The Particulars: Harlequin Historical #175, 1993, Out Of Print
Saucy as a tavern wench, Fritha Kendrick wore the mantle of her nobility lightly, eschewing courtly ways to tend to the practical needs of the local villagers. And Urien Fitzroy damned himself for wanting her. For the seasoned warrior's nightmare past woud surely harden even Fritha's loving heart.
Marked by the lethal grace of a lion in repose, mercenary Urien Fitzroy was sleek and dangerous. Yet Fritha Kendrick found that the soldier of fortune stirred a passion deep within her...and dared her to venture into the wild places of his soul!
Is It In Wendy's TBR?: Contrary to the popular opinion that Harlequin Historical owns my soul - no this isn't in my TBR.
Any Reviews?: Eh, not really. It's hard to dig up reviews for a romance novel that was published back when most people (excluding Al Gore and computer geeks - ha!) hadn't even heard of e-mail, let alone the Internet.
Anything Else?: Oh, there is so much. My favorite tidbit comes from Moore's web site where she talks about her Warrior series (of which this is book #2):
LOL! Let this be a lesson to authors everywhere. It's a good idea to agonize over all character names, not just your hero and heroine. You never know what's coming down the pipe....
When I first wrote A WARRIOR'S HEART and sold it in 1991, I really didn't know what I had started. I did feel, however, that by giving a conscience to the character who had begun simply as the villain's "yes-man," I had created a potential hero. Fortunately, Tracy Farrell, the senior editor at Harlequin Historicals®, agreed. Unfortunately, by then, we were "stuck" with Urien's somewhat unpleasant-sounding name!
Some of these older HH covers are simply fantastic in their Old School goodness. I love that the female cover model is wearing blush and lip gloss, and the hero's hair looks like something out of a Bon Jovi video. I didn't realize they had mousse and curling irons in medieval times. Who knew?
Moore used to lurk around the Bat Cave from time to time (she's a fellow Detroit Tigers fan), and I thought it would be fun to dig up something from her Harlequin Historical backlist for RRS (she's also written some books for Avon). Everybody wave hello to Margaret!