“Passion, it lies in all of us, sleeping... waiting... and though unwanted... unbidden...
it will stir... open its jaws and howl.” – Joss Whedon
Enter a world of dark, sexy, and timeless romance with Award-Winning Author, Claire Ashgrove. Building on a lifetime fascination with history and horses, she brings to life passionate journeys of the heart. With sexy heroes who will stop at nothing to obtain their desires, and bold heroines who dare to embrace the unconventional, Claire blends reality with fantasy to create the unforgettable.
Claire’s dark, paranormal series, The Curse of the Templars, marries the history of the Knights Templar with the chilling aspirations of the most unholy, Azazel. It’s a must-read for anyone who craves a taste of chivalry long-forgotten and believes in love’s ultimate power. Her contemporary romances span the spectrum of modern obstacles. From horses to holidays, readers will discover sizzling chemistry, realistic struggle, and above all, enduring love.
As the National Bestselling Author Tori St. Claire, her erotic romantic suspense novels are searingly sensual experiences that unite passion with true emotion, and the all-consuming tie that binds -- love.
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The Curse of the Templars, Companion Short I
After the brutal murder of his seraph, Iain Donnelly's salvation is eternally lost. Damned to become a dark knight of Azazel, he can no longer embrace his immortal purpose as a Templar Knight. When the archangels send him on Sabbatical to find his faith once more, his quest leads him straight into the forbidden arms of a Benedictine Sister, whom Azazel is threatening. But this woman arouses far more than his protective instincts. He wants her as he's wanted no other woman, and he's willing to provoke the archangels’ fury to keep her safe.
Catherine Grady has devoted herself to the fellowship of faith and forged a path of eternal dedication to a higher calling. But when a traffic accident forces her to accept Iain's aid, she discovers that her chosen path is not what her heart craves. Iain awakens a buried yearning to be needed and loved in a way her broken childhood denied her. As she struggles to reconcile her desires, she stumbles into the truth about her heritage, ancient secrets, and unholy danger. Iain's immortality is all that can protect her.
For Iain, it's an impossible choice. The archangels have decreed if he walks away from the Templar, they will reclaim his soul. Yet returning to the Order only guarantees his inevitable death…
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The Curse of the Templars, Book III
When archaeologist Chloe Broussard accepts the contract to lead a dig in Ornes, France, she has no idea she will uncover Veronica's Veil. When she does, she discovers a danger far greater than the demons that stalk her in the night. Azazel wants her, as well as the Veronica, and his chosen minion is her brother. Her hope lies with immortal Templar Knight, Lucan. Her life depends on oaths she knows nothing about.
For countless centuries, Lucan of Seacourt has lived with the knowledge that his brother killed their family. Now, as Azazel's darkness eats away at his soul, old betrayal stirs suspicion. He trusts no one. Not even the seraph who can heal his dying spirit.
With the fate of the Almighty hanging in the balance, Lucan must find faith in something more terrifying than the dark lord's creations. He must learn to believe his heart.
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