Happy Wine Wednesday everyone! The past couple of weeks I've been rereading some favorite books of mine and was swept away, for the second time, by New York Times best selling author Laura Kinsale's incredible historical romance Shadowheart. By far one of my favorite writers, Kinsale's story telling always delivers mystery, intrigue, action, psychological drama and passion. This second book in the Medieval Hearts series is no different. Her books are the kind that every time you read them you find something new no matter how many times you revisit them. The hero in of Shadowheart, Allegretto, OMG, so darkly sexy and heart-breakingly damaged. The medieval assassin is the bad boy of a mystic, long ago era that only Monteverde's fiery Princess Elena can save. If you like romance with subplots, suspense and, I have to say, pretty kinky medieval sex scenes then pick up a copy of Shadowheart. Mer Soleil Vineyard's bottle of Silver Chardonnay is the perfect pairing for this beautiful tale, full of mystery and drama just like the book.
As always happy Wine Wednesday and happy reading!
Swept up in political intrigue, an assassin and a princess embrace a passionate love in this fourteenth-century romance by a New York Times–bestselling author.
As the last unmarried princess of Monteverde, Elayne is trapped in a marital bond when her hand is promised to the land’s ruler. On the voyage to meet her future husband, she is captured by Allegreto Navona—the living embodiment of the dark angel she’s seen in dreams. Endowed with godlike beauty, his eyes burn bright with sin. A woman of modesty would flee such a man. But try as she might, a wanton hunger binds her to his side . . .
Trained as an assassin, Allegreto is the bastard son of an ambitious lord who raised him to murder for control of Monteverde. Now that his father is dead, if Allegreto can make Elayne his wife, it will cleanse his tainted blood, and the country will be his, but she is no mere maiden to be possessed. Unexpectedly, he falls in love with her, finding in her quick mind and azure eyes the conqueror of his heart. But will his dark past scare her off?
With a legendary ability to create lovers you’ll never forget, the author of Flowers from the Storm offers a lively historical romance.
About the Author
Amanda V Shane is an author of paranormal and fantasy romance and is currently working on her Tides of Atlantis series about the super hot lost kings of Atlantis as well as her Enchanted Lands Romances.