Medieval Monday with Judith Sterling

Welcome to week four of Medieval Monday and another fabulous excerpt in our Family theme.  This week’s comes courtesy of Judith Sterling and Flight of the Raven

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William frowned.  “Why was I not told of this?”

“I’m telling you now.”

“You know my meaning.”

Robert held up his hand, beseeching his brother to wait.  Then he yawned loudly.

“Don’t test my patience, Robert.  You’ll find it wanting.”

“How refreshing.”

“Answer my question.”

“Your roving about the bailey didn’t go unnoticed, and your moods make the men uneasy.  Can you blame them for keeping their distance? Besides, Guy said your whereabouts were unknown when it occurred.”

Make sure to comment below for a chance to win a digital copy of Flight of the Raven (or if you already own a copy, your choice of another of Judith’s books).  A winner will be randomly chosen and announced on December 31.

Follow along next Monday on Ashley York’s blog: https://www.ashleyyorkauthor.com

Remember to visit Judith’s blog to discover how Eleanor and Will are faring in this week’s excerpt.

Blurb

How eager would the bridegroom be if he knew he could never bed the bride?

Lady Emma of Ravenwood Keep is prepared to give Sir William l’Orage land, wealth, and her hand in marriage.  But her virginity? Not unless he loves her. The curse that claimed her mother is clear: unless a Ravenwood heir is conceived in love, the mother will die in childbirth.  Emma is determined to dodge the curse. Then William arrives, brandishing raw sensuality which dares her to explore her own.

William the Storm isn’t a man to be gainsaid.  He’ll give her protection, loyalty, and as much tenderness as he can muster.  But malignant memories quell the mere thought of love. To him, the curse is codswallop.  He plans a seduction to breach Emma’s fears and raze her objections. What follows is a test of wills and an affirmation of the power of love.

 

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Audible https://www.audible.com/pd/Romance/Flight-of-the-Raven-Audiobook/B07D6VCGVH

 

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Medieval Monday with Ruth A. Casie

Welcome back to week three of Medieval Monday with our theme of Family. Today I’m delighted to welcome Ruth A. Casie to share an excerpt from The Guardian’s Witch – Book 1 of the Stelton Legacy

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“You didn’t tell me you traveled with a private army.”

Alex gave Jamie a wide smile. “I hope they get to know you and your men as I do, but right now, Jamie, tell them what your man found.”

The brothers relaxed and found places to sit. Alex noted how easily they seemed to fit in with Jamie’s men. He also noted they didn’t let their guard down.

“Mitchell has detained the king’s protectors and their men in a dungeon in Ravencroft. He holds them prisoner and has them believing they’re being held and ransomed by us,” said Jamie. “He plans to liberate the men and organize them and their followers in a march on Scotland.”

The excerpt continues! Next week Ruth will be here: Ashley York

You can catch last week’s excerpt here: Sherry Ewing

And you can find out what Eleanor and Will are getting up to on Ruth’s blog here https://www.RuthACasie.blogspot.com 

Commenters each week will be entered into a drawing for a free digital copy of THE GUARDIAN’S WITCH.

Blurb: The Guardian’s Witch – Book 1 of the Stelton Legacy

Will he come in time or must she trust in her magic and risk exposure as a witch to save them both?

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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Medieval Monday week two. Welcoming Cathy MacRae

I’m delighted to welcome Cathy MacRae to the blog this week and to share an excerpt from The Highlander’s Crusader Bride

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“Beannachdan.” Donal lifted his goblet to Caelen who slowly stood.

“I am honored to join our clans. May there be blessings on both our houses. Beannachdan air ar taighean” He lifted his goblet to the people. “Slàinte mhath!”

“Slàinte mhor!” the crowd roared as drinking vessels clinked and the toast became the finality on the announcement and her future.

The heated room shortened her breath, and Arbela sank slowly to her seat, hiding her unsteady hands in a fold of her scarf. She bumped against Bram who stared at her with big, questioning eyes. Struggling for a smile, Arbela leaned her head close to his.

