#MedMonSpring2021 ~ To Follow My Heart 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 ever-thrilling FIRST KISS. My guest this week is Sherry Ewing. Sherry is an Information Technology Specialist by day who transforms into an historical and time travel romance author at night, awakening the soul one heart at a time. Today she’s sharing an excerpt from her #MedievalRomance, To Follow My Heart.

BLURB: After a gut wrenching break up with her fiancé, Jenna Sinclair heads to the coast to do a little soul searching. To say everything is subject to change is putting it mildly. Her world is not only turned upside down, but pretty much torn asunder when she is pulled through a time gate on the beach beneath the Cliff House and transported more than eight hundred years into the past.

Fletcher Monroe, captain of the garrison knights at Berwyck Castle, has wasted too much time pining for a woman who will never be his. When he finally decides to move on with his life and focus on his duties, he is suddenly confronted with a woman who magically appears at his feet. This could either be the best thing that has ever happened to him or another cursed event in a string of many.  He soon finds he is wildly attracted to her, but she’s scared to death of him – not a very encouraging beginning.

From the shores of California to twelfth century England and back again, Jenna and Fletcher must find a way to reconcile their two different worlds before Time forever tears them apart.

BUY LINKS:   AMAZON 

EXCERPT: Before he changed his mind, he shut the door and made his way from the keep. The night was dark by the time he left Berwyck’s gates, along with the half-dozen knights who accompanied him. Far into the evening hours, he kept up a furious gallop in order to reach his destination. The sound of the horses’ hooves kept his mind on something other than the troubling matters inside his head. He swore he could hear Jenna’s tearful crying penetrating down to his very soul.

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Check out last week’s excerpt on Jenna Jaxon’s blog: https://jennajaxon.wordpress.com/

Come back next week for the final snippet from my Medieval Romance, A Knight in Rusted Armor.

Want more? Check out my web site: www.bambilynn.net

Looking for the pathway? Step into the light ……..

2/8 right here

2/15 Judith Sterling

2/22 Jenna Jaxon

3/1 Anastasia Abboud

3/8 Sophia Nye

3/15 Daryl Devore

3/22 Celeste Barclay

3/29 Eliza Knight

4/5 Ashley York

4/12 Mary Morgan

4/19 Barbara Bettis

4/26 Cathy MacRae

5/3 Ruth A. Casie

5/10 Sherry Ewing

5/17 right back here

#MedMonSpring2021 ~ Knight of Runes 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 ever-thrilling FIRST KISS. My guest this week is 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. Today she’s sharing an excerpt from her #MedievalRomance, Knight of Runes.

BLURB: England, May, 1605

When Lord Arik, a druid knight, finds Rebeka Tyler wandering his lands without protection, he swears to keep her safe. But Rebeka can take care of herself. When Arik sees her clash with a group of attackers using a strange fighting style, he’s intrigued.

Rebeka is no ordinary seventeenth-century woman—she’s travelled back from the year 2011, and she desperately wants to return to her own time. She poses as a scholar sent by the king to find out what’s killing Arik’s land. But as she works to decode the ancient runes that are the key to solving this mystery and sending her home, she finds herself drawn to the charismatic and powerful Arik.

As Arik and Rebeka fall in love, someone in Arik’s household schemes to keep them apart, and a dark druid with a grudge prepares his revenge. Soon Rebeka will have to decide whether to return to the future or trust Arik with the secret of her time travel and her heart. 

“Ruth A. Casie, weaves an exciting and beautifully told legendary tale that is both rich and engaging.  It is full of, ‘on the edge of your seat’ suspense, mind-boggling drama and a forever-after romance. Ms. Casie’s sparkling new novel, KNIGHT OF RUNES is a winner!” ~ Romance Junkies

BUY LINKS:   AMAZON 

EXCERPT: He lifted his head and nibbled on her earlobe. A soft moan escaped her lips. With a shudder, she held on to him, stretching to place kisses up his neck.

