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Winner of the 2006 RT Reviewer's Choice Award!
Medieval Historical Romance
Vladamir of Kessen, Duke of Lakeshire Castle, is feared as a demon in the land of Wessex. The kings have granted him a title of nobility in exchange for his part as a political prisoner. Discontent, he bides his time in his new home until war will once again rip through the land. But boredom soon turns to devious pleasure as the daughter of his most hated enemy is left for dead at his castle gate. Now the monster bides his time plotting revenge.
Lady Eden of Hawks' Nest doesn't know what to think of the man who saved her life, but she can't wrench her thoughts away. His words are those of a tyrant, true to his vicious reputation, but his touch is that of a man, stirring passion and lust when there should only be fear. It would seem the infamous monster is not as monstrous as he appears.
Rating: Contains graphic sexual content, adult language, and violence.
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I love historical romances. They were my first love and hold a special place in my heart. The story of Maiden and the Monster is especially exciting to me because it was the first National Award (RT Award) I'd ever won and my first big acceptance speech which I'm sure I babbled through like a kid on candy. Thank you to all the readers who have made this book a success.
Note from the Author
In 878, King Guthrum and his vast nation of pagan Vikings (Also known as Norsemen or Danes) had rule over half of Briton. Though initially they came to the shores to raid and pillage, they were now settling in their newly conquered land. A powerful race, the Vikings were said to be nigh unstoppable. And before the Christian King Alfred of Wessex, known as Alfred the Great, they had gone relatively unopposed.
During this time, the Danish king was at war with King Alfred, which culminated at Whitshire, in what is known as the Battle of Edington. This was the last significant battle between the two kingdoms and Alfred won. Now the tides of power were turning. Guthrum and his Vikings were on the losing side.
After experiencing decisive losses, the Danish king signed the Treaty of Wedmore. The Treaty allowed Guthrum to leave with the provision that he never returned. Furthermore, the land was divided in two parts--Wessex and what later became known as the Danelaw (Northumbria, East Anglia and Essex).
In accordance with the treaty's demands, King Guthrum had to leave several men from his army in Wessex. There the soldiers resided as political hostages--an insurance of peace between the two kingdoms. If Guthrum broke his promise never to return, the hostages would be killed. As part of the treaty, the pagan men were also made to convert to Christianity.
Often noblemen and knights held as prisoners were given leave to move freely, held only by their word of honor. It is in this rocky political climate that our hero finds himself. A prisoner of a foreign king, surrounded by the very people he'd been at war against.
Though the events surrounding the story are fact, the characters, places and story itself are a work of fiction. --MichellePillow.com
Fun Fact: See Vladamir from Maiden and the Monster in his younger days, before he became the "Monster of Lakeshire Castle". He has a cameo in Lord of Fire, Lady of Ice.
(these books do not have to be read in any particular order and contain different story lines.)
If you liked this book, check out Michelle M. Pillow's other historically set romances, Lord of Fire Lady of Ice, Emerald Knight, the Realm Immortal series, Naughty Cupid series and The Mists of Midnight. More info on her website at MichellePillow.com
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Historical Romances by Michelle M. Pillow
Lord of Fire, Lady of Ice
Ebook Version ASIN: B00B14AKRC / Print ISBN 978-1625010087)
(Ebook ASIN B003WEAJ66 / Print ISBN 978-1460962176)
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Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # INGM9781477513538
Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. 430 pages. 8.50x5.50x1.08 inches. This item is printed on demand. Seller Inventory # zk1477513531