First Encounter with Bambi Lynn

Welcome back to another First Encounter.  Today I’m pleased to share an excerpt from Bambi Lynn’s story Bron.

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Long before he was old enough to know the pleasures of women, a training accident had split his cheek open from the corner of his mouth all the way into his hair, which he kept shorn close to his scalp to show off the markings etched there. His face had been marred with the jagged scar so off-putting, his first maid had kept her eyes firmly closed while he did his business, then hurried away afterwards without looking back. Numerous battles had left him with more scars until his visage was enough to frighten children as if he were a troll.
Follow along next week at Nicole Locke’s blog. Be sure to comment for a chance to win an e-copy of Bron.


After escaping the brutal tyrant who holds her under his boot, Leda’s newfound hope is shattered to discover her safe-haven to be nothing more than a den of brutal Norsemen, intent on conquering all of Francia and claiming its riches for their own. When she is offered as a bed slave to the fiercest Viking of them all, she despairs to realize freedom comes at a price.

Brondulf Adilson has struck terror into his enemies for as long as he can remember, to include the women who share his bed. Shunned for his frightful appearance, he doesn’t expect compliance from his new thrall and is resigned to forcing her to his will.

But the beauty he finds himself saddled with turns out to be anything but meek and compliant.

You can get hold of Bron here


Don’t forget to check out Bambi’s blog today to read the next except from Roger and Lucy’s encounter and come back here next week for an excerpt by Lane McFarland


first Encounter featuring Ruth A. Casie

Welcome to another Medieval Monday.  This week I have Ruth A. Casie with me to share her first encounter from The Guardian’s Witch.


“She’s no different than her mother, rest her soul. She too was a gifted healer. That doesn’t make either of them witches. Didn’t Lady Darla help you when you broke your arm so badly everyone thought it had to be cut off?”

Alex could feel the anger rolling off Bryce but he couldn’t dwell on it. He knew more than saw his close friend flex the fist of his sword arm. A sudden pinch of pain and he stiffened himself for another surge of agony.

Ann hovered over him. “His fever worsens. He’ll not last the night.”


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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Next week Ruth will be on Nicole Locke’s blog with another instalment.

You can find this week’s instalment of Roger and Lucy’s encounter this week on Ruth’s blog

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Here is my interview with Elisabeth Hobbes

I was thrilled when Fiona McVie asked me to do an interview on her blog. She’s interviewed over 4000 writers!


Hello and welcome to my blog, Author Interviews. My name is Fiona Mcvie.


Let’s get you introduced to everyone, shall we? Tell us your name. What is your age?

My name is Elisabeth Hobbes and I’m 42 (my Douglas Adams year).

Fiona: Where are you from?

I was born and brought up in York but after a couple of years living in Greece I now I live in Cheshire on the edge of the Peak District.

Fiona: A little about your self (ie,  your education, family life, etc.).

I’ve always loved history so I did A Levels in Classics, Early Modern History and English Language then a degree in History and Art History.  I followed that up by training as a teacher, which since having children I do part time.  I have two children aged 11 and 10 and I’m married to the person I met at sixth form…

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Medieval Monday with Cathy MacRae

I’m excited to share an excerpt from Cathy and DD MacRae’s August release The Highlander’s Viking Bride.  Isn’t this cover fabulous!

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Everyone in the keep knew guests had arrived—rumored to be the hated MacGerrys. Her father would likely use the opportunity to dangle her as bait again for some sort of alliance, her hand in marriage as part of the bargain. She grimaced. The MacGerry laird was as old as her sire—as were all the men her da had presented as prospective husbands.

“I willnae marry a man thrice my age. Why does he keep bringing such old relics about, Freki? Has the man not made the acquaintance of anyone younger than two score?”

Her companion did not answer.


Calder MacGerry, laird of an impoverished clan, has resolved to end the bitter feud between the MacGerrys and Sinclairs. He jumps at Laird Sinclair’s offer of marriage to his only daughter, Katja, to seal the agreement between their clans—only to get more than he bargained for.

