Jewel of the Gods
Mary Bernsen
(Beyond the Gods #2)
Published by: CTP Pulse
Publication date: December 19th 2017
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Mythology, Romance

Sold at the age of seventeen to the king of the realm, Ursula has spent the last four years serving as his submissive concubine. She has grown to love him with a fierce loyalty, but when he orders her to kill a spirited young girl, she simply cannot obey.Her master does not take defiance lightly, so Ursula must find the girl she spared and return her to the king—or lose her own head. Her search leads to the girl’s former employer, a handsome man who introduces Ursula to a world of experiences and freedoms she has never known. Though thrilling and intoxicating, she knows this new lifestyle is only temporary.She must finish her quest and return to her master…before this new, softer kind of love has her questioning everything.

Jewel of the Gods is the second novel in the fiery and passionate Beyond the Gods series by Mary Bernsen.

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EXCERPT:

My chest burned as I struggled to catch my breath. I stared with wide eyes at my fingertips, which were still red and releasing snake-like trails of smoke. The stench of singed flesh assaulted me. Slowly, I brought my hands into a fist to test the temperature of my fingers on my palm. They were a little warm, but not scalding as I had expected.
Cerberus sat with all three of his heads cocked at me in curiosity, as though he understood that I was just as perplexed as he was.
“Don’t ask me.” I shrugged at him.
The head on the right groaned a quiet, inquisitive sound and the monster’s paws inched a bit closer. If I didn’t know any better, I’d think the beast wanted me to pet him.
“What do you want? Shoo!” I waved my hands at him, and he ducked back in fear. “Come, now. Is that really necessary? I’m not going to hurt you. At least, I don’t think I will.” I looked to my hands again for confirmation.
A giant, sticky tongue ran the length of my body, striking me with just a moment of panic at the prospect of being eaten. When his mouth moved away, leaving me intact though slimy, I realized with a bit of humor he truly did only want a bit of affection.
“What, we’re friends now? A moment ago you were trying to eat my friend.

 

Author Bio:

Mary Bernsen is a southwest Florida native currently living in North Port with her two beautiful children and a third, much larger child that she affectionately calls husband. She is the Amazon Best Selling Author of Healing The Bayou, The Ganga Shift, and Beyond the Gods series.

She also writes young adult romances under her pseudonym, M.E. Rhines.

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