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Owned By Rome – Spotlight & Review

Owned By Rome by Katalina Leon

Book Length: Plus Novel
Book Type: eBook
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave Publishing

ISBN: 9781419927843

MSRP/List Price: $13.98
Genre: Romance, Historical, Erotica
Book Description:

“On the edge of the Roman Empire, Queen Boudica’s rebellion has ended. A time of great tragedy has passed. Atellus, a Roman magistrate living in Gaul, discovers he’s no longer sympathetic to Rome and must now question every facet of his life.

A cunning Celtic woman with golden-red hair arrives in the slave markets, defiant and angry—a danger to anyone foolish enough to purchase her. As punishment for her willfulness, she is to be offered as a sexual favor to Roman guests at a lavish feast and put to death for their entertainment.

For Atellus, it’s love at first sight. He wants to own her. They embark on an erotically turbulent journey through a lonely Celtic forest. He suspects his beautiful slave is harboring a painful secret and must never again speak her true name. She is Celtic royalty—the last of her kind.

In the heart of the forest, strong-willed lovers clash, fall in love and catch a glimpse of what the future can be if both can learn to trust and forgive.”

My Thoughts:

This was an interesting read. Katalina Leon obviously really did her research as she incorporates quite a few Roman words into the story. If you got hooked on the HBO show Spartacus and you’re wanting some more ancient Roman tales, then here you go. She does a great job in writing about what it might have been like to live in that place and time.

I really liked the character, Rutila. She’s strong, brave, vulnerable and determined. A Celtic who was captured and sold into slavery in Rome, she’s fiesty and never gives up. I honestly wasn’t so crazy about the main character, Atellus. He had some good qualities, but for my individual tastes, he was a bit too “moony” or fixated on finding a grand love. I like a big, brawny, sexy alpha male who not only acts the part, but thinks in those terms as well. Just my personal preference though. All in all, it was a good read.


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Find out more about Katalina Leon and what she’s working on at her website!

July 7, 2010 - Posted by | New Releases, On My Bookshelf, Reviews, Spotlight On... | , , , , , ,


  1. Thank you Sidhe so much for the review! I really appreciate getting feedback from other voices.
    Thank you!
    XXOO Katalina Leon

    Comment by Katalina Leon | July 7, 2010 | Reply

    • You’re welcome! 🙂

      Comment by sidhevicious | July 13, 2010 | Reply

  2. Hi Judi

    The time period interests me so I might give this one a try.

    Interesting cover!

    Comment by Patricia | July 8, 2010 | Reply

  3. I was wondering how the book read. It’s one of “my” time periods, and I was thinking about picking it up….

    Comment by Tracy | July 9, 2010 | Reply

  4. Thanks for the great review, Judi. I have this one on my TBR shelf. Now I’ll move it to the front.

    Comment by Patricia | July 14, 2010 | Reply

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