Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors!
For the Sundays in June for WWW, I’ve decided to share snippets from each of my back listed books. This week is Betrayal, the second novella in my medieval serial novel, Time Enough to Love.
In this scene, Alyse is given some very bad news.
That there was something he could not bring himself to tell her filled her with terror.
Before she could question him further, he drew out a folded piece of parchment, sealed with blue wax and stamped with a signet ring bearing Geoffrey’s family crest.
A cold dread creeping through her, Alyse compelled herself to hold her hand out.
“He also bade me be at your service, lady, had you need of anything,” he said as he gave the parchment into her hand. As he did so, she looked into his eyes and recognized the same pity she had seen in Princess Joanna’s.
Panic made her arms weak and her fingers numb, but she forced her shaking hands to break the seal. Alyse unfolded the letter and slowly read the scratched and blurry words.
Hope you enjoyed this little snippet of Betrayal. If you want to read more, it’s available on Amazon right now!
After a night of passion with her betrothed, Sir Geoffrey Longford, Lady Alyse de Courcy is eagerly looking forward to her wedding. But when Geoffrey is forced to marry another, a heartbroken and possibly pregnant Alyse finds herself in her own private hell. She must either gamble with her reputation or marry someone she does not love.
A reputed connoisseur of women, Thomas, Lord Braeton, has dallied with many ladies of King Edward’s court, although he has favored none. However, as Geoffrey’s best friend, Thomas has sworn to serve and protect Alyse, an oath now sorely tested when he agrees to marry her—in name only—to guard her reputation. Yet, as they grow closer, and Thomas discovers Alyse’s sweet but spirited nature, he comes to desire a marriage in truth. Can he overcome her memory of Geoffrey or is Thomas doomed to burn with passion for a woman he can never possess?
And don’t forget, Beleaguered releases in mid-July!
In the mean time, check out the rest of the Warriors here. There’s some fantastic snippets to be read.