Monday, February 22, 2021

Medieval Monday Spring 2021 with Celeste Barclay


Welcome back to Medieval Monday! This is week three of the new round of authors, snippets, and fun. Our spring theme is the first kiss.

Today, I'm hosting Celeste Barclay. Fate. Will Leif and Sigrid fight against it? Grab a copy of this Viking romance – Leif – and discover the answer. Meanwhile, here is Celeste's third excerpt.


Leif, Viking Glory 1


Fate brought them together.
Free will binds them.


After months at sea, Leif Ivarrson wants nothing more than to revel in the comforts of home. Yet when word arrives that a new threat has invaded their land, Leif is forced to take up his sword once more. Tasked with rescuing a jarl’s niece, Sigrid, from this malicious enemy, Leif departs on a journey that will alter the course of his fate. 

Since she was a young girl, Sigrid Torbensdóttir’s visions have been both a blessing and a curse. Now a grown woman and powerful seer, she knew enemies would come for her, eager to exploit her gift. Yet her visions taught her that fate could not be denied or ignored. As she had foreseen it, the heroic Viking would save her and sweep them both up in the raging storm of inescapable destiny. 

Drawn together by the will of the gods, Leif and Sigrid battle to save their people from a rival tribe’s scramble for power. Will their blossoming love survive the tests of war and family? Can a match created by fate withstand the machinations of man?

Set sail for adventure in this steamy Viking romance sure to leave you breathless! Norse lore meets passion and intrigue in Leif, written by Celeste Barclay! 

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Excerpt #3

“I knew today wasn’t the day you would die, but it didn’t make it any easier to wait.”

“Knowing Freya would have told you to bar yourself here didn’t make it any easier to wait to find you.”

Leif brushed his lips across her mouth with more finesse than their first kiss. He waited to see if she would change her mind, but her body pressed against his. His tongue whispered against the seam of her mouth before he flicked the tip to express his desire. She gasped and opened to him... 

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  1. Oh, I love this scene, Celeste! Happy Medieval Monday to all!

  2. Ah...a beautiful kiss and a lovely snippet, Celeste. Have a great week!

  3. I like how he waits. It shows how much he cares about her -- a true love scene, this!