L. Blankenship

Disciple

Part I

disciplePart1-sm

Disciple

Part II

disciplePart2-sm

The saints favor her, else-wise a peasant girl like Kate Carpenter would never be apprenticed to the kingdom’s master healer. But her patron saint also marks her ready for the duty of tending to a mission that must cross the ice-bound mountains. Their little kingdom faces invasion by a vast empire and desperately needs allies; across the snow-filled pass, through the deathly thin air, is a country that’s held off the empire and may be willing to lend an army.Kate knows about frostbite and the everyday injuries of wilderness travel. She can heal those.She’s not ready for the attentions of a ne’er-do-well knight and the kingdom’s only prince, though.And she isn’t ready for the monsters that harry them night and day, picking off their archers first, wearing the party to exhaustion, pushing Kate beyond the limits her healing abilities.She must keep them alive, or her blood will be on the snow too.Amazon | Smashwords | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads The prince first kissed Kate Carpenter for fear of missing the chance if they didn’t survive the journey home through the monster-prowled mountains.Now that kiss seems like a fever dream. It’s back to work for her, back to the fellow physicians jealous of her talents and the sneers of an infirmary director who wants her shipped off to some tiny village. Kate means to be on the front lines to save lives. She’s worked too hard to overcome her past to let them deny her the chance to serve her homeland when the enemy’s army reaches their kingdom.The grand jousting tournament is a chance to prove she can manage combat wounded, and at the royal Solstice banquet Kate means to prove she isn’t an ignorant peasant girl anymore.But the prince’s kiss still haunts her. Their paths keep crossing, and the easy familiarity they earned on the journey home is a welcome escape from their duties. It’s a small slip from chatting to kisses.This is no time to be distracted by romance — a vast and powerful empire is coming to slaughter anyone standing between them and the kingdom’s magical fount.Kate ought to break both their hearts, for duty’s sake.Amazon | Smashwords | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads

lBlankenshipL. Blankenship started writing animal stories as a kid and it’s just gotten completely out of hand since then. Now she’s out publishing her gritty fantasy and hard science fiction adventures. L. grew up in New Hampshire but currently lives near Washington, DC.

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Google+ | Goodreads

Click here to read an excerpt of L. Blankenship’s Disciple, Part 2. (This post will go live at midnight US Central Daylight Time, July 24, 2013.)

Advertisements

One thought on “L. Blankenship

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s