'A Legend Arises' by Brynn Paulin
Legend has it that long, long ago, a great knight fell in love with a fair maiden...
Emma knew her entire life that she’d eventually marry Ailig and be the lady in his castle. But she had dreams of freedom which weren’t befitting to a lady of her standing. Still she yearned for Ailig and the unknown of his arms. As Ailig’s wife she learns her true freedom is in his arms and bondage is the emptiness she feels when they’re parted. Instead of wishing for freedom, she fears for her love’s safety while he does his king’s bidding.
Though she endeavours to hide her apprehension, Ailig knows of his bride’s anxieties yet duty to king and country compels him. Before answering each call to service, he promises to safely return.
But there are some perils that even a knight can't overcome...
'Gaining Hope' by Lacey Thorn
Hope has spent the last three years searching for her older sister and now she’s finally found her. And not a moment to soon. Her twenty-first birthday is just a week away and with it her marriage to a man old enough to be her father. She is desperate to escape and when fate presents her with the chance she grabs it. Guilt at leaving her younger sisters behind eats at her until the night she runs into the man of her dreams. He’s tall, dark and handsome with the most sensual Irish brogue she’s ever heard.
Shawn O’Grady had no idea what fate awaited him. First he’d discovered the bottle with the note and the necklace, followed almost instantly by the blonde beauty with fear in her eyes. She called to everything that was inside him until he was the one with fear. Fear of falling in love, fear of letting go. Fear of gaining hope.
'Moonlit Magic' by Bronwyn Green
Brought back to Ireland by her job, American Beckett Matthews jumps at the chance to study an artefact that recently washed ashore on an Irish beach. She's thrilled to have the opportunity to explore the history of the necklace. She's far less enthused to explore her personal history with the man who found the treasure-her first love.
Kieran Brennan has waited five years for Beckett to finally return to Ireland. When he found the necklace, he knew it was more than a historical find-it was the key to reclaiming the only woman he ever loved. Under a curse from the Faery King, he couldn't follow her when she'd fled to her home in the States years ago, but now in his arms he'll help her face her fears and return to him.
Unfortunately, he isn't the only one after Beckett. Denied his tribute when she fled, Aodhan the Faery King wants to claim her for his own.
'Healing Doctor Ryan' by Carol Lynne
Oncologist, Brannigan Ryan is used to people falling for him. With his black-Irish good-looks and easy bedside manner he’s a favourite among patients. Surrounded by death on a daily basis, however, Bran has learned to harden his heart quite effectively. That is until he starts treating Ian Fitzgerald.
Ian’s warm smile and determination easily punch holes in Bran’s barriers. Taking a step back to rebuild the walls around his heart, Bran takes off to his weekend house in Newport. He can't surrender to Ian and he can't ever get involved with a patient. When a treasure and a message in a bottle wash ashore on his beach, he's forced to re-examining his determination and wonder if he can't open himself to love after all.
'A Legend Accomplished' by Brynn Paulin
Writer, Emily Harteger has been at loose ends her entire life, never quite fitting in anywhere she’s gone. She finds her place in the past amongst the knights and maidens she creates on paper. When a story idea comes to her in a dream, she’s compelled to travel to England on a trip she can neither afford nor justify. She’s drawn to the shores of Northern England where vivid pictures fill her head and she pens a lurid tale of Sir Alexander and his love Emagarde.
When she meets Alec Woods, the very embodiment of the man she’s visualised in her dreams, she’s drawn under his spell. Her visions of the knight and his love grow stronger and she wonders if the attraction she feels for Alec is real or the product of her wishful dreaming. Then they find a bottle containing a necklace and note identical to one she’s written about in her book...
Is this fantasy or something else entirely?
|Genre||Contemporary/ Gay/ Ménage à trois/ Historical/ Paranormal/ BDSM|
|Cover art by||Anne Cain|