Theft and Sorcery is a trilogy in progress, consisting of The Ritual, The Conspiracy and The Coup. All books are a blend of Fantasy and Romance.
BOOK ONE – THE RITUAL
Then she meets fellow thief Zashter, a master of their chosen trade. Against Chiarin’s expectations he agrees to take her on as his pupil, and draws her into a dangerous adventure gathering powerful magical items at the behest of his sinister employer. What purpose these items will serve Chiarin does not know, but it soon becomes apparent that Zashter should not be trusted.
Yet she cannot deny the mutual attraction growing between them, and she becomes entangled so deeply that there is no going back. Soon she must face the biggest choice of her life, a choice Zashter no longer has…
Read the first chapter here.
http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/502591484 (five out of five stars)
http://fantasyreviewbarn.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/fantasy-romance-review-ritual-by-erica.html (four out of five stars – first reviewer, two and a half out of five stars – second reviewer)
http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/575399132 (three out of five stars)
Published 24 May 2013.
There is no room for love at the royal court. There is only intrigue and political manoeuvring.
For Veysita, a young half-elf courtier, this has been the reality of her life since childhood. Crown Prince Tionev is her best friend, but never more than that, even if she would like him to be.
When she uncovers a plot to assassinate the queen, her life is thrown into turmoil. Veysita discovers that she has not been trained to be the prince’s bodyguard, as she thought, but to be much more. She is to be a spy, thief and maybe even assassin, and she will have to travel into the lion’s den with little more than her wits to aid her. As if that isn’t enough, there is also the handsome, honey-eyed stranger who keeps showing up whenever Veysita least expects him.
Love may come knocking after all, whether there is room for it or not…
Read the first chapter here.
http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/633242013 (five out of five stars)
http://fantasyreviewbarn.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/fantasy-romance-review-conspiracy-by.html (four out of five stars)
BOOK THREE – THE COUP
Trading life on the road with a travelling acrobatic troupe for study at the Academy of Magic is the best choice Miko ever made. Practicing spells all day, followed by sensual evenings with willing bed-mates… All is close to perfection.
But when a small slip-up reveals that this charmed life is artificial, Miko is forced to look more closely at the Academy’s doing, with dangerous consequences. The Academy is not as harmless as it seems, and the sinister plot at its heart threatens the entire kingdom. Miko’s unusual talent for magic may be all that can prevent a vicious coup – and the rise of a fanatical new order.
The only person who can help Miko is Aya: temperamental, rash, stubborn – and captivating.
An easy life? Not in this century…
http://www.fantasyreviewbarn.com/2015/05/14/fantasy-romance-review-the-coup-by-erica-dakin/ (five out of five stars)