Welcome to another Medieval Monday, my lovelies. This week it’s my pleasure to welcome back Ashley York who has her next snippet from Curse of the Healer. Enjoy and happy reading!
She looked about her, trying to remember. “I’m… gathering herbs.”
The scents around her were overwhelming and she closed her eyes again, breathing it all in. The dampness of the soil. The honeysuckles behind her. The leather of the belt wrapped around the man’s middle.
When she opened her eyes, he was watching her. Intently. She swallowed more of the refreshing liquid.
“Gathering herbs so late at night?” He glanced around them before turning back to meet her gaze. “That cannot be a simple job. ’Tis quite dark out here.”
“Mmm. Dark.” Heat pooled in her belly.
The slightest flick of his brow and the trace of a smile as he dragged his thumb along his lower lip. A speculative gesture. His gaze traveled lower.
Curse of the Healer
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.
Follow me over to Ruth A. Casie’s blog next week to read what happens next!