Medieval Monday ~ DRAGON KNIGHT’S RING

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Welcome back to Medieval Monday! I’m thrilled to have my dear friend Mary Morgan here today. We’re featuring her medieval romance, Dragon Knight’s Ring, the fifth book in her Order of the Dragon Knights series.

If you’re following my “Bad Guy” excerpt from Shadow of the Swan, you can find the ninth snippet on Mary’s blog here. Remember to leave a comment there for a chance to win digital copies of the first three books in The Novels of Ravenwood series!

Now, let’s enjoy Mary’s “Bad Guy” snippet:

Meggie gasped. “You monster!”

“Ye have yet to ken the real one.” Opening his arms wide, Lachlan started to chant. His eyes blazed red, and his fingers lengthened into misshapen claws.

“Now!” roared Angus.

“Hold on Meggie,” ordered Adam and grasped her hand with the ring within his. Holding their joined hands high, he quickly looked at her. “Whatever happens, wait until the dragons appear. Do not let go!”

Follow along next week on Ruth A. Casie’s blog and leave a comment for a chance to win a signed print copy of Dragon Knight’s Ring.

A little more about the book:

Crusader, Adam MacFhearguis is on one last quest to the standing stones in Scotland where he seeks to bury the past. However, a silent prayer sends him to an unknown future and to his beloved Meggie. When he uncovers a shocking revelation, Adam questions everything about the woman he thought he knew and loved. He may have traveled the veil of ages, but time is now his enemy.

Margaret MacKay lives a life in the future without the memories of her past—her death. When Adam arrives at her door confessing he knows her, she is confused and wary. With each passing day, she yearns to learn more from this stranger. Yet, when a truth is revealed, can she trust the man to unlock the chains from her mind and heart?

Will love free the bonds to unite the two lovers who were doomed centuries ago? Or will evil finally claim victory over the Dragon Knights?

Buy Dragon Knight’s Ring here:

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Enjoy this Medieval Monday video, and I’ll see you next week!

The Latest News

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I’ve had a lot of deadlines lately!  August 1, I sent my editor the completed manuscript of The Sword Unsheathed, the third book in my Guardians of Erin young adult paranormal fantasy series.

Two days ago, I turned in the final galley for Night of the Owl, the fourth of The Novels of Ravenwood medieval romance series.  I hope to reveal the cover for that book soon!

Today, I’m working all day at The Witch House (the 17th-century home of Jonathan Corwin, one of the 9 judges during the Salem Witch Trials of 1692).  But tomorrow, I’ll be listening to–and marking corrections for–18 chapters’ worth of audio files for the audiobook of The Stone Awakened, the RONE Award-nominated second book in my Guardians of Erin series.

So there’s a lot going on!  I’ll have more news soon.  In the meantime, I’m wishing you a lovely day and week ahead.  🙂

 

Medieval Monday ~ DAUGHTER OF THE OVERKING

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Welcome back to Medieval Monday! I’m excited to have award-winning author Ashley York here today. We’re featuring her medieval romance, Daughter of the Overking, the third book of The Warrior Kings series.

If you’re following my “Bad Guy” excerpt from Shadow of the Swan, you can find the eighth snippet on Ashley’s blog here. Remember to leave a comment there for a chance to win digital copies of the first three books in The Novels of Ravenwood series!

Now, let’s enjoy Ashley’s “Bad Guy” snippet:

“Let me get ye a—”

She shook her head, the movement causing shooting pain behind her eyes, and suddenly the room grew blurry all around her.

“No accident. He was murdered.” The tall man’s words were met with stunned silence.”

“Who would wish him dead?” Tadhg asked.

A little more about Daughter of the Overking:

A mistaken identity. A gruesome murder.

Trained as a warrior…

Brighit of Clonascra despises the trappings and demands of womanhood and is far more comfortable training for battle. Long held alliances require she set aside selfish dreams and take Darragh as her husband. The union intended to promote peace between the clans is interrupted by the shocking murder of a neighboring king and she quickly discovers there are far worse things than being wed.

