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Medieval Monday | DAUGHTER OF THE OVERKING by Ashley York

Welcome to Medieval Monday! We're on week four of our theme of "Celebrations." My dear friend and talented author, Ashley York is my guest today. She's featuring a snippet from her fabulous medieval romance, Daughter of the Overking.

And if you're following along with mine, which happens to be the release day, hop on over to Ashley's blog here!



Snippet from Daughter of the Overking

Trained to be suspicious of everyone, his mind and body had been on high alert for days now. He was exhausted from seeing plots and schemes everywhere he looked. Sleeping had been difficult despite his father’s reassurance there was no cause for concern, and he’d risen near day break, roused by some noisy late-comers to the hall. Niall’s voice may have been among those who’d awakened him, but he couldn’t be certain. And here was Brighit’s uncle again, staring at him.

“Relax, Darragh.” Tadhg’s tight smile seemed more intended for the onlookers than for Darragh. “Sean told me this is how Thomasina preferred it. They’re preparing yer bride for ye.”

Follow along next week with snippet #5 when I visit Bambi Lynn’s blog


Backcover blurb for Daughter of the Overking

A mistaken identity. A gruesome murder.

Trained as a warrior...

Brighit of Clonascra despises the trappings and demands of womanhood and is far more comfortable training for battle. Long held alliances require she set aside selfish dreams and take Darragh as her husband. The union intended to promote peace between the clans is interrupted by the shocking murder of a neighboring king and she quickly discovers there are far worse things than being wed.

Trained to be king...

Darragh of Drogheda has no wish to be king, but he is an obedient son and supports his father's plans. His marriage to Brighit, however, will be no hardship at all since he finds her most intriguing when she fights him at every turn. A she-warrior indeed. Her persistent dismissal of him merely blows the fire aflame and sets him down the path to discovery of all her most tightly held secrets—secrets that could cost him his life.


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