I think in Nights and Sapphire we have a book where it's not sure what it wishes to be. Is it a romance, eroticism, adventure or a combination of all of the above?
A group of slave girls are 'rescued' by a female fronted clan and made into harem girls for the Scion Zafirah Al’Intisar who is just drawn to the rescued little blond girl among them, because of her unique aesthetics. This girl refuses to take part in the Scion's lascivious plans and the Scion finds herself rebuffed. She will not force herself on the girl which is cool for a Scion I guess. She is forbidden fruit and the Scion becomes obsessed.
By the time the little baptist blond girl Dae decides to chuck her religious/moralistic education I was so uninvolved I wanted her to just jump wildly into decadence and then tease the Scion until the Scion could stand no more. Everything was too tepid along with the frustration of everyone speaking this form of broken English except for Dae who sounds like 1978 Kansas.
I heard there was a fight and I'm guessing the Scion and Dae have some good times in the desert later but I could not finish. I enjoyed the times that Dae spoke with Inaya, another Harem girl as her conversation felt more natural and Inaya sounded like a cool character. The fight, uprising, rebellion? I could not be bothered with it.
The author. I think she shows promise and she certainly knows how to write. I regret very much if this review is too harsh. I just had a root canal this morning.