Trained to be king…

Darragh of Drogheda has no wish to be king, but he is an obedient son and supports his father’s plans. His marriage to Brighit, however, will be no hardship at all since he finds her most intriguing when she fights him at every turn. A she-warrior indeed. Her persistent dismissal of him merely blows the fire aflame and sets him down the path to discovery of all her most tightly held secrets—secrets that could cost him his life.

Buy the book here!

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See you next Monday!  🙂

Medieval Monday ~ FOR THIS KNIGHT ONLY

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Welcome back to Medieval Monday! I’m thrilled to have my friend Barbara Bettis here today. We’re featuring her medieval romance, For This Knight Only, part of her Knights of Destiny series.

If you’re following my “Bad Guy” excerpt from Shadow of the Swan, you can find the seventh snippet on Barbara’s blog here. Remember to leave a comment there for a chance to win digital copies of the first three books in The Novels of Ravenwood series!

Now, let’s enjoy Barbara’s “Bad Guy” snippet:

Looking smug, Paxton added, “As for Sir Martin and his three, the king believes they died defending him. I, myself, am recovering from wounds at a snug little farmhouse with excellent ale stocked by a charming widow.”
John nodded once. “That is the story, then. Go home. Clean yourself up and rest.”

Paxton had turned when he heard, “You identified Cantleigh?” At a nod, John drawled, “Was anything found on him?”

Incriminating evidence, perhaps? Are you becoming careless in your panic?

To brush up on last week’s installment, visit Barbara on Ruth A. Casie’s blog and comment to be entered in a drawing for a free eBook.

Follow along on Cathy MacRae’s blog next week and comment there, too, for a chance to win.

A little more about the book:

He’ll do anything for land, even marry her; she’ll do anything for her people, except marry him. If only either had a choice. It’s a marriage only love can save.

Sir Roark will do anything to gain land, even beguile an unwilling lady into marriage. He knows she’s much better off with a man to take control of her besieged castle, to say nothing of her desirable person. But it isn’t long before he discovers that, although her eyes sparkle like sunlight on sea waves, her stubbornness alone could have defeated Saladin.

Lady Alyss is determined to hold her family’s castle, protect her people, and preserve her freedom— until her brother’s dying wish binds her to a stranger. Still, she’ll allow no rugged, over-confident, appealing knight to usurp her authority, even if she must wed him. Especially since he thinks a lady’s duties begin and end with directing servants. Alyss has a few surprises for her new all-too-tempting lord.

But when a common enemy threatens everything, Roark and Alyss face a startling revelation. Without love, neither land nor freedom matters.

Buy the book:

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See you next Monday!  🙂

The Dog Days of Summer Reading Giveaway ~ N. N. Light’s Book Heaven

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August has arrived, and the “dog days of summer” are in full swing. I don’t know about you, but I am DYING for the crisp, cool weather of fall!

N. N. Light must have heat stroke because they’ve got a sizzling giveaway! You can win free books (both autographed print and e-copy) generously donated by some of their favorite authors, including me! The genres range from young adult to erotic romance to mystery to sweet romance. If you’re a booklover like me, you crave books like a dog craves a nice walk on the beach, and this is your chance to score one. You could even win an e-copy of Flight of the Raven, the first book in my medieval romance series, The Novels of Ravenwood.

If there’s a particular book or prize you’d like to win, be sure to specify which one when you enter via Rafflecopter. Enter below and good luck!

Dog Day of Summer Reading Giveaway: https://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/92db775034

Literary Giveaway Portal: https://www.nnlightsbookheaven.com/literary-giveaway-portal

Have a beautiful day and a great weekend!  🙂

 

Medieval Monday ~ THE HIGHLANDER’S WELSH BRIDE

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Welcome back to Medieval Monday! I’m excited to have my friend Cathy MacRae here today. We’re featuring her medieval romance, The Highlander’s Welsh Bride, the fifth book in her Hardy Heroines series.

