This book was actually my second sale to Harlequin, although it was published third. At the time, Harlequin Historicals were launching a line of “big books”, which were historical romances that had broader scope and were more like single title historical romances. This cover illustration was again done by Judy York, and the male model is one of three brothers who were very popular around that time. Notice that there’s a unicorn rampant in the background of each of the covers in this trilogy.
For generations, legend had stalked the battlements of the fortress Montsalvat. And now Alienor de Perpignan found herself promised in marriage to the man at the heart of the oft-whispered tales: Dagobert, Count de Pereille. A near-mythic being rumored to be a beast by day – and more than a man by night.
That Alienor was his true-destined bride, Dagobert de Pereille had no doubt. Indeed, with her exotic beauty and blade-bright spirit, she could be none other. But could he who bore the mark – and the curse – of ancient kings ever trust her enough to open his heart?
Book #1 in the Unicorn Trilogy
“Another delicious Delacroix delight!”—Affaire de Coeur
Best Foreign Historical Romance
Affaire de Coeur