The Knife’s Edge (Historical Fantasy Romance–Short Story)

The Knife’s Edge (Historical Fantasy Romance–Short Story)

The Knife's Edge (Historical Fantasy Romance--Short Story)

A SHORT STORY by the author of the Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Nominee for Best First Series…

She’s a queen with deadly enemies and dark sexual longings. She yearns to give herself over to the hands of another, even at the point of a blade. But can she trust her sacred medallion to protect her from the royal assasin who wants to seize her throne, her body, and her heart?

A yearning for submission.
A dark need for control.
A passion that consumes two lovers.

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3 thoughts on “The Knife’s Edge (Historical Fantasy Romance–Short Story)

  1. Erin Ahlstrom
    16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Tantalizing world, surprising characters, February 15, 2011
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    This review is from: The Knife’s Edge (Historical Fantasy Romance–Short Story) (Kindle Edition)
    This is a story ostensibly about surrender, but what is refreshing about it is that unlike other works within the genre, when the surrender takes place you are truly surprised by the form it takes. Power plays are undeniably sexy, and it increases both the tension and the sense of intimacy that the author limits the plot to the interaction of two people, in spite of the very public role of the medallion-holder–even more so, that it is written from first person point of view. What a fascinating character the principle is, too! What I really enjoyed about this story is that it gives you just enough tantalizing detail about the principle characters that you are left wondering about the things that came before, and the things that must happen after. I liked that the sense of unseen forces moving under the surface of the tale was readily accessible to the reader. A little spicy, a little bittersweet, I enjoyed this.

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  2. DragonRene "~AVA~"
    8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    The Knife’s Edge, May 10, 2012
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    DragonRene “~AVA~” (New York) –

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    Treachery, deceit and greed are the motivation for Dardanus’ actions towards the queens. But he finds it to be different once he gets to where he wants to be.

    A short, and sweet hot read that left me wondering what would happen next with Dardanus and Nestra.

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  3. S. Richards
    7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    an engaging read, short but with depth, including a dark and delish hero, June 9, 2012
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    This review is from: The Knife’s Edge (Historical Fantasy Romance–Short Story) (Kindle Edition)
    I’m unfamiliar with this author, and I was really surprised at the depth she put into this short story. Right from the beginning, I could see how well-put together this story is, lots of descriptive detail, dynamic character and easy dialogue. I love short stories, and it’s not that easy to take short fiction and pack it with substance and intrigue. This story is short but layered; there’s some darkness to it, some magic and fantasy, and some seduction and scheming.

    The story is told in first-person from the POV of Sir Dardanus, but what makes that unique for me is that he’s really an anti-hero, “a bastard and ne’er-do-well, a murderer and a seducer of women.” Just what won’t this man do in order to get what he desires? Even at the end, I was still a bit uncertain about what he’d actually do, and with the way the author left the final page, I have to wonder how or if this romance will continue. I choose to see hope and promise there, mixed with the darkness.

    This isn’t a sweet, happy romance, Dardanus and his intentions a little too dark and moody for that. Also, I wouldn’t say that this story is overly erotic (and I do think it needed to be more erotic in that detail), but certain aspects of the story do hold some sex appeal for me: the domination and surrender, the dark and complex hero, even the slightly rough sex scene and the tension behind it. Combined with the author’s skill, all of those things produce an engaging short read and a hero who knows how to leave his mark. I want more of him.

    The Knife’s Edge ends at location 366; the rest of the download is excerpts from The Fever and the Fury and Poisoned Kisses: Poisoned KissesMidnight Medusa (Harlequin Nocturne).

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