Nima, formerly a tavern dancer in the land of the Nile, has settled into the leisurely life of her dreams as the pampered, beloved wife to a high ranking general who’s also a member of Pharaoh’s court. She’s sworn never to dance for anyone else but Kamin, the man she loves. All is fine until one day news arrives that her husband has been killed in a chariot accident while on a trip to a remote city on Pharaoh’s behalf.
But as a reward for their previous service to Egypt against a dangerous enemy, the gods had promised Nima and Kamin they’d die at the same moment…so if she still lives, so must he.
Why is the ruler of the city lying to Pharaoh about Kamin’s death? What is the woman covering up? And where is Kamin?
Time for Nima the elegant lady to vanish from Thebes and Nima the skilled dancer to make her way in disguise to the far distant province and fight for Kamin’s life. She’ll have to deal with angry gods, black magic, an enemy prince and a deadly ghost along the way.
Nima is the only one who can rescue her beloved from the dark fate planned for him by Egypt’s enemies…
NOTE: Most of the books are standalone stories revolving around the court of my fictional Pharaoh. Return of the Dancer of the Nile can be read without massive spoilers for Dancer of the Nile, however, here’s the suggested reading order for the Gods of Egypt series, based on the general flow over time in my Pharaoh’s reign::
Priestess of the Nile
Warrior of the Nile
Dancer of the Nile
Magic of the Nile (which is the direct sequel to Priestess)
Ghost of the Nile
Healer of the Nile
Lady of the Nile
Song of the Nile (which is the direct sequel to Lady)
Return of the Dancer of the Nile (direct sequel to Dancer)
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Veronica Scott grew up in a house with a library as its heart. Dad loved science fiction, Mom loved ancient history and Veronica thought there needed to be more romance in everything. When she ran out of books to read, she started writing her own stories.
Seven time winner of the SFR Galaxy Award, as well as a National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award, Veronica is also the proud recipient of a NASA Exceptional Service Medal relating to her former day job, not her romances!
She read the part of Star Trek Crew Member in the official audiobook production of Harlan Ellison’s “The City On the Edge of Forever.”
Dragon King Nikolai Baudin witnessed how love destroyed his own father after the death of his mother and vows to never take a wife. Yet, when the little girl he rescued so many years ago returns as a beautiful and mysterious woman, he finds the desires of his heart overwhelming his good intentions. But when some of his people are found dead, Nikolai must face the possibility that the woman who draws him may just be the one murdering those in his care.
Arianrhod Deatherage has every reason to hate the darkly handsome king who saved her from a burning pike, only to turn her over to strangers and then promptly forget about her. But when she finds him again, it’s not hate she’s feeling, but something far more unsettling… desire. If he discovers her secret, she could lose everything. But when people begin to die around her, Aria fears that the past is repeating itself, and that the man she’s come to admire could be the next victim.
Can two souls who have forsaken love join together to battle an ancient evil? Or will tragedies from the past separate them forever?
But when he asks the wrong questions of the wrong people, Stefan finds himself magically bound in the dungeons of the very kingdom he seeks and at the mercy of their fiercest warrior. Only the tender hands of the woman in the cell beside him bring him comfort.
As he seeks a way to escape, Stefan must choose between his desire for the strong, but sweet female that calls to his dragon, and the certainty that she is working with his enemy to betray him.
Betrayed, murdered, and buried without proper ceremony, Egyptian warrior Periseneb is doomed to roam the gray deserts of the dead as a ghost for all eternity.
But then the goddess of truth offers him a bargain: return to the world of the living as her champion for 30 days. If he completes his mission, he’ll be guaranteed entry into Paradise. Periseneb agrees to the bargain but, when he returns to the living world, two hundred years have passed and nothing is quite as he expected.
Neithamun is a woman fighting to hang onto her family’s estate against an unscrupulous nobleman who desires the land as well as the lady. All seems lost until a mysterious yet appealing ex-soldier, Periseneb, appears out of nowhere to help her fight off the noble’s repeated attacks.
Meanwhile, Periseneb’s thirty days are rushing by, and he’s powerless against the growing attraction between himself and Neithamun. But their love can never be. For his Fate is to return to the Afterlife, and Death cannot wed with Life…