Since the first day he saw her, he had been waiting for an opportunity to seduce her. –Judith 12:17
Judith fought for justice.
Bagoas reasoned for peace.
Holofernes thirsted for blood.
In this Sin & Honey novella, Taryn Scarlett explores the provocative story of Judith, a woman tormented by the war in her country—and the war in her heart.
A young widow living in devastated country, Judith is forced to watch as the ferocious Assyrian general Holofernes slaughters her people. Desperate to save her family, she decides to take matters into her own hands: she will seduce the general and get into his bed—where she can kill him, and end the war.
But once Judith steals into enemy territory masquerading as an Israelite defector, she meets Bagoas, a soldier on a mission for peace. Aroused by his honor, Judith has a terrifying choice to make: let her people suffer and die, or sacrifice true love for the greater good.