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!
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.
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!

Nicole is hosting my fifth snippet on her blog this week. You can find me on her blog

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


  1. That was a very intriguing excerpt. I can't wait until the next one.

  2. That sounds very interesting and the name of your book is very catchy. It pulls me in

  3. It's time for me to get my Christmas reads together. I believe a Medieval Christmas by Nicole Locke will do nicely. I haven't read any of her work, as yet.