The Gatekeeper by J.A. Templeton
(Otherworld Series #1)
Publication date: May 1st 2014
Genres: Fantasy, New Adult, Paranormal Romance
It’s not until my eighteenth birthday do I begin to understand what those dreams mean. When my grandfather is attacked and left for dead, I am thrust into the Otherworld—a medieval-like land of beautiful immortals with amazing gifts. One of these immortals has stolen the key between the realms, and it is up to me, Brynne Davies, the next gatekeeper, to reach the key before the power struggle that exists in the Otherworld occurs on earth.
Complicating my task are the members of the Royal House of Parthas, especially the king’s brother, the handsome Murdoc, Warlord of the king’s army, and then there’s the charming Fae prince who seems to always be one step ahead of me.
The Gatekeeper (Otherworld series, #1) is a New Adult Fantasy/Paranormal Romance.
hair. Wet with perspiration, he was busy pounding out horseshoes as if his life
depended on it. He abruptly looked up and his eyes widened. “My lord, I fear I
do not yet have the sword ready.”
but rather to make a bracelet for Parthas’s newest arrival.” He motioned to me.
“Gareth, this is Brynne. Brynne, may I introduce Gareth.”
hid a smile. “His lordship is quite skilled with iron and fire, Miss Brynne.”
the second the words were out because Gareth’s brow furrowed. It didn’t help
when he and Murdoc shared an amused smile.
chin. I wished I could have changed into another gown because I looked a mess.
Aside from my appearance, I was glad to be in Murdoc’s company.
said, taking a leather apron from a spike on the wall. He tied it around his
waist and then reached for my hand, sliding his fingers and thumb around my
touch all the way to my toes.
looked up at him, at the way his long lashes cast shadows on those model-like
cheekbones. I swallowed a sigh.
didn’t move, just watched me for a moment before letting his hand fall away.
heating a rod of iron over the fire.
I decided to take a seat on a nearby bench. I had to admit—Murdoc intrigued me.
He was a walking contradiction. Everything about him screamed intimidation, and
yet here he was—Parthas’s ominous warlord—taking time out of his day to make a bracelet
for a girl he had just met. Which made me wonder—did he have a woman? He wore
no ring. Then again, I did not know Parthas customs.
the blacksmith’s lips quirked nonetheless. Gareth then turned away and made
himself busy cleaning up the metal shavings in the work area, humming all the
the wind ruffled Murdoc’s hair. The shirt he’d slid on hung loosely at his
waist and over his butt.
from his smoking-hot body.
Time was ticking, and I had to get in and get out, and back to Pops.
rack to twist and bend the metal. It was amazing to watch him at work. After
ten or so minutes of meticulous detail, the bracelet was finished and Murdoc
set it to cool on a rack.
as another strong breeze blew through the shop window, and a stray lock fell
over his right eye.
up, and brushed the strand away. Murdoc’s hand flew up and caught my wrist in a
not accustomed to being touched.”
in his eyes made me believe he was completely serious…and why did I find that
so sad? Maybe because my grandfather had never let me go to bed without tucking
me in with a kiss on the cheek and telling me that he loved me.
What is it?”
of the House of Zaphyr.” Cameron flashed a grin. “Your betrothed will be at the
castle gate within the hour!”
Aside from writing and reading, I’m obsessed with history, love research, traveling, and riding motorcycles with my hubby, my first and only love, who stole my heart when I was fourteen and he was eighteen (yes, he robbed the cradle). I am also a medium, which gives me a unique perspective when writing about the paranormal and characters like Riley, who can see, hear, and feel spirits.
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