Coming of Age
Forced Proximity / Stranded Together
Grumpy / Sunshine
Married or Established Couple
Menage / Polyamory
Only One Bed
Fade to Black (sex scenes are mostly implied and use euphemistic language)
Adventurer / Explorer / World Traveler
Doctor / Nurse / EMT / Midwife
Escort / Courtesan / Sex worker
Witch / Wizard
Fantasy or Fictional Setting
Boat / Cruise Ship
Wilderness / Outback
Sexual / Gender Identity:
Bi or Pansexual
Thrall: Beyond Gold and Glory
By Barbara Ann Wright
Four women in a warrior society must work together to lift an insidious curse while caught between their own desires, the will of their peoples, and an ancient evil.
Like heroes from an ancient tale, Aesa and Maeve plan to raid foreign shores, claiming gold and glory for their homeland. Young and in love, neither considers what will happen if one is chosen to be a warrior and the other is left behind.
On a mist-shrouded island, Aesa meets Ell, a woman enslaved by an insidious curse. Maeve walks the path of dark magic and finds Laret, a woman well acquainted with pain. Together, they must break the magic surrounding Ell, an act that will force them to choose between their dreams, their homes, and the women they love.