The Scythian Trials
Published by: Vesuvian Books
Publication date: October 16th 2018
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Science Fiction
Descendants of the Amazons, the Scythians work alongside prominent governments but answer to no one. Warriors living on the fringe of civilization, they live by one credo: Strength through Equality. Power through Knowledge.
Nya Thalestris is the brightest Scythian of her generation. Strong, capable, ruthless, she is sure to earn a spot in the Trials, a time-honored mating ritual responsible for the evolution of her species.
Abducted by their sworn enemy, the Drahzda, Nya is forever altered and spirals out of control. The Society sends in Jax Nickius. Infamous psychologist and one of the most brutal warriors of their kind, he discovers triggers planted in Nya’s mind. As Nya solidifies her spot in the Trials, Jax develops a plan to help her heal—while pursuing her as a mate. But, Nya’s attraction to Jax is at war with her instinct to never let anyone get too close.
During the Trials, Nya’s repressed memories surface, revealing a new enemy—one from inside the consulate walls—and a traitorous alliance on the horizon that could irrevocably change the course of history.
Since before the Bronze Age, the Society has managed to safeguard humanity from itself … until now.
“Ever been to the Academy in Montana?” Nya asked as she started toward the seating area.
“Once or twice.” Killian grinned.
She cleared her throat as she stopped in front of an oversized recliner built for two. “How come I didn’t see you?”
“The headmistress wouldn’t let me past the gates. Apparently, she was onto my game to meet you.”
Surprised, she turned, watching him head her way. “You knew I was there?”
He stopped in front of her. “Oh, yeah. I knew.”
Nya had become a small obsession of his after her rite of passage. He was ecstatic when he found out she’d be attending the U.S. academy. And when the CIA discovered a Drahzdan sleeper cell within fifty kilometers of Bitterroot, he volunteered to track the sons of bitches down.
That’s when he saw her. Sunshine streaked a blue sheen in her black hair as she slipped through the trees with graceful speed. He’d never forget her sleek, economy of movement. He was drawn to it—that natural comfort in her own skin that only a warrior of her caliber had.
She’d just found her footing when a deep, masculine voice called, yelling something about following her to the ends of the Earth.
Killian later confirmed that young warrior was indeed Anya Thalestris, and the male with her that day was the infamous Dr. Ajax Nickius.
Nya glanced at the recliner. “I hear you’re an excellent tracker.”
Killian didn’t give her a chance to overthink, and he sat down, pulling her with him. “Nice to know you’ve been asking about me.”
Pink tinged her cheeks. “Apparently, you can track anything.”
Her unique scent washed over him, and he settled back into the plush leather, causing her body to slide closer to his. “I’d track you to the ends of the Earth, Anya Thalestris.”
Nya blinked a few times, and Killian smirked as he realized Jax had shouted that very thing to her four years ago in the woods.
Elizabeth is an author, teacher, and publishing professional who began her career as a national presenter for Resource Profiles, where she developed teacher seminars designed to foster creative brain stimulation. Moving into formal education, she helped at-risk students improve their writing skills as well as created and implemented a creative writing/blogging program that centered on teaching the 21st-century learner. Works stemming from this initiative were published online and seen in over 40 countries.
Elizabeth receives invitations to speak nationwide at schools and book clubs. She co-founded the popular book site, Chirenjenzie, which reaches thousands of people throughout the world. The writer support and reader interest group promotes and interacts with followers on Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and various other blog sites. Elizabeth has a Master’s degree from Austin Peay State University, where she studied classical opera. She graduated Magna Cum Laude and was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.
“The Light of Asteria” received Honorable Mention at the New York Book Festival. Her newest work, “The Scythian Trials” will be released in 2017 by Vesuvian Media.
For more information, please visit http://www.elizabethisaacs.com