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I have the lovely Barbara Bettis on my blog today with her ongoing snippets from For This Knight Only. It is definitely a great cover made even better by the great story inside. If you're looking for me, I'm over at Barbara's blog with my continuing excerpt from Daughter of the Overking. Enjoy!
The private door had scarcely closed when John stalked into the adjoining room.
Shoulders hunched, robe tucked tightly, he walked to a window and stared past his dim reflection in the wavy glass, out into the moon-frosted garden. The wintering plants lay dead to the look, but spring would see them bloom again. With a little expeditious pruning. Much like his plans.
He’d received word of Sir Jasper’s death from his informant at Windom. Struck down attacking a neighboring castle, the fool. John wanted that land near Nottingham secure, even if he had been forced to leave England. Sir Paxton would do it. Make that Lord Paxton.
John smiled. One problem solved. Now for another. He needed to retrieve a certain leather pouch. Its contents should have been destroyed long since. He sighed with cynical regret. You couldn’t trust anyone these days.
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He’ll do anything for land, even marry her; she’ll do anything for her people, except marry him. If only either had a choice. It’s a marriage only love can save.
Sir Roark will do anything to gain land, even beguile an unwilling lady into marriage. He knows she’s much better off with a man to take control of her besieged castle, to say nothing of her desirable person. But it isn’t long before he discovers that, although her eyes sparkle like sunlight on sea waves, her stubbornness alone could have defeated Saladin.
Lady Alyss is determined to hold her family’s castle, protect her people, and preserve her freedom— until her brother’s dying wish binds her to a stranger. Still, she’ll allow no rugged, over-confident, appealing knight to usurp her authority, even if she must wed him. Especially since he thinks a lady’s duties begin and end with directing servants. Alyss has a few surprises for her new all-too-tempting lord.
But when a common enemy threatens everything, Roark and Alyss face a startling revelation. Without love, neither land nor freedom matters.