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Check out last week’s excerpt on Jenna Jaxon’s blog: https://jennajaxon.wordpress.com/

Check out next week’s with Sophia Nye: https://sophianyewrites.com/blog/

Want more? Check out my web site: www.bambilynn.net

Looking for the pathway? Step into the light ……..

2/8 right here

2/15 Judith Sterling

2/22 Jenna Jaxon

3/1 Anastasia Abboud

3/8 Sophia Nye

3/15 Daryl Devore

3/22 Celeste Barclay

3/29 Eliza Knight

4/5 Ashley York

4/12 Mary Morgan

4/19 Barbara Bettis

4/26 Cathy MacRae

5/3 Ruth A. Casie

5/10 Sherry Ewing

5/17 right back here

#MedMonSpring2021 ~ The Highlander’s Pirate Bride by Cathy and DD MacRae

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 ever-thrilling FIRST KISS. My guest this week is Cathy MacRae. Cathy is a best-selling, award-winning author of Scottish historical romance. She enjoys writing stories of happy-ever-afters featuring strong heroes and feisty heroines against the stirring backdrop of the Scottish Highlands. She is the author of the Highlander’s Bride series, and co-author (with DD MacRae) of the popular Hardy Heroines series. Today she’s sharing an excerpt from her #MedievalRomance, The Highlander’s Pirate Bride.

BLURB: As the pirate The Black MacNeill, Rona MacNeill has stolen more than one English ship to keep her clan from starving. With Yule only days away, will the theft of the wrong ship land her in a hangman’s noose? Or the arms of a Highlander?

Rona MacNeill has done everything she can to help her small, impoverished clan—except marry for money. Her luck seems to lie in stealing ships, not attracting suitors. Only days before Yule, she seeks one last ship with stores to keep her people fed over the long, harsh winter. Too bad her luck has run out.

Pedr MacLean is happy to be the younger (by three minutes) son of Baron MacLean. His days are filled with running the family’s shipping business and sailing the world. His heart belongs to the sea—or so he thinks, until one of his ships is stolen, and the woman responsible turns his world upside down.

Drawn to Rona’s strength and love of the sea, Pedr will agree to her father’s demand—information on the whereabouts of his ship in exchange for his daughter’s hand in marriage. Will Rona find herself caught between a marriage of convenience and a hangman’s noose? Or will she discover something far more compelling?

The Highlander’s Pirate Bride is the swash-buckling seventh addition to the Hardy Heroines series. If you like pirates, rags-to-riches, and swoon-worthy Highlanders, you’ll love Cathy & DD MacRae’s newest high-seas romance.

BUY LINKS:   AMAZON 

EXCERPT: Rona swayed but held firm. It would do no good to hold him responsible for her predicament—though he didn’t have to look so pleased. She’d given her best endeavors to her duties as the Black MacNeill, she would not quail at giving like attention to her responsibilities as Pedr MacLean’s wife.

She would allow one kiss.

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Check out last week’s excerpt on Jenna Jaxon’s blog: https://jennajaxon.wordpress.com/

Check out next week’s with Sophia Nye: https://sophianyewrites.com/blog/

Want more? Check out my web site: www.bambilynn.net

Looking for the pathway? Step into the light ……..

2/8 right here

2/15 Judith Sterling

2/22 Jenna Jaxon

3/1 Anastasia Abboud

3/8 Sophia Nye

3/15 Daryl Devore

3/22 Celeste Barclay

3/29 Eliza Knight

4/5 Ashley York

4/12 Mary Morgan

4/19 Barbara Bettis

4/26 Cathy MacRae

5/3 Ruth A. Casie

5/10 Sherry Ewing

5/17 right back here

#MedMonSpring2021 ~ Lady of the Forest 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 the ever-thrilling FIRST KISS. My guest this week is 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’s sharing an excerpt from her #MedievalRomance, Lady of the Forest.

BLURB: 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.

BUY LINKS:   AMAZON 

EXCERPT: In the faint light of the moon, his expression softened. Then he sat, upper body moving smoothly, carrying her up as well. The abrupt action made her faintly lightheaded, but perhaps the blame lay only in the quiet of the night, the texture of his skin against her fingers. The residual explosion of sparks that seared her at his kiss.

