Do you love a good fairy tale romance? What about a fae romance? Shona Husk is here today to offer a special deleted scene that sets up the romance in her latest book in her Court of Annwyn series, To Love a King (available October 7). Learn about Felan and Jacqui before you get their whole story tomorrow with a sneak peek of the deleted prologue.
HE'S TRYING TO RECLAIM THE PAST
To keep the balance between good and evil at the court of Annwyn, Prince Felan ap Gwyn has two weeks to marry and take the crown. But he wants more than just power-he wants love; a love he once had but was too stubborn to hold on to.
SHE'S STRUGGLING TO FACE THE FUTURE
It took years for Jacqueline Ara to put her life back together after Felan abandoned her. She's moved on, even if her heart still burns for him. But with war in Annwyn looming and death bleeding into the mortal world, Felan and Jacquie will need to heal old wounds and rekindle the passion that once welled between them...or face losing everything.
A Note from Shona Husk:
I wrote this prologue so I knew what had happened between Felan and Jacqui seven years ago. I wanted to know what their romance had been like the first time around so I could learn what it would be like when they got their second chance. There is always a lot at stake in a second chance romance because of the past, but it makes for a sweeter ending. I think it’s the contrast between devastation and elation. But as with most prologues, it wasn’t necessary for the reader as all of the information is unfolded in the story. So it got cut.
I still love the prologue though as it shows Jacqui much younger and less sure about what she wants—she has to go through hell to grow up and be the queen Felan needs. It takes the loss of Jacqui for Felan to realize what is truly important to him and Annwyn. Seven years ago neither of them was ready for what is coming in To Love a King.
While their romance ended in tragedy the first time, they have a love that was meant to be and that is strong enough to save two worlds.
Seven Years Ago…
Jacqui smoothed one hand over her bare stomach, turning sideways and checking her reflection in the bathroom mirror. Still flat. No one could tell—yet. But she knew it would only be a matter of weeks until her belly popped out and her parents realized she was pregnant. She closed her eyes and swallowed down the panic that blossomed in her chest. She had no idea what to tell them. They already hated her boyfriend. This would be unforgivable in their eyes.
[Continue on to read the full deleted scene from To Love a King...]