Medieval Monday: First Encounter! ~ Nicole Locke’s Her Christmas Knight



First Meet!

 is our theme for this round of Medieval Monday!

Join us, our heroes and heroines and as we see that crucial first encounter with a couple meant to be together.

This week’s excerpt is from

Nicole Locke’s

Her Christmas Knight



She pushed away, but Hugh did not immediately release her. Instead he slowly lowered her to the ground. If possible, the chainmail was more abrasive and his body was harder than a stone wall. Her breasts tingled inside her chemise; swathed in her heavy skirts, her dangling legs entwined with his.

It was all too intimate, too heady. When her feet touched the ground it felt as if he’d dropped her from that imagined cliff.

Unsteady, she pressed her hand against his chest. Her body shook with the rise of his breath, the strong beat of his heart. Hugh’s hands returned to her sides, and they were all too familiar, too proprietorial. He didn’t have a right to such touch. He had refused her offer to have a right to such touch.

‘Release me,’ she said, not looking in his eyes.

Next Monday, I’m at Laurel O’Donnell’s blog.



A knight to protect her—this Yuletide 

By order of the English king, Alice of Swaffham searches London nobility for the traitor dealing information to the Scots. Little does she know that the mysterious spy she seeks is the man she once loved and thought she’d lost forever… 

If Hugh of Shoebury felt unworthy of Alice before, as the Half-Thistle spy he can never claim her heart. Now he must fight to keep not only his dark secrets—and Alice—safe from a vengeful king…but also his burning longing for her at bay!


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And find my next installment of the first meet in Betrothal on Nicole’s blog today.

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One Response to Medieval Monday: First Encounter! ~ Nicole Locke’s Her Christmas Knight

  1. Karen Markuson says:

    I enjoyed the continuing excerpt. Here’s to hoping for a happy Yuletide for Alice and Hugh.


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