A vella-- Mystic Isle prequel Newly appointed priestess to the Temple of Aelynn, Tasia Olympus is burdened with the greatest task to face any leader-saving her acolytes from a tsunami and finding them a new home. Her ability to communicate with the goddess cant tell her how to protect three dozen virgins and an equal number of soldiers and sailors as they flee their doomed island. Experienced captain, Nautilus the Navigator can tackle storms and sea, but obeying a young Seer who tells him to sail impossible shoals requires a level of belief that he doesn't possess. Giving up his future for a priestess who must remain untouched was t the payment he'd expected for his years of service. Together, they must build a new home and sanctuary out of a volcanic island that promises plenty to those willing to sacrifice all they kw for a future they can't predict.
With several million books in print and New York Times and USA Today's lists under her belt, former CPA Patricia Rice is one of romance's hottest authors. Her emotionally-charged romances have won numerous awards and been honored as RITA(R) finalists in the historical, regency and contemporary categories. She is thrilled to be expanding into mystery and urban fantasy.