#MedievalMonday ~Love Will Find You 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 nature, my favorite. My guest today is the sensational 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 shares an excerpt from her #MedievalRomance, Love Will Find You.

BLURB: Sometimes a moment is all we have…

Ella Fitzpatrick is a woman with a secret. As she comes and goes from Berwyck Castle, seeking refuge within its gates, she yearns to be reunited with the one for whom she crossed time from the twenty-first century. She has lived another lifetime in the twelfth century waiting for the date of their reunion and it is almost upon her. But how could she have known the man she believes she loves is not the person she needs?

Killian of Clan MacLaren has been infatuated with Ella for many a year but has guarded his heart, knowing her affection lies with another. When Ella must flee Berwyck, Killian vows to escort her to her encounter with destiny. But passion flares between them and there is no doubt the bond they have is far greater than either of them expected.

Their time together is running out. Killian has a decision to make that might give him and Ella a future together. If you could change someone’s past, would you seize the moment?

BUY LINKS:    AMAZON

EXCERPT: Killian dismounted and as Ella slid onto the hard saddle, she gave a low moan. He held out his arms to help her down yet even the slightest movement caused her pain. She placed her hands upon his shoulders, and his own went about her waist as he lifted her. She skimmed down his body and her own came alive at the sensation. Her breath caught in her throat. Her knees buckled when her feet met the ground, yet Killian only brought her firmly up against his chest to prevent her fall. She gasped even while her arms wrapped themselves around his neck to hold on for support. Before she could even comprehend what her traitorous heart was feeling, he quickly lifted her up.

Follow along next week for the continuation of this excerpt at Kelley Heckart’s blog by clicking here.

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#MedievalMonday ~ The Pirate’s Jewel 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 nature, my favorite. My guest today is the sensational 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 an excerpt from her #MedievalRomance, The Pirate’s Jewel.

BLURB: Deception and family honor are at stake – so is her heart.

Wesley Reynolds will do anything to avenge his family’s banishment from Dundhragon Castle even throw in with the notorious pirate, MacAlpin. His plan, ruin Lord Ewan’s trading network. He has a more devious plan for his father’s ‘best friend,’ the man who abandoned them at the eleventh hour. He’ll ruin the man’s most precious jewel, his daughter Darla. Wesley’s so close to ruining the trade network and succeeding he can almost taste it, but revenge is not nearly as sweet as Darla’s kisses.

Darla Maxwell, beloved by her parents has no prospects of marriage. Her father and Lord Ewan search to find her the right husband. Darla’s special gifts are frightening to many. She has visions that often come true. The murky image of a man haunts her, she’s sure it’s Lord Ewan’s soon-to-be son-in-law, but the vision morphs when she meets Wesley. The meaning couldn’t be any clearer to her, her destiny lies with Wesley.

When revelations surface indicating Wesley has been deceived and his revenge misplaced. Will he find the truth of what really happened to his family in time to stop the pirates? Will Darla ever forgive him? Will he ever forgive himself?

Ruth A. Casie’s vivid descriptions place you right in the story. It is a wonderful read I highly recommend.” ~ Deb

BUY LINKS:    AMAZON

EXCERPT: Close to his chest, she made out rivulets of blood sliding down the side of his head, but she clung hard to him. She pulled away from his chest and stretched to reach his ear with her mouth.

“You’re hurt.”

He said nothing as he moved them forward.

“You have my thanks.”

He turned and gave her a flash of a smile.

“Wesley.” She smiled at him.

Follow along next week for the continuation of this excerpt at Mary Morgan’s blog by clicking here.

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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 nature, my favorite. My guest today is the sensational 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. Today she shares 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?

BUY LINKS:    AMAZON  B&N   iBooks   Book Page

EXCERPT: “You’re definitely not thinking clearly, Patrick. Do you think me some hussy for the taking?” She couldn’t believe she blurted those words out. Shaking her head, she said, “Forget my last statement. Obviously, when your fever abates, you’ll be back to your stern self.”

He brought them to an abrupt halt. “I am not always so harsh.”

“Seriously? Do I have to remind you of your behavior on our way to Urquhart?”

“I did not ken ye.”

“And now you do?” She laughed nervously. “You know nothing about me, Patrick MacFhearguis.”

Follow along next week for the continuation of this excerpt at Judith Sterling’s blog by clicking here.

