Medieval Monday with Mary Morgan

Welcome to Week 11 of Medieval Monday! In case you missed our previous posts, fourteen medieval romance authors are sharing a “First Kiss” scene from one of our books. We’ll post our scenes in small excerpts from now until May 10, with plenty of links so you can catch up whenever you join us.

To see all the posts for today, visit our Facebook Group, Medieval Romance Lovers. We’ll have fun giveaways every Friday, so be sure to drop by and comment on the Friday Giveaway post!

Our snippet this week is from Mary Morgan’s Magnar. I myself am currently reading this wonderful story, and I cannot recommend it enough! A little bit of fantasy, a little bit of Scotland, a little bit of Viking–there’s really something for everyone. Enjoy!

By the hounds! Her words sparked his lust further. Magnar concluded he did not want a simpering wife by his side. For the first time, he yearned to have one challenging him—in mind and body.

Grasping her around the waist, he ignored her gasp and cupped her chin. Her eyes widened as he slowly lowered his head. “Agreed.” He breathed the word against her cheek.

When he drew back, Magnar was the one perplexed. Desire shimmered back at him from those emerald eyes. Her full lips parted, and he required no invitation.

 

 

Check out last week’s with Bambi Lynn: http://www.bambilynnblog.wordpress.com/

Follow along next week with Daryl Devoré: https://daryldevore.blogspot.com/

The Wolf surrenders to no one.

Known as the Barbarian, Magnar MacAlpin is a fierce ruler for those under his command. As leader of the Wolves of Clan Sutherland, his loyalty and obedience lies with Scotland. However, the king’s last demand is not something Magnar will tolerate.

After Elspeth Gunn’s brother the Chieftain of Castle Steinn is murdered, she flees with her nephew, and finds safety amongst a band of men who are rumored to be part wolf. When the king forces her to wed a heathen Northman, she fears losing her heart and soul not only to the man, but the beast as well.

In order to restore peace to a shattered clan, Magnar and Elspeth travel a treacherous path that challenges their beliefs. When evil seeks to destroy ancient traditions, will Magnar be compelled to restrain his wolf or allow him free to protect those he loves?

Medieval Monday with Ashley York

Welcome to Week 10 of Medieval Monday! In case you missed our previous posts, fourteen medieval romance authors are sharing a “First Kiss” scene from one of our books. We’ll post our scenes in small excerpts from now until May 10, with plenty of links so you can catch up whenever you join us.

To see all the posts for today, visit our Facebook Group, Medieval Romance Lovers. We’ll have fun giveaways every Friday, so be sure to drop by and comment on the Friday Giveaway post!

Our snippet this week is from Ashley York’s Highlander romance Lachlann’s Legacy. How about a tender kiss to heat up your Monday morning? Enjoy!

An 11th-century highlander must deceive a lovely woman living among outcasts in order to save his priory, but it’s his heart that’s truly at stake…

“Oh, no. Ye were fine.” He slipped his hand beneath her heavy hair, drawing her toward him again. “But it didn’t satisfy my desire. It only made me want more.”

The flash of a smile, and then she kissed him again. And again. Each one longer than the previous one. Each one gentler. Each one more frustrating for him.

 

Check out last week’s with Bambi Lynn: http://www.bambilynnblog.wordpress.com/

Follow along next week with Daryl Davore: https://daryldevore.blogspot.com/

Hidden secrets could tear them apart as fast as their passion drove them together

On the Moray coast in Scotland…

Ethne’s genuine and caring nature makes her invaluable to her brother as his son’s caretaker, but he and his wife treat her as little more than their servant. When she learns their tribal leader would use her chaste status for his own purposes, Ethne plans to escape and reluctantly accepts the help of Lachlann—a handsome pilgrim she only just met at the local faire.

Despite her independent spirit, Ethne feels drawn to Lachlann. Her instincts say his intentions are honorable, but can she trust him with her heart?

Raised by his godfather with few clues to his family’s past, Lachlann values his freedom and the brotherhood of his highlander kin. Disguised as a pilgrim on a mission for the priory, he encounters Ethne, a warm, intelligent maiden whose courage in the face of a loveless marriage awakens an intense need to protect her.

Unfortunately, Ethne is one of the very people he must deceive to explore the cave system containing clues to the lost treasure he seeks. But he cannot abandon her to an uncertain fate—or deny the simmering tension between them.

With religious prejudice running high and both of them facing tests of loyalty, Lachlann and Ethne may realize the only way to fight for their futures is to surrender… to each other.

