In a shady border-town tavern, the swordsman Rovan conspires with his old comrade Arvik Red-Hand to carry out a daring plan to pay off a blood-debt: ride deep into the desert and loot the abandoned temple of a long-dead spider god.
When old enemies come to collect Arvik's head, he and Rovan are rescued by Marquia, a mysterious sorceress, and Souvri, a cunning thief. Believing the two could prove valuable, Arvik and Rovan share the plan with their rescuers, who agree to join the adventure - for a healthy share of the spoils.
The four treasure-hunters face danger on every step of their journey, and finally they discover the spider god's temple might not be abandoned after all...
In other news, Nicola Jane, who is in my Madrid Writers Group, has signed a contract with Harper Impulse to publish her erotica novel, Follow Your Fantasy. Congratulations Nicola! It's coming out in February and is written in a choose-you-own-adventure format. I'm not into erotica but I have to say that a choose-your-own-adventure erotica novel is marketing genius! I'm sure she'll do well. She recently blogged on Harper Impulse's blog here.