Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors!
Friday was my cover reveal for Beleaguered! Isn’t it gorgeous?
So of course I’m going to give you another snippet from this coming release.
To recap: Thomas has insisted Alyse dance with Geoffrey at the princess’s banquet. Alyse fears this is a bad idea, but has no choice but to comply. This 8 takes up with the last sentence I posted.
He leaned in closer to whisper, “I must lift you now.”
Before she could grasp that staggering news, his arm went around her waist and he lifted her, twirling them around full circle. She panted, blood pounding in her temples, roaring in her ears.
They continued to dance, but she moved as though she were a doll made of rags, her legs barely able to stand. Her world narrowed to the single source of light and life that was the man who held her in his arms again. The man whose love she could no longer deny. Despite the agony of the betrayal, in the core of her being she knew neither the vows she had spoken to Thomas nor the passion they had enjoyed in his bed would ever match the intensity of love and belonging she shared with Geoffrey. As soon compare a candle’s flame to the sun.
That’s my 8 for this week. If you want the story from the beginning, both Betrothal and Betrayal, Books 1 & 2, are available at Amazon. Beleaguered is currently set to release on July 11, 2014.
In the mean time, check out the rest of the Warriors here. There’s some fantastic snippets to be read.
BLURB FOR BELEAGUERED:
When death holds sway in the world, can even the greatest love survive?
Finally in France, Alyse and Thomas return to their roles as courtiers to Princess Joanna. Their passion for one another continues to smolder hot and deep—until one fateful encounter changes everything.
During a formal banquet, Alyse must share an intimate dance with Geoffrey, her first love. His searing touch proves Alyse’s love and desire for him is as strong as when they first met. Tormented by this revelation, Alyse is bitterly torn between the love of her life and her love for her husband.
Into this agonizing situation, the disaster of the Black Death rears its head, decimating the princess’s retinue and threatening all their lives. Alyse, Thomas and Geoffrey must try to save the princess from the ravening disease but at a dire cost to themselves. With her world plunged into chaos, Alyse struggles with her feelings for both of the men she loves. But which love will survive?