And the Mondays just keep on coming, just like these great excerpts. Today I have a writer after my own heart, Lane McFarland, with A King's Enemy, book two from The Turnberry Legacy series. Check out this cover! IT's gorgeous. In case you missed her excerpt from last week (and you're not going to want to miss any of this excerpt) you can check out Jenna Jaxon's blog. Enjoy ;)
She dug her fingernails into her palms. She must be cautious and maintain a calm expression, or her enemies could take note of her true feelings.
Across the way, de Seabrooke placed his arms around Northrop and Bartram. Laughing and jeering, the three sauntered out of the dining hall. The familiar sound that echoed through her ears had haunted her since the day they attacked.
With deep breaths, she willed her strumming pulse to slow, her manner to ease. She regarded the others in the grand chamber. Her gaze landed on a man she’d seen on a few occasions around the castle. He wore the watchman’s black tunic with the gold shield displaying a red lion, the king’s emblem. Every time she spotted him, he’d intrigued her.
Somehow, he didn’t fit in.
Follow along next week on Barbara Bettis’ blog!
Tormented by King Edward’s brutality against Scottish sympathizers, Drake Fletcher vows revenge, but only a madman single-handedly attacks the Crown. Instead, he enters the royal court as a spy to aid Robert the Bruce’s rise to power and place a formidable leader on Scotland’s throne.
Scottish lass Katherine Mackenzie Armstrong targets three of King Edward’s officers who brutally raped and murdered her mother. Disguised as one of Queen Margaret’s attendants, she sets a course to destroy the men.
The acts of treason both Drake and Katherine commit are punishable by death in The Tower of London but their determination pushes dangerous limits. Considered enemies, they use each other to gain vital information. Neither expect their overwhelming attraction to one another, the staggering emotions stirred. But the closer they become, the more they jeopardize their pledges of vengeance.
Will the weight of retaliation crush them, see them beheaded? Or will Katherine and Drake form an alliance and learn to live and love again?
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