The Priestess

Wasteland, Book 4

High Priestess Xian knows something is wrong with the way of life. Her heart tells her that there must be something she can do to change things. Secretly she sneaks away with her most trusted guard Hel to seek answers at the Temple. After such a long time of repressing their feelings for each other, passion flares between her and Hel now that they are alone. They try to resist their forbidden desire but when they rescue the handsome stranger, Siraj, they can no longer refuse what all three want most.

Xian is a sensual woman who has had to repress her needs to stay pure. Priestesses, especially high priestesses must stay innocent of the touch of men. For the most part that is alright with her, except when it comes to Hel. The Strongest most honorable man she has ever known and the most handsome. She has longed for his touch for a long time and when the chance arises to have him she throws caution to the wind.

Hel has only had eyes for Xian. The religion and the politics mean nothing to him. The only thing he believes in, the only thing he follows is her. When he finally has her all to himself he couldn’t be happier and when things turn steamy it is better than anything he ever dreamed. At first he is less than happy to have Siraj involved but over time the two men come to an understanding. They will do everything to make Xian happy.

This book is a scorching ménage that will keep you warm long into the night. The three characters play off each other very well and the physical scenes are quite imaginative. I love the underlying mystery about the world’s history and the surprises that Xian finds. I am intrigued about how the secrets will affect the world in future books. I will definitely be keeping an eye out for more from the Wasteland series.

Book Blurb for The Priestess

Damn the rules, damn the gods…even if he has to share her, she belongs to him.

High Priestess Xian has followed the Path of the Peaceful Sun since she was chosen at birth. Yet the joy she receives from helping others is overshadowed by her growing belief that the world they live in is…wrong.

At a crossroads, unsure of her ability to do her job—unsure of anything—she journeys to the ruins of the old city, hoping to uncover secrets that will give her clarity. Instead she finds the path to her goal clouded by an unexpected desire for her handsome guard, Hel, and for the battered stranger they find along the way.

Hel can’t prevent Xian from reaching out to the mysterious Siraj, but there is danger in allowing him to stay. Siraj belongs to no caste, follows no rules but his own. And Xian’s fascination with him makes Hel’s blood boil. No one can know that Hel has always loved her, or the secret he’s kept hidden for years. But Siraj’s advances and Xian’s curiosity force Hel to cross lines he never before dared…

Warning: The word of the day is Voyeurism. Oh, and explicit sex with two men and one previously repressed High Priestess. Bi ménage, anal sex, oral sex, kissing, licking, rimming, author blushing …so you know it must be good.

Night Owl Reviews Mar, 2012 4.00