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 tenth excerpt from Mary Morgan’s book, A Highland Moon Enchantment. At the end of the post, you will see where to go on the following Monday to find out what happens next.
You first met this warrior in Dragon Knight’s Axe, Order of the Dragon Knights, Book 3
Irish warrior, Desmond O’Quinlan has never surrendered his heart to any woman. He has no wish to have his soul tortured by love. Yet, the moment he locks gazes with Ailsa, his fate is destined for an adventure he never fathomed. He may have battled alongside a Dragon Knight, but his greatest challenge will come from within his own heart.
Ailsa MacDuff, a warrior among her clan, has no desire to have a man chain her to a life of obedience. However, that is before she meets Desmond. The temptation to allow this warrior inside her heart is a risk she dares to take, but one that could lead to a future of emptiness and sorrow.
When betrayal looms from within, the battleground of love is no match for these two warriors. Can the power of a Highland full moon be strong enough to unite or destroy them?
Desmond gave a short whistle. Both of their horses trotted forward. “Did ye flee on foot?”
“Nae. Our horses are within the trees.” Ailsa gave a sharp clicking sound, and a stunning white mare sauntered forth, followed by another horse.
“She is a beauty, but why would ye travel with an animal that has the color of snow?”
The lass glanced sharply at him. “Elva was my mother’s horse. It was important she make the journey with us.”
Watching as she mounted the horse, Desmond feared to ask the next question. “And your mother?”
“Dead,” she replied flatly and took off through the trees.
Follow along next week on Judith’s blog https://judithmarshallauthor.com/blog/ and leave a comment for a chance to win a signed print copy of A Highland Moon Enchantment.