Monday, November 18, 2019

Medieval Monday with Ruth A. Casie

Medieval Monday is back with its winter edition. Just in time for the holiday’s this time we're all about celebrations. I’m sure you’ll find a swoon-worthy hero or two! Get ready for ten more weeks of snippets from some of your most loved medieval romance authors. And who knows, you may just meet some that are new to you!
Back Cover Copy:
After her beloved father dies, Moira MacDougall becomes chieftain of their small clan. She is tested on every level, not only by her councilors who question her every move, but also by an exiled Englishman who raids her village under the guise of a notorious pirate, Gareth Talbot.
He wants the secret weapon Moira possesses, and will do anything to get his hands on it—including committing murder so he can give it to King Henry to prove his worthiness and be welcomed home.
Moira will follow her destiny and do whatever is necessary to protect her clan.
The real Gareth Talbot is through with love. His last romance did not end well. He suffered a broken heart and doesn’t trust women.
Humiliated, Gareth goes to sea and becomes a captain for MacAlpin, the pirate king. When raids along the Scottish coast are blamed on him, he seeks revenge. Nothing less than death will do.
Moira and Gareth are on different missions but seek the same goal. Can they work together and eliminate their greatest enemy, and in the process, find the one thing they didn’t know they were searching for, true love?
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Excerpt One: The Pirate’s Redemption
The evening breeze was gentle, the sky clear. Feeling nervous, she marched up the plank.
“I request permission to board,” she called out, blinded by a lantern held high, unable to make out anything on deck.
The lantern lowered. She was caught off guard by her discovery, a bare-chested Gareth standing in front of her. His hair was wet, and his chest glistened with droplets of water.
“Permission granted.” A tankard in one hand, Gareth held out his other to help her aboard.
Moira took his hand, but she couldn’t take her eyes off his chest. His cough brought her eyes to his face. Reluctantly, he released her hand. He smiled as he grabbed his shirt from a peg on the mast and struggled in the breeze to put it on. When he faced her, she didn’t miss the spark in his eyes. He didn’t appear angry, but that didn’t matter. She still had to fix what she had done.
Moira licked her dry lips and settled her shoulders back. Now what?
Gareth cleared his throat.
“Here. Ta go wi’ yer ale.” She nodded toward the barrels to emphasize her point, then thrust the basket toward him.
“What did you bring me?”
“I thought ta bring you….” She let out a sigh. “A peace offering.”
Gareth took the basket and coughed again.
“You should speak ta Fiona. Her elderberry and honey tea would help wi’ that cough,” she said.
He still didn’t speak.

Here is where you will find all my excerpts for The Pirate's Redemption for the next eleven weeks.

November 25: Sherry Ewing
December 2: Lane McFarland
December 9: Judith Sterling
December 16: Cathy MacRae
December 23: Barbara Bettis
December 30: Ashley York
January 6: Laurel O'Donnell
January 13: Bambi Lynn
January 20: Mary Morgan
January 27: Back here for the final snippet

Follow along next week (November 25) for excerpt #2 here:
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  1. Oh, love the intro snippet, Ruth! Happy Medieval Monday!

  2. I'm not sure I'd be able to tear my gaze from his chest either! A great start to this round of Medieval Monday, Ruth.

  3. Mary Morgan and Judith Sterling, I'm so glad you enjoyed the snippet. I really love this story! Ruth

  4. Your excerpt sounds great! What an intriguing story!

  5. What a great story, Ruth. Can't wait for the next excerpt! <3