Desire (Rhys, Count of Faucon)
The Falcon Series
Harlequin Historical ~ February
© by Harlequin Enterprises Limited
GRIEF, LYONESSE OF RYONNE HAD DONE THE IMPOSSIBLE by
ensnaring the infamous Rhys of Faucon, the blackguard
who had shattered her dreams. But now imprisoned in her
castle's tower, the Mighty Falcon posed an even greater
threat, for his slightest touch made her heart take wing
and sent her soaring…straight into his powerful arms!
The Devil Faucon, they called him, yet Rhys was
pleased, for it kept his enemies at bay. Unfortunately
the lovely Lyonesse counted herself among them, despite
the desire that flared between them. And their uneasy
truce would soon be destroyed when she learned a
newfound alliance bound her to him as his bride.
Falcon's Desire ~ Excerpt:
From Chapter One:
Northern England - 1142
A raspy grumble shattered the early morning quiet of the
forest. "He is not coming."
"Shh!" If Edmund hadn't
been her best archer, Lyonesse of Ryonne would have left the
complainer at the keep.
She hoped the Lord of Faucon
would pass this way before the sun fully rose. The
lengthening rays already broke through the dense foliage,
casting thick slivers of sparkling light on the dew-covered
moss below. The full light of day would provide little
concealment for the men hiding in the trees and bushes.
A rustling of branches preceded another grumble. "This
is daft. By the time he arrives I will be too stiff to
"Cease. He will be here soon." If their prey
didn't arrive shortly, she feared the men would desert their
Nay, that was a senseless worry. These were
Guillaume's men. They'd brought his body to her at Taniere
and remained. Each swore their allegiance not to her father,
the Lord of Ryonne, but to her, the rightful mistress of
With her betrothal to Guillaume du Pree all
was in place for her to retain her responsibilities as the
Mistress of Taniere. Until Faucon turned all her hopes and
dreams to dust.
He would pay for all he took from
her. Lyonesse scanned the men around her. They would help
her exact revenge.
Their leader, John, had devised
this plan to capture Faucon. By spreading word about
Guillaume's death and telling all who would listen of
Faucon's cowardice, John had been certain the murderer would
seek him out. When the vile knave came looking for John,
they would all be ready.
Lyonesse swallowed back the
ever-threatening tears. While the act of capturing the Devil
of Faucon would not lessen the tears, it would lighten her
heart to know she'd avenged Guillaume.
If God smiled
upon her quest for revenge, she'd have Faucon's lifeless
body at her feet this day. By the time she finished with
him, everyone would know he was not the great bird of prey
they'd dubbed him. She would relish proving the tales false.
All would know he was nothing more than a man. A man who
could die like any other.
The abrupt rustling of
bushes and tree limbs from further up the path signaled the
approach of riders.
Lyonesse peered through the
branches and smiled. Their wait was almost at an end.
Falcon's Desire ~ Reviews:
If Falcon's Desire is any
indication, Denise Lynn is well on her way to becoming one
of the best selling historical authors that the romance
world has seen in a long time. So if you want a really
enjoyable historical romance book to settle back with on one
of these cold winter nights, I recommend giving newcomer
Denise Lynn's Falcon's Desire a try. You will be begging her
publisher for more before you finish the first chapter. A
must read! ~ Diana Tidlund, Writers Unlimited Reviewer
(Falcon's Desire is) a charming romance
full of wit and sensuality. Rhys and Lyonesse are strong and
delightful characters who create sparks when together. Their
dialogue is full of dry humor and his seduction will curl
your toes. This captivating tale is well-paced and has a few
surprises to keep you wrapped in the mystery as well as
seduction scenes filled with sensuality. ~ Teresa Sanders
Desire is an immediate attention grabber with well drawn
characters and a finely tuned plot filled with some clever
twists. The real highlight of this medieval tale, however,
is the dynamic romantic couple. The pair practically sear
the pages with their passion dance.
Sparks fly between the pair as the sexual tension builds.
And Ms. Lynn definitely lets the tension build. Rhys and
Lyonesse can't seem to keep their hands - or their mouths -
off each other.
Falcon's Desire is a highly enjoyable
read, filled with likeable characters, a healthy dollop of
humor, some nice suspense and a fairly nasty villiain. But
Lyonesse and Rhys are the focus here. Lyonesse is alluring
and Rhys is simply... delicious. ~ Debbie Jett
With revenge, romance, intrigue and passion at it's
hottest, Ms. Lynn has truly penned a story that ranks high
with the best romances I have ever read. A must read for
those long February nights ahead, make sure Falcon's Desire
is on top of the pile. A definite keeper. ~ Catherine
McHenry, Romance Reviews Today
medieval romance had all the things that I enjoy reading in
a book, a mystery to solve and a hero and heroine who hate
each other so much that when they finally realize they are
in love, it's explosive! I thoroughly enjoyed reading this
one and look forward to reading more from Denise Lynn. ~
Kathy Boswell, The Best Reviews
Lynn has written an outstanding romance. The characters are
vivacious, well rounded and you feel the emotions that they
experience. The plot is well written and keeps you turning
the pages. And this is Denise’s debut novel! I’m already
anxiously awaiting the next. ~ Melissa Alvarez, Romance
Lynn spins a
delightful tale, with a strong medieval flavour for the
period. It's charming, witty, full of suspense and
adventure, with two very vivid characters that stole my
heart. Followed by Falcon's Desire and Falcon's Honor. Look
for one more in the series to come. A Reviews International
Organization Award of Excellence Winner for 2003. The whole
series is highly recommended. ~ Deborah MacGillivray, Amazon
Denise Lynn weaves a spellbinding story of
betrayal, desire, and non-stop action set in Medieval
England. Caught between her father and her King's command,
Lyonesse of Ryonne must choose a husband between two men. To
chose right will ensure her future, to chose wrong will mean
death for her family. I stayed up late to read this one, I
had to see how it ended. ~ Debbie Swanson, Amazon