#Medievalhop To Kill or Not? Find out in an Excerpt from Angel’s Assassin by Laurel O’Donnell
Angel’s Assassin Excerpt 8:
Roke’s gaze bore into him. He shrugged. “She upset many powerful men with her refusals.” He ran a finger along one of the blades on the table. “Still, I gave you ample time. You had an entire week. Why didn’t you finish her?”
Damien did not answer. What answer could he give Roke? That he had failed? Never. In keeping Aurora alive, he succeeded far beyond anything he could have imagined. And he would see her safe, no matter the cost to himself.
Roke was silent for a moment, studying him. “And you returned here to…?”
Damien was quiet. He could not tell him the truth of his intent. A new mission which he had every intention of completing.
Roke’s lips twisted into a smile of grim disappointment. “Why did you leave Acquitaine?”
“There was no reason to stay,” Damien admitted. And it was the truth. He couldn’t stay in Acquitaine. Not seeing the agony and condemnation in Aurora’s eyes every time he looked at her.
Follow along next week by checking out Lane McFarland’s blog with excerpt #9 http://lanemcfarland.com/blog/
BLURB: Damien is an assassin, a man with no home and a tortured past. Sold into slavery as a young boy, he is trained to kill with cold calculation, without remorse. As a reward for his ruthless success, he is given a chance to earn his freedom from his cruel master. One last mission. One final person to slay…
Lady Aurora of Acquitaine is the epitome of purity and goodness, beloved by all her people. She lives her life trying to atone for her mother’s cruelty by being a fair and just ruler. Secretly she fears that one day her mother’s murderer will return for her.
When Damien enters Aurora’s life, tempting her with promises of dark passion and forbidden lust, he threatens to tear her peaceful world apart with shadowy secrets of his own.
Can Aurora’s light heal Damien’s dark spirit or will his evil consume her? The eternal battle of good versus evil, love versus hate, dark versus light, all come to a shattering climax in this historical romance set in medieval England.
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