#MedievalMonday ~ To Love a Scottish Laird 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 celebrations. It’s party time in the Middle Ages. This week’s excerpt comes from the fabulous Sherry Ewing. An Information Technology Specialist by day, Sherry transforms into an historical and time travel romance author at night awakening the soul one heart at a time. Today she is sharing an excerpt from her #MedievalRomance, To Love a Scottish Laird.

BLURB: Sometimes you really can fall in love at first sight…

Lady Catherine de Wolfe knows she must find a husband before her brother chooses one for her, but none of the knights and lords she knows have caught her eye. A tournament to celebrate the wedding of the Duke of Normandy might be her answer. She does not expect to fall for a man after just one touch.

Laird Douglas MacLaren of Berwyck is invited to the tournament by the Duke of Normandy. He goes to ensure Berwyck’s safety once Henry takes the throne. He does not expect to become entranced by a woman who bumps into him.

Before they can express their feelings, the Duke orders them wed to strengthen ties between his English supporters and the borderland, and then separates them by commanding Douglas’s escort to his home.

Yet, nothing is ever quite that simple. Not everyone is happy with the union of this English lady and a Scottish laird. From the shores of France, to Berwyck Castle on the border between their countries, Douglas and Catherine must find their way to protect their newfound love.

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EXCERPT: She made the slightest attempt to shove him away but ’twas only a half-hearted, for she just as swiftly began smoothing down the fabric of his tunic.

He watched as she took several deep breaths. “You should probably get used to me voicing my opinion,” she said quietly before raising her eyes to meet his.

A lopsided grin formed on his lips. “Opinionated, are ye?”

“Aye,” she declared, lifting her chin. “I will not be some submissive wife holed up in her solar doing nothing but needlework.”

“I am certain I can find something tae keep ye entertained at Berwyck, Catherine,” his voice lowered just thinking of undressing her.

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#MedievalMonday ~ The Pirate’s Redemption 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 celebrations. It’s party time in the Middle Ages. This week’s excerpt comes from the fabulous 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 is sharing an excerpt from her #MedievalRomance, The Pirate’s Redemption.

BLURB: 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: Flashes of light from the torches the villagers carried onto the green intruded into their small world, the magic of the moment died as quickly as it began. They watched in silence as the wood was set ablaze.

He gently planted a kiss on her head.

The soft music turned lively. The children were the first to dance, but soon everyone was on their feet, the good ale and food all the encouragement they needed.

“My men play the Carole. Dance with me,” Gareth said.

She nodded, and he helped her up.

The circle dance was a favorite of hers, and the bonfire made a perfect centerpiece.

He led her to the circle where he broke in, and they held the hands of the people next to them.

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#MedievalMonday ~ To Weave A Highland Tapestry 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 celebrations. It’s party time in the Middle Ages. This week’s excerpt comes from the fabulous Mary Morgan. Mary is an award-winning Celtic paranormal romance author. If you enjoy history, tortured heroes, and a wee bit of magic, then time-travel within the pages of her books.  Today she is sharing an excerpt from her #MedievalRomance, To Weave A Highland Tapestry.

BLURB: Patrick MacFhearguis, hardened by battles won and lost, desires what he can never have—peace within his heart and soul.  Yet, the ever-meddling Fae weave a new journey for him to conquer—a task this highlander is determined to resist.

When skilled weaver, Gwen Hywel, is commissioned to create a tapestry for the MacFhearguis clan, she embraces the assignment. While seeking out ideas, she finds herself clutching the one thread that can alter the tapestry of her life and heart.

A man conflicted by past deeds. A woman with no family of her own. Is it possible for love to unravel an ancient past, in order to claim two badly scarred hearts? Or will the light of hope be doused forever?

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EXCERPT: Patrick chuckled while he poured mead into both mugs. “True.” Setting the jug back on the table, he lifted the mug outward. Acknowledging each of the MacKays with a nod, he said, “May the peace that resides in this home follow ye to the next.”

“Aye!” exclaimed Angus, Duncan, Stephen, and Alastair in unison.

Angus stood. “We are happy a MacFhearguis has joined us on this Midwinter night. Ye honor us with your friendship. May our clans continue to grow in strength and numbers.”

“Aye,” saluted the other MacKays, each raising their own mugs. After they finished their drinks, each went to take their place beside Angus.

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#MedievalMonday ~ Cameron by Lane McFarland

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 celebrations. It’s party time in the Middle Ages. This week’s excerpt comes from the fabulous Lane McFarland. Lane found release from her stressful corporate job by burying her face in historical romance books. Now she has found her true passion in writing of spirited heroines and to-die-for-heroes and the romantic love stories between them. Today she is sharing an excerpt from her #MedievalRomance, Cameron.

BLURB: Determined to band Scots together against English tyranny, Laird Robert Graham seals a truce with his feuding neighbor, the MacDougalls. But after his brother is nearly killed in a treacherous attack, Graham kidnaps the laird’s daughter in an act of revenge.

Cameron MacDougall has devoted her life to the healing arts. She’s long rebelled against her father’s feuding ways, but when Robert Graham abducts her, she’s finds herself at the center of the dispute between their families. She expects the anger she feels, not the simmering attraction to the powerful warrior, or the love she develops for his clan.

Can she stop further violence between the clans with her escape? Or will she find her surrender leads to a lasting peace and her own heart’s desire?

