The King’s Favorite
Fearing her “gifts” will be used to defeat her sister Matilda, Elspeth Pendragon escapes the Black Mountain priory that has sheltered her and her four sisters since King Henry’s death, only to find herself indebted to, of all men, a Scotsman, whose loyalties are in question… Left to face the wrath of a new sovereign, Malcom Scott is forced to swear fealty to Stephen of Blois to keep the castle he won by slaying his own grandfather. But having done that, he’s pitted himself against Scotland, and even his own father. But even as Malcom realizes there’s no turning back, the late King’s favorite illegitimate daughter may offer him more than he ever bargained for.
Sometimes getting in bed with the enemy gives you the edge you need… For Zonan Silvergard Commander Taryn Penthes, an assignment to escort a group of Bariani diplomats seems routine-until the party is ambushed. And when she realizes the attacker she just killed is the Zonan Crown Prince’s lover, political winds shift. Now she’s in a race to get the surviving diplomat to safety-while using whatever means necessary to find out what he knows.