She couldn’t recall moving her hands, but there they were, tracing his square jaw, her fingers tingling against the texture of bristly stubble. A night breeze slid between them—a hint to move away? To gain the clear-headedness she prided in herself?

If nature’s intent had been to cool her ardor, it failed.

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Check out last week’s excerpt on Jenna Jaxon’s blog: https://jennajaxon.wordpress.com/

Check out next week’s with Sophia Nye: https://sophianyewrites.com/blog/

Want more? Check out my web site: www.bambilynn.net

Looking for the pathway? Step into the light ……..

2/8 right here

2/15 Judith Sterling

2/22 Jenna Jaxon

3/1 Anastasia Abboud

3/8 Sophia Nye

3/15 Daryl Devore

3/22 Celeste Barclay

3/29 Eliza Knight

4/5 Ashley York

4/12 Mary Morgan

4/19 Barbara Bettis

4/26 Cathy MacRae

5/3 Ruth A. Casie

5/10 Sherry Ewing

5/17 right back here

#MedMonSpring2021 ~ Magnar 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 ever-thrilling FIRST KISS. My guest this week is Mary Morgan. Mary’s passion for books started at an early age along with an overactive imagination. Inspired by her love for history and ancient Celtic mythology, her tales are filled with powerful warriors, brave women, magic, and romance. It wasn’t until the closure of Borders Books where Mary worked that she found her true calling by writing romance. Now, the worlds she created in her mind are coming to life within her stories. Today she’s sharing an excerpt from her #MedievalRomance, Magnar .

BLURB: Known as the Barbarian, Magnar MacAlpin is a fierce ruler for those under his command. As leader of the Wolves of Clan Sutherland, his loyalty and obedience lies with Scotland. However, the king’s last demand is not something Magnar will tolerate.

After Elspeth Gunn’s brother the Chieftain of Castle Steinn is murdered, she flees with her nephew, and finds safety amongst a band of men who are rumored to be part wolf. When the king forces her to wed a heathen Northman, she fears losing her heart and soul not only to the man, but the beast as well.

In order to restore peace to a shattered clan, Magnar and Elspeth travel a treacherous path that challenges their beliefs. When evil seeks to destroy ancient traditions, will Magnar be compelled to restrain his wolf or allow him free to protect those he loves?

BUY LINKS:   AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | APPLE BOOKS | KOBO

EXCERPT: He swallowed and removed her hand from his arm. Placing it securely over his heart, he stated, “Our marriage will be binding in all ways, Elspeth—in name and body. You may worship your God and I shall do so with mine, but ken this, you will be mine completely.”

The battle of emotions splayed across her face. She stepped closer and pulled her hand free from his. “Then you understand this, Magnar MacAlpin, you can have my body on my terms. The time of my choosing. I am tired of having men telling me what to do. Will you accept my terms?”

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Check out last week’s excerpt on Jenna Jaxon’s blog: https://jennajaxon.wordpress.com/

Check out next week’s with Sophia Nye: https://sophianyewrites.com/blog/

Want more? Check out my web site: www.bambilynn.net

Looking for the pathway? Step into the light ……..

2/8 right here

2/15 Judith Sterling

2/22 Jenna Jaxon

3/1 Anastasia Abboud

3/8 Sophia Nye

3/15 Daryl Devore

3/22 Celeste Barclay

3/29 Eliza Knight

4/5 Ashley York

4/12 Mary Morgan

4/19 Barbara Bettis

4/26 Cathy MacRae

5/3 Ruth A. Casie

5/10 Sherry Ewing

5/17 right back here

#MedMonSpring2021 ~ Lachlann’s Legacy 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 the ever-thrilling FIRST KISS. My guest this week is Ashley York. Ashley loves history with larger than life heroes, chivalrous knights, lords and ladies, castles, manors, battles and conquests. These are the foundations for passionate, historical romance novels and that’s what she writes. Today she’s sharing an excerpt from her #MedievalRomance, Lachlann’s Legacy.

BLURB: On the Moray coast in Scotland…

 Ethne’s genuine and caring nature makes her invaluable to her brother as his son’s caretaker, but he and his wife treat her as little more than their servant. When she learns their tribal leader would use her chaste status for his own purposes, Ethne plans to escape and reluctantly accepts the help of Lachlann—a handsome pilgrim she only just met at the local faire.

 Despite her independent spirit, Ethne feels drawn to Lachlann. Her instincts say his intentions are honorable, but can she trust him with her heart?

 Raised by his godfather with few clues to his family’s past, Lachlann values his freedom and the brotherhood of his highlander kin. Disguised as a pilgrim on a mission for the priory, he encounters Ethne, a warm, intelligent maiden whose courage in the face of a loveless marriage awakens an intense need to protect her.

 Unfortunately, Ethne is one of the very people he must deceive to explore the cave system containing clues to the lost treasure he seeks. But he cannot abandon her to an uncertain fate—or deny the simmering tension between them.

 With religious prejudice running high and both of them facing tests of loyalty, Lachlann and Ethne may realize the only way to fight for their futures is to surrender… to each other.

BUY LINKS:   AMAZON

EXCERPT: After the slightest hesitation, she lowered her soft lips to his, then lightly kissed him. She lingered there above him, smelling like a warm summer day. When he slid his hand up her bare arm, goose bumps spread across her smooth skin.

She sat back up and smiled.

“It was as I feared,” he said, shaking his head.

Her eyes rounded in distress. “I did it wrong?”

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Check out last week’s excerpt on Jenna Jaxon’s blog: https://jennajaxon.wordpress.com/

Check out next week’s with Sophia Nye: https://sophianyewrites.com/blog/

Want more? Check out my web site: www.bambilynn.net

Looking for the pathway? Step into the light ……..

2/8 right here

2/15 Judith Sterling

2/22 Jenna Jaxon

3/1 Anastasia Abboud

3/8 Sophia Nye

3/15 Daryl Devore

3/22 Celeste Barclay

3/29 Eliza Knight

4/5 Ashley York

4/12 Mary Morgan

4/19 Barbara Bettis

4/26 Cathy MacRae

5/3 Ruth A. Casie

5/10 Sherry Ewing

5/17 right back here

#MedMonSpring2021 ~ The Highlander’s Reward by Eliza Knight

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 ever-thrilling FIRST KISS. My guest this week is Eliza Knight. Eliza spent many summers in Europe exploring medieval ruins and historical sites. That passion infuses everything she writes. Today she’s sharing an excerpt from her #MedievalRomance, The Highlander’s Reward.

BLURB: Lady Arbella de Mowbray abhors the idea of marrying an English noble occupying Scotland. When she arrives in Stirling, she is thrown into the midst of a full battle between the Scots and the English. Besieged by rebels, she is whisked from her horse by a Highland warrior who promises her safety. But when he kisses her, she fears she’s more in danger of losing herself.

 The last thing Magnus Sutherland wants is to marry the beautiful English lass he saved. As the laird of his clan, he has a responsibility to his clan and allies. But when Arbella is attacked by one of his own men, he determines the only way to keep her safe is to make her his. A decision that promises to be extremely satisfying.

Magnus brings Arbella to his home of Dunrobin Castle in the Highlands. And that’s where the trouble begins… Their countries are at war and they should be each other’s enemy. Neither one considered their mock marriage would grow into a deeply passionate love. What’s more, they were both unhappily betrothed and those who’ve been scorned are out for revenge. Can their new found love keep them together or will their enemies tear them apart?

“For fans of Highlander romance, this series is a must read!” ~ Night Owl Reviews, TOP PICK!

BUY LINKS:   AMAZON

EXCERPT: He smiled, trying not to laugh at her perplexing expression and words. “Not as sweet as ye, lass. We need to go back inside. We must marry in front of my men, and then we will return to Sutherland.”

She nodded slowly, reaching up to touch her lips. “I will marry you, but in name only. I won’t allow you to…to…kiss me again.”

