Welcome to Medieval Monday! Our theme continues in week six with "First Encounter" between the Hero and Heroine. My guest today is my good friend, Ashley York! She's featuring a snippet from her story, Curse of the Healer, Book one in The Derbfine Series. Remember, leave a comment not only here, but for my sixth snippet on Ashley's blog, too. Click on the link here: http://ashleyyorkauthor.com/blog. You'll be entered to win a collection of 14 digital copies from these Medieval authors!
Excerpt from Curse of the Healer ~
With her limp, there would never be a husband or family. Too many fears of children with the same malady. Shepherdess? Did she still bear a resemblance to the folk who lived apart from the villagers? But he hadn’t finished his tirade.
“He must be taught to heed the warnings he’s been given if he’s to survive and become a man.”
Follow along next week on Elisabeth Hobbes' blog: https://elisabethhobbes.co.uk/
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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