A little old lady sitting on the front porch of her cottage in the woods tells the story of growing up poor and destitute as a lowly peasant girl in Medieval England. As a young girl she was once beautiful and voluptuous, using her brains and often her lovely body to make life a bit more tolerable and occasionally quite fulfilling in the process. Nevertheless she sees her peasant existence as a dead end life that she wants nothing to do with. In her late teens though, she learns how to be a seamstress, and when the village is visited by Princess Morgana who is searching the countryside for female attendants to serve her at her brother King Arthur's new castle Camelot, the young woman is the only girl from her village chosen.
Life in the castle is not quite what she expects though, and when she sees that her hopes and dreams of snaring a handsome young squire or minor knight to become her lover is likely never to become a reality, she gets involved in a rather sordid but discrete relationship with the Captain of the Guard. This clandestine affair leads indirectly to her undoing and she finds herself accused by the people of Camelot of being a witch. Horrified at the fate which might befall her next, she is saved (essentially) by the wisdom and cleverness of none other than Merlin the Magician. Sent to the castle's terrifying dungeon instead of being handed over to the evil Monks from the Inquisition, she then must find a way to survive and escape - even if the chances of doing so are all but hopeless. For she is now at the mercy of the very terrifying creature who lives in the hellish depths of Camelot's secret underworld that exists in the caverns and caves below the castle.
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About the Author
Purple Hazel is... King and Caroline Medlin from Denver, Colorado. Purple is Caroline's favorite color. Hazel is the color of her eyes. We fell in love and King started writing short stories to Caroline while we were dating. Eventually the stories got better and better, so we started writing full length novels. Starting with Star Kitten in the fall of 2015, we have written five books that will be launched over the next year or so including Wild Fields (launched November 21, 2015), Morgana's Handmaid (Valentine's Day 2016), Spanish Posse (spring 2016), and Free Company (summer 2016). These are all historical romances using fictional characters in real-life situations amidst the backdrop of actual events that shaped world history. People and places may very well color our notion of history and the moral principles that people follow or ignore; yet we feel only true love truly endures all things. It's all that really matters in the grand scheme of things. Therefore LOVE is all that we write about. Love, true devotion, and the desire to find a companion to accompany us through life's many trials, tribulation, and best of all those moments of profound joy that give life real meaning; that's what it's all about.