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DARK WARRIOR, SYNOPSIS
When Nicholas Herron, Duke of Berwick and his best friend, Rolf Torgesson, two of King Edward III’s most powerful and respected knights, discover a badly beaten young woman hiding in the forest, they swear to protect her. By the time they learn that she is Lady Kathryn Weston, and that her attacker is none other than her betrothed, Robert Walford, the powerful and ruthless Duke of Pemberton, it is too late. They have both fallen in love with her and she with them—a love so forbidden it could cost them everything, even their lives.
Bent on revenge, Walford uses his power as Chief Magistrate of the Crown to issue two arrest warrants, one charging Kathryn with attempted murder, the other charging Nicholas with high treason. For years he has been abusing the authority of his office by bringing false charges of treason against loyal knights and confiscating their wealth to finance his scheme to overthrow Edward and seize the throne of England. Getting his hands on Nicholas’s vast fortune would finally allow him to accomplish his goal.
Traveling to Berwick to serve the warrants in person, Walford’s triumph is short-lived when Nicholas publicly humiliates him and sends him packing. Incensed, Pemberton hastily assembles an army to lay siege to Berwick castle, vowing to take it apart stone by stone. But Nicholas has anticipated just such a move and he has taken countermeasures to assure the safety of everyone at Berwick—especially Kathryn and their unborn child.
But Walford does something no one expects. He sneaks into Berwick castle and seizes Kathryn and all of a sudden certain victory becomes a desperate race for Rolf and Nicholas to save their home and rescue the woman they love.
Set amidst the turmoil and pageantry of 14th-century England, Dark Warrior weaves a vivid tapestry of three lost souls who find each other and a deep, abiding love that could ultimately destroy them all.
“Nay!” she cried, twisting and pushing her fisted hands against his chest. With one final hard shove, she managed to free herself and stumble backwards, away from the disgusting Walford. “Do not touch me, my lord! You have no right!”
Two armed knights standing just inside the door took a step toward her, hands on the hilts of their swords. A tiny whimper ripped from her throat as outrage turned to terror.
“I have every right!” Walford bellowed, his eyes narrowing dangerously. He grabbed her shoulders and turned her around roughly, clamping her body tightly against him with his powerful arms. His stench engulfed her. She was going to vomit. “Tomorrow your body will belong to me and I can and will touch you wherever, and whenever I please. Here.” His left hand grabbed her breast and gave it a painful squeeze.
“Here.” His right hand found the juncture of her thighs and gripped her mound through the stuff of her gown.
“Here.” He reached both hands around behind her, gripping and squeezing the cheeks of her bottom.
“And here.” Before she could stop him, he lowered his head and ground his mouth against hers, smashing her lips against her teeth so hard she could taste the blood. Her blood.
He jammed his fat tongue into her mouth, thrusting in and out, nearly suffocating her as he touched and squeezed, violating her most private, feminine places. Places no one had ever touched except herself…and the phantom lover who came to her every night in her dreams.
She gagged. Whimpering, she pushed against his chest with her forearms, trying to free herself. But he was extremely strong and her efforts were in vain. Just as she was about to pass out from lack of air, he lifted his head and looked down at her stricken face.
“You will be mine, Lady Kathryn, make no mistake about that.” His eyes glittered with unholy anticipation. “Your father lost you in a wager and I intend to collect. So tomorrow, when I come for you, you had better be ready.
Tour long Giveaway:
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