Confessions of a Sheba Queen by Autumn BardotPublication Date: March 10, 2019 Cleis Press eBook & Paperback; 384 Pages Genre: Historical/Erotica With a host of unforgettable characters and unbridled sensual escapades, Confessions of a Sheba Queen is a triumphantly erotic retelling of an indomitable woman prevailing in a man’s world. During a raging sandstorm along a riverbed in the ancient lands of Saba, a powerful jinni born of smokeless fire gives birth to a half-human daughter. Bilqis does not inherit her mother’s magical abilities, but the fire of her jinni blood does imbue her with other powerful gifts. As she undergoes her rites of womanhood and her insatiable sexual hunger is awakened, it becomes clear—this is the key to her “great destiny” prophesized at her birth. But it could also lead to her total undoing. Bilqis comes to understand that her supernatural talents have the power to make men, and women, and nations prostrate themselves in utter devotion to her. When tragedy strikes, she leaves her home to seek revenge against the tyrannical god-king whose reign is a plague upon his land and people. Armed with only her body, courage, and wits, she quickly masters the art of seduction, all the while resisting the mind-consuming call to stay locked in an endless cycle of carnal passion. Destiny soon intervenes, and what began as a quest for vengeance becomes a mission to heal the land of Saba from a twisted, corrupt regime and to see it become the wealthiest kingdom in all the land. Yet, it is only after meeting the already legendary and wildly attractive King Solomon that Bilqis discovers her greatest battle is not with others, but with herself.
About the AuthorAutumn Bardot writes historical fiction and historical erotica. Her debut historical fiction is THE IMPALER’S WIFE. Her debut historical erotica is LEGENDS OF LUST. Autumn, a pen name, has worked as an educator for more than sixteen years. She teaches literature, writing, and the magic of words. She has a passion for history and a special affinity for the unsung courageous females that history has neglected. Or misunderstood. Autumn lives in Southern California with her husband and ever-growing family. She wishes she was one-tenth as brave as the women she writes about. Historical Fiction ~ The Impaler’s Wife ~ Dragon Lady ~ The Emperor’s Assassin Historical Erotica ( Cleis Press) ~ Legends of Lust, Erotic Myths from around the World ~ Confessions of a Sheba Queen
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There are certain stories that capture a reader so thoroughly, captivates them so drastically, it becomes difficult to set down said story. This is one of those stories. It’s easy to read writing style had me binging it in a matter of hours and it’s intriguing and engrossing story had me enamored beyond belief. I couldn’t have asked for a better told story. Bilqis and her journey throughout the novel as well as her development is astounding. Seeing a woman of her nature grow and develop in a way is both empowering and moving. Truly one of the most bold and confident female leads with an even more seductive tale.
Overall a wonderfully crafted, well researched story that was hard to set down!