Ghosts, revenants, incubi , vampires and demons haunt medieval England, as Yolande and Geraint must use their love to survive.
Beautiful Yolande comes from an exotic line of exorcists—a talent she considers a gift—and a curse. In fourteenth century England, a female exorcist who is also black is an oddity. She is sought after and trusted to quiet the restless dead and to send revenants to their final rest.
Geraint the Welshman captures Yolande’s heart with his ready smile and easy ways, and the passionate fire of his spirit. An entertainer, he juggles and tumbles his way through life—but there is a serious side to him that runs deep. He offers Yolande an added strength in her work and opens his heart to her with a love such as she’s never known.
But Yolande is not free to offer Geraint her love completely—not until her “time of seven” has passed.
Can the powerful attraction between them withstand the powers of evil who mean to separate them forever? Yolande’s conscience and conviction force her to face this evil head-on—but can Geraint save his Dark Maiden…
This novel was an Editor’s Choice in the Historical Novels Society.
You can read the first chapter of my “Dark Maiden” here http://www.authorsden.com/adstorage/92533/DarkMaidenChapterOneExcerpt.pdf
I love to write historical romance because of the scope it gives me to include high stakes, life-and-death adventure. I love having my heroes and heroines rescue each other and historicals give my lots of chances to indulge that passion. My heroes are caring and protective, my women tough but tender.
I love to lose myself within the world of a book!