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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