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Medieval Monday with Ashley York!

It’s time for another Medieval Monday blog hop! Our theme is, “First Encounter for the Hero and Heroine”.

I’m excited to share the eleventh excerpt which is from Ashley York’s book, Curse of the Healer, Book one in The Derbfine Series.  At the end of the post, you will see where to go on the following Monday to find out what happens next.

Website: https://www.ashleyyorkauthor.com/blog

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Excerpt:

The many possibilities of what he might be thinking flitted through her mind like little mice avoiding a hungry hawk. Outrage. Indignation. Superiority.

“I forego the fine I have every right to demand for yer action. Instead, I demand a kiss.”

He delivered the words as a man in authority. And he did not look away.

Check out what happens next on Sherry Ewing’s blog here: https://sherryewing.com/blog/

Blurb:

After the death of Brian Boru in 1014, a legend arose of a healer so great she could raise a man from the dead, with a power so strong it could make any warrior the next high king of Éire…and to steal it away from her, he need only possess her. 

Fated to be a healer…

Aednat has spent her entire life training to be the great healer, knowing she must remain alone. When she meets Diarmuid, the intense attraction she feels toward him shakes her resolve to believe in such a legend. If she gives in to the passion he ignites in her, can she settle for being less?

Destined to be his…

Diarmuid of Clonascra is renowned for his bravery in battle. Only one thing daunts him: the prospect of taking a wife. The safest course would be to keep his distance from Aednat, the bold, headstrong healer who’s far too tempting for his peace of mind. But his overking orders him to protect her from a group of craven warriors intent on kidnapping her to steal her power.

What starts as duty for Diarmuid quickly transforms into something more. Aednat’s power might be at risk, but so is his closed-off heart.

BUY LINKS: Amazon

Medieval Monday with Jenna Jaxon!

It’s time for another Medieval Monday blog hop! Our theme is, “First Encounter for the Hero and Heroine”.

I’m excited to share the tenth excerpt which is from Jenna Jaxon’s book, Betrothal.  At the end of the post, you will see where to go on the following Monday to find out what happens next.

Website: http://www.jennajaxon.wordpress.com

Excerpt:

Sir Geoffrey raised a dark eyebrow while those around the banquet hall laughed. Heart pounding at her audacity, Alyse watched helplessly as he reached over and lifted her hand. “Such repentance could never be suffered too slowly, my lady, if ’twere your gentle hand that held mine through it.”

Laughter and applause washed over Alyse, who was struck absolutely dumb at the touch of his lips to her skin. Her heart pounded, and a strange roaring sounded in her ears; she wondered vaguely if she were about to faint.

Next Monday, Jenna is on Nicole Locke’s blog where she’ll share next week’s excerpt! http://nicolelocke.com

BLURB:

The heart can choose, but can it also change?

Lady Alyse de Courcy has fallen in love with Lord Braeton, a nobleman in King Edward III’s court and a man to whom she has barely spoken. Fate, however, has decreed her betrothal to his best friend, Sir Geoffrey Longford—a handsome and imposing knight, yet hardly the man she wants to wed.

When Sir Geoffrey is bound in betrothal by his father, he could not have expected the beautiful stranger to win his heart the moment they meet. But Alyse’s infatuation with his friend casts doubt on whether she can ever return his regard and their wedding day is fast approaching…  Will he have time enough to win her love?

LINKS:

AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CF6UZFW

B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/betrothal-jenna-jaxon/1115182506?ean=2940044481251

SMASHWORDS: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/307838

Medieval Monday with Laurel O’Donnell!

It’s time for another Medieval Monday blog hop! Our theme is, “First Encounter for the Hero and Heroine”.

I’m excited to share the ninth excerpt which is from Laurel O’Donnell’s book, The Angel and the Prince At the end of the post, you will see where to go on the following Monday to find out what happens next.

Website: http://www.laurel-odonnell.com/
Excerpt:

Ryen, seeing the confusion in his eyes despite his brave words, grinned.  She lifted her powdered fingers and ran them seductively over his lips before he could turn his face away.  She stepped back as he jerked his head from side to side, spitting out the powder.

Suddenly, his teeth started chattering.  Then his entire body twitched!  Ryen knew spears of ice, thin and sharp, were speeding through his blood, solidifying, threatening to burst his veins.  He struggled to speak, the powder speckling his lips like pixie dust.  “I…I…”  He stopped as another onslaught of chills racked his body.  “I…will…”

Follow along next week at Judith Sterling’s website – https://judithmarshallauthor.com/blog/

Don’t forget to leave a comment for your chance to win a signed copy of The Angel and the Prince!

