Bits 'n Bobs Author Blog
Today I'm swapping excerpts with Mary Morgan as she brings us this tid-bit from her book A Highland Moon Enchantment.
You can find my excerpt from The Highlander's Crusader Bride on her blog here: http://www.marymorganauthor.com
She bowed her head. “A great honor for us, Cathal that ye are here. And aye, we were fortunate to have the assistance of both men.”
“How did ye manage to make the journey from Castle Creag? I thought ye were spending it with Cormac Murray and his wife,” asked Desmond, reaching for a trencher of breads.
Cathal swirled the contents of his cup, before glancing at Duncan. “The weather was fine—no sign of rain or snow, so I left them in the care of another druid and sought the path to Urquhart.”
He tapped a finger to his head. “My sight told me I might be needed here.”
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Follow Mary's excerpt next week on Barbara Bettis’s blog: http://barbarabettis.blogspot.com/
I'll be swapping excerpts with Ruth A. Casie next week: http://ruthacasie.blogspot.co.uk
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You first meet this warrior in Dragon Knight’s Axe, Order of the Dragon Knights, Book 3
Irish warrior, Desmond O’Quinlan has never surrendered his heart to any woman. He has no wish to have his soul tortured by love. Yet, the moment he locks gazes with Ailsa, his fate is destined for an adventure he never fathomed. He may have battled alongside a Dragon Knight, but his greatest challenge will come from within his own heart.
Ailsa MacDuff, a warrior among her clan, has no desire to have a man chain her to a life of obedience. However, that is before she meets Desmond. The temptation to allow this warrior inside her heart is a risk she dares to take, but one that could lead to a future of emptiness and sorrow.
When betrayal looms from within, the battleground of love is no match for these two warriors.
Can the power of a Highland full moon be strong enough to unite or destroy them?
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Help me welcome Ashley York to the hop today! She's sharing an excerpt from her book, Eyes of the Seer.
You'll find my excerpt from The Highlander's Crusader Bride on her blog: https://www.ashleyyorkauthor.com
Marcán sipped at his mead, the lass’s eyes on Astrid alone now, her backside to him. A fine arse, but when he glanced at Astrid, he found his gaze returned. His chest tightened. That was the face he wanted to see looking up at him as he sought his release. Those were the eyes he wanted to see closing in passion as he rode her. That was where he’d prefer to see his needs met. Raw desire slammed into him. Desperation. It wasn’t possible to take a full breath.
“Ye can sit with the others and eat,” Astrid said to Merewyn, “but remain there until I come for ye.”
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Follow Ashley's excerpt next week on Ruth A. Casie's blog: http://ruthacasie.blogspot.co.uk
Look for my next excerpt from The Highlander's Crusader Bride on Mary Morgan’s blog http://www.marymorganauthor.com
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In ancient Ireland, men and women take to the legends for answers. Different-colored eyes are the mark of a Seer, it is said, and those who can see the future are in league with the devil. They cannot be suffered to live.
He wishes to prove himself…
Marcán of Clonascara bears the bloodline of Brian Boru, the legendary high king, and his prowess as a warrior has earned him great respect. But he was born with different-colored eyes, and there are some who would have him suffer a Seer’s fate. His fiercest adversary is Beibhinn, mother to Diarmuid, his close friend and king, and Astrid, the woman who holds his heart. If Astrid ever showed him any interest, he would fight Beibhinn and any army to wed her.
She is desperate to escape…
Astrid is sick of her mother’s belittling, but her brother 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, she realizes that what she wants has been in front of her all along. True happiness awaits them, but only if
they can put a stop to her mother’s plans.
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It's book release week for the Highlander's Norse Bride, and DD and I would like for you to help us celebrate!
Above is a photo of the awesome items in our grand prize pack:
A signed print copy of The Highlander's Outlaw Bride (a RONE award winner), a set of floral sticky notes, an engraved whisky class "Scotland with Grace", a dragonfly pot hugger, a purple tartan coin purse, and a sparkly bird bookmark.
Oops! Did we forget one? *grin* Of course, we did.
To enter for a chance to win, click here to follow Cathy MacRae on BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/cathy-macrae
Then, comment below 'Done', and the name/description of the missing prize.
Contest will be open March 18-24 (next Saturday), with the winner announced March 26 (Monday). We'll be contacting the winner through email, so if you don't leave your email with us (which we NEVER share), be sure to check back on March 26 to see the winner announcement and learn how to collect your prize. If the winner does not make contact with us within 48 hours, another winner will be chosen at random, and the previous winner will no longer be valid.
Winner will be chosen randomly. You can enter every day, but please just once per day. :-)
There will be other 'flash' giveaways this week, so follow Cathy MacRae on facebook and/or Twitter (@CMacRaeAuthor) for the exciting announcements!
**Happy Book Release Day!** The Highlander's Norse Bride: Book 4 in the Hardy Heroines series by Cathy & DD MacRae is now available!
"Hanna has lost everything at the treacherous hands of the Scots. She craves revenge, but will she accept love?"
I'm sharing this week's blog hop with Jenna Jaxon. Her excerpt is from Betrayal, book 2 in her Time Enough to Love series.
You'll find my excerpt from The Highlander's Crusader Bride on her blog: http://jennajaxon.wordpress.com
She nodded, and he relaxed against the pillow. “Why did you not tell me about the bedding? Why make that promise when you knew you could not keep it?”
Amazing how much vehemence she could pack into a whisper.
“I did not know you were unfamiliar with the bedding ceremony. I assumed you had attended other ladies before.” He managed a hint of reproach; ’twas not his fault the girl had not been informed.
“But you knew about it, Thomas.”
“Aye, I did.”
“So you knew this would happen; that we would be put in this bed and made to…”
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Find out Thomas' response next week on Ruth A. Casie's blog: http://ruthacasie.blogspot.co.uk
I'll be visiting with Ashley York: https://www.ashleyyorkauthor.com
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The worst betrayals come from within.
After a night of passion with her betrothed, Sir Geoffrey Longford, Lady Alyse de Courcy is eagerly looking forward to her wedding. But when Geoffrey is forced to marry another, a heartbroken and possibly pregnant Alyse finds herself in her own private hell. She must either gamble with her reputation or marry someone she does not love.
A reputed connoisseur of women, Thomas, Lord Braeton, has dallied with many ladies of King Edward’s court, although he has favored none. However, as Geoffrey’s best friend, Thomas has sworn to serve and protect Alyse, an oath now sorely tested when he agrees to marry her—in name only—to guard her reputation. Yet, as they grow closer, and Thomas discovers Alyse’s sweet but spirited nature, he comes to desire a marriage in truth.
Can he overcome her memory of Geoffrey, or is Thomas doomed to burn with passion for a woman he can never possess?
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