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For the low price of 99 cents, this historical romance can be yours! My second novel, THE ARCHER’S DAUGHTER is now available to an e-reader near you. Paperbacks will soon follow.

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Blurb:

England, 1381

Cate Archer is a wanted woman. When her father is killed during peace negotiations with the young King Richard, Cate vows she will not rest until she sees her father’s murder avenged and his killer brought to his knees. She never imagined she would fall in love with the man sent to execute her death warrant.

Viscount Owen Grey has only one task—bring in the rebel leaders, dead or alive. His life’s duty is to the King’s Guard, and he has certain expectations to fulfill. Falling for his prisoner isn’t one of them. He understands her cause, but he cannot bring himself to risk his position and honor for an outlaw. Owen must choose between duty and his heart. The Guard is all he’s ever known. Does he stay true to his oath or find himself on the next most wanted list alongside his Cate?

Excerpt:

The guards were near. Cate whipped the bow from her shoulder and plucked an arrow from its sheath, nestling it at its rightful place against the bowstring. A heated energy flowed from deep within her, coursing through her veins to the tips of her fingers, begging her to release the tension on the string. She did not deny it.

The arrow shot through the air, missing its intended destination by a hairsbreadth. Damn. She’d missed.

“Arrow!” A warning was called.

Her presence had been made known. Cate took a swift head count of her remaining arrows. Five. Perfect for taking down a deer, but unfortunate against six armed guards. A brief chill of panic threatened to take root but she pushed it aside, willing herself to be strong. She owed it to her father. She must fight.

From the sounds echoing below, Cate believed the guards to be readying to fight, but from the sound of their confusion, they could not apprise from where she shot. The thick forest canopy was a welcomed friend.

She surveyed the area to her left. Several thick branches from a nearby tree overlapped the one she hid in. If she could get a shot off — and manage to hit someone this time — she could change locations before the men would be able to fire from below. Cate said a quick prayer, asking for the guards to be ill-equipped with weaponry, or shite shots with a bow.

“Courage, Cate.” She turned to face her opponents.

“There! Above!” A guard pointed in her direction, raising his bow to take aim.

Cate redirected her aim to the right, firing at the telling guard. Time for a new plan.

Run.

An arrow hissed through the branches, and Cate lurched back, nearly unseated from her perch. Tree bark scraped her palms as she righted herself.

“Do not harm the boy!” one guard shouted. “Hold!”

“I am no boy!” Cate retaliated without first thinking.

“A lass, then?”

Cate silently chastised herself for her foolishness. “What else would I be, you dolt?”

They thought her a child — a fantastic ruse with the potential of aiding in her escape.

“Tell me then, girl, why have you attempted to end my life?”

The men scattered to various points along the forest floor; some on foot, others on horseback. A plan in formation, but Cate had yet to gain knowledge of it. She took a deep breath. Time to lie, Cate. Your life depends on it.

She let out a laugh, descending from the tree. “End your life? You, sir, were merely in the way of my arrow. I would have brought down that buck if you had not scared it away with your loud traipsing through the trees. Now my family will be forced to go hungry for yet another day. So I thank you… you and your overly loud mates.” She jumped the remaining distance to the ground, the dusted the tree litter from her ill-fitting boy’s hose. She rose to her full height, nearly measuring up to the man standing in front of her.

He didn’t wear the King’s Guard uniform as the others in his party did, but donned loose riding breeches paired with well constructed boots and a matching doublet with the finest detailing she’d ever seen. Deep greens and royal blues intermingled in various swirls and frills amongst the soft, blackened leather. Only the finest threads for the finest of men. He was the one she needed to kill.

And she’d missed.

AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | GOODREADS | ESKAPE PRESS

SMASHWORDS | KOBO | ITUNES

BOOKSTRAND GOOGLE PLAY | ALL ROMANCE EBOOKS

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I am so pleased to FINALLY be able to share with you the cover for THE ARCHER’S DAUGHTER – coming soon from EsKape Press! Isn’t it just gorgeous?

Look for it online for pre order in February 2015!

RELEASE DATE OF MARCH 17TH!

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Cate Archer is a wanted woman. When her father is killed during peace negotiations with the young King Richard, Cate vows she will not rest until she sees her father’s murder avenged and his killer brought to his knees. She never imagined she would fall in love with the man sent to execute her death warrant.

Viscount Owen Grey has only one task—bring in the rebel leaders, dead or alive. His life’s duty is to the King’s Guard, and he has certain expectations to fulfill. Falling for his prisoner isn’t one of them. He understands her cause, but he cannot bring himself to risk his position and honor for an outlaw. Owen must choose between duty and his heart. The Guard is all he’s ever known. Does he stay true to his oath or find himself on the next most wanted list alongside his Cate?

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Welcome readers! And for my fellow authors, whether you’re here from Weekend Writing Warriors (WeWriWa, also known as the new 8 Sentence Sunday) or from the Snippet Sunday FB group, I’m thrilled you’ve joined me.  This week’s snippet comes from THE ARCHER’S DAUGHTER, my current historical romance WIP.