To read this week’s excerpt from A Wager for the Widow, visit Cathy’s blog https://www.cathymacraeauthor.com

Catch last week’s excerpt here: https://sherryewing.com/blog/

Follow Cathy to next week’s blog here: https://www.ashleyyorkauthor.com

Don’t forget – Commenters each week will be entered into a drawing for a free copy of Cathy’s ebook, The Highlander’s Crusader Bride!

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.

Buy Link:

Amazon: https://www.amzn.com/dp/B0762TL89Z

 

Medieval Monday- Welcoming Barbara Bettis

Welcome to the first in a brand new Medieval Monday blog hop.

Today I’m delighted to welcome Barbara Bettis to the blog with an excerpt from

SILVERHAWK   — Knights of Destiny

You can find my excerpt from A Wager for the Widow on Barbara’s blog

www.barbarabettis.blogspot.com

 

He’s everything a proper lady should never want; she’s everything a bastard mercenary can never have.

Sir Giles has come to England to kill his father, who seduced and betrayed his mother. First, however, he’ll seek sweet revenge—kidnap the old lord’s new betrothed. But when Giles uncovers a plot against King Richard, he faces a dilemma: take the lady or track the traitors. What’s a good mercenary to do? Both, of course.

Lady Emelin has had enough. Abandoned in a convent by her brother, she finally has a chance for home and family. Yet now she’s been abducted. Her kidnapper may be the image of her dream knight, but she won’t allow him to spoil this betrothal. Her only solution: escape

Rescuing the intrepid lady—while hunting traitors—is a challenge Giles couldn’t anticipate.  But the greatest challenge to Giles and Emelin is the fire blazing between them.

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(After not setting her eyes on her brother for years after he consigned her to a convent, Emelin at last comes face-to-face with Garley when he arrives for her wedding to the man he’s sold her to.)

Garley’s eyes blazed hatred when they landed on her and sent her spiraling back to a childhood fear. Against her will, the old uncertainty seared her new confidence. Would he force her to Compton if she didn’t satisfy Lord Osbert? Sell her to another rich lord? What would such a man be like? Lord Osbert, at least, was a known entity. And the child, Margaret. Emelin couldn’t leave her alone. Who knew what mischief she would get up to, just to gain attention?

Please leave a comment for a chance to win a copy of SILVERHAWK. And follow along next week at Ashley York’s blog: https://www.ashleyyorkauthor.com/blog

If you’d like to buy a copy you can get hold of Silverhawk here Buy Link: SILVERHAWK

Medieval Monday – Families

It’s almost time for another series of Medieval Monday posts.  If you’ve only just joined me, here’s how it works.  Each week I’ll be sharing an excerpt from a Medieval romance by a guest author, and she’ll be sharing an excerpt from my book on her blog.

The blog hop will run for eight weeks (taking us to Christmas Eve).  I’ll be sharing the buy links so if any of the books tempt you – and there are some great ones to choose from – you can get hold of a copy.

For my book I’ve chosen an excerpt from A Wager for the Widow.  It’s an older book and one I love.  It’s set in Midwinter to get you into the Christmas mood.  The hero is based on the delectable Alexander Skarsgard)

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Yum! He’d win the wager in no time if I had any say!

and the heroine is an independent widow who doesn’t want to spend Christmas with her parents.

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“I suppose a kiss of gratitude is out of the question?” 

Widowed Lady Eleanor Peyton has chosen a life of independence. Living alone on her rocky coastal outcrop, she’s cut herself off from the world of men—until William Rudhale saves her life and demands a kiss! 

As steward to Lady Eleanor’s father, Will knows the desire he burns with is futile—but he’ll still wager he can claim Eleanor’s kiss by midwinter. Yet when the tide turns Will realizes vulnerable Eleanor is far too precious to gamble with. Can he win his lady before it’s too late?

If you can’t wait for the excerpts you can get hold of a copy here viewbook.at/WagerforWidow