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Seventh Sanctuary [Kindle Edition]

Jennifer Malin
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Book Description

In a time and place when the faithful looked to a great and terrible goddess for their salvation, a young mother is plagued by feverish dreams about her late husband, jeopardizing her health and her new marriage. Her current spouse goes to the temple to pray for her recovery but, once there, is enthralled by one of the priestesses of Inanna. The web of desire also ensnares the priestess, who considers forsaking her sacred vows to stay with this man who already has a wife and family.

All three look to the goddess for guidance. Will Inanna smile on them -- or is it her will to destroy them?

An exotic ancient setting and mythological elements that draw on the traditions surrounding Inanna, Enki and Gilgamesh will appeal to fans of ancient-world or middle eastern romance, including the works of Michelle Moran, Octavia Randolph and K T Tomb.


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You may be familiar with speculation that Mary Magdalene was a temple prostitute before she shook off her seven demons. In our culture, the idea of sacred prostitution seems so strange that it piqued my curiosity. After reading and ruminating about what the lives of such women might have been like, the seeds for my novella Seventh Sanctuary sprouted. For a couple years, I wasn't sure where the story was going -- if anywhere. Then a second idea, inspired by myth, germinated into sort of a subplot for the first. Suddenly, the book erupted into being.

I'm not sure how to classify Seventh Sanctuary. The story is in many ways about the spirituality of sex, and there is quite a bit of sex in the novella, but I wouldn't call it erotica. The depth of emotions of the characters makes it more romantic or possibly even literary. And the goddess Inanna is important to all of the main characters, so you might say that she is the inspiration for the story. For me, ancient goddesses are a source of wonder, nostalgia, grief and inspiration. Hopefully, that awe comes through in the book.

For more info and sample chapters for all of my books, please stop by my blog at jenmalin.com.

About the Author

Jennifer Malin inherited double copies of the bookworm gene from a mom who reads voraciously and a dad who once spent his downtime writing in the crane he operated.

Her first two novels, As You Wish, a time travel, and Eternally Yours, a ghost romance, were first published by Jove (Penguin Group USA). Four works set in Regency England followed--one from Leisure and three from Zebra. Her latest books are Templum, a time travel with a contemporary heroine and an ancient Roman hero; The Five-Day Dig, a mystery set near Pompeii; and Seventh Sanctuary, a steamy romance novella of ancient Ur.

Jen and her husband, Martin, an Aussie ex-pat, live outside of Philadelphia and love to travel. She's an art and archaeology enthusiast, a fan of film and Formula 1, and the proud aunt of three brilliant nephews.

Descriptions and sample chapters for all of Jen's books are available at jenmalin.com

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  • File Size: 511 KB
  • Print Length: 154 pages
  • Publisher: Jennifer Malin Books (June 10, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007QQDSGE
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read. November 12, 2013
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Well written, well researched, and refreshingly entertaining story. Sucks one in to a different time and culture. Titillating and provocative relationships. Nice.
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JENNIFER MALIN inherited double copies of the bookworm gene from a mom who reads voraciously and a dad who once spent his downtime writing in the crane he operated.

Her first two novels, AS YOU WISH, a time travel, and ETERNALLY YOURS, a ghost romance, were originally published by Jove (Penguin Group USA). Four works set in Regency England followed--one from Leisure and three from Zebra. Her latest books are TEMPLUM, a time travel with a contemporary heroine and an ancient Roman hero; THE FIVE-DAY DIG, a mystery set near Pompeii; and SEVENTH SANCTUARY, a steamy romance novella of ancient Ur.

Jen and her husband, Martin, an Aussie ex-pat, live outside of Philadelphia and love to travel. She's an art and archaeology enthusiast, a fan of film and Formula 1, and the proud aunt of two brilliant nephews.

Descriptions and sample chapters for all of Jen's books are available at www.jenmalin.com

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