If you’re following my “Bad Guy” excerpt from Shadow of the Swan, you can find the sixth snippet on Cathy’s blog here. Remember to leave a comment there for a chance to win digital copies of the first three books in The Novels of Ravenwood series!

Now, let’s enjoy Cathy’s “Bad Guy” snippet:

A Welsh princess on the run from King Edward’s army, Carys finds herself embroiled with pirates pillaging the western coastline of Scotland. She has escaped their clutches twice before. Has her luck at last run out?

Hanna pointed to the approaching ship. “The langskip is light and fast. See how tall and narrow the bow and stern are? ’Tis also clinker built, and the midsection is quite wide. ’Twill be very fast and stable even in these waters. But they know our ship could withstand any force they tried against her. If they can drive her onto the beach, they can board and fight us on even footing.”

“There is no us . . .. Ye and Carys . . ..” He rubbed the back of his neck. “Shite.”

“Your vocabulary is not improving, sonr min. Pay attention. We must avoid the shoreline at all cost.”

“I know how the Norse fight. Ye dinnae need to tutor me in battle tactics.”

Follow the excerpt next week to Mary Gillgannon’s blog: https://marygillgannon.com/
Don’t forget to leave a comment for a chance to win an ebook (kindle) of The Highlander’s Welsh Bride!

A little more about the book:

It was over. Prince Llywelyn was dead, his soldiers fleeing before King Edward’s army. Carys, a distant cousin to the prince, herself a princess of Wales, had picked up arms alongside her husband more than a year ago. Now homeless, her husband buried beneath the good Welsh soil, she seeks shelter in the north, far from the reach of Longshanks’s men. Carys and Wales would never be the same again.

Birk MacLean has been ordered to take a bride and produce an heir. He grows weary of the lasses paraded before him, women of delicate nature and selfish motives. He desires a wife strong enough to help lead one of the most powerful clans in Western Scotland.

One like the Welsh woman sitting in his dungeon, arrested for poaching MacLean deer.

Can Birk convince Carys marriage to him is preferable to a hangman’s noose? And will the heard-headed Scot be worthy of a Princess of Wales?

From the towering Welsh mountains to the storm-swept Scottish coast comes a tale of betrayal and loss, deceit and passion. An epic tale of honor and the redeeming power of love.

Buy the book:

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See you next Monday!  🙂

 

The GUARDIANS OF ERIN Series on Audio and in the Spotlight!

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The Cauldron Stirred (Guardians of Erin, Book 1) is now available on audio!  Hear this young adult paranormal fantasy come to life and travel to Ireland from the comfort of your own home.

Amazon Audio Audible Apple Audio

The audiobook of The Stone Awakened (Guardians of Erin, Book 2) is also in the works.  The narrator has started recording, and I’ll keep you posted!

In the meantime, you can read an excerpt from The Stone Awakened as part of the Christmas in July Fête at N. N. Light’s Book Heaven.  You’ll also learn what I love most about the holidays and some of the Irish Christmas traditions I put in the book.  Check it out here!

While you’re there, make sure to enter to win the following prizes:

~$50 Amazon (US) or Barnes and Noble Gift Card
~$50 Amazon (US) or Barnes and Noble Gift Card
~$25 Amazon (US) or Barnes and Noble Gift Card
~$15 Amazon (US) or Barnes and Noble Gift Card
~$10 Amazon (US) or Barnes and Noble Gift Card

A drawing will be held on August 1 to determine the winners.  Good luck, and have a lovely Thursday!  🙂


 

Medieval Monday ~ KNIGHT ERRANT

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Welcome back to Medieval Monday! I’m excited to have the talented Rue Allyn here today. We’re featuring her medieval romance, Knight Errant (Knight Chronicles, Book One).

If you’re following my “Bad Guy” excerpt from Shadow of the Swan, you can find the fifth snippet on Rue’s blog. Remember to leave a comment there for a chance to win digital copies of the first three books in The Novels of Ravenwood series! Here’s the link: https://RueAllyn.com

Now, let’s enjoy Rue’s fifth snippet:

“My apparel need not concern you,” she said politely. Her brain dashed between what she knew of Basti and how to escape him.