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Check out last week’s excerpt on Jenna Jaxon’s blog: https://jennajaxon.wordpress.com/

Check out next week’s with Sophia Nye: https://sophianyewrites.com/blog/

Want more? Check out my web site: www.bambilynn.net

Looking for the pathway? Step into the light ……..

2/8 right here

2/15 Judith Sterling

2/22 Jenna Jaxon

3/1 Anastasia Abboud

3/8 Sophia Nye

3/15 Daryl Devore

3/22 Celeste Barclay

3/29 Eliza Knight

4/5 Ashley York

4/12 Mary Morgan

4/19 Barbara Bettis

4/26 Cathy MacRae

5/3 Ruth A. Casie

5/10 Sherry Ewing

5/17 right back here

#MedMonSpring2021 ~ Leif by Celeste Barclay

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 ever-thrilling FIRST KISS. My guest this week is Celeste Barclay. Celeste can usually be found driving along the Southern California coast when she’s not busy writing.  A wife and mother to two sons, much of Celeste’s days are filled with chauffeur duties. Among other things, she writes super sexy Viking romances. HOW I LOVE VIKINGS!!! Today she’s sharing an excerpt from her #MedievalRomance, Leif, Viking Glory.

BLURB: 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!

BUY LINKS:   Click Here!

EXCERPT: They both blushed before Sigrid shook her head and continued. “I knew you’d come for me. I’ve known your path, and I’ve seen you for years because the gods have linked our fates together.”

Leif drew in a breath as he tried to take in what she hinted. “Are you saying the gods intend for you to become my people’s seer?”

“In a way.”

“In what way?”

“The gods don’t intend for me to live alone in a hut outside your settlement as I’ve done at my own.”

“Do they intend you to be mine?”

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Check out last week’s excerpt on Jenna Jaxon’s blog: https://jennajaxon.wordpress.com/

Check out next week’s with Sophia Nye: https://sophianyewrites.com/blog/

Want more? Check out my web site: www.bambilynn.net

Looking for the pathway? Step into the light ……..

2/8 right here

2/15 Judith Sterling

2/22 Jenna Jaxon

3/1 Anastasia Abboud

3/8 Sophia Nye

3/15 Daryl Devore

3/22 Celeste Barclay

3/29 Eliza Knight

4/5 Ashley York

4/12 Mary Morgan

4/19 Barbara Bettis

4/26 Cathy MacRae

5/3 Ruth A. Casie

5/10 Sherry Ewing

5/17 right back here

#MedMonSpring2021 ~ The Last Dragon by Daryl Devoré

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 ever-thrilling FIRST KISS. My guest this week is Daryl Devoré. Daryl writes super sexy romances in all time periods. Today she’s sharing an excerpt from her #MedievalRomance, The Last Dragon.

BLURB: What do dragons, knights and romance have in common? Grab a copy of multi-published author Daryl Devore’s medieval fantasy romance – The Last Dragon and discover the answer.

A sorcerer craving dominance merged with a dragon, the power overwhelmed him causing him to split into three dragons. Demora ruled thought, but was lost in time. Yidithe offered protection, shining like the light of the sun. Ayrradex craved chaos, revelling in destroying souls. 

Many knights died, attempting to slay the devil beast. One knight, Prince Hawkyns, did not fear death. He’d lost everything. Away on a mission when Ayrradex attacked his father’s kingdom, Penrythe, Hawkyns returned to find his noble father – feeble and defeated. His wise mother – crazed. His beautiful wife and unborn child – dead. Only a pile of ashes remained for him to bury. He knelt before his King and vowed to slay the devil-beast or be slain. 

Derry was born with powers that terrified her parents. They delivered her to a nunnery to be raised in secret. Jathe, a wise sorceress, discovered the young girl and trained her to one day use the secret hidden in her soul.

Legends spoken around campfires hinted the sole way to destroy Ayrradex was when the hearts of a knight and a golden dragon became one. But after a vicious battle with Ayrradex, the golden dragon was thought to be dead. 

Can Prince Hawkyns’s bravery and Derry’s powers end the reign of the devil-beast’s terror?