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6/22 Mary Morgan

6/29 Ruth A. Casie

7/6 Sherry Ewing

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#MedievalMonday ~ Time Enough To Love by Jenna Jaxon

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 nature, my favorite. My guest today is the sensational Jenna Jaxon. Jenna has been reading and writing historical romance since she was a teenager.  A romantic herself, she has always loved a dark side to the genre, a twist, suspense, a surprise.  She tries to incorporate all of these elements into her own stories. Today she shares an excerpt from her #MedievalRomance, Time Enough to Love.

BLURB: When Lady Alyse de Courcy is betrothed to Sir Geoffrey Longford, she has no choice but to make the best of a bad bargain. The hulking knight is far from her ideal man, and although he does possess some wit and charm, he is no match for the sinfully sensual man she secretly admires, Thomas, Earl of Braeton, her betrothed’s best friend.

From the first, Sir Geoffrey finds himself smitten by Lady Alyse, and, despite her infatuation with his friend, vows to win her love. When Geoffrey puts his mind to wooing Alyse, he is delighted to find her succumbing to his seduction. But when cruel circumstances separate them, Geoffrey must watch helplessly as Thomas steps in to protect Alyse—and falls in love with her himself.

As the three courtiers accompany Princess Joanna to her wedding in Spain, they run headlong into the Black Plague. With her world plunged into chaos, Alyse struggles with her feelings for both the men she loves. But which love will survive?

BUY LINKS:    AMAZON  

EXCERPT: Wearily, she lay down with her back to Geoffrey, pulling the cloak around her shoulders, trying to muffle the cries escaping her throat. A mistake, for the choking sobs made her stomach start to roll. “Oh God!” She lurched from the pallet and began to heave.

Geoffrey was beside her in a moment, down on his knees, holding her head, murmuring soothing words, supporting her until the spasm passed. He picked her up and carried her to the pallet, putting her down gently and drawing the cloak snugly around her. He found the water skin and bid her rinse her mouth. She shook all over as he crawled beneath the cloaks and sought to warm her with his body.

“My love, you must tell me what is wrong,” the gentle Geoffrey had returned, his voice comforting as he chaffed her cold hands, “if you are ill, we will seek out a surgeon in Laval tomorrow, but I know something is not right. Can you not tell me?”

Follow along next week for the continuation of this excerpt at Sherry Ewing’s blog by clicking here.

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6/22 Mary Morgan

6/29 Ruth A. Casie

7/6 Sherry Ewing

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#MedievalMonday ~ White Rose of Avalon by Kelley Heckart

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 nature, my favorite. My guest today is the sensational Kelley Heckart. Kelley stories reflect her passion for ancient history, storytelling, and the supernatural. She is drawn in particular to the ancient Celts who are shrouded in mystery and associated with the otherworldly realm of the Fae. Today she shares an excerpt from her #MedievalRomance, White Rose of Avalon.

BLURB: Do you like captivating, passionate historical fantasy featuring King Arthur, Gwenhwyfar, Merlin, Nimue, Morgaine, and Lancelot? Inspired by The Mists of Avalon, this sensual retelling of the Arthurian romances brings these legendary characters to life.

Destiny cannot be altered.

With Britannia falling to the Saxon hordes, Morgaine, Queen of the Faeries, has no choice but to make a pact with the Christian monks. She promises to give them a High King who will unite the Britons against the Saxons if he takes a queen from the faery realm. Morgaine hopes this will restore the Goddess faith and return Avalon to its rightful place. She sends Lancelot to guard the future High King, but when a love potion falls into the wrong hands, all seems lost.

Gwenhwyfar is the only hope for the future, but betrayal, revenge, and forbidden love surround her, all of which could send both Britannia and Avalon into ruins.

BUY LINKS:    AMAZON  

EXCERPT: “Gwenhwyfar, it is time for your lessons,” Morgaine said.

Gwenhwyfar puckered her mouth, seeming upset that she could not continue riding, but she obeyed Morgaine and guided the horse over to her.

“You will have plenty of time to ride your horse tomorrow.” Morgaine helped her dismount.

“Thank you so much for the gift, my lady.” Gwenhwyfar wrapped her arms around her and kissed Morgaine’s cheek. Smiling, she ran off to her lessons.

Follow along next week for the continuation of this excerpt at Cathy MacRae’s blog by clicking here.

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6/22 Mary Morgan

6/29 Ruth A. Casie

7/6 Sherry Ewing

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#MedievalMonday ~ Eyes of the Seer 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 nature, my favorite. My guest today is the sensational Ashley York.  Ashley is a hard-core romantic who loves history. How fitting to blend the two together. When not writing, Ashley enjoys cooking. On Fridays, she sometimes shares recipes with Foody Friday, so be sure to check out her website. Today she shares an excerpt from her #MedievalRomance, Eyes of the Seer.

