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Welcome back to Medieval Monday and the last installment of our “First Encounter” theme!  I’m pleased to share with you the fourteenth and final excerpt from Soul of the Wolf, Book 2 of The Novels of Ravenwood.  Let’s follow Wulfstan as he steals back up the hill to Woden’s Circle and glimpses Lady Jocelyn in an unguarded and most provocative moment!

Jocelyn’s back was to him. She had freed her hair from its tight braid, and the long locks clung to her hips. Her delicate hands caressed one of the ancient stones, then pushed against it. Arching her back with catlike grace, she lifted her face to the rain. Water poured down on her, and she accepted it with abandon.

He couldn’t move. His heart thumped in his chest. She seemed a primitive goddess amid the pagan stones, and part of him wanted to join her.

No. Remember your quest. Keep your promise.

Gritting his teeth, he tore his gaze from the intimate scene. He spun around and marched down the hill, leaving his bride behind.

And there you have it!  Be sure to leave a comment for a chance to win a digital copy of Soul of the Wolf.

A little more about the book:

A Norman loyalist, Lady Jocelyn bristles when ordered to marry Wulfstan, a Saxon sorcerer. She nurses a painful secret and would rather bathe in a cesspit than be pawed by such a man…until her lifelong dream of motherhood rears its head.

A man of magic and mystery, Wulfstan has no time for wedded bliss. He fears that consummating their marriage will bind their souls and wrench his focus from the ancient riddle his dying mother begged him to solve. He’s a lone wolf, salving old wounds with endless work. But Jocelyn stirs him as no woman ever has.

Their attraction is undeniable. Their fates are intertwined. Together, they must face their demons and bring light to a troubled land.

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