Controlled By Love

Controlled By Love by julia e antoine

For Dean Holmes, being in control is vital to his survival. He loves the feeling of power that he experiences when he’s in control. He sees power as good, but, in his opinion power without control is nothing… Control is everything… It rules his life with an iron fist. And that fist never lets up… not for anything or anyone. Not even in the bedroom. He thinks men who allow women to control them, and lead them by their d**k, are just that, d**ks. He vowed he will never be a d**k. He never allows himself to get emotionally involved, whether it’s business or pleasure. He approached both with the same mindset, control.

He reckoned without the temptations that fate would sometimes throw in ones’ path. In Dean’s case, it came in the form of Robyn Blackman. When she walked into his office to discuss a deal he was looking to close, her impact on him is so powerful he felt his equilibrium shift. Now he finds himself spiral out of control, he needed Robyn with a need that defies explanation, but Robyn didn’t seem to feel that way about him. He suddenly finds himself out of control.

Controlled By Love by julia e antoine

A Knight’s Love

A Knights Love by julia e antoine

Fighting alongside his two brothers, Garvin Campbell of Clan Campbell is content to remain in the shadows. After all, he’s lived most of his adult life as a Knights Templar, and that requires him being in the shadows, not seen or heard. Non nobis, Domine, non nobis, sedNominituo da gloriam—Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but unto thy Name, give glory. That is the rule of the Templar until they are forced to disband on the decree of Philip the Fair of France.

Many of the Order’s members in France are arrested and tortured. However, Scotland does not get involved in the arrests and prosecution of the Knights. There is no recognized king of the Scots, and with the Bruce having already been excommunicated, the Roman church has little say in Scottish politics, so Garvin returns to his clan to use his skills in the fight against the English for Scottish independence.

Having been told all her life to avoid the Campbells, the last thing Lady Katherine plans is to fall in love with a Campbell, and a Knights Templar at that. She is aware the Templar Knight has taken a vow of abstinence, so when Garvin Campbell comes to her clan to deliver the decree from Robert the Bruce that essentially gave her three choices: Flee her family’s home, join forces with him or prepare her defenses for war.

Katherine is unprepared for the connection she immediately feels for the knight. She dismisses it as butterflies at meeting a knight, but fate has other plans for her and Garvin, as he becomes her reason for living and he forgoes his training of remaining in the shadows as he surrenders to love.

A Knights Love by julia e antoine

SECOND TO NONE

SECOND TO NONE by julia e antoine

All her life Courtney Scotts has come second—in everything. As a twin, she came into the world second, thirty minutes behind her sister, Sidney. As luck would have it, she was also smaller by at least two sizes. Like two newborn fledgling birds in a nest, she got whatever food was left over from feeding Sydney. When it came time for them to be dressed, she wore all Sydney’s second-hand clothes, including her shoes. When they entered kindergarten, Sydney was ahead of her because she was so much more advanced. But Courtney dealt with it—until her recent twenty-first birthday party when she met Doug. She likes Doug, and Sidney likes him too, but this time, Courtney is putting her foot down. She won’t be second this time. Doug and Sidney have another think coming if either one of them thinks Courtney will stand by and accept the leftovers. No, this time, she insists, she will be his first and only choice.

SECOND TO NONE by julia e antoine