Medieval Monday ~ THE HIGHLANDER’S WELSH BRIDE

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Welcome back to Medieval Monday! And welcome back, Cathy and DD MacRae!  Once again, we’re featuring The Highlander’s Welsh Bride, the fifth book in the Hardy Heroines series.

If you’re following my excerpt from Shadow of the Swan, you can find the eighth snippet of Robert and Constance’s first encounter on Cathy’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.cathymacraeauthor.com/bits-n-bobs-author-blog

Now, let’s enjoy Cathy’s eighth snippet:

Carys matched his stance, not bothering to hide her disgust. “Feeding the hungry should not be a crime.”

“’Tis the fact ye poached on land that doesnae belong to ye.” He tilted his head. “Ye are a stranger to our shores. Why did ye not present yerself to the laird’s man when ye arrived?”

A myriad of emotions flushed through Carys, diluting her anger. Loss. Homesickness. Grief. Loneliness. She quickly tamped them down, shoving the sentiments into the deep space inside where she hid them away. She set her jaw stubbornly. What kind of honor did the MacLean laird have if he punished those who fed his people? He sounded no better than Edward and the cursed English.

Catch last week’s snippet on Lane McFarland’s blog: http://lanemcfarland.com/blog/

Follow her to next week’s snippet on Rue Allyn’s blog: https://www.rueallyn.com/blog/

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.

It was time. 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:

Amazon: https://www.amzn.com/dp/B07KNYTMPK

See you next Monday!

Lords and Love Tokens Romance Giveaway

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If you’re a fan of historical romance and/or time travel romance, you’ll want to check out this giveaway I’m co-sponsoring through Bookwrapt.  It’s running through March 31, and there’s a lot of loot for the taking, including Amazon gift cards, a Jane Austen-themed gift basket loaded with goodies, historical romances, and a reproduction Greek drachma Pegasus love token!

Here’s the link: https://bookwrapt.com/lords-love-tokens-giveaway/

Good luck, and have a great weekend!  🙂

Medieval Monday ~ THE HERALD’S HEART

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Welcome back to Medieval Monday! I’m thrilled to have the talented Rue Allyn here today! We’re featuring her medieval romance, The Herald’s Heart.

If you’re following my excerpt from Shadow of the Swan, you can find the seventh snippet of Robert and Constance’s first encounter on Rue’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.rueallyn.com/blog/

Now, let’s enjoy Rue’s seventh snippet:

He had swung his leg across the horse’s rump when a hideous wail arose, bleeding through the fog to ooze fear down his spine. He hung there, suspended above the earth on the strength of a single stirrup. That the horse didn’t bolt was a miracle of good training.

Catch last week’s snippet on Jenna Jaxon’s blog: https://jennajaxon.wordpress.com

Follow her to next week’s snippet on Elisabeth Hobbes’s blog: https://elisabethhobbes.co.uk

A little more about the book:

A man on a king’s mission and a woman determined to defeat him. Murder, mistaken identity and love will change everything, especially The Herald’s Heart.

Royal herald, Sir Talon Quereste could never love an overly adventurous, impulsive, argumentative woman of dubious background who threatens everything he values. Lady Larkin Roshan can only despise a man who would deny her identity and steal her heritage. So why has fate thrown them together to solve the mysteries of the heart?

Buy the book:

Amazon

B & N

Google Books

Kobo

Crimson Romance/Simon & Schuster

See you next Monday!

Medieval Monday ~ TO SUPPORT A KING

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Welcome back to Medieval Monday!  I’m excited to have the lovely Lane McFarland here today!  We’re featuring To Support a King, part of The Turnberry Legacy Series.

If you’re following my excerpt from Shadow of the Swan, you can find the sixth snippet of Robert and Constance’s first encounter on Lane’s blog.  Remember to leave a comment there for a chance to win a signed print copy of the book!  Here’s the link: http://lanemcfarland.com/blog/

Now, let’s enjoy Lane’s sixth snippet:

With worry for her brother heavy on her heart, Laird MacAndrew’s menacing demeanor infuriated her. She fingered the sharp blade hidden within the folds of her skirt. Her chin rose. “I am armed and wouldnae hesitate to defend myself.”

