Love stories that focus on emotional intimacy and shows on screen romance. The heat level is more intense than sweet romance and may contain some adult content. These stories are non-erotic, but are not appropriate for young adults under eighteen years of age.
The Shrouded Kingdoms series:
In a world where marriage is forbidden, sex is only granted to male warriors, and the outer realm is full of murderous creatures, Arianna fights to protect the life of her only living relative, her brother.
Tardon, an elite warrior, is granted anything he desires by the Elders, but finds little joy in the voluptuous women presented to him. Born for the bloodlust found only in battle, complicated emotions emerge when he discovers his equal in the alluring warrior, Arianna.
Charged by the Elders with saving the castle from attack, Tardon and Arianna risk the curse when they traverse the vast outer realm to retrieve serum from the Tree of Life. If successful, the Elders have promised Tardon the right to marry and Arianna the cure for her brother's death fever. Will their love carry them through or will the discovery of a great deception be their ultimate demise?
Magic. Lust. Love. Sacrifice. Intensely gripping from the opening scene, this riveting tale of destiny and desire will have the reader hungering for more, page after page, all the way through the ending.
~ Night Owl Reviews (Top Pick)
“This is the first book that I have read by Knight, and I must say that I am hooked. I was pulled into the magical world she has created from the very first chapter. At first I thought that this would be one of those stories that would bring me to tears, but the glistening in my eyes was for a very happy ending.”
4 Stars Gothic Mom’s Book Review
The fog of the High Gods choke Marshea’s Kingdom, forcing her to yield to their demands. She is ordered to ensnare a man she once loved and return him to the Elders of Dargon. There he will face an eternity of suffering for his sins.
Saldor trains his men to fight the evil magic that enslaves the people of Dargon, the eastern kingdom. He prepares for war until the woman he was sworn to marry before the days of enslavement, returns from the dead. She convinces him that the only threat to Dargon is his army, but when magical beasts attack, he suspects his true love of treachery.
Risme delves into the dark arts in hopes of battling the evil threatening her kingdom. In secret, she unlocks the realm of the Elders and channels the power of the High Gods. But with any dark magic, she discovers there is a price.
When Kendar’s betrothed is offered as sacrifice to the High Gods, they disobey the counsel and flee to the border kingdom. Their only hope is to decipher the Runes of Bramon before the forth moon. If they fail, not only will she be sentenced to servitude for eternity, but the lower kingdoms will once again fall to the power of the Elders.
A Prospector's Novel
To avert an impending life of servitude, Bethany Cook seeks freedom on a wagon train bound for gold country. Disguised as a young boy she secures work as a travel companion with Thomas Nolan, a rich New Yorker who is on his own quest to distance himself from the nightmare of a fraudulent marriage.
A cross-country journey by Thomas’ side proves more difficult than Bethany anticipated when he becomes obsessed with her true identity—the golden haired beauty he shared one night of passion with. Bethany attempts to confess the truth, but a bounty hunter exposes her as a devious woman that lied to Thomas for months for her own evil gain. Her life and her heart now rest in the hands of Thomas, who must decide if he can forgive and marry her or leave her to the fate she’s brought upon herself.
“I love all of Ciara's books and Fool's Rush is no exception! Bethany is such a strong woman and manages to overcome the hardships of traveling on a wagon train disguised as a boy. She has to do a man's work and live in tight binding to keep up the ruse. It was amazing that she fooled Thomas for so long and didn't tell him who she was, even though she was falling hard for him. I loved their chemistry and the ending left me happy, which is the way I prefer my endings! I definitely recommend this book to those looking for something different.”
5 Stars PoisonIvyRed
“A wonderful book by Ciara Knight! I couldn't put it down nor read fast enough. The story of Bethany and Thomas; each one putting up walls in their heart and trying to escape the past. This book made me smile, laugh and even cry. Join them on their wagon train out west and enjoy their story! There are a few steamy scenes sprinkled within as well.”
5 Stars Amazon Review