Tuesday, September 4, 2018

"The Devil's Temptress"--by Laura Navarre--a superbly told tale of medieval political intrigue and the two passionate lovers caught in the spidery web of the.court of Eleanor of Aquitane

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The Devil's Temptress  by Laura Navarre

In the glittering, sumptuous court of Eleanor of Acquitaine, betrayal lurks around every corner. The queen is at odds with her king, and to obey one could mean treason against the other. Even Alienore, considered the most virtuous lady at court, holds secrets; He is called the Raven—his face scarred by a Saracen blade, his voice raspy with the effects of Greek  fire. His parentage is unknown, his prowess legendary. And he'll sell his sword to the highest bidder. As his piercing eyes track her every move, Alienore wonders who he's working for now.  

MY REVIEW:  "The Devil's Temptress", by Laura Navarre, is a superbly told tale of medieval political intrigue and the two passionate lovers caught in the court's spidery web. Alienore of Lyonstone is the personal scribe and favored lady-in-waiting of Eleanor of Aquitane, the displaced wife of Henry Plantagenet, King of England. Secretly trained in the skills of a knight of battle, Alienore takes up the cause of women she believes to have been wronged. She meets her match on the battlefield in the form of a mysterious dark knight known as the "Raven". Scarred inside and out, the Raven uses his position as master-at-arms to cloak his hidden agendas. Is the black knight honorable, or is he the Devil in human form? Should Alienore give in to the powerful longings created by the Raven's tough and tender manner? Will he give his heart, something he has vowed never to do again? Ms. Navarre spins this enthralling romantic tale with great skill and historical detail. "The Devil's Temptress" is a very involving adventure which is also richly characterized. Highly recommended! 

Laura Navarre
Laura Navarre 

Laura Navarre writes dark and sexy historical fiction, from the elegant court of Eleanor of Aquitaine to the glittering palaces of Imperial Russia. 
In her other life, Laura Navarre is a diplomat who's lived in Russia and works on weapons of mass destruction issues. In the line of duty, she's been trapped in an elevator in a nuclear power plant and has stalked the corridors of facilities churning out nerve agent and other apocalyptic weapons. In this capacity, she meets many of the world's most dangerous men. Laura's "sinister twin" Nikki Navarre writes sexy spy romance set in Russia and other exotic international locales.

Inspired by the sinister realities of her real life, she writes dark medieval and Renaissance romance spiked with political intrigue. A member of Romance Writers of America and a 2009 Golden Heart finalist, she has won the Emily Award for Excellence, the First Coast Romance Writers Beacon Award, the Georgia Romance Writers Maggie Award, the Golden Pen, the Duel on the Delta, Hearts through History's Romance through the Ages, and other awards. By Royal Command (Harlequin/Carina, July 2012) is her third published novel.

Laura holds an M.F.A. in Writing Popular Fiction from the University of Southern Maine, an M.A. in National Security Policy from The George Washington University and a B.A. in International Relations from Michigan State University. Currently living in Seattle, she divides her time between her writing career and other adventures for U.S. government clients.

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