Gravitas: Valkyrie in the Forbidden Zone (The Gravitas Series - Sybil of Valkyrie Book 1)
By Lynne Murray
Sybil, from Planet Valkyrie, carries a dangerous quantity of Gravitas, a top secret aphrodisiac, to trade, but she is attacked by an angry warrior from slave-holding Planet Roggr. They both fall through an unmarked portal to Earth--The Forbidden Zone. Rescue is impossible. Portals to Earth are sealed. Sybil needs to defend herself, protect her hazardous cargo, and find a way home--while dealing with a damaging overdose of Gravitas
I landed, naked, on the highway with a lust-crazed Roggarian warrior trying to scramble on top of me. Heavy, wheeled machinery thundered past. I could hardly breathe. I shoved Gelbrave off and struggled to my feet. I’d been alone in my room at the Conference meditating when he attacked. By the Triple Goddess, how had we ended up here?
Horns blared all around us and squealing sounds as hulking, metal vehicles skidded and swerved around us.
I threw a curse over my shoulder as I scrambled to the side of the roadway. Gelbrave followed. We made it onto a dirt surface beyond the traffic. The ground wasn’t as hot as the roadway, but rocks cut my bare feet.
I was nude, as is customary in our meditation, but Gelbrave wore full Roggarian courting gear including the thick boots that now protected his feet from the roadside rocks. He also carried a whip and dangling handcuffs strapped to his waist. Roggarians prefer unwilling victims. I expanded my curse to include Gelbrave’s entire planet.
I looked around and green road signs sprang into focus. As an avid student of Earth culture I could tell we had dropped through an unmarked portal into the Forbidden Zone, out of range of tracking and rescue of any kind. We might die here before anyone found us, assuming they tried.