BLURB: He wishes to prove himself…

Marcán of Clonascra bears the bloodline of Brian Boru and his prowess as a warrior has earned him great respect from everyone but Astrid, the woman who holds his heart. Between her mother’s condemning him as a pagan Seer and Astrid’s total disinterest, he finds solace as the king’s protector and confidant.

She is desperate to escape…

Astrid is more than ready to wed but her brother, the king, is in no hurry to see her married, so she decides to see to her own match-making. The man she approaches quickly reveals his lack of honor, but her overbearing mother pushes her to wed him anyway. When Astrid discovers Marcán’s love for her, will it be too late to have the happiness she’d always dreamed of?

BUY LINKS:    AMAZON  

EXCERPT: “Are ye trying to talk me out of telling Diarmuid about Pádraig? Ye needn’t bother. I have done so.”

His tone was even. Steady. And his words meant far less to her than the sound of his voice. That was like a caress and she struggled to keep her eyes open and focused on him. He frowned.

Follow along next week for the continuation of this excerpt at Sherry Ewing’s blog by clicking here.

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5/25 Barbara Bettis

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6/8 Kelley Heckart

6/15 Jenna Jaxon

6/22 Mary Morgan

6/29 Ruth A. Casie

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#MedievalMonday ~ A Winter Knight 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 nature, my favorite. My guest today is the sensational Barbara Bettis. As a college freshman, Barbara briefly considered becoming an archeologist until she realized there likely would be bugs and snakes involved. And math. Instead, by day she’s a mild-mannered English teacher, and by night she’s an intrepid plotter of tales featuring heroines to die for–and heroes to live for. Today she shares an excerpt from her #MedievalRomance, A Winter Knight.

BLURB: Sir Nicholas has given up on marriage. These days he’s content to captain his friend’s troops and avoid entanglements—until one winter night when he rescues a half-frozen woman from a snowstorm. Her irrepressible spirit and kindness to others reminds him that all ladies aren’t like his former intended, who wed his brother while Nick was on crusade. But he can’t open his heart to Lady Clare. She’s bound to another, and Nick won’t forfeit his honor. Even if she were free, he has nothing to offer but love, and this lady deserves everything.

Lady Clare’s dying grandfather has arranged her betrothal, but the arrival of the man she’s to wed sends her fleeing into a snowstorm. Injured when her horse stumbles, she’s rescued by a mysterious knight. She recovers at his run-down manor, safe at last—until her betrothed tracks her down two days before Christmas. Trapped at home with the wedding imminent, she longs for the winter knight she’s come to love.

Only a miracle can bring Clare and Nick together. But at Christmas, anything is possible.

BUY LINKS:    AMAZON  KOBO

EXCERPT: Tom appeared at his side and started down the slippery wooden steps. “Th’ mare’s this way, sir.”

Facing the blowing snow, Nicholas brushed tiny, hard pebbles from his eyes. Double damnation. What had been flakes now were ice pellets. He hated the ice. Snow was a nuisance; ice killed.

The strange horse fidgeted in the bailey, tossing its mane and stomping the new white fall into mud. The stable lad grasped the reins and murmured to the nervous animal. After a few token twitches, it settled in to nose against the boy’s shoulder while Nicholas removed a bag from one side of the saddle. He pulled open the cord and peered inside. Tom had been right. A lady’s garments.

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#MedievalMonday ~ The Prince’s Highland 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 nature, my favorite. My guests today are from the sensational writing team of Cathy and DD MacRae. Cathy and DD just released the 6th book in their Hardy Heroines Series. Today they share an excerpt from their #MedievalRomance, The Prince’s Highland Bride.

BLURB: Phillipe de Poitiers, a prince of Antioch, finds himself a breath away from wrongful execution. Risking everything, he leaves behind his crown, his family, his country—and a body sworn to be his by the Bishop, himself.

Free of court intrigue and drawn to Scotland by memories of a woman who once possessed his heart, Phillipe sells his sword to pay for his travels and accepts the task of guarding the daughter of Laird MacLaren.

When Maggie MacLaren’s abusive marriage fails, she wants nothing more than to retire to her childhood home on the banks of Loch Lomond. Trouble follows her, putting her clan in danger, and she travels to the Isle of Hola, placing her safety in the hands of a mysterious mercenary with a haunted smile and a kind heart.

