Jacinta Carey and her publishers at HerStory Books are delighted to announce Jacinta’s seventh historical romance novel, “Palatine Passion,” which is Book 1 of The Ravishing Romans series, set in 40 AD, during the rule of Emperor Caligula.
“Palatine Passion” features Marcus and Julia, who get a second chance at love in the most shocking circumstances, and must fight to win a future together.. Readers will love the chemistry between the couple. They should also find it very interesting to discover how similar our modern Western world is to Ancient Rome, especially all of the traditions associated with getting engaged and married.
The Palatine Hill was the most prestigious area in Ancient Rome, and is the origin of the word “palace.” Marcus is a powerful senator, but the nobles defy the Emperor at their peril…
This is the seventh historical romance novel by Jacinta Carey. The book was written, like her others, in reference to a strange but fascinating tidbit of history, which she then transformed into a steamy romance.. There’s also particular excitement about this launch because this is the first book in the new Ravishing Romans series by this popular author, with three more on the way.
Jacinta is author of a number of popular historical romance series, including The Starbuck Saga, and The Wild Heart series. “Palatine Passion” is set to go live January 3, 2022, available in digital format online at all major bookstores. The paperback will be available through Amazon. More information on this book and others by Jacinta Carey can be found here: https://herstorybooks.net
Jacinta Carey has a background in English, History and Classics, and is thrilled to re-visit Ancient Rome to explore one of the mad Emperor Caligula’s shocking edicts, and how it turned life upside down on the Palatine Hill.
When asked about why she wrote the book, Carey said, “I wanted to explore a little-known fact of history, and to show that Ancient Rome is the foundation of our modern society in many ways. “
Carey hopes that the book will entertain, illuminate, and deliver a sexy historical romance book lovers will adore reading as much as she did writing it. Her inspiration was the power of love no matter what the circumstances, even if the whole world seems to be in a state of upheaval.
“I LOVE romance writing, but it’s a guilty pleasure for me because my non-fiction work is in such demand. At one point, I moved over to health writing full-time due to COVID-19, because so many people were desperate for accurate and reliable information. But non-fiction isn’t quite as thrilling for me as writing romance, so it was a real relief to be able to escape from it all to Ancient Rome with these wonderful characters. I totally fell in love with Marcus as he emerged on the pages. He and Julla really work hard to get their happily ever after.”
The author made a point of thanking her family for putting up with her long hours as a writer. And to her readers, who make it all worthwhile.to keep on writing even amid the chaos of the past couple of years. She also wants to thank her history and Classics teachers, who totally inspired her. She hopes she can do the same for her readers.
Those interested in learning more about “Palatine Passion” can visit here: https://herstorybooks.net
Palatine Passion: Back Cover Copy
Rome, 40 AD
Julia, a virtuous young Roman noblewoman, is forced to attend Emperor Caligula’s new brothel on the Palatine Hill. She’s horrified at the thought of servicing the patrons, but has little choice if she wishes to protect her mother and sisters, and move forward with her secret agenda.
Marcus, a prominent senator, goes to the brothel on opening night to see for himself if Caligula really has carried out his appalling plan. Marcus is stunned to see Julia, the woman he loved but lost five years ago, standing in the middle of the mayhem. Marcus is determined to save Julia from her dire situation, but his decision sets off a series of events that place them both in the greatest danger.
Julia can’t resist her budding intimacy with Marcus. She loved him once. Her passion for him now lays all her secrets bare, with shocking consequences. Marcus’s desire to protect her becomes a powerful passion that threatens to tear both their worlds apart. He vows to make Julia his no matter what the cost, no matter who tries to stand in his way.
Marcus’s passion leaves Julia almost mindless with need, forcing her to choose: Continue with the bargain from Hades she’s made, or surrender to Marcus’s love before it’s too late.
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