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Horse witch or horse healer?
the historical romance DARK RIDER,
Kathrynn Dennis tells a medieval
tale of a man and woman brought together by their love of horses.
Historical medical details and a paranormal atmosphere add a new
dimension to the genre. DARK RIDER
is full of tension, atmosphere, and
passionate emotions. Kathrynn Dennis' historical romance novel will
appeal to romance lovers, horse lovers and medieval enthusiasts alike.
eve of the
Eighth Crusade in 1269, Robert Breton stands on
the ground of Dover Beach, England as a knight-for-hire in Prince
Edward's service. Dark as night, handsome and powerful, this man rides
horses like no other knight. Battle weary and wounded from past
conflicts, Robert has no choice but to join the Crusades despite his
inner conflicts. As the younger son, Robert has no hope of making his
way in the world except through the king's favor. When his horses are
poisoned, Robert has no choice but to turn to the Lady Eldswythe,
rumored to be a horse witch with the mark of the devil's horse on her
back. The last person he wants to see is the daughter of the Earl of
Crenalden, the man found next to his dying father who ran away from the
scene. Nor does Lady Eldswythe relish the idea of serving Robert Breton
who, with the assistance of the king, plans to claim the land of
Crenalden, Eldswythe's dowered land. Even worse, everyone knows this
dark knight ruined Margaret of Suttony. Despite the feud and the
rumors, the two are drawn together by their dedication to the suffering
horses. Can this common purpose and the powerful physical attraction
between them be enough to unravel their dark past, the lies, and the
current dangers? With danger lurking at every corner, will Robert and
Eldswythe find a way to unravel the lies? Able to see the very spirit
of the horses in their charge, will their vision extend to one
another's wounded hearts?
can't help but
love the hero and heroine. Their hearts are
good, noble and honorable torn by all the darkness and battles around
them. The tension in DARK RIDER
is palpable. Emotions are passionate
and the personal stakes are high. The villains are truly wicked. Land
issues divide families and create unexpected twists. The capricious
king commands but he doesn't always keep his promises or promises the
same thing to different people. Kathrynn Dennis adds powerful insights
into her fictional representation of the Crusades as she focuses on the
story of one knight and his motivations and inner conflicts. The
question of horse witch or horse healer surrounding Eldswythe adds a
wonderful paranormal twist to this romance while also creating finer
details of Medieval and veterinarian history of the terrifying
illnesses like Black Bane that plagued the times. The author, a
veterinarian herself, adds a new very special window into the medieval
world that combines history and a magical world while sacrificing
neither. DARK RIDER is a
fabulous debut romance with a unique, fresh
A Dark Lord
When Lady Eldswythe is summoned to
tend the prize steeds of the dark
and solitary Sir Robert Breton, a rival of her family’s house,
Eldswythe is not prepared for the powerful feelings he evokes in her.
His smoldering eyes alone could make her forget she is betrothed.
Although her heart desires Robert, Eldswythe does not trust him. But
when a violent siege erupts on Eldswythe’s estate and Robert saves her
life, she wonders if her misgivings are wrong…
A Lady Fair
does not know what strange spell has been cast over him. During the
day, he can think of no one but Eldswythe, and at night, the beautiful
maiden comes to him in his dreams. But what secrets does she hide?
Eldswythe has intrigued him like no other woman ever has—and now he has
vowed to make her his…
sold to her first book
to Kensington in June of 2006.
She’s been writing seriously for three years. Kathrynn divides her time
between two professions: veterinarian and professor, two avocations:
wife and mother, and one calling: author. Kathrynn lives in California
with her husband and children.
site - http://equestrianne.com/kdennis/