-Foreign rights sold to
France (avail now as L'héritage) and Spain (avail
now as Legado de amor)
-2009 Gayle Wilson Award
of Excellence finalist
-Greater Detroit RWA 2009
Booksellers Best Award finalist and Best First Book award
-Selected by the
All About Romance review site as Buried Treasuer for
2008 and given an "A" with Desert Isle Keeper status.
By TJ Bennett
When secrets destroy, can love live
When her brief, disastrous marriage
to a fortune hunter ends in scandal, Baronesse Sabina von Ziegler's
vengeful adoptive father imprisons her in a cloister. Nine years
later, however, following the teachings of the reformer Martin
Luther, she arranges a daring escape. She is free at last—for the
moment—a noblewoman of conscience, and has learned a lesson about
trusting men she will never forget.
Wolfgang Behaim, a widowed commoner,
is a tradition-bound printer from the rising middle class with a
secret that threatens to destroy everything he holds dear. Burdened
by the mysterious circumstances surrounding his father's death, he
has no heart for love. Yet he finds himself suddenly betrothed to
Sabina, the Baron von Ziegler's adopted daughter.
It is a marriage neither wants.
Sabina again finds herself imprisoned by the Baron, in a dungeon
this time, being slowly starved to death. Her only key to freedom
is marriage to Wolf. And Wolf must marry Sabina, or the murderous
Baron will reveal the secret from his past.
Though neither comprehends the dark
purpose behind the Baron's machinations, they are forced into a
union they never plan to consummate. But as they fight to discover
the truth of the mysteries surrounding them, they find themselves
challenged by a fiery passion they cannot resist. Can they overcome
their past and find love even as lies, war, and an unexpected enemy
conspire against them?
-Foreign rights sold to Spain
-Orange County Chapter of RWA's
Book Buyers Best award finalist
By TJ Bennett
This historical romance is
the follow-on to The Legacy and features Günter
Behaim, Wolf Behaim’s brother.
In a dangerous
world, sometimes the greatest risk is love ....
In 1525, Günter Behaim is a
Landsknecht (a professional soldier in the service of Emperor
Charles V). Günter has been betrayed by love and promises not kept.
As a result, he has sworn to make few promises of his own and keep
those unto death. However, when his friend is mortally wounded while
saving Günter’s life, he gives a pledge to marry his betrothed. To
keep his promise, Günter must use every weapon in his romantic
arsenal to convince the reluctant woman to marry him. As his passion
for her grows, he realizes he is falling in love. Is he prepared to
risk his worst fear: having his heart rejected once more?
The Spanish beauty Alonsa García de Aranjuéz is determined to
withstand Günter’s relentless pursuit. Haunted by a gypsy’s curse on
any man who loves her, Alonsa yearns for Günter, but fear for his
safety forces her to rebuff him. As she struggles to deny the
growing attraction between them, she begins to realize that fate may
have other plans. With danger surrounding them, will Alonsa bite
from the forbidden fruit? Or will Günter be bitten instead by the
mysterious misfortune that seems to plague any with the courage to
become ... Alonsa’s love?
The beautiful and haunting featured
song "Lushly," from the Justin Time Records label, along with
the entire recording "Serenity Song" and bonus digital content
can be purchased from the artist, D.D. Jackson, at http://tinyurl.com/ddjackson.