Wednesday, June 12, 2013

#NewRelease ~ The Devil Take You by H K Carlton

Book Title:  The Devil Take You
Author:  H K Carlton
Release Date:  May 31st, 2013
Genre:  Historical Romance Scottish/British
Publisher:   MuseItUp Publishing


I believe your stay in purgatory has only just begun…

Blurb The Devil Take You:

Scotland—1307—During the Scottish Wars of Independence

Gard Marschand will stop at nothing in his pursuit to regain what is lost. Concealing his true identity, he will associate with his enemies, kill his own countrymen, even sell his soul to the devil if all else fails. He will lie, cheat, steal, rape and siege his way across two countries gaining power and reputation in his malevolent wake. His determination all consuming, until King Edward commands Gard to lay siege on Ross-shire holding, where Braelynn Galbraith obliterates his single-minded purpose.

Braelynn Galbraith wants peace for her beloved Scotland, marriage to her childhood sweetheart, Callum, and a house full of children. In that order. But evil incarnate in the form of Gard Marschand, turns her life inside out and destroys all hope of a decent marriage.

Can Gard abandon his deep-seated need of revenge for a love that might just save his soul, or will he succumb to the demons that hound him and surrender to the devil within?

Excerpt from The Devil Take You

Brae smelled smoke. Looking toward the village she saw a black plume
rising over the burm into the sky. Dropping the bouquet she had been fashioning she ran toward the edge of the moor. She could hear the commotion, the screaming of the town folk as they scurried to assemble a fire brigade. What, she thought belatedly, if they were screaming for another reason? She did not hear the horses from behind until they were upon her.

Some unknown assailant grabbed Brae by the hair, plucking her from the
ground. The pace of the destrier did not even slow as they neared the village. Her breath rushed from her lungs at the force, and she bunched her hand into his enormous black cloak for fear she would fall.

As she struggled to force breath back into her lungs, his large black leather clad hand wrapped shockingly around her backside, firmly but not roughly.

“This one be mine!” The sound of his deep voice chilled her. He was English!
She closed her eyes and remembered what Callum and her father said to her only a few days ago. Had her own father’s words cursed her? Was she to learn the lesson the hard way?

She was afraid to open her eyes but knew by the smell stinging her nose that
they were close to the source of the acrid smoke.

The horses came to a sudden stop and she was dragged by the ankles as another  attacker attempted to tear her from her captor’s lap. Her skirt rode high but the one who held her stayed her arms and she could not reach to pull it back down into place. “She be mine,” he growled at the other man.

“And I changed me mind, I want her!” said the other voice as his hands moved
over her bare legs.

Brae looked up in horror at the raider holding her, as the one who sounded like he was one of her own slid his rough hands ever higher. Her captor leaned in the saddle, placed his large booted foot into the chest of the other man and heaved. Her legs dropped as he fell backward from the blow. Her arms pulled taut and stretched painfully as they supported her weight. He let go and she slid down the horse’s side, falling to the ground in a tangle of voluminous skirts. She did not wait to untangle herself but took the opportunity that presented itself. She leapt to her feet and ran. But the horseman was faster. He grabbed her by the hair yet again, circling it around his hand as he reeled her in.

“Not so fast, Caileag,” he sneered the last as if ’twas a nasty word. “You and I
have some business to attend to.”

The Devil Take You © 2013 by H K Carlton

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Author Bio:
H K Carlton is a multi-published Canadian author of historical, erotic and contemporary romance. She lives in Ontario with her hard working husband and lovely teenage daughter. She also has two grown sons.

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