Medieval Monday with Barbara Bettis!

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

I’m excited to share the eighth excerpt of this blog hop which is from Barbara Bettis’s book, THE LADY OF THE FOREST. At the end of the excerpt, you will see where to go on the following Monday to find out what happens next.


Shock or belated courage brought the priest’s gaze up. “You threaten a man of God?”

Mortimer prowled toward him. “No one will stop me from getting what I’m due. I earned it. That bastard de Mohet thought he deserved this prize because he was a baron’s son. Swaggering dung cock, boasting and waving the damned thing in my face. Didn’t live to see it, did he? Wasn’t so worthy in the end, was he? Damn his arrogance. Died like any fool.”

“Sir Mortimer, surely you did not—”

But Mortimer had talked himself into a frenzy. At the priest’s words, he lunged, drove the tip of the sword into the man’s side, then jerked it free.

For what happens next, visit Bambi Lynn’s Blog next week!


He must pursue his enemy; she must protect her people. Can their love survive the duties that drive them apart?

When her elderly husband dies, Lady Katherine fakes her own death and disappears into the forest with others escaping the brutish new lord. Determined to protect her people, she knocks the wrong man senseless. But Lord Henry isn’t an enemy, he’s the brother of her childhood friend. Although his tender confidence tempts her, she’s bound by duty.

Henry of Chauvere has found the one lady he wants for his own, never mind she’s tied him hand and foot. When he learns the king has ordered her to wed Stonehill’s ruthless new master, he insists Kate seek haven with his sister. But she won’t desert her friends. Henry vows to solve her problem, provided he catches a traitor before the threat from Kate’s past catches her.

When a daring rescue compels Henry and Kate to join forces, their attraction grows into love. If only duty didn’t drive them apart.

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