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EXCERPT: Graham Castle, June 1297

“Time for celebrating!” Travis stepped in front of Cameron holding his arms wide, and the room fell silent. “We thank ye, Mistress MacDougall, for yer caring ways.”

He turned, indicating the clan gathered in the hall. Cameron’s gaze skimmed the people standing around him and sitting at tables with their attention focused on her. Heat crept up her neck and spread across her cheeks.

When he faced her again, he continued, “Ye’ve helped many of us, some of whom would not be here tonight if it weren’t for ye.” He reached across the table and clasped her hand. “Come, dance and celebrate with us.”

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#MedievalMonday ~ A Knight before Christmas by Laurel O’Donnell

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 celebrations. It’s party time in the Middle Ages. This week’s excerpt comes from the fabulous Laurel O’Donnell. Laurel has won numerous awards for her works, including the Holt Medallion, the Happily Ever After contest, and the Indiana’s Golden Opportunity contest. Today she is sharing an excerpt from her #MedievalRomance, A Knight Before Christmas.

BLURB: Blamed by her father for her twin sister’s death on Christmas Eve, Lady Eve Chandos agrees to marry a man she does not love to please him and appease his years of wrath. Betrayed by his brother at an early age, Sir Gabriel Bedford decides it is time to make amends and attends his brother’s marriage, but he is unprepared for the beauty Lady Eve has grown into and the attraction that quickly sparks between them.

As Christmas approaches, can Eve and Gabriel find the happiness they seek, or will the secrets of their past doom them to remain apart forever?

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EXCERPT: “She can barely feed herself at table. How can I sit beside her when she can’t even lift a trencher to her lips? It is repulsive. She is repulsive.”

A sob tore from her throat. She turned away from the room to run straight into a wall of solid flesh.

There’s still more to come! Continue reading the excerpt from A Knight Before Christmas next week at Cathy MacRae’s website – https://www.cathymacraeauthor.com/

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#MedievalMonday ~ Daughter of the Overking by Ashley York

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 celebrations. It’s party time in the Middle Ages. This week’s excerpt comes from the fabulous Ashley York. Ashley likes to incorporate authentic places, events, and people, embellishing the past. She uses real history but with an artistic flare. Today she is sharing an excerpt from her #MedievalRomance, Daughter of the Overking.

BLURB: A mistaken identity. A gruesome murder.

Trained as a warrior…

Brighit of Clonascra despises the trappings and demands of womanhood and is far more comfortable training for battle. Long held alliances require she set aside selfish dreams and take Darragh as her husband. The union intended to promote peace between the clans is interrupted by the shocking murder of a neighboring king and she quickly discovers there are far worse things than being wed.

Trained to be king…

Darragh of Drogheda has no wish to be king, but he is an obedient son and supports his father’s plans. His marriage to Brighit, however, will be no hardship at all since he finds her most intriguing when she fights him at every turn. A she-warrior indeed. Her persistent dismissal of him merely blows the fire aflame and sets him down the path to discovery of all her most tightly held secrets—secrets that could cost him his life.

Available in e-book or paperback  https://www.ashleyyorkauthor.com/daughter-of-the-king

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EXCERPT: Darragh cringed at the mere thought of them “preparing” her for the marriage bed. This wedding seemed more of a farce than ever. Worse yet, he knew they would have to face the bedding ceremony.

“Can they not allow us a few moments to sit together? Mayhap enjoy some of the wine dear Uncle Niall procured for us?”

Niall’s eyes had been on him since they’d crossed the yard to the castle. Darragh finally nodded at him, but he’d swear the older man scowled back.

“’Tis not their way, son. Trust me that yer mother is hoping to convince them to desist in following through with the practice. She had a bad experience herself and would not wish the same for Brighit.”

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#MedievalMonday ~ For This Knight Only by Barbara Bettis

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 celebrations. It’s party time in the Middle Ages. This week’s excerpt comes from Barbara Bettis. Barbara loves creating stories of other times and places, of heroines to die for and heroes to live for. And all those stories have happy ever afters, of course. Today she is sharing an excerpt from her #MedievalRomance, For This Knight Only.

BLURB: He’ll do anything for land, even marry her; she’ll do anything for her people, except marry him.  If only either had a choice.  It’s a marriage only love can save.

Sir Roark will do anything to gain land, even beguile an unwilling lady into marriage. He knows she’s much better off with a man to take control of her besieged castle, to say nothing of her desirable person. But it isn’t long before he discovers that, although her eyes sparkle like sunlight on sea waves, her stubbornness alone could have defeated Saladin.

Lady Alyss is determined to hold her family’s castle, protect her people, and preserve her freedom— until her brother’s dying wish binds her to a stranger. Still, she’ll allow no rugged, over-confident, appealing knight to usurp her authority, even if she must wed him. Especially since he thinks a lady’s duties begin and end with directing servants. Alyss has a few surprises for her new all-too-tempting lord.

But when a common enemy threatens everything, Roark and Alyss face a startling revelation. Without love, neither land nor freedom matters.

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EXCERPT: The unexpectedness of the action brought a squeal from Alyss, and the sound of running feet from hall below.

“Put me down.”  She smacked him on the back and squirmed, kicking out at any part of his body she could connect with.  He clenched her legs with his right arm before she managed to unman him with a lucky blow.

He strode out the door, Alyss anchored to his shoulder. Half way down the steps, they

met Father Eudo and Rose, who hastily turned and retreated.

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