Publication Date: August 28, 2023
Sarafina di Ramonicci sets sail for America as the promised bride in an arranged political marriage.Taken prisoner at sea, she clashes with her captor and demands freedom, only to discover he is planning her future husband’s demise, with her as a pawn in their deadly feud. The challenge of escape tests her loyalty to family, human decency, and love.
Captain Nye Tarquin is a dangerous man. Left to die on the streets of New Orleans, he swears retribution on the man responsible. When he makes Sarafina part of his plan, he isn’t prepared for the fiery vixen aboard his ship, nor his desire to claim her as his own. When passion overtakes honor, he’s torn between his heart and his need for justice.
In an ode to bodice-ripper pirate novels, author Avery Sterling delivers an adventure on the high seas packed with sizzling heat.
Precious Burdens features the dashing Captain Nye Tarquin and his quest for vengeance against Ellis Cornell, a man who tried to have him murdered. His quest leads him to capture a ship bearing Cornell’s intended bride, Sarafina.
What Nye discovers is a spitfire maid who, unbeknownst to him, is the real Sarafina. She fights him tooth and nail. This classic enemies-to-lovers trope has all the fire and attraction leading to an explosive combination.
Being a pawn in a game of revenge isn’t exactly in Sarafina’s plans. Nye must settle his past before being able to look toward the future.cPrecious Burdens features a powerful enemies-to-lovers romance packed with adventure.
Avery Sterling’s love for the romance genre began in her teen years when she picked up her first novel. She was captivated by the sweeping scale of emotions brought about by the words. The experience catapulted her towards learning the art of wielding a breathtaking adventure, with a love that felt authentic. Wanting to inspire people with her own thoughts and words, she finished her first novel at sixteen. It was a step towards understanding the essence of what she wished to create. Most of her youth was spent traveling, searching out the romance and beauty in her everchanging world. From the waves that crashed against the rocky shores of Downeast, Maine, to the warm breezes of the Caribbean, she discovered that love was universal, apparent in its grandest and simplest of forms. Her goal is to write novels an audience can relate to, one that conveys the truth and nature of love… with all that steamy romance.
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