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Join Lane McFarland as we share the blog hop today. Her excerpt is from her book A King's Enemies.
You can find my excerpt from The Highlander's Crusader Bride on her blog:
A King's Enemies
Drake Fletcher’s pulse quickened. The bonny red-head with wide almond-shaped eyes was staring at him. Who was she? He’d spotted her before amidst the queen’s ladies-in- waiting. Her shimmering waves of auburn hair had caught his attention, but she’d slipped out of the chamber before he’d had a chance to introduce himself.
Immediately, she broke eye contact. She’d regarded him longer than was considered appropriate for a young maid. She was interested in him. Perhaps she liked what she saw.
Her silky thick hair resembled fiery gold. He imagined running his fingers through its softness. His gaze traveled over her curves. Desire strummed through his body, and he wondered at the reaction. He was no untried lad lacking company to warm his bed.
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Follow along next week on Lane McFarland’s blog at http://www.lanemcfarland.com, and leave a comment for a chance to win an ebook of A KING’S ENEMIES.
Next week concludes the blog hop, and you'll find my last excerpt HERE! Remember to leave a comment for a chance to win one of my ebooks. Winner will be announced May 7.
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Tormented by King Edward’s brutality against Scottish sympathizers, Drake Fletcher vows revenge, but only a madman single-handedly attacks the Crown. Instead, he enters the royal court as a spy to aid Robert the Bruce’s rise to power and place a formidable leader on
Scottish lass Katherine Mackenzie Armstrong targets three of King Edward’s officers who brutally raped and murdered her mother. Disguised as one of Queen Margaret’s attendants, she sets a course to destroy the men.
The acts of treason both Drake and Katherine commit are punishable by death in The Tower of London but their determination pushes dangerous limits. Considered enemies, they use each other to gain vital information. Neither expect their overwhelming attraction to one
another, the staggering emotions stirred. But the closer they become, the more they jeopardize their pledges of vengeance.
Will the weight of retaliation crush them, see them beheaded? Or will Katherine and Drake form an alliance and learn to live and love again?
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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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You can find Bambi's next excerpt on Barbara Bettis' blog: http://barbarabettis.blogspot.co.uk
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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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Thanks for joining me today for the Medieval Monday blog hop! I'm pairing off today with Ruth A. Casie. Her excerpt is from her book, The Guardian's Witch.
You can find my excerpt from The Highlander's Crusader Bride on her blog: http://ruthacasie.blogspot.co.uk
She kept the building panic at bay. Think. Calmness overcame her. She rolled him onto his back and knelt above him. She placed her mouth over his and gave him her breath. She’d given her breath before, when the blacksmith’s wife gave birth and the baby didn’t breathe. That day she had tried everything but nothing worked. She wanted to move the baby’s chest, just one breath. In desperation she breathed for the child. It worked then. It had to work now.
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Find out what happens next in The Guardian's Witch next week on Barbara Bettis’ website http://barbarabettis.blogspot.co.uk
I'll be on Judith Sterling’s blog next week at https://judithmarshallauthor.com/blog/ with my next excerpt from The Highlander's Crusader Bride.
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Lord Alex Stelton can't resist a challenge, especially one with a prize like this: protect a castle on the Scottish border for a year, and it's his. Desperate for land of his own, he'll do anything to win the estate—even enter a proxy marriage to Lady Lisbeth Reynolds, the rumored witch who lives there.
Feared and scorned for her second sight, Lisbeth swore she'd never marry, but she is drawn to the handsome, confident Alex. She sees great love with him but fears what he would think of her gift and her visions of a traitor in their midst.
Despite his own vow never to fall in love, Alex can't get the alluring Lisbeth out of his mind and is driven to protect her when attacks begin on the border. But as her visions of danger intensify, Lisbeth knows it is she who must protect him. Realizing they'll secure their future only by facing the threat together, she must choose between keeping her magic a secret and losing the man she loves.
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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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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I'm sharing the blog hop today with Laurel O'Donnell and an excerpt from her book A Knight with Grace.
You can find my excerpt from The Highlander's Crusader Bride on her blog:http://www.laurel-odonnell.com/blog.html
Don't forget to leave a comment to enter to win an ebook from me!
A Knight with Grace
“You are not a danger to me.”
He looked at her in disbelief. “I put a sword to your neck.”
“You would not have harmed me.” Her tone was confident.
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Please join Laurel for the continuing excerpt next week at Ruth A. Casie’s blog – http://ruthacasie.blogspot.com/
You'll find my next excerpt on Jenna Jaxon's blog: http://jennajaxon.wordpress.com
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Lady Grace Willoughby defies her father’s orders to marry Sir William de Tracy and escapes with a friend. She has no intention of wedding a cursed man, a man ostracized from the church, a man who would only doom any future children they might have to the fires of Hell.
