The Volatile Amazon by Sandy James
Sarita Neeraj has never felt like a real Amazon. Compared to the obvious strengths of her sisters, her Water powers seem small as her stature. She’s determined to prove herself–unfortunately, all that gets her is captured by an enemy.
Ian serves a twisted goddess, preferring this to an empty afterlife. He’s taken Sarita hostage to coax the other Amazons from their safe haven. But in his ancient Scottish castle, the passion and love Ian finds for Sarita resurrect his honor, until he chafes at the dark will of his mistress.
Sarita has finally found happiness–but before she can enjoy it, she’s “rescued” by her furious sisters. To save Ian from destruction at the hands of the Amazons, Sarita must risk wielding magick that could change her very nature. Only then can she prove the Water Amazon is the strongest of the four–and save them all from destruction.
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Sarita swallowed hard, worried that Ian was now caught up in a fight against creatures he probably never knew existed. Although he brandished a dagger, he wouldn’t know how to use it properly to take out a revenant.
She’d just opened her mouth to explain when a male zombie—fresh enough to be a class one—lunged at Ian. Before she could shout instructions, he’d buried his blade deep in the top of revenant’s skull and sliced down hard enough to split the creature’s nose.
The battle was on. Swinging her sword and using sweeps and kicks to bring down the zombies, Sarita tried to cull the herd. Seemed the more she eliminated, the more appeared.
Anger ripped through her and she shouted, not caring who heard. “Where in the fuck is she getting all these dead bodies?”
“Sarita!” Gina’s voice cut through Sarita’s rage.
Her sister was in trouble.
How could she not have felt it? In every fight, the women were connected by their bond, a tie so strong they could work together and—
But they weren’t working together. She hadn’t been helping her sisters. Instead, she’d let the Seior blind her and set her out to hunt Helen instead of doing her job.
Sarita screamed her frustration as she kicked aside two attacking revenants. Then she sprinted over the bodies littering the beach to get to Gina.
Air was down, an obese male revenant pinning her to the sand. He knelt on her sword arm and had his mouth wide open, ready to take a bite while Gina struggled to hold him back with her free hand.
“Get off her!” Sarita’s flying kick sent the zombie flopping to his side. She lopped off his head while Gina scrambled to her feet.
There wasn’t time for them to exchange a word. Revenants were on them again.
In her mind’s eye, Sarita suddenly saw her sisters, Zach and Ian, sprawled on the sand—bleeding and broken.
They were going to lose this fight if she didn’t do something. Now.
Her hand shot out to touch Gina, and in the blink of an eye, they were both back in Avalon. Another blink, and Sarita returned to the island.
Ian was nowhere in sight, so she hurried to Zach’s side and flashed him back to Avalon as well.
The next round, she popped up between Rebecca and Megan and had them both home before either could protest. She dropped her hands, ready to go get Ian when Rebecca grabbed her arm.
“You can’t go back,” she ordered.
“Ian’s there.” Sarita tried to shrug Rebecca’s hand away.
“Helen will protect him. He’s on her side, remember?”
“I’m not leaving him there!” When she tried to jerk her arm free, Rebecca squeezed harder. “Let me go!”
About to close her eyes, she sensed Megan’s telekinetic power before Megan used it. Sarita held out her hand and “caught” the energy that would have sent her sprawling at Rebecca’s side. She crushed it in her fist, absorbing the power into her own body.
“Nice try, Megan.” Narrowing her eyes, she growled before saying, “Don’t try that again or it’ll be the last thing you do.”
Rebecca jerked on Sarita’s arm to pull her closer. “You’re playing with danger, and there’s no way I’m letting you leave.”
With nothing but a sweep of her arm, Sarita used Megan’s energy to send Rebecca flying. Earth landed on her butt in the grass.
“I told you. I’m going back for Ian. None of you are going to stop me—or I’ll stop you.”
Q: Romance readers have a lot of choices these days. What makes The Volatile Amazon stand out in the crowd?
A: My Amazons are something I hope readers enjoy–kick ass heroines. They’re everyday women who’ve found themselves thrust into a life of magicks and service to humanity. They might be superhuman, but they never lose their humanity, wanting all the things every woman wants–love and happiness.
Q: We like to include our favorite quote in our reviews of the books we read. What is your favorite quote from The Volatile Amazon?
A: My favorite quote from The Volatile Amazon is:
What could Sarita do? She could swim forever without taking a breath. She could freeze liquid with the touch of her finger. And as she did with Marbas, she could send water flying from one place to the next.
How many demons needed a good drowning?
About Sandy James
Sandy lives in a quiet suburb of Indianapolis with her husband of thirty years and is a high school social studies teacher. She and her husband own a small stable of harness racehorses and enjoy spending time at the two Indiana racetracks.
She is published through Forever Yours, Carina Press, and BookStrand, as well as self-published. She has been an Amazon Bestseller and has won numerous awards, including two HOLT Medallions.
Twitter ID: @sandyjamesbooks
Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/sandyjamesbooks
Look for a new contemporary romance series–Ladies Who Lunch–from Grand Central Forever Yours beginning in February 2014!
The Author Wants To Know:
Which Amazon would you be–Earth, Air, Fire, or Water?
Which Amazon’s powers would you most like to have? Or is there a different superpower you’d like to wield?
What would be the hardest thing you’d leave behind if you were an Amazon and jerked out of your life to be plopped down in the middle of Avalon?