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We are continuing with our medieval first encounters. This week you will find another snippet from Highland Redemption on Judith Sterling’s website.
Below is a snippet from Judith Sterling’s, Soul of the Wolf, the Novels of Ravenwood, book two.
Her gaze dropped to the mantle slung over her right forearm. She transferred it to her left arm and kept her gaze lowered. “Have you any questions for me?”
Her brown eyes claimed his once more. “None at all?”
He frowned. “What would you have me ask?”
“Something about my dowry, mayhap. Or my travels.”
“Very well. How fared you on your journey?”
Her lips twisted. “In truth, my dowry fared better than my backside.”
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.
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We are continuing with our medieval first encounters. This week you will find another snippet from Highland Redemption on Lane McFarland’s website.
Below is a snippet from Lane’s, Elsbeth, Book III in The Daughters of Alastair MacDougall Series.
Two wrought-iron candelabra standing like sentries positioned on either side of the foyer held four torches. The yellow flames hissed and sent black smoke wafting upward to the grand arches surrounding religious scenes depicted in faded tones of red, blue, and white. As always, the prominent stained glass of Jesus knocking on a door taunted him. The concept of redemption and everlasting peace falsely bolstered helpless souls who grasped at miracles, divine intervention, and prayed for eternal salvation. Brandon learned that travesty the hard way. Christ had forsaken him.
Elsbeth MacDougall recoils at the violent Scottish rebellion and the bleak plight of orphans. Vowing to protect the homeless, she embarks on a journey to Scone and sets her course to become a nun, sheltering children from the cruelties of war. But when Brandon McLeod arrives at the Abby, he shakes her convictions and stirs provoking emotions she buried long ago.
After English soldiers murder his family, Brandon McLeod determines a course of revenge and leads numerous clans in Scotland’s fight for freedom. Bent on the annihilation of English oppression, he is resolved to a life of solitude, vowing never to marry and chance the pain of losing loved ones again. However, that was before he met the enchanting Elsbeth.
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Continue to follow along as Lane goes on to Laurel O’Donnell’s blog next week. And be sure to leave a comment below for a chance to win a prize at the end of the tour.
We are continuing with our medieval first encounters. This week you will find another snippet from Highland Redemption on Bambi Lynn’s website.
Below is a snippet from Bambi’s, The Viking: Bron.
He smirked at Wulf, a silent promise that he was now indebted to him. No doubt, Wulf did not need reminding. “Well, do not just stand there,” Bron said. He reached out and, taking her by the arm, pulled her across the threshold.
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 saddled with turns out to be anything but meek and compliant.
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We are continuing with our medieval first encounters. This week you will find another snippet from Highland Redemption on Ruth A. Casie’s website.
Below is a snippet from Ruth’s, The Guardian’s Witch, Book one in The Stelton Legacy.
Suffering the incessant pain was useless. He had to take command. Concentrate. He needed to concentrate. Little by little he fought to control his body. His eyes fluttered opened. He was unprepared for the assault of light streaming in from the window. He raised his hand to shield them and gathered his wits amidst his aching head.
Ann rushed, pulled the shutters closed to darken the room and returned to his side.
A cool cloth touched his feverish forehead. He silently thanked the angel. With his eyes closed, he relaxed and let the soothing cloth take him to a tranquil place. A few more minutes and he would try again.
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.
Continue to follow along as Ruth goes on to Laurel O’Donnell’s blog next week. And be sure to leave a comment below for a chance to win a prize at the end of the tour.
We are continuing with our medieval first encounters. This week you will find another snippet from Highland Redemption on Cathy MacRae’s website.
Below is a snippet from Cathy’s, The Highlander’s Viking Bride.
When they reached the door to the hall, she raised a hand, whispering a
command for her companion to wait outside the door as she perused the people
seated in the great hall. Pale auras of color surrounded each man, giving the room a
festive look were it not for the unsettling tale each told her. The reds of anger and
lust, the brown of dishonesty, gray and sulphur of dark thoughts and pain. From
long practice, she ignored the pale green of pity she knew were aimed at her.
Calder MacGerry, laird of an impoverished clan, has resolved to end the bitter feud between the MacGerrys and Sinclairs. He jumps at Laird Sinclair’s offer of marriage to his only daughter, Katja, to seal the agreement between their clans—only to get more than he bargained for.
Katja’s chance to escape her father’s harsh treatment appears to be too good to be true. But becoming Lady of a clan that despises her because she’s a Sinclair, doesn’t make her life any easier. When the attacks turn deadly, she fights her way out, making a dangerous passage to the Shetland Isles for refuge with her Viking family.
