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In 2012, the world came to a grinding halt as radiation hit from a massive solar storm. Crops died, animals perished, cities fell and humans became little more than beasts themselves. Under the threat of starvation, civility was reduced to mere memory. Only the strongest men survived, and physically weaker women and children wasted to nothingness.
More than a century later, humanity struggles in the desert Wasteland that was left. The solar radiation rendered most women infertile, and the population dwindles more with each year that passes. Scattered up and down coasts, isolated cities eke out an existence from fishing, foraging and hunting for what little game remains. Outside the city walls, men face the threat of pirates and raiders.
Few women remain, divided into four classes—Wanderers, Whores, Breeders and Priestesses. They are as reviled as they are worshiped, a commodity any man must pay to touch.
There is only one rule in the Wasteland—survive.
Book Three in The Wasteland Continuity Series
Destined to serve the desires of an entire city, all she wants is one man. Or maybe two…
Born to the Temple, Nitara knows the Great Goddess’s plan for her: to bring life into what is left of an arid and wasted Earth. Since puberty she has been trained to arouse and titillate, to ensure the continuation of the human race.
As is the custom, the man captured for her is strong of blood, though considered little more than a wild animal. Yet when she looks into his eyes, she sees no primitive creature, but the man whose face and hands haunt her sensual dreams.
For Akaash, a hunter and warrior, it’s his shame that he will be sacrificed to a goddess he doesn’t believe in, for a people who are not his own, leaving behind his Wanderer clan—and his bonded lover, Dhatri. Locked in the bowels of the Temple, he has a month to ponder his fate, all while falling helplessly under the spell of the virgin temptress who will soon take his life.
With each tortuously erotic encounter, however, Akaash realizes that Nitara is as much a prisoner as he. If he can just get a message out to Dhatri, there may be a slim chance both of them can escape…
“In WASTELAND: THE BREEDER, Eden Bradley draws readers into a dark and dangerous post-apocalyptic world of sex that enslaves, and love that can set people free. Rich with imagery and beautifully drawn characters, Bradley’s story is a scorching must-read.”
~Crystal Jordan, author of ‘Untamed’ and ‘In the Heat of the Night’ series
“THE BREEDER is over the top excellent. There is just something about the way Eden Bradley writes that enables her characters to come alive.”
“THE BREEDER by Eden Bradley is hot, hot, hot! Quick, juicy, and fun, this short story fulfilled all of my expectations and more… The characters are fun and the writing is vivid. I recommend this short story to all and I look forward to reading more about the Wasteland.”
~I Read Romance Reviews
“I was fascinated by the interaction between the virginal Nitara and the captive warrior Akaash — it was some of the hottest action I’ve read… well worth reading”
~Whipped Cream Reviews-5 cherries!
WASTELAND: THE BREEDER, winner of Clash of the Covers
~Embrace the Shadows blog