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Medieval Monday - Evil Villain Theme
Bambi Lynn joins me today with an excerpt from The Valiant Viking.
You can follow my excerpt from The Highlander's Welsh Bride on her blog here: https://bambilynnblog.wordpress.com
Let's take a look at The Valiant Viking and see what evil is brewing...
With a sideways glance, Stumpy made a wide birth around the two Norsemen, dragging his prisoners along. She relaxed a little. At least Modor and Wulf were out of harm’s way.
Rolf turned his attention back to Red, the man he had called Boddi. “You are disappointed.”
Boddi grunted but did not answer right away. The tension between them sparked the air like a lightning storm. Finally, Boddi asked, “How came you to be here?” He scanned the village.
She followed his gaze around the courtyard, littered with the bodies of her slain kinsmen. A few Viking carcasses were scattered here and there. Gravel and wet sand soaked up the life’s blood of a village already facing hard times. She blinked back tears. The shreds of her pride
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Can a foundering seaside village survive the onslaught of marauding Vikings bearing down on
Desperate to save her village from a band of Norsemen sweeping down the coastline, Kaylla
catches her first ray of hope when she discovers one of the pillaging heathens washed ashore.
Perhaps they can use this captive to bargain for the safety of their village. Rolf Bloodhands, sole
survivor of a traitorous attack on his king’s fleet, assures her that his kinsmen will not spare the
easy conquest of their waning village for the life of one man. Instead he teaches them the basics
of defense and combat with the meager weapons they have available. If they fail to stave off the
invaders, the few villagers left will either be killed or enslaved.
With only two days to prepare for an invasion sure to decimate her village, Kaylla is shocked by
her attraction to the hunky Norseman she has enslaved. Who knew fear of imminent death could
drive an innocent woman to explore the oldest sins known to man.
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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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I'm hopping today with Bambi Lynn! Her excerpt is from her book, Mask of the Highlander.
You can find me on her blog: https://bambilynnblog.wordpress.com with an excerpt from The Highlander's Crusader Bride. Don't forget to leave a comment to enter to win one of my ebooks!
Mask of the Highlander
Shut up, shut up, shut up, a tiny voice screamed inside her head. You will only make it worse. But Kenna could not stop, despite the every-growing rage that seemed to render him speechless and the certainty that he would punish her for her insolence.
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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 before 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?
The Laird of Domhnul has returned from war a changed man—moreso than his wife or clan 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, while proving he is no longer the cruel tyrant they came to know all too well.
But when his father embroils both them in a deadly plot, can the couple find a way to prevent war between the clans?
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Bambi Lynn joins me today with an excerpt from her erotic short story, The Viking Bron.
Leda tossed the satchel containing everything she owned in the world—two extra shifts, a comb, and a pair of knitted socks—into the corner. Fear and uncertainty threatened to be her undoing, but she tamped down her anxiety and did as he bade her.
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You can find my week 12 snippet from The Highlander's Viking Bride on Bambi's blog HERE.
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After escaping the brutal tyrant who holds her under his boot, Leda’s newfound hope is shattered
to discover her safe-haven to be nothing more than a den of brutal Norsemen, intent on
conquering all of Francia and claiming its riches for their own. When she is offered as a bed
slave to the fiercest Viking of them all, she despairs to realize freedom comes at a price.
Brondulf Adilson has struck terror into his enemies for as long as he can remember, to include
the women who share his bed. Shunned for his frightful appearance, he doesn’t expect
compliance from his new thrall and is resigned to forcing her to his will.
But the beauty he finds himself saddle with turns out to be anything but meek and compliant.
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Why I write Medieval:
My first introduction to Romance novels came from Rosemary Rogers’ Sweet Savage Love. I devoured that book again and again and any other book I could find that was like it. Imagine my thrill to discover Jude Deveraux’s Velvet series. Set in the Middle Ages, I got lost in the time period and never wanted to return. By then, I was living Belgium, where the shells of Medieval manors surrounded me. One of my favorites was Beersel Castle. Beersel Castle, about five miles from my house in Gages, is in ruins. The grounds were open to the public, free, and seldom visited by tourists. So naturally when I started writing my first book, I set it in that castle. I had the unique opportunity of going there any time I wanted to sit in the courtyard or one of the rooms I’d cleared of cobwebs and write my masterpiece. Oftentimes, I was the only one there and could explore to my heart’s content. That first book has never seen the light of day, but what fun I had writing it—not to mention all the things I learned. Now I live in Alabama. There are no Medieval castles here, but there is a park nearby that looks remarkably like Middle Earth. Luckily, I have a writing room in my barn that my fabulous husband designed and decorated to look like a room in a Medieval castle. Inspiration at its finest! I hope you enjoy reading my Medieval Romances as much as I love writing them.
Bambi Lynn graduated from the University of Maryland European Division with bachelor’s degrees in English and History. She writes Historical and Contemporary Paranormal Romances.
Yes, Bambi is her real name.
Bambi grew up on a farm in South Georgia. Her high school was very small with a graduating class of less than 100 people. Shortly after high school, she met her wonderful husband who took her to Belgium, where a three-year tour turned into fifteen. While living in Europe, she nurtured her love of all things medieval. Bambi often gets homesick for Belgium, but with the world wide web, she’s home with the click of a mouse. She now lives with her husband and son in the deep South. When not plugging away at her keyboard, Bambi teaches World History. She loves to ride her big, black Tennessee Walker, Jamaica. She and her husband each have a Harley to go with their collection of classic cars and hot rods.
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