Monday, September 25, 2017

Medieval Monday Blog Hop with Jenna Jaxon

It’s the eighth week in our Medieval Monday First Encounter snippets and giveaway. Giveaway you say? Yes, if you comment on any of the participating author’s threads, you will be in the running for a giveaway of all the ebook’s in this round’s theme. Winners will be announced at the conclusion of week 14.
Please welcome my guest, Jenna Jaxon, and the snippet from her novel Betrothal.  Don’t forget to leave a comment below for Laurel. Happy reading and enjoy!
Excerpt
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.” His eyes held hers as he paused.
Dear God, does he mean to renounce me here before the entire court?
Alyse stared at the man beside her, willing herself to remain upright, despite the waves of ice and fire alternating through her body.
“Now I find I would rather play the ardent lover.”
Where Jenna will be next week:
Follow along next week at Bambi Lynn’s website – https://www.bambilynn.net
Don’t forget to leave a comment for your chance to win a signed copy of Betrothal!
Back Cover Copy:
The heart can choose, but can it also change?
Lady Alyse de Courcy has fallen in love with Lord Braeton, a nobleman in King Edward III’s court and a man to whom she has barely spoken. Fate, however, has decreed her betrothal to his best friend, Sir Geoffrey Longford—a handsome and imposing knight, yet hardly the man she wants to wed.
When Sir Geoffrey is bound in betrothal by his father, he could not have expected the beautiful stranger to win his heart the moment they meet. But Alyse’s infatuation with his friend casts doubt on whether she can ever return his regard and their wedding day is fast approaching…  Will he have time enough to win her love?
Don’t forget to leave a comment for your chance to win a signed copy of Betrothal!
Buy Links:
Jenna is hosting my eighth snippet on her blog this week. You can find me on her blog http://www.jennajaxon.wordpress.com

Thank you to everyone who stopped by today and left a comment for a chance to win our giveaway!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Medieval Monday Blog Hop with Laurel O'Donnell

It’s the seventh week in our Medieval Monday First Encounter snippets and giveaway. Giveaway you say? Yes, if you comment on any of the participating author’s threads, you will be in the running for a giveaway of all the ebook’s in this round’s theme. Winners will be announced at the conclusion of week 14.
Please welcome my guest, Laurel O’Donnell, and the snippet from her novel The Angel and the Prince. Don’t forget to leave a comment below for Laurel. Happy reading and enjoy!

Excerpt

Ryen ignored his outburst.  “Tell me how many men your Henry has in his army.”
As she expected, the Prince of Darkness’s witty mouth remained closed to her question.  She returned the dagger to its sheath.
“Is he going to attack France?” she asked, lifting her eyes to meet his, slipping the tips of her fingers into the pouch tied to her belt. The powder felt soft and velvety to her touch.  It was a mixture of herbs, roots, and wildflowers all ground together into a fine powder.  Lucien had gotten the ingredients from an old Gypsy woman he used to frequent when he wanted his fortune told.  Ryen had used it well, its strange power adding potent fuel to the spreading fear her legend had ignited in the weak minds of France’s enemies.
Where Laurel will be next week:
Follow along next week at Bambi Lynn’s website – https://www.bambilynn.net

Blurb for The Angel and the Prince by Laurel O’Donnell
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.
Don’t forget to leave a comment for your chance to win a signed copy of The Angel and the Prince!

Buy Link for The Angel and the Prince by Laurel O’Donnell –

Laurel is hosting my seventh snippet on her blog this week. You can find me on her blog hhttp://www.laurel-odonnell.com/


Thank you to everyone who stopped by today and left a comment for a chance to win our giveaway!

Monday, September 11, 2017

Medieval Monday Blog Hop with Ceci Giltenan

It’s the sixth week in our Medieval Monday First Encounter snippets and giveaway. Giveaway you say? Yes, if you comment on any of the participating author’s threads, you will be in the running for a giveaway of all the ebook’s in this round’s theme. Winners will be announced at the conclusion of week 14.
Please welcome my guest, Ceci  Giltenan, and the snippet from her novel Highland Redemption. Don’t forget to leave a comment below for Nicole. Happy reading and enjoy!
Excerpt:
“Are any of them married? Do you have nieces and nephews who are pining for Uncle Tomas? For that matter, are you married?”
“Nay, I’m not married and neither are any of them. They’re all much younger. My youngest brother is twelve. My sister’s the oldest of them and she’s but eighteen.”
“Your sister is my age. Exactly how much older are you?”
He chuckled. He had answered this battery of questions before. Young women at court, anxious to find husbands were no less obvious. “I’m twenty-six, my lady.”
“Eight years between you and your next oldest sibling. My goodness.”
“I was adopted.”
“Oh, I see.”

