Tuesday, June 2, 2015 | By: The Write Way Cafe

Tuesday Special: Ashley York - The Gentle Knight

Ashley York

The Gentle Knight

     A medieval soldier returns home to find his lover died in childbirth just as his own mother had. Believing he is cursed, Peter of Normandy turns from love. When he must give escort to an Irish princess more noble than many knights, he struggles with his decision to live a solitary life. Can he take the chance that his love won't be a death sentence and possibly make them stronger?
     Padraig MacNaughton's death bed decree rips his daughter, Brighit, from the shelter of her protective clan in Ireland. Forced to take vows at a Priory in England, she finds herself in the hands of lecherous mercenaries with their own agendas. Dare she trust the Norman knight to see her safely to her new life as a nun? Even when she finds in him the fulfillment of all she's ever wanted?
     Or will honor and duty eclipse their one chance for happiness?

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     I have wanted to be a writer since the sixth grade. My first story was a mystery and I discovered that my classmates loved it and it kept them guessing. I was a voracious reader, even at a young age, and loved the history in the novels I picked up. I was so enthralled with that history that I decided to get my MA in History. The early medieval period is my favorite, as you can tell from the novels I write.
     Although my works are fiction, I often like to incorporate authentic places, events, and people to increase the reader’s enjoyment. One of the more valuable lessons I have learned as a writer is the importance of using real history with the flair of artistic license. You’ll discover a world of fiction wrapped around historical people and events! I hope you enjoy reading these stories as much as I delight in writing them.
     I live in New England with my husband, two cats and a yellow Labrador named Caledonia.

Contact Ashley at ashleyyorkauthor@gmail.com


Angela Adams said...

"Padraig" and "Brighit," -- I'm curious -- where did the author come up with these intriguing names?

Ashley York said...

They are old Irish names. Padraig is Patrick. Brighit was originally Brenna but someone I really trust said she had a hard time not imagining a modern woman so I changed it.

Alanna Lucas said...

I love the cover- want to read this!

Ashley York said...

Thanks, Alanna. I think Rae Monet did a nice job on the cover, too.

Barbara Bettis said...

Such an intriguing blurb--I have your book, now just to find the time to read--Yay for summer :) Best of luck with it.

Red L. Jameson said...

I'm with Barb! Yay for summer, because I can't wait to read your book!

Ella Quinn - Romance Novelist said...

Great excerpt!! I shared.

Ashley York said...

Thanks, Barb! Yay for summer is right, Red. Thanks for the share, Ella.

Cafe said...

Thanks for being with us this week, Ashley!

Ashley York said...

Always a pleasure to be here.