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Cree and Dawn are about to depart on their much delayed journey to see Cree’s sister Wintra. Dawn hopes they arrive in time so she can be there for Wintra when she delivers her baby. To their surprise, Torr, Wintra’s husband, arrives looking for his wife. It seems Wintra left just before a snowstorm hit and though he followed after her when he found out she was gone, the blinding snow forced him to take shelter.
What happened to Wintra?
Highlander’s True Love…the first Cree & Dawn Short Story to follow the Highlander Trilogy.
With the birth of the twins, Cree and Dawn have been busy and longing for some private time together. When it appears they just may finally have it, Cree is summoned to the Great Hall. He is not only angry that his time with his wife has been interrupted, but that a woman demands to see him. Cree grows more annoyed when he discovers the woman has a lad of two years with her and she claims the lad is his son.
The situation worsens when Cree tells the woman that he does not remember her and that he would certainly not forget someone as beautiful as her. He does not realize that Dawn is standing behind him.
Is the woman telling the truth? Is the lad Cree’s son? If not, then who is she and what does she want with Cree? And what will Dawn do if the lad is Cree’s son?
Problems abound for the pair and it will take true love to see them through the ordeal.
I thought some of you might like to know a little something about the Picts, a tribal people who occupied Scotland when it was known as Alba. Many thought them savages because of their numerous tattoos, the reason they were referred to as the “painted people’. As more facts are unearthed about them through archaeological digs, findings show that the Picts may have had a more established society.
They left behind many “picture stones” carved with mysterious symbols that are found throughout Scotland today. Many of the Celtic crosses are also considered Pict stones, since after the fifth century most of the Picts converted to Christianity.
The Picts have always fascinated me and it was a mythical King that had seven sons who went on to rule the seven provinces of Alba that I based King Talon on. In The King’s Executioner, King Talon makes it clear that the Picts will never die that Pict blood will continue to run in all people throughout the land long after he and his future sons are dead. Oddly enough, DNA tests have shown that many of today’s Scots have Pict DNA in them.
I sprinkled some known facts about the Picts throughout the book, one being that the Picts were believed to go into battle completely naked. You’ll also find a character known as the Giantess. She is based on a Scottish myth, but the majority of what I’ve written about the Picts is from my imagination. Though you never know, maybe its memories I’m truly writing about. 🙂
I hope you enjoy reading about the mysterious Picts, forefathers of the Highlanders.
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Working hard to get The King’s Executioner to you by the end of March or beginning of April. Whether I have it available for pre-order or not I’m not sure yet, but I will keep you posted. In the next few days, I’ll be sending out the second excerpt of The King’s Executioner to my Book Alert List, so if you haven’t already subscribed hurry and sign up. You don’t want to miss getting a closer peek at the King’s executioner.
Of course Cree & Dawn let me know they have another story to tell! So look for information on Highlander’s Rescue A Cree & Dawn Short Story coming soon!
Happy St. Pat’s Day!!!
May the luck of the Irish always be with you!
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The Irish Devil!
I wanted you all to get a taste of The King’s Executioner, book one in the Pict King Series, so here’s a brief excerpt for you to enjoy. I will be sending a chapter out to my Book Alerts List in the next week or so. If you haven’t already subscribed and would like to, it’s a snap. Go to the top of the page and you’ll see Subscribe to Donna’s Book Alerts List.
Cathbad took his wife’s hand. “The executioner has arrived.”
“You will do nothing that will bring you harm. I will have your word on that,” Blyth said, squeezing her husband’s hand.
“You are already tearing my heart in two. What difference would more pain matter?”
“If you lift a hand to protect me it will not only be you who suffers, but our sons as well.”
“Then remember that and tell the executioner what he wants to know.” Cathbad did not give his wife a chance to respond, he hurried her outside and down the few wood steps to see that their tribesmen had lined both sides of the lone path to the Great House in anticipation and curiosity of the executioner’s arrival.
Heads turned and necks stretched when out of the morning mist stepped a large, black wolf. His gait was slow and cautious and his fiery orange eyes roamed over each and every one there. His mouth was drawn back, his teeth bared and a continuous low growl rumbled from him as he walked down the path.
The wolf was the executioner’s constant companion and obeyed his every command. No one dared go near the animal for fear of what he would do. Some believed that only evil could tame such a vicious beast, but then many believed that only evil could torture and behead as the executioner did.
As frightening as the wolf was, he was not as half as frightening as the warrior who followed behind him. Not a sound, not even the slightest gasp was heard when the executioner came into view. Continue reading