Heir to the Tremontine Kingdom Temmin Antremont has been shielded since birth from his father's politically and sexually charged court, and raised more commoner than nobleman. Now eighteen, he must leave home for the Capital...where he walks straight into a power struggle between the King and the twin gods of love and sex.
The gods call Temmin to serve for two years, a call Temmin's father wants him to ignore. If the Heir joins the Lovers' Temple, some believe it fulfills a prophecy promising great fortune to the people; others, including the King, fear it heralds the downfall of the nobility.
With the help of the King's immortal advisor Teacher, Temmin must decide whether to follow the King and begin training for his future as ruler, or follow his heart into the Temple. But how far will his father go to stop him--and what is Teacher's real agenda?Lovers and Beloveds
is the first book in the acclaimed fantasy series An Intimate History of the Greater Kingdom
, which continues with Son in Sorrow
. While not erotica, it contains adult situations and is not suitable for readers under age eighteen.
About the Author
MeiLin Miranda writes Victorianesque fantasy and science fiction from her 130-year-old house in Portland, Oregon. Her love of all things 19th century (except for the pesky parts like cholera, child labor, slavery and no rights for women) has consumed her since childhood, when she fell in a stack of Louisa May Alcott and never got up. MeiLin has been a professional writer for most of the last 35 years, focusing on nonfiction until a cardiac arrest and near death experience in 2006 convinced her she'd better get moving if she meant to write fiction.