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Medieval Monday with Cathy MacRae!

It’s time for another Medieval Monday blog hop! Our theme is, “Author’s Choice”. 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 13th excerpt which is from Cathy & DD MacRae’s book, The Highlander’s Crusader Bride. At the end of the post, you will see where to go on the following Monday to find out what happens next.

Excerpt:

A noise akin to thunder rumbled through the heavy door as fists pounded the boards, demanding entrance.

“The guests have noticed our absence,” he said. “’Twill be some time before they admit their disappointment and return to their drinking.” He glanced at the door, reminding himself Arbela had latched it. “What is yer wish, Arbela? How would ye prefer to spend our first night together?”

Join me next week on my blog https://www.cathymacraeauthor.com/ for the next excerpt from The Highlander’s Crusader Bride!

Blurb:

Born in the Holy Land only a few years after the Third Crusade, half-Armenian, half-Scot Arbela MacLean is a true daughter of the desert, beautiful and untamed. Trained to be a warrior to avoid her gentle mother’s fate, Arbela has honed her skills with Turkish bow and arrow, sword and throwing darts—and dreads the day her father choses a man for her to marry.

After more than thirty years in the Holy Land, Donal MacLean, Baron of Batroun, is recalled to Scotland, the last son available to take up leadership of clan MacLean. He brings with him knights, treasure, trade—and a daughter of marriageable age.
Caelen MacKern, known as the Bull of the Highlands, is cynical about women. His first marriage formed an alliance, and he did not grieve when his spoiled, immature bride passed away. He has agreed to marry again—against his better judgement—for the men, means and coin to recover from a devastating pestilence that all but wiped out his clan.

Though more than a little resentful at finding himself forced to remarry, Caelen’s proposal to Donal MacLean’s headstrong daughter nevertheless piques her interest. Each will receive what they want most from life—the ability to live as they please without interference from a meddling spouse. But their marriage of indifference will soon change to one of passion that neither Arbela nor Caelen could have predicted.

Buy Link: https://www.amzn.com/dp/B0762TL89Z

Medieval Monday with Barbara Bettis!

It’s time for another Medieval Monday blog hop! Our theme is, “Author’s Choice”. 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 12th excerpt which is from Barbara Bettisbook, The Lady of the Forest.

At the end of the post, you will see where to go on the following Monday to find out what happens next.

Excerpt:

(Fire was chancy.) No other method for distraction presented such an opportunity, however. Fire would claim the attention of every person at Stonehill, including the villagers. Even the guards would rally to fight the flames. Leaving all prisoners unattended.

The recent rains might have dampened the wood, but perhaps most remained dry enough to burn, at least enough to seem a threat. She counted on it.

Plenty of smoke to attract attention but slow-moving flames that could be extinguished before they spread to the castle or to the whole forest.

She’d start the fire herself and not endanger anyone else. Once the blaze caught, she’d slip through the gate to free Oscar and Henry. A tiny sigh escaped as she pressed her forehead against the door frame. The whole plan reeked of hastiness. Yet time and circumstance demanded quick action. She had no choice.

Follow along next week at https://www.ashleyyorkauthor.com/blog. Be sure to leave a comment for a chance at an ebook of your choice.

BLURB:

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.

Buy Links: AMAZON  TWRP

Medieval Monday with Ashley York!

It’s time for another Medieval Monday blog hop! Our theme is, “Author’s Choice”. 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 eleventh excerpt which is from Ashley York‘s book, Eyes of the Seer.

At the end of the post, you will see where to go on the following Monday to find out what happens next.

Excerpt:

Watching as Marcán’s eyes traveled the length of the new slave, assessing her, had made Astrid feel like she was being doused with cold water. The man was considering taking the slave to his bed! He wanted her. She was a pretty thing, obviously intrigued by Marcán—what woman wouldn’t be?—and as far as Astrid could tell, she’d given every indication she was more than willing.

A sick feeling had unfurled inside Astrid. Certainly Marcán had taken plenty of women to his bed, or mayhap he went to theirs as Diarmuid had. Astrid was not ignorant, but she had never actually thought of Marcán in that way—until now. She struggled to contain the emotions that threatened to overwhelm her.

Blurb:

In ancient Ireland, men and women take to the legends for answers. Different-colored eyes are the mark of a Seer, it is said, and those who can see the future are in league with the devil. They cannot be suffered to live.

