In the dark of night, fires flare and
passions burn bright. It is
Beltane, an evening of Pagan revelry and wanton sexuality. There is
magic in the air. and danger.
DEEP IN THE HIGHLANDS
in the spell of the sensual spectacle before her, Deidre of the
Languedoc is saved from near rape by the darkly handsome Gilead
MacOengus, a man of virile strength and masculine perfection. He
promises her safety in his family castle, but once there Deidre is
quickly thrust into the midst of familial scandal and marital strife.
the Beltane festivities from afar, Gilead MacOengus quickly comes to
the aid of a young lass whose story of an attack by bandits makes him
skeptical, but whose beauty leaves him spellbound. Gilead senses Deidre
is hiding something from him and, with a Saxon invasion imminent, knows
he must respond with reason—not passion. Yet how can he resist this
bewitching temptress, the one woman whose desire matches his own?