A Rose Among the Ruins

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Dreamspinner Press, Aug 29, 2009 - Fiction - 105 pages
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After almost a generation of war, peace has come at last through the political marriage of a Mordyn princess to the prince of Ageselm. While escorting the bride, comrades-in-arms Rhicer and Kanath inadvertently drink a love potion intended for the newlyweds—and find themselves dealing with newfound desire for one another. As they struggle with their growing connection in a culture that despises same-sex love, Rhicer and Kanath face a terrible decision: give in to the social mores of their time and abandon love or answer the call of their hearts and leave Ageselm forever.

A Timeless Dreams title:While reaction to same-sex relationships throughout time and across cultures has not always been positive, these stories celebrate M/M love in a manner that may address, minimize, or ignore historical stigma.

img alt="Literary Nymphs Recommended Read" height="160" src="http://dreamspinnerpress.com/store/images/button/litnymphsrecommendationaward.JPG" style="margin: 3px; float: left;" width="111"The passion between them is breathtaking, almost more so than the sex itself. A Rose Among the Ruins is a poignant love story, rich in language and details, and beautiful in its entirety. 5 of 5 Nymphs and a Recommended Read Satyr Vael @ Literary Nymphs

I enjoyed reading A Rose Among the Ruins. While it could be construed as a cautionary tale with a moral of “See what happens when you take things that don’t belong to you?” it is also an endearing love story... And isn’t that what we want to see in a romance, that love conquers all? 4 of 5 stars BD Whitney @ Bookwenches

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