With the last book in the Warrior King series, Wed To A Highland Warrior, to be released at the end of October I thought it was time to start celebrating! So from now until release date I’ll be randomly posting sneak peaks of the book, revisiting with all the characters, and what would a celebration be without a contest. I’ll be posting more about the contest soon.
To start celebrating I’m posting the excerpt where Trey finds out that the woman he had loved, Leora, and thought dead is very much alive. Hmmm… so what about his wife?
Snow was falling lightly and dusk settling over the land when Trey and Bliss entered the MacAlpin village. Trey wasn’t met with the usual cries of welcome home. Instead villagers nodded and smiled then turned and whispered to each other.
“Something is wrong,” he said with a glance to Bliss.
“I feel it as well,” she confirmed.
They clung more tightly, as if their hands were bound by metal.
Trey intended it to stay that way.
They hurried up the keep’s steps and entered the great hall. Trey smiled seeing his family gathered around the trestle table in front of the fireplace, their usual gathering spot. He was relieved to see that they were all there along with a few faces he didn’t recognize. His da and mum, Duncan and Mercy, Reeve and Tara, Bryce and there was a petite woman sitting next to him and, a thin old man and Dolca sat across from them.
He was about to call out to them when Mara spotted him and yelled out, “My son is home.” She hurried over to him, throwing her plump arms around him. “Thank the lord you’ve returned safe and sound.”
His mum’s green eyes had betrayed her worry when she had bid him good-bye a few weeks ago. She hadn’t said it but Trey knew she hadn’t wanted him to go. She had thought he required more rest and healing, but the simple fact was that she feared for him. And he could understand why. He had been near to death when the Picts had found him and if it hadn’t been for Tara’s fine stitches and Bliss’s healing hands, death would have claimed him.
Mara turned to Bliss. “You were with him, this is good. You were there in case he needed healing.”
“He is well healed, Mara, there is no need for worry,” Bliss assured her.
“Bless your heart,” Mara said with a grin and hugged her.
Trey noticed that the others remained at the table — quiet. His brothers were never quiet, especially when one of them returned home. There was always good-natured ribbing and endless questions.
“Come sit,” Mara instructed urging them with gentle shoves to the table.
“I have something to tell you all,” Trey said gently squeezing Bliss’s hand.
His da stood, “We have something —”
A piercing scream ripped through the hall and Trey could have sworn the scream held his name. When he turned to see the source of the crazed shriek his eyes rounded and his heart began to pound in his chest.
“Leora?” he said barely above a whisper.
The woman he loved and believed dead was running toward him and he didn’t think twice, he let go of Bliss’s hand and ran to her.
Celebration time is here! Look for more Warrior King celebration posts coming soon and contest info!
For anyone who hasn’t read the Warrior King series go here and learn more about it.
I LOVE your books, I’m actually reading Bryce’s story now loving the MacAlpin men. Can’t wait until the next one comes out.
I am SO excited for this book! When Leora popped up at the end of the last one my mind was already racing over that will happen between Trey and Bliss when he finds out. Also excited to find out if my guess for which brother is the king is right. You should have a poll close to the date of release polling your readers on who they think will be the king. I’m interested to know who other readers think it is.
That sounds like a good idea, Amber!
your last chapter in a warrior promise was a cliffhanger. cant wait to this book comes out
Donna! Donna! Donna! How *could* you do this to us? =D I don’t know if it will fit here, but I thought you’d get a kick out of my 5* review I just posted on Amazon. =)
Title: 5 stars I turned the pg 2 continue reading…the END! =D, August 18, 2012
Cali (AZ, USA)
This review is from: A Warrior’s Promise (Mass Market Paperback)
Wow! I’m sitting here cursing because now I have to wait till October to read the finale in this series.
The storyline has been stated, several times, so this is all I will add: I really enjoyed this series! Loved it actually! It was one of the best reads I’ve had in months! However, I was intentionally waiting, trying very very hard not to read “A Warrior’s Promise” till right before the last book comes out in October. Well the last few books I’ve read left me ‘eh’ and ready to take a break altogether from reading. But then I happened to look over and see “A Warrior’s Promise” sitting on my bookshelf. “Oooh! I really liked books 1 and 2” I said. But I peeked at my sticky note inside and book 4, the final book, “Wed To A Highland Warrior” would not be out till October. *sigh* What the heck! But I *need* a GOOD read! And I can wait these next couple months. So, approximately a half hour, after much debating back and forth with myself, I grabbed “A Warrior’s Promise” and got comfy. =)
What a good decision! Yes, this book picked me right up! I was happily reading along, popped in to the kitchen to grab another drink – because I was finishing it tonight – (yup! It was a 1-nighter, that’s how good it was!) returned to my bedroom, and continued to read. An hour later, I’m turning the page, and BAM!!! THE END! Are you freakin kidding me??? Quickly flipping back and forth a couple pages, I began ranting, cursing…out loud – “No way! This can’t be the end!” OMFG!!! (Oh My Frickin God!!!) It…is!! =(
Turning the next page I was slightly, only *very* slightly calmed reading the intro of “Wed To Highland Warrior” the last book in the series. Say what? Trey & Bliss marry?? What about…??? And who…??? How…??? But they…??? =(
Lesson learned: there’s pro’s and con’s to waiting and having ALL the books in a series before starting it. Part of me *so* wishes I had waited. But the other part of me – CAN’T WAIT! And I am more excited about an upcoming book release than I have been for some time! =) It’s just to bad I keep vacillating between the two.
Ms. Fletcher I would be very VERY upset with you if I had read this sooner and had more than today, Aug. 18th till Oct. to wait for the last book! As it is – I don’t know how I’ll stand it! Brava!!! =)
I can’t thank you enough for that fantastic review. And I’m so sorry you have to wait until Oct. for the final book in the series, but at least it isn’t Dec. which was the original release date. So happy the publisher moved it up
Again thank you for that wonderful review.