November 2009 On Sale: November 10, 2009 Featuring: Caros Viruathos; Pelonia Valeria 288 pages ISBN: 0373828241 EAN: 9780373828241 Mass Market Paperback $5.50 Add to Wish List Inspirational Fiction Historical, Romance Historical Buy at Amazon.com 2010 RITA Finalist for Best First Book The Gladiator by Carla Capshaw His feats were legendary, his love extraordinary He won his fame—and his freedom—in the gory pits of Rome’s Colosseum. Yet the greatest challenge for once-legendary gladiator Caros Viriathos comes to him through a slave. His slave, the beautiful and mysterious Pelonia Valeria. Her secret brings danger to his household but offers Caros a love like he’s never known…. Should anyone learn she is a Christian, Pelonia will be executed. Her faith threatens not only herself, but her master. Can she convince a man who found fame through unforgiving brutality to show mercy? And when she’s ultimately given the choice, will Pelonia choose freedom or the love of a gladiator? Excerpt Rome 81 A.D. Angry, unfamiliar voices penetrated Pelonia’s awareness. Floating between wakefulness and dark, she couldn’t budge her heavy limbs. Every muscle ached. A sharp pain drummed against her skull. The voices died away, then a woman’s words broke through the haze. “She wakes….