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Guest Post & Giveaway: Immortal Surrender by Claire Ashgrove

UFI welcomes Claire Ashgrove Author of The Curse of the Templars series. Thanks for Joining us!!

Top Ten Things A Templar Knight Holds Dear
As Composed by Farran de Clare, Knight Templar

10.  Faith – ‘Tis the only thing that keeps many going.  Faith in the design we serve, faith in the promised salvation.  And faith that when Gabriel intervenes the ensuing chaos shall be of extreme merit.

9.  Honor – Our lives our vows and sacred promises.  Dishonor those within, dishonor ourselves, dishonor those we love, and you shall know the swiftness of our swords.

8.  Armor – Chain is not so much protection for the body; naught but the seraphs can stop the destruction of our souls.  A knight’s armor is a thing of pride, and one of the few such objects we are allowed to be prideful of.

7. Sustenance – No knight can fight any battle, be that of blade or heart on empty bellies.  Lack of sustenance also contributes to the general demeanor of men.  Hungry bellies lead to belligerence.  Saints toes, ‘twas a true blessing when Anne confiscated the temple menus

6.  Down Pillows – I have never known such exquisiteness as these modern pillows of down.  ‘Tis indeed shameful.  An object designed to make a knight lazy.  Mayhap ‘tis why they are only given with seraphs.

5.  Lint Brush – Mayhap all do not suffer the need as I, but it has become a most valuable possession with the addition of Noelle’s Scat-cat.

4.  Loyalty – True loyalty is not oft come by.  For a knight, ‘tis detrimental.  Once found, cherish it.

3.  Jacuzzi – Shh, do not repeat this to the unoathed knights.  But the tub for two will sate even the most ravenous of appetites.

2.  The Sword – ‘Tis naught more valuable nor necessary than the sword.  Without it, we are helpless.  ‘Tis our defense, our strength, our very life.

1.  A Woman’s Heart – ‘Tis not oft I confess knights possess weakness.  But ‘tis true, though many shall not ever admit such.  I was one as well.  A woman’s heart, when given freely, strikes within a man the desire to be greater than himself, and it can heal the deepest of scars.


Award-Winning Author Claire Ashgrove has been writing since her early teens and maintained the hobby for twenty years before deciding to leap into the professional world. Her first contemporary novel, Seduction's Stakes, sold to The Wild Rose Press in 2008, where she continues to write steamy, sexy stories for the Champagne and Black Rose lines. Adding to these critically acclaimed romances, Claire’s paranormal romance series, The Curse of the Templars debuted with Tor in January 2012. For those who prefer the more erotic side of romance, she also writes for Berkley Heat as the National Bestselling Author Tori St. Claire. 

She is an active member of Romance Writers of America, and her local RWA chapters, Heartland Romance Authors, Midwest Romance Writers, and North Texas Romance Writers of America

Claire lives in Missouri with her two sons and too-many horses, cats, and dogs. In her “free” time, she enjoys cooking, winning at Rummy, studying Ancient Civilizations, and spending quiet moments with her family, including the critters. 

To learn more about Claire, visit her on the web at, or  You can also connect with her via Facebook, and Twitter.

Immortal Surrender
The Curse of the Templars #2
Farran de Clare, loyal member of the cursed Knights Templar, wants nothing to do with predestined mates. Even the Almighty won’t turn him into a fool again—he’d rather sacrifice his soul. Yet in the scientist Noelle Keane, a devout atheist, Farran meets the seraph designed for him.

Ordered by the archangel Gabriel to protect Noelle, the possessor of a sacred relic that could give Azazel incredible power, Farran swears to do his duty—but in name only. Fighting an attraction that grows with each day, he’s determined that he’ll never pledge himself to her.

As they war over her future, their mutual passion ignites a conflict far more damning. But before Noelle will agree to eternity with him, she demands the ultimate sacrifice – his heart.
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