As Maggie and Phillipe struggle with their pasts, love blooms. But when a pirate’s treasure offers a seductive lure, will it free them—or prove the downfall of all they hold dear?

BUY LINKS:    AMAZON  

EXCERPT: Nature can provide beauty and inspiration. It can also bring danger. Maggie’s island is a place of solace and great beauty, but it is also completely without defenses, something Phillipe must correct before he completes his task of protecting the woman he has come to love—and says good-bye to her forever.

Phillipe’s lips thinned. “I know why ye fled Narnain.”

Heat rushed through Maggie. Anger. Embarrassment. “’Tis behind me. None will follow me to this isle.” Alarm rose. She raised her hands as if to ward off his words. “They could no longer have interest in me.”

Phillipe took her hand, his thumb running a gentling motion across her skin. “I wish I was wrong, but word will soon filter out that the former Countess of Mar has taken residence on the Isle of Hola.”

Follow along next week for the continuation of this excerpt at Sherry Ewing’s blog by clicking here.

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#MedievalMonday ~ Night of the Owl by Judith Sterling

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 nature, my favorite. My guest today is the sensational Judith Sterling. Judith’s love of history and passion for the paranormal infuse everything she writes. Her favorite themes include true love, destiny, healing, redemption, and finding the hidden magic which exists all around us. She loves to share that magic with readers and whisk them far away from their troubles, particularly to locations in the British Isles. Today she shares an excerpt from her #MedievalRomance, Night of the Owl.

BLURB: PhD student Ardyth Nightshade has renounced men and pursues her twentieth-century career with single-minded focus. When fate whisks her to medieval England, she meets her match in a man whose passions mirror her own. Can she sacrifice ambition for a love she never sought?

Hugh, Lord Seacrest confounds all who know him. He refuses to marry without a meeting of minds and hearts, and no lady has even approached his ideal…until Ardyth. But she’s an odd one, with unique skills, shocking habits, and total conviction she needs no man. She also harbors secrets, and in the midst of rumors, plots, and murder, trust is fragile.

A woman outside of her time. A man ahead of his. They must take a leap of faith to forge a bond that will shape history.

BUY LINKS:    AMAZON   AMAZON UK   B&N   iBOOKS   KOBO

EXCERPT: He dismounted and turned to help her down, but she’d already alighted on her own. Breathing deeply of the fresh, saltless air, he tied the horses to a low-hanging branch and grabbed the wineskin and bag of food Aubert had packed for them. “Hungry?”

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5/25 Barbara Bettis

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6/15 Jenna Jaxon

6/22 Mary Morgan

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7/6 Sherry Ewing

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#MedievalMonday ~ Mask of the Highlander by Bambi Lynn

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 nature, my favorite. Since my books feature, Arduinna, Celtic goddess of the forest, I had a hard time deciding which exerpt to share, but since the next one in this series is about to drop, I’m posting a snippit from my paranormal, #MedievalRomance, Mask of the Highlander.

BLURB:  Once she was afraid to touch him. Now she’s afraid to let go.

Forced to marry to avoid war between clans, Kenna Cleary endured three days of her new husband’s painful brutality, unaware of his demon heritage. Leaving her for dead, he rode off to battle the English. In the five years of his absence, she bore him a daughter, increased his holdings, and gained the love and respect of his people. Now he’s home. Must she and the clan learn to endure his cruelty once more?

Can an ancient Celtic god find peace in the mortal world?

The Laird of Domhnul has returned from war a changed man—moreso than his wife can possibly know. Now the warrior faces a new battle, one for his wife’s heart, and his peoples’ trust. He must walk the knife’s edge of deception and danger, all while learning to manage the supernatural power flaring inside him and discovering a heritage he never imagined.

But when his father embroils both them in a deadly plot, can the couple find a way to prevent war between their clans?

BUY LINKS:    AMAZON   

EXCERPT:  The Ardennes Forest – a thousand years after the birth of the Son

The goddess Arduinna emerged from the trees for the first time in four hundred years. She had not seen Demona in at least a dozen millennia, and curiosity had gotten the better of her. Why would the wife of Borvo, the god of warm springs, summon her? They were not friends, not even in the old days, when the entire pantheon had lived a carefree existence, foolishly believing humans would worship them forever. Arduinna had at first feigned disinterest in Demona’s summons, but she could no more lie to herself than she could the small contingent of fairies that flitted around her like annoying little mosquitoes.

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6/15 Jenna Jaxon

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7/6 Sherry Ewing

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