Medieval Monday with Eliza Knight

Welcome to Week 9 of Medieval Monday! In case you missed our previous posts, fourteen medieval romance authors are sharing a “First Kiss” scene from one of our books. We’ll post our scenes in small excerpts from now until May 10, with plenty of links so you can catch up whenever you join us.

To see all the posts for today, visit our Facebook Group, Medieval Romance Lovers. We’ll have fun giveaways every Friday, so be sure to drop by and comment on the Friday Giveaway post!

Our snippet this week is from Eliza Knight’s The Highlander’s Reward. Things are really starting to heat up! Enjoy!

He frowned. “In name only?”

“I won’t be a true wife to you.”

“What the hell does that mean?” The woman was exasperating! He didn’t understand a thing she was talking about.

Her face flamed a charming red. “I won’t allow you to consummate the marriage.”

 

Check out last week’s with Bambi Lynn: http://www.bambilynnblog.wordpress.com/

Follow along next week with Daryl Davore: https://daryldevore.blogspot.com/

She belonged to another… But was destined to be his…

Lady Arbella de Mowbray abhors the idea of marrying an English noble occupying Scotland. When she arrives in Stirling, she is thrown into the midst of a full battle between the Scots and the English. Besieged by rebels, she is whisked from her horse by a Highland warrior who promises her safety. But when he kisses her, she fears she’s more in danger of losing herself.

The last thing Magnus Sutherland wants is to marry the beautiful English lass he saved. As the laird of his clan, he has a responsibility to his clan and allies. But when Arbella is attacked by one of his own men, he determines the only way to keep her safe is to make her his. A decision that promises to be extremely satisfying.

Magnus brings Arbella to his home of Dunrobin Castle in the Highlands. And that’s where the trouble begins… Their countries are at war and they should be each other’s enemy. Neither one considered their mock marriage would grow into a deeply passionate love. What’s more, they were both unhappily betrothed and those who’ve been scorned are out for revenge. Can their new found love keep them together or will their enemies tear them apart?

“For fans of Highlander romance, this series is a must read!” ~ Night Owl Reviews, TOP PICK!

Medieval Monday with Celeste Barclay

Welcome to Week 8 of Medieval Monday! In case you missed our previous posts, fourteen medieval romance authors are sharing a “First Kiss” scene from one of our books. We’ll post our scenes in small excerpts from now until May 10, with plenty of links so you can catch up whenever you join us.

To see all the posts for today, visit our Facebook Group, Medieval Romance Lovers. We’ll have fun giveaways every Friday, so be sure to drop by and comment on the Friday Giveaway post!

Our snippet this week is from Celeste Barclay’s steamy Viking romance, Leif. Isn’t this just the sweetest? Enjoy!

“As much as you are mine.”

“You are sure of this.”

“I’ve had many visions and divinations since I came into my gift. Just as many have been about other people as they have been of you. But my first vision, the one that came when I was only a girl of nine winters was of us with our children in our own longhouse. This vision came years before I knew how a man and woman beget children. It came before I knew who you were. You were just a blond godlike figure who I sat beside and slept next to. This vision has only become stronger and clearer with age. It’s the one vision of the far future that’s never changed. Others have morphed or shifted with the tide of fate and the actions of man, but that vision never wavers.”

Check out last week’s with Bambi Lynn: http://www.bambilynnblog.wordpress.com/

Follow along next week with Daryl Davore: https://daryldevore.blogspot.com/

Fate brought them together. Free will binds them.

After months at sea, Leif Ivarrson wants nothing more than to revel in the comforts of home. Yet when word arrives that a new threat has invaded their land, Leif is forced to take up his sword once more. Tasked with rescuing a jarl’s niece, Sigrid, from this malicious enemy, Leif departs on a journey that will alter the course of his fate.

Since she was a young girl, Sigrid Torbensdóttir’s visions have been both a blessing and a curse. Now a grown woman and powerful seer, she knew enemies would come for her, eager to exploit her gift. Yet her visions taught her that fate could not be denied or ignored. As she had foreseen it, the heroic Viking would save her and sweep them both up in the raging storm of inescapable destiny.

Drawn together by the will of the gods, Leif and Sigrid battle to save their people from a rival tribe’s scramble for power. Will their blossoming love survive the tests of war and family? Can a match created by fate withstand the machinations of man?

Set sail for adventure in this steamy Viking romance sure to leave you breathless! Norse lore meets passion and intrigue in Leif, written by Celeste Barclay!