He advanced so close she discerned gray wisps in his otherwise dark beard and mustache. “Is that right?” A whiff of wine drifted off his breath.

Leave a comment for a chance to win an eBook of To Support a King, and follow along next week on Cathy MacRae’s blog: https://www.cathymacraeauthor.com/bits-n-bobs-author-blog

A little more about To Support a King:

Plagued by atrocities he committed against innocent victims while pursuing his father’s killers, Laird Mangus MacAndrew pledged to defend and provide for his clan. But his leadership is tested when two of his ships are attacked and his crews massacred. Desperate to fulfill his obligation to protect the clan, Mangus agrees to help reinstate The Turnberry Bond. His mission—garner support for the Bruce and avenge the deaths of his men.

The MacAndrew clan provides Catriona Butler something her Irish home could not, a safe haven. But when she receives a missive her brother is imprisoned and will be executed unless acceptable éraic can be obtained, she must return to her homeland. Mangus agrees to take Catriona to Ireland and vows she will not become a distraction, but he longs to be near her. Catriona witnesses Mangus’s fierce anger and grows distrustful. After a life of suffering her father’s vicious temper, she is skeptical of anyone with a penchant for violence. She attempts to keep her distance, but her traitorous heart pulls her in Mangus’s direction.

With the fate of the kingdom on his shoulders, will Mangus reunite the men of The Turnberry Bond? Can he pursue vengeance against his enemies without taking more innocent lives? And can Catriona free her brother and grow to trust Mangus, staying true to her heart?

Buy the book: Amazon

See you next Monday!

Young Adult Paranormal Fantasy on Sale and a Party!

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Look what’s on sale for 99 cents:  the first two books of my Guardians of Erin series.  And just in time for St. Patrick’s Day!  I’m currently writing The Sword Unsheathed (the third in the series), so it’s a good time to catch up on the story while the price is right!  Here are the buy links:

Amazon https://amzn.com/B072C1CG5D

Amazon UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cauldron-Stirred-Guardians-Erin-Book-ebook/dp/B072C1CG5D

Amazon CA https://www.amazon.ca/Cauldron-Stirred-Guardians-Erin-Book-ebook/dp/B072C1CG5D

Amazon AU https://www.amazon.com.au/Cauldron-Stirred-Guardians-Erin-Book-ebook/dp/B072C1CG5D

Barnes & Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/judith%20sterling/_/N-8qa

iBooks https://itunes.apple.com/us/author/judith-sterling/id954939489?mt=11

In other news…on Tuesday, March 12, I’ll be co-hosting a Facebook launch party for author Barbara Bettis.  We’ll be celebrating the release of her latest book, For This Knight Only, from 8:00 – 11:00 p.m. EST.  You’re more than welcome to join us for the fun and prizes!  Here’s the link for that:

https://www.facebook.com/events/369000217276393/

Hope to see you there!  🙂

 

A “Crowned Heart” for Excellence!

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I got a nice surprise this morning. InD’Tale Magazine awarded The Stone Awakened a “Crowned Heart” for excellence! Here’s a snippet of the review:

“Readers will be caught up in Judith Sterling’s magical world filled with modern, relatable characters, Irish legends, mystical creatures, sweet romance, and a suspenseful mystery leaving them with hungry anticipation for the next book in the series.”

I certainly hope so!  And now, I’m off to work on The Sword Unsheathed, the third book in the Guardians of Erin series.  Have a lovely Wednesday, and in case you’re interested, here are the buy links:

Amazon https://www.amzn.com/B07K4Y7QV6

Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-stone-awakened-judith-sterling/1129823740

iBooks https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-stone-awakened/id1441253802?mt=11

Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-stone-awakened

Amazon UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/Stone-Awakened-Guardians-Erin-Book-ebook/dp/B07K4Y7QV6

Amazon CA https://www.amazon.ca/Stone-Awakened-Guardians-Erin-Book-ebook/dp/B07K4Y7QV6

Amazon AU https://www.amazon.com.au/Stone-Awakened-Guardians-Erin-Book-ebook/dp/B07K4Y7QV6

Medieval Monday ~ THE PIRATE’S JEWEL

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Welcome back to Medieval Monday, and welