Welcome to week nine of our ongoing "Villain" theme. I'm delighted to have my friend, Sherry Ewing here in the Tavern. She's sharing a snippet of her book, A Knight To Call My Own! Absolutely love the cover! Enjoy!
Excerpt from A KNIGHT TO CALL MY OWN ~
Lynet wondered at the significance of their brotherly affection towards one another, since the two brothers hardly looked related at all. Mayhap, ’twas the cause of Lachlan’s anger, that he was not a legitimate heir. ’Twould explain the animosity between them.
The two men began a shoving match afore Lachlan landed in the dirt with Calum towering over him. “Never, and I mean never, question my authority again. Especially in front of the men, lest you wish to end up like your friend over there. Now, get out of my sight, and mount up. We are wasting daylight.”
Lynet’s attention returned to Calum when he put his foot in the stirrup and swung his leg over the saddle. ’Twas unnerving when she became uncomfortably aware of every inch of his body once he settled her upon his lap again and held her close.
When your heart is broken, is love still worth the risk?
Lynet of clan MacLaren knows how it feels to love someone and not have that love returned. After waiting for six long years, she has given up hope of Ian’s return. Her brother-in-law, the Devil’s Dragon of Berwyck, is tired of waiting for her to choose a husband and has decided a competition for the right to wed Lynet is just the thing his willful charge needs to force her hand.
Ian MacGillivray has returned to Berwyck Castle in search of a bride and who better than the young girl who cared for him all those years ago. But Lynet is anything but an easy conquest and he will need more than charm to win her hand in marriage.
From the English borders to the Highlands of Scotland, the chase is on for who will claim the fair Lynet. The price paid will indeed be high to ensure her safety and even higher to win her love.
Follow along next week by checking out Ashley York’s blog with excerpt #10 at WWW.ASHLEYYORKAUTHOR.COM