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Bestselling author Ashlyn Macnamara, hailed by Jennifer McQuiston as “a born storyteller,” introduces the strapping, audacious outlaws of the Bastard Brotherhood in this enchanting tale of forbidden love between supposedly sworn enemies. Though she is intended for the king, Calista Thorne picks up a crossbow to defend her ancestral home, Blackbriar Keep, from a gang of landless knights. She even manages to sink a poison-tipped arrow into their commander, who survives long enough to conquer the Keep and claim Calista for his own. Now, with her father’s life at stake, Calista must nurse the brigand back to health, and the strangest thing happens: She finds herself fascinated by his tautly muscled body, and enthralled by his hotly whispered demands. Ever since his father’s death, the fearsome warrior they call Torch has been consumed by his quest for revenge. Taking Blackbriar Keep is the first step in that plan, and—by the three gods—it won’t be the last. But after taking one look into Calista’s smoldering gray eyes, Torch discovers a passion nobler than retribution. He will fulfill his destiny and take her from the usurper king, even in his weakened state. For with Calista’s love, no man has ever felt more powerful.Praise for Destined for a King“A sweeping romance infused with Celtic-style earth magic, a bastard outlaw fighting to regain his throne—and a quietly fierce heroine who will lead the way. A promising beginning to an epic tale!”—Jeffe Kennedy author of the Mark of the Tala series “[Ashlyn Macnamara] blends medieval historic detail with powerful fantasy elements with skill, insuring that fans of both genres will be engaged in this series, and building a world that is rich in detail and deep with meaning and promise.”—RT Book Reviews “Epic adventures, unexpected alliances, and heartbreaking choices in this bold romantic fantasy!”—USA Today bestselling author Kris Kennedy “There is mystery, suspense, betrayal, usurpers, excitement and romance galore, so readers get the full array of emotions going while entering the story and taking part in Calista and Torch’s adventure.”—Unconventional Book Views “An action-packed, steamy, historical romance that reeled me in straight away.“—Books of All Kinds “A historical romance combined with an earthy mythology reminiscent of an Arthurian tale.”—A Chick Who Reads “The author has laid a great foundation to what could be an epic series. Looking forward to reading the next one.”—The Romance Factor Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.