First Encounter with Rue Allyn

Welcome back to another Medieval Monday. Today I’m hosting Rue Allyn and an excerpt from The Herald’s Heart.

Royal herald, Sir Talon Quereste could never love an overly adventurous, impulsive, argumentative woman of dubious background who threatens everything he values. Lady Larkin Roshan can only despise a man who would deny her identity and steal her heritage. So why has fate thrown them together to solve the mysteries of the heart?
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The fog, so thick and impenetrable a moment ago, formed a gap in the wake of the noise. Talon looked in the direction of the sound and met the wide-eyed gaze of a disembodied head.

His breath froze, and he swayed, dizzy with surprise. She … it … possessed the most beautiful face he’d ever seen.
You can find The Herald’s Heart here.

To find out what Gui is up to head over to Rue’s blog and leave a comment there to be in with a chance of winning a copy of A Runaway Bride for the Highlander.

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Medieval Monday with Jenna Jaxon

Welcome back! Today I’m delighted to welcome Jenna Jaxon to the blog.  Her excerpt is from Time Enough to Love.

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Her numbed brain repeated the phrase, trying to comprehend that instead he would be her husband– Geoffrey Longford.

God have mercy on me, for by the look of him, this man will not.

Fearful, she cringed as her gaze climbed higher, over his chest, over his chin, finally resting on the dark blue eyes turned toward her.

Geoffrey returned her appraisal, his gaze sweeping her figure as a smile crept over his face. “Your Majesty.” He spoke to the king but his attention remained fixed on Alyse. “When my father told me of the betrothal contract before I left his home, I resolved to play the dutiful son. Now, however, I find I do not wish to act that role after all.”

What can he mean? Find out at Bambi Lynn’s blog next Monday.

Remember to check in on Jenna’s blog to find out how Gui is faring.  www.jennajaxon.wordpress.com

Blurb

When Lady Alyse de Courcy is betrothed to Sir Geoffrey Longford, she has no choice but to make the best of a bad bargain. The hulking knight is far from her ideal man, and although he does possess some wit and charm, he is no match for the sinfully sensual man she secretly admires, Thomas, Earl of Braeton, her betrothed’s best friend. 

From the first, Sir Geoffrey finds himself smitten by Lady Alyse, and, despite her infatuation with his friend, vows to win her love. When Geoffrey puts his mind to wooing Alyse, he is delighted to find her succumbing to his seduction. But when cruel circumstances separate them, Geoffrey must watch helplessly as Thomas steps in to protect Alyse—and falls in love with her himself.

As the three courtiers accompany Princess Joanna to her wedding in Spain, they run headlong into the Black Plague. With her world plunged into chaos, Alyse struggles with her feelings for both the men she loves. But which love will survive?

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Medieval Monday with Mary Morgan

Welcome back to the blog.  This week I have the pleasure of introducing Mary Morgan with an excerpt from A Highland Moon Enchantment.

Desmond stared wordlessly at the beauty before him. Eyes that mirrored the sea on a summer day gazed back at him in fury. Her hair reminded him of the wheat fields at harvest in his village of Navan, and his fingers itched to undo the mass braided around her head. Her lips thinned in disapproval, but he found himself drawn to them. As he took in her appearance, he noted the blood on her gown, and he immediately slammed the door on his lust.

Seeing his distraction, she moved her hand slowly back around the dirk.

“Nae,” he uttered in a hoarse voice. “Again, leave the weapon on the ground and stand.”

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Follow along next week on Bambi’s blog https://bambilynnblog.wordpress.com/  and leave a comment for a chance to win a signed print copy of A Highland Moon Enchantment.

Visit Mary’s blog today to find my next excerpt.  Remember to leave a comment for a chance to win a copy of A Runaway Bride for the Highlander

You first met this warrior in Dragon Knight’s Axe, Order of the Dragon Knights, Book 3

Irish warrior, Desmond O’Quinlan has never surrendered his heart to any woman. He has no wish to have his soul tortured by love. Yet, the moment he locks gazes with Ailsa, his fate is destined for an adventure he never fathomed. He may have battled alongside a Dragon Knight, but his greatest challenge will come from within his own heart.

Ailsa MacDuff, a warrior among her clan, has no desire to have a man chain her to a life of obedience. However, that is before she meets Desmond. The temptation to allow this warrior inside her heart is a risk she dares to take, but one that could lead to a future of emptiness and sorrow. 

When betrayal looms from within, the battleground of love is no match for these two warriors. Can the power of a Highland full moon be strong enough to unite or destroy them?

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Medieval Monday with Ashley York

Welcome back.  This week I’m delighted to welcome Ashley York to the blog.  Her excerpt is from Curse of the Healer.

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She closed her eyes, still struggling to string her thoughts into some kind of coherence, but his scent drifted to her. Surrounded her. So manly. And he was even more exciting to look upon, with those broad shoulders that begged for her touch. She was not unfamiliar with the feel of a man’s body beneath her fingers, but it had never before been for the sheer pleasure of it. She wanted that pleasure now. Desperately.

His gaze was powerful. “Have ye been collecting mushrooms, Aednat?”

She liked the way he said her name. “I have. Are ye familiar with them?”

“A bit.” He handed her his water skin. “To quench yer thirst.”

“Oh!” Exactly what she needed! Appreciation welled inside her. Unchecked, she gushed. “Thank ye.”

Ashley will see you next week over at Bambi Lynn’s blog with her next snippet.

Visit Ashley’s blog to catch up with Gui and Aelfhild today.

 

Curse of the Healer

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.

 

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