Set in the compelling world of the Ottoman Empire, The Sultan’s Favorite continues the saga of Erik from the Phantom of the Opera and his journey to a new life—and a new love.
Rejected by the only woman he loved, Erik tries to leave his past behind to begin a new life working as an architect. As the years pass, he accumulates enormous wealth and finds much success. When he is summoned by the sultan of the Ottomans to build a new palace, Erik believes it will be his greatest accomplishment. Yet even in another land he cannot escape his bitterness toward the world, and when the creation of the ruler’s home appears impossible, his anger only increases. But the arrival of the sultan’s newest wife awakens feelings Erik thought were long dead.
As widow to the ruler of Constantinople, Alexandria must marry the sultan of the Ottomans in exchange for peace. Alexandria is the sultan’s third wife and soon finds that accepting her new life is much harder than she imagined. Will she ever find happiness again? When the sultan orders her to work with his architect on her new court, Alexandria discovers a man that hides not only his face, but also his heart … For more information, visit www.anneburnside.webs.com
Furious, Erik suddenly walked up so close to her that when he bent down, she could see nothing but his eyes. When he finally saw a flicker of fear, he advanced further so she stumbled backwards. “What is the matter, mistress?” asked Erik in a mocking tone. “Do you fear what you see? Or should I say what you cannot see?” But Alexandria straightened and held up her head. “How interesting that you try to change the subject to fear when you feel threatened by me asking you a few personal questions.” “Threatened? Threatened?” hissed Erik, now towering over her. “The only one who should feel threatened is you if this court is not finished in time!” “Fine,” snapped Alexandria. She brushed past him and practically stomped over to the plans. “I do not like the sitting area so far away from the windows. I am in a cage but you do not need to remind me of it!”