He wishes to prove himself…

Marcán of Clonascara bears the bloodline of Brian Boru, the legendary high king, and his prowess as a warrior has earned him great respect. But he was born with different-colored eyes, and there are some who would have him suffer a Seer’s fate. His fiercest adversary is Beibhinn, mother to Diarmuid, his close friend and king, and Astrid, the woman who holds his heart. If Astrid ever showed him any interest, he would fight Beibhinn and any army to wed her.

She is desperate to escape…
Astrid is sick of her mother’s belittling, but her brother is in no hurry to see her married, so she decides to see to her own match-making. The man she approaches quickly reveals his lack of honor, but her overbearing mother pushes her to wed him anyway. When Astrid discovers Marcán’s love for her, she realizes that what she wants has been in front of her all along. True happiness awaits them, but only if they can put a stop to her mother’s plans.

Follow along next week on Barbara Bettis’ blog http://barbarabettis.blogspot.com/.

Buy Links: 

Amazon

iTunes

KOBO

Barnes & Noble

Medieval Monday with Jenna Jaxon!

It’s time for another Medieval Monday blog hop! Our theme is, “Author’s Choice”. 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 which is from Jenna Jaxon‘s book, Betrayal.

At the end of the post, you will see where to go on the following Monday to find out what happens next.

Excerpt:

“Aye.” She sounded doubtful.

Best to make sure. “Then your choice is nay?”

The long pause raised his hopes to a pinnacle he knew to be false. Her flicker of jealousy toward Ysabel would not have erased her loyalty to Geoffrey so soon. So when her “aye” came, soft but sure, he had already begun to contrive their performance.

“Then come, remove your gown and lie here on your back.”

“Remove the gown?” The alarm in her voice made him envision her clutching the garment to her.

BLURB:

The worst betrayals come from within.

After a night of passion with her betrothed, Sir Geoffrey Longford, Lady Alyse de Courcy is eagerly looking forward to her wedding. But when Geoffrey is forced to marry another, a heartbroken and possibly pregnant Alyse finds herself in her own private hell. She must either gamble with her reputation or marry someone she does not love.

A reputed connoisseur of women, Thomas, Lord Braeton, has dallied with many ladies of King Edward’s court, although he has favored none. However, as Geoffrey’s best friend, Thomas has sworn to serve and protect Alyse, an oath now sorely tested when he agrees to marry her—in name only—to guard her reputation. Yet, as they grow closer, and Thomas discovers Alyse’s sweet but spirited nature, he comes to desire a marriage in truth.

Can he overcome her memory of Geoffrey, or is Thomas doomed to burn with passion for a woman he can never possess?

Follow along next week at www.jennifletcher.com to find out what happens next!

Buy Links:

Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00I4IKQ8G

B & N:  https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/betrayal-jenna-jaxon/1118591851?ean=2940045674331&st=PLA&sid=NOK_DRS_NOOK+EBooks_00000000&2sid=Google_&sourceId=PLGoP75008&gclid=Cj0KCQiAkZHTBRCBARIsAMbXLhFw1jq_admU84sYoj0wegxOscJenia0p61hEc12mqj-BvpmsIWF9hcaAqwfEALw_wcB

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/403200

Medieval Monday with Laurel O’Donnell!

It’s time for another Medieval Monday blog hop! Our theme is, “Author’s Choice”. 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 ninth excerpt which is from Laurel O’Donnell‘s book, A Knight With Grace.

At the end of the post, you will see where to go on the following Monday to find out what happens next.

Excerpt:

She lifted her large eyes to him. They reflected the moon in their depths. And William knew he was in trouble. How could he resist her? Such beauty. Such innocence. But he had to. She did not want to marry him. And he had given his word to help her escape the betrothal. She was right. No woman in her right mind would want to be wife to him.

Please join me for the continuing excerpt next week at Judith Sterling Marshall’s blog – https://judithmarshallauthor.com/blog/

Blurb:

Lady Grace Willoughby defies her father’s orders to marry Sir William de Tracy and escapes with a friend. She has no intention of wedding a cursed man, a man ostracized from the church, a man who would only doom any future children they might have to the fires of Hell. She prays for a knight to rescue her.

Excommunicated and outcast for a horrible crime in his past, Sir William de Tracy searches for forgiveness. Marriage has never crossed his mind until Lord Willoughby commissions him to retrieve his fleeing daughter and honor the dying wish of his father by marrying Grace.