 

Blurb:

In this exciting medieval romance, the French lady knight known as the Angel of Death wages a battle of wills and desires against her dreaded enemy — the English warrior known as the Prince of Darkness.

Ryen De Bouriez is a French warrior, dedicated to protecting her country against the hated English. In place of glittering ball gowns, she wears shining armor. Instead of practicing the gentler arts, she wields a sword. Those who whisper her name in fear and awe call her the Angel of Death.

Bryce Princeton is the Prince of Darkness, an English knight sent by his king to find and destroy their most hated adversary — the Angel of Death. Little does he know that his enemy is no man at all, but a beautiful woman who will challenge his heart and honor at every turn.

Forced to choose between love and honor, the Angel and the Prince wage a battle of wills that challenges everything they have ever believed in.

Buy Link for The Angel and the Prince by Laurel O’Donnell – Amazon

Medieval Monday with Ceci Giltenan!

It’s time for another Medieval Monday blog hop! Our theme is, “First Encounter for the Hero and Heroine”.

I’m excited to share the seventh excerpt which is from Ceci Giltenan‘s book, Highland Redemption, Book 1 in the Duncurra Legacy series At the end of the post, you will see where to go on the following Monday to find out what happens next.

Website: https://cecigiltenan.com/

Excerpt:

“Do ye not have cousins?” Tomas knew full well she did—but she might not know that.

“I have cousins in my mother’s family. We visited them some when she was alive, but not since then.”

“And yer father?”

“He had an older brother who died.”

“What about his children?”

“My uncle didn’t have any children. At least, I don’t think he did. None that lived anyway. If he’d had children, my papa wouldn’t have become laird.”

Tomas scowled. By all the angels, Ruthven never told her about Katherine.

“Is something wrong?”

Follow along next week on Judith Sterling Marshall’s website: https://judithmarshallauthor.com/blog/.

Remember to leave a comment for a chance to win an e-copy of Highland Redemption or another e-book of your choice by Ceci Giltenan.

Blurb:

Tomas’s life changed forever when at the age of seven he was adopted by Laird and Lady Maclan ending the abuse he’d suffered at Ambrose Ruthven’s hand. He’d never looked back and never intended to

But fate had other plans…

Now, nineteen years later, he runs headlong into his past. The Ruthvens are in trouble and Tomas is in a position to help them. But can he set aside his hatred for Laird Ruthven for the good of the clan into which he was born?

Fate always adds a twist…

Laird Ruthven’s daughter is not what Tomas expected. Vida Ruthven is sweet, smart, and utterly irresistible.

Now, Tomas must choose between being the savior or taking the ultimate revenge.

Buy Link: https://www.amazon.com/Highland-Redemption-Duncurra-Legacy-Novel-ebook/dp/B071NL216N

Medieval Monday with Nicole Locke!

It’s time for another Medieval Monday blog hop! Our theme is, “First Encounter for the Hero and Heroine”.

I’m excited to share the seventh excerpt which is from Nicole Locke’s book, Her Christmas Knight At the end of the post, you will see where to go on the following Monday to find out what happens next.

Website: http://nicolelocke.com
Excerpt:

Another feeling assaulted her, more powerful than the embarrassment of being held too closely. It was even more deeply pitted in her stomach than her sudden inexplicable wanting.

She felt fear.

She blinked her eyes to focus and was caught by the bluest eyes she’d ever seen. No, not the bluest eyes she’d ever seen, because she’d seen these eyes before. Years ago. The fear went down her back all the way to her heels before it raced hot and fast to the top of her head.

She blinked again. No, these eyes were not the same—even though they were the crystal blue of a summer sky, so bright and too piercing to be real. These eyes had had that light taken from them. They were as clear and stunning a colour as to be almost impossible, but these eyes held something else—some darkness—as if an unseen storm was about to break.

Next Monday, I’m at Judith Sterling’s blog. https://judithmarshallauthor.com/blog/

Blurb:

A knight to protect her—this Yuletide 

By order of the English king, Alice of Swaffham searches London nobility for the traitor dealing information to the Scots. Little does she know that the mysterious spy she seeks is the man she once loved and thought she’d lost forever…

If Hugh of Shoebury felt unworthy of Alice before, as the Half-Thistle spy he can never claim her heart. Now he must fight to keep not only his dark secrets—and Alice—safe from a vengeful king…but also his burning longing for her at bay!

Amazon: myBook.to/Lovers-n-Legends6

Harlequin: https://www.harlequin.com/shop/authors/24841_nicole-locke.html

Medieval Monday with Elisabeth Hobbes!