Medieval Monday with Daryl Devoré

Welcome to Week 7 of Medieval Monday! In case you missed our previous posts, fourteen medieval romance authors are sharing a “First Kiss” scene from one of our books. We’ll post our scenes in small excerpts from now until May 10, with plenty of links so you can catch up whenever you join us.

To see all the posts for today, visit our Facebook Group, Medieval Romance Lovers. We’ll have fun giveaways every Friday, so be sure to drop by and comment on the Friday Giveaway post!

This week we get to enjoy a sweet kiss from Daryl Devoré’s The Last  Dragon! Enjoy!

 

Hawkyns’ warm lips pressing against hers silenced the words spewing from her mouth. A rush of heat flowed through her as she relaxed the toes she’d been clenching. A giggle tickled in the back of her throat. The fear that burned in her belly melted.

Releasing his kiss, Hawkyns stepped back. “When I asked earlier if it always hurts so when one leaves and ye said that was love that I was feeling…”

Derry bit her bottom lip. The words he was speaking she’d not expected to hear.

 

See last week’s snippet on Bambi Lynn’s blog: www.bambilynnblog.wordpress.com

Follow along next week on Anastasia Abboud’s blog: https://www.anastasiaabboud.com/grainsofsand

A prince. A sorceress. And a heart-breaking secret.

What do dragons, knights and romance have in common? Grab a copy of multi-published author Daryl Devore’s medieval fantasy romance – The Last Dragon and discover the answer.

A sorcerer craving dominance merged with a dragon, the power overwhelmed him causing him to split into three dragons. Demora ruled thought, but was lost in time. Yidithe offered protection, shining like the light of the sun. Ayrradex craved chaos, revelling in destroying souls.

Many knights died, attempting to slay the devil beast. One knight, Prince Hawkyns, did not fear death. He’d lost everything. Away on a mission when Ayrradex attacked his father’s kingdom, Penrythe, Hawkyns returned to find his noble father – feeble and defeated. His wise mother – crazed. His beautiful wife and unborn child – dead. Only a pile of ashes remained for him to bury. He knelt before his King and vowed to slay the devil-beast or be slain.

Derry was born with powers that terrified her parents. They delivered her to a nunnery to be raised in secret. Jathe, a wise sorceress, discovered the young girl and trained her to one day use the secret hidden in her soul.

Legends spoken around campfires hinted the sole way to destroy Ayrradex was when the hearts of a knight and a golden dragon became one. But after a vicious battle with Ayrradex, the golden dragon was thought to be dead.

Can Prince Hawkyns’s bravery and Derry’s powers end the reign of the devil-beast’s terror?

Medieval Monday with Anastasia Abboud

Medieval Monday with Anastasia Abboud

Welcome to Week 6 of Medieval Monday! In case you missed our previous posts, fourteen medieval romance authors are sharing a “First Kiss” scene from one of our books. We’ll post our scenes in small excerpts from now until May 10, with plenty of links so you can catch up whenever you join us.

To see all the posts for today, visit our Facebook Group, Medieval Romance Lovers. We’ll have fun giveaways every Friday, so be sure to drop by and comment on the Friday Giveaway post!

Our snippet this week is from Anastasia Abboud’s wonderful time-travel romance, Tremors. We’re picking up this week in the middle of a deep conversation that’s headed in the right direction ;). Enjoy!

Scene set-up: Lachlann and Deidre have spent the day at the Texas Renaissance Festival. More a medieval fair than anything else, it unexpectedly forced traumatic memories upon Lachlann that he wasn’t prepared to deal with. Of course, he can’t explain that to Deidre.

 

“So, why bother?”

“Why bother with what?”

“With anything? Why bother with life?”

Her brow furrowed. “But… life is a gift.”

“Some gift!”

“I don’t know what you’ve been through,” she murmured as they reached her car. “But you can’t let it steal your peace.”

“It’s too late. I lost my peace a long time ago.”

 

Last week’s snippet on Barbara Bettis’s blog: http://www.barbarabettis.com/index.php/blog/

Follow along next week on Cathy MaCrae’s blog: https://www.cathymacraeauthor.com/bits-n-bobs-author-blog

In the infinite vastness of time – past, present, future, past – love would prevail.

A Norse farmer crashes into this century from fourteenth-century Scotland. How did it happen? Why did he escape the plague when the rest of his family died? He should have died with them.

Three years later, Lachlann is no closer to the truth. His body has healed. He has a job and a place to lay his head at night. He has even learned a little modern English. If he could just figure out how to go back, he might be able to save his family, save his son. But he still can’t read, is still tormented by throbbing headaches and nightmares. Maybe he died after all. Maybe he’s in hell.

