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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... | , , , , , , | 5 Comments

December ’09 Book Releases

Otherwise Known as Sidhe’s Current Wishlist

November Releases Not Posted Last Month:

Kathryn Smith – Dark Side Of Dawn

Alicia Dean – The Heart Of The Witch

 Lilith Saintcrow – Flesh Circus

Heather Graham – Night Of The Wolves

V.K. Forrest – Immortal

Clare Willis – Once Bitten

Karen Kelly – Dating Outside Your DNA

 Cynthia Eden – Hotter After Midnight (MM)

Kim Harrison – White Witch, Black Curse (MM)

Mario Acevedo – Jailbait Zombie (MM)

Devyn Quinn – Soul Of The Wildcat (Erotica)

Mary Janice Davidson – Undead And Unworthy (MM)

Julie Kenner – Torn

 Kelly Gay – The Better Part Of Darkness

Carole Nelson Douglass – Vampire Sunrise

Hannah Howell – If He’s Sinful

Jessica Bendinger – The Seven Rays (YA)

Amy Rench – Fallen Rogue

John Levitt – Unleashed

 Mary Hughes – Biting Nixie

December 1st

 Jennifer Armintrout – Veil Of Shadows

Susan Kearney – Rion

Shiloh Walker – Hunter’s Need

Joey W. Hill – A Mermaid’s Ransom (Erotica)

Jean Johnson – The Cat (MM)

J.R. Ward – Lover Avenged (MM)

 Sharon Ashwood – Scorched

S.L. Wright – Confessions Of A Demon

Caitlin Kittredge – Demon Bound

 Sherrilyn Kenyon – Born Of Ice

Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl – Beautiful Creatures (YA)

Christina Skye – Bound By Dreams

Jenna Kernan – Dream Stalker

Sarah McCarty – Wild Instinct (Erotica)

Anthology – Holiday With A Vampire III – Linda Winstead Jones, Lisa Childs & Bonnie Vanak

 Anthology – Beyond The Dark (MM) – Lora Leigh, Angela Knight, Emma Holly & Diane Whiteside

December 8th

Charlene Teglia – Claimed By The Wolf

 Laurell K. Hamilton – Divine Misdemeanors

December 22nd

Bree Despain – The Dark Divine (YA)


December 29th

 Jill Myles – Gentlemen Prefer Succubi

Julie Kenner – Turned

Jenna Maclaine – Bound By Sin

 Adrian Phoenix – Beneath The Skin

Lara Adrian – Shades Of Midnight

Rachel Vincent – My Soul To Save (YA)

 Molly Harper – Nice Girls Don’t Live Forever

Cynthia Eden – Eternal Hunter

Christine Feehan – Street Game

 Linda Robertson – Hallowed Circle

Nancy Holzner – Deadtown

Lucy A. Snyder – Spellbent

As always, if any authors or readers would like me to add any books I’ve missed, please leave a comment or email me at sidhevicious(at)shaw(dot)ca. (MM) = a book that’s being re-released in mass market. (YA) = indicates a Young Adult novel. Happy reading! 🙂

November 27, 2009 Posted by | New Book Releases, New Covers - Release Dates, New Releases, Sidhe's News & Updates, Upcoming Releases | , , , , , | 6 Comments