This edgy Dystopian, written for ages 16+ features hot scenes and mild violence that is too intense for younger eyes. If you love Allison West’s stories, then you are sure to enjoy Gem Apocalypse (written by Ruth Silver aka Allison West) which blends dystopian story-telling with a perfect mix of romance. Don’t fret spanking lovers, there’s even a little discipline for the main character, when she strikes the prince of Brayleigh! Check out a snippet of the scene in the excerpt below.
by Ruth Silver
Publisher: Lazy Day Publishing
Released: June 16, 2016
At seventeen, Aria Stone has broken the laws of her kingdom by refusing to come to court and offer herself as a courtesan. When guards storm Aria’s house and murder her mother, she is drugged and dragged from her home, taken to the royal palace. Aria must accept her fate: be chosen by a prince of Brayleigh or die.
Prince James is third in line for the throne and forced to follow and obey his father’s rule. King Gideon is known for running the country and his household with a strict hand. When the prince discovers the young woman brought in by the royal militia, she peaks his interest, and his desire to bring her to his harem.
Aria awakens at the palace and is forced to strip down and bare herself to the king and his four sons. Humiliation is just the beginning of her journey to survive.
In a tale of murder, heartbreak, lust, and betrayal, Aria must come to terms with the life forced upon her, just as a prince of Brayleigh must recognize his power to change a corrupt system and discover the world outside of their kingdom.
Recommended for readers 16+
(for mature readers 16+)
“Where are you going?” James asked. He stood and followed after her as she headed inside.
“Back to my room. Which is where?” Aria asked, feeling turned around. Aria hadn’t learned the halls of the palace. It wasn’t as though she was freely allowed to explore the area.
James reached for her arm, pulling her closer, his hand grazing her hip as he leaned in to kiss her.
How dare he! The nerve of him. She elbowed him away, forcefully, before smacking him across the face. “Do not dare touch me ever, without my permission!”
You shouldn’t have done that,” James said, his cheek reddening from the impact of her hand. His voice was gravelly and rough, his nostrils flared.
A maid carrying a basket of laundry looked stricken, her eyes wide as she dropped the bin.
No. It is you who should not have tried to kiss me!” Aria had never had her first kiss and she had no intention of it being with Prince James. He may have seemed nice upon first glance but he was no different than his brothers or the king. She was not about to let some rich snob have his way with her, even if she was a prisoner at the harem.
Grabbing the nearest seat on a bench, he grabbed Aria by the waist and tossed her over his knee as he sat down.
She screamed, kicking and flailing in protest. “Put me down this instant!” What was he doing? Had he lost his mind? Was he really going to spank her?
“Quiet down or you’ll get a bigger audience,” he warned. “Do you want my father to discover that you struck his son?”
Was it the fact he was angry for being slapped or being turned down? Which was worse for him? Never in his life had he probably been denied what he wanted.
About the Author
Ruth Silver first began writing poetry as a teenager and reading heaps of fan fiction in her free time.
She attended Northern Illinois University in 2001 and graduated with a Bachelor’s in Communication. While in college she spent much of her free time writing with friends she met online and penning her first novel, “Deuces are Wild”, which she self-published in 2004. Her favorite class was Creative Writing senior year where she often handed in assignments longer than the professor required because she loved to write and always wanted to finish her stories.
Her love of writing, led her on an adventure in 2007 to Melbourne, Australia. Silver enjoys reading and sharing her favorite books with other readers. She runs her own book blog and also enjoys photography and traveling.
She currently also writes under the name Allison West.