Veronica Scott: Priestess of the Nile

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Ity in my historicalsThose complaints said this book was enjoyable The romance was sweet though I wish the HEA had been accomplished differently This one I received through netgalley was ite different from anything else I ve read I had Hot Seduction (Hotshot Heroes uite a few issues but there was something about it that I really liked that saved it somewhatWhat I wasn t so keen on The writing wasn t particularly good I wanted to be able to feel that this story was set by the Nile with the sights sounds and smells described I wanted to feel I was there There really was none of that and I felt it would have made a goodse of word count to spend some time on really sueezing every ounce of description out of a great setting The steamy bits were a bit terse and rather formulaic Also the whole heroine losing her virginity bit was not convincing I personally reckon all authors should be reuired to read this piece on Smart Bitches It says what I mean Honestly the poor girl s apparently feeling a tad sore and he goes at her at least twice after popping the cherry Can t he just give her a rest OK I feel better for that rant nowWhat I like This is a very niue setting with a niue plot I guess some might classify it as paranormal but it s not it s definitely mythological and I really really enjoyed that I loved that this author chose to write a story in a setting which is so very different It works incredibly well The hero is a god Now normally this means paranormal but no the author has taken the myths of Egypt and created a convincing hero from one of them I loved this The plot is resolved well OK It was kinda obvious but I like how it was resolved as much as the resolution itself Make senseBasically the writing was not as flowing or lucid as the story deserved It s the River Nile in Ancient Egypt for crying out loud The writing should be ethereal other worldly descriptive I wanted to smell the food and hear the sounds of boats working on the Nile carrying the exotic and expensive and mundane Babys Watch / A Hero of Her Own up and down the river I didn tSo 2 stars It was OK Great story though and I LOVED the setting 35 StarsIsn t the cover for this beautiful I adore it I m a cover slut I love me a pretty cover Now as Inderstand it this is the author s first bookmajor work and I thought that it was pretty good for a bit of mid afternoon reading I suppose it s a paranormal historical romance with her being a mortal and her lover being Sobek the ancient Egyptian crocodile godFor me I could tell that the author Veronica Scott took her time writing this piece and even though it s less than 70 pages long it was still good If you know me and my reading habits than you know that I Desire Island - The Niece usually tend to stay far far away from short storiesnovellasnovelletes because I like my books to be over 100 pages in length I liked the storyline and the romance that developed between the two they didn t get down and dirty by oage 5 so I knew it could ony gop from there no pun intended I liked Merys a ot but I wish we could have known about her life and that the book could have been another 50 pages longer sorry Veronica but maybe if I wish it hard enough she ll bring Merys and Sobek back in her future were because I really did enjoy this story and I do appreciate the hard work she put into researching and writing this work and I hope she continues writing and I wish her all the bestUp Sweet Valentine until the last 3 pages I was going to give this book a 3 star rating but the ending was my favourite part because it had a HEA and I love romances that end in happily ever afters and I recommend this to those looking for nice light read on a rainy afternoon I recieved a free copy of this book from the pubisher via NetGalley in exchange for my free and honest review I enjoyed this take on Egyptian mythology Merys and Sobek the Crocodile God were sympathetic characters I welledp during the Dark Moment and I loved the scene where Sobek leads an army of crocodiles. Erys deserves to be than just his mistress But the rules that govern the Egyptian pantheon forbid anything beyond a physical joining of a Great One and a human Merys is attracted to the handsome stranger who arouses passions in her that no man ever has But with no dowry and no hope of ever le.

Priestess of the Nile is a mature romance novella set in Egypt during the 1500s BC It revolves around the brief romance between the Crocodile god Bek or Sobek and the mortal priestess MerysI never would ve guessed that this was an erotica title based on the first chapter as the story opens with an alluring placid interaction between the two lead characters with remarkable potential for the story to come The mythology appears sound the personalities of the characters sharp and defined for the commencement I especially like Merys s personality considering her dedication to her sister and in light of her role as a priestess The budding attractions and one particularly harrowing event where Bek saves Merys life is well noted but I think the sensuous scene came in a bit awkward perhaps even being oversexed for the tone the story took prior From that point on the story read rough for me because it was rushed for events I found that it was trying too hard to sell the story for what it entailed True this is a novella and it comes in at about 21000 words but I think the extra development would ve made Bek and Merys s relationship have that much hold and wouldn t seem like they fell on the side of insta love connection I suppose that s a minor The Rancher and the City Girl uibble since there are a lot of instant connections in some stories of euivalent length and structure but when arriving towards the novella s last portion where the connection should ve been sound for the events coming across it didn t addpThe tension in the last two chapters should ve had impact for what they lent but didn t because I felt they were rushed and told than shown I thought it particularly telling in one of the lines where Bek thinks Only one thing in my life might affect me in this fashion a threat to Merys And while the following discovery was jarring in ideal it passed by too Ice Wolves (Elementals, uickly and with such a brief emotional resonance that I couldn t really have the connection to it that it would ve otherwise meant Same with the very last scene in the final chapter I just couldn t connect with it despite the intention and itsneven pacing made it seem thrown together for the resolutionI ll give it the benefit of the doubt it will likely be a story that those who like brief novellas with a bit of action romance and historical placements would like but I think with a bit development and careful pacing this could ve come across as a better readOverall score 25Note I received this story as an ARC from NetGalley from the publisher Carina Press After reading and enjoying the third book Dancer in the Nile I picked Some Like It Hotter up Priestess of the Nile and the second book as well This was a shorter novel justnder 100 pages and stayed aligned to a romantic tale Nothing wrong with that however Scott had crafted such a wonderful romanceadventuremystery blended genre story with Dancer in the Nile that I felt spoiled In Priestess of the Nile the reader is introduced to a young woman who has no dowry and still lives with her father and disagreeable step mother The woman meets Bek who is really Sobek the crocodile god on the shore of the Nile near a ruined temple which happens to honor Sobek The story reads a bit like the fairy tale Cinderella but in Ancient Egypt so the plot is rather predictable It s still an enjoyable read just not all that original As with Dancer in the Nile Scott s se of Ancient Egypt and inclusion of its mythology suck me right into the story The characters were engaging but like the plot I think Scott relied on tropes then she did in her later novel As such I m anxious to read the second book and will be interested to see if it s like book three where Scott finds her voice and develops her own fresh story narrative I like that Carina Press is publishing romances set in different historical time periods I wish they were a bit longer I m not a novella fan generally though I keep reading these because I want the divers. Egypt 1500 BC Drawn to his abandoned temple on the banks of the Nile by an enchanting song Sobek the Crocodile God is even captivated by the sight of the singer herself Appearing to her as a man he learns she is Merys a descendant of his last priestess Though filled with lust Sobek believes

