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Heart Of The Betrayed
Angela Verdenius
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Betrayed by the one man who should have protected her, the Reeka warrior will entrust her heart to no man. Garret will risk everything to win her love.

Loyalty makes Dana follow her betrayer into a country split by hate. Love will make the Daamen trader follow her – even into chains.

"What the hell--?" Recovering first, Gera started forward angrily, only to stop and pale as the laser swung around to cover her.

Her eyes shifted from the laser to the blonde warrior wielding it. Tall and strong, feminine muscles playing easily beneath the honey-tanned skin. A short, split leather skirt came to mid-thigh, rawhide boots stopping below shapely knees. The vest was sleeveless and only the tight rawhide lacing at the front held it in place. The hilt of a sword showed high behind the warrior’s shoulder.

A deadly weapon to match the deadly look in the heavily fringed, hazel eyes.

"What’s going on, stranger?" Gera asked warily. "What’s the meaning of this?"

"I’m here for my slaves."

"What slaves?"

"The two that were stolen from me," came the harsh reply.

A strong sense of foreboding filled Gera and her gaze darted to the pained faces of the men behind the warrior, seeing the spark of hope and recognition in them.

"Who’re the slaves?" someone yelled. "Hurry up so we can return to the bidding for these two!"

Smiling coldly, Dana kept her gaze trained on Gera. "There will be no bidding for these two particular men."

"What are you talking about?" the woman called back irritably, still not understanding. "Do you know them?"

Gera’s eyes hardened.

"Aye," Dana replied. "These two are my slaves."

A shocked silence fell upon the bidders, then a protesting roar filled the square.

"Gera, no!"

"It cannot be so!"

"You lie, stranger! You just want them for yourself!"

Dana stared directly at Gera. "What say you, slaver?"

Her jaw clenched furiously. "What proof have you? They are not marked in any way with ownership!"

The thought of this hard-faced bitch inspecting Garret--and Jase--for marks made Dana’s temper boil, but years of training kept her face impassive. "I don’t like my merchandise marked, slaver. Now hand them over to me."

"No." The Southlander’s face tightened. "I’d advise you to leave now, while you still can, and while you’re still alive."

"Dana," Garret whispered, voice raw with pain. "To your left..."

Without looking, she knew that someone had a weapon aimed at her, but she betrayed no fear. Her eyes were mocking as she held her own laser unwaveringly at the slaver. "If I die, we both go. What say you to that?"

"You’re bluffing."

The low whine of the laser sounded as her finger tightened on the trigger. "Am I?"

Looking into hard eyes, Gera knew she faced death. She swallowed.

"Hold!" a sharp voice cracked with authority.

"Zar!" Gera glanced with relief at the red-haired woman striding grimly through the crowd.

Immediately feminine voices rose in shrieked protest and yelled explanations. Scowling, Zar stepped up onto the dais. At her first close look at the intruder who had interrupted the slave auction, her eyes widened. "You!"

"It’s a nice welcome to Southland, Zar."

The Southland leader looked at the slaver. "What’s going on, Gera?"

"She claims these males are her slaves."

Her gaze flicked back to the warrior, before cutting briefly to the pained giants behind her. "Your slaves, stranger?"

"Aye, mine. Stolen from me." Dana paused, then continued deliberately, "While I was saving your life."

A murmur swept the Southlanders.

Zar’s lips tightened. "These men were not stolen, but found wandering the woods."

"With my permission."

Gera glared at Dana. "Slaves will run at the first opportunity. You can’t tell me that you allow them free reign. I refuse to believe it!"

"I don’t have to explain myself or my actions to you, slaver." Contempt filled the words. "As I said, Zar, such a nice welcome."

Not liking the situation one bit, the Southlander frowned. This stranger had saved her life and she was not one to forget that sort of thing. Her gaze switched to the two men. "They have no markings. How can you prove that they belong to you?"

"I know them and they know me."

"Where’s the proof?" Gera sneered.

Born in Victoria, Australia, my childhood was spent in a variety of places, both in towns and the outback. Now settled in Western Australia, I work as a nurse. A love of animals has me involved in animal welfare, and certainly explains why the cats hog my bed and the hot water bottle!

Reading has always been my escape, writing my dream. Horror, myths, legends, fantasy and history – there are no limits to the wonders to be found. And romance? Well, that adds the spice, hope and happiness ever after.

