Forbidden was the first book in this "genre" that I had ever read. I found it to be fun, humorous and beautiful. I get attached to the characters and read many more of her books solely based on reading this first one. I hope if you are reading this review and are on the fence you take a chance. I believe you won't regret it!
Forbidden is one of the few books that I have read in the past year that kept me on the edge of my seat. I couldn't put the book down! The characters came alive. Lots of unexpected curveballs are in here - Lila Dubois keeps the reader on their toes. Just when I expected something she would take the story on a path I did not expect. To say I loved this book is an understatement. I have already purchased the next two books in the series.