Monday, January 13, 2014

Free Kindle eBook on Amazon - January 13, 2014

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Leda's Swan: A Paranormal Romance

First book in a series.


MARIKA’S LEGACY is explicit romance author Caitlin Smythe’s re-imagining of the legend of Helen of Troy in modern times, and LEDA’S SWAN is the first installment of CONCEPTION, the story of Marika’s mother and the experience that conceives both Marika and her brothers. What secret lies within the ancient electrum necklace? Is she really transported to another time and another place? Is she really face to face with a god? Is she really ravished by power beyond comprehension, or is it all in her mind? The ancient Greek myth of Leda and the swan is updated and expressed with lush language, explicit sexuality, and respect for the source material.

This ebook is not appropriate for minors but contains explicit sexual descriptions and should be read only by adults who won’t find that offensive and are legally able to purchase and read such content.


This ebook is not appropriate for minors but contains explicit sexual descriptions and should be read only by adults who won’t find that offensive and are legally able to purchase and read such content.

An Excerpt from LEDA’S SWAN

The craftsmanship was simply extraordinary, and I wondered what it took to work with metal—electrum Nikolas had called it—so many centuries before. I didn’t have any expertise with birds, but as far as I could tell, it was a pretty perfect representation of a bird’s feather, if the bird were made of metal.
There was something about holding a piece of ancient history in my hand that felt absolutely overwhelming and wonderful. I couldn’t help but imagine all of the glory of the Greek race. It wasn’t some kind of superiority or anything. The Greeks contributed astounding things to philosophy, knowledge, science, art, and more. There were a number of ancient civilizations that did that, but the rich history of my ancestors brought us Alexander the Great, Plato, Sparta, and…well, just about everything I loved. I got up and carried the box to the bathroom and slipped the chain over my head.
It had to be my imagination, but there was something about that pendant resting between my breasts that gave me a sudden and unexpected classical look. I stared at myself in the mirror, and my eyes began playing tricks on me. It felt like my hair took on a more flowing and natural look, jet black and more wavy than normal. My nightgown seemed longer, flowing as well. It’s amazing the power of the mind. One necklace with historical significance had me seeing myself like some kind of ancient Greek woman. It was a wonderful feeling, but I still laughed at myself as I made my way back to the living room.
Only I didn’t get back to the living room. I stepped out of the bathroom and stood in a courtyard. I turned around and the bathroom wasn’t there as well. The world was strangely quiet and it took me a moment to realize why it seemed that way. I couldn’t hear any of the noises of the city, no cars and no airplanes. There was none of the hustle and bustle I would have expected. In fact, it was all but silent with only the soft trills of the birds and a few insects making any sounds at all.

Excerpt and description taken from Amazon site.

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