Medieval Monday: First Meet! ~ Elisabeth Hobbes’s Beguiled by the Forbidden Knight

 

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First Meet!

 Welcome to Medieval Mondays! Our theme for this year’s first round is the hero and heroine’s first meet.

This week I’m hosting the dashing Elisabeth Hobbes and her medieval romance

Beguiled by the Forbidden Knight

 

Excerpt:

The girl made a lunge at him as he neared her, fishing hook outstretched. He had
expected her to retreat to the far bank, not attack. Surprised at her ferocity, Gui flung
himself to one side. The hook gouged the length of his left forearm, drawing blood and
leaving a deep scratch. He roared in pain and whipped his arm away viciously.

His toe bashed a half-buried rock and he lurched under the water. Instinctively, he
reached out to steady himself and grasped hold of the nearest object. It turned out to be
the girl’s outstretched arm. His fingers closed around her wrist as he went back and then
she too was slipping below the surface.

It doesn’t look good for Gui. Find out what happens next Monday on Rue Allyn’s
blog https://www.rueallyn.com/blog/

Elisabeth is offering one reader chance to win an ebook copy of her brand new Scottish
romance, A Runaway Bride for the Highlander which comes out in May.   To be in with a
chance all you have to do is leave a comment on each excerpt.

Jenna here. If you’re following my snippets too, I’m on Elisabeth Hobbes’s blog today.

Blurb:

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…

Buy Links:

Amazon: getbook.at/ForbiddenKnight

Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/beguiled-by-the-forbidden-knight-elisabeth-hobbes/1127581333?ean=9781488086755

Harlequin: https://www.harlequin.com/shop/books/9781488086755_beguiled-by-the-forbidden-knight.html

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/gb/en/ebook/beguiled-by-the-forbidden-knight-mills-boon-historical

 

Next week I’ll be hosting Bambi Lynn  on my blog! Please come back for a snippet from her book, The Vikings.

Books in Jenna’s Medieval Time Enough to Love Series:

 

 

 

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Although I’m probably not Irish at all, I love Ireland and absolutely love St. Patrick’s Day! This year I wanted to post, along with my traditional video of Danny Boy, pictures I recently unearthed of my first trip to Ireland, way back in 1979, of me kissing the Blarney Stone.

It’s really fortunate that I did it then, because with my fear of heights, I’d never be able to do it now! The stone is all the way up at the top of Blarney Castle.

So here’s wishing you a very Happy St. Patrick’s Day along with my favorite Irish Blessing:

May the road rise to meet you

May the wind be always at your back

The sun shine warm upon your face

The rain fall soft upon your fields

Until we meet again

May God hold you in the hollow of his hand;

And may you be in Heaven half an hour

before the devil knows you’re dead!

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Medieval Monday: First Meet! ~ Rue Allyn’s The Herald’s Heart

 

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First Meet!

 Welcome to Medieval Mondays! Our theme for this year’s first round is the hero and heroine’s first meet.

This week I’m hosting the delightful Rue Allyn and her medieval romance

The Herald’s Heart

Excerpt:

Of a sudden, the silence hit. ’Tis the fog. It deadens all sound. He wished for the comforting clop of iron-shod hooves on dirt. He shivered in the enveloping chill and took a deep breath of mist-laden air. The salt tang reassured him. At least he hadn’t ridden off a cliff into the sea. Talon smiled at his own foolishness. If his steed would not go forward on its own, he would dismount and lead the animal.

Catch last week’s excerpt on Lane MacFarland’s Blog https://lanemcfarland.com/blog/

Follow me to next week’s excerpt on Judith Marshall’s Blog https://judithmarshallauthor.com/blog/

Jenna here. If you’re following my snippets too, I’m on Rue Allyn’s blog today.

Blurb:

A man on a king’s mission and a woman determined to defeat him. Murder. mistaken identity and love will change everything, especially the Herald’s Heart..

Royal herald, Sir Talon Quereste could never love an overly adventurous, impulsive, argumentative woman of dubious background who threatens everything he values. Lady Larkin Roshan can only despise a man who would deny her identity and steal her heritage. So why has fate thrown them together to solve the mysteries of the heart?

 

Buy Links:

Amazon  http://www.amazon.com/Heralds-Heart-Rue-Allyn-ebook/dp/B01LOIJSCC/

B & N   

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-heralds-heart-rue-allyn/1124576227?ean=9781507201367

GoogleBooks   https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Rue_Allyn_The_Herald_s_Heart?id=Q1_sDQAAQBAJ

Kobo   http://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/the-herald-s-heart

Simon & Schuster   https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/The-Heralds-Heart/Rue-Allyn/9781507201350

Next week I’ll be hosting Elisabeth Hobbes  on my blog! Please come back for a snippet from her book, Beguiled by the Forbidden Knight.

Books in Jenna’s Medieval Time Enough to Love Series:

 

 

 

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Medieval Monday: First Encounter! ~ Mary Morgan’s A Highland Moon Enchantment (A Tale from the Order of the Dragon Knights)

 

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First Meet!

 Welcome to Medieval Mondays! Our theme for this year’s first round is the hero and heroine’s first meet.

This week I’m hosting my another great friend Mary Morgan and her medieval romance

A Highland Moon Enchantment

(A Tale from the Order of the Dragon Knights)

 

Excerpt:

Desmond cast a sideways glance at Alastair and understood what would happen next. The MacKay would deal with the druid, and he would take care of the woman. The Dragon Knight gave a curt nod and tossed the axe down upon the ground. The force of his power shook the area, giving Desmond the advantage he required. Dropping to the ground, he kicked the woman’s legs out from under her. She toppled backward, landing on her side away from him.

Stunned, indeed, but she still maintained control of her dirk. Desmond reached for his sword and leveled it to the back of her head. “Ye are a foolish woman,” he spat out. “Drop your blade and stand.”

Her hand unclenched the weapon, and she turned slowly around. “Ye might as well put a blade through my heart, for I have no wish to be your captive.”

Jenna here. If you’re following my snippets too, I’m on Mary Morgan’s blog today.

Blurb:

You first met 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?

Buy Links:

AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0767QVJBX/

B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-highland-moon-enchantment-mary-morgan/1127176325

Apple iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/a-highland-moon-enchantment/id1294140045?mt=11

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/a-highland-moon-enchantment

 

Next week I’ll be hosting Rue Allyn on my blog! Please come back for a snippet from her book, The Herald’s Heart.

Books in Jenna’s Medieval Time Enough to Love Series:

 

 

 

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Medieval Monday: First Encounter! ~ Ashley York’s Curse of the Healer

 

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First Meet!

 Welcome to Medieval Mondays! Our theme for this year’s first round is the hero and heroine’s first meet.

This week I’m hosting my dear friend and our fearless leader, Ashley York and her medieval romance

Curse of the Healer

Excerpt:

She couldn’t stop herself from smiling anew and said, “I am at a loss.”

“I can see that.”

And how much more could he see? Such an intense gaze. An unaccustomed fluttering took hold of her belly. A foreign feeling, she was certain. She nibbled at her lip.

“Aednat. A lovely name. For a lovely lass.”

Flattered, she shifted her shoulders back, trying to appear aloof like the other lasses did when complimented. But then his eyes slid down her length, and all such thoughts flew from her mind. Her breath escaped in a slow, steady stream through her parted lips. He smiled then. A smile of appreciation. A smile of interest. The white of his teeth stark against his tanned skin.

He found her appealing? But she was sitting, and he didn’t know about her foot…

Follow me over to Elisabeth Hobb’s blog with my next snippet

Jenna here. If you’re following my snippets too, I’m on Ashley York‘s blog today.

Blurb:

After the death of Brian Boru in 1014, a legend arose of a healer so great she could raise a man from the dead, with a power so strong it could make any warrior the next high king of Éire…and to steal it away from her, he need only possess her.

Fated to be a healer…

Aednat has spent her entire life training to be the great healer, knowing she must remain alone. When she meets Diarmuid, the intense attraction she feels toward him shakes her resolve to believe in such a legend. If she gives in to the passion he ignites in her, can she settle for being less?

Destined to be his…

Diarmuid of Clonascra is renowned for his bravery in battle. Only one thing daunts him: the prospect of taking a wife. The safest course would be to keep his distance from Aednat, the bold, headstrong healer who’s far too tempting for his peace of mind. But his overking orders him to protect her from a group of craven warriors intent on kidnapping her to steal her power.

What starts as duty for Diarmuid quickly transforms into something more. Aednat’s power might be at risk, but so is his closed-off heart.

Buy Links:

Available at: https://www.ashleyyorkauthor.com/curse-of-the-healer

 

Next week I’ll be hosting Mary Morgan on my blog! Please come back for a snippet from her book, A Highland Moon Enchantment.

Books in Jenna’s Medieval Time Enough to Love Series:

 

 

 

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Weekend Writing Warriors ~ 02/24/19 Only Marriage Will Do: Where is Her Rescuer?

