On the world of Merab, women rule, while men wield the magic. It's been an equitable system, until now. Temair finds herself on a Tour of the Queendom in search of her four Consorts -- the four men whose Elemental magic will awaken hers. In the process she's also found a troubled society where the men are tired of being abused and exploited. Faced with rebellion and betrayal, Temair and her consorts must find the strength within each other to become true leaders.
This collection contains the previously released novellas Temair's Fyre, Temair's Rayne, Temair's Aire, Temair's Earth, and the Hot Flash The Journey.
Praise for "Queens of Merab" (Collection)
"Erotic and sweet -- my favorite combination... this is going on my keeper shelf for when I need a quick dose of something light, sweet, and just a little bit hot."
-- 4 Stars from Kyraninse, Night Owl Reviews
Praise for Temair's Fyre
"Violet Summers has created a world filled with elemental magic that is as hot as the fyre Miach wields! Temair's Fyre opens up the whole new world of Merab, taking readers on a fascinating journey in the realm of fantasy."
-- Lisa, Joyfully Reviewed
"With some intriguing characters, bone melting sex scenes and the hint of a mystery, this author keeps the reader glued to the edge of their seat as they flip the pages to see what happens next. If you want a new series to enjoy then grab The Queens of Merab 1: Temair's Fyre and settle in for one hot ride. Just make sure to keep a fan handy or your significant other nearby in order to cool down after reading this book."
4 Hearts! -- Dawn, Love Romances and More
"...the sexual tension grows steadily into heat, heat, and more heat. You will want to read all of the stories in the series."
5 Diamonds! -- S.K. Faro, Got Erotic Romance? Reviews
Praise for Temair's Rayne
"Prepare to be swept away into a world of magic and sensuality, the likes of which only Violet Summers could create. There is so much to love about Temair's Rayne that it is with great excitement that I Joyfully Recommend it!"
Joyfully Recommended! -- Shayna, Joyfully Reviewed
"With the right amount of light heartedness, sexual tension and passion, this author creates a story that will keep you glued to the edge of your seat as you try to see what happens next."
4.5 Hearts! -- Dawn, Love Romances and More
"This series just gets better. The characters are wonderful, the mix of magic and sensuality interesting, and the sexual tension hot, hot, hot."
5 Diamonds! -- S.K. Fero, Got Erotic Romance? Reviews
Praise for Temair's Aire
"With some wonderful characters, twists that have you going 'Oh my god!' to such hot passion, you are drawn into Temair's search and root for her to find her happily ever after in the end. If you enjoy a highly dynamic series that will have you racing to the author's website to see when the next book is out, then grab The Queens Of Merab series."
4 Hearts! -- Dawn, Love Romances and More
"This is another definite keeper."
5 Diamonds! -- S. K. Fero, Got Erotic Romance?
Praise for Temair's Earth
"This has been an exceptional series from book one on. Reading each new book has been like going back to look in on the lives of old friends."
5 Diamonds! -- S. K. Fero, Got Erotic Romance?
"Temair's Earth is sexy and heartwarming, but it definitely left me hungry for more Queens of Merab books. I desperately hope Violet Summers gives Temair's best friends their own books."
-- Shayna, Joyfully Reviewed
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Excerpt from Temair's Fyre
The Queen's private bed chamber was one of Temair's favorite rooms in the palace. The warm cream and gold of the walls was offset with vibrant jewel-toned accessories that reflected the Elements -- and personalities -- of all four of Temair's fathers. It was comforting and familiar.
What was not comforting and familiar was the sight of her mother, sitting up in bed while Torrent, Temair's Rayne Father, held a cloth to Akasha's head.
Temair shot a furious glance at Denich. "You said she was fine," she muttered as she ran to her mother's side.
Her mother smiled and pulled Temair down to cuddle beside her, much as she'd done when Temair was a small child. "Don't worry so much, Temmie. I am perfectly all right."
