Sarana and the Dark King
by Ivy Keating
Publisher: Champagne Book Group
Date of Publication: March 22, 2021
Number of pages: 268
Cover Artist: Sevannah Storm
Bewitching Exclusive Excerpt:
Cabe moved closer and put his arm around her. “Are you afraid?”
“What scares you the most?”
“That I’ll let everybody down.”
He stroked the side of her face. She looked up at him and closed her eyes. The next sensation she experienced was the brush of his lips against hers. In the chilled air, he was the warmth she craved. He pulled off the cloth that tied her hair and ran his fingers through it. The fondling awakened her senses. There was nothing else. No forest, no war—just the need to feel his strong body against hers and the taste of his mouth. Her hair blew with the wind. He grasped her around the waist, and she tossed her head back to expose herself to the pleasure of his kisses on her neck and his hands on her body. Their lust enveloped her soul, but it could not contain her mind.
“Is something wrong?” he asked, as she rested her fingers on his chest to gently hold him back.
“Cabe, I want you. But tonight, I am a warrior.”
He held her close and gently bit her neck. The sensation aroused her. “I want you too.”
“Will you find me after the war?” she said into the night.
“I’ll be at your side.”
About the Author:
Motivated by nature’s mysteries and the complexity of human behavior, Ivy Keating writes science fiction and fantasy novels that explore the relationship between mankind and the natural world. A master’s degree in social work helps her understand the nature of her characters as they struggle with the repercussions of their actions.
Her first novel, Camouflage, was inspired by the landscape and natural beauty of New England. Sarana and the Dark King, was imagined from a mental picture of the Great Lakes. The proximity of these bodies of water and the land that surrounds them conjured the images of separate kingdoms—at least they did in her mind. Ivy believes that her challenge as a writer is to take a setting that intrigues her and create a plot that is both clever and surprising.