In an ancient land of warring nations, Selena’s unique beauty marks her as a prize who might secure peace through marriage. Although utterly innocent, she has been thoroughly schooled in the conjugal arts by her mistresses, and now she stands ready to tackle her biggest challenge. With an invasion force on her country’s shore, Selena’s queen offers her as a bride to the rapacious Prince Óscheo in exchange for a treaty. Struck by her stunning beauty, Óscheo accepts Selena and takes her immediately to his tent, foregoing the rites of marriage. Inside, the maiden teaches him of pleasures scarcely imagined. But Selena is not all she seems, and in his lust Óscheo unwittingly gets himself in a tight squeeze and unleashes an ancient and terrible magic.Bonus FeaturesAs a special gift to readers, Queen’s Gambit includes the first sizzling taboo chapter of Belinda LaPage’s debut novel Heaven Can Wait.