Publisher: Dreamspinner Press; 1 edition (December 8, 2014)
Amazon Kindle: A Spartan Love (Apollo's Men Book 2)
Alone, Andreas toils on a remote farmstead for a Spartan overlord. When a kryptes enters his world, Andreas fears for his life. The dread warriors stalk and kill helots—like Andreas' father—as part of their training.
Andreas sees only one way to save himself: he must tame the fearsome warrior.
But what began as self-preservation develops into attraction. Yearning for the company of someone other than his ferret Ictis, Andreas decides to trust the Spartan warrior and risk the fate that claimed his father.
Born to rule by the sword, Theron sees the world as his and acts accordingly, taking everything Andreas offers and reaching for more. However, love between men in Sparta is considered shameful and requires either exile or suicide to redeem Sparta’s honor. Now, only the gods can save them from the terrible price Sparta extracts from men who desire other men.
A long-limbed, wiry man, maybe a handful of years younger than Andreas’ twenty-two, scanned the interior of his home, eyes flicking from one item to the next as if cataloging any dangers. Even the heavily laden table didn’t hold his attention. Brushing by Andreas, the warrior strode past his bed to close and latch the shutter over his window. Once he finished, the youth turned his gaze on Andreas.
Unkempt hair and the beginnings of a beard framed a handsome face. A straight nose, firm chin, and eyes that rarely stopped moving gave an impression of restrained strength. He was slightly shorter than Andreas and had nowhere near his bulk, likely due to his poor diet. But when he filled out, he would be the kind of warrior regaled in epics.
The young warrior was even more handsome than Andreas had dared envision. Something glowing curled in Andreas’ gut, warming and filling his manhood.
He opened his mouth and then closed it. His mouth was too dry and his hands too damp. This was harder than he’d imagined.
“Aren’t you worried I might kill you?”
Oh that irresistible voice haunting his dreams….
Staring, Andreas swallowed convulsively. His heart thundered in his chest and ears. He could only nod.
“But yet you invited me in, knowing I could and you’d be unable to prevent me. I didn’t know helots had courage.” Dark eyes pinned him in place, piercing him as if to uncover all of his secrets. His gaze raked up and down Andreas, taking in his height and breadth. “Maybe they don’t. Maybe you’re different."
Kayla Jameth grew up on the family farm in Ohio, baling hay, raising cattle, and making maple syrup. An unrepentant tomboy, her father taught her to weld before she graduated from high school.
She attended Cleveland’s Case Western Reserve University and later, Texas A&M University in her pursuit of veterinary medicine, taking her farther away from her rural roots. You can transplant the county girl, but you can’t make her a city slicker. Besides, it was only going to be for a little while, right?
But it wasn’t all hard work for Kayla, her sojourn as the princess of the Celestial Kingdom left her with the title sir and a costume closet the envy of many knights, lords, and ladies. See? She does have some ladylike qualities complete with the title of Lady to back it up.
After declaring for years that she was just a veterinarian who wrote not an author, Kayla now finds herself living in Spring, Texas (practically Houston) and writing m/m erotic romance. The location is probably a bigger surprise than the genre. Never the kind of girl to discuss makeup and clothing designers, she would rather be outside getting dirty with the boys.
Kayla shares her home with a cat, two guinea pigs, a gerbil, three guppies, a husband and a son and daughter.
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