Palace Secrets by Ravyn Rayne
Love comes in many forms and always at a price.
At twenty-three, Princess Isabella must settle down for the sake of her kingdom. Caught up in a secret affair with her lady-in-waiting, Hannah, the princess knows it can only last for so long.
When Prince Alexander arrives to court her, he confides that his father is on his death bed, and he will be crowned king soon. Isabella hastily agrees to the proposal, desiring to be queen, knowing little about her soon to be husband.
Murder, secrets, and lies combine with menage, spanking, and erotic encounters in this steamy medieval romance.
Turning on my heels, I reach for the handle and quietly open the door. I don't want to startle Alexander. I know he must be going through quite the ordeal with his father, especially after losing his mother just under a year ago.
From the door I witness Alexander shoving a pillow over King Charles's face, suffocating him! My heart pounds with insanity, skipping a beat every so often as I shut the door and rush down the hall. I feel sick. My throat is parched and a sheen of sweat coats my breasts. The dress I'm wearing is far too restrictive, making it impossible to breathe.
I rush for my room and pause at the door. I can't go in there. Alexander will find me. Turning around, I pound on Hannah's door praying she's inside her room. "Please, Hannah. I need you." My voice quivers and my skin is flushed from anxiety.