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It's week four at our Medieval Blog Hop, and the excerpt today is from Lane McFarland's book, Lindsey.
The enemy soldiers straightened, their attention focused on her. A burly guard advanced, his dark eyes narrowing. “Who the hell are you? Where’s Cora?”
Another man circled her. He stroked her mud-crusted hair, then squeezed the padding on her bottom. She inwardly flinched and moved out of his reach. Dirty cur.
“Och, the old healer be feelin’ poorly,” Lindsey answered. “I’m ‘ere to fix up the master’s prisoners fer ‘er. Hear tell they be taking them to stand trial, and Master Collins wants ‘em looking guid, their injuries healed.”
She faced the groping man and offered her basket to him while struggling with the overwhelming urge to slam it into his filthy face.
Follow along next week by checking out Laurel O’Donnell's blog with excerpt #5 http://www.laurel-odonnell.com/blog.html
The Daughters of Alastair MacDougall Series
Set in late thirteenth century Scotland, this series tells the stories of Laird Alastair MacDougall’s four independent and oftentimes, headstrong daughters coming of age in a country fraught with war and feuds amongst rival clans. Follow his daughters as their lives become intertwined with four fierce, rebel highland warriors bent on eradicating the English soldiers from their homeland.
Who said life was fair? Certainly not Lindsey MacDougall. She rebels at a world dominated by men. Dressed in lad’s clothing, she manages her father’s stables, caring for, breeding and selling horses. Unwavering on performing her duty to the rebellion, Lindsey throws caution to the wind and secretly delivers missives behind enemy lines to the Scottish warriors.
Logan Ross uses his happy-go-lucky smile to warm the hearts of many willing lasses, but it also masks his pain—the pain of his birth. As a bastard son, he is unacceptable for any Laird’s daughter, including the spirited Lindsey MacDougall. However, she haunts his dreams. Determined to prove his worth, he throws himself into the middle of the rebellion, leading men into mortal danger.
After helping Logan escape from a brutal English dungeon, Lindsey fights her traitorous attraction to the virile highland warrior, vowing never to lose her heart to any man.
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It's week 3 in our blog hop. I'm so glad you're following along.
Today, Bambi Lynn features a cruel villain from Lucan, Book 4 of her Gods of the Highlands series, whose acts are calculated to bring the bravest hero to his knees.
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Happy Valentine's Day!!
For the past 2 weeks, I've posted memes on facebook featuring the books I've written thus far. Each story is a tale of love, though perhaps not always quite so straightforward.
I've arranged the memes below for your enjoyment (and because I had great fun creating them!)
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From The Highlander's Bride series
The Ghosts of Culloden Moor seek vengence - or do they?
Love can be an elusive thing.
Welcome to week 2 of our blog hop! I'm hosting Ruth A. Casie and an excerpt from her book, The Highlander's English Woman.
Excerpt Two: The Highlander’s English Woman by Ruth A. Casie
Jamie’s focus turned to Laura, the younger of the two sisters. Laura and Lisbeth were alike from their slender, petite size bodies, long auburn hair, and large green eyes with a fan of thick lashes. The sisters may be similar in appearance, however, not in temperament. Lisbeth was the deep thinker. Laura was head strong and outspoken, the feistier defiant sister.
“How are you and Lisbeth faring?” He gazed back at Wesley.
Follow along next week by checking out Laurel O’Donnell’s blog for excerpt #3 http://www.laurel-odonnell.com/blog.html
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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Welcome to the Medieval Monday Blog Hop! We've started a new theme - villians - and an exciting new format!
Each week, you will find excerpts from villain scenes on each of our Medieval Monday blogs. Every week will offer a new excerpt building on the previous one!
Join us! It will be fun!
And, don't worry, we'll provide the link to the next week's excerpt to make it easier to follow along.
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Today, I'm highlighting a scene from The Highlander's French Bride.
Sometimes betrayal is closer than you think.
“Come with me to settle the child,” Lucienne ordered as she lifted her daughter to her hip. With misgivings, Melisende followed her sister up the narrow stairs. Arielle’s large dark eyes stared at her over her mother’s shoulder, and Melisende wrinkled her nose at her in a friendly way. Arielle ducked her head.
Lucienne set Arielle down and ushered her inside the room with a small push of her hand. The little girl stepped inside the room, fingers fisted tight in her mother’s skirt. Lucienne brushed her hand away. “You are wrinkling my gown, ma petite. Haven’t I told you not to rumple my clothes?”
Arielle dropped her gaze then lifted it slightly to stare at Melisende. Her heart breaking to see the results of her sister’s callous behavior, Melisende gave the child a tender smile. An answering one tugged at Arielle’s lips.
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Follow along for the next excerpt on Laurel O’Donnell’s Medieval Monday blog Feb. 13!
Heir to a lairdship, Kinnon Macrory is driven to prove his worth by fighting the English on the battlefields of France. His dreams of heroic valor are destroyed by the realities of war—the atrocities visited by fellow soldiers on the very people he is sworn to protect. Three years in a French prison for a crime he did not commit leave Kinnon longing for the one thing of beauty in his war-torn life—a young woman of great kindness and wisdom named Melisende.
Melisende de la Roche struggles to stay one step ahead of soldiers who would imprison her for helping an injured Scotsman wrongly accused of treason. She finds refuge in her uncle’s shop—until a chance encounter sends her fleeing into the unknown once again, haunted by the beguiling friendship with the troubled young Scotsman she is certain she will never see again.
Determined to find the woman of his dreams, Kinnon returns to France, only to discover nothing more than a trail of clues to Melisende’s whereabouts. Their reunion will open the doors to passion, but half-truths and lies from the past could destroy the one thing they both are willing to fight for—each other.
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