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Elisabeth Hobbes helps me kick off the third week in our Medieval Monday Excerpt Hop. Isn't this a romantic cover?
You'll find my excerpt from The Highlander's Welsh Bride on her blog here:
Beguiled by the Forbidden Knight
He’s her enemy…
…and she must not fall for him!
When her mistress is claimed as an enemy knight’s betrothed, handmaiden Aelfhild knows it would be too dangerous for her lady; she must go in her place. But there’s more to the scarred knight than she first thought—she isn’t expecting to fall for him! As the line between friend and enemy blurs, Aelfhild realizes she might be protecting her mistress, but not her heart…
The girl paused her song and giggled to herself. Unexpectedly she ducked under the
surface to her neck and came up again in one fluid movement, now soaked to the skin.
She gasped aloud in a series of breathy panting noises that reached inside Gui to a time
when he had been capable of causing women to make such sounds. His guts twisted with
longing as he looked at her, transfixed.
The curves that were now apparent beneath the thin cloth indicated she was even closer
to womanhood than he had at first supposed. True, her breasts were small, but her waist
was shapely and the wet tunic clung to her legs. Through the fabric Gui could make out
the dark triangle of hair where her legs met, and the pink of her nipples. Despite the cold
water Gui felt himself hardening. He almost choked on the cold water in surprise at the
unexpected awakening of an urge that had lain dormant for so long.
Next week Elisabeth will be on Barbara Bettis’ blog
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