Medieval Monday with Judith Sterling

Welcome to the first to the excerpts I’m sharing in this First Encounter themed Medieval Monday.  I’d like to welcome Judith Sterling to the blog today.  Her excerpt is from

Shadow of the Swan (The Novels of Ravenwood, Book Three)

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The boot retreated.  The woolen cloth stirred, then started to rise.

She yanked it down.  “No! Prithee leave it be!”

“Why?”  ’Twas the older voice.

“I’m in danger.”

The fabric dropped.  “What kind of danger?”

“Do you see a clergyman close by?  An archdeacon?”

A moment of silence passed.  Then came the answer she dreaded.  “Aye. He’s headed this way.”

The younger man, Guy, snickered.  “If the geese don’t trip him first.”

She wiped her sweaty palms on her tunic.  “He mustn’t know I’m here. I beg of you!”

After a slight pause, the elder of the two whispered, “Fear not.  We shan’t betray you.”

A number of geese honked in protest.  Shuffling footsteps drew closer, then stopped a few yards away.

Leave a comment for a chance to win a signed print copy of Shadow of the Swan, and follow along next week on Bambi Lynn’s blog: https://bambilynnblog.wordpress.org
Remember to visit Judith’s blog today and leave a comment on my excerpt for a chance to win a copy of A Runaway Bride for the Highlander

https://judithmarshallauthor.com/blog/

 

Blurb:

Lady Constance de Bret was determined to be a nun, until shadows from the past eclipsed her present. Marriage is the safest option, but she insists on a spiritual union, in which physical intimacy is forbidden. Not so easy with a bridegroom who wields unparalleled charm! But a long-buried secret could taint his affection and cloak her in shadow forever.

Back from the Crusades, Sir Robert le Donjon craves a home of his own and children to inherit it. From the moment he meets Constance, he feels a mysterious bond between them. When she’s threatened, he vows to protect her and agrees to the spiritual marriage, with the hope of one day persuading her to enjoy a “real” one. She captivates him but opens old wounds and challenges everything he thought he believed.

Two souls in need of healing. Two hearts destined to beat as one.

You can buy a copy in any of these places:

Amazon https://amzn.com/B078JYQDTX

Barnes & Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/shadow-of-the-swan-judith-sterling/1127751024?ean=2940158925597

iBooks https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/shadow-of-the-swan/id1332023091

Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/shadow-of-the-swan-3

 

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First Encounters: a brand new Medieval Monday

Welcome back for the first Medieval Monday of 2019.  We’re kicking off with an old favourite- the meet cute.  Though how cute some of these meets will be remains to be seen (after all, where’s the fun if they fall straight in love?)

Today you can find the first excerpt from Beguiled by the Forbidden Knight which will continue around the blog hop for the next thirteen weeks.

As something special for the new year I’m offering one reader chance to win an ebook copy of my brand new Scottish romance, A Runaway Bride for the Highlander which comes out in May.   To be entered into the draw all you have to do is leave a comment on each blog as you follow the excerpt.

So, without further ado- on with the excerpt.

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As she reached the curve in the river almost opposite Gui’s horse the girl dropped her bag to the ground. Still humming, she removed her shoes, unbuckled her girdle and dropped it beside them. She moved slowly, languorously stretching her arms in a manner that sent shivers running over Gui and causing more goosebumps to rise on his skin than the chill of the water had alone managed. The girl unpinned the veil from her hair and revealed a thick plait of pale-blonde hair, the colour of sand from his homeland.

Slowly, and completely unaware of Gui’s presence, the girl pulled her billowing grey tunic over her head to reveal a closer-fitting linen shift beneath. Gui froze, acutely aware that he was intruding on something private, but unable to leave. He could not return to his horse without alerting the girl to his presence and for both their sakes he did not want to do that.

How will Gui get out of his predicament? The next excerpt will be available onJudith Sterling’s blog next Monday: https://judithmarshallauthor.com/blog/

 

Blurb:

He’s her enemy…

…and she must not fall for him!

When her mistress is claimed as an enemy knight’s betrothed, handmaiden Aelfhild knows it would be too dangerous for her lady; she must go in her place. But there’s more to the scarred knight than she first thought—she isn’t expecting to fall for him! As the line between friend and enemy blurs, Aelfhild realizes she might be protecting her mistress, but not her heart…

 

Buy links

Amazon getbook.at/ForbiddenKnight

Barnes & Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/beguiled-by-the-forbidden-knight-elisabeth-hobbes/1127581333?ean=9781488086755

Harlequin https://www.harlequin.com/shop/books/9781488086755_beguiled-by-the-forbidden-knight.html

Kobo https://www.kobo.com/gb/en/ebook/beguiled-by-the-forbidden-knight-mills-boon-historical