Welcome to another Medieval Monday. This week I have Ruth A. Casie with me to share her first encounter from The Guardian’s Witch.
“She’s no different than her mother, rest her soul. She too was a gifted healer. That doesn’t make either of them witches. Didn’t Lady Darla help you when you broke your arm so badly everyone thought it had to be cut off?”
Alex could feel the anger rolling off Bryce but he couldn’t dwell on it. He knew more than saw his close friend flex the fist of his sword arm. A sudden pinch of pain and he stiffened himself for another surge of agony.
Ann hovered over him. “His fever worsens. He’ll not last the night.”
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.
Next week Ruth will be on Nicole Locke’s blog with another instalment.
You can find this week’s instalment of Roger and Lucy’s encounter this week on Ruth’s blog
I was thrilled when Fiona McVie asked me to do an interview on her blog. She’s interviewed over 4000 writers!
Hello and welcome to my blog, Author Interviews. My name is Fiona Mcvie.
Let’s get you introduced to everyone, shall we? Tell us your name. What is your age?
My name is Elisabeth Hobbes and I’m 42 (my Douglas Adams year).
Fiona: Where are you from?
I was born and brought up in York but after a couple of years living in Greece I now I live in Cheshire on the edge of the Peak District.
Fiona: A little about your self (ie, your education, family life, etc.).
I’ve always loved history so I did A Levels in Classics, Early Modern History and English Language then a degree in History and Art History. I followed that up by training as a teacher, which since having children I do part time. I have two children aged 11 and 10 and I’m married to the person I met at sixth form…
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I’m excited to share an excerpt from Cathy and DD MacRae’s August release The Highlander’s Viking Bride. Isn’t this cover fabulous!
Everyone in the keep knew guests had arrived—rumored to be the hated MacGerrys. Her father would likely use the opportunity to dangle her as bait again for some sort of alliance, her hand in marriage as part of the bargain. She grimaced. The MacGerry laird was as old as her sire—as were all the men her da had presented as prospective husbands.
“I willnae marry a man thrice my age. Why does he keep bringing such old relics about, Freki? Has the man not made the acquaintance of anyone younger than two score?”
Her companion did not answer.
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.
The next excerpt of Cathy’s story will be on Ruth A. Casie’s blog http://ruthacasie.blogspot.co.uk but if you can’t wait to find out what happens you can get hold of a copy here:
You can find the next instalment of Redeeming the Rogue Knight on Cathy’s blog here
There’s less than a week to go until the print version of Redeeming the Rogue Knight is released. If you can’t wait to get hold of your own copy you can read the opening chapter here.
With me today I have Laurel O’Donnell with an excerpt from her book, The Angel and The Prince
She ignored his comment and stepped back, the mist swirling around her body like a cape. She quickly regained her composure and her blue eyes swept him without a hint of emotion. “So,” she murmured, “you are the Prince of Darkness.”
He stared hard into her eyes as if he were reading her mind.
Ryen watched the emotions play over his face: recognition, disbelief, and then furious anger.
His eyes widened with incredulity. “The Angel of Death? A woman?”
“You have heard the legends –?”
“Unchain me this instant!”
Follow along next week at Ashley York’s website – www.ashleyyorkauthor.com
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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.
Here’s the buy links if you can’t wait until next week’s excerpt –
Welcome to a brand new Medieval Monday. How do heroines meet their heroes? Let’s find out over the coming weeks. To start things off is Jenna Jaxon with an excerpt from: