Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Sexy, Supernatural, Paranormal


On the topic of Sexy and Supernatural. And Paranormal...

My forthcoming Roman historical romance, 'Flavia's Secret', has no paranormal elements, but vampires were already sexy and seductive in the classical world. The ancient Greeks knew of a ghost-like creature called Lamia, who seduced young men and sucked their blood. Cute!

And who would be a husband in medieval Europe? There, a wife or partner might 'inspire' their lover by serving a meal laced with ground-up earthworms!

In the meantime, here's my blurb for 'Flavia's Secret':

Spirited young scribe Flavia hopes for freedom. She and her fellow slaves in Aquae Sulis (modern Bath) have served the Lady Valeria for many years, but their mistress’ death brings a threat to Flavia’s dream: her new master Marcus Brucetus, a charismatic, widowed officer toughened in the forests of Germania. Flavia finds him overwhelmingly attractive but she is aware of the danger. To save her life and those of her ‘family’ she has forged a note from her mistress. If her deception is discovered, all the slaves may die.

For his part, torn between attraction and respect, Marcus will not force himself on Flavia. Flavia by now knows of his grief over the deaths of his wife Drusilla and child: but how can she match up to the serene, flame-haired Drusilla?

As the wild mid-winter festival of Saturnalia approaches, many lives will be changed forever.

Best wishes, Lindsay
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Savanna Kougar said...

Lindsey, luv the Roman setting for your story. Look's terrific.

Renee Knowles said...

I agree with Savanna! I can't wait for Flavia's release.

Thanks for sharing the historical info with us :)


Lindsay Townsend said...

Thanks, Savanna and Renee! I hope to share more bits of interesting history as we all go blogging.
Best wishes, Lindsay