Good Morning! Welcome to the Spring 2021 Medieval Monday blog hop! The hop is our usual format: the first week on my blog I posted an excerpt from my book, then afterwards, I’ll post another Medieval Monday author’s excerpt and they will post mine, plus a link where you can find excerpts from all the authors via Medieval Romance Lovers.
Our theme for the Spring is First Kiss and throughout I’ll be sharing an excerpt from my medieval romance Betrayal, book 2 of Time Enough to Love. In this book, Alyse, the heroine, has just received the news that her betrothed lord, Sir Geoffrey Longford, has married another. As Alyse and Geoffrey had already been intimate, she is in rather a predicament. Follow my snippets of Betrayal at my guest’s blog site.
Week 6’s excerpt is from Celeste Barclay ‘s medieval romance,
Leif, Viking Gloy 1.
Fate brought them together. Free will binds them.
After months at sea, Leif Ivarrson wants nothing more than to revel in the comforts of home. Yet when word arrives that a new threat has invaded their land, Leif is forced to take up his sword once more. Tasked with rescuing a jarl’s niece, Sigrid, from this malicious enemy, Leif departs on a journey that will alter the course of his fate.
Since she was a young girl, Sigrid Torbensdóttir’s visions have been both a blessing and a curse. Now a grown woman and powerful seer, she knew enemies would come for her, eager to exploit her gift. Yet her visions taught her that fate could not be denied or ignored. As she had foreseen it, the heroic Viking would save her and sweep them both up in the raging storm of inescapable destiny.
Drawn together by the will of the gods, Leif and Sigrid battle to save their people from a rival tribe’s scramble for power. Will their blossoming love survive the tests of war and family? Can a match created by fate withstand the machinations of man?
Set sail for adventure in this steamy Viking romance sure to leave you breathless! Norse lore meets passion and intrigue in Leif, written by Celeste Barclay!
EXCERPT FOR WEEK #6:
“Leif, I didn’t nod my head because I agree you shouldn’t have done it. Just the opposite. I nodded my head because that was what the gods wanted. It was what I wanted.”
“You don’t know what you mean… You don’t understand what I was prepared to do. How far I would have gone if I hadn’t come to my senses.”
“And you’re not listening. I may be a maiden, but I know what occurs between a man and woman. Remember, I have seen you.”
Check out last week’s with Judith Marshall: https://judithmarshallauthor.com/blog/
Follow along next week with Bambi Lynn: http://www.bambilynnblog.wordpress.com/
Follow Jenna’s snippet on Celeste Barclay’s blog today.