Medieval Monday with Jenna Jaxon

Welcome to the first Medieval Monday of 2018 (#Medmon18 on Twitter if you want to find the other excerpts).

My first guest is Jenna Jaxon with an excerpt from Betrayal.  Jenna is hosting my first excerpt on her blog so after you’ve read this please head over to read that.


“We certainly see you stand ready for this joust, Lord Braeton.” Sir Robert Spencer laughed and nudged Patrick Sullivan.

“Wield your weapon well, Thomas!” Roger Delaney shouted from the corner, where he had withdrawn with Lady Catherine.

Thomas broadened his grin to a leer.

Give them a show so they will believe what they will not see.

“Doubt it not, gentles. My bride will feel its sting ere long. I know this business well, as many have reason to know.”

A small gasp, and from the corner of his eye he saw Lady Carlyle step back and turn away.


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?

You can get hold of a copy via these links


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Medieval Monday – new theme

A new Medieval Monday theme is starting next week.  To explain this to my new followers *waves hi* how it works, each week I’ll be featuring a short snippet from a different medieval author and they will be featuring my snippet on their website.

This time round we’re not sharing the same theme but each author has chosen her own.

My excerpt is from my most recent book, Redeeming the Rogue Knight . The theme I’ve chosen is ‘Home Truths’ (and there are plenty that Lucy has to deliver to Roger).

Below you can see where Roger will be paying a visit each week and who I will be hosting here.

medieval monday places

Cover reveal – Beguiled by the Forbidden Knight

My next book, Beguiled by the Forbidden Knight is out in June (though subscribers to Harlequin or Mills & Boon’s reader subscription service will get it in May).

I can’t overstate how much I love this cover.  Everything about it is perfect, from the misty, gothic atmosphere to the characters – including one very important thing about one of them that I’m not going to share at this point.

Here are Gui and Aelfhild. Or are they?

What do you think?  I’ve had couples, heroes and heroines and I think this might be my favourite cover so far.

So far I only have the Harlequin cover and I’m waiting eagerly to see the Mills and Boon version as they’ve had a huge revamp and the new look covers are fantastic.

BFK blurb.


If the cover and blurb have caught your interest, Beguiled by the Forbidden Knight is available to preorder now


New Year, new plans

Happy New Year! There must be a limit on when you can keep saying that.

I’m starting the new year with a resolution to use this blog more than I have been, but what sort of things would you like to see here?

I’ll be continuing Medieval Monday and a new theme will be starting at the end of January so look out for that.

I’ll also be sharing news about my books, covers, excerpts and inspirations.

If you like to be a little more interactive, please join me in The Unlaced Book Club and The Hussies Historical Hideaway over on Facebook for chats with Mills and Boon/Harlequin Historical authors, giveaways, gossip and fun (but no span and adverts).  We’re a friendly bunch and love to meet new readers.