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The Goddess's Curse

(The first book in the Heartmates series)
A novel by

Sharona women and barbarian Lahon men maintain separate lives until libidinal fever strikes, and the women are forced to mate. Stricken by a mysterious terminal illness, Sharona Princess Reena jumps at the chance to accompany a cousin on her mating journey so she can at least see a Lahon before she dies. Garat, leader of the Lahon, hates the Sharona because of the woman who birthed and killed his son years ago. Now that a massive earthquake has left his people with precious little water, he has the perfect excuse to exact revenge by driving the Sharona from their homeland and taking what the Lahon need. When he encounters Reena on the mating journey he takes her hostage to force the Sharona to capitulate to his demands, but finds himself drawn to her instead. As his desire rises, lust for revenge wanes. But after what he's done, can he convince her of the evil that lives in the palace in time to save her life?

Paperback Editions

March 2015 : USA Paperback

Title: The Goddess's Curse (Heartmates) (Volume 1)
Author(s): Cara Bristol
ISBN: 0-9908052-9-8 / 978-0-9908052-9-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Cara Bristol
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