#ArduinnasForest presents Highland Hope

Thank you for visiting the forest. Here you can find mystical treasures of love, dragons, fairies — you never what what the goddess has in store. Today this little dragon shares with you a dragon-shifter romance: Highland Hope by Victoria Zak.

 BLURB: Never trust a dragon.

If the scars on Maggie’s body aren’t enough to remind her of that truth, the terrifying demons that plague her nightmares do the trick. Her vengeance runs deep as she sets out on a soul crusade for justice. She will kill her fear. She will kill a dragon.

When did he become a hero?

Deceit became second nature to Dragonkine warrior, Caden Ross, until he held Maggie in his arms. But she could never know his true nature, the Dragonkine blood pulsing through his veins. By night, his dragon magic slays the demons in her nightmares. By day, he walks by her side, longing for a time when she could love him and the beast that lurks inside him.

Lines are drawn and war begins.

With the awakening of the tyrant Dragon King Drest and the Death Dragons breathing down his neck, Caden must warn his family and unite with his brothers to protect the ones they love.

Will Maggie overcome her need for revenge and fight with him, or will he win the battle, only to lose her forever?

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#ArduinnasForest presents Dragon Knight’s Shield

Thank you for visiting the forest. Here you can find mystical treasures of love, dragons, fairies — you never what what the goddess has in store. Today this little dragon shares with you a time-travel romance: Dragon Knight’s Shield by Mary Morgan.

BLURB: Angus MacKay, leader of the Dragon Knights, failed his brothers and his clan upon the death of his sister. Now he must fight the darkness of despair tempting his soul. Back on Scottish soil, he comes face to face with Deirdre who can wield a sword as mightily as his warriors, and he takes her captive. Yet, with each passing day, the fire dragon inside him roars to claim the one woman fate has destined for him.

Famed mystery writer, Deirdre Flanagan, is unprepared for the next chapter in her life. On a vacation to Scotland, she steps through the mists and enters into a skirmish alongside a Highlander. However, the fight has only begun, and now she must battle Angus as well as evil in order to claim the love of this Dragon Knight.

Will their love be powerful enough to shield them from danger, or burn them to ashes?  

BUY LINKS:    BOOK     DRAGON 

#MedievalMonday ~ The Valiant Viking by Bambi Lynn

Huzzah, Medieval Romance Lovers! Welcome to our final session in this round of Medieval Monday. For weeks, we’ve been celebrating the bad guy. You know, that one character you love to hate. This week’s excerpt finishes off this theme with the ending snippet from my own #MedievalRomance, The Valiant Viking.

BLURB: Can a foundering seaside village survive the onslaught of marauding Vikings bearing down on them?

Desperate to save her village from a band of Norsemen sweeping down the coastline, Kaylla catches her first ray of hope when she discovers one of the pillaging heathens washed ashore. Perhaps they can use this captive to bargain for the safety of their village. Rolf Bloodhands, sole survivor of a traitorous attack on his king’s fleet, assures her that his kinsmen will not spare the easy conquest of their waning village for the life of one man. Instead he teaches them the basics of defense and combat with the meager weapons they have available. If they fail to stave off the invaders, the few villagers left will either be killed or enslaved.

With only two days to prepare for an invasion sure to decimate her village, Kaylla is shocked by her attraction to the hunky Norseman she has enslaved. Who knew fear of imminent death could drive an innocent woman to explore the oldest sins known to man.

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EXCERPT: “Bind her and put her with my share of the loot.” He glanced around, finally settling on William’s forge. “In that hovel over there.” He surveyed the captured slaves. “Confine the rest to a single hut,” Boddi barked at his men. “One guard should do. Sate your pleasure, then gather the men in the hall one hour before sundown.”

“What of that one?” The man who spoke nodded in her direction.

She stepped closer to Rolf. He stood taller, stiffer if that was possible.

For a long, tense moment he and Boddi stared at each other. Though he said nothing, she sensed that Rolf would do battle on her behalf if it came to that. The smallest flame of hope flared within her.

