(Winter’s Bride will soon be available in Paperback)
Synopsis: The Winter Lord is a man like no other. He rules the world together with the Summer Lady, the Autumn Lord and the Lady of Spring. That alone says that the Winter Lord is the wrong man to fall in love with, but Dawn loves him anyway.
The last thing Dawn expects is to be placed inside the Winter Lord’s prison because of a minor dispute. When he visits her and asks her to marry him, Dawn knows that nothing will ever be the same again. Her entire world is put into a spin, but soon, she realizes that things aren’t as they should be. The Winter Lord is hiding something, and when the truth is revealed, she understands that only one thing can save her life …
This is a passionate and erotic love story for adult readers. It takes place in a magical fantasy world where the Elders rule the seasons.
“My L … I mean, Audren. About what happened yesterday …”
“Yes, I came here to talk with you about that. As you know, I am the judge of this town, and if a law is broken, I judge.”
“Yes, I know …” Her nervousness awakened within her again. “But I don’t understand why I’m here. I didn’t do anything.”
“Can you tell me what happened?”
“Well, after our meeting, I looked for my brother Eric. It took me a while to find him, and when I did, he was arguing with Mira. She had broken our mother’s milk bottle, and I told her that she had to repay it. She went crazy and pushed me against the building, and that was when the guards showed up. They arrested us, and here we are.”
“I see. If you think about this from the guards point of view, what do you see then?”
Dawn gave it a thought, and when it hit her, she sighed. “They thought I was in danger.”
“Exactly, and the only way to figure out what was going on was to take all of you here and let me judge you. I have already spoken with Mira and your brother. Now it’s your turn. Eric has been sent home, but Mira will stay here a few more days to reconsider her actions. A healer will help her with her anger issues.”
“I have already told you what happened. I don’t know what else I can give you.”
A glow in white and light blue colors surrounded his hand. The colors swirled around his hand in slow and harmonic movements. A cold chill went through Dawn when she saw it. She knew what it meant.
“Give me your hand, Dawn.”
Dawn fled from the bed with a squeak and pressed herself against the stone wall as far away from his as possible. Surprise filled his marvelous eyes.
“This isn’t going to hurt, Dawn. There will only be a tingling feeling.”
Dawn didn’t listen. “Please, don’t read my mind. Please, I beg you.”
He got up from the bed and approached her. “Dawn …”
“Anything, but that, My Lord. Isn’t reading Eric’s and Mira’s minds enough?”
Her desperation rose. He couldn’t find out how she felt about him! If he did, her entire world would collapse. He would never be hers, so there was no need for him to know. But if he found out and turned her down, it would break her heart. It would destroy her.
“No,” he said. “I need to see the whole picture, and you don’t need to worry. Whatever secret I will see, will remain yours.”
She shook her head and couldn’t hold back her tears. “You don’t understand. You will find out everything about me …”
“Yes, that’s how this works, Dawn.” He stood in front of her with so much understanding in his beautiful eyes that it made her cry even more.
He raised his hand toward her face and dried away her tears with his thumb. Her body trembled, and she didn’t know what to do with herself. She was stuck. The door to the cell was behind him. She hadn’t heard him lock it, but she doubted she would reach it before he caught her.
“Everything is going to be all right,” he assured her.
Dawn could only watch as he grabbed her hand. There was nothing she could do to stop him. When she felt the tingling feeling he had mentioned, she closed her eyes and hoped that everything would be over fast. His hand was warm, his touch was firm but gentle. She had no idea what went on inside of him, but silence surrounded them for several minutes.
Eventually, she dared to open her eyes and look at him. She didn’t know what to expect when she met his gaze. She assumed he knew everything now. Her love, her devotion, her desire and passion for him was probably no longer a secret.
Yes. He knew.
It was written all over his face.
This book has been described as lyrical, but I would add lush to that as well. Not only are you treated to gorgeous details and scintillating romance, but you’re also greeted with the aura of an old folk tale. I love stories that make me forget about the time and place I’m in, the ones that surround me with the sounds and sights of another world. Winter’s Bride is exactly this sort of book. For anyone needing to escape the last dregs of summer- grab your copy of Nellie C. Lind’s mythical erotic romance and lull your senses into a fiery state of happiness. 5 stars~xoxox
About Nellie C. Lind
Nellie C. Lind lives in Sweden with her son, but she was born in Poland. Writing has always been one of her greatest interests. Today she runs the publishing house Sense of Romance for a living. She writes passionate paranormal romance, fantasy and science fiction books for adult readers. You’ll find all sorts of beings in her stories, for instance, angels, vampires, gods, and elves. You’ll also find everything from short stories to novels among her books. Keep an eye open for upcoming releases!