Magic and Desire is a collection of 3 fantasy novellas:
The House of Dust by Janine Ashbless, Ill Met
by Moonlight by Portia da Costa, and my own story, The
About the novella, The Dragon Lord
From the misty marshlands of Navarone to the halls of
mythical Kâo, Drake's passion for the newly-wed Princess
Nina threatens to end his quest, his honour, and his life.
Meanwhile, Nina must wrestle with her dangerous secret, which
marriage should have ended and which Drake has reignited.
Now read the prologue...
‘I’m dying, Lord Drake.’
He nodded, expressionless. It was clear. Her bright sheen
had dulled. She was discolouring and flakes fell as she shifted
in the golden bed, suddenly harder to see as his eyes swam.
Through the archways, the wind came keen and chill, but his
front was warm. Heat radiated from her, even now. His trousers
tightened around his groin as he swelled. Greying, withered,
and decaying on her deathbed, the queen still blazed. She
inflamed them all. He closed his eyes, waiting for the tears
and the surge of lust to pass.
‘Is there a new egg?’ he asked, his voice strained.
‘Yes.’ She watched him wrestling with himself
and added, ‘It won’t be for some time yet, but
the riders must begin the search.’
He opened his eyes again and inclined in a deep bow.
‘Thank you.’ He was dismissed.
He went from her bedside to Lady Tanya. She’d been out
riding, her hair was tousled, and her leather breeches were
still hot beneath his palms from the animal’s flanks.
They unpeeled each other’s clothes and her hard limbs
pulled him in. When he lay sunk inside her, he pressed his
forehead against her neck and said thickly, ‘The queen
Her quake of shock gripped his cock hard and almost involuntarily,
‘We must ride then,’ she said through her moans.
‘Yes.’ He drove harder into her, then both were
silent and intent until strangled screams slid from their
throats like the smell of burnt silk.
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