Check out the exciting next installment in The Legends of Everclearing series by Wendy L. Anderson, Arianne the Mistress!
Arianne will stop at nothing to escape life as a prostitute, even committing murder.
She’s not just the mistress running a brothel, but a temptress and an alchemist. Arianne creates an addictive elixir that can bring pleasure or death.
Lord Torrent, her regular client, has secrets of his own, and once forced to reveal what is best left unknown, he has to leave her. Arianne quickly learns not everything is revealed and the truth is not always as it seems.
Running from the life she hates; Arianne avoids prosecution for her crimes and travels far across the sea to find forgiveness for breaking his trust and spurning his love. There were rules she broke, battles she lost, and triumph in surrender.
Blind hope drives Arianne to find out the truth as she faces the uncertainty of love while he faces a never-ending war. How far will she go to assuage a broken heart? As far as the legendary land of Everclearing?
Arianne the Mistress, book two in the Legends of Everclearing fantasy romance series. If you like heart-stuttering adventure, intriguing characters, and a fantasy world full of wonder and mystery then you will love this next journey in the Legends of Everclearing.
Find out if trust can be regained, love revived, and redemption won.
Tonight, she was going to break the rules! Maybe not all the rules, but surely some of them. Well…maybe all of them. Some or all, it was a risk she was willing to take.
During the years Arianne had lived at the Maiden’s Bower brothel, she never had a client like him before. When he appeared the first time, he made his demands and made his rules. Why he always chose her and not one of the other girls to perform this service was a mystery. From the very first, he commanded that she follow certain rules of engagement. Yes, her life was just like a war. There were rules, battles, and surrender.
Her husband was the proprietor of the Maiden’s Bower. Arianne had been a young girl when they married. Marriage only meant that she no longer had to earn food and shelter on her back. Except for this one client who had requirements that, until now, she had willingly obeyed.
The story of her life was not a new one. When she was very young, her unwed mother sold her to the brothel’s owner, and she never knew her father. Arianne did not differ much from the other girls who lived and worked as prostitutes at the Maiden’s Bower. When she came of age she was put to work as one of them. One lesson she learned from a very young age was to trust no one!
Her husband was a louse whom Arianne only referred to as, ‘the Bastard’ and not by his given name which she deliberately forgot. He took a fancy to her. The Bastard taught her to read and write and developed an appreciation for her head for numbers and her skill with potions. Eventually, he forced her into marriage, though he was at least twenty years older than her. At the time, Arianne realized that there were advantages to the union. One of them was that she could help run the brothel and stop earning her living satisfying the customers.
Then, just when her desperation to escape was the strongest, Lord Torrent appeared. Tonight, Arianne was expecting him once again.
Arianne the Mistress is the second book in the Legends of Everclearing series. These books are all companion standalones in this series. So you can read them out of order, please note, there is a scene that will spoil the first book. I suggest reading them in publication order.
Arianne has had a really hard life, she was dealt a very bad hand, however, she found a way to survive. She was sold as a young girl to a brothel by her parents and the owner then decided because she was good with numbers that he was going to marry her. You would think that this would mean that she didn’t have to take clients anymore. WRONG. Her husband was willing to sell her out to a client who came in and only requested her. Lord Torrent was her client for a year before this book begins.
I wish we would have got to see more interactions between her and Lord Torrent, but I clearly see why that was not possible. I just had a hard time rooting for him sometimes because the instance we do get to see in the beginning was brief and didn’t end on the best of notes.
I feel that this book is more about Arianne’s survival and her inner strength. We got to see Arianne work through everything that she has had to do to survive, she feels guilt but finds a way to forgive herself. I really like how she decided that she was not going to live the life of her past, and she sticks to it. Her determination to be better and survive was inspiring. There were so many times she could have just given up, but she never does.
“There was always Euphoria”
I really liked how we got to see where one of the characters from the first book ended up. I did not like this character, so seeing that he has not benefited from his actions made me happy. He truly was horrible, and honestly deserved much worse.
Wendy L. Anderson is a Colorado native and mother of two boys. She has an English Degree from Regis University and writes books, short stories and poetry. Wendy is a devout reader of the classics, fantasy, sci-fi and historical fiction. She has decided it is time to write down the fantasies from her own mind. Writing about everything from fantastical worlds to the stuff of her dreams she takes her stories along interesting paths while portraying characters and worlds she sees in her mind’s eye. Her goal is to deviate from common themes, write in original directions and transport her reader to the worlds of her creation.
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