Calder and Katja’s marriage, built on mistrust, rushes quickly into disaster. As Calder seeks to repair the damage, Katja discovers not another enemy, but a husband who pledges a new beginning.
Continue to follow along as Cathy goes on to Laurel O’Donnell’s blog next week. And be sure to leave a comment below for a chance to win a prize at the end of the tour.
We are continuing with our medieval first encounters. This week you will find another snippet from Highland Redemption on Barbara Bettis’s blog.
Below is a snippet from Barbara’s, The Lady of the Forest .
If Henry hadn’t been so angry, he’d smile at the youth’s open-mouth shock. But he was
angry. And his damned head rang like a benighted gong.
He’d lain quiet, waiting for the pain to fade into a throb. That, and taking stock of his
surroundings through slitted eyelids. But enough was enough. He had no time for this
What did the youth play at, attacking an armed knight? Surely the stripling realized he
could have been badly hurt.
The fact that the armed knight now lay bound on a pallet only made Henry more
disgusted with himself.
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.
Continue to follow along as Barbara goes on to Laurel O’Donnell’s blog next week. And be sure to leave a comment below for a chance to win an e-copy of The Lady of The Forest at the end of the tour.
We are continuing with our medieval first encounters. This week you will find another snippet from Highland Redemption on Mary Morgan’s blog.
Below is a snippet from Mary Morgan’s, Dragon Knight’s Axe.
“I dinnae want any trouble.”
The giant leaned his head down. “Would ye take these?” He pulled out a small pouch and opened it.
Pulling out several stones, he held them aloft. “Amber from the Northmen’s homeland.”
Robert’s eyes went wide, but then he crossed his arms. “I will take the lot and a barrel of your whisky.”
The man arched a brow. “How do ye ken I have whisky?”
“Do ye take me for a fool, MacKay?”
“Nae, Robert, but only foolish if ye do not take my offer of ten stones and one barrel.”
The moments stretched out between the two men, and Fiona’s heart pounded in her chest. She was being traded for amber stones and a damn barrel of whisky.
Alastair MacKay, a battled-scarred Dragon Knight flees to the sea to separate himself from his fae-given power connecting him to the land. But it is on land that he rescues a woman from a slave trader in Ireland. It is through Fiona he steps back inadvertently into a world filled with magic—taking on the role of protector and at the same time leading him on a journey to confront his greatest regret and fears.
Research assistant, Fiona O’Quinlan loves translating ancient artifacts at Trinity College. When she falls asleep on an archeological dig, she awakens in another time. She soon discovers a Dragon Knight’s relic has been entrusted into her care. Determined to return the artifact to the Great Glen, Fiona is unprepared for the danger ahead—losing her heart and soul to Alastair “Beast” MacKay.
Will their love be strong enough to soothe the beast and heal the man? Or will Death swing its axe, leaving them lost for all eternity?
Continue to follow along as Mary goes on to Laurel O’Donnell’s blog next week. Leave a comment for a chance to win a digital copy of Dragon Knight’s Axe by Mary Morgan.
We are continuing with our medieval first encounters. This week you will find another snippet from Highland Redemption on Ashley York’s blog.
Below is a snippet from Ashley’s, Curse of the Healer, book one in the Derbfine series.
The man continued toward her, looming over her. “And well I know it.”
“Mayhap ye need to seek the ri túath’s permission to be here.”
“Mayhap I have the overking’s permission.”
The Meic Lochlainn had attained overking status, with several lesser kings under him. These men, the rig túaithe, were from the direct line of former kings, had proven themselves in battle, and had been properly anointed. This man could be one of the visiting rig túaithe, but Aednat sensed he was not.
She scoffed. “I do not believe ye.”
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.
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Continue to follow along as Ashley goes on to Laurel O’Donnell’s blog next week. And be sure to leave a comment below for a chance to win a prize at the end of the tour.
As I said last week, today starts a 14 week series of medieval “first encounters.” You will find a snippet from Highland Redemption on Laurel O’Donnell’s blog.
Below you’ll find a snippet from Laurel’s, The Angel and The Prince.
Through the darkness he wore like a veil, she saw the flash of his white teeth. Ryen pulled her hands away and watched the shadows slide off his features as his face slowly came into the flame’s light. A shiver snaked its way up her spine. The candlelight revealed a sensual mouth with a cynical twist to it, a Spartan chin hewn from an ancient line of warriors.
Ryen realized that she had been holding her breath and released it slowly in admiration. She could not believe the sight that greeted her. This is the man who was born without a heart? The man who is in league with the devil? The most feared barbarian in all of England?
Then how can he be so handsome?
Blurb for The Angel and the Prince by Laurel O’Donnell
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.
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