Bits 'n Bobs Author Blog
Welcome to week 4 of Medieval Monday 2019! I have author Bambi Lynn on my blog today, and you'll find my newest excerpt on her blog here:
Bambi's excerpt is from her newest book, The Vikings.
THE VIKINGS OF NORMANDY
Five fierce invaders. Five innocent maids. One land to conquer.
When the Viking leader, Rollo, sets his sights on conquering Paris, he sends a band of his fiercest warriors to capture a stronghold to shelter the invaders through the winter. Collect all five episodes in one volume.
Gunnar Sigurdsen finds an unguarded stronghold at the mouth of the Seine River is the perfect
target. Oliana du Fossé waits helplessly for her brute of a husband to claim her.
Wulf contemplates his share of the spoils after capturing a stronghold in Francia, fat with
treasure and slaves. Farin longs to escape her fate as bed slave to the most savage barbarian of
Brondulf Adilson has struck terror into his enemies for as long as he can remember, as well as
the women who share his bed. Now he finds himself saddled with a beauty who may just steal
Thorleif Rolvsson has been captured by the enemy. The Queen of the Franks has needs. Will a
single night of passion change his fate? Or will he dine with his sons in Valhalla?
Magnus hasn't the time or motivation to take a wife. Especially not one who will most likely try
to slit his throat while he sleeps.
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Now that he thought back on it, he could not remember if he had ever gotten a good look at this woman Wulf convinced him to take. She could be hard to look at, growing harder as the years passed. And she was a Frankish maid. He would have to sleep with one eye open.
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For more information on Bambi and her books, click here.
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Elisabeth Hobbes helps me kick off the third week in our Medieval Monday Excerpt Hop. Isn't this a romantic cover?
You'll find my excerpt from The Highlander's Welsh Bride on her blog here:
Beguiled by the Forbidden Knight
He’s her enemy…
…and she must not fall for him!
When her mistress is claimed as an enemy knight’s betrothed, handmaiden Aelfhild knows it would be too dangerous for her lady; she must go in her place. But there’s more to the scarred knight than she first thought—she isn’t expecting to fall for him! As the line between friend and enemy blurs, Aelfhild realizes she might be protecting her mistress, but not her heart…
The girl paused her song and giggled to herself. Unexpectedly she ducked under the
surface to her neck and came up again in one fluid movement, now soaked to the skin.
She gasped aloud in a series of breathy panting noises that reached inside Gui to a time
when he had been capable of causing women to make such sounds. His guts twisted with
longing as he looked at her, transfixed.
The curves that were now apparent beneath the thin cloth indicated she was even closer
to womanhood than he had at first supposed. True, her breasts were small, but her waist
was shapely and the wet tunic clung to her legs. Through the fabric Gui could make out
the dark triangle of hair where her legs met, and the pink of her nipples. Despite the cold
water Gui felt himself hardening. He almost choked on the cold water in surprise at the
unexpected awakening of an urge that had lain dormant for so long.
Next week Elisabeth will be on Barbara Bettis’ blog
Welcome to the second week of the Medieval Monday blog hop! Today, Jenna Jaxon and I are swapping blogs with our second snippet from our excerpts. You can find me on her blog here: http://jennajaxon.wordpress.com
Enjoy this snippet from the hero and heroine's first encounter in Jenna's book, Time Enough to Love!
As she moved to stand before the king, the low drone of many voices rose around the room.
“I’d not want to be in her place.”
“Do you think the king will…”
Each snatch of conversation made her heart beat faster.
What will he do to me?
Her normal embarrassment at being the center of attention tripled at the thought of this blatant lapse of
protocol. She stopped several feet from the dais and the room hushed as though everyone held their breath.
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Stay tuned at Barbara Bettis’s blog for her snippet next week: http://barbarabettis.blogspot.co.uk
More about Time Enough to Love
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?
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Deception and family honor are at stake, so is the heroine’s heart in this new medieval pirate romance from USA Today bestselling author, Ruth A. Casie, which releases Feb. 12! Preorder today! Amazon: https://www.amzn.com/dp/B07M81Y7HM
The Pirate’s Jewel
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?
RELEASES FEBRUARY 12th
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RUTH A. CASIE is a USA Today bestselling author of historical and contemporary romance. Her stories feature strong women and the men who deserve them, endearing flaws and all.
Ruth lives in New Jersey with her hero, three empty bedrooms and a growing number of incomplete counted cross-stitch projects. Before she found her writing voice, she was a speech therapist (pun intended), client liaison for a corrugated manufacturer, and vice president at an international bank where she was a product/marketing manager, but her favorite job is the one she’s doing now—writing romance.
Visit her website to see what she writes. Her historical swashbuckling action-adventures and contemporary suspense will keep you turning the pages until the end. She hopes her stories become your favorite adventures.
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This season our authors have put together some exciting excerpts from their hero and heroine's first encounter. Did they start off on a happy note? Or will they have to overcome a disastrous first impression?
Follow us for the next 12 weeks and find out! Leave a comment each week to enter to win an ebook copy of The Highlander's Welsh Bride. See each author's blog for details.
The Highlander’s Welsh Bride
It was over. Prince Llywelyn was dead, his soldiers fleeing before King Edward’s army. Carys, a distant cousin to the prince, herself a princess of Wales, had picked up arms alongside her husband more than a year ago. Now homeless, her husband buried beneath the good Welsh soil, she seeks shelter in the north, far from the reach of Longshanks’s men. Carys and Wales would never be the same again.
It was time. Birk MacLean has been ordered to take a bride and produce an heir. He grows weary of the lasses paraded before him, women of delicate nature and selfish motives. He desires a wife strong enough to help lead one of the most powerful clans in Western Scotland.
One like the Welsh woman sitting in his dungeon, arrested for poaching MacLean deer.
Can Birk convince Carys marriage to him is preferable to a hangman’s noose? And will the heard-headed Scot be worthy of a Princess of Wales?
From the towering Welsh mountains to the storm-swept Scottish coast comes a tale of betrayal and loss, deceit and passion. An epic tale of honor and the redeeming power of love.
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I'll start this round of Medieval Monday off with the first part of my excerpt from The Highlander's Welsh Bride.
Caught poaching deer on MacLean land, our heroine isn't very happy.
The heavy wooden door slammed shut. Carys peered about the stone chamber. Aside from a pallet on the floor and a bucket in a far corner, the room was empty. Air blew crisp through an arrow-slit, much too narrow to consider an escape route. She rubbed her arms in an attempt to erase the feel of strong hands manacling them, then, unable to help herself, tested the door. It was securely latched.
“Ffwl!” she spat. Fool. Caught doing nothing more than providing food to hungry people.
She stormed about the cramped space, her boots thudding across the wooden floor. “MacLean deer! MacLean people!” she snarled, targeting the absent laird. “Twmffat!” Idiot.
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Part #2 of this excerpt can be found next week on Jenna Jaxon’s blog: http://jennajaxon.wordpress.com
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