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Forbidden Legacy -- Diana Cosby

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"Cosby gives you it all - passion, danger, lush history and a touch of magic. Excellent reading." NYT Bestselling Author -- Hannah Howell

“Forbidden Legacy, the first book in a powerful series...rich with excitement & rewarding conflicts woven around the 'falling in love!'” – Cindy Nord, Best-Selling Author, IN, USA   

Forbidden Legacy - release date August 2016Reviewer’s Choice Seal of Excellence
Historical Romance
ISBN:  978-1-60183-752-3

A betrothal neither wants . . . a passion neither can resist.

When the English murder Lady Katherine Calbraith’s family, she refuses their demands to wed an English noble.  After Katherine’s daring escape, she’s stunned when Scotland’s king agrees to allow her to return to Avalon Castle, but under the protection of Sir Stephan MacQuistan . . . as the knight’s wife.  To reclaim her heritage, Katherine agrees assured that regardless of the caliber of the man, Stephan may earn her trust, but he’ll never win her love.

A Knights Templar, Sir Stephan MacQuistan desires no bride, only vengeance for a family lost and a legacy stolen.  A profound twist of fate tears apart the brotherhood he loves, but offers him an opportunity to reclaim his legacy – Avalon Castle.  Except to procure his childhood home along with a place to store Templar treasures, he must wed the unsuspecting daughter of the man who killed his family. To settle old scores, Stephan agrees aware Katherine is but a pawn in a dangerous game, not a woman he will ever love.  

The passion that arises between Stephan and Katherine is as dangerous as unexpected. When mortal enemies find themselves locked in love’s embrace they must reconsider their mission and everything they once thought to be truth . . .  

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“A master at weaving history, legend, and fiction together into a thrilling tale, in Forbidden Legacy, Cosby takes the reader on a journey for vengeance that ends in passion and love.” — Meghan Holloway, Reviewer, Of Quills & Vellum

“Book one of Diana Cosby's Forbidden series is wonderfully written and a must read.” — Books & Benches

"I was totally swept off my feet by this tale! Fantastic writing, loved Forbidden Legacy!" — Barb Batlan-Massabrook, Reviewer

“Forbidden Legacy — a one sitting cannot put down page turner!” — Rhonda Kirby, TN, USA

“I loved loved loved Stephan & Katherine's story! Brilliant writing!!! — Barb Batlan-Massabrook, Reviewer

Forbidden Legacy — A total masterpiece! — Barb Batlan-Massabrook, Reviewer

"Readers should be prepared to forgo any other part of their life from the moment they start page one of Diana Cosby's stories as you are hooked until the end." — Mary Gramlich "The Reading Reviewer"

"Forbidden Legacy, definite page turner!!" — Rhonda Kirby, TN, USA

“Forbidden Legacy, the first book in a powerful series...rich with excitement & rewarding conflicts woven around the 'falling in love!'” – Cindy Nord, Best-Selling Author, IN, USA 

“Diana Cosby is superbly talented.” NYT Bestselling Author -Cathy Maxwell

"Cosby gives you it all - passion, danger, lush history and a touch of magic. Excellent reading." NYT Bestselling Author -- Hannah Howell

“Reading Diana Cosby's novels, I'm distinctly taken back to reading Voyager, my first Diana Gabaldon!” — Kim Castillo

"Diana Cosby's stories put you in another time, another place, and make you want to stay there!" — Jinny Kirby-Baxter, NV, USA

“Diana Cosby writes absolutely fantastic books!!! — KElizabeth Green, GA, USA

excerpt

After a deep breath, Stephan stepped across the threshold.  He paused, unsure if he was more stunned to discover the king nae alone, or to find a beautiful woman with hair gold as the desert sand standing rigid at his side.  Confused by her presence, more so by her unyielding stance, he closed the door.

At the soft thud, the lass turned.  Her eyes riveted on him, flared with anger.

Far from intimidated, Stephan held her cool gaze.  His arrival displeased her.  Whatever caused her upset wasna his affair.  He had enough problems without adding hers.

Paces from the throne, Stephan halted, and then bowed.  “Your Grace.”

 “Sir Stephan.”  King Robert Bruce nodded toward the woman.  “May I introduce my goddaughter, Lady Katherine Calbraith.”

 “My Lady,” Stephan said, smothering the wash of irritation her surname wrought.  ‘Twas coincidence her family name matched that of a man he loathed.

 “Lady Katherine,” Robert Bruce said, “may I introduce, Sir Stephan.”

Sapphire blue eyes narrowed on him, and she gave a slight nod.  “Sir Stephan.”

Her cool tone prodded Stephan.  Between his participation in the crusades and years in service to the Grand Master in France, never had he and this woman met.  Yet, the lass acted as if through sheer resolve she tolerated his presence.

 “’Twould indeed seem a fortuitous day,” the king said into the thick silence, “as each of your requests to me will be fulfilled by the other.”

Fulfilled by the other?  God’s blade!  “Your Grace, Lady Katherine is nae what I seek.”  A fact the king bloody knew!

 “Nor I a knight, Your Grace,” she said, ice carving her words.

A slight smile touched the sovereign’s mouth.   “Your petitions have been made, entreaties I shall grant.”  His hard gaze shifted to the woman.  “Sir Stephan is a man of the highest caliber, a knight who has proven himself many times over on the battlefield, and warrior who will lead his knights to reclaim your home.”

Her face paled.  “But—”

 “Nay,” the king interrupted.  “Earlier this day you agreed to my terms.  Now, you will abide by them.”

Her fingers clenched the elegant folds of her travel-worn gown.  “Aye,” Your Grace.”

Robert Bruce’s gaze leveled on him.  “And you seek a stronghold, one that I will bestow upon you with your marriage to Lady Katherine.”


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