Medieval Monday ~ Seduction at the Christmas Court ~ “Like an Arrow to a Mark”

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.

Today is the final installment of the Fall Medieval Monday blog hop. However, I’m going to continue snippets from this Christmas novella through New Year’s. So please keep coming by on Mondays to read about a medieval Christmas!

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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?


“When the plague struck Longford, it left no healer, no midwife living. When we arrived in May, I saw the need and filled it as best I could.” She gently placed the spider’s web on the wound, trying it for size.

Guy winced, then his features cleared. “It gives no hurt. I thought it would sting as a spider’s bite does.”

“Nay, it brings healing only.” Alyse tried to concentrate on her work, but his gaze, so close and intent, brought heat rising unbidden up her neck.

“You were ever the caring child, Alyse. Your sweet nature drew me like an arrow to a mark all your growing up years.”

She glanced at his face and immediately cursed her mistake–his deep chestnut eyes were liquid with desire.

“Pippa was always more docile than I.”

“Pippa is a child still and knows naught of pleasing a man,” he gripped her hand, “she cannot please me as well as you could, Alyse.”


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11 Responses to Medieval Monday ~ Seduction at the Christmas Court ~ “Like an Arrow to a Mark”

  1. Cara Hartley says:

    The gentleman certainly gets right to the point!
    ~Cie from Naughty Netherworld Press and Readers Roost~


  2. Wait, this is Guy, not Geoffrey. OHHHH. This is intense! Great snippet, Jenna! Happy Holidays!


  3. I always love to read a steamy romance story. Thanks for this one. Happy holidays.

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  4. Nice sexual tension here. Have a happy holiday season.

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  5. What a lovely snippet to end this round of Medieval Monday! Wishing you a wonderful holiday season, Jenna!

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  6. SherryEwing says:

    A wonderful snippet for our last week of our Nature theme on Medieval Monday, Jenna. Wishing you a happy holiday season!

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  7. Cathy MacRae says:

    Great snippet, Jenna! I wonder what she’ll do next? Wishing you a happy holiday season!

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