A snort had both women turning to Tobin, her Aire father. He was all but vibrating with suppressed excitement; his long, snowy hair lifting faintly in an unseen breeze. The Queen laughed. "My Lord Aire, do you wish to tell our daughter our news?" Tobin's pale gray eyes sparkled, a sure sign of good things to come.
Tobin laced his hands behind his back and rocked back on his heels, grinning. "We're pregnant."
Temair didn't know whom to hug first. She turned and wrapped her arms around her mother, tears of joy flooding her eyes, then rose to throw herself into her Aire father's arms. He was laughing as he spun her around and passed her to her Rayne father. By the time she ended up in the arms of Marl, her Earth father, Temair was dizzy with more than joy.
Moving back to her mother's side, Temair snuggled down with her head on her mother's shoulder. "Everything's okay so far?" The entire family had grieved Akasha's inability to carry another baby to term, but Temair had also battled loneliness until Nuriel and Sorcha had come to foster with her, as their mothers had with Akasha. The castle could be a very empty place for a small girl alone.
She sat up abruptly as a horrifying thought filled her mind. "Oh, no," she breathed. Her mother's sigh verified the horrible realization she'd had. "It's time, isn't it?"
Akasha pulled her back down, into her embrace. "I'm going to the country, at least for the duration of my pregnancy," her mother confirmed. Temair gave her a pleading look, but subsided immediately when her mother added, "I won't let anything interfere with this child's well-being."
"Of course," Temair responded quietly. She'd known this day would come, but her mother was still so young and vital that she hadn't expected it for years. Her stomach cramped at the thought of the responsibility.
"There's more, Tem," Denich added, sitting next to her on the side of the bed.
Her tummy tightened further. "I'm... I'm expected to find my Consorts... Now."
Denich took her hand and sent healing warmth surging through her body. "You must be bound to your Consorts before you can ascend."
Temair bit her bottom lip. She barely knew what to do with one male, much less four. She was only twenty-four! She should have years before she had to think about this. Oh, and by the four elements, she would have to visit each royal house in search of her mates.
She was well on her way to a full out panic attack when her mother's words penetrated. "Of course, I won't abdicate until you've returned from your tour," Akasha was saying. "Once you've returned, the ministers will help you to untangle all the political red-tape involved in ruling." Her mother paused, looking worried. "There is one item that I need to tell you about."
Temair waited. Her fathers, all four of them, looked outraged, while her mother looked troubled.
"There are rumors throughout the land that factions of men plan to rebel against us and our sister Queens."
Temair sucked in a startled breath. That was the last thing she'd expected to hear. "Why?"
The Queen shrugged her shoulders. "There are several theories floating about. Some men have claimed abuse by their wives. Others don't like how property rights are distributed. We have always had grumbles but now there have been a few skirmishes between our guards and the rebels."
"Idiot men," muttered Marl. The Earth Lord had no patience with what he saw as foolishness, and clearly this supposed rebellion fell into that category. "Maybe if they were doing their job and protecting their women, they'd get the rewards they feel they deserve."
Akasha sent Marl a loving smile. "Not all men are as remarkable as my men, my lord."
Marl returned her smile with one of such surprising sweetness it nearly caused Temair's tears to return.
Akasha turned back to her daughter. "Temair, my darling, you are more than ready to take my place. Choose your mates well. Choose men who will be good advisors to you, but choose also men who light your heart." Another painfully sweet look passed between the Queen and her four Consorts.
Temair nodded her head and kissed her mother's cheek. Inside she was all but screaming in terror. While she didn't much care for it, she'd learned the protocol and history. She'd read every biography and autobiography of the Queens of Merab she could get her hands on. But all the book-knowledge in the world couldn't prepare her for the actuality of being Queen. There was no point in arguing about it, though. The only thing begging for a delay would accomplish was to add stress to her mother's already perilous pregnancy. No, Temair would have to suck it up and do what was best for her country, her family, and her unborn baby sister or brother.