"The author does an excellent job in weaving this lovely romantic tale where magic and music are one." —Amazon Reviewer
"Rowan is definitely an author to watch!" —Alyssa Day, New York Times & USA Today bestselling author
Can love heal an immortal's wounds?
Slashed by a cursed sword, the god Taso feels his immortality gushing into the grass along with his lifeblood. He escapes death only by transforming into stone. Centuries later, the aspiring musician Amara stumbles across the stone and inadvertently morphs Taso back into his dying body. To save him, she must sacrifice her precious lute and her life-long dream . . . but in return, she might find her heart's desire.
Sword and Lute is a 16,000-word novelette about the immortal twin founders of verdant Teganne and desert Kad, two rival realms divided by magic—yet bound by blood, mistrust, and love. Cate Rowan's sensuous romances have won more than thirty awards.
More titles in the Alaia Chronicles fantasy romance series:
Swords and Scimitars
When two women beg for aid against tyranny, a sultan must sacrifice his freedom and his long-scarred heart to help them.
The Source of Magic
A modern woman finds herself ensnared in a fantasy otherworld, trapped by treachery and family secrets—and opposing a mystical prince, the one man who can make everything right.
When a deadly epidemic strikes a sultan's realm, only a magical healer from an enemy land has the skill to save it. The sultan never imagined the healer would be a woman....
Contemporary magical romance by Cate Rowan:
Flirting with the Fireman
A sculptress, a battery-chasing cat, and a studly fireman meet through a supernatural recipe for "Get a Husband" Brunswick stew.
Kiss That Frog
A cynical Los Angeles artist reluctantly pet-sits for her young niece's frog and discovers magic in the terrarium—in the form of a sexy enchanted prince.