Last week was supposed to be the last we’ll see of Cate in a while… she needs to figure out what she’s doing in this story.  😉 But, by popular demand, I’ve extended it for one last week before I pick up my fantasy romance, soon to be released. I’m sure you will fall in love with them just as you have Cate.

Cate Archer

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Taking shelter behind a moss-covered tree, Cate readied her bow. She blurted out a guttural bleat, attracting the buck to bring him in closer. It crashed through the thicket, answering her call. Taking in a deep breath, she rounded the tree trunk to take aim.

Then retreated.

Guards approached. Honest to God genuine guards, brandishing swords and gleaming armor atop enormous beasts donning the Kings colors…The King’s Guard. Her chance to make an impact to her father’s cause had finally arrived.

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Welcome readers! And for my fellow authors, whether you’re here from Weekend Writing Warriors (WeWriWa, also known as the new 8 Sentence Sunday) or from the Snippet Sunday FB group, I’m thrilled you’ve joined me.  This week’s snippet comes from THE ARCHER’S DAUGHTER, my current historical romance WIP.

In last week’s snippet, Cate sent a little gift to the King, just to get her point across.  She means business! This week will most likely be the last week of Cate’s journey, as I need to finish writing it! I don’t want to give too much away.  Next week, I will start to feature my upcoming new release, Return to Me!

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Cate could not believe her luck. Good fortune shined upon her, and on a hunting trip, no less. She’d set out for a morning check of her snares—empty, as of late—and stumbled upon a monstrous fallow buck. If she managed to take it down, it would feed the people of her village well, what was left of them. Ravaged by the black death no more than some forty years prior, the people of Kent had yet to recover. And now, by order of the King, left to die in squalor nearly a thousand less in only a month’s time. And for what? Tactless attempts to enforce collection of taxes so high no honest man could pay, all to fund a war founded on greed.

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Welcome readers! And for my fellow authors, whether you’re here from Weekend Writing Warriors (WeWriWa, also known as the new 8 Sentence Sunday) or from the Snippet Sunday FB group, I’m thrilled you’ve joined me.  This week’s snippet comes from THE ARCHER’S DAUGHTER, my current historical romance WIP.   (Did you know THE ARCHER’S DAUGHTER is based on factual historical events?  Awesomesauce, right?)

In last week’s snippet, we learned of Cate’s plan for the taxman. Off with his head! and into the lap of our little guard.  To finish up the scene….

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“It is but a gift for our dear, sweet King. Our new friend must deliver it post haste.”

The men made quick work of tying the guard to a horse, with the tax collector’s bloodied head secured safely between the guard’s hands. In a tangled mess of leather, sweat, and flesh, the guard was to be set loose to return to London with Cate’s gift.

“Give His Majesty my best regards.” Cate checked the tightness of the knots, making sure the guard would not be able to free himself.

“And from whom shall I say this gift is from?”

“Cate, the archer’s daughter.”

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Welcome readers! And for my fellow authors, whether you’re here from Weekend Writing Warriors (WeWriWa, also known as the new 8 Sentence Sunday) or from the Snippet Sunday FB group, I’m thrilled you’ve joined me.  This week’s snippet comes from THE ARCHER’S DAUGHTER, my current historical romance WIP.   (Did you know THE ARCHER’S DAUGHTER is based on factual historical events?  Awesomesauce, right?)

In last week’s scene, the captured guard was taunting Cate. She had her revenge, effectively kneeing him where the sun don’t shine.  A few weeks ago, we also learned that Cate has a thing for the tax man, and prefers them dead, rather than alive. This week we find out just what Cate is going to do with that dead tax man! (well, the first part of it…)

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“Colin, fetch the tax collector’s sack.”

Releasing his hold on the guard, Colin hustled to the body of the tax collector and removed the coin pouch from beneath the bloodied cloak. He tossed it to Cate.

She judged its monetary value by the weight. Unjust taxes, most likely taken from those already too poor to pay. “Redistribute this.” Cate tossed the pouch back to Colin, who nodded in agreement. “Wallace,” she addressed another member of her ruffians, “kindly dispatch the exciseman of his head, will you?

 

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Welcome readers! And for my fellow authors, whether you’re here from Weekend Writing Warriors (WeWriWa, also known as the new 8 Sentence Sunday) or from the Snippet Sunday FB group, I’m thrilled you’ve joined me.  This week’s snippet comes from THE ARCHER’S DAUGHTER, my current historical romance WIP.   (Did you know THE ARCHER’S DAUGHTER is based on factual historical events?  Awesomesauce, right?)

In this scene, the captured guard is taunting Cate.

Cate Archer

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“I am sure he would be delighted to add your head to those residing on London Bridge. Perhaps next to this William you speak of, eh?”

Cate clenched her jaw, her fingers tightening around the hilt of the dagger she palmed.

“Oh, did that cut to the quick, little girl? Does that make you want to hurt me?” The guard let out a haughty laugh.

Cate smiled, her lips curling to one side. “Very much.”

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