Monday, October 16, 2017

Medieval Monday Blog Hop with Barbara Bettis

It’s the eleventh 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, Barbara Bettis, and the snippet from her novel The Lady of the Forest.  Don’t forget to leave a comment below for Barbara. Happy reading and enjoy!
Excerpt:
An unexpected warmth tingled through her veins—here was a friend.
The warmth gave way to a chill.
A friend who could spoil everything.
Another thought made her hesitate. Before her lay a powerful man. But even she, living quietly at Stonehill, knew Henry of Chauvere’s story. He’d been struck down defending King Richard from attack following the king’s release from captivity three years earlier. Since then, he struggled to recover from those near-fatal wounds. According to tales she’d heard, he still could scarcely lift his sword arm.
The knight eyeing her through narrowed lids appeared far from feeble.
Follow along next week at Lane McFarland’s: http://lanemcfarland.com/blog/ 
Don’t forget to comment for a chance to win an e-copy of
The Lady of the Forest
Back Cover Copy:
He must pursue his enemy; she must protect her people. Can their love survive the duties that drive them apart?
When her elderly husband dies, Lady Katherine fakes her own death and disappears into the forest with others escaping the brutish new lord. Determined to protect her people, she knocks the wrong man senseless. But Lord Henry isn’t an enemy, he’s the brother of her childhood friend. Although his tender confidence tempts her, she’s bound by duty.
Henry of Chauvere has found the one lady he wants for his own, never mind she’s tied him hand and foot. When he learns the king has ordered her to wed Stonehill’s ruthless new master, he insists Kate seek haven with his sister. But she won’t desert her friends. Henry vows to solve her problem, provided he catches a traitor before the threat from Kate's past catches her.
When a daring rescue compels Henry and Kate to join forces, their attraction grows into love. If only duty didn’t drive them apart.
Barbara is hosting my eleventh snippet on her blog this week at www.barbarabettis.blogspot.com

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

Monday, October 9, 2017

Medieval Monday Blog Hop

It’s the tenth 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, Cathy MacRae, and the snippet from her novel The Highlander’s Viking Bride.  Don’t forget to leave a comment below for Cathy. Happy reading and enjoy!
Excerpt:
His eager blue eyes stared at her, as if caught in a pleasant dream. Katja’s stomach twisted in a way she’d not experienced before. Heat scorched its way from her head to her shoulders, tingling along her breasts and descending lower. She didn’t recognize or understand the strange awareness. Her breathing picked up its pace as her heart beat tripled. How could one look from a man inspire such a reaction?
Where Cathy will be next week:
Follow along next week at Judith Sterling’s website – https://judithmarshallauthor.com/blog/
Don’t forget to leave a comment for your chance to win a signed copy of The Highlander’s Viking Bride!
Back Cover Copy:
Calder MacGerry, laird of an impoverished clan, has resolved to end the bitter feud between the MacGerry's and Sinclairs. He jumps at Laird Sinclair's offer of marriage to his only daughter, Katja, to seal the agreement between their clansonly 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, Katha discovers not another enemy, but a husband who pledges a new beginning. 
Buy Links:
Cathy is hosting my tenth snippet on her blog this week. You can find me at 
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Monday, October 2, 2017

Medieval Monday Blog Hop with Ashley York

It’s the ninth 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, Ashley York, and the snippet from her novel Curse of the Healer.  Don’t forget to leave a comment below for Ashley. Happy reading and enjoy!

Excerpt

The menacing declaration, delivered in a low, controlled manner, made her gasp. The image flashing through her mind caused it to reel. She slapped the man’s face so hard, his beard burned the palm of her hand.

Aednat froze, horrified at her own reaction.
 Striking a man was no small offense, and if this man was a ri, the consequences would be serious. His eyes widened right before he caught her arm and yanked her close.

Where Ashley 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 Curse of the Healer!
Back Cover Copy:
After the death of Brian Boru in 1014, a legend arose of a healer so great she could raise a man from the dead, with a power so strong it could make any warrior the next high king of √Čire...and to steal it away from her, he need only possess her. 

Fated to be a healer…

Aednat has spent her entire life training to be the great healer, knowing she must remain alone. When she meets Diarmuid, the intense attraction she feels toward him shakes her resolve to believe in such a legend. If she gives in to the passion he ignites in her, can she settle for being less?

Destined to be his…

Diarmuid of Clonascra is renowned for his bravery in battle. Only one thing daunts him: the prospect of taking a wife. The safest course would be to keep his distance from Aednat, the bold, headstrong healer who's far too tempting for his peace of mind. But his overking orders him to protect her from a group of craven warriors intent on kidnapping her to steal her power.

What starts as duty for Diarmuid quickly transforms into something more. Aednat's power might be at risk, but so is his closed-off heart.

BUY LINKS: Amazon

Ashley is hosting my eighth snippet on her blog this week. You can find me on her blog  https://www.ashleyyorkauthor.com/blog


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

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!

