Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors!
Thank you to everyone who came by to visit last week!
This week will be the last week from Book 2 of my medieval romance Time Enough to Love, the boxed set that released earlier in January.
Next week is a new month and I’m moving on to another one of my books. Spread the love around, right?
This final scene is from Betrayal and picks up a page or two after the last snippet. Thomas has asked Alyse to marry him, more for her protection than from passion for her. He warns her that her father will likely try marry her to a previous suitor, one not as understanding as he will be.
Guy would not be an understanding husband; he would not care about her explanation, only that he was not the first. And the thought of lying in bed beneath anyone not Geoffrey so reviled her that images of death by her own hand danced across her mind. She would not submit to another man, by God.
She turned a shrewd eye on him and said, “If I married you, Thomas, would you not demand my obedience in your bed? Do you not also need heirs?”
He smiled broadly, as though scenting victory, saying “Aye, I do need an heir for my estates, but I can be a patient man.” His voice lowered, sweet and enticing, even as his eyes promised compassion. “I have the advantage, Alyse, of knowing you and knowing your regard for Geoffrey. I understand ’tis not something to be overcome in a few days or even a few weeks. If you marry me, I swear my oath I will not force you to my bed, for we are young and there is time.”
Blurb for Time Enough to Love:
When Lady Alyse de Courcy is betrothed to Sir Geoffrey Longford, she has no choice but to make the best of a bad bargain. The hulking knight is far from her ideal man, and although he does possess some wit and charm, he is no match for the sinfully sensual man she secretly admires, Thomas, Earl of Braeton, her betrothed’s best friend.
From the first, Sir Geoffrey finds himself smitten by Lady Alyse, and, despite her infatuation with his friend, vows to win her love. When Geoffrey puts his mind to wooing Alyse, he is delighted to find her succumbing to his seduction. But when cruel circumstances separate them, Geoffrey must watch helplessly as Thomas steps in to protect Alyse—and falls in love with her himself.
As the three courtiers accompany Princess Joanna to her wedding in Spain, they run headlong into the Black Plague. With her world plunged into chaos, Alyse struggles with her feelings for both the men she loves. But which love will survive?
Time Enough to Love is available at Amazon.
That’s all for this week. Hope you enjoyed it!
And don’t forget to check out the rest of the Warriors here. There’s some fantastic snippets to be read.