M/M historical romance set in a turbulent, medieval England and Spain, The Spanish Captain is a story of betrayal, desire and obsession.
A medieval gay romance, Captain Amadis Sanchez Diaz, a ruthless and successful mercenary soldier, has too many secrets in his past to attain any semblance of happiness. Handsome, passionate and mercurial, here is a man torn by old hurts and deep, personal conflicts.
Yet Amadis finds himself thrown into a greater turmoil than he could ever imagine when he meets the beautiful, unworldly William Perslane. Whilst William believes that having a religious vocation will help keep him pure, he is a young man with his own repressed passions and conflicts to deal with.
When William finds himself reduced to a bargaining pawn of the dangerously alluring Spanish Captain, he discovers that defeating his own desires will take all of his strength and willpower. And being difficult to resist, Amadis Sanchez Diaz is not used to being denied anything he desires. William’s resistance causes a torrent of emotions within Amadis, veering from hatred to lust to more complex feelings.
As William and Amadis recognise the intense attraction between them, despite their vast differences and cultures, could happiness be possible for two men who understand rejection and betrayal better than most. The past looms large, a spectre threatening both Amadis’ and William’s futures, bringing with it agonising revelations that could destroy both men. Can love overcome not only the perils of persecution, but the danger of a love scorned…a love borne of jealousy wicked enough to threaten to separate Amadis and William forever.
The Spanish Captain is a historical medieval romance set against the backdrop of the England of the Plantagenets, and the Spain of the deadly, dangerous Inquisition. The rumbustuous sprawl of medieval cities, along with the sinister underworld of medieval sin plying its dark trade, serve as the rich tapestry for this story of obsessive love.
Approx. 90k words.
Historical romance male/male.
There are some scenes of a sexual nature, as well as splendid leather thigh boots, gallons of red wine, and a ridiculously wicked but gorgeous Spaniard causing havoc of the heart.