Follow along next week on Bambi Lynn’s website: http://www.bambilynn.net/. Remember to leave a comment for a chance to win an e-copy of Highland Redemption or another e-book of your choice by Ceci Giltenan.
Blurb:
Tomas's life changed forever when at the age of seven he was adopted by Laird and Lady Maclan ending the abuse he'd suffered at Ambrose Ruthven's hand. He'd never looked back and never intended to
But fate had other plans...
Now, nineteen years later, he runs headlong into his past. The Ruthvens are in trouble and Tomas is in a position to help them. But can he set aside his hatred for Laird Ruthven for the good of the clan into which he was born?
Fate always adds a twist...
Laird Ruthven's daughter is not what Tomas expected. Vida Ruthven is sweet, smart, and utterly irresistible.
Now, Tomas must choose between being the savior or taking the ultimate revenge.

Ceci is hosting my sixth snippet on her blog this week. You can find me on her blog https://cecigiltenan.com/

Thank you to everyone who stopped by today and left a comment for a chance to win our giveaway!

Monday, September 4, 2017

Medieval Monday Blog Hop with Nicole Locke

It’s the fifth week in our Medieval Monday First Encounter snippets and giveaway. Giveaway you say? Yes, if you comment on any of the participating author’s threads, you will be in the running for a giveaway of all the ebook’s in this round’s theme. Winners will be announced at the conclusion of week 14.
Please welcome my guest, Nicole Locke, and the snippet from her novel Her Christmas Knight. Don’t forget to leave a comment below for Nicole. Happy reading and enjoy!
Excerpt
Stairs?
She swiped at the dark with her hands and feet until the corridor curved into a staircase. Keeping a hand on the stone wall, she shuffled her way down.
Until she found her way to a heavily latched illuminated door.
There were more sounds, too—murmurs and whispers of a crowd trying to be quiet. This was the door! She brushed her free hand against the smooth wood until she found the latch.
Other noises were reaching her ears—more laughter, and footsteps behind her. No time to waste. She placed the seal on top of her feet, and used both hands to lift the latch. It held, as if someone on the other side was preventing it from opening. Did she dare call out?
No, the footsteps behind her were too close.
She jumped and used her body to press down on the handle. The latch broke free, but the clank echoed in the quiet corridor. The footsteps behind her changed direction.
No time to lose.
Next Monday, Nicole will be at Bambi Lynn’s blog. https://bambilynnblog.wordpress.com
Blurb:
A knight to protect her—this Yuletide 
By order of the English king, Alice of Swaffham searches London nobility for the traitor dealing information to the Scots. Little does she know that the mysterious spy she seeks is the man she once loved and thought she'd lost forever… 
If Hugh of Shoebury felt unworthy of Alice before, as the Half-Thistle spy he can never claim her heart. Now he must fight to keep not only his dark secrets—and Alice—safe from a vengeful king…but also his burning longing for her at bay!
Harlequin: https://www.harlequin.com/shop/authors/24841_nicole-locke.html

Nicole is hosting my fifth snippet on her blog this week. You can find me on her blog http://nicolelocke.com.

Thank you to everyone who stopped by today and left a comment for a chance to win our giveaway!

Monday, August 28, 2017

Medieval Monday Blog Hop with Elisabeth Hobbes

It’s the fourth week in our Medieval Monday First Encounter snippets and giveaway. Giveaway you say? Yes, if you comment on any of the participating author’s threads, you will be in the running for a giveaway of all the ebook’s in this round’s theme. Winners will be announced at the conclusion of week 14.
Please welcome my guest, Elisabeth Hobbes, and the snippet from her novel Redeeming the Rogue Knight. Don’t forget to leave a comment below for Elisabeth. Happy reading and enjoy!

Excerpt Week Four
Thomas shook his head, his eyes filling with grief.
‘No! Oh, bad tidings, Sister.’
Lucy’s heart twisted. This was not the way a son should learn such news. Thomas would regret their father’s passing more than she did. But then Thomas had never suffered the consequences of having disappointed him as greatly as Lucy had.
The man groaned. Thomas glanced at him. ‘Tell me more later, but now we need to take him upstairs to a bed.’
Lucy took a step back, shaking her head. Not to the floor where Robbie slept in peace, blissfully unaware of the drama happening beneath him. She barred the way, finally revealing her poker and brandishing it like a sword.
‘Come, little dove,’ the injured man slurred, grinning crookedly. ‘Be sensible and we all might live.’

Back Cover Copy Redeeming the Rogue Knight by Elisabeth Hobbes
The spy who sought refuge…
When injured spy Sir Roger Danby comes asking for shelter at her inn, Lucy Carew is wary. He may be strikingly handsome, but the disgraced single mother has learnt the hard way with men like him. Against her better judgement, she gives him refuge.
Sir Roger has never been at the mercy of a woman before, and he’s never met one as mysterious and bewitching as Lucy. He hasn't come looking for redemption, but Lucy is a woman who could reach in and touch his closely guarded heart…
You can find Elisabeth’s snippet next week on Bambi Lynn’ blog here.
Elisabeth is hosting my fourth snippet on her blog this week. You can find me on her blog here.

Thank you to everyone who stopped by today and left a comment for a chance to win our giveaway!