Friday, August 25, 2017

Books, Chocolate and Wine with Barbara White Daille

Ruth, thanks so much for inviting me back to share another of my books in the Hitching Post Hotel series.
Readers, all my books stand alone as far as each hero and heroine reaching their happy-ever-after by the end of their story!
A Rancher of Her Own - A Hitching Post Hotel book
A REASON TO STAY 
Ranch manager Pete Brannigan has no interest in playing tour guide to a city slicker like Jane Garland. But spending a few days with the headstrong photographer is a small price to pay for everything her grandfather has given the single dad. Though Pete's drawn to Jane's sharp wit and striking beauty, he won't hurt his young children by falling for another woman who puts her career before family. 
Jane's seen the world through her camera…and used it to shield her emotions. With Pete, she can finally let her guard down. If only he could do the same. Despite their powerful bond, Pete still can't trust Jane with his kids or his heart. But if he keeps pushing her away, he may ruin any chance their relationship has to develop.
BUY LINKS:
A Rancher of Her Own is available in print and, as I write this, my publisher also has the digital version on sale for $.99 at many e-tailers.
Excerpt
This clip from the book comes very soon after Pete reluctantly takes on his new job of assisting Jane:
Arms crossed, Pete leaned against the doorframe and watched Jane go up the ladder. “You do realize that sticker on the step you just breezed past says not to climb any higher, right?”
“I need to find the best angle.” She sat astride the top of the ladder, one foot braced on the paint tray.
While he could and did admire the view, he didn’t think much at all of her position. “I’ll tell you what you’ll find if you’re not careful—your head cracked open after you fall into that tub.”
“Not your problem.”
“No. Not until I have to explain the situation to Jed.”
“Don’t worry—Grandpa won’t sue you. And if you’re that concerned, I’ll sign a waiver.” After a few clicks with her camera, she frowned and glanced toward the window near the head of the tub. “Can you move that curtain to one side?”
“It’s bright as day in here already.”
“The sun’s going down, though, and I want to catch the light streaming in across the bubbles.”
He’d called it right about her liking things just so. He flipped up the bottom of the curtain to loop it over the rod.
Again, she frowned. “Not exactly the effect I was looking for.”
“You really are a perfectionist, aren’t you?”
For a moment, her lips pressed into a tight, straight line. Then she smiled. “You ought to see my hospital corners when I make a bed.”
“Was that an offer?” The words slipped out of his mouth before he’d had a chance to think about the consequences. What was it about Jane that scrambled his brain?
She gave him a slow smile. “Cowboy, if I made you an offer, it would be perfectionistically clear.”
The image that brought to mind left him breathless. He turned and shoved the fabric across the rod, then stood looking through the window. One way or another, he needed to forget these thoughts he was having about her.
 Or find out if he actually had seen that spark of interest earlier.
Reviews
“The second in The Hitching Post Hotel miniseries has Grandpa Jed once again exercising his matchmaking skills. This time, he’s going to need some help with this stubborn pair. This slow-burning romance with an antagonistic edge addresses love, loss and learning to forgive.”  – RT Book Reviews
“The second Hitching Post Hotel contemporary is an enjoyable ranch romance starring leads who expect their shaky relationship to fail before it can truly begin; as love is not enough.  Grandpa Jed and his young posse bring enchantment to the storyline.”
Genre Go Round Reviews
“A heartwarming tale, A RANCHER OF HER OWN, the second book in author Barbara White Daille’s THE HITCHING POST HOTEL series, is an emotion-packed, sexy contemporary romance, which is sure to touch the hearts of its readers… As a huge fan of Ms. Daille’s inspiring, heartwarming novels, I always look forward to her next book. I have never been disappointed by any of her works and this one is no exception as she takes readers from heartache to joy in a small town setting with all the risks, tears and laughter along the way. This story demonstrates once more why Ms. Daille is one of my favorite authors. Do yourself a favor and pick up a copy today! Definitely a must read!” – Romance Junkies
About the Author
Barbara White Daille lives with her husband in the sunny Southwest. Though they love the warm winters and the lizards in their front yard, they haven’t gotten used to the scorpions in the bathroom. Barbara also loves writing, reading, and chocolate. Come to think of it, she enjoys writing about those subjects, too!
Barbara wrote her first short story at the age of nine, then typed "The End" to her first novel many years later...in the eighth grade. Now she's writing contemporary romance on a daily basis. Sign up for her newsletter to keep up with the latest in her writing life:  https://barbarawhitedaille.com/newsletter.
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Monday, August 21, 2017

Medieval Monday Blog Hop with Sherry Ewing

Happy Medieval Monday. Today I’m hosting Sherry Ewing who has a snippet from her story, For All of Ever. Riorden is coming down the beach with his men and off in the distance he sees a woman that no one else can see. Here is the third excerpt.

Riorden watched as Aiden searched his face, as if to check to see if he were, in truth, a bit mad. He refused to feel ill at ease. So he showed the younger man as normal an appearance as he could muster, to prove he was, indeed, in control of his senses. He nodded to Aiden, who relaxed and leaned back into his saddle to await his orders.

“Stay here,” Riorden commanded, and then kicked his horse forward ’til he came abreast of the woman sitting on the blanket in the sand. His horse reared as if spooked, and he watched the woman rapidly move in fear of being trampled beneath the heavy hooves.


Next week find out more about Riorden on Bambi Lynn’s blog.

For All of Ever: The Knights of Berwyck
A Quest Through Time Novel (Book One)

Sherry Ewing


Sometimes to find your future, you must look to the past…

Katherine Wakefield has dreamed and written of her knight in shining armor all her life. Never finding a man to measure up to the one of her imagination, she and her three closest friends take a dream vacation to England. Yet, strange things begin happening while visiting Bamburgh Castle, but how could they have known they’d find themselves thrown back more than eight hundred years into the past?

Riorden de Deveraux travels to Bamburgh answering the summons of King Henry II knowing his past life is about to catch up with him. But nothing prepares him for the beautiful vision of a strangely clad ghost who first appears in his chamber, let alone the fact he begins having a conversation with her.

Centuries are keeping them apart until Time gives them a chance at finding love. But there are obstacles threatening the fragile bit of hope that Riorden and Katherine can remain together. Will the past of one consume what their future may hold, or will Time take the decision from them and hurtle Katherine forward to where she truly belongs?

Buy Links:

Read For All of Ever: The Knights of Berwyck, A Quest Through Time Novel (Book One) for #FREE in Kindle Unlimited.