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Summary of Blood Flows Deep in the Empire:
Dyletri, God of Fertility, has locked away his powers. No woman is allowed to touch him, not until he can return his long-dead lover back to life. All he has to do is sacrifice one human girl, a girl who unlocks his powers and rips his dormant lust right out of his body. Trapped by his promise, Dyletri has no choice but to watch Ismini die, no matter how much he wants her.
Yet the darkness of his calling is spiraling within him, demanding he claim the human as his. If he goes back on his promise, the energy of the Fates will cause untold destruction in the Universe. That doesn’t change how Dyletri’s begun exhibiting symptoms that point to more than just lust. How does he allow Ismini to die when she’s come to own him from the inside out?
Desire and torment spiral into something much darker than obsession, more turbulent than an addiction, and something much more brutal than a mere soul-mating. As a war is being rekindled right under his nose, Dyletri will have to come to terms with a destiny eleven thousand years in the making. He thought he’d known what path his future would take, but he’d been wrong. Now the one woman he truly loves might pay the price for his decision.
Blood Flows Deep in the Empire is the first in a series that will pit free-will against Destiny, Destiny against Fate, and love against brutal desire. Everyone likes to think they have a choice as to who they end up with, but as they rise to face the greatest threat they’ve ever known, even the Gods will learn they have to bend to Destiny’s whim to survive.
“Human women with spunk. Such a rare thing.”
The statues jumped off the pedestals they’d been standing on, becoming two nearly identical women. Obviously twins, there was only one noticeable difference between them—one had black hair and the other blonde. Even their footsteps were in sync as they walked toward Ismini and Evesse.
Wearing tight leather pants and metallic corset-like tops, the goddesses seemed ready for battle. Their eyes were gray, but not in the same way as a human’s. Like small orbs of electricity, the irises sparked with small bursts of energy that became more and more intriguing as the goddesses approached.
Their voices merged beautifully as one as they greeted Ismini. “We’re known as the Exivisi Genelhi; The Duality Twins. It’s very nice to meet you. We are the essence of the word mercenary—you fuck with one, you get the boot of the other. All the way up the ass.” And they smiled brightly as they said it.
The blonde stepped forward. “I’m Lizzisi, Goddess of Light. And this is my sister, Sillizi, Goddess of Darkness.” She motioned to the dark-haired one.
At least five foot eight, they were tall compared to Ismini, and as Sillizi came closer, Ismini kind of wanted to step back but she stopped herself at the last second.
Sillizi smiled at Ismini then unexpectedly cupped her cheek, gazing into her eyes. Ismini knew damn well what Sillizi was doing and almost pulled away, but Sillizi gave her a look that stopped her.
“Stupid asshole,” she grumbled, throwing a glare at Dyletri. She concentrated again on Ismini.
Ismini felt a surge of power shoot from Sillizi’s hand into her skin.
Her voice whispered through Ismini’s mind. “I won’t tell anyone. I promise.”
She gasped, feeling and recognizing what Sillizi had done for her. The walls rising around her thoughts were almost visible in her mind’s eye.
“There.” Sillizi smiled and took a step back. “He won’t be able to read your thoughts anymore. None of us will, unless you allow it.”
Ismini had forgotten there were others witnessing their interaction. “Thank you.”
“Wait. Whoa, wait! What do you mean? They can read our minds?”
Ismini turned. Her best friend’s eyes were wide and horrified. “When they stare into our eyes, yeah . . .”
Evesse’s features tightened, and she looked close to having an aneurysm. An inhuman sound vibrated from her clenched lips right before she exploded.
“You motherfucker! …
N. Isabelle Blanco, the woman who would come to be known as “Nyddi,” was born in Queens, New York. By age three, due to an odd fascination with studying her mother’s handwriting, she’d already begun to read and write. By the time she reached kindergarten, she was reading at a second-grade level, not to mention talking up a storm and showing off her extensive vocabulary. Her obsession with words and reading ended up bleeding into every aspect of her life. As she got older, romance novels took the reins of her obsession, leading her to devour every romance story she could find.
Thanks to the world of Japanese Anime, N. Isabelle was introduced to the wonderful universe of Fanfiction. She would come to write fanfics on and off again as a hobby for the next ten years, but it wasn’t until the Twilight phenomenon came along that she began dedicating hard hours to writing. For the next year and a half, she amassed a following that, by her own admission, she would never be able to live without. It is those fans that encouraged her to step beyond the fanfic realm and take her talent out into the publishing world.
N. Isabelle’s first ebook novel, Destructively Alluring, came out in July of 2012, followed by “Addictive Lunacy” in September, and “Allure Magnified” in November of 2012. The Writer’s Coffee shop Publishing House has recently signed her first print novel, the highly anticipated first book in the Szolite series. Blood Flows Deep in the Empire is scheduled to be released in March of 2013 and will be available in both print
and ebook formats.