Medieval Monday – Judith Sterling

As Medieval Mondays continue, this week you will find the next snippet from my newest release, A Wee Highland Predicament on Judith Sterling’s blog.

Below you’ll find a snippet from  Judith’s, Shadow of the Swan (The Novels of Ravenwood, Book Three).

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He glanced at her as they started toward the bedchamber. “Good. Feathers are far superior to the floor.”

“So the mattress is stuffed with feathers. I noticed you testing it before; now I know why.”

“I thought perhaps it held wool, which would’ve been fine. But I’ll take luxury any day. Here we are. After you, my lady.”

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.

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Medieval Monday – Lane MacFarland

As Medieval Mondays continue, this week you will find the next snippet from my newest release, A Wee Highland Predicament on Lane MacFarland’s blog.

Below you’ll find a snippet from Lane’s, A King’s Enemies: The Turnberry Legacy Series, Book II.

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She sat next to Hildred amongst other attendants at a table beside the ladies of Queen Margaret’s council. Some of the young tittered over the men decked out in their finery. Katherine regarded the pompous fools across the room, loud with their own praise, beating their chests and boasting of their magnificent feats. She reminded herself not to wrinkle her nose, no matter how disgusting the pigs grew.

Two men stepped before de Seabrooke, offering congratulations. Ah, yes. Roger Northrop and Nigel Bartram—the three monsters together, just like old times.

She had to give them credit; they had ensconced themselves well into King Edward’s court. Each held high roles and enjoyed the respect afforded councilors. Their nearness to the king complicated matters. The trick was to kill them without risk to her person. It wouldn’t do for her to become imprisoned.

Blurb:

Tormented by King Edward’s brutality against Scottish sympathizers, Drake Fletcher vows revenge, but only a madman single-handedly attacks the Crown. Instead, he enters the royal court as a spy to aid Robert the Bruce’s rise to power and place a formidable leader on Scotland’s throne.

Scottish lass Katherine Mackenzie Armstrong targets three of King Edward’s officers who brutally raped and murdered her mother. Disguised as one of Queen Margaret’s attendants, she sets a course to destroy the men.

The acts of treason both Drake and Katherine commit are punishable by death in The Tower of London but their determination pushes dangerous limits. Considered enemies, they use each other to gain vital information. Neither expect their overwhelming attraction to one another, the staggering emotions stirred. But the closer they become, the more they jeopardize their pledges of vengeance.

Will the weight of retaliation crush them, see them beheaded? Or will Katherine and Drake form an alliance and learn to live and love again?

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Medieval Monday – Bambi Lynn

As Medieval Mondays continue, this week you will find the next snippet from my newest release, A Wee Highland Predicament on Bambi Lynn’s blog.

Below you’ll find a snippet from Bambi’s Mask of the Highlander.

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Kenna tried to relax, but found it impossible to do so. His touch did not threaten to leave marks, but worse was yet to come. She was sure of it. What game did he play at?

Unable to speak past the lump in her throat, all she could do was swallow hard and dig deep for any vestige of courage she could muster. She forced her thoughts to Isla. Kenna would suffer any torment to distract Ty from her existence. She would keep her secret as long as possible, trusting Mrs. Dingwell to keep her daughter out of sight.

 

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Blurb:

Once she was afraid to touch him. Now she’s afraid to let go.

Forced to marry to avoid war between clans, Kenna Cleary endured three days of her new husband’s painful brutality before he rode off to battle the English. In the five years of his absence, she bore him a daughter, increased his holdings, and gained the love and respect of his people. Now he’s home. Must she and the clan learn to endure his cruelty once more?

The Laird of Domhnul has returned from war a changed man—more so than his wife or clan can possibly know. Now the warrior faces a new battle, one for his wife’s heart, and his peoples’ trust. He must walk the knife’s edge of deception and danger, while proving he is no longer the cruel tyrant they came to know all too well.

But when his father embroils both of them in a deadly plot, can the couple find a way to prevent war between the clans?

Buy Links: Mask of the Highlander is available exclusively on Amazon

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Medieval Monday – Ruth A. Casie

As Medieval Mondays continue, this week you will find the next snippet from my newest book (available for pre-order), A Wee Highland Predicament on Ruth A. Casie’s blog.

Below you’ll find a snippet from Ruth’s The Guardian’s Witch.

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Excerpt from The Guardian’s Witch

Frantically her hands felt their way along his leg until she found his foot caught in the debris. She shoved the timber away. The exertion cost her precious time and air. With one hand she grabbed his shirt collar and kicked off the bottom. With her free arm she reached for the surface. She didn’t take her eyes off him.

The higher she got, the more the water cleared. The wild current fought to get free of her restraint. She didn’t think. She focused on getting Alex out of the water.

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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.

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Follow along next week on Laurel O’Donnell’s blog.  Leave a comment for a chance to win a digital copy of The Maxwell Ghost, part of The Stelton Legacy.

 

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Medieval Monday – Cathy MacRae

As Medieval Mondays continue, this week you will find the next snippet from my newest book (available now for pre-order), A Wee Highland Predicament on Cathy MacRae’s blog.

Below you’ll find a snippet from Cathy’s, The Highlander’s Crusader Bride, Book 3 in the Hardy Heroines series

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The noise level of the crowd grew and Arbela glanced up. For an instant, Caelen imagined a look of panic crossed her face. He leaned down, his lips beside her ear, ignoring her intoxicating scent.

“How do I get to yer room?” he whispered.

The look she sent him confirmed his suspicion. There was something in this world that frightened Arbela MacLean. The thought of bedding him.

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.

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Medieval Monday – Barbara Bettis

As Medieval Mondays continue, this week you will find the next snippet from my newest book (available now for pre-order), A Wee Highland Predicament on Barbara Bettis’s blog.

Below you’ll find a snippet from Barbara’s, The Lady of the Forest .

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If only Kate had managed to finish treating Henry’s wounds. “I suppose the lord didn’t listen to our prisoner?” Her voice carried brisk tension.

“Maude says not. But he must’a known ole Mort’d pay him no mind. Why’d he do it?”

Why indeed? Kate rose to pace the packed surface of the dirt floor. He might be hurt even worse, left to the vicious attentions of Sir Mortimer. If Henry had arrived at Stonehill looking as formidable as he had when she downed him, no one could have denied his claim. In her determination to keep her people safe, she may have endangered them more. Certainly Henry suffered the consequences.

Blurb:

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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Medieval Monday – Mary Morgan

As Medieval Mondays continue, this week you will find the next snippet from my newest book (available now for pre-order), A Wee Highland Predicament on Mary Morgan’s blog.

Below you’ll find a snippet from Mary’s, A Highland Moon Enchantment.

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It was a kiss for her tired soul, and she melted within his arms, surrendering to his touch. Soft bells echoed in the distance, and Desmond broke free.

“They are coming,” he whispered against her ear.

“Who?” she asked, not caring if the entire world saw them.

“The druids. They herald the start of Midwinter. Will ye sit with me at the feasting table, Ailsa?”

She reached up and nibbled on his bottom lip. “Aye, and the night as well.”

Letting out a groan, his mouth swooped down to capture hers again. The kiss left Ailsa with promises of more to follow. She intended on treasuring each moment with him.

Blurb:

You first meet 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?

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