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.