My 10 year anniversary celebration continues with the highlighting of my second series, The House of Pleasure. And today I’m giving another snippet from Book 2, Only Marriage Will Do.

 

Set in the wild and wicked Georgian era, Only Marriage Will Do is the story of a woman who doesn’t know whether or not she is actually married to a man she hates.

Lady Juliet Ferrars flees London when she discovers the man she was engaged to has gone through with a proxy marriage against her wishes. She isn’t sure if he’s lying, or if she is indeed married to the villain. We are in her POV .

(Creative punctuation utilized to conform to WWW rules and snippet may therefore be slightly different from published version.)

The man raced toward her, calling out something she couldn’t hear for
the blood pounding in her ears. The candle he carried blew out; he cursed
and reached for her.

“No, get away, don’t touch me!” Slapping at his hands, she twisted
to avoid him and landed with a thud, flat on her back so all the air rushed out of
her lungs.

He sped around the end of the bed.

She struggled to scream for Glynis, but produced only a high-pitched
squeak.

The man knelt beside her.

Dear Lord, where was her rescuer now?

“Are you all right, Lady Juliet?” The concerned tone and familiar voice
of Amiable Dawson answered her prayer instantly.

BLURB:  

Happily-ever-afters don’t always begin at “I do.”

When the man of her dreams rescues Lady Juliet Ferrers from the villain claiming to be her husband, she is sure she has found her one true love. But is she free to marry him? Not to be deterred, Juliet arranges for her hero to escort her to her family estate in far off Northern England—hoping that along the way she can win his love—and his hand…

Captivated by Juliet’s sweetness and beauty, Captain Amiable Dawson can’t help but be spellbound by the promise of a life with her. But the spell breaks when questions arise about her marital status. Soon the upstanding Amiable is unsure if he is indeed married to Juliet. And when his rival absconds with her, Amiable must choose between the law of the land and his heart’s desire to rescue Juliet once more…

 

Only Marriage Will Do is available on  Amazon and other e-book retailers.

And all my self-published books are on SALE for .99 on Amazon until midnight February 28,2019. Click this link to my Author Page to find 8 of my indie books, plus Only Scandal Will Do, on sale. Happy reading!

And don’t forget to check out the rest of the Warriors here. There’s some fantastic snippets to be read.

 

The House of Pleasure series by Jenna Jaxon

 

 

 

 

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Medieval Monday: First Encounter! ~ Barbara Bettis’s The Lady of the Forest

 

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First Meet!

 Welcome to Medieval Mondays! Our theme for this first round is the hero and heroine’s first meet.

This week I’m hosting my great friend, Barbara Bettis and her medieval romance

The Lady of the Forest

 

Excerpt:

She curled in her lips to cushion her teeth and gripped the knife between them. Breath by
shallow, silent breath, she eased into a crouch. Balanced on her toes. Blanked her mind. And waited. He stopped. Right beneath her perch.
Praise God.
Kate slid the knife into her hand and jumped.
* * *

Lord Henry of Chauvere reined in his mount beneath a huge oak and hunched his shoulders in disgust. Sometime during the day, the murdering bastard’s trail had disappeared.

Come visit me next week for the next installment: https://elisabethhobbes.co.uk
And leave a comment for a book drawing at the end of the tour. To review last week’s
installment:

 

Jenna here. If you’re following my snippets too, I’m on Barbara Bettis‘s blog today.

Blurb:

He must pursue his enemy; she must protect her people. Can their love survive the
duties that drive them apart?

Blurb:
When her elderly husband dies, Lady Katherine fakes her own death and disappears into the forest with others escaping the brutish new lord. Determined to protect her people, she knocks the wrong man senseless. But Lord Henry isn’t an enemy, he’s the brother of her childhood friend. Although his tender confidence tempts her, she’s bound by duty.

Henry of Chauvere has found the one lady he wants for his own, never mind she’s tied him hand and foot. When he learns the king has ordered her to wed Stonehill’s ruthless new master, he insists Kate seek haven with his sister. But she won’t desert her friends. Henry vows to solve her problem, provided he catches a traitor before the threat from Kate’s past catches her.

When a daring rescue compels Henry and Kate to join forces, their attraction grows into love. If only duty didn’t drive them apart.

Buy Links:

Available at:

AMAZON       WALMART

Next week I’ll be hosting Ashley York on my blog! Please come back for a snippet from her exciting book, The Curse of the Healer.

Books in Jenna’s  Time Enough to Love Series:

 

 

 

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