Sky Purington's The King's Druidess is an enchanting read.
Chiomara Ruadh, Druidess of Ulster, will not be swayed from prophecy. If the Gods of Ireland request that she couple with the king, so be it. If it is also their wish that he marry another woman, who is Chiomara, a simple Druid, to stand in their way?
Erc Breac, king of the Dal'Raida, can only think of Chiomara. Her beauty is surreal and the tales that follow her across the land unsurpassed. But that is not enough when faced with the obligations of a king. His people must come first. His future wife and queen, Macha, must come first. Yet, fate is a slippery thing. Will Erc risk the whole of his kingdom for what lays in his heart?
Chiomara walked around the stones and stood beside the oak. Her back was straight and her head high as she waited. It was the full moon that gave his face to her first. He stood tall and beautiful at the edge of the tree line. She had not seen Erc Breac, king of Dal'Riada, for many years. He said nothing but came to her. His eyes were of the earth, deep brown and thickly lashed.
At arms length, he stopped. "Druidess, you are even lovelier than I remember."
She lifted her hand and touched his bare chest. "Were we not still macdacht, children when we last met?"
His muscles rippled at the contact and his hand covered hers. "We were as you say, but we are grown now. And we are both led to this place at this time."
Erc's heart beat strong beneath her fingertips and his heat scorched her blood. "So we meet with one purpose."
His hands came up to her hood and pulled it back gently. "I can not promise you that."
The rumble of Erc's soul encased his fingers as they ran the length of her hair. Sifted through the platinum depths of it until the pleasure of his touch drew her closer.
She breathed the prophecy through eager lips. "Do they not foretell us coming together for one purpose?"
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