Whoo! That last one… Need a bit of a breather, there. I’m going back to my wips this time around, but not to In Pain and Blood. At least, not straight away.
Blurb: Having staved off the idea of marriage for years, Prince Hamish finds himself forced to face its realities when his mother holds a contest of arms with him as the prize. But one contestant is not as they appear and promises a way out. Can they win against all the odds?
This one’s still in its infancy, so I don’t have much. In this piece, Hamish has just found out that Darshan, ambassador of Udynea Empire and his one chance of not being stuck in a loveless marriage, is also the heir to the imperial throne.
“Heirs require children.” Such a need was even greater than a prince who was currently seventh in line. “Let’s be realistic here, I can’t give you a child. You need a wife for that.”
Disgust soured the normally sure line of his mouth. “You sound rather like my father,” he muttered as he stood. Pushing the wire frames further up his nose, he peered down at Hamish as if his entire ancestry had been offended. “Well, I don’t want a wife. I want you.”