“Oh but it does.” He moved forward and took her chin between fingers and thumb.

Juliana’s skin crawled. Careful to remain calm, she held his gaze while she shifted her hands to grip the dagger. She knew from past encounters that Basti fed on the reactions of his victims.

Be sure to leave a comment for Rue to be in the running for her giveaway — an eCopy of Knight Errant. A winner will be randomly selected and announced on Medieval Monday, September 9, 2019.

Miss last week and a chance to comment? Check it out here: http://marygillgannon.blogspot.com

Follow Rue to next week’s snippet (July 29, 2019) here: https://www.marymorganauthor.com

A little more about the book:

Set during the early days of the Inquisition, Sir Robert Clarwyn must find a way to compel Lady Juliana Verault to return to England, or he’ll lose any chance of regaining his family lands and redeeming his heritage. Yet Juliana must complete her mission to ensure a safe future for her gender in the church. With danger and intrigue mounting, Robert and Juliana must rely on each other and risk everything … including their hearts.

Buy the book:

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See you next Monday!  🙂

A Deadline, an Interview, and an Author Showcase

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Good morning, and happy Wednesday!  I’ll be writing up a storm today to meet my fast-approaching deadline for The Sword Unsheathed, the third book in my Guardians of Erin young adult paranormal series.

I’m also visiting two other blogs today.  Author Jean M. Grant is interviewing me and sharing an excerpt from the RONE Award-nominated The Stone Awakened (Guardians of Erin, Book 2).  Check it out here!


Also, Kameron Brook is showcasing my medieval romance Flight of the Raven, the first of The Novels of Ravenwood.  The excerpt she’s sharing is “the moment of truth” for Lady Emma of Ravenwood Keep, whose wedding night is about to take an unconventional turn.  Read it here!


That’s all the news for now.  Have a beautiful day!  🙂

 

Medieval Monday ~ THE HIGHLANDER’S ENGLISH WOMAN

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Welcome back to Medieval Monday! I’m excited to have USA Today bestselling author Ruth A. Casie here today. We’re featuring her medieval romance, The Highlander’s English Woman.

If you’re following my “Bad Guy” excerpt from Shadow of the Swan, you can find the fourth snippet on Ruth’s blog. Remember to leave a comment there for a chance to win digital copies of the first three books in The Novels of Ravenwood series! Here’s the link: www.RuthACasie.blogspot.com

Now, let’s enjoy Ruth’s fourth snippet:

He stilled her trembling hand. Her brows creased in pain over eyes that stared off without seeing. He waited.

“I find it difficult to comprehend we’ll not see Richard again.” Laura’s voice choked and she shrugged with resignation despite tears that threatened at the edges of her eye.

“Me as well,” Jamie said. He had the same thoughts.

“How long are you staying with us?” Her question was reasonable but he dreaded answering.

“I return to Caerlaverock tomorrow.” He took a deep breath and saw a momentary flash of disappointment in her eyes.

Follow Ruth to next week’s snippet (July 22) here: https://www.cathymacraeauthor.com

Miss last week and a chance to comment? Check it out here: https://RueAllyn.com/blog

Be sure to leave a comment for Ruth to be in the running for her giveaway – an eCopy of The Highlander’s English Woman. A winner will be randomly selected and announced on Medieval Monday, September 9th.

A little more about the book:

Laura Reynolds is in love with her long-time friend, Jamie Maxwell Collins. She adores his playful sense of humor, caring nature as well as his strong sense of family and honor.

Jamie lives across the border in Scotland. Outwardly carefree, he hides a dark secret. He can’t involve Laura in this deception. He can’t give her hope for a future together.

Laura stumbles upon Jamie’s secret. In her heart of hearts she knows Jamie is innocent. Their relationship in tatters and with no hope of reconciliation, she plays a deadly game to exonerate Jamie, she agrees to a political marriage. She has no idea the entire game has been orchestrated by her future husband, Jamie’s greatest enemy.

Buy the book:

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See you next Monday!  🙂