It’s time for another Medieval Monday blog hop! Our theme is, “First Encounter for the Hero and Heroine”.

I’m excited to share the sixth excerpt which is from Elisabeth Hobbes’ book, Redeeming the Rogue Knight .  At the end of the post, you will see where to go on the following Monday to find out what happens next.

Website: http://www.ElisabethHobbes.co.uk
Excerpt:

The kiss took Lucy by surprise, the rough beard scratching at her cheek and lips teasingly, sending shivers through her. His mouth enclosed hers, his lips firm and his tongue seeking hers with a fierceness that left her weak. Her mind emptied as desire lurched in her belly and without intending to she was kissing him back. If he could kiss like this when close to death, what would his touch be like when at full strength?

She came to her senses almost immediately and jerked her head away. His mouth followed, greedily seeking her out again, and his good hand slid from her neck down her body, fumbling at her breast.

A kiss she could tolerate, but the groping was too much. Outrage surged inside Lucy and now she had her wits about her. He was not the first of her customers who had tried to force attentions on her and was likely not to be the last. Injured or not made no difference. She twisted her leg until it was between his and brought her knee sharply upwards.

See what happens next on Monday, September 18th at Nicole Locke’s blog: http://nicolelocke.com

Blurb:

The spy who sought refuge…

When injured spy Sir Roger Danby comes asking for shelter at her inn, Lucy Carew is wary. He may be strikingly handsome, but the disgraced single mother has learnt the hard way with men like him. Against her better judgement, she gives him refuge.

Sir Roger has never been at the mercy of a woman before, and he’s never met one as mysterious and bewitching as Lucy. He hasn’t come looking for redemption, but Lucy is a woman who could reach in and touch his closely guarded heart…

Buy link – ViewBook.at/RogueKnight

Medieval Monday with Sherry Ewing!

It’s time for another Medieval Monday blog hop! Our theme is, “First Encounter for the Hero and Heroine”.

I’m excited to share the fifth excerpt which is from Sherry Ewing’s book, For All of Ever: A Quest Through Time Novel (Book One).  At the end of the post, you will see where to go on the following Monday to find out what happens next.

Website: https://sherryewing.com/blog/
Excerpt:

“I can’t believe it’s you,” she exclaimed in a hushed, excited tone, more to herself, he thought, than for his ears. “But, you’re dressed differently.”

Riorden’s brow drew together in confusion. Looking down at his attire, he saw nothing out of the ordinary of how he had garbed himself for the past ten years. They were Dristan’s colors, true, but he saw no harm in wearing the garments ’til ordered otherwise by his king. His eyes widened in further disbelief. Although he had seen her mouth moving, her words were not spoken out loud. They came, instead, into his head. He scowled in frustration, thinking he appeared an imbecile. He understood nary of what was going on, but he cared naught for it at all!

Find out what happens next week on Judith Sterling’s blog:  https://judithmarshallauthor.com/blog/

Blurb:

Sometimes to find your future, you must look to the past…

Katherine Wakefield has dreamed and written of her knight in shining armor all her life. Never finding a man to measure up to the one of her imagination, she and her three closest friends take a dream vacation to England. Yet, strange things begin happening while visiting Bamburgh Castle, but how could they have known they’d find themselves thrown back more than eight hundred years into the past?

Riorden de Deveraux travels to Bamburgh answering the summons of King Henry II knowing his past life is about to catch up with him. But nothing prepares him for the beautiful vision of a strangely clad ghost who first appears in his chamber, let alone the fact he begins having a conversation with her.

Centuries are keeping them apart until Time gives them a chance at finding love. But there are obstacles threatening the fragile bit of hope that Riorden and Katherine can remain together. Will the past of one consume what their future may hold, or will Time take the decision from them and hurtle Katherine forward to where she truly belongs?

Buy Links:

Read For All of Ever: The Knights of Berwyck, A Quest Through Time Novel (Book One) for #FREE in Kindle Unlimited.

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1zoF0pl

Amazon AU: http://bit.ly/1Iis7D5

Amazon CA: http://amzn.to/18UOvm8

Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1xB3jLv

Medieval Monday with Judith Sterling!

It’s time for another Medieval Monday blog hop! Our theme is, “First Encounter for the Hero and Heroine”.

I’m excited to share the fourth excerpt which is from Judith Sterling’s book, Soul of the Wolf (The Novels of Ravenwood, Book Two).  At the end of the post, you will see where to go on the following Monday to find out what happens next.

