is our theme for this round of Medieval Monday!
Join us and discover some of the most evil and dastardly villains our medieval romances ever produced! And we are doing something a bit different this time around. We’re breaking our excerpts up into tantalizing little bites–only 8 to 10 sentences each week. So you’ll need to keep up to get the whole excerpt. I’ll let you know each week whose blog I’ll be at next week and you can keep up with each Medieval Monday author’s work the same way.
This week’s excerpt is from my own work, Beleaguered. And toward the end of the book, an old villain makes a new appearance.
It is 1348 and Alyse and Geoffrey have arrived at her father’s house after a long, exhausting journey fleeing the plague. As soon as they arrive, Alyse finds that her father is trying to marry her off again. To which she strenuously objects. And then an old enemy comes to call.
“Therefore, I assure you ’twill be I who makes the decision of who I marry.”
“That would be me, would it not, chérie?” The low, sultry voice stopped her declaration, and she whirled around, as did Geoffrey, to stare into the grinning face of Guy de Valere.
“Seigneur Longford, we have the pleasure of meeting again. You have managed to avoid both sword and pestilence, n’est-ce pas? I congratulate you.” The sleek Frenchman nodded once to Geoffrey, but did not take his hungry eyes off Alyse.
“As I do you, de Valere.” Geoffrey tried to keep his tone light. ’Twas difficult when all he wished to do was skewer the villain who stood before him, leering at Alyse.
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When death holds sway in the world, can even the greatest love survive?
Finally in France, Alyse and Thomas’s passion for one another continues to smolder hot and deep—until one fateful encounter changes everything.
During a formal banquet, Alyse must share an intimate dance her first love. His searing touch proves Alyse’s desire for him is as strong as when they first met. Tormented by this revelation, Alyse is bitterly torn between the love of her life and her love for her husband.
Into this agonizing situation, the disaster of the Black Death rears its head. Alyse, Thomas and Geoffrey must try to save the princess from the ravening disease but at a dire cost to themselves. With her world plunged into chaos, Alyse struggles with her feelings for both of the men she loves. But which love will survive?
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