Blurbs & Excerpts!
Here is a quick excerpt from my latest WIP.
Corinne will never forget her first glimpse of Ebonhurst Castle.
If she had been fortunate enough to grow up at her mother’s knee, she may have compared it to a fairytale. Imagining chivalric deeds, knights on white horses and ancient magic. Alas, Corinne’s childhood was spent in a cold Abbey surrounded by relics of dead saints and stern warnings of damnation. With such a limited experience, she could only view the imposing fortification with its crowned turrets, somber gray walls and unwelcoming facade through the same eyes she viewed its master. With fear and trepidation.
As the coach rumbled along the uneven path, swerving dangerously close to the cliff edge with each turn, she could hear the rushing of the sea as it crashed against the jagged rocks. The icy dark waters swallowing all reflected light. With each winding twist of the road, the castle crept closer into view. Perched almost defiantly at the tip of a rocky peninsula which stretched out over the black sea, it seemed to mark the end of the world. As if the castle guarded the gate between society and the pagan past.
Corinne hazard a glance from under her thick lashes at the man who sat silently across from her. She wondered which world he represented. His title, wealth, even the fine cut of his clothes bespoke him a gentleman in every respect. Yet, his demeanor, his actions, his stated intentions towards her screamed of a primal nature that would disregard the laws of man and perhaps even God at whim. He had made it clear she was more possession than wife and would be treated as such. What kind of life awaited her in this forbidding castle with the even more formidable Dark Duke?