Medieval Monday ~ Seduction at the Christmas Court ~ “You Must Hurry”

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?


(The action has shifted from the woods to Alyse in the castle when she receives an urgent summons.)

“Lord Longford’s page, milady.”

Geoffrey’s page?

“Hurry, for mercy’s sake, there’s no time to lose as Milord bid me fetch you to the surgery.”

“The surgery?” The air whooshed out of Alyse’s lungs, and she staggered back.

A strong hand grasped her arm, steadying her–Pippa had come up behind her. “Tell us what has happened, boy.”

“On the hunt, a boar attacked milord and another knight–they are in the surgery, but the surgeon still attends the king and cannot be found–Milord says you must hurry.” With that, the lad dipped a bow and shot away down the corridor.

For more Medieval Monday snippets, click here. And be sure to return for the next installment of Seduction at the Christmas Court or grab a copy on Amazon, Smashwords, or Barnes & Noble now!

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3 Responses to Medieval Monday ~ Seduction at the Christmas Court ~ “You Must Hurry”

  1. Poor Alyse. What you’ve put that poor girl through! 😉


  2. Lisamarie Whiting says:

    My favorite costume ever was Cleopatra!!!! Thank you for the opportunity!!!


  3. Sandy Fehr says:

    Hmmm…intriguing snippet!


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