When the king of the Nords wishes to end the generations-old war with a marriage between his daughter and the Purdhan ruler’s son, Vicomte François faces a problem: His son is only seven years old. Then His Majesty comes up with a clever solution…
He betroths his illegitimate son and warlord, Ax, to the Nord King’s daughter, and peace is ensured…except for one minor detail...
Neither Ax nor Princess Astrid want to get married, especially to each other.
Axel thinks his bride is a spoiled, pampered, and inconsiderate little chit. Astrid considers Axel a rude, crude, uncouth barbarian. She’s determined their marriage will never be consummated and so far, her trusty dagger has kept the randy young warlord at bay.
Hope of an heir is out of the question, unless some bilateral attitude adjustments are made. When all seems lost, there’s a drunken feast, a storm and a shipwreck, and now two young people who despise each other are going to have to work together to survive…or else.
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About the author:
Toni V. Sweeney was born some time between the War Between the States and the Gulf War. She has lived 30 years in the South, a score in the Middle West, and a decade on the Pacific Coast and now she's trying for her second 30 on the Great Plains. Her first novel was published in 1989. An accomplished artist as well as writer, she has a degree in Fine Art and a diploma in Graphic Art. Toni maintains a website for herself and her pseudonym Icy Snow Blackstone, and has been associated with the South Coast Writer's Association, the Pink Fuzzy Slipper Writers, several other writer's loops, myspace, Facebook, and YouTube.
Visit her webpage at: http://www.tonivsweeney.com/