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

 

Published by elisabethhobbes

Elisabeth’s writing career began when she entered her first novel into Harlequin’s So You Think You Can Write contest in 2013 and finished in third place. She was offered a two-book contract and hasn’t looked back. Since then she has published six Medieval romances with Harlequin Mills & Boon and doesn’t have any plans to stop! Elisabeth works as a Primary teacher but she’d rather be writing full time because unlike five year olds, her characters generally do what she tells them. When she isn’t writing, she spends most of her spare time reading and is a pro at cooking one-handed while holding a book. She loves historical fiction and has a fondness for dark haired, bearded heroes. Elisabeth enjoys skiing, singing, and exploring tourist attractions with her family. Her children are resigned to spending their weekends visiting the past. She loves hot and sour soup and ginger mojitos - but not at the same time! She lives in Cheshire with her husband, two children and two cats with ridiculous names because the car broke down there in 1999 and she never left. You can find Elisabeth on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ElisabethHobbes?ref=hl and Twitter https://twitter.com/ElisabethHobbes

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