"...a very powerful story, full of action and feelings. You won't want to put this book down until you have finished it." Lydia Funneman, Writers Unlimited reviewer

Heart of an Outlaw is one action packed thrill-ride! New author Angela Verdenius has made quite a debut with her cast of strong characters that will have readers begging for more. If readers are fans of the futuristic genre of romance, then Heart of an Outlaw is not to be missed. The continuous action will keep readers glued to the pages. Rating: 4, Miriam van Veen, Love Romances

There is plenty to like about this book. The characters are adventurous, the world intriguing with plenty of room to expand... making this one adventure story hard to stop reading. , Janet Miller, reviewer , Science Fiction Romance

Love's Sweet Assassin: "...oozes sensuality in this epic tale of seduction and danger." -- Joanna Challis author "The Secret of the Phoenix"

Love's Sweet Assassin: "She takes you inside the heart and mind of her character's." -- Tamia Dawn Osburn author "The Guardian of Paradise

Soul Of A Hunter: “…a beautiful romance packed with adventure and a hero to die for. Simply un-putdownable!”-- Joanna Challis, Silverthorn, The Secret of the Phoenix

Soul Of A Hunter: “Once you enter the soul of the bounty hunter you do not want to leave. From the powerful Daamens to the dark magic of the Overlord, Soul of a Hunter keeps you reading and wanting more.” -- Steve Gambuti, Stone of Cordova

Soul Of A Witch: “…leap into mysticism. Her explanations of the different spiritual planes that are traveled and of the mystical battles that are fought are concise and riveting.” -- Brenda Edde, reviewer, Romance Junkies

Soul Of A Witch: “Ms. Verdenius has a way of making other worlds come alive. Once you start reading you are so into the story that everything about these worlds seems real.” -- Lydia Funneman, reviewer, Writers Unlimited

Soul Of A Witch: “This is an absolute great book to read. I didn’t want it to stop. I loved the way Ms.Verdenius makes the characters believable.” -- Lynne Latimer, author.

“Soul Of A Witch: …makes you believe in the powers of the unseen. You don’t want to miss this struggle between good and evil…” JoEllen Conger, author, Return of The Goddess

“Soul Of A Witch: …loaded with action, suspense and of course romance… combines, science fiction, fantasy and romance with a touch of humor. If I had to rate this story on a scale of one to ten, I would give it an eleven!” -- Steve Gambuti, author, Center Moon: Stone of Cordova

Heart Of a Traitor “…makes your heart pound, the blood race through your veins, and makes you hold your breath…” -- Lydia Funneman, reviewer, Writers Unlimited

Heart Of a Traitor “…an intriguing story where the black and white of right and wrong blur.” -- Brenda Edde, reviewer, Romance Junkies

Heart Of a Traitor “…fast-paced and unpredictable, leading to an exciting melee. Once again, I cannot urge readers strongly enough to read Angela Verdenius’ Heart and Soul series. It is an exciting futuristic world, one that you will want to revisit many times over.” -- Naomi, Fallen Angel Reviews.

“This is without a doubt one of the best futuristic romance series I’ve ever read and HEART OF A TRAITOR proves that Ms. Verdenius is at the top of her game.”-- Susan Biliter, eCataRomance

Heart Of a Traitor “Like a black hole, Angela’s fun-loving sojourns draw you into her ever expanding galaxy, from which there is no return.“ ~ Jemma Hipper, Intrepid Explorer ~

“If you love futuristic romance, you will probably already be familiar with Angela Verdenius’s Heart and Soul books, if you are not, Soul of the Forgotten is a perfect place to start; prepare yourself for a real treat and a new addiction!”, -- Naomi, Fallen Angel Reviews, 5 angels & RR angel

Soul of the Forgotten: “…your heart will feel battered as you ride the emotional roller coaster with Liane as she fights to come back into the worl

Fiction Books :: Romance Books :: Fantasy Books

ISBN: 1590888162
ISBN(13-digit): 9781590888162
Copyright: 2008
Book Publisher: Wings e Press
Binding: Perfect
No. of Pages: 352
Paper Weight (lb): 14.7

If you like this book, you may also enjoy:

The Fox and the Chalice              The Debt Collector              Heart Of A Traitor             
A. Dee. Carey James Scott DeLane Angela Verdenius

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