Welcome to a new round of Medieval Monday! Our theme, “Celebrations,” is perfect for this time of year. Every Monday for the next 11 weeks, I’ll feature a snippet from a medieval romance (mine and others) and tell you where to find the next bit of the story.
My excerpt–broken into 11 snippets–is from my new release, Night of the Owl, the fourth of The Novels of Ravenwood. Hugh, Lord Seacrest, and his mother have just welcomed the hero’s youngest brother, Sir Robert, and his new bride, Lady Constance, to Seacrest, and the scene begins in the great hall, where they’re sharing their first meal together since the impromptu wedding. Also new to the table is Ardyth Nightshade, an independent woman from the year 1986 who has already caught Hugh’s eye.
Now that you know the basics, onward to the snippet!
Seated between Isobel and his mother at the high table in the hall, Hugh relished a bite of strawberry tart and turned his attention to Giles, who’d been a minstrel at Seacrest for more than thirty years. From his position in the wraparound gallery, the gray-haired musician strummed his harp and began to sing.
ʼTwas a new tune, though the subject matter was old. A treasure beyond measure, hidden in the sea cave beneath the castle. Or so the story went. Whispered around the hearths of nobles and commoners alike, rumors of the Seacrest treasure had existed since before Hugh was born.
Follow along next week on Bambi Lynn’s blog: www.bambilynnblog.wordpress.com
A little more about Night of the Owl:
PhD student Ardyth Nightshade has renounced men and pursues her twentieth-century career with single-minded focus. When fate whisks her to medieval England, she meets her match in a man whose passions mirror her own. Can she sacrifice ambition for a love she never sought?
Hugh, Lord Seacrest confounds all who know him. He refuses to marry without a meeting of minds and hearts, and no lady has even approached his ideal…until Ardyth. But she’s an odd one, with unique skills, shocking habits, and total conviction she needs no man. She also harbors secrets, and in the midst of rumors, plots, and murder, trust is fragile.
A woman outside of her time. A man ahead of his. They must take a leap of faith to forge a bond that will shape history.
Where to buy the book:
Where I’ll be on each Medieval Monday:
Nov. 25 – Bambi Lynn
Dec. 2 – Sherry Ewing
Dec. 9 – Ruth A. Casie
Dec. 16 – Lane McFarland
Dec. 23 – Cathy MacRae
Dec. 30 – Barbara Bettis
Jan. 6 – Ashley York
Jan. 13 – Mary Morgan
Jan. 20 – Laurel O’Donnell
Jan. 27 – Right here on my blog!
See you next Monday! 🙂