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About the author:
Cate Rowan has washed laundry in a crocodile-infested African lake, parasailed over Cabo, and swum with dolphins, but her best adventures are her story worlds. Her lush fantasy romances about magic, danger and passion in faraway realms have won more than thirty awards.
Alaia: The Women of Kismet, Book One
KISMET'S KISS is a two-time RWA Golden Heart(r) Finalist and a winner of the Duel on the Delta, Molly, and Put Your Heart in a Book contests.
In the desert realm of Kad, a deadly epidemic strikes the palace of Sultan Kuramos. Only a magical healer from an enemy land has the skill to save his royal household, but Kuramos never imagined the healer would be a woman.
Healer Varene finds her own surprises in Kad. She expects the sultan's arrogance, but not his courage or his selfless care of the ill--or the possibility that the epidemic is the curse of a vengeful goddess.
Kuramos's culture condemns Varene's mystical talents. Her presence triggers an insurrection, yet as he and the healer toil for a cure, he loses his heart to her. She falls for him as well, but how can she relinquish her homeland and her principles--especially when he already has a harem and his family may be cursed?
"Kismet's Kiss is a must-read for all fantasy romance lovers."
--The Romance Reviews
"Magic, passion, and intrigue--Kismet's Kiss has it all! Cate Rowan's uniquely compelling fantasy debut is set in a fascinating and fully realized world where danger lurks in every shadow. Rowan is definitely an author to watch!"
--Alyssa Day, New York Times bestselling author
"Kismet's Kiss is a magical, exhilarating, sensual delight. Lush exotic world building, riveting storyline, and strong personable characters set the stage for a rich and captivating story."
"A wonderful Arabian Nights story laced with humor and scheming with intriguing twists."
--Robin D. Owens, RITA-winning author of Heart Thief and Guardian of Honor
"...Envelops the reader in a lush, exotic world of silk and sherbet, scimitars and precious stones... Kismet's Kiss delivers an exhilarating reading experience."
"Kismet's Kiss is a k-i-s-s-a-b-l-e read filled with magic, intrigue and romance!"
--Cheryl's Book Nook
"...A harem fantasy brimming with desire, enchantment and betrayal... I highly recommend Kismet's Kiss to all readers who enjoy a touch of magic with their romance."
--The Romance Studio
"Kismet's Kiss is a lush, inviting, immersive gem of a book. No one who loves being swept away by a great story should miss this!"
--Kendra Leigh Castle, author of Renegade Angel and Call of the Highland Moon
"Kismet's Kiss is a compelling tale of love and duty set amid the clash of cultures. A thoroughly enjoyable adventure!"
--Jana Oliver, author of the Time Rovers series and The Demon Trapper's Daughter
"Kismet's Kiss has everything a reader of fantasy could ask for--suspense, action, incredible world-building and magic. What captured me most was a romance so exquisitely crafted that it kept me up all night, devouring every word until the very last page. This story is a one-sitting read to be savored again and again!"
--Shelby Reed, author of Midnight Rose and The Fifth Favor
- Publication Date:
- Dec 01 2010
- 1456368605 / 9781456368609
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 6" x 9"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Fiction / Romance / Fantasy