Medieval Monday with Mary Morgan

Welcome back for another Medieval Monday.  Today I’m delighted to share a snippet from Mary Morgan’s Dragon Knight’s Axe.

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Vikings everywhere…

He didn’t respond but turned and walked away.

She quickly followed, keeping her focus more on her footing and not on the man in front of her. They passed several more boats, and then the path narrowed. She halted when the man waved to his crew on a ship alone by the dock.

A Viking ship with a dragon at its bow.

“I’m so not in my Ireland.” She watched as he tossed out orders. Then he turned to face her along with all the other men.

Her feet moved hesitantly forward. Where else could she go?

“Great Odin. What is it?” asked one of the men.

Fiona’s mouth gaped open.

MacKay snorted. “She claims her name is Fiona O’Quinlan.”

Now the man’s mouth fell open and quickly snapped shut. “What have they done to her?”

Her captor or savior shrugged. “Cannae say.”

“Look at her hair and clothes,” interjected another man. “Has she been cast out?”

Follow along next week on Cathy MacRae’s blog: http://www.cathymacraeauthor.com/bits-n-bobs-author-blog

Leave a comment for a chance to win a digital copy of Dragon Knight’s Axe by Mary Morgan.

Blurb:

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?  

Buy Links:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Dragon-Knights-Axe-Order-Book-ebook/dp/B00Y5756TO/

BN: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dragon-knights-axe-mary-morgan/1122070231/

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/dragon-knight-s-axe-1

iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/dragon-knights-axe/id996720081?mt=11

 

To find out how Roger and Lucy are getting on, head over to Mary’s blog

Remember to leave a comment to be in with a chance of winning all 14 books featured in this theme.

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Medieval Monday with Ashley York

Today I’m delighted to welcome Ashley York to the blog.  She’s sharing an excerpt from her book Curse of the Healer with us.

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The words stung, thrown at her like a venomous curse. She cared for Lorccán as if he were her own and would never do anything to hurt him. Squaring her shoulders, she refused to show her inner turmoil.

“The lad learned his lesson.” She spat the words right back at him.

“Ye said yerself he’d be doing it again.” Despite the even keel of his voice, his increasing anger was unmistakable. “Or am I so old and feeble that my hearing is failing me?”

 

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.

If that has grabbed your attention you can get hold of a copy here.

Follow the excerpt next Monday on Cathy MacRae’s blog and once you’ve finished here, head over to Ashley’s blog to see what Roger and Lucy are getting up up this week.

 

 

Medieval Monday with Lane McFarland

Monday comes around so quickly.  Here’s something to brighten the day- an excerpt from Lane McFarland’s Elsbeth.

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With the purpose of his visit once again foremost in his mind, he stepped forward.

“I know it’s late,” he shouted into the pounding wind. “Ye and the other sisters are in danger. We were on our way to escort ye to safety when the storm began.”

“Escort us to safety?” Clutching the gown, she straightened; her brow scrunched in a frown. She stepped back into the foyer and motioned them forward. “Come in.”

BLURB:

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 Abbey, 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.

You can get hold of a copy here  Amazon and join Lane next week to find out what happens at Nicole Locke’s blog! 

Meanwhile Roger and Lucy’s encounter continues today over at https://www.lanemcfarland.com

First Kiss Friday with Elisabeth Hobbes

What happened when Roger kissed Lucy for the first time? Find out on Sherry Ewing’s blog.

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Please welcome my guest Elisabeth Hobbes to another First Kiss Friday. Today Elisabeth is sharing the first kiss scene from her novel Redeeming the Rogue Knight. We hope you enjoy this excerpt. Happy reading!

Excerpt:

Lucy Carew is about to go to bed when her night is disrupted by the arrival of two men demanding refuge: the brother she hasn’t seen for years and a mysterious stranger who has been injured.

She barred the way, finally revealing her poker and brandishing it like a sword.

‘Come, little dove,’ the injured man slurred, grinning crookedly. ‘Be sensible and we all might live.’

Lurching forward unexpectedly, he raised his left arm and knocked the poker out of her hand. He staggered, as if this had taken the last of his strength, and fell forward towards her. Instinctively Lucy reached her arms out to catch him, her hands sliding beneath his armpits…

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First Encounter with Bambi Lynn

Welcome back to another First Encounter.  Today I’m pleased to share an excerpt from Bambi Lynn’s story Bron.

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Long before he was old enough to know the pleasures of women, a training accident had split his cheek open from the corner of his mouth all the way into his hair, which he kept shorn close to his scalp to show off the markings etched there. His face had been marred with the jagged scar so off-putting, his first maid had kept her eyes firmly closed while he did his business, then hurried away afterwards without looking back. Numerous battles had left him with more scars until his visage was enough to frighten children as if he were a troll.
Follow along next week at Nicole Locke’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 saddled with turns out to be anything but meek and compliant.

You can get hold of Bron here

 

Don’t forget to check out Bambi’s blog today to read the next except from Roger and Lucy’s encounter and come back here next week for an excerpt by Lane McFarland