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Templar knights, archangels and archaeology form the basis for Claire Ashgrove‘s new series The Curse of the Templars. Don’t just stop at the gorgeous covers, turn the books over for the enticing summary on the back.
Templar knights defied the archangels and unearthed the copper scroll, revealing the gates to hell. Cursed for their forbidden act, they forever roam the earth protecting mankind from evil. But darkness stalks them, and battles they fight bring them ever-closer to eternal damnation. One promise remains to give them salvation – the return of the seraphs.
Embittered by his purpose, Merrick du Loire must honor an ancient pact and bring peace to his cousin’s soul. When he stumbles upon history professor Anne MacPherson, he discovers she possesses a sacred artifact that marks her as a seraph. Duty demands he set aside his personal quest and locate the knight she’s fated to heal. As he struggles with conflicting oaths, Anne arouses buried hope and sparks forbidden desire that challenges everything he’s sworn to uphold.
Anne has six weeks to complete her thesis on the Knights Templar. When Merrick takes her to the Templar stronghold, he presents her with all she needs—and awakens a soul-deep ache, he alone can soothe. Yet loving Merrick comes with a price. If she admits she’s destined for him, her gift of foresight predicts his death.
Claire is not only talented, she’s beautiful and charming, as I was lucky enough to discover when I sat down at the table she hosted at Rom Con 2012‘s paranormal dinner. From providing free books, bookmarks, trading cards and little gifties to keeping up a lovely conversation we had a wonderful evening. I knew as soon as I picked up her book, that it was one that I would be very interested in. Templar knights are a wonderful source of mystery and magic and this isn’t Claire’s first series. She’s an experienced author who not only writes paranormal, but also has historical and contemporary novels and novellas.
Claire was just one of the many authors I met at Rom Con this year. I can’t wait to try her book and I encourage all of you to pick it up and come back and let me know what you think.