But things are not as they seem. And when an assassin tries to kill Grace, William must choose between his soul and the woman he has come to love. Can William and Grace overcome their past and find the redemption and love both are so desperately seeking?

Buy Link – Amazon – http://a.co/1LG3mx8

Medieval Monday with Ceci Giltenan!

It’s time for another Medieval Monday blog hop! Our theme is, “Author’s Choice”. 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 eighth excerpt which is from Ceci Giltenan’s book, A Wee Highland Predicament.

At the end of the post, you will see where to go on the following Monday to find out what happens next.

Excerpt:

Lady MacLennan’s sister? By all the saints, the Galbraiths had managed to find a valuable prize. From everything Lucas had heard about Laird Fingal MacLennan, he tended to be overprotective to a fault. He must have let his guard down in the royal court. Well, their loss was his gain. There was no love lost between the Grants and the MacLennans and this wee morsel would bring the Grants as much ransom as she would the Galbraiths. Of course she didn’t need to know that, so he’d have to tread carefully.

“My mother was a Macrae.” That was perfectly true. Furthermore, the MacLennan’s and the Macraes were on reasonably good terms.

 

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 A Wee Highland Predicament or another e-book of your choice by Ceci Giltenan.

Blurb:

Sometimes a bad boy can be a good man.

Lucas Grant’s brother is going to be furious. Lucas was supposed to secure a betrothal with a wealthy heiress to save his clan from financial ruin. After meeting her, he cannot marry the detestable woman.

As he flees Edinburgh to escape her, he happens upon six men who are holding a lovely Highland lass captive. He can’t just leave her to whatever fate awaits, so he rescues her.

Well, perhaps rescue isn’t the right word…

When he learns the feisty lass he stumbled upon is Ailsa MacLennan, he sees another way to help his clan. He’s going to hold her for ransom.

But when she steals his heart, what will the ransom be?

Medieval Monday with Jenni Fletcher!

It’s time for another Medieval Monday blog hop! Our theme is, “Author’s Choice”. 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 seventh excerpt which is from Jenni Fletcher’s book, Besieged and Betrothed.

At the end of the post, you will see where to go on the following Monday to find out what happens next.

Excerpt:

She gave him a pleading look and he rolled his eyes in frustration. What next? First she tricked him, then she took him prisoner and now she wanted him to prove himself? Never mind the fact that they were running out of time! Next she’d be asking him to console her…

‘He was supposed to marry your aunt.’ He dredged the memory up from somewhere. ‘Your mother was a younger sister, but he said that once he saw her, he couldn’t marry anyone else. He said she had hair like a sunset.’

‘Red.’ She lifted a hand to her head self-consciously. ‘But my father liked it.’

‘Then we’ve something else in common.’

Blurb:

Ruthless warrior Lothar the Frank has laid siege to Castle Haword, but there’s a fiery redhead in his way—and she’s not backing down!

More tomboy than trembling maiden, Lady Juliana Danville would rather die than lose the castle. When she’s caught on opposite sides of a war, a marriage bargain is brokered to bring peace. But is blissful married life possible when Juliana has a dangerous secret hidden within the castle walls?

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

Buy Links:

http://bit.ly/2yZxh8T   Barnes & Noble

http://amzn.to/2uNq4CW  Amazon US

http://amzn.to/2sM1FfV    Amazon UK

http://apple.co/2jinIY9  iTunes

Jenni Fletcher www.jennifletcher.com

Medieval Monday with Elisabeth Hobbes

It’s time for another Medieval Monday blog hop! Our theme is, “Author’s Choice”. 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 sixth excerpt which is from Elisabeth Hobbesbook, 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.

Excerpt:

Her lip trembled and her voice dropped to a whisper. Her eyes filled with tears that made Roger’s heart break. ‘I owe him money I haven’t got. He suggested another way I could pay the debt.’

Understanding flashed through Roger, followed by revulsion. Lucy was not doing this through love, or even desire.

It was a cold-hearted transaction. Roger wasn’t sure if this was worse or better than believing her in love.

‘You were going to give yourself to him?’

Find next week’s installment on Ashley York’s blog.

