Fires of Stone, the second book in Annika Brynley's sci-fi/fantasy romance series, Children of Terra, is now out! While it's technically the sequel to The Love Beneath (which I reviewed), it can be read as a standalone. In fact, I got a sneak peek at the manuscript, so I read it before I read The Love Beneath and liked it plenty on its own. Anyway, check it out!
Within twenty-four hours of coming to the surface as a part of an exploratory team, Caitlin is kidnapped and given into servitude as a bride price. Though the warrior who receives her inspires unease and frustration, she finds herself strangely drawn to him. Although she assumed him nothing more than a barbarian, she soon finds there is more to him than she had thought. She has never known a man like Draken—both a barbarian and yet thoughtful in ways she never expected. She is torn between escaping this strange world and giving into her desire for him.
As leader of his people, Draken will do anything to protect those under his care, even if it means promising himself to a woman he does not love. Breaking the alliance would lead to a blood feud, yet his desire for Caitlin puts everything he holds dear in jeopardy. He decides to sacrifice his heart for his honor, but then Caitlin is bitten by a poisonous animal. Now he will do everything in his power, risk everything to save her. And hope it’s not too late…
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Annika Brynley currently lives in New Jersey and she is as passionate about reading as she is about writing. She developed her love for stories and storytelling at a very early age, when she would listen to her grandmother tell stories of epic proportions. She has been spinning stories in her head ever since She has lived in India, Uganda, Kenya and now the U.S. Since then, she has worked in the financial services industry, joined the Army, and visited the Grand Canyon and New Orleans. She had a personal epiphany not too long after her return home and she began to seriously pursue her love of writing. She is still holding out for Mr. Right, but in the meantime, when she is not working or studying, she can be found curled up with a good romance or writing one. She would love to hear from you and can be reached at Annikabrynley@gmail.com.