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Series: Modern Fairytales,
Published by Katharine Gilliam Regnery on June 5th 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Fairytale Re-telling, Fiction, Romance
Purchase Links: Amazon | iBooks | Kobo | IndieBound
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From New York Times bestseller Katy Regnery comes another timeless tale of love everlasting!
Loosely inspired by the legend of Camelot, Dark Sexy Knight tells the story of dinner theater knight Colt Lane, who meets down-on-her-luck Verity Gwynn on the worst day of her life. Evicted from their home, Verity and her special-needs brother, Ryan, must find jobs or risk being separated. Colt, who is the furthest-possible thing from a white knight in real life, comes to their unlikely rescue, quickly cementing his place in Verity’s heart.
Colt has dark, deeply buried secrets that keep his smile hidden and his eyes down, which has kept people away . . . until he meets Verity, who seems immune to his gruff manners and taciturn ways. The more time Colt spends with her, the more he longs for her sweetness in his life and yearns to be the knight in shining armor she so desperately needs. Certain he will lose her if she learns the truth about his past, he must decide if he can trust her with his yesterday in order to build a beautiful tomorrow.
**Contemporary Romance. Due to profanity, mild violence and very strong sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.**
All novels in the ~a modern fairytale~ collection are written as fundraisers.
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Dark Sexy Knight is part of the ~a modern fairytale~ collection, which includes six standalone, completely unrelated novels inspired by beloved fairy tales:
The Vixen and the Vet (Beauty & the Beast) - available now
Never Let You Go (Hansel & Gretel) - available now
Ginger's Heart (Little Red Riding Hood) - available now
Dark Sexy Knight (Camelot) - available June 2016
Don't Speak (The Little Mermaid) - available 2017
Swan Song (The Ugly Duckling) - available 2017
Also by this author: Never Let You Go, Crazy about Cameron (The Winslow Brothers, #3), Campaigning for Christopher
DARK SEXY KNIGHT by Katy Regnery is one of those rare books that left me smiling through my tears by the last page. I have long been an ardent supporter and fan of Ms. Regnery’s work, indeed, I fear I may have alarmed her when I fangirled upon meeting her in person this May at BEA. But, honestly, all readers should be fangirling over author Katy Regnery. Her novels are filled with unique, three-dimensional characters who experience life—both the good and bad it can offer—with deep, honest emotion.
DARK SEXY KNIGHT protagonists Colt and Verity — their love, their uncommon circumstances, and their realistic problems — exemplify the best of Katy Regnery and her remarkable talent.
Upon first meeting Colt and Verity it appears as if they have nothing in common: Verity is petite and determined, the kind caregiver to her special-needs brother, whereas Colt is a surly giant of a man who is closed off and secretive. Yet when Colt encounters Verity and realizes her struggles, he cannot stop himself from coming to her rescue. Verity considers Colt her knight in shining armor, albeit a reluctant and sullen one (apropos of his job/role as the Dark Knight at the medieval dinner theater,The Legend of Camelot).
Verity and Colt, together and separately, must learn about the power of trust and find the strength to share their burdens. Even though their attraction is immediate, the physical aspect of their relationship develops at a thoughtful and considered pace. Lust at first sight grows into friendship and commitment before they give in to desire. Once they do … HOT DAMN! 🔥 Katy Regnery writes intimacy, both physical and emotional, in a way that manages to capture a reader’s heart — while getting their pulse racing.
The secondary characters add so much depth to this story, especially Colt’s family and Verity’s brother, Ryan, whose challenges and triumphs will make you cry and make you cheer. There were certain incidences and plot points here where my lawyer brain kept screaming for civil and/or criminal repercussions, but my enjoyment of the book was in no way diminished.
The exploration of Colt’s past and his own emotional struggles elevates his character gives this novel even more emotional payoff. This modern fairytale is not just about a knight who saves a damsel in distress, but how her love saved him as well. Colt and Verity both learned they are stronger together, leading to a believable happily ever after.
Do yourself a favor and add DARK SEXY KNIGHT to your library. The author is donating 25% of the net profits for all sales in June and July to the Prospector Theater, which trains and employs special-needs people. So really, what are you waiting for?
About Author Katy Regnery
Katy Regnery, award-winning and Amazon bestselling author, started her writing career by enrolling in a short story class in January 2012. One year later, she signed her first contract for a winter romance entitled By Proxy.
Now a hybrid author who publishes both independently and traditionally, Katy claims authorship of the six-book Heart of Montana series, the six-book English Brothers series, and a Kindle Worlds novella entitled “Four Weddings and a Fiasco: The Wedding Date,” in addition to the standalone novels, Playing for Love at Deep Haven and Amazon bestseller, The Vixen and the Vet.
The Vixen and the Vet is included in the charity anthology Hometown Heroes: Hotter Ever After, and Katy’s novella “Frosted” appeared in the Jan ’15 anthology, Snowy Days Steamy Nights. Additionally, Katy’s short story, “The Long Way Home” appeared in the first RWA anthology (Feb ’15), Premiere.
Katy lives in the relative wilds of northern Fairfield County, Connecticut, where her writing room looks out at the woods, and her husband, two young children, and two dogs create just enough cheerful chaos to remind her that the very best love stories begin at home.
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