Welcome to the eleventh and final week of Medieval Monday…for this round, at least! We’re finishing our nature theme, and I’m sharing the conclusion to the excerpt from my time travel romance, Night of the Owl. So without further ado…
Hugh frowned. “What is it?”
“Naught. I’m sure I’m wrong. Anyway, we found you, and the rest you know.”
“Not in full. You said you kicked and punched the man called Degarre. I would I’d seen you.”
Ardyth jumped to her feet. “I’ll show you now, if you’d like. I promise to be gentle.”
A wicked grin spread across her face. God’s teeth, but she was alluring!
He stood, all too aware of his stiff manhood. “Show me.”
She stepped closer. “I kicked here…” Swiftly, she lifted her leg between his, thankfully stopping short of the obvious goal. “…and he bent forward.” Grasping his shoulders, she made him fold over at the waist. “Then I punched him right here.” Her fist tapped his temple. “He fell to the ground, and your mother hit him over the head with a rock. Then I tied his hands and feet with my stockings.”
He whistled as he straightened. “Pray, remind me not to anger you in future.”
Again, she grinned. “Fear not. You’re safe with me.”
“Am I?” He inched closer, and an invisible cloak of intimacy wrapped around them.
Her smile disappeared, and her eyes darkened in a subtle yet soulful invitation. “Always.”
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.
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