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Friday, December 30, 2011

Priestess of the Nile by Veronica Scott

Egypt, 1500 BC
Drawn to his abandoned temple on the banks of the Nile by an enchanting song, Sobek the Crocodile God is even more captivated by the sight of the singer herself. Appearing to her as a man, he learns she is Merys, a descendant of his last priestess. Though filled with lust, Sobek believes Merys deserves to be more than just his mistress. But the rules that govern the Egyptian pantheon forbid anything beyond a physical joining of a Great One and a human.
Merys is attracted to the handsome stranger, who arouses passions in her that no man ever has. But with no dowry and no hope of ever leaving her village, she dares not dream of the future—or love.
Sobek takes every opportunity to visit Merys, taxing his resolve to leave her pure. When he saves her life, their mutual desire must be sated. But can a love between a human and an immortal survive the ultimate test of the gods?
21,000 words
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Isn't the cover for this beautiful? I adore it. I'm a cover slut. I love me a pretty cover! Now as I understand it this is the author's first book/major work and I thought that it was pretty good for a bit of mid afternoon reading. I suppose it's a paranormal historical romance with her being a mortal and her lover being Sobek the ancient Egyptian crocodile god.

For me I could tell that the author Veronica Scott took her time writing this piece and even though it's less than 70 pages long it was still good. If you know me and my reading habits than you know that I usually tend to stay far, far away from short stories/novellas/novelletes because I like my books to be over 100 pages in length.

I liked the storyline and the romance that developed between the two they didn't get down and dirty by oage 5 so I knew it could ony go up from there (no pun intended). I liked Merys a ot but I wish we could have known more about her life and that the book could have been another 50 pages longer (sorry Veronica) but maybe if I wish it hard enough she'll bring Merys and Sobek back in her future were because I really did enjoy this story and I do appreciate the hard work she put into researching and writing this work and I hope she continues writing and I wish her all the best.

Up until the last 3 pages I was going to give this book a 3 star rating but the ending was my favourite part because it had a HEA and I love romances that end in happily ever afters and I recommend this to those looking for nice light read on a rainy afternoon.

*I recieved a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my free and honest review.

★★★ 1/2


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