The drumming began slowly, with Jack holding a heartbeat, the simple core beat that they could all return to, before Dawn added in the djembe and Wolf added in the higher-pitched doumbek. Everyone else added in rhythms with other djembes, bodhrans, frame drums, and after practicing several different rhythms, they began to hold a particular beat while Lynn began a droning, wordless chant.
Two voices began speaking words in a rhythmic voice to take them on a journey, their voices weaving back and forth and overlapping.
“When have you pulled a sword from the stone, when have you been like King Arthur? Journey now to that sacred place where your gifts reside, a sacred place, your sacred temple within…”
Amber began to let her eyes drift closed at their words, finding herself moving through a forest, through the moonlight, deeper into the darkness to a stone circle.
“And here in this place is your gift, the well of your deep magic, but will you reach for that magic, or is there a dream you fear giving name to?”
In her minds eye, Amber felt herself standing at that stone, pulling out her own sword, and then she stood before the anvil where the sword had been forged, and she shivered, wondering what her magic was, if she could name it at all.
A Winter Knight’s Vigil is an erotic contemporary romance.
Sexy, kilt-wearing Tristan has captured Amber’s attention on many occasions. But as members of the Kingsword coven, which has strict rules about intimate relationships inside the circle, dating him is out of the question.
When the coven heads to a secluded woodland cabin to celebrate the Winter Solstice, Amber finds herself closer than ever to Tristan. As the Longest Night approaches and their group’s ritual workings intensify, the pair realizes that they can no longer hide from their feelings.
Just as King Arthur held vigil before being knighted, Tristan and Amber face their shadows—and the realization that one or both of them might have to leave the coven. Or can they be together without breaking their honor?
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