"To Kiss an Outlaw: A Tale of Robin Hood"
Think you know the true tale of Robin Hood?
Take one sheriff’s daughter, a disgraced knight, a crusade, and ancient mine tunnels as green as an outlaw’s cap and mix, and you might just discover the truth.
This novella was written for the Tales of Timeless Romance anthology, a collection of famous historical love stories retold.
The Minstrel and Her Knight
(Minstrel Knights, Book 1)
"She would not trust this poseur with the beautiful hands to escort her across a cloister, let alone through half of France."
A lady disguised as a minstrel ...
Yorkshire, 1367. Lady Azalais disguises herself as a male minstrel to travel through war-torn France and ransom her father. Her brother plans to marry her to his brutish friend but Azalais, disillusioned with coarse and lustful men, hopes her father will let her become a nun instead.
An unnecessarily handsome knight-protector ...
As an impoverished knight, Sir William must fight for his living – unless he can forge a life through his love of song. When offered a mission to protect a talented musician through France, Will seizes the chance to test his dream of becoming a minstrel – a dream that will prevent him ever marrying.
Azalais distrusts William’s overt performer’s charm and her own reaction to it, yet she delights in their music-making. In turn, Will is strangely fascinated by his minstrel companion. As their shared passion for music and the dangers of the journey draw them closer together it becomes increasingly difficult for Azalais to conceal her identity.
But it is essential that Will continue to see her as a man – isn’t it?
The Rose and Her Knight
(Minstrel Knights, Book 2)
Wake up and smell the roses...and manure. A French minstrel knight deceives a thorny English rose in a medieval garden of love.
Do you believe in love at first sight? Vicomte Raf does.
France, 1367. Rafèu, Vicomte Bruniquel, is deeply, insanely in love—and he’s about to meet the lady of his heart for the first time. Unfortunately for him, lovely English widow Eglantine avoids charismatic French knights like the plague. Bitter experience has taught her that love is an illusion. She will not be deceived again, so she bars her castle to all suitors and creates an English garden paradise in detested France.
Lady Eglantine doesn’t believe in love, only lust.
While Eglantine rejects marriage, especially to deceptive French noblemen, she is tempted by a darkly-handsome minstrel. Raf enters the castle in the guise of a wandering musician to win his prickly lady’s love, but Eglantine only intends to use him—to sing English songs to her small son and to entertain her in other, more intimate and very temporary ways.
A garden of love under siege...
Unfortunately, Raf’s plans are disrupted when a second and far less subtle suitor appears, one who lays siege not only to Eglantine’s heart but her chateau too. Eglantine finds herself beset on both sides—by a charming French minstrel and a besieging English knight. But will the lady ever surrender?
A steamy medieval romance amidst roses, manure, and soaring castle walls.
The Assassin and Her Knight
(Minstrel Knights, Book 3)
He wants to capture a medieval French castle—she just wants to capture him.
An icy knight ...
Sir Garit of the Ruin barricades his heart like a fortress after French raiders destroyed his family and home. His company of warriors is now his family, and marrying a castle (the wife is incidental) is his goal. Garit feels nothing. He lives by iron rules. And he always, always sleeps alone.
A fiery minstrel ...
Zhila Kurian embraces life and all its pleasures with wild abandon, for the lovely Persian performer never knows when it will be snatched from her. Her parents were murdered, her sister captured, and she is scorned as foreign minstrel muck.
English ice meets Persian fire
1367. After the battle of Najera, Spain, Garit rescues a damsel in distress—Zhila tries to stab him. Then she persuades him with a kiss and a dagger to take her to France. Now Zhila is faced with an impossible task: she must seduce Garit into destruction without losing her own heart or letting him marry his castle. The wild minstrel-dancer must make a stony English knight break all his rules for her, or her little sister will suffer a fate worse than death.
A steamy medieval romance set amidst real history.