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!