Medieval Monday ~ Seduction at the Christmas Court ~ “A Mere Scratch”

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?


“Sir Guy.” Pippa dropped down beside the man who lay on the floor, by turns grimacing and taking a pull from a tankard of ale.

“All is well, cherie,” Guy managed a smile and pulled back a piece of cloth from his right leg, “a mere scratch.” The pale flesh of his calf showed through the rent in his chausses, blood welling out of the deep gash and seeping into the garment, staining it a deep red.

“Goodness,” Alyse gasped. She’d seen worse, however ‘twas a nasty wound.

Pippa turned pale and sat down with a thump, narrowly missing Guy’s tankard.

“Try some of this, mon chere,” Guy said and offered his ale to her which she took it, gulping it down while avoiding the sight of his leg.

“I sent the lad to you to see an you can dress the wound–Gaddesden is still out in the woods attending King Edward—but as you’ve had some experience tending such things in the village, I thought mayhap you could aid Guy as well.”


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10 Responses to Medieval Monday ~ Seduction at the Christmas Court ~ “A Mere Scratch”

  1. These little snippets alone — just of this one event — have me on edge wondering what will happen next! So good! Happy Medieval Monday, Jenna!

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  2. Cathy MacRae says:

    Enough ale will make it seem like ‘a mere scratch’, lol!

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  3. I’m sensing some sexual tension between them. Can’t wait to see what happens next.

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  4. Goodness! Sounds more like a huge gash. What a wonderful scene, Jenna. Happy Medieval Monday. 🙂

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  5. A mere scratch? Sounds like more than that! I can’t help but think of Monty Python. “It’s just a flesh wound.” LOL. A lovely snippet, Jenna. Have a great week!

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