Annie’s always been different. An empathic Amazon, she hides her emotional anomaly beneath her legendary fighting skills. To avoid passing on her genetic disorder, she’s always avoided the Thirteen Nights Ritual—the annual breeding rite among the warrior races of the Greek Pantheon. Only months away from 30, she is now duty-bound to participate. When she meets Tai, a half-human warrior who revs her up beyond legal limits and nurtures the gentleness she’s had to keep secret, thirteen nights of pleasure don’t seem nearly enough.
As a half human, Tai has survived by being faster, more lethal, and a whole lot smarter than his brethren. While the male warriors accept him for his achievements, the Amazons have never given him a second look. Until he meets Annie, whose smile is warm and real and whose body shudders with desire—for him. Determined to have her, he hacks into the Thirteen Nights database and rearranges the pairings to make Annie his breeding partner. Together, their strength and tenderness combust into pure love.
But Tai’s actions are forbidden under Amazon law, subject to a death. To stay together and alive, they must take on the Greek Pantheon and win.
Sabrina Garie is on a journey to create the most kick-ass heroine romance fiction has ever known and the hero who can take her. A believer that big, audacious goals spice up life, she relies on coffee, red wine and laughter to make those goals (and her characters) come alive.
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What a great book! As romantic reads go, this really takes the reader that extra mile. There’s lots of steamy scenes in here, but they are legitimate and pretty much built into the plot. I also loved the idea of Amazons and Greek warriors entering into a breeding ritual. It set it up nicely that love could bloom and it was a refreshing change for the male protagonist to be the one really pushing the relationship forward.
The writing style was effortless. The whole book incredibly thought out and thoroughly engaging. Definitely for over 18s though!
From a writer’s perspective, my hat is off to Sabrina. It can be hard in erotic romance to dance the line between erotica and romance. Too much spice and its porn-esque, too little and it’s a straight forward romance. Creating the right mix is crucial. The plot in Thirteen Nights demands a certain amount of sex, yet creates the environment for romance – perfect. I also adored the historical references to the two races, although I couldn’t tell you if they were true or not – but they sounded pretty convincing!
The front cover is very erotic – however I would have liked to have seen more links to the Greek/ Amazon theme as this was central to the book. As it stands, the cover gives the reader the sex angle, but not much else. This might have a negative effect on the more romantic potential reader.
Overall I’d give Thirteen Nights 5 out of 5 stars – A fantastic premise that delivers what it promises.