Finally, Boddi answered. “Put her with the others.”

#MedievalMonday ~ One Last Kiss by Sherry Ewing

Huzzah, Medieval Romance Lovers! Welcome back to another round of Medieval Monday. Here you may discover new authors writing about love in our favorite time period. Our theme this time around is the bad guy. You know, that one character you love to hate. This week’s excerpt comes from Sherry Ewing. When not writing, Sherry loves to read historical and time travel novels (naturally) and is a huge NASCAR fan. As a matter-of-fact, she does some of her best writing listening to the hum of the engines in the background! Today she shares with us an excerpt from her #MedievalRomance, One Last Kiss.

BLURB: Sometimes it takes a miracle to find your heart’s desire…

Scotland, 1182: Banished from his homeland, Thomas of Clan Kincaid lives among distant relatives, reluctantly accepting he may never return home… Until an encounter with the castle’s healer tells him of a woman traveling across time—for him.

Dare he believe the impossible?

Present Day, Michigan: Jade Calloway is used to being alone, and as Christmas approaches, she’s skeptical when told she’ll embark on an extraordinary journey. How could a trip to San Francisco be anything but ordinary? But when a ring magically appears, and she sees a ghostly man in her dreams…

Dare she believe in the possible?

Thrust back in time, Jade encounters Thomas—her fantasy ghost. Talk about extraordinary. But as time works against them, they must learn to trust in miracles.

Can they accept impossible love before time interferes?

One Last Kiss is a medieval/time travel in my Knights of Berwyck series. It first appeared in the Bluestocking Belles’ 2018 box set Follow Your Star Home. This novella is now available for individual sale. Release date: July 11, 2019.

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EXCERPT: She left him sputtering behind her as she quickly lifted the hem of her dress and moved forward into the hall. Her only thought was to get to Thomas. She had only made it half way across the room before he met her and bowed.

“Did he harm you?”

“No, of course not, but Gaillard does have some ridiculous idea in his head that he and I should be married. He plans to talk to Lord Dristan about it.”

Be sure to leave a comment for Sherry to be in the running for her giveaway – an eCopy of One Last Kiss. A winner will be randomly selected and announced on Medieval Monday, September 9th.

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#MedievalMonday ~ The Highlander’s English Woman by Ruth A. Casie

Huzzah, Medieval Romance Lovers! Welcome back to another round of Medieval Monday. Here you may discover new authors writing about love in our favorite time period. Our theme this time around is the bad guy. You know, that one character you love to hate. This week’s excerpt comes from Ruth A. Casie. Ruth is happiest when she’s telling stories–either chatting with a group of friends or writing them down. She loves to put her hero and heroine in tough situations and dare them to work it out—together, always together. Today she shares with us an excerpt from her #MedievalRomance, The Highlander’s English Woman.

BLURB: Laura Reynolds is in love with her long-time friend, Jamie Maxwell Collins. She adores his playful sense of humor, caring nature as well as his strong sense of family and honor.

Jamie lives across the border in Scotland. Outwardly carefree, he hides a dark secret. He can’t involve Laura in this deception. He can’t give her hope for a future together.

Laura stumbles upon Jamie’s secret. In her heart of hearts she knows Jamie is innocent. Their relationship in tatters and with no hope of reconciliation, she plays a deadly game to exonerate Jamie, she agrees to a political marriage. She has no idea the entire game has been orchestrated by her future husband, Jamie’s greatest enemy.

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EXCERPT: In a close clinch, Bryce muttered for Jamie’s ear only. Jamie pushed his tormentor away. Years of restraint from insults and attacks disappeared with the maliciously whispered words.

Bryce threw his punch. Jamie caught the left jab in his palm mid-strike. Alarm and panic flashed in Bryce’s eyes. The bully stared at Jamie’s hand holding his fist.

Jamie almost tore Bryce’s arm out of its socket as he pushed it aside and set his stance, one foot in front of the other.

