Monday, March 22, 2021

Medieval Monday with Barbara Bettis - Excerpt #7


Welcome back to Medieval Monday! This is week seven of the new round of authors, snippets, and fun. Our spring theme is the first kiss. Today I am hosting Barbara Bettis and her great story, The Lady of the Forest.

(For easy access to authors taking part in this round of Medieval Monday tales, visit the Medieval Romance Lovers Facebook page. Authors will post their blog links there.  You can also find us on Twitter at #MedMonSpring21.)

Let me catch you up. Henry is stealing a kiss from Katherine. We interrupt Katherine and Henry is a searing passionate kiss. Yeah, that kind of says it all. We’ve been hanging on this picture for a week. What will Katherine do? I’m sure you want to know.

Here is excerpt 7 from The Lady of the Forest by Barbara Bettis.

 Bumps marched along his arms; odd because the heat in his body could have ignite a

blaze. His cock hardened, and he shifted to relieve the pressure

A moan of protest sounded deep in her throat. She tilted forward, her tongue stroking his, and his world shifted. Literally. The small rock on which she sat tipped to the side, dumping her into his lap, which sent him sliding to the earth.

He landed on his back. She collapsed on him, and he grunted. Mouth ajar, she raised on her elbows and stared down into his face. Their shocked gazes tangled as awkwardly as their limbs.


Next week you can find Barbara on Sherry Ewing’s blog:


The Lady of the Forest
Barbara Bettis

He must pursue his enemy; she must protect her people.
Can their love survive the duties that drive them apart?

When her elderly husband dies, Lady Katherine fakes her own death and disappears into the forest with others escaping the brutish new lord. Determined to protect her people, she knocks the wrong man senseless. But Lord Henry isn’t an enemy, he’s the brother of her childhood friend. Although his tender confidence tempts her, she’s bound by duty.

Henry of Chauvere has found the one lady he wants for his own, never mind she’s tied him hand and foot. When he learns the king has ordered her to wed Stonehill’s ruthless new master, he insists Kate seek haven with his sister. But she won’t desert her friends. Henry vows to solve her problem, provided he catches a traitor before the threat from Kate's past catches her.

When a daring rescue compels Henry and Kate to join forces, their attraction grows into love. If only duty didn’t drive them apart.


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  1. Good Medieval Monday morning! Thanks for hosting me today, Ruth. Sun's out here and the day looks grand. Have a wonderful week :)

    1. It's my pleasure to have you on my blog today! The sun is out here, too. It's even supposed to warm up. Can it really be Spring?

  2. Wow! I love this scene, Barbara! Happy Medieval Monday and first week of spring!

  3. Things are definitely heating up! Great snippet, Barbara! Have a lovely week.

  4. His world shifted in an excellent direction! I love this scene and love this romance! Happy Medieval Monday, ladies!