Title: Blade & Thistle
Series: Itheni Bound Book One
Author: Jacinda Hale
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Tropes: #WhyChoose, MMFM
Release Date: May 18, 2023
Cover Design: Mayhem Cover Creations
Her father’s army came to conquer their homeland, but the barbarians of the Harrows will be the ones to conquer her.
Vasenia has hated her life in Eretamia ever since her father, Imperator Supreme of the Sadoran Army, forced her to join him on his military campaign. The cold, gloomy, backwater colony provides none of the high society of the capital. When her betrothed retrieves her for their wedding in the imperial city, Vasenia assumes the gods have finally shined their favor upon her.
Until her caravan is attacked along the forbidden, northern border and Vasenia finds herself in a hell far worse than Eretamia at the mercy of three ruthless warriors. No, not warriors–Harrow demons.
Barbarians. Savages. Harrow demons. Warriors Marek, Gaeb, and Ryfin know their people, the half-fae Itheni, are known by many names. Few who live south of the magical border that protects their home understand the Itheni, least of all the Sadoran invaders.
But when the three warriors rescue a Sadoran woman on their trek home, they discover she’s more than just another invader. She’s half-fae too, a descendent of the lost women whose connection to their people was severed by a curse a thousand years ago.
When an ancient bond links her to them, Marek, Gaeb, and Ryfin realize they have no choice; they must bring their enemy home. But if they want to keep her, they’ll have to claim her and reconnect her to the fae by the only means they have: pleasure.
Jacinda Hale writes steamy romance and resides mostly in her head where it’s always a crisp, fall day and all the lovers are at least a little bit enemies first. When real life beckons and she has to leave behind her fantastical worlds, she can be found hoarding the mango Jolly Ranchers and explaining to anyone who will listen that watching Dateline and reality dating shows has taught her three things: (1) always ask for a lawyer, (2) never date a pharmaceutical rep, and (3) don’t trust anyone who says they’ve learned something from watching Dateline and reality dating shows.