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2/8/2021 21 Comments
Medieval Monday Spring 2021
Welcome back to Medieval Monday!
This is week #1 of an exciting new series of snippets from some of your favorite historical authors. If you're following on Twitter, check out the #MedMonSpring21 hashtag for other posts.
You can also find the other authors on Facebook in the Medieval Romance Lovers group every Monday: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1401384450126130www.facebook.com/groups/1401384450126130
Our theme this session is 'First Kiss' and you'll find some great snippets in the weeks ahead!
Let's get started!
I'll be showcasing The Highlander's Pirate Bride. It was first introduced last Christmas in an anthology titled, Merry Mayhem, but has received edits which include three additional chapters, and a few characters you'll see in the next book.
Will the theft of the wrong ship land her in a hangman's noose? Or the arms of a Highlander?
Rona MacNeill and Pedr MacLean have been taken a few minutes to talk over the betrothal her father is holding over their heads. Neither had marriage on their minds, but Pedr is more taken with the notion than Rona is.
A single thud on the heavy portal announced their time in private was coming to an end.
Rona heaved a reluctant sigh. “Shall we open the door?”
Pedr shook his head. “Nae until we reach an accord. I would have ye sign yer name willingly to the contract. A reluctant or rebellious wife isnae my intention.”
Read what happens next on Celeste Barclay's blog: https://www.celestebarclay.com/
As the pirate The Black MacNeill, Rona MacNeill has stolen more than one English ship to keep her clan from starving. With Yule only days away, will the theft of the wrong ship land her in a hangman’s noose? Or the arms of a Highlander?
Rona MacNeill has done everything she can to help her small, impoverished clan—except marry for money. Her luck seems to lie in stealing ships, not attracting suitors. Only days before Yule, she seeks one last ship with stores to keep her people fed over the long, harsh winter. Too bad her luck has run out.
Pedr MacLean is happy to be the younger (by three minutes) son of Baron MacLean. His days are filled with running the family’s shipping business and sailing the world. His heart belongs to the sea—or so he thinks, until one of his ships is stolen, and the woman responsible turns his world upside down.
Drawn to Rona’s strength and love of the sea, Pedr will agree to her father’s demand—information on the whereabouts of his ship in exchange for his daughter’s hand in marriage. Will Rona find herself caught between a marriage of convenience and a hangman’s noose? Or will she discover something far more compelling?
The Highlander’s Pirate Bride is the swash-buckling seventh addition to the Hardy Heroines series. If you like pirates, rags-to-riches, and swoon-worthy Highlanders, you’ll love Cathy & DD MacRae’s newest high-seas romance.
Available soon from Amazon!
2/8/2021 09:04:26 am
A great start to your excerpt, Cathy! Have a lovely week, and happy Medieval Monday!
2/8/2021 09:07:01 am
Thank you, Judith! Hope your week is fabulous!
2/8/2021 09:57:00 am
Oh! A great start to Medieval Monday, Cathy! Looking forward to reading more. :)
2/8/2021 02:03:15 pm
Thank you, Mary! Happy Medieval Monday!
2/8/2021 10:53:27 am
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2/8/2021 12:13:12 pm
Love the snippet and your beautiful cover, Cathy. Happy Medieval Monday!
2/8/2021 02:04:12 pm
Thanks so much, Sherry! I'm so happy to have this book going 'live' this week!
2/8/2021 01:27:53 pm
Oh, yikes! Is it Feb. 15 yet? Great snippet, Cathy! Happy Medieval Monday!
2/8/2021 02:04:54 pm
LOL! You caught me, Anastasia! I did a double take and wondered if I'd posted the wrong bit. :-) Too funny!
2/8/2021 02:48:52 pm
A reluctant bride is not anybody's first choice.
2/9/2021 09:26:27 am
No, Daryl, and Pedr isn't taking chances!
2/8/2021 03:24:51 pm
This sounds delightful, Cathy. And what a cover! Happy Medieval Monday.
2/9/2021 09:26:45 am
Thanks so much Barbara! So glad you stopped by!
2/8/2021 04:55:59 pm
I can already see the sparks fly! Great snippet!
2/9/2021 09:27:15 am
They make such a great couple, Ruth! Eventually...
2/8/2021 08:12:00 pm
He sounds fair and upfront with her. I’m thinking she could do a lot worse. Happy Medieval Monday!
2/9/2021 09:27:48 am
She could to MUCH worse, Jenna! But that makes her even more suspicious of her father's motives.
2/9/2021 05:17:27 am
Love this, Cathy. Can't wait for more. <3
2/9/2021 09:28:12 am
Thank you, Bambi!! Happy Medieval Momday!
2/13/2021 09:24:38 am
This is fantastic!
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