Wednesday, March 5, 2014

The Barbarian Bride by Eva Scott: Tens List and Excerpt



What are 10 items on your bucket list? 

1.   See the Aurora Borealis.

2.   Get married (we’ve been engaged for so many years people have given up asking when the date is)

3.   See one of my books made into a movie

4.   Complete a triathlon (who am I fooling?)

5.   Learn to surf.  I did try once and it is much harder than it looks.  Next time I actually want to stand up minus the face plant.

6.   Build my own house.  I say let’s do it with straw bales.  My partner hands me a builder’s catalogue and says not a word.

7.   Own a Kelly bag.

8.   Drive right around Australia.  BIG trip.

9.   Learn to straighten my own hair so it doesn’t look like a 5 year old did it.

10.   Learn a musical instrument.  Probably the ukulele.  Only because it looks easy.  And it’s probably not.  Let’s not even talk about my singing…..

Barbarian Bride

by Eva Scott



On the bloody ground of the Colosseum, she fights to save her life. In the treacherous boxes above, he fights to save their love.

Though Klara didn't love the man who was to be her husband, she didn't want him murdered, and she vows to track down the man who committed the crime. Sickened that she'd been attracted to the mysterious Roman, Klara tracks Lucius Aurelius to the fringes of the Roman Empire, only to find that they've both been trapped in a clever plot to overthrow Klara's father, the Chief of the Huns.

Klara is separated from Lucius, captured by slavers and sold to a gladiator school. She is the only one who can save herself, by fighting for her freedom. Lucius can ensure her battle is easier, but only by sacrificing himself. How much is he willing to give up for the fiery woman he's come to love?

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“How much further?” she asked.

“Not far.  The wood thickens up ahead and we can take refuge for a little while, catch some sleep.”

“So no bed?”  Sleeping on the hard ground had not been in her plans.

“Sorry, Princess.  We can’t risk being seen together.  A Roman travelling with a Hun, let’s just say it’s an unusual combination.”

“I don’t see why.”  Klara became grumpy when she was overtired and found the need to take her mood out on Lucius irresistible.   “What’s wrong with a Hun and a Roman being seen together?  Your trade partners were Hun and no one thought anything of it.”

“In case you’ve forgotten, you’re a woman and I am a man.  We’re not married to each other.  We don’t have a chaperone.  And you might find many people in these parts object to all of those facts.  Would you like me to continue?”  Lucius ticked off the points on his fingers in the most irritating manner.

“I haven’t forgotten,” she hissed.  “I do wish you’d stop treating me like I’m some silly-headed girl.”

“I do beg your pardon, Princess,” Lucius sketched a mock bow.  “I meant no offence.”  Klara doubted that.  She shot a sideways glance at the Roman, sitting above her in his saddle as if he were the Emperor himself and not simply a trader.  How did he manage to look so fresh while she felt as stale as yesterday’s bread?  It wasn’t fair.  


AUTHOR Bio and Links:


Eva lives on the Sunshine Coast, in Queensland Australia in the town which brought the world the Bee Gees. When she’s not writing romance you can find her out on the water kayaking, fishing or swimming. When on dry land it’s all about the shoes and the coffee (and old Bee Gees records).


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Eva will be awarding a copy of Barbarian Bride and The Last Gladiatrix (the first book in the Romancing The Romans series) to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour (US ONLY).

Follow the tour and comment often to increase your odds of winning. The tour dates can be found HERE. 


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