Monday, February 4, 2019

Medieval Monday with Ruth A. Casie - First Encounter - Excerpt #1

It's Medieval Monday. I love history and I love the medieval time period. A lot happened over one thousand years. Do you love knights in shining armor? Do you love the bands of warriors traveling across the open fields, fighting battles with pikes and blades? And does courtly finery excite you? You’ll find all this in the books from other authors I'll be sharing with you over the next thirteen weeks. Just like you, these authors LOVE this time period.
Every week I'll feature a different author with a snippet from one of her books. And if you want more of that author, just follow her excerpt to the next blog. For the next thirteen weeks you’ll enjoy snippets- that all go together-from the one scene, the first time our hero and heroine meet.  And, yes, buy links will be provided.
 So get ready! Here is the back cover copy and your first installment.
The Pirate’s Jewel – part of Pirates of Britannia
He had walked away from women before, but never with remorse, never with his heart broken.
Wesley Reynolds will do anything to avenge his family’s banishment from Dundhragon Castle even throw in with the notorious pirate, MacAlpin. His plan, ruin Lord Ewan’s trading network. He has a more devious plan for his father’s ‘best friend,’ the man who abandoned them at the eleventh hour. He’ll ruin the man’s most precious jewel, his daughter Darla. Wesley’s so close to ruining the trade network and succeeding he can almost taste it, but revenge is not nearly as sweet as Darla’s kisses.
Darla Maxwell, beloved by her parents has no prospects of marriage. Her father and Lord Ewan search to find her the right husband. Darla’s special gifts are frightening to many. She has visions that often come true. The murky image of a man haunts her, she’s sure it’s Lord Ewan’s soon-to-be son-in-law, but the vision morphs when she meets Wesley. The meaning couldn’t be any clearer to her, her destiny lies with Wesley.
When revelations surface indicating Wesley has been deceived and his revenge misplaced. Will he find the truth of what really happened to his family in time to stop the pirates? Will Darla ever forgive him? Will he ever forgive himself?
Excerpt #1
Wesley stayed tucked in the shadows within earshot and watched Maxwell delight in Lord Ewan’s pleased reaction.
“It looks heavy. It will be slow in the water,” Lord Ewan said.
“Yes, it is heavier than the birlinn, but the benefits more than compensate for the weight,” Maxwell said as they boarded the ship and stood on the deck at the top of the gangplank.

The excerpt continues! Next week I’ll be here: Sherry Ewing
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