Medieval Monday- Meet Ashley York’s Villain

Welcome back to Week 2 of the villains theme.  Today I’m sharing an excerpt from Ashley York’s The Gentle Knight.



Mort gave him a disgusted look. “You have ridden us hard, my lord. I believe I am not the only one who thinks so.”

“You’re complaining?” Peter tipped back for a second swallow.

Mort locked his jaw then walked through the door at the far corner.

One small window faced the road with enough grime on it to convince Peter that although the place was quiet now, it was not always so. A sure sign they would be able to meet all his required services.

BLURB: Brighit MacNaughton is an obedient daughter following her father’s death bed decree that she take her vows and become the virginal bride of Christ. The hired men seeing her to the Priory at Tanshelf are more interested in the building resentment against the English king than her safety. But when the handsome Norman knight offers his protection against the lecherous mercenaries, he sparks her passion with his gentle touch and smoldering looks of desire, reminding her of dreams best forgotten. Can one night with him quench the intense need in her or will it cause the fire to burn out of control?

Peter of Normandy is a trusted knight of King William, sent north to subdue the unrest and rumblings of revolt at York. Giving aid to an Irish princess more noble than many knights, he is quickly overcome with the need to possess her. With a body meant for a man’s pleasure and an unrelenting stubbornness to follow her father’s wishes, he struggles against giving her what she wants if it can only be for one night. Will one night of passion prove to be enough or will it unleash an insatiable need that makes him never want to let her go?

Follow along next week by checking out Jenna Jaxon’s blog with excerpt #3

If you can’t wait for the next excerpt you can get hold of the book here

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