Book Name: A Spartan Love
Author Name: Kayla Jameth
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Catt Grant
Alone, Andreas toils on a remote farmstead for a Spartan overlord. When a kryptes enters his world, Andreas fears for his life. The dread warriors stalk and kill helots—like Andreas' father—as part of their training.
Andreas sees only one way to save himself: he must tame the fearsome warrior.
But what began as self-preservation develops into attraction. Yearning for the company of someone other than his ferret Ictis, Andreas decides to trust the Spartan warrior and risk the fate that claimed his father.
Born to rule by the sword, Theron sees the world as his and acts accordingly, taking everything Andreas offers and reaching for more. However, love between men in Sparta is considered shameful and requires either exile or suicide to redeem Sparta’s honor. Now, only the gods can save them from the terrible price Sparta extracts from men who desire other men.
Categories:Erotica, Fiction, Historical, M/M Romance. MAY be considered to have paranormal elements.
Ictis came dancing out from under the bed against the far wall of the single room, his hindquarters confused about which end should be leading. The sable ball of fur chittered until Andreas spooned a dollop of gruel onto a scrap of bread for him. The ferret scurried over in that curious hunching gait of his and helped himself to his share of the meal.“What do you think? Will I have to make more for breakfast in the morning?”Head tipped to the side, the ferret eyed him for a moment before lapping up more of the barley concoction. The comic creature had become his only companion since his mother’s death four years ago.Once again, the silence closed in. If only Ictis could speak, then he would have someone to chat with. Instead here he was talking to himself, pretending the ferret might answer. Did other people converse with their pets? Andreas snorted. Maybe he was just going mad one day at a time in his solitude. How would he even know if he already had without someone there to tell him?What would happen to him if he forgot how to interact with others? Some days, he thought it was already too late. He would be the oddity children were warned against becoming: a man with no family, with no future, forgotten by all. Would he die alone with no one to mourn him? Without a proper burial, damned to haunt the world as a phantasma.Sometimes he thought he was already a shade. That maybe he’d died of the same fever that had carried off his mother. That he merely stumbled, going through the motions of a life when really he was just as dead as he often felt.Ictis sat back on his haunches, cleaning his whiskers, while Andreas spooned the barley mixture into the last of his mother's bowls. The only answer Andreas was likely to receive from him.
Kayla Jameth grew up on the family farm in Ohio, baling hay, raising cattle, and making maple syrup. An unrepentant tomboy, her father taught her to weld before she graduated from high school.
She attended Cleveland’s Case Western Reserve University and later, Texas A&M University in her pursuit of veterinary medicine, taking her farther away from her rural roots. You can transplant the county girl, but you can’t make her a city slicker. Besides, it was only going to be for a little while, right?
But it wasn’t all hard work for Kayla, her sojourn as the princess of the Celestial Kingdom left her with the title sir and a costume closet the envy of many knights, lords, and ladies. See? She does have some ladylike qualities complete with the title of Lady to back it up.
After declaring for years that she was just a veterinarian who wrote not an author, Kayla now finds herself living in Spring, Texas (practically Houston) and writing m/m erotic romance. The location is probably a bigger surprise than the genre. Never the kind of girl to discuss makeup and clothing designers, she would rather be outside getting dirty with the boys.
Kayla shares her home with a cat, two guinea pigs, a gerbil, three guppies, a husband and a son and daughter.
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