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Authors: Kat Lilynette

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What the hell are you
talking about?!” I said, not moving an inch.

Benethil is the only
kingdom left that interests me. And instead of going to war and
destroying much of what I want, we're going to absorb their kingdom
through marriage. And, since he already has a son, Alexander has
agreed to marry you – not that you'll be much more than his

You're insane.” I
couldn’t help but laugh. “What makes you think I would ever agree
to something so absurd?”

Again, my father signaled me over to
the window. Reluctantly, I walked over and took my place beside him
and stared out the window that overlooked the courtyard. There,
seated on the fountain, was Emoren. And as I stood there, staring
down at my beautiful savior, my father leaned in close.

You think I don't know
everything that happens behind these walls?” he whispered, grinning

My heart immediately filled with fear
as I heard those words. He knew my secret. He knew about Emoren. I
didn’t speak, I just listened.

continue your recompense.
be of
use to me. And, you
marry Alexander.” My eyes began to fill with
tears as he went on. “If you choose to disobey me, in any way, the
price for defying the King of Ashborne won't be paid with your
life, but with his.”

Silently, the tears began streaming
down my face as I looked down at my sweet Emoren, the man who was
saving my soul from the darkness, my savior, and I watched
helplessly as two royal guards began approaching him.

Not even living a thousand lifetimes,
could I have been prepared for the heartache and fear my father had
just caused, nor could it have prepared me for the unthinkable act
I knew I had to do next...


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Unyielding (The Ashborne Trilogy:
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