Title: The Veiled Threat
Author: Sophia Menesini
Series: The Veiled Duchess #1
Publishing date: June 30th 2019
Genres: Fantasy, LGBTQ+, New Adult, Romance
Synopsis: Captain Shea Lara is the current leader of The Veiled Duchess. The most feared pirate ship in all of Neried. And now, after completing her former mentor’s final score, she’s retiring. Everything seems to be coming to an end… Until a mysterious stranger drags her back into the fold with an offer for a score she can’t refuse. All she has to do is kidnap the crowned princess of the northern Queendom, Princess Joana of Arethusa. The prize is just within reach. But sparks fly as the two women collide. And an obscured threat that could upturn Shea’s entire world storms on the horizon. She’ll face it alone unless she can allow herself the support she needs from old and new allies alike. Something’s coming and Shea is at the center of it.
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“I suggest moving that hand if you plan on keeping it.”
He lets go immediately and sets his palms flat on the table as a peace offering. Shea relaxes but only just, sitting back down in her seat lightly. She keeps a steady grip on her gold long sword.
“My apologies for startling you,” he soothes.
Shea laughs darkly and his shoulders tense. “Look I’m not for sale the same way the other ladies are. Not all elves serve,” Shea mutters, “so if you’ll excuse me…”
“No,” he objects quickly.
He almost lifts his palms off the bar but instead flexes his fingers against the surface before relaxing them flat onto the counter. “Please. I mean to hire you for another reason.”
Shea stays where she is. She doesn’t know why but the man piques her interest as she observes his submissive position. She stands, turns, and leans her back against the bar, noting how the hooded man averts his gaze away from her so his face is still obscured. “I’m not sure you know who I am,” Shea chuckles.
“I know who you are,” he states.
“Then what could you possibly need me for?” Shea asks, genuinely curious.
Surprisingly, it’s not often that dark strangers find her in the night to propose business propositions. “I need you to steal something. From what I know, that’s kind of what you do.”
“Depends on the something.”
“Something of great value,” he explains.
“Right,” Shea deadpans.
“This is serious.”
“I bet,” Shea grins, “Which princess?”
“The crown princess of Arethusa,” he whispers.
“Careful mate,” Shea’s eyes narrow, glancing around casually, “Around here that’s treason.”
“Among me and my fellows, we’re calling it a political coup.”
“Don’t they all.” Shea turns back to face the bar letting her hips lean against the edge and downs the new tankard.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sophia Menesini lives in Martinez, CA with her husband, and their two small Chihuahuas, Ziggy and Zeppelin. The Veiled Threat is her first novel and the first book in The Veiled Duchess Series. Sophia is an avid tea connoisseur and lover of Scotland with an unconventional memory for obscure Disney and Broadway song lyrics.
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