Sunday, February 11, 2018

Medieval Monday: Welcome Jenni Fletcher With Beseiged and Betrothed

Today I'm thrilled to welcome a newcomer to the Medieval Monday blog tour, the terrific Jenni Fletcher, author of Besieged and Betrothed
You can learn more about Jenni find my latest excerpt segment at her blog today. Be sure to leave a comment for a chance at an ebook of your choice at the end of the tour.                     
He shook his head, trying to rid himself of such an unsettling idea. Clearly the poppy was still affecting him, reawakening that strange worried feeling that had made him follow her into the castle in the first place, and he had no time for feelings. She was close to surrender, he could sense it. A few brutal truths ought to do it. If he could bring himself to say them…
He took a cautious step closer, poised for any sudden movements, half-afraid that she was about to jump over the edge. He wouldn’t be able to catch her with his hands tied behind his back, but he could knock her sideways and pinion her beneath him if he had to. He’d tumble over the ramparts with her rather than let her surrender that way.

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?

Follow Jenni's excerpt next week at Cathy MacRae's blog:

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Sunday, February 4, 2018

Medieval Monday: Cathy MacRae's The Highlander's Crusader Bride

Cathy MacRae and The Highlander's Crusader Bride are in the spotlight for Medieval Monday's second week of the Author's Choice theme.

Weeks ago, they’d set the tone of their marriage—a business arrangement only. Neither was attracted to the other, and he had no desire for more children. Arbela had made clear her wish for no physical relations between them, and other than forcing the role on her of broodmare and a convenient body on which to slake his lusts, there was no reason to visit her chamber after this night. And he did not believe himself such a brute.
But this night . . . .

Join Cathy on this  blog for the next excerpt from The Highlander’s Crusader Bride!

Born in the Holy Land only a few years after the Third Crusade, half-Armenian, half-Scot Arbela MacLean is a true daughter of the desert, beautiful and untamed. Trained to be a warrior to avoid her gentle mother’s fate, Arbela has honed her skills with Turkish bow and arrow, sword and throwing darts—and dreads the day her father choses a man for her to marry.

After more than thirty years in the Holy Land, Donal MacLean, Baron of Batroun, is recalled to Scotland, the last son available to take up leadership of clan MacLean. He brings with him knights, treasure, trade—and a daughter of marriageable age.
Caelen MacKern, known as the Bull of the Highlands, is cynical about women. His first marriage formed an alliance, and he did not grieve when his spoiled, immature bride passed away. He has agreed to marry again—against his better judgement—for the men, means and coin to recover from a devastating pestilence that all but wiped out his clan.

Though more than a little resentful at finding himself forced to remarry, Caelen’s proposal to Donal MacLean’s headstrong daughter nevertheless piques her interest. Each will receive what they want most from life—the ability to live as they please without interference from a meddling spouse. But their marriage of indifference will soon change to one of passion that neither Arbela nor Caelen could have predicted

Visit Cathy's blog to catch the next excerpt from Barbara's The Lady of the Forest and leave a comment for a chance at an ebook of your choice to be awarded at the end of the 14 week blog tour.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Medieval Monday: Bambi Lynn Launches the Series With Mask of the Highlander

Welcome to the first Medieval Monday event of 2018, and it 
promises to be a lot of fun. Each author has selected her own 
theme. And most will offer a prize at the end of the 14 week period. 
Most will award an ebook. Be sure to check out individual 
authors to see just what each prize will be and what you
 must do to qualify.

To get the series started, I'm so happy to welcome the talented Bambi Lynn with Mask of the Highlander.


Kenna stood rooted to the spot, just inside the door of her husband’s bed chamber. Little had changed. The hearth, cold and dark, gaped like the maw of Satan, large enough to consume any unsuspecting human who ventured too close. The bed to which he had bound her sat against the far wall. The blood-stained linens long since replaced. A trunk, where he kept his instruments of torture, stood at the foot, an ominous reminder of what lay in store for her.

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?


My Excerpts:
My own first excerpt is on Bambi's blog. I hope you'll get a chance to visit it too. Be sure to leave a comment. At the end of the series, I'll award an ebook of the winner's choice to the individual who comments on the most of my appearances on the other blogs. At some point in the blog tour, I'll announce my theme, and on the last week of the tour, the guest who can tell me what the theme is will also receive a mystery gift.