Medieval Monday ~ Seduction at the Christmas Court ~ The Thrill of Battle

Good Morning! Welcome to the Fall/Winter Medieval Monday blog hop! We’re doing the hop somewhat differently this time around. There will be a link below to the Medieval Romance Lovers Facebook page that has links to all the other authors who are participating this time around. So after you read my excerpt, click the link and go have fun with our medieval romance snippets.  They can also be found via #MedMonFall2020 .

Our theme for the fall is Nature and I’ll be sharing a segment from my medieval Christmas novella Seduction at the Christmas Court. The scene begins with a boar hunt some days before Christmas in 1349. Geoffrey, Lord Longford and his wife Alyse have been summoned to the King’s Christmas court and this is the King’s favorite sport.

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Alyse and Geoffrey, Lord and Lady Longford, have journeyed to the glittering Christmas Court of King Edward III in the year 1349 to wait upon the king and take part in some Yuletide merriment. However, when Geoffrey is suddenly called into the king’s service again, Alyse must remain at court, attending the queen and persuading her rebellious sister to accept an unwanted betrothal. When rumors of Geoffrey’s death arise, Alyse fends off an old suitor who wants to renew their friendship. But how long will he take “No” for an answer?




Excitement shot through Geoffrey, his whole body thrilled and eager for confrontation. ‘Twas the feel of battle to be won of old that he had sorely missed. Carefully dismounting, he silently draped the reins around a dead tree limb. Drawing his long dagger, he crept toward the thicket, parted the closely packed branches and inched forward as the sounds of growling dog and squealing pig reached deafening heights.

He poked his head through the thicket, into a scene from a tapestry he had oft admired in one of the state rooms at Windsor. A tapestry sprung to life.

The large gray and black boar hounds held a monstrous black boar at bay, penned against an outcropping of rock and a deadfall tree. Cautiously, Geoffrey moved to the pig’s right.

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13 Responses to Medieval Monday ~ Seduction at the Christmas Court ~ The Thrill of Battle

  1. This is a great snippet. I love it!!


  2. What an exciting scene, Jenna! A beautiful cover, too. 🙂

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  3. Wow! Powerful scene, Jenna! Can hardly wait to read what happens next! Happy Medieval Monday!

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  4. Cathy MacRae says:

    Reading through my fingers, Jenna! I want/don/t want to know what happens next!!!!

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  5. Wil the boar get away or will Geoffrey get the boar? Or will he be attacked? Yikes! So many things could happen next!

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  6. Love your descriptions in this tense scene. I can imagine the wild woods.

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  7. bbettis1hotmailcom says:

    I want to call to him to be careful–wild boars are tricky… 🙂 Great scene. And have I mentioned how much I love your cover???

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