Katja’s chance to escape her father’s harsh treatment appears to be too good to be true. But becoming Lady of a clan that despises her because she’s a Sinclair, doesn’t make her life any easier. When the attacks turn deadly, she fights her way out, making a dangerous passage to the Shetland Isles for refuge with her Viking family.

Calder and Katja’s marriage, built on mistrust, rushes quickly into disaster. As Calder seeks to repair the damage, Katja discovers not another enemy, but a husband who pledges a new beginning.

The next excerpt of Cathy’s story will be on Ruth A. Casie’s blog but if you can’t wait to find out what happens you can get hold of a copy here:





You can find the next instalment of Redeeming the Rogue Knight on Cathy’s blog here


Redeeming the Rogue Knight – free sample!

There’s less than a week to go until the print version of Redeeming the Rogue Knight is released.  If you can’t wait to get hold of your own copy you can read the opening chapter here.

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Or if you’d rather just go ahead and preorder you can do that here
Happy reading!

Medieval Monday Laurel O’Donnell’s First Encounter

With me today I have Laurel O’Donnell with an excerpt from her book, The Angel and The Prince

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She ignored his comment and stepped back, the mist swirling around her body like a cape.  She quickly regained her composure and her blue eyes swept him without a hint of emotion.  “So,” she murmured, “you are the Prince of Darkness.”

He stared hard into her eyes as if he were reading her mind.

Ryen watched the emotions play over his face: recognition, disbelief, and then furious anger.

His eyes widened with incredulity.  “The Angel of Death?  A woman?”

“You have heard the legends –?”

“Unchain me this instant!”


Follow along next week at Ashley York’s website –

Don’t forget to leave a comment for your chance to win a signed copy of The Angel and the Prince!


The blurb:

In this exciting medieval romance, the French lady knight known as the Angel of Death wages a battle of wills and desires against her dreaded enemy — the English warrior known as the Prince of Darkness. 

Ryen De Bouriez is a French warrior, dedicated to protecting her country against the hated English. In place of glittering ball gowns, she wears shining armor. Instead of practicing the gentler arts, she wields a sword. Those who whisper her name in fear and awe call her the Angel of Death. 

Bryce Princeton is the Prince of Darkness, an English knight sent by his king to find and destroy their most hated adversary — the Angel of Death. Little does he know that his enemy is no man at all, but a beautiful woman who will challenge his heart and honor at every turn.

Forced to choose between love and honor, the Angel and the Prince wage a battle of wills that challenges everything they have ever believed in.


Here’s the buy links if you can’t wait until next week’s excerpt –

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The return of Medieval Monday

Next week we’re starting a new round of Medieval Monday with the fabulous theme of ‘First Encounter’.  Each week I’ll be featuring a snippet from a different Medieval romance and telling you where to go for the next instalment in that story.

How do the heroes and heroines meet?  Is it love at first sight? Instant hate? Sparks flying or hearts thumping?

I’m kicking off today with an excerpt from Redeeming the Rogue Knight.  The story will continue on Jenna Jaxon’s blog on August 7th and I’ll be featuring the first instalment of her story here so make sure to check out both blogs.

For now, here is the first part of the meeting between Roger and Lucy.

Two men pushed their way inside. One had his arm slung around the other’s shoulder and was being supported. He staggered as he walked, moaning softly and his tangled black hair obscured his face. The second man’s head was bowed under the strain of bearing his companion who was taller and broader.

Lucy gritted her teeth.

‘I don’t want drunks at this time of night.’

‘He isn’t drunk, he’s hurt,’ the supporting man wheezed. He raised his head and Lucy gave a cry of surprise at the face she had not seen since he declared his intention to fight with King Edward’s army in France.

‘Thomas? Is it really you?’

Lucy started forward, but her brother drew a short sword from beneath his cloak and brandished it. Lucy gave a squeak of alarm at the sight of her younger brother with such a fierce expression which ill suited his kind face. Thomas was an amiable dolt and to see him acting so fiercely was disconcerting.


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Redeeming the Rogue Knight is released in print on August 24th and ebook on September 1st.  You can preorder a copy here



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