Medieval Monday with Ashley York!

It’s time for another Medieval Monday! Our theme is “Villains”.

I’m excited to share the sixth excerpt of this blog hop which is from Ashley York’s book, THE GENTLE KNIGHT. At the end of the post, you will see where to go on the following Monday to find out what happens next.


Her color deepened three shades but she said nothing. Peter took a deep, slow, deliberate breath. It was gain control or gut the man right here.

“Ivan.” He moved in close to the little man, a breath away from spitting in his ugly face. “If you ever touch Lady Brighit in my presence again, make no mistake, I will see every last bit of your blood spilled beneath your feet.”

Ivan released Brighit’s hand, took two steps away from her and appeared to be actually shrinking in size.


Brighit MacNaughton is an obedient daughter following her father’s death bed decree that she take her vows and become the virginal bride of Christ. The hired men seeing her to the Priory at Tanshelf are more interested in the building resentment against the English king than her safety. But when the handsome Norman knight offers his protection against the lecherous mercenaries, he sparks her passion with his gentle touch and smoldering looks of desire, reminding her of dreams best forgotten. Can one night with him quench the intense need in her or will it cause the fire to burn out of control?

Peter of Normandy is a trusted knight of King William, sent north to subdue the unrest and rumblings of revolt at York. Giving aid to an Irish princess more noble than many knights, he is quickly overcome with the need to possess her. With a body meant for a man’s pleasure and an unrelenting stubbornness to follow her father’s wishes, he struggles against giving her what she wants if it can only be for one night. Will one night of passion prove to be enough or will it unleash an insatiable need that makes him never want to let her go?

Buy Link: Amazon

Follow along for excerpt #7 at Bambi Lynn’s blog