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Release day: Tainted

28 August 2013

Today is the official release of Tainted by Christina Phillips (ebook, Ellora’s Cave). Here’s the blurb:

TaintedA dangerous love Rome will never allow…

Driven by the knowledge he failed to protect his king and embittered at losing the woman he loves, Celtic warrior Gawain despises the lust he feels for the beautiful Roman patrician, Antonia. She is everything he’s never wanted in a woman, yet she ignites his passion like no other. Despite the danger of discovery he embarks on an illicit liaison with her, determined to uncover the reason for the infinite sorrow that haunts her eyes.

Newly arrived in Britannia from Rome, Antonia is inexplicably drawn to the cold, tough Celt whose touch stirs a desire she long thought died at the hands of her brutal former husband. With Gawain she learns the pleasure of sex and his unexpected tenderness thaws her frozen heart. But she hides a deadly secret that could be her undoing, and knows her growing feelings for him can lead nowhere. Yet when a shadow from her past threatens her future Antonia is torn between the Empire of her birth and betraying Gawain, the man she’s grown to love.

Inside Scoop: This medieval romance dabbles a wee bit in the paranormal.

A Romantica® historical erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave

Christina dropped by today to tell us a little about this book:

Tainted is the fourth book set in my mystical Roman/Druid world, and this time I mixed things up a bit. The hero is a tough Celt warrior, who had a minor role in the first two books, Forbidden and Captive. I always loved Gawain and wanted to find out what happened to him, and this is his story 🙂  I knew for a long time that when Gawain fell in love again it would be with a woman so unlike any he had known before that his world would turn inside out. And much to my delight, this is exactly what happens when he meets Antonia, a beautiful Roman noblewoman 🙂

You can find out more about this book at Christina’s website or buy it from Ellora’s Cave Publishing.

All ARRA members who leave a comment on this post will go in the draw to win a copy of this ebook. The giveaway will close on 11 September 2013. (The giveaway is now closed. The winner was Louisa M.)

  1. aimskye permalink
    29 August 2013 5:25 pm

    Happy Release Day Christina!

  2. 28 August 2013 3:22 pm

    Congratulations on the release, Christina. It sounds like an amazing story, hope it does really well for you.

  3. 28 August 2013 9:55 am

    Happy release day, Christina. Great cover and title. Best of luck 😀

    • 28 August 2013 5:38 pm

      Thanks, Louise! I love this cover so much. I’m a bit obsessed by it 🙂

  4. beverleyeikli permalink
    28 August 2013 9:10 am

    Congratulations, Christina. It sounds great. I love stories of forbidden love. 🙂

  5. helensibbritt permalink
    28 August 2013 9:01 am

    Huge congrats on the release Christina I so loved the first one in this series and am way behind in reading the rest I need to catch up 🙂

    Have Fun

    • 28 August 2013 5:36 pm

      Thanks, Helen 🙂 Carys and Maximus from the first book have supporting roles in Tainted 🙂 I enjoyed catching up with them again!!

  6. 28 August 2013 8:54 am

    Rah! Congratulations, Christina. The world can’t have enough your Roman-Druid books. Tis all that super sexy forbidden love!

    • 28 August 2013 5:34 pm

      LOL thank you Cathryn 🙂 This is the book you were lovely enough to help me with my horsey questions 🙂

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