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Seducing the Knight (Brotherhood of the Scottish Templars Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Gerri Russell
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (94 customer reviews)

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Book Description

"[An] exhilarating fourteenth century Raiders of the Lost Ark." --Harriet Klausner

Overview

A princess in hiding...

A Templar knight bound by duty but burning with desire...

A search for the legendary Ark of the Covenant...

Their journey will take them thousands of miles--from the deserts in the cradle of civilization to the misty heathered Highlands of Scotland. Along the way they will face storms, treachery, and an army of assassins. But for these two who thrive on adventure, the greatest risk of all is abandoning themselves to the pleasures they find in each other's arms.


More Praise for Seducing the Knight

"...a truly unique tale...a little bit Indiana Jones and the epic movie The Kingdom rolled into one." --Melissa, reviewer

"I was swept away from the first page." J. James, reader

More Kindle Bestsellers by Gerri Russell

The Warrior Trainer-A female warrior with the destiny of Scotland in her hands.

Warrior's Bride-A marriage of convenience is all that will protect Scotland from ruin.

Warrior's Lady-Murder and mayhem can only be stopped with a magical healing stone.

To Tempt a Knight-A Templar knight seeks a holy relic and finds love along the way.

Border Lord's Bride-A Templar knight returns home to protect his sisters.

A Knight to Desire-The end of the Templar Order is near unless a knight and a female warrior can stop their enemy.

If you're a fan of the characters Lara Croft or Indiana Jones, you'll love Seducing the Knight!

Brotherhood of the Scottish Templars Series order:
Book 1: To Tempt a Knight
Book 2: Seducing the Knight
Book 3: Border Lord's Bride
Book 4: A Knight to Desire - Available now!
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Praise for Seducing the Knight

"Gerri Russell's creative imagination enthralls me." --Debbie Macomber

"Russell packs the pages of the Indiana-Jones-meets-Lara-Croft tale with nonstop action." -- RT Book Reviews

From the Author

My inspiration for writing the Brotherhood of the Scottish Templars series came from a quick annotation in a history reference book that described a band of knights united under Robert the Bruce who were sent on a mission after the king's death to return his heart to the Holy Land. That brief little reference got me thinking, and I had to know more. Why would a king of Scotland want to send his heart on to the Holy Land? Who were the men he entrusted to see his wish fulfilled? It was these questions, and their answers that piqued my imagination and sparked the creation of the Brotherhood of the Scottish Templars series.

I hope you enjoy reading about the knights of the Brotherhood of the Scottish Templars and the women who guide them through their journeys. I'll take you to exotic locations in the Holy Land as well as the heathered hills of Scotland. There will be danger and lots of adventure as the characters find their way to true love.

Product Details

  • File Size: 403 KB
  • Print Length: 306 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0843962607
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Leisure Books; 2 edition (March 4, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007H1TRH2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #89,050 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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40 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An original tale with terrific characters May 2, 2010
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Author Gerri Russell has penned a truly unique tale, it's a little bit Indiana Jones and the epic movie The Kingdom rolled into one sweet story about honor, fate and love.

Templar Knight Alan Cathcart is on the battle field in Spain with his fellow brethren fighting a massive Moorish army when unbelievably he sees a woman running onto the battleground. He charges over and rescues her from the clashing swords and he's amazed to find a well dressed articulate Spaniard speaking to him in English.

Jessamine is no common Spaniard, she is in fact the niece of King Ferdinand and she charged into the midst of a horrible battle to escape an evil man the Conde of Teba who is trying to force her into marriage. Jessamine is grateful to be rescued and she is a huge believer in fate. At her birth a prophecy was foretold that she would be on a grand adventure and seeing Alan's templar uniform among the Moorish turbans, she knows the first lines of the prophecy have come to pass.

Alan is on a quest to discover the Ark of the Covenant for the Templar Order; the knights believe that they can keep the Ark safe from marauders in the middle eastern desert. Jessamine now believes this is her quest too and she accompanies Alan to Jerusalem to look for the holy artifact.

The two find much adventure along the way. There are assassins, mysterious strangers, Bedouins and always the Conde is stalking Jessamine hoping to marry into the royal family. Ms Russell does a good job of describing the harsh beauty of the desert, the wonder of Petra and the dangers that the leads face. There's a hint of the mystical woven throughout this story beginning with the miraculous rescue of Jessamine from the Moorish battle to the prophecy to the awesome forces displayed in the desert.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
By Mik
Format:Kindle Edition
Gerri Russell once again writes a powerful story of two people forced to rely on each other while following prophecy clues to find an important part of history. In the process they learn to admire each others thoughts and actions. The story moves smoothly from one adventurous undertaking to another.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Exciting, Passion-filled Adventure! March 9, 2012
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Author Gerri Russell kept me on the edge of my seat from the first page when Jessamine flees from the evil and power-hungry Conde of Teba, who wants her pedigree for his own gain. Even a priest refuses to protect her, and she's forced to run headlong into a battle between the Templars and the Moors, rescued by Templar Sir Alan Cathcart.