BUY LINKS:    AMAZON

EXCERPT: Derry’s heart pounded in her chest. His blue eyes captured her. Her hand encased in his grip felt secure like she had felt when held in his arms. She inhaled a deep breath. “Do my powers anger ye?”

Hawkyns did not reply.

Fear started low in her belly. “Many people fear my power. They call me evil and witch. Some throw rocks at me.” She squeezed her eyes shut to block the tears. “They are angry at me. Why, I do not know. I have never harmed anyone. I did not ask for this gift. I wish—”

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See last week’s snippet on Jenna Jaxon’s blog – https://jennajaxon.wordpress.com/

Follow along next week on Sophia Nye’s blog –  https://sophianyewrites.com/blog/

Want more? Check out my web site: www.bambilynn.net

Looking for the pathway? Step into the light ……..

2/8 right here

2/15 Judith Sterling

2/22 Jenna Jaxon

3/1 Anastasia Abboud

3/8 Sophia Nye

3/15 Daryl Devore

3/22 Celeste Barclay

3/29 Eliza Knight

4/5 Ashley York

4/12 Mary Morgan

4/19 Barbara Bettis

4/26 Cathy MacRae

5/3 Ruth A. Casie

5/10 Sherry Ewing

5/17 right back here

#MedMonSpring2021 ~ A Highland Autumn by Sophia Nye

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 ever-thrilling FIRST KISS. My guest this week is Sophia Nye. Sophia has been writing down stories since she learned how to use a pencil. She loves learning almost as much as she loves writing, pursuing both her undergraduate and master’s degrees. Most of her studies involved Ireland and England, and she is excited to expand her research into Scotland. She’s been thoroughly enjoying the background reading! Today she’s sharing an excerpt from her #TimeTravelRomance, A Highland Autumn.

BLURB: When a fiery, red-haired Englishwoman falls for the laird’s charming, off-limits son, their passion ignites a fire that threatens to engulf the clan.

Ronan Calder, eldest son of Clan Calder’s laird, is going to stay as far away from marriage as he can get. After losing his mother and beloved sister during childbirth, Ronan knows there is no way he could ever inflict such a fate upon any woman. Things get a little complicated when he meets the enchanting new scholar and mistakes her for his future bride. 

Adelina Matheson has every intention of becoming the first female scholar at Oxford, and the quick wit to prove it. The only thing she’s missing is permission to attend lectures. When the masters challenge Adelina to serve as advisor to a Highland laird in exchange for entry, she is left with little choice. She agrees to the challenge – surely she can manage such a simple task to prove herself.

Except that once Adelina arrives at Calder Keep, she realizes that nothing about her task is simple. She must battle her alarming attraction to the laird’s handsome son while enduring the laird’s beastly temper. The only other Englishwoman is also her competition for Ronan’s affection, and the entire clan is under threat of attack at the upcoming Samhain celebration. Can Ronan and Adelina put aside their personal troubles and save Clan Calder, or will they doom the entire clan?

BUY LINKS:    AMAZON

EXCERPT: “This isn’t the kitchen,” she said finally, stating the obvious.

A smile tugged at the corner of Ronan’s mouth. He looked at her, seeing the sincerity of her statement. The lass was terribly confused.

“Nay, ‘tis not,” he agreed. “‘Tis the solar.”

A blush, as pink as the apples ripening in the orchard, flooded her cheeks. She took a quick step backward toward the door.

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See last week’s snippet on Jenna Jaxon’s blog: https://jennajaxon.wordpress.com/

Follow along next week on Anastasia Abboud’s blog: https://www.anastasiaabboud.com/grainsofsand

Want more? Check out my web site: www.bambilynn.net

Looking for the pathway? Step into the light ……..

2/8 right here

2/15 Judith Sterling

2/22 Jenna Jaxon

3/1 Anastasia Abboud

3/8 Sophia Nye

3/15 Daryl Devore

3/22 Celeste Barclay

3/29 Eliza Knight

4/5 Ashley York

4/12 Mary Morgan

4/19 Barbara Bettis

4/26 Cathy MacRae

5/3 Ruth A. Casie

5/10 Sherry Ewing

5/17 right back here