This time around on Medieval Monday our theme is simply Author’s choice. Each author get to choose their own theme–celebration, food, betrayal–everything is on the table.
I have chosen a celebration–a wedding and more particularly a wedding night–for my snippet. My excerpt is from Betrayal and can be found this week at Cathy’s blog if you’d like to keep up with my story.
This week on my blog, is an excerpt from
Cathy & D.D. MacRae’s
The Highlander’s Crusader Bride
Caelen took a casual step toward the table, dropping her hand to reach for a tankard. He downed the contents and moved further away, putting distance between them, dividing the crowd’s attention. Someone spoke to Arbela and she laughed. Beckoning the woman to accompany her, she strolled unhurriedly from the room. Wending his way through the crowd, Caelen marked his path with jokes on finding the privy.
Join me next week on Ashley York’s blog https://www.ashleyyorkauthor.com for the next excerpt from The Highlander’s Crusader Bride!
Born in the Holy Land only a few years after the Third Crusade, half-Armenian, half-Scot Arbela MacLean is a true daughter of the desert, beautiful and untamed. Trained to be a warrior to avoid her gentle mother’s fate, Arbela has honed her skills with Turkish bow and arrow, sword and throwing darts—and dreads the day her father choses a man for her to marry.
After more than thirty years in the Holy Land, Donal MacLean, Baron of Batroun, is recalled to Scotland, the last son available to take up leadership of clan MacLean. He brings with him knights, treasure, trade—and a daughter of marriageable age.
Caelen MacKern, known as the Bull of the Highlands, is cynical about women. His first marriage formed an alliance, and he did not grieve when his spoiled, immature bride passed away. He has agreed to marry again—against his better judgement—for the men, means and coin to recover from a devastating pestilence that all but wiped out his clan.
Though more than a little resentful at finding himself forced to remarry, Caelen’s proposal to Donal MacLean’s headstrong daughter nevertheless piques her interest. Each will receive what they want most from life—the ability to live as they please without interference from a meddling spouse. But their marriage of indifference will soon change to one of passion that neither Arbela nor Caelen could have predicted.
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