Knight Awakened

Knight Awakened

By Coreene Callahan

Montlake Romance, Paperback, 9781612183039, 430pp.

Publication Date: December 4, 2012

Description

In AD 1331, warlord Vladimir Barbu seizes control of Transylvania. But in spite of his bloody triumph, his claim to the throne remains out of reach. The king of Hungary opposes his rule, the Transylvanian people despise his brutal ways, and the high priestess needed to crown him has vanished without a trace. But Barbu hasn t come this far only to be thwarted by a woman. He unleashes his best hunters to track her down and bring her to him dead or alive.

For Xavian Ramir, killing is the only life he has ever known. Torn from his family when he was a child, he was trained from an early age to be an elite assassin. But now he longs for something more, vowing to start anew after one last job. The bounty on his target's head is enough to set him up for good if he can resist the long-dead conscience that stirs to life when he meets his beautiful mark.

Afina Lazar never wanted to become high priestess, but the brutal murders of her beloved mother and sister leave her no choice. Now she is running for her life, desperate to protect the magical amulet entrusted to her care. But when Barbu's assassin comes for her, she realizes her only chance of stopping the warlord's rise to power is to convince this enigmatic and handsome hunter that she is more valuable alive than dead.

Dramatic and fast-paced, "Knight Awakened" is a stirring love story between two people searching for a second chance in a magical world of assassins, warlords, unearthly beasts, and nonstop adventure.



About the Author
As the only girl on an all guys hockey team from age six through university, Coreene Callahan knows a thing or two about tough guys and loves to write about them. Call it kismet. Call it payback after years of locker room talk and ice rink antics, but whatever you call it, the action better be heart stopping, the magic electric, and the story wicked, good fun. After graduating with honors in psychology and working as an interior designer, she finally succumbed to her overactive imagination and returned to her first love. . .writing. She lives in Canada with her family, a fun-loving golden retriever and, when she s not writing, she s dreaming of magical worlds full of dragon-shifters, elite assassins, and romance that s too hot to handle.