For the past couple weeks I’ve been hosting guest authors as they present love letters based on the characters in their books. This fun theme is to celebrate the release of my YA romance novella Passing Notes, which is about a boy learning how to write a love letter. Today’s guest is Aubrey Wynne who has a story in Love Least Expected, an anthology of romance stories. Sounds perfect for Valentine's Day! If you enjoy this love letter, scroll back and read some of the other author contributions, and please leave a comment.
When love drops in unexpected, the strangest things can happen. Nine short stories from sweet to sultry, full of romance, magic and love from award winning and USA Today recommended authors.
Aubrey’s story is: “Rolf’s Quest” (Historical Romance)
Time is running out for the royal wizard of Henry II. Rolf’s quest: find genuine love and lift the enchantment that has imprisoned his ancestor, Merlin, for centuries. Now he must win Melissa’s heart without the use of magic. She desires him, but will she defy her family and refuse her betrothed? Or will Rolf be doomed to a life of bitterness like his ancestors before him.
My dearest Melissa,
I have a confession to make and pray to my gods that you will believe me. Our first meeting was never accidental. Fate pulled you to that hilltop. I had waited for you since the day Merlin took over my training at the age of ten. You have haunted my dreams and filled my heart with hope. I knew the curve of your cheek, the softness of your lips and the kindness in your soul before I ever laid eyes on you.
My quest is essential to end the curse upon my family line. The urgency to break the spell, holding my ancestor Merlin in a tree, has ruled the first born of each generation since the time of Arthur. I have been driven to find and claim you, make you fall in love with me without the use of my magic.
And then you appeared before me and time stopped. The cold casing around my heart cracked a little more with every shared glance.
I realized with each conversation, each touch of your hand that the quest no longer took precedence. If I did not make you mine, my future would be empty. I now see how barren my life has been and cannot live with such a void again.
I willingly give up all my power, all my possessions of any worth, to hold you in my arms and call you my wife. Please, my love, wait for me. Have faith in our destiny. I will come for you.
Your devoted wizard,
Baron Rolf Arbrec
D. G. Driver
Author of Young Adult books Cry of the Sea and Passing Notes.