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Welcome back to Medieval Monday! Our “First Kiss” theme continues, and this week, I’m featuring Leif, the first book in Celeste Barclay’s Viking Glory series. Yet another cool cover, and the story has some paranormal elements, which (as you know) are right up my alley!

If you’re following my excerpt from Return of the Raven, you can find Snippet #5 on Celeste’s blog. Remember, you’ll find links to all the participating authors’ snippets at Medieval Romance Lovers on Facebook. (#MedMonSpring21)

Now, let’s enjoy Celeste’s fifth snippet:

Leif ran the pad of his thumb over her chafed skin, red from his beard rubbing against it. When it brushed her lips, she nipped then sucked the tip into her mouth… He knew he would embarrass himself soon if he did not set her away from him, but he did not have the resolve needed. Not yet, at least. He walked them to the only chair in the cabin and sat down… Leif lifted her and arranged her to sit on his lap with both feet on one side.

“Sigrid, this isn’t why I came down here.” She bit her lip before nodding her head. “I am sorry I got carried away.”

Check out last week’s with Sherry Ewing: https://www.sherryewing.com/blog

Follow along next week with Jenna Jaxon: https://jennajaxon.wordpress.com/

More about Leif:

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!

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That’s all for this week. See you next Monday!  🙂