Borderland Bride (The Borderland Legacy)
by Samantha Holt
Publisher: Jupiter Gardens Press
Release Date: March 21, 2013
Heat Level: Steamy
Word Count: 50,000
These are the borderlands, lass. We make our own rules here.
In the wilderness of 14th century Northumbria, Lady Isabel discovers just how dangerous the borderlands can be. With the loss of her voice and her hearing, there is little hope left for her. But when a brooding knight rescues her, she vows never to become a victim again and buries the secrets of her past in the hope that those hunting her will never find her in the borderlands.
Jake is astonished to come across the beautiful Isabel, near to death, on his brother’s lands. Bringing her back to his brother’s home, he finds himself longing for something more from the courageous woman, something that he thought he would never want again. Isabel works her way into his scarred heart and opens Jake up to loving once more. But will Isabel’s secrets destroy their bond? And with his charismatic brother, Dominic, charming her, does he even stand a chance?
Warning: This title is intended for readers over the age of 18 as it contains adult sexual situations and/or adult language, and may be considered offensive to some readers.
As soon as his name left her lips, Isabel could not fail to detect the darkening of his eyes. Her skin tingled as elation turned to lust and she glanced down at her bare body, the heat of the water doing little to stop the shudder that coursed through her.
“Say it again,” he murmured as a hand came up to cup at her cheek.
“What?” she breathed.
“Say my name.”
His thumb pushed across her damp face and her lips parted as her heart pounded faster.
He groaned and pulled himself up so he could lean across her. His lips joined with hers in a rush of movement and her breath caught at the sudden heat of his mouth upon hers. Intuitively falling into a motion that was both so familiar yet so excitingly new, she kissed him with enthusiasm, enjoying the way his breathing stilted as their passion increased.
His tongue swept inside her mouth, searching for hers, and Isabel entwined her wet fingers around his neck, forcing him closer. His tunic dipped under the water and brushed across her breasts but he paid little heed, instead bringing his other hand up to support her head, his fingers digging under her damp braid.
As the kiss deepened, they both moaned and her hair loosened while his fingers delved through it, sending it tumbling over the edge of the tub. A splash resounded through the room as his hand left her cheek and dove under the water to grab at her body. Jake’s fingers curled around her ribs, drawing her closer to him and she let out a gasp.
Jake’s hand froze briefly but Isabel drew a hand from his neck and placed it over his, pinning his hand in place. He relaxed and dragged his lips across her cheek to her ear.
“What are you doing to me, lass?” he whispered.
She quivered as his breath grazed over her ear and his hand continued to massage at her bare skin under the water.
“No more than you are doing to me.”
I'm happy to bring you today Samantha Holt! We have some reader submitted questions mixed in with some of my own. So lets get to it shall we? Alright here we go!
Does your spouse reap the rewards of your writing?
I always say my love life doesn’t inspire my writing but my writing inspires my love life. My husband has read most of my books and I think that gives him an insight into my mind so brings us closer and also, I find certain scenes put me in a nice romantic mood!
Haha! I bet.
How long does it normally take you to write a book?
The quickest I’ve ever written one - and this is prior to editing - is a month. I wish I could do that again but typically it’s about three months. I write full time so I write for a good 4-8 hours a day.
Wow, that's a lot of writing in one day!
How do you come up with your naughty/sex scenes?
Usually they come to me first. They are often the first thing I write in a book. I think I start with one moment, so the moment they first come together usually and then it all just spills out onto paper (computer really!).
I don’t have much choice. My mother-in-law, my nieces and even my grandma have read them. Grandma likes my rough and ready heroes apparently!
I share books recommendations with family all the time. It's how Naughty Bits' was started so that's really cool. And even grandma's got to read!
Can you tell us what other books you have that you are working on or will be releasing soon?
I have just finished a fantasy romance called Eden’s Fire and Borderland Beauty, Book 2 of The Borderland Legacy is due for release at the end of May.
Oh I am going to have to catch up because it sounds like it's going to be a wonderful series to read.
Is there a certain teacher you would credit with igniting your love of literature?
Honestly, it’s a minor miracle I didn’t hate it! I did very well in literature but that was in spite of my English teacher. I’m fairly sure she liked to make everything as boring as possible unfortunately. I think my dad probably takes the credit as he introduced me to some great books at quite a young age.
That's awesome! Well not the horrible English teacher. But to have a dad like that must have been nice!
Thanks so much Samantha for stopping by and spending a little time with us today! I wish I had all the time in the world but this is definitly going on my to read list and I'll
About the Author
Samantha resides in Warwickshire, England with her twin girls and occasionally her husband, who works abroad. She admits that his long absences often help get the creative juices flowing. She's a romance addict and has been devouring all kinds of romance for as long as she can remember.
A huge history buff, Samantha likes to blend her love of the past with her love of romance and create thrilling and passionate tales set to medieval backdrops. She thinks there's nothing sexier than a rugged warrior and a feisty maiden falling head over heels for each other.
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