Tortured Author:Amanda McIntyre Ensnared in the war-torn, untamed Dark Ages of North England, Sierra understands all too well what it takes to survive: the ability to numb the soul. She has learned this lesson the hard way, watching her mother die at the hands of the king's henchmen, her brother cast out into the cold to perish, and discovering the treacherous, leering king ho... more »lds a crucial secret about her past. But when he grants Sierra her life, she discovers the pardon is perhaps worse than death.
Sierra is made executioner's apprentice, forced to witness unspeakable suffering while encouraged to explore her own sexual power. Brainwashed and exhausted, Sierra's heart slowly grows colduntil Dryston of Hereford is brought to the dungeon as traitor and spy. Using her sexual allure to extract the warrior's secrets, Sierra finds herself torn between duty and desire. Soon, Sierra is craving the only man who can help set her battered soul free and give her a chance for revenge.« less
This was a DNF for me- I got about 84 pages in and just decided not to continue. I couldn't bring myself to like any of the characters at all, and there were several elements to the story that made it almost uncomfortable to read. The way the author described the medieval village & its people left me wanting to get away from them. The "steamy" scenes weren't even the good kind of steamy- there were just random partners & with no chemistry. I doubt I'll be reading any more by this author.