Her Warrior Lord
Published by: eXtasy Books
Author : Celia Jade
Word Count :62500
Publication Date :2008-08-18
Series : #
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- Product Code: 978-1-55410-820-6
A woman's lies and deception get gladiator Kyla Ayslin banned from her kingdom. Fate lands her in the forbidden city of Balik where the warrior lord Egan rules.
Kyla Ayslin was confident she would win this year’s sword fighting competition at the annual games. Unfortunately, her rival resorts to cruel trickery and has her disqualified and banned from the kingdom for three months. Devastated and frightened, Kyla ends up in the mystical forest of Valhall where she is rescued by a young man, warrior friend to Lord Egan who rules this strange land. Not quite trusting of his new visitor, yet intrigued by her fiery beauty, Egan decides to keep a close watch on her. Complying with Egan’s ways does not sit well with Kyla and creates apparent friction between herself and the handsome Lord. A clash of minds, swords and spirits follow as they continuously challenge each other. Will Kyla avenge her rival and restore her good name or stay and succumb to the unmistakable desire Lord Egan has ignited in her?4
"It seems as if you've lost your way, young lady," said a voice from somewhere.
Kyla gasped and looked nervously about but saw no one. "Who's there?" she called out anxiously.
From behind a thick tree appeared a man with long black hair and an angled face that was strangely charming. Kyla swallowed nervously and took in his long, black coat that covered what seemed like a sinewy frame. He stepped over a thick root with his black boots and came up alongside the horse to peer up at her. She was taken aback by the blackness of his eyes and a mouth that seemed oddly wide. And it grew even wider when he grinned.
"Now how did you come this way?" he asked in a gruff voice.
Kyla was perturbed by his odd look but thankful that at least he was human--well, looked human. She cleared her throat. "I meant to go to Gosforth. Unfortunately we encountered a snake on the way and my horse got spooked and ran straight into this forest," she explained, hoping the man would show her the way out.
He clasped his hands before him. "Snakes. Such nasty creatures, aren't they?" he said in a nonchalant way that made Kyla more wary of him.
"Could you--would you mind showing me the way out of here?" she asked, almost holding her breath for his response.
The man took a step forward and placed a hand on her leg. "Now why would I do that, my dear?" he replied as Kyla gasped and stared into his eyes, which had turned blood-red and her scream caught in her throat before she lost all consciousness.
She came to some minutes later and found herself tied to the trunk of a tree. The man reappeared right before her making her cry out in fear. But he wasn't a man anymore. She stared into the face of a horrible wolf-like creature with red eyes, a rough beard and two protruding fangs on its lower jaw.