The Princess & The Warrior. . . Christina Phillips!

I want to say Huge Congratulations to Lila on the release of her second Fiery Tales, THE PRINCESS IN HIS BED! I loved AWAKENED BY A KISS and can’t wait to read the follow up.

There’s something magical about princesses and castles and Once Upon a Time. I’ve always loved stories about princesses, and used to write about them when I was a little girl. But I never dreamed I would one day write about them when I was grown up! Yet my debut romance from Berkley Heat, FORBIDDEN, has a heroine who is a Druid princess.

FORBIDDEN is set during the first century AD, during the Roman invasion of Britannia and while there aren’t any mystical castles, there is magic and intrigue and, of course, a brave warrior who could easily be a handsome prince from fairy tales.  :-)  There is no evil witch or malicious fairy but the villain is deliciously corrupt and manipulates power from the gods to his own nefarious ends. And, naturally, he’s out to get the heroine!

But like all the best fairy stories my princess finds her hero, and together they have to fight against all the odds to stand a chance of winning their very own Happily Ever After.

He was a master of seduction – but no match for the magical allure of the woman he wanted most…
Carys knew from the moment she first spied on Maximus in his naked barbarian glory that he was a dangerous Roman centurion – his taut, battle-scarred flesh marking him as a fearless warrior. But her desire for him was as undeniable as it was illicit. 
Charged by his emperor to eliminate a clan of powerful Druids in Britain, Maximus never expects his mission to be thwarted by the clan’s ethereal princess, Carys, his daring voyeur. Falling under her spell, he doesn’t realize her true heritage – until he captures her heart as well as her body.
As Carys’s loyalties are twisted, and freedom is no longer her single-minded obsession, an avenging former lover threatens to crush Maximus’s people into oblivion. Now Carys and Maximus must overcome the devastation of war and face the ultimate sacrifice if their forbidden love is to survive. 

I have a copy of FORBIDDEN for one lucky commenter on my post.

QUESTION: Who is your favorite villain from fairy tales or Romance?

Christina’s Website:

Thanks so much for being part of the PRINCESS BLOG PARTY, Christina! Her giveaway is AWESOME. FORBIDDEN is a book you won’t want to miss! She has opened up her giveaway WORLDWIDE!

To win you must:

1. Answer Christina’s question below in your comment.

2. You MUST be a follower/subscriber of Lila DiPasqua’s blog (through Google Friend Connect).

* Winner will be selected from a random commenter on SUNDAY.

NOTE: The more you comment on the posts during the month-long PRINCESS October Blog Party, the more points you earn toward winning a signed copy of the next in the sexy Fiery Tales series, THE PRINCESS IN HIS BED…plus SIGNED copies of Nora Roberts’ BLACK HILLS and Eloisa James’ A DUKE OF HER OWN!


Ways to increase your odds of winning are found at the very bottom of this blog.