She prays for a knight to rescue her.
Excommunicated and outcast for a horrible crime in his past, Sir William de Tracy searches for forgiveness. Marriage has never crossed his mind until Lord Willoughby commissions him to retrieve his fleeing daughter and honor the dying wish of his father by marrying
But things are not as they seem. And when an assassin tries to kill Grace, William must choose between his soul and the woman he has come to love. Can William and Grace overcome their past and find the redemption and love both are so desperately seeking?
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Ceci Giltenan is sharing the hop with me today with an excerpt from her book, A Wee Highland Predicament.
You'll find my excerpt from The Highlander's Crusader Bride on her blog: https://cecigiltenan.com
Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win one of my ebooks!
A Wee Highland Predicament
He started running, reaching the place where he’d tethered Captain in no time. He stooped to lower her to the ground. “All right, my fair wee lassie, up ye get on this beastie’s back now.”
He lifted her into the saddle, swung up behind her and headed northward, leaving the River Caron behind.
“Where are we going?”
“As far away from those thieving Galbraiths as we can get before they awaken.”
“I could work that much out on my own. But which direction?”
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Follow along next week on Ruth A. Casie’s website: http://ruthacasie.blogspot.com/. Remember to leave a comment for a chance to win an e-copy of A Wee Highland Predicament or another e- book of your choice by Ceci Giltenan.
You'll find my next exerpt on Laurel O'Donnell's blog: http://www.laurel-odonnell.com/blog.html
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Sometimes a bad boy can be a good man.
Lucas Grant’s brother is going to be furious. Lucas was supposed to secure a betrothal with a wealthy heiress to save his clan from financial ruin. After meeting her, he cannot marry the detestable woman.
As he flees Edinburgh to escape her, he happens upon six men who are holding a lovely Highland lass captive. He can’t just leave her to whatever fate awaits, so he rescues her.
Well, perhaps rescue isn’t the right word…
When he learns the feisty lass he stumbled upon is Ailsa MacLennan, he sees another way to help his clan. He’s going to hold her for ransom.
But when she steals his heart, what will the ransom be?
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Help me welcome Jenni Fletcher to Medieval Monday's Blog Hop! Today we're exchanging excerpts and featuring her book, Besieged and Betrothed.
You can find my excerpt from The Highlander's Crusader Bride today on her blog: http://www.jennifletcher.com
‘You’re outnumbered, my lady, and your defences won’t hold for more than twelve hours.’
‘I know.’ She turned her head, looking vaguely surprised to find him standing so close. ‘But I made a promise.’
‘The man who killed your father?’
She pursed her lips. ‘You don’t understand.’
‘No, but I do understand war.
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Follow Jenni's excerpts next week on Ruth A. Casie's blog: http://ruthacasie.blogspot.co.uk
I'll be sharing my next excerpt from The Highlander's Crusader Bride on Ceci Giltenan blog https://cecigiltenan.com
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Ruthless warrior Lothar the Frank has laid siege to Castle Haword, but there’s a fiery redhead in his way—and she’s not backing down!
More tomboy than trembling maiden, Lady Juliana Danville would rather die than lose the castle. When she’s caught on opposite sides of a war, a marriage bargain is brokered to bring peace. But is blissful married life possible when Juliana has a dangerous secret hidden within the castle walls?
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Today I'm sharing the hop with Elisabeth Hobbes and an excerpt from her book, Redeeming the Rogue Knight!
You can find my excerpt on Elisabeth's blog here: https://elisabethhobbes.co.uk/
Lucy was running at full tilt towards the river and the road skirting round the town. She ignored Roger’s cry. He broke into a run and seized her by the arm.
She fought him, but Roger was not to be deterred.
He took her by the waist and held her tight, hands spread in the hollow of her spine. She wriggled in his arms like a dove trying to escape a hawk. He’d dreamed of holding her this close, the tantalising moments when they had come close to kissing had driven him wild, but this was not what he had imagined.
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Follow along next week for Elisabeth's next excerpt on Ruth A. Casie’s blog at http://ruthacasie.blogspot.co.uk
You'll find my next excerpt from The Highlander's Crusader Bride next week on Jenni Fletcher’s blog http://www.jennifletcher.com
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The spy who sought refuge... When injured spy Sir Roger Danby comes asking for shelter at her inn, Lucy Carew is wary. He may be strikingly handsome, but the disgraced single mother has learned the hard way with men like him. Against her better judgment, she gives him refuge.
Sir Roger has never been at the mercy of a woman before, and he's never met one as mysterious and bewitching as Lucy. He hasn't come looking for redemption, but Lucy is a woman who could reach in and
touch his closely guarded heart...
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