Medieval Monday: First Encounter! ~ Ashley York’s Curse of the Healer



First Meet!

 Welcome to Medieval Mondays! Our theme for this year’s first round is the hero and heroine’s first meet.

This week I’m hosting my dear friend and our fearless leader, Ashley York and her medieval romance

Curse of the Healer


She couldn’t stop herself from smiling anew and said, “I am at a loss.”

“I can see that.”

And how much more could he see? Such an intense gaze. An unaccustomed fluttering took hold of her belly. A foreign feeling, she was certain. She nibbled at her lip.

“Aednat. A lovely name. For a lovely lass.”

Flattered, she shifted her shoulders back, trying to appear aloof like the other lasses did when complimented. But then his eyes slid down her length, and all such thoughts flew from her mind. Her breath escaped in a slow, steady stream through her parted lips. He smiled then. A smile of appreciation. A smile of interest. The white of his teeth stark against his tanned skin.

He found her appealing? But she was sitting, and he didn’t know about her foot…

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After the death of Brian Boru in 1014, a legend arose of a healer so great she could raise a man from the dead, with a power so strong it could make any warrior the next high king of Éire…and to steal it away from her, he need only possess her.

Fated to be a healer…

Aednat has spent her entire life training to be the great healer, knowing she must remain alone. When she meets Diarmuid, the intense attraction she feels toward him shakes her resolve to believe in such a legend. If she gives in to the passion he ignites in her, can she settle for being less?

Destined to be his…

Diarmuid of Clonascra is renowned for his bravery in battle. Only one thing daunts him: the prospect of taking a wife. The safest course would be to keep his distance from Aednat, the bold, headstrong healer who’s far too tempting for his peace of mind. But his overking orders him to protect her from a group of craven warriors intent on kidnapping her to steal her power.

What starts as duty for Diarmuid quickly transforms into something more. Aednat’s power might be at risk, but so is his closed-off heart.

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Next week I’ll be hosting Mary Morgan on my blog! Please come back for a snippet from her book, A Highland Moon Enchantment.

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7 Responses to Medieval Monday: First Encounter! ~ Ashley York’s Curse of the Healer

  1. Ashley York says:

    Thanks for having me on your blog today, Jenna. I love your new covers for the Time Enough to Love series.


  2. Lane McFarland says:

    I love the excerpt! Can’t wait until next week’s post!


  3. Great excerpt, Ashley!


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