It’s time for another Medieval Monday blog hop! Our theme is, “Hero and heroine first encounter”. Each author has selected an excerpt from one of their books to share with you over the next few months.
I’m excited to share the first excerpt from book, To Support A King. At the end of the post, you will see where to go on the following Monday to find out what happens next.
Plagued by atrocities he committed against innocent victims while pursuing his father’s killers, Laird Mangus MacAndrew pledged to defend and provide for his clan. But his leadership is tested when two of his ships are attacked and his crews massacred. Desperate to fulfill his obligation to protect the clan, Mangus agrees to help reinstate The Turnberry Bond. His mission—garner support for the Bruce and avenge the deaths of his men.
The MacAndrew clan provides Catriona Butler something her Irish home could not, a safe haven. But when she receives a missive her brother is imprisoned and will be executed unless acceptable éraic can be obtained, she must return to her homeland. Mangus agrees to take Catriona to Ireland and vows she will not become a distraction, but he longs to be near her. Catriona witnesses Mangus’s fierce anger and grows distrustful. After a life of suffering her father’s vicious temper, she is skeptical of anyone with a penchant for violence. She attempts to keep her distance, but her traitorous heart pulls her in Mangus’s direction.
With the fate of the kingdom on his shoulders, will Mangus reunite the men of The Turnberry Bond? Can he pursue vengeance against his enemies without taking more innocent lives? And can Catriona free her brother and grow to trust Mangus, staying true to her heart?
Week One – Excerpt
A cold breeze encircled Catriona and chill bumps rose on her skin. Rubbing her arms, she noticed the darkening sky. Gray billowing clouds heralded dusk. She’d lost track of time. Danger lurked in the remote wilds of Scotland, and she had a long walk back to the shelter of the castle. She folded the missive, tucked it into her pouch at her waist, and then slid from the boulder.
Follow along next week on Bambi Lynn’s blog at http://www.bambilynn.net/, , and leave a comment for a chance to win an ebook of To Support A King.