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Down the Nile As is often the case with novellas I do wish a little time had been spent building the romance I thought this sounded p my alley but I m tired of romance books describing the male love interest s anatomy immediately twitching Marrying Well upon meeting the female protagonist like it s some kind of sex compass No Just stop right there You can also read this review at Reflections on Reading Romance This is a very short novella about 21000 words set in Ancient Egypt While it s a lovely story that I very much enjoyed the romance fell a bit flat for me probably because the length of the novella prohibited much character development That said I absolutely loved the Egyptian setting and was drawn in almost at once by the detailMerys is the great granddaughter of a priestess of the Crocodile god Sobek and is fishing on the shore of the Nile near the god s abandoned temple when a handsome stranger approaches He introduces himself as Bek but he s actually the Crocodile god Sobek in the flesh Sobek is fascinated by the charmingly innocent Merys but he knows that the gods are not allowed relationships with mortal women Despite this he finds himself falling for the young woman and begins searching for a way for the two to be togetherThere s much to like about this novella particularly its setting Ms Scott does an amazing job of immersing the reader in the culture and surroundings of Ancient Egypt without bogging you down in excessive details The political organization of Egypt plays an important role in how the storynfolds in ways that I didn t expect but very much enjoyed I m not at all conversant with Egyptian history but the novella comes across as very well researched and I like benefiting from that research in such a pleasant manner Because the novella is so short there s little time to develop the characters of Merys and Sobek adeuately which is why the romance suffers a bit I think Merys is portrayed as an innocent Cinderella type forced to work as a servant for her evil stepmother but we don t learn much about her beyond that Sobek begins as an arrogant god but soon becomes all too human in his dealings with Merys which is forbidden for the gods of this pantheon I feel like I would have enjoyed the romance between Sobek and Merys a bit if we could have spent time with the two of them together I also would have liked to see Sobek s personality changes develop slowly but again the length of the text prohibits thisFrankly this was a Tavern Wench uick read with a refreshing setting and I would like to see of Ms Scott s work because of how well she incorporated the setting and her research I feel that this novella was very successful as a story that draws a reader in but the romance needed a little bit developmentI received this book for review from Carina Press through NetGalley Sobek is walking along the beach of Nile River and sees one of his abandon temples He heard a woman singing and followed the voice which led to Merys Merys was startle by Bek at first but later found herself wanting to know Sobek Merys told him about her life as her family servant and how her family wouldnt give her any dowryEvery chance Sobek had he would still away to see Merys However seeing a mortal a woman is against the law he still takes his chances to be with Merys Merys is also risks being caught by her family He tries to stay away from her but only find hisself longing to be with herI found this book to be a nice late night read This book is nicely written and I like the storyline that the Veronica Scott have plottedI think she did very well describing her characters Though I wish the story could have been a lit longerbecause it wouldve been better If you looking for aick read with contains adult content mythol Diverting though And the Winner - Weds! undemanding read I enjoyed the ancient Egyptian setting found the protagonists likable and found the ending satisfyingFull review soon at wwwmangamaniaccafeco. Aving her village she dares not dream of the future or loveSobek takes every opportunity to visit Merys taxing his resolve to leave her pure When he saves her life their mutual desire must be sated But can a love between a human and an immortal survive theltimate test of the gods21000 words.

USA Today Best Selling Science Fiction & Paranormal Romance authorVeronica 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 romance in everything When she ran out of books to read she started writing her own storiesMISC FACTS ABOUT VERONICASeven time winner SFR Galaxy AwardProud recipient