D. Merrimon Crawford (Colorado) Merrimon Books.com
Threatened by Edward Longshanks, king of England, and Scottish clans jealous for her lands, Lady Aithinne Ogilvie has come up with a solution to protect herself and her people. With the help of those around her, she will take a man captive and produce an heir. Chained to Aithinne's bed and given a bewitching brew, an old dream haunts Damian St. Giles. Can the woman before him be better than the dream of his youth or a sign of all the trouble before him? Damian may be the cousin of Julian, the mighty Dragon of Challon, but he has certainly met his match in Aithinne! With hair and spirit touched by fairy fire, she schemes and plots in her wonderful heart-warming ways. She will do anything to protect her people...but can she protect her heart from love? When a woman calls on the Auld Ones for assistance, all her secrets, dreams and plans have a way of being answered --- just not quite in the way she imagined! Handsome and dark like a raven, Damian holds a dark secret --- can the firebrand Aithinne and the magic of Beltane bring love to this warrior's heart?