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Welcome to Medieval Monday where our excerpts this season are about those evil villains who try their best to deny our heroes and heroines their Happy Ever Afters.
Ruth A. Casie is joining me today with an excerpt from her book, The Highlander's English Woman.
You can catch my snippet from The Highlander's Welsh Bride on her blog here: http://ruthacasie.blogspot.co.uk
Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win an ebook copy of The Highlander's Welsh Bride!
Laura will fight to prove Jamie's innocence. But what evil lies in wait? Something wicked is in the air...
Today we're welcoming Sherry Ewing to the Medieval Monday blog with a snippet from her book, One Last Kiss.
If you're following my excerpts from The Highlander's Welsh Bride, you'll find my snippet here: https://sherryewing.com/blog/
Jade Calloway has fallen through time. Is her rescuer friend or foe?
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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Help me welcome Mary Morgan to week #2 of our summer round of Medieval Monday excerpts.
Mary brings us a peek from her book, Dragon Knight's Ring, Order of the Dragon Knights, book 5. What evil awaits the Dragon Knights?
You'll find this week's excerpt from my book on her blog here:
Dragon Knight's Ring
Conn, Liam, and Rory stood on the outside of the stones. They had stripped to their trews, their arms upward. Celtic tattoos and spiral patterns blazed forth down their massive arms and body. The power of the Fenian warriors had transformed each. The power built, grew. Blue light surrounded each warrior as they chanted the ancient words to seal the realms of all worlds.
She glanced down. The book lay at her feet, safe, protected. Magic guarded the ancient tome, and she clung to the Staff of Knowledge, waiting.
Her brothers stood in a circle around her, and she watched the druid Cathal walking around them, saying a prayer of protection. When he finished, he nodded to them and retreated with the other druids to the trees.
Layers upon layers of fortification. Awaiting the final battle between good and evil.
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comment for a chance to win a signed print copy of Dragon Knight’s Ring.
Crusader, Adam MacFhearguis is on one last quest to the standing stones in Scotland where he
seeks to bury the past. However, a silent prayer sends him to an unknown future and to his
beloved Meggie. When he uncovers a shocking revelation, Adam questions everything about the
woman he thought he knew and loved. He may have traveled the veil of ages, but time is now his
Margaret MacKay lives a life in the future without the memories of her past—her death. When
Adam arrives at her door confessing he knows her, she is confused and wary. With each passing
day, she yearns to learn more from this stranger. Yet, when a truth is revealed, can she trust the
man to unlock the chains from her mind and heart?
Will love free the bonds to unite the two lovers who were doomed centuries ago? Or will evil
finally claim victory over the Dragon Knights?
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Welcome back to Medieval Monday!
This summer we'll be sharing excerpts on the evil villains from our books. So, buckle in, and prepare for a ride that will leave you rooting for the hero and heroine!
Leave a comment each week to be entered for a chance to win an ebook (kindle) copy of The Highlander's Welsh Bride.
I'll start the set off with an excerpt from The Highlander's Welsh Bride.
A Welsh princess on the run from King Edward’s army, Carys finds herself embroiled with pirates pillaging the western coastline of Scotland. She has escaped their clutches twice before. Has her luck at last run out?
Carys released Birk to answer the captain’s call. She crossed to the circle where children, one dog, and a padded, salt-streaked leather ball romped across the deck. She dodged an errant kick and caught the ball as it flew toward her head. With a warning that a ball overboard was a ball forever gone, she tossed it back to Tully. He batted it to the deck and chased it down, stopping it next to a wooden bucket filled with sand. Eislyn rushed to his side, then turned to Carys.
“Why are there buckets of sand on the deck? I count eight.”
“I count lots,” Abria piped up, joining her sister.
Taken aback, Carys struggled with her answer. “They are here in case of a fire,” she replied carefully. And to absorb blood to protect our footing during battle. But this she could not tell them. A shiver of premonitions swept down her spine.
The children sent each other speculative looks that included the vast waters around them, then shrugged and returned to their game. Carys sighed thankfully and continued across the deck.
“Birk told me of the Corryvreckan whirlpool,” she said as she reached Hanna’s side.
The older woman nodded. “I’m certain ye have such tales in your land. The true story of the corryvreckan is a combination of Norse and Scots. I’ll tell it to ye sometime when curious ears aren’t listening.”
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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.
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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Buy link: Amazon: https://www.amzn.com/dp/B07KNYTMPK
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