But would there be an angel in hell?

Deidre became a medieval history professor because of a treasured family heirloom, the medieval drawing of a farmer that she loved since childhood. Too bad she couldn’t have married him instead of the lying, vicious cheat who had almost ruined her life. Almost.

With a new life in a new city, she has moved forward. She doesn’t need anyone, especially a man. But she can’t seem to ignore her new neighbor, a gorgeous giant with a strange accent, haunted eyes, and a shocking resemblance to her medieval ploughman.

How can she erase the tormented look in his eyes? If only he would confide in her.

But is she prepared to do the same? To explain how she lost everything – her job, her family, her self-respect – because of her own, poor choices?

And why does she have the feeling that she could lose it all again?

Medieval Monday with Bambi Lynn

Welcome to Week 5 of Medieval Monday! In case you missed our previous posts, fourteen medieval romance authors are sharing a “First Kiss” scene from one of our books. We’ll post our scenes in small excerpts from now until May 10, with plenty of links so you can catch up whenever you join us.

To see all the posts for today, visit our Facebook Group, Medieval Romance Lovers. We’ll have fun giveaways every Friday, so be sure to drop by and comment on the Friday Giveaway post!

This week Bambi Lynn is sharing a snippet with us from her book A Knight in Rusted Armor, a wonderful medieval romance about a tournament, a determined lady, and a hero driven by duty. Enjoy!

Allys slept late again the next day. He hates me, she thought the instant she opened her eyes. She had a sinking feeling deep in her stomach at the thought, but she swallowed against it. She wanted him to hate her, did she not? Perhaps he would withdraw. A sudden wave of panic swept over her. She scrubbed her fists against her eyes. She would not lose herself to him. If he hated her, if he packed his things and left, so be it.

Fanny slipped into the room, blessedly interrupting her thoughts. Allys stretched languidly as her maid rushed around her room opening shutters and chattering pleasantly. Claire had already gone. Allys wondered briefly if the little harlot had even come to bed. A quick glance told she had slept in the bed they shared, but Allys guessed it was not for long.

 

Last week’s snippet on Anastasia Abboud’s blog: https://www.anastasiaabboud.com/grainsofsand

Follow along next week on Daryl Devoré’s blog: https://daryldevore.blogspot.com

A Knight in Rusted Armor Book Cover

Duty is the essence of manhood.

Allys Stone would risk repute as a ruined woman to gain control of her life. Thorin Svenson would battle the most skilled knights in the realm to win her. Theirs is a love story of fairy tales and wild passion, a battle of wills as well as brawn.

Allys wants to choose her own husband, one who loves life and laughter as much as she does. One who considers her a partner instead of a possession. She has never had any choice but to live by her father’s decisions, and now he’s offering her as grand prize in a tournament.

Thorin must win the hand of a nobleman’s daughter to regain the wealth and position of his family. Consumed by guilt, he will risk his very life to win. Not even her attempts to sabotage his victory will get in his way.

 

Medieval Monday with Jenna Jaxon

Welcome to Week 4 of Medieval Monday! In case you missed our previous posts, fourteen medieval romance authors are sharing a “First Kiss” scene from one of our books. We’ll post our scenes in small excerpts from now until May 10, with plenty of links so you can catch up whenever you join us.

To see all the posts for today, visit our Facebook Group, Medieval Romance Lovers. We’ll have fun giveaways every Friday, so be sure to drop by and comment on the Friday Giveaway post!

This week Jenna Jaxon is sharing a sweet snippet with us from her book Betrayal, a beautiful medieval romance. Enjoy!

Scene set-up: After learning that her beloved Geoffrey has been forced to marry another woman, Alyse is talking to Geoffrey’s best friend, Thomas, about her best option going forward–marriage to him.

 

She cupped his face and smiled. “Not very lonely, I would wager, my lord–your reputation gives the lie to that.”

“Mere gossip at the court, lady.” His lazy smile lit his face. “You should know the truth from the lies by now.”

“I should like to believe you, Thomas.” She barely whispered the words, her heart beating too fast. Could she do this? Did she have a choice?

 

Last week’s snippet on Bambi Lynn’s blog: https://bambilynnblog.wordpress.com/

Follow along next week on Daryl Devoré’s blog: https://daryldevore.blogspot.com

The worst betrayals come from within.

