Dawn did not waste a minute. She kept her steps light as she walked along the stone hallway, keeping close to the wall and the shadows. It was not difficult to stay in the shadows since the wall torches let off little light. When she reached a staircase that joined another, she recognized where she was and took the steps carefully. And just as carefully and quietly, she made her way through the passageway that held the four cells, two on either side that she had seen when first she came this way. She did not want to think of the poor souls that were locked behind the doors. There was nothing she could do for them. She was here for Cree.
She reached the second staircase and her thumping heart began to pound madly in her chest. Soon, very soon she would be with Cree again and this time he would leave with her. Footfalls suddenly approached and she braced herself against the dank wall, letting the darkest shadow she could find consume her.
The footfalls grew louder and in a few seconds a guard walked past her, so close that she feared he would be able to smell her, but then the already foul odor in the air no doubt helped to disguise her own unpleasant scent.
Once he passed by her, his footfalls no longer heard, she hurried to the lone cell and gently shoved the key in the lock, opened the door, and slipped in, closing the door behind her.
An arm snagged her around the waist and yanked her back against a hard chest while a harsh whisper sounded in her ear, “You disobey me yet again.”
Available end of August!
In the morning, Cree will leave on a mission for the King, so the couple make the most of the last night they have together until he returns. He promises Dawn that all will go well and he will return safely to her.
Dawn nearly collapses when she receives word that Cree has been imprisoned, falsely accused of a crime. Sloan and Cree’s warriors will do their best to attempt to free him, but with Cree being held in an impenetrable dungeon the prospect of freeing him appears doubtful.
Dawn’s heart breaks at the thought that she may never see her husband again. And so her decision is an easy one…she will go rescue him.
Available late August!
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I have a question, though it’s more of a dilemma and I need your help. It’s about Vikings vs Highlanders. I planned on doing a Viking trilogy next, but two Highlanders recently introduced themselves and warned me about the third one and naturally they have me intrigued. So, I’m asking all of you…what trilogy do you want to see from me next, Vikings or Highlanders?
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Cree & Dawn of course! That couple have more stories to tell me than I can keep up with, so Highlander’s Promise A Cree & Dawn Short Story is next. Fingers crossed it will be a summer release date.
The book cover and an excerpt will go out to my Book Alert List near the end of July and only the book cover will be posted to my blog, so if you haven’t subscribed and you’d like to just go to the top of this page and to the right you’ll see Subscribe to Donna’s Book Alerts. If you’re wondering why I won’t be posting the excerpt on my blog it’s because the first chapter contains mature contents.
Now if you think you’ve heard the last from the Macinnes sisters, you’re wrong. You didn’t seriously think I’d leave you hanging when it came to what Emma had…a boy or girl. And aren’t you the least bit interested in what the Dark Dragon’s castle is like? How Heather will settle into her new home? And then there is Patience. There is no telling what she’ll do. Look for a short story/novella coming about the Macinnes sisters in the future.
Then we have my Vikings. Can such savage warriors truly be loving men? We’ll see about that. I have no release date for the first book yet but I will keep you updated.
And to all who wrote to me letting me know how much you loved the Dragon and Heather’s story…I so very much appreciate it. I was so worried I would disappoint you and I was so relieved that you let me know that I didn’t. Hugs to you all and thanks again!
Highlander The Dark Dragon is now available for Kindle and Nook. Will link with the other e-retailers as soon as they become available.
Print edition coming soon!
Highlander The Dark Dragon Contest Winners!
Winner of Highlander The Dark Dragon 1 contest is Jan Meyer. Enjoy the book Jan! I will post the winner of the second contest as soon as she responds to my email.
For everyone who has been waiting patiently, some impatiently, Highlander The Dark Dragon is almost ready for debut. So stay tuned for its release, coming soon!
It’s Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start of summer here in the USA and that means parades honoring all the men and women who paid the ultimate price in protecting our country, barbecues with family and friends, beach days (weather permitting), lazy days in the backyard in the hammock (perfect spot to read) and a bit of gardening if your so inclined. I worked on my windowbox and can’t wait to see it fully bloomed.
I’m also busy putting the finishing touches on the second excerpt of Highlander The Dark Dragon that will be sent out exclusively to my Book Alert List on Monday. You will get to see the Dragon up close since…off comes his helmet.
If you haven’t subscribed to my Book Alert List yet go to the top of the page and sign up so you don’t miss a chance to meet the Dragon. You will also get a chance to take part in an exclusive contest.
Enjoy the holiday weekend!
Looks like it will be a June release date for Highlander The Dark Dragon. Don’t have an exact date yet but I will keep you posted.
First book in the Sinclare Brothers series, Return of the Rogue is $1.99 now until May 18, so scoop up a copy at the following e-retailers if you don’t have one!