The Emperor's Strange Wife (AMBW)
Book 1 of the Empress Zima Series.
Zima was just a nobody, who had no idea where her life was going when her parents allowed her to be forcefully married to a Japanese Emperor. She was forced to leave her native African village and adjust to a whole different life at The Village of Grace.
The new, young, and scary Emperor of The Village of Grace, Emperor Aki is given a arrange marriage with the foreign dark skinned, black women Zima. Emperor Aki is seen as cold, frightening, and emotionless, he has a dark and painful past and no friends. He claims his marriage with Zima has no love behind it but later on he discovers love and affection from his strange foreign wife. Even though Zima was scared about her forced marriage she later on, finds comfort and love in her new home, friends, and husband. As Zima settles in she develops an interest in combat and is amazed by the combat skills from the samurai and ninja's in The Village of Grace. It inspires her become a strong ninja and learn samurai fighting skills, but in the ninja world not everything is what it seems and death, secrets, and danger is everywhere.
Power, evil, and wealth are what dominates the ninja and samurai world. Zima knows that there are enemies everywhere and becoming a ninja could cost Zima her life but Zima is determined to become strong, protect the village at all cost, protect her friends, and protect Aki.
Warning: This story does contain moments violently graphics. Along with mature, serious themes, and sexual content.