After a night of passion with her betrothed, Sir Geoffrey Longford, Lady Alyse de Courcy is eagerly looking forward to her wedding. But when Geoffrey is forced to marry another, a heartbroken and possibly pregnant Alyse finds herself in her own private hell. She must either gamble with her reputation or marry someone she does not love.

A reputed connoisseur of women, Thomas, Lord Braeton, has dallied with many ladies of King Edward’s court, although he has favored none. However, as Geoffrey’s best friend, Thomas has sworn to serve and protect Alyse, an oath now sorely tested when he agrees to marry her—in name only—to guard her reputation. Yet, as they grow closer, and Thomas discovers Alyse’s sweet but spirited nature, he comes to desire a marriage in truth.

Can he overcome her memory of Geoffrey, or is Thomas doomed to burn with passion for a woman he can never possess?

Medieval Monday with Judith Sterling

Welcome to Week 3 of Medieval Monday! In case you missed our previous posts, fourteen medieval romance authors are sharing a “First Kiss” scene from one of our books. We’ll post our scenes in small excerpts from now until May 10, with plenty of links so you can catch up whenever you join us.

To see all the posts for today, visit our Facebook Group, Medieval Romance Lovers. We’ll have fun giveaways every Friday, so be sure to drop by and comment on the Friday Giveaway post!

This week I am excited to host Judith Marshall! The snippet is from her new book, The Return of the Raven, a tantalizing time travel romance which just released last week. Enjoy!

“Griff, I’m not—”

“I cannot stand it any longer. You’ve been a changed person ever since you saw…whatever the hell you saw. Unburden yourself and tell me about it.”

She looked to the crackling blaze, then back at him. “I saw two moments in time. The first…” She fell silent.

Jeez! What is it? “Go on.”

 

See last week’s snippet on Bambi Lynn’s blog: www.bambilynnblog.wordpress.com

Follow along next week on Daryl Devoré’s blog: https://daryldevore.blogspot.com

True love is eternal.

Margaret, Lady Ravenwood, is trapped in a loveless marriage and firmly entrenched in the medieval world. Along comes Griffin Nightshade, a historian from the future whose soul resonates with hers. He persuades her to return with him to the 1950s, but heeding her heart means courting danger from a curse that could spell her doom.

Haunted by his parents’ sudden deaths, Griffin knows all too well the pain born of love lost. He guards his emotions, but Margaret delves deep and goes straight to the soul. She’s hard to resist…and harder to set free.

The heart’s desire and history’s demands don’t always agree. Yet true love is eternal.

Medieval Monday Week 2!

Welcome to Week 2 of Medieval Monday! In case you missed last week, fourteen medieval romance authors are sharing a “First Kiss” scene from one of our books. We’ll post our scenes in small excerpts from now until May 10, with plenty of links so you can catch up whenever you join us.

To see all the posts for today, visit our Facebook Group, Medieval Romance Lovers. We’ll have fun giveaways every Friday, so be sure to drop by and comment on the Friday Giveaway post!

This week I am excited to host Sherry Ewing! She’s got a fabulous snippet awaiting you below – enjoy!

“What’s wrong?” she inquired of him in a startled whisper. She opened the door wider, surprising him when she grabbed a hold of his arm then all but pulled him inside the chamber. The sound of the door shutting and the bolt being slammed into place, ensuring their privacy, gave him further pause. “Tell me,” she demanded. “Your face is as white as a ghost.”

See last week’s snippet on Sherry’s blog: https://sherryewing.com/2021/02/08/medieval-monday-with-to-follow-my-heart/

Follow along next week and find Sherry’s snippet on Daryl Devoré’s blog: https://daryldevore.blogspot.com

Love is a leap. Sometimes you need to jump…

After a gut wrenching break up with her fiancé, Jenna Sinclair heads to the coast to do a little soul searching. To say everything is subject to change is putting it mildly. Her world is not only turned upside down, but pretty much torn asunder when she is pulled through a time gate on the beach beneath the Cliff House and transported more than eight hundred years into the past.

Fletcher Monroe, captain of the garrison knights at Berwyck Castle, has wasted too much time pining for a woman who will never be his. When he finally decides to move on with his life and focus on his duties, he is suddenly confronted with a woman who magically appears at his feet. This could either be the best thing that has ever happened to him or another cursed event in a string of many.  He soon finds he is wildly attracted to her, but she’s scared to death of him – not a very encouraging beginning.

From the shores of California to twelfth century England and back again, Jenna and Fletcher must find a way to reconcile their two different worlds before Time forever tears them apart.

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