Website: https://judithmarshallauthor.com/blog/
Excerpt:

Wulfstan heeded the raven’s warning and found himself staring into the deep brown eyes of a beautiful stranger.  Fiery red hair framed the woman’s high cheekbones, pointed nose, and full, pink lips.  Her russet gown was the perfect complement to her cream-like complexion and lustrous hair.  She seemed the embodiment of earth and fire.  And passion.

Who was she?  In all his visits to Ravenwood, he’d never seen…

The truth dawned.  No.  Impossible.  Not this gorgeous creature, this born seductress.

Her elegant clothes and proud bearing spoke for themselves, but he would hear her answer.

See what happens next week here: https://www.ashleyyorkauthor.com/blog

Soul of the Wolf – Blurb

A Norman loyalist, Lady Jocelyn bristles when ordered to marry Wulfstan, a Saxon sorcerer. She nurses a painful secret and would rather bathe in a cesspit than be pawed by such a man…until her lifelong dream of motherhood rears its head.

A man of magic and mystery, Wulfstan has no time for wedded bliss. He fears that consummating their marriage will bind their souls and wrench his focus from the ancient riddle his dying mother begged him to solve. He’s a lone wolf, salving old wounds with endless work. But Jocelyn stirs him as no woman ever has.

Their attraction is undeniable. Their fates are intertwined. Together, they must face their demons and bring light to a troubled land.

Buy Links

Buy at The Wild Rose Press

Buy at Amazon

Buy at Barnes and Noble

Medieval Monday with Bambi Lynn!

It’s time for another Medieval Monday blog hop! Our theme is, “First Encounter for the Hero and Heroine”.

I’m excited to share the third excerpt which is from Bambi Lynn’s book, The Viking: Bron.  At the end of the post, you will see where to go on the following Monday to find out what happens next.

Website: http://www.bambilynnblog.wordpress.com
Excerpt:

By the time the knock came on the door, he had made up his mind. He would send her right back. Wulf should never have opened his door to her in the first place, now he would have to live with his mistake.

Bron yanked the door open, prepared to send her right back. But one look at the waif on his stoop sent a spear straight through his heart.

 

Follow along next week at Sherry Ewing’s blog. Be sure to comment for a chance to win an e-copy of Bron.

Blurb

After escaping the brutal tyrant who holds her under his boot, Leda’s newfound hope is shattered to discover her safe-haven to be nothing more than a den of brutal Norsemen, intent on conquering all of Francia and claiming its riches for their own. When she is offered as a bed slave to the fiercest Viking of them all, she despairs to realize freedom comes at a price.

Brondulf Adilson has struck terror into his enemies for as long as he can remember, to include the women who share his bed. Shunned for his frightful appearance, he doesn’t expect compliance from his new thrall and is resigned to forcing her to his will.

But the beauty he finds himself saddle with turns out to be anything but meek and compliant.

Buy Link: Amazon

Medieval Monday with Ruth A. Cassie!

It’s time for another Medieval Monday blog hop! Our theme is, “First Encounter for the Hero and Heroine”.

I’m excited to share the second excerpt which is from Ruth Cassie’s book, The Guardian’s Witch, Book one in The Stelton Legacy.  At the end of the post, you will see where to go on the following Monday to find out what happens next.

Website: https://www.RuthACasie.blogspot.com
Excerpt:

Barely able to stay awake, Alex glimpsed Bryce turn a curious eye to him. Bryce shook his head and gave Ann his attention. “He’ll not be happy having her minister to him.”

“Lord Mitchell, she may be his last hope.”

Alex caught the worry in her voice. He gritted his teeth and remained motionless. He could feel it building. He braced for another wave of pain that would sweep over him.

 

Read the next excerpt on Monday at Sherry Ewing’s blog!

 

England, 1290

Lord Alex Stelton can’t resist a challenge, especially one with a prize like this: protect a castle on the Scottish border for a year, and it’s his. Desperate for land of his own, he’ll do anything to win the estate—even enter a proxy marriage to Lady Lisbeth Reynolds, the rumored witch who lives there.

Feared and scorned for her second sight, Lisbeth swore she’d never marry, but she is drawn to the handsome, confident Alex. She sees great love with him but fears what he would think of her gift and her visions of a traitor in their midst.

Despite his own vow never to fall in love, Alex can’t get the alluring Lisbeth out of his mind and is driven to protect her when attacks begin on the border. But as her visions of danger intensify, Lisbeth knows it is she who must protect him. Realizing they’ll secure their future only by facing the threat together, she must choose between keeping her magic a secret and losing the man she loves.

Buy Links:

Amazon: http://amzn.to/ZgvmDw

BN: http://bit.ly/ZQkCuY

iBook:  http://bit.ly/TGWiBook

KOBO: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-guardian-s-witch