It’s week twelve of Medieval Monday and our First Encounter theme. It’s my pleasure to welcome back my guest, Ashley York. Today, Ashley has a snippet from her novel, Curse of the Healer. Don’t forget to leave Ashley a comment here on my blog to be in the running for this theme’s giveaway. The winner will be randomly chosen at the end of this theme. Read on and enjoy!
A kiss? Heat poured off him, but it was no longer anger riding him. She forced down the lump in her throat, holding his intense gaze as her thoughts raced. She had never been kissed by a man. Or kissed a man, but it was not a high price to pay to dismiss the entire incident.
Refusing would certainly result in a steeper demand, and the last thing she wanted to do was to cause any problems for her ri túath and cousin. Sean acted as her father, so any honor price demanded or paid could be half his worth.
BLURB: After the death of Brian Boru in 1014, a legend arose of a healer so great she could raise a man from the dead, with a power so strong it could make any warrior the next high king of Éire…and to steal it away from her, he need only possess her.
Fated to be a healer…
Aednat has spent her entire life training to be the great healer, knowing she must remain alone. When she meets Diarmuid, the intense attraction she feels toward him shakes her resolve to believe in such a legend. If she gives in to the passion he ignites in her, can she settle for being less?
Destined to be his…
Diarmuid of Clonascra is renowned for his bravery in battle. Only one thing daunts him: the prospect of taking a wife. The safest course would be to keep his distance from Aednat, the bold, headstrong healer who’s far too tempting for his peace of mind. But his overking orders him to protect her from a group of craven warriors intent on kidnapping her to steal her power.
What starts as duty for Diarmuid quickly transforms into something more. Aednat’s power might be at risk, but so is his closed-off heart.
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You can read my excerpt this week of FOR ALL OF EVER on Ashley’s blog here. Don’t forget to leave me a comment to be in the running for our giveaway. Thanks for stopping by my blog today!