Tuesday, December 1, 2015 | By: The Write Way Cafe

Tuesday Special: Ashley York and The Gentle Knight

Ashley York

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?

     "What. Will. It. Be?" He leaned in closer, whispering each word.
     "Whatever you think best?" She spoke as calmly as she could but the room was getting very hot.
     He glanced up as if trying to read an unclear sign but then that assured smile returned.
     A tiny quiver rippled through her. Before she could speak again, he was closing in on her, his body up against hers.
     "Whatever I think best?"
     She wavered for a moment, unsure why he answered her with that tone. She wanted nothing more than to melt against him, envelope herself in his heat. This was just like in her dream. Hot and heady.
     Then his firm lips were on hers. His hard length pressing her into the table, as if trying to meld them together. Her body would gladly have done just that if only it could have turned to pure liquid instead of just a growing warmth where his hips grinded into her.
     He pulled his head back enough to search her face. He was breathing hard. He looked bewildered. "Is this what you want then?"

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About Ashley: Aside from two years spent in the wilds of the Colorado mountains, Ashley York is a proud life-long New Englander and a hardcore romantic. She has an MA in History which brings with it, through many years of research, a love for primary documents and the smell of musty old libraries. With her author's imagination, she likes to write about people who could have lived alongside those well-known giants from the past.

Connect with her online:
Email: ashleyyork1066@gmail.com
Twitter: @ashleyyork1066


Angela Adams said...

The Gentle Knight! Love your title, Ashley!! Happy Holidays!!!

HiDee said...

Thanks for being with us today Ashley. Good luck with The Gentle Knight!

Ashley York said...

Thanks, Angela. After The Saxon Bride (book 1) I thought about "The Gentle Norman" for a more specific title because Peter is both a knight and a Norman.