Note: Night of Magic has a Jimmy Thomas cover!
Samhain ~ Dark... Dangerous... Powerful...
The year is 800 AD on the Emerald Isle.
Five years ago, Prince Jasper lost his daughter Aithne to the world on the other side of the bonfires. Every year since, Jasper sends champions to this other world on the day of Samhain, when the barrier is weakest.
This year, Finn braves the bonfires in search of Aithne, but dare he follow his heart? Or will greed dictate his actions?
ENJOY THIS EXCERPT:
Ryal escorted him through the main gate and Finn entered the great hall. People bustled about, serving food and ale. Men sat at tables, talking and gambling. To the rear, an empty throne on a raised dais peered over the room.
Darius whispered instructions to a nearby foot soldier who raced off. Drums pounded a strong beat. Finn turned in the direction of the drummers, recognizing the beat from earlier in the evening. Unease slithered down his spine.
Darius, the pretty boy, motioned for Finn to proceed down the center aisle. "Queen Aithne will come out once you kneel before the throne."
Finn grunted. He felt like a lamb being led to a slaughter, but he complied anyway, driven by an instinctual feeling he couldn't explain. Servants stopped to stare as he walked past. Men at the tables quieted. Finn furrowed his brow. Aithne? Wasn't that the name of the prince's daughter?
He kept quiet, only drawing a breath to tamp down his rising anxiety. He never cared to be restricted. Giving up control and submitting to another's will made him uncomfortable. His parents lost their lives when they trusted the soldiers from the east who invaded their homes. Finn swore he'd never trust anyone so blindly after that – but he had.
Reluctantly, he had put on the mask, allowed himself to be taken by Darius, and had his wrists bound, and he'd hardly protested. Why? He needed to find the prince's daughter, but a part of him hoped to find the woman of his visions, too.
The side door opened. A handmaiden stepped out. The sweet, sensual scent of lavender trailed after her.
"Head down," Darius whispered into Finn's ear.
Finn swore the first chance he had, he'd give Darius a taste of his fists. He felt the woman's presence in front of him before glancing up.
"Darius, rise with our...guest." Her voice was low and commanding.
As Darius tugged Finn to his feet, Finn found himself gazing into seductive, soulful emerald eyes. The woman of his visions was real and right in front of him!
She raked her gaze over him from head to toe, surveying his appearance before finding his face. She said nothing, only cocking her head a bit and smiling, revealing that amazing dimple. As their expressions fixed on each other, Finn sensed a heated and sensuous light pass between them. She licked her lips, and his pulse quickened.
5 Stars, Joy Cagil, Amazon Reviewer: Night of Magic is a love story, slightly on the dark side, with a time span of only a night, the night of Samhain on the Emerald Isle, the night that marks the darker part of the year.
5 Stars, CrazyPuce, Amazon Reviewer: It was a quick and fun read. If you have a few hours to spare, you should go grab it.
5 Stars, M. Fullington, Amazon Reviewer: Once I started, I couldn't put the book down.