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 learned the hard way with men like him. Against her better judgment, 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 links:

Amazon viewBook.at/RogueKnight (this one won’t come up as a link for some reason)

Harlequin https://www.harlequin.com/shop/books/9780373299461_redeeming-the-rogue-knight.html

B&N https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/redeeming-the-rogue-knight-elisabeth-hobbes/1125684149?ean=9781488021688

Book Depository https://www.bookdepository.com/search/Redeeming-the-Rogue-Knight-Elisabeth-Hobbes/9780373299461

 For more information about Elisabeth and her books, check out her website here: https://elisabethhobbes.co.uk

 

Medieval Monday with Sherry Ewing!

It’s time for another Medieval Monday blog hop! Our theme is, “Author’s Choice”. 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 fifth excerpt which is from Sherry Ewing’s book, Only For You: The Knights of Berwyck, A Quest Through Time Novel (Book 2).

At the end of the post, you will see where to go on the following Monday to find out what happens next.

Excerpt:

Her feet virtually flew down the stone steps at the far end of the hall. She was a vision of loveliness with her long black hair flowing behind her in a cascade of long loose curls. She took one look at him when she reached the last stair and gave a happy cry of relief. Her pale blue dress all but floated behind her as she ran to him with tears streaming down her face.

 

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

***Since this is an author’s choice theme for Medieval Monday, leave comments for Sherry on each of her blog posts to be in the running for one of her eBooks. She’ll choose a random winner from the comments left and you’ll be able to get an autograph from her through Authorgraph!

 

Back Cover:

Sometimes it’s hard to remember that true love conquers all only after the battle is over…

Katherine de Deveraux has it all or so she believes when she begins her life with her husband Riorden. But as she starts to settle into her duties as the Countess of Warkworth Castle, she finds that an easy life is not only difficult but downright dangerous to her well-being.

Consumed with the haunting memories of his father, Riorden must deal with his sire’s widow who just happens to also be his ex-lover. Yet how could he know just how far Marguerite is willing to go in order to have the life she feels they were truly meant to live?

Torn apart by circumstances neither Katherine nor Riorden could ever imagine, Time becomes their true enemy even while Marguerite continues her ploy to keep Riorden at her side. With all hope lost, will Katherine and Riorden find a way to save their marriage and have their happily ever after ending, or will Katherine be whisked back to where Time truly feels she belongs?

 Buy Links ~ Read for #FREE in Kindle Unlimited:

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

AU: http://bit.ly/1EQxFBo

CA: http://amzn.to/1BUjhZj

UK: http://amzn.to/1CBMCHX

 

Find out more about Sherry here:

Website: www.SherryEwing.com

Email: Sherry@SherryEwing.com

Blog: https://sherryewing.com/blog/

Medieval Monday with Judith Sterling!

It’s time for another Medieval Monday blog hop! Our theme is, “Author’s Choice”. 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 fourth excerpt which is from Judith Sterling’s book, Shadow of the Swan. It’s the third book in The Novels of Ravenwood 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://judithmarshallauthor.com/blog/

Excerpt:

She cleared her throat. “I only wondered if…” Her stomach trembled as he licked sauce from his fingers.

Abruptly, he ignored the food and studied her face. “If what?”

She sighed inwardly. Just say it! “If all your appetites run that strong.”

His intense stare roused something inside her. She’d never felt its like. Heat, not only in her face but her entire body.

 

Follow along next week at Ashley York’s blog:  https://www.ashleyyorkauthor.com/blog

 

Blurb:

Lady Constance de Bret was determined to be a nun, until shadows from the past eclipsed her present.  Marriage is the safest option, but she insists on a spiritual union, in which physical intimacy is forbidden.  Not so easy with a bridegroom who wields unparalleled charm!  But a long-buried secret could taint his affection and cloak her in shadow forever.

Back from the Crusades, Sir Robert le Donjon craves a home of his own and children to inherit it.  From the moment he meets Constance, he feels a mysterious bond between them.  When she’s threatened, he vows to protect her and agrees to the spiritual marriage, with the hope of one day persuading her to enjoy a “real” one.  She captivates him but opens old wounds and challenges everything he thought he believed.

Two souls in need of healing.  Two hearts destined to beat as one.

Buy Links

Amazon:  https://amzn.com/B078JYQDTX

Barnes & Noble:  https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/shadow-of-the-swan-judith-sterling/1127751024?ean=2940158925597

The Wild Rose Press:  https://catalog.thewildrosepress.com/all-titles/5561-shadow-of-the-swan.html