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Welcome back to Medieval Monday! Today, I’m featuring the work of my dear friend, Mary Morgan. Our “First Encounter” theme continues, and we’ll get a peek at A Highland Moon Enchantment, A Tale from the Order of the Dragon Knights.

If you’re following my excerpt from Shadow of the Swan, you can find the eleventh snippet on Mary’s blog. Remember to leave a comment there for a chance to win a signed print copy of the book! Here’s the link:  https://www.marymorganauthor.com/blog

Now, let’s enjoy Mary’s eleventh snippet:

Quickly mounting his own horse Desmond gave a curt nod to Alastair, and they proceeded to follow the lass. Silently approaching the area where the battle took place, Ailsa dismounted and crouched down behind a large pine. Tam stayed with the horses while Alastair and Desmond both scanned the area. Evidence of the battle lay strewn everywhere. Shields, swords, and dead men scattered across the ground. Yet, the enemy was nowhere to be seen.

Ailsa started forward, and Desmond pulled her back against the tree. Her eyes blazed with fury, but he held up a finger in warning. He bent his head near her ear. “Let Alastair make sure all is secure. For all we ken, they may be hiding in the brush.”

Fear reflected briefly in her features, but the lass quickly masked the emotion. Swallowing, she nodded. Releasing his hold, he watched as Alastair knelt and placed his hand upon the ground. Several moments passed before he stood and motioned them forward.

Making their way to the dead men, Ailsa ran toward an older man slumped against a boulder. Desmond was instantly at her side.

Follow along next week on Cathy’s blog https://www.cathymacraeauthor.com/bits-n-bobs-author-blog and leave a comment for a chance to win a signed print copy of A Highland Moon Enchantment.

A little more about the book:

You first met this warrior in Dragon Knight’s Axe, Order of the Dragon Knights, Book 3

Irish warrior, Desmond O’Quinlan has never surrendered his heart to any woman. He has no wish to have his soul tortured by love. Yet, the moment he locks gazes with Ailsa, his fate is destined for an adventure he never fathomed. He may have battled alongside a Dragon Knight, but his greatest challenge will come from within his own heart.

Ailsa MacDuff, a warrior among her clan, has no desire to have a man chain her to a life of obedience. However, that is before she meets Desmond. The temptation to allow this warrior inside her heart is a risk she dares to take, but one that could lead to a future of emptiness and sorrow.

When betrayal looms from within, the battleground of love is no match for these two warriors. Can the power of a Highland full moon be strong enough to unite or destroy them?

Buy Links:

AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0767QVJBX/

B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-highland-moon-enchantment-mary-morgan/1127176325

Apple iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/a-highland-moon-enchantment/id1294140045?mt=11

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/a-highland-moon-enchantment

See you next Monday!