"A must-read for all fantasy romance lovers." —The Romance Reviews
"So much sexual tension that the pages are likely to burn your fingers as you eagerly beg for more." —Coffee Time Romance
A magically romantic fantasy
In the desert realm of Kad, a deadly epidemic strikes the palace of Sultan Kuramos. Only a mystical healer from an enemy land may have the skill to save his household.
He never imagined that healer would be a woman.
Varene finds her own surprises in Kad. She expects the sultan's arrogance, but not his courage or his selfless care of the ill—or the possibility that the epidemic is the curse of a vengeful goddess.
Kaddite culture condemns Varene's mystical talents and her presence triggers a plot to overthrow Kuramos. Yet as he and the healer toil for the cure, he loses his heart to her. She falls for him as well, but how can she relinquish her homeland and her principles for him—especially when he already has a harem and his family may be cursed?
Kismet's Kiss is a two-time Romance Writers of America Golden Heart finalist, a 2010 nominee for Best Debut and Best Fantasy Romance from The Romance Reviews, and a winner of the Duel on the Delta, The Molly, and the Put Your Heart in a Book contests.
"An exotic story with incredible depth and riveting characters. . . .Electrifying. It keeps you on the edge of your seat for the entire ride." —The Crazy Bookworm
"Kismet's Kiss is a magical, exhilarating, sensual delight. Lush exotic world-building, riveting storyline, and strong personable characters set the stage for a rich and captivating story. . . ." —Smexy Books
"A harem fantasy brimming with desire, enchantment and betrayal. . . . I highly recommend Kismet's Kiss to all readers who enjoy a touch of magic with their romance." —The Romance Studio
"Envelops the reader in a lush, exotic world of silk and sherbet, scimitars and precious stones. . . . Kismet's Kiss delivers an exhilarating reading experience." —SciFiGuy.ca
"Magic, passion, and intrigue—Kismet's Kiss has it all! Cate Rowan's uniquely compelling fantasy debut is set in a fascinating and fully realized world where danger lurks in every shadow. Rowan is definitely an author to watch!" —Alyssa Day, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author
"Beautifully written fantasy romance. . . . I LOVED it! I can't wait to read more books in this series." —Debra Holland, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author
More titles in the Alaia Chronicles fantasy romance series:
The Source of Magic
A modern woman finds herself ensnared in a fantasy otherworld, trapped by treachery and family secrets—and opposing a mystical prince, the one man who can make everything right.
Swords and Scimitars
When two women beg for aid against tyranny, a sultan must sacrifice his freedom and his long-scarred heart to help them.
Sword and Lute
When a musician stumbles across a dying god, she must sacrifice her precious lute to save him and find her heart's desire.
Contemporary magical romance by Cate Rowan:
Flirting with the Fireman
A sculptress, a battery-chasing cat, and a studly fireman meet through a supernatural recipe for "Get a Husband" Brunswick stew.
Kiss That Frog
A cynical Los Angeles artist reluctantly pet-sits for her young niece's frog and discovers magic in the terrarium—in the form of a sexy enchanted prince.
About the Author
Cate Rowan has washed laundry in a crocodile-infested African lake, parasailed over Cabo, and swum with dolphins, but her best adventures are her story worlds. Her lush fantasy romances about magic, danger and passion in faraway realms have won more than thirty awards.