This is only the beginning of the adventures the Spanish princess and the Scottish knight face as he's on a quest to find the Ark of the Covenant. The story is so well-written, you'll think you're right there with them as they're pursued by assassins and endure hardships along the way. This is truly an epic journey where the exciting action magnifies Alan's and Jassamine's heated passion. [Fans self] I'm looking forward to the next Gerri Russell book!
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20 of 24 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible! April 13, 2012
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This book was not continuous, and the characters were kind of flat. Jessamina was the Spanish king's niece, and is part Spaniard and part Moorish. Alan is Scottish and a Templar Knight who swore a vow of celibacy. They embark on a mission to find the Ark of the Covenant, following mysterious letters and a cryptic prophecy. They do not talk much to each other about their lives, and Jessamina never tells Alan why she is being pursued, and he never asks! They do not have any character development, and they seem to think that because they feel passion for each other, it must be love. There are no tender feelings, but only a sense of duty, desire, or thoughts of prophecy that keep them together. The whole story and romance is so contrived. It was a BIG waste of time.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good, but...... October 29, 2012
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This book has good potential, however I think if the author did not self publish I would have enjoyed the story more. I am an avid reader and the problem I had with this book was several grammatical and editing errors. At times it seemed as though she wrote the book as if it was a movie, leaving out certain gestures which leave gaps in the story. Once again it was a good story, but publishing without the fine toothed comb of an editor hurt the story.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars OK read May 1, 2013
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While this was a little confusing at first, the book was an interesting read. The plot however was a let down especially after the "ark" was found.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars OK January 21, 2013
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This is the first book I have read by this author. The author does a tremendous job in research for the plot and incorporates both fact and fiction to comprise this stories as many historical works are. However, I didn't see where the title really described the book. The main female character persona wasn't about having an agenda to seduce the knight.

It is very obvious this author has the talent to write. I just wished that the idea for the book was not so aligned with Indiana Jones.

Overall the book was easy to read, few grammar/punctuation mistakes were noted. If you like the Indiana Jones series, I am pretty sure you will like this book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read January 9, 2013
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Romantic, sweeping, historical fantasy will leave you breathless! Take time to read this one and savor its delicious flavors. 5 stars!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Seducing the knight
This was a great read. I cannot wait to read next in the series. I trust it will meet or surpass previous books.
Published 14 days ago by Patricia Parks
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great book and very descriptive. Felt like you were there.
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
love it
Published 2 months ago by Dianna Goldbourne
5.0 out of 5 stars Seducing the Knight
Gerri Russell has a unique gift of weaving fact and fiction to make a story more appealing. I loved the combination of intrigue, and a love that should never have happened but did... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Jean M Owens
5.0 out of 5 stars Great romance and adventure
Jessamyn does not want to marry the man who will do anything for power. The princess of Spain decides she would rather face death which is why she runs onto the battlefield... Read more
Published 4 months ago by TBreakiron
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing!
Throughout the book I thought there was a bit too much fantasy as Alan, a Templar and Jessamine a princess searched for The Ark Of the Covenant only to find out the book is loosely... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Lovetoread
5.0 out of 5 stars Romance, mystery, and history, all in one! Great read.
I enjoyed this book very much. I had never read anything by this author, and like her style of writing. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Annie L.
5.0 out of 5 stars if you want to go to scotland
Excellent book. Great story line. I loved it especially the descriptive way the author gave to all things Scottish.great read
Published 8 months ago by Patricia F. Dickerson
5.0 out of 5 stars great product
fast delivery highly recommended would definately buy this product again package was wrapped very well and nothing broken would buy again.
Published 8 months ago by Michele
4.0 out of 5 stars Relaxing
despite the predictableness like most romance novels, the story is rather engaging and very well written. This book actually flows a lot better than her first book. Read more
Published 8 months ago by SmittersC
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More About the Author

Gerri Russell has done it all when it comes to writing; she's worked as a broadcast journalist, newspaper reporter, magazine columnist, technical writer and editor, instructional designer, which all finally led her to follow her heart's desire of being a romance novelist.

Gerri is the award-winning author of six novels and one novella. She is best known for her adventurous and emotionally intense novels set in 13th and 14th Century Scottish Highlands. Her most notable series to date is that of the Brotherhood of the Scottish Templars.

In her spare time, Gerri is a living history re-enactor with the Shrewsbury Renaissance Faire. A two-time recipient of the Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart award and winner of the American Title II competition sponsored by RT BOOKreviews Magazine, she lives in Bellevue, Washington with her husband and children.

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