Friday, 26 December 2014


Virtual Book Tour Dates: 12/1/14 – 12/29/14

Genres: Historical Fiction, Romance

Tour Promo Price: This book will be$.99 December 1 – 12


Crown Princess Nindalla knows the terrifying power of Sargon of

Akkad’s army: Ten years ago, it destroyed her home city and killed her

parents. Now the nightmare is happening again. The Akkadians conquer her

new home, Susa; make her a widow; and strip her of her rank. Nindalla

vows to protect her children from her enemies by any means necessary,

including marrying whoever can shield them best. With plots swirling

around her, can she trust her instincts to tell friends from foes?

Farm boy Ur-sag-enki was forced to become a soldier in the Akkadian

army ten years ago after it destroyed his home and left him with

nothing. When the Akkadians conquer Susa, he is awarded its

governorship. He looks forward to settling down to the normal family

life he craves. First, though, he must keep control of Susa despite

enemies who exploit his inexperience, and he must gain legitimacy by

persuading beautiful former princess Nindalla to marry him. But can he

win her heart when it was his hand that struck down her husband?



Ur-sag-enki forced his thoughts to cold, heartless strategy. General

Qisim had sent him to find Crown Princess Nindalla for a reason. To hold

the city, he would her child alive and healthy and in his possession.

The boy was the last of the royal line of Susa. Marrying Nindalla would

legitimize Ur-sag-enki’s governorship.

His liver twinged, rebelling at the governor’s orders. Demons could

take the man and his cold plotting! Ur-sag-enki would marry Nindalla

because she was his destiny. The gods had decreed it at his birth. The

shiny black hair he yearned to touch, the beautiful eyes he longed to

look into, the rare smile he wanted to coax out—he had known they would

be his since the day of the New Year’s Festival. He had never loved

another woman, never expected to.

He had been waiting for her.

His skin tingled from his feet to his scalp. He had looked for

her in

every conquered city, his heart pounding each time he caught a glance

of long, heavy hair or a certain arrogant tilt of the head. He had been

disappointed too many times to count.

Now his restless body long to jump around or dance. He grinned

widely. I must look like a fool. But he didn’t care. At last the gods

had brought him to her! I will protect her and keep her safe always. I

will let no one, not General Qisim, not even King Sargon himself, harm

her or her baby.

He untied the amulet from his neck. It was a baked-clay figurine of a

goat, an animal sacred to the god Enki. He wound the leather thong

around it and tucked it inside the baby’s bindings.

Nindalla looked up and smiled. “You have done well, soldier. Find

Prince Humba. Learn what name I should give his son and successor. Then

bring my daughters here.”

He squeezed his eyelids shut as his body suffered the pain hers know

to feel. The woman had daughters in the palace, a palace overrun by

soldiers drunk on blood and beer and victory.

“My lady—” He stopped. He couldn’t tell her, not yet. She deserved a time of happiness with her baby first.


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About the Author:

Shauna Roberts writes fantasy, science fiction, historical fiction,

and romance. She currently lives in Southern California. She was a

copyeditor and an award-winning freelance medical and science writer for

21 years before retiring to write fiction. A graduate of the Clarion

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Workshop, she now serves on the

Clarion Foundation Board of Directors. In 2011 she won the Speculative

Literature Foundation’s Older Writers’ Grant.


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  1. Thank you for featuring Claimed by the Enemy today. —Shauna

  2. your welcome, sorry it was a little late my internet has been down. xx

  3. I can't wait to read this book. Story sounds like a keeper.

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