For a moment Jamie thought to stop the madness, but the idea quickly died. Bryce had no idea what he let loose.

Follow Ruth to next week’s snippet (Aug 26) here: https://www.marymorganauthor.com/blog

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Be sure to leave a comment for me to be in the running for my giveaway – an eCopy of The Highlander’s English Woman. A winner will be randomly selected and announced next week on Medieval Monday, September 9th.

 

#MedievalMonday ~ Dragon Knight’s Ring by Mary Morgan

Huzzah, Medieval Romance Lovers! Welcome back to another round of Medieval Monday. Here you may discover new authors writing about love in our favorite time period. Our theme this time around is the bad guy. You know, that one character you love to hate. This week’s excerpt comes from Mary Morgan. Mary’s passion for books started at an early age along with an overactive imagination. She spent far too much time daydreaming and was told quite often to remove her head from the clouds. It wasn’t until the closure of Borders Books where Mary worked that she found her true calling—writing romance. Now, the worlds she created in her mind are coming to life within her stories. Today she shares with us an excerpt from her #MedievalRomance, Dragon Knight’s Ring.

BLURB: Crusader, Adam MacFhearguis is on one last quest to the standing stones in Scotland where he seeks to bury the past. However, a silent prayer sends him to an unknown future and to his beloved Meggie. When he uncovers a shocking revelation, Adam questions everything about the woman he thought he knew and loved. He may have traveled the veil of ages, but time is now his enemy.

Margaret MacKay lives a life in the future without the memories of her past—her death. When Adam arrives at her door confessing he knows her, she is confused and wary. With each passing day, she yearns to learn more from this stranger. Yet, when a truth is revealed, can she trust the man to unlock the chains from her mind and heart?

Will love free the bonds to unite the two lovers who were doomed centuries ago? Or will evil finally claim victory over the Dragon Knights?

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EXCERPT: She started to question him, when he shook his head. “Later. Ye ken what must be done.”

Shaking with relief mixed with fear, she nodded. “Dinnae leave me, Adam.”

“Never.” Taking her hand, he led her back to the book.

The ground shook violently, and Meggie stumbled, but Adam steadied her.

Lachlan’s chilling laughter filled the air. “Come to see your beloved die?” he mocked, his words for Adam. “Remember what I said about your son, Dragon Knight. His head is mine.”

Follow along next week on Judith’s blog https://judithmarshallauthor.com/blog/ and leave a comment for chance to win a signed print copy of Dragon Knight’s Ring.

Follow along next week on Sherry Ewing’s blog by clicking here.  

#MedievalMonday ~ Knight Errant by Rue Allyn

Huzzah, Medieval Romance Lovers! Welcome back to another round of Medieval Monday. Here you may discover new authors writing about love in our favorite time period. Our theme this time around is the bad guy. You know, that one character you love to hate. This week’s excerpt comes from Rue Allyn. Rue writes stories of melting romance, books about characters and adventures in which love triumphs at the darkest moments. Today she shares with us an excerpt from her #MedievalRomance, Knight Errant.

BLURB:Set during the early days of the Inquisition, Sir Robert Clarwyn must find a way to compel Lady Juliana Verault to return to England, or he’ll lose any chance of regaining his family lands and redeeming his heritage. Yet Juliana must complete her mission to ensure a safe future for  her gender in the church. With danger and intrigue mounting, Robert and Juliana must rely on each other and risk everything … including their hearts.

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EXCERPT: A beatific grin spread across Basti’s face. “You invite the wrath of Il Mano de Dei?”

She knew he would enjoy beating her to get the information he wanted. She also knew that Basti reckoned without her resolve. She would never betray Robert to the priest or any man. Nor would she be taken from the inn without a fight. “Nay.” Her denial was sweet. “I have no lover. Hence, I cannot tell you where he is.”

Be sure to leave a comment for Rue to be in the running for her giveaway — an eCopy of Knight Errant. A winner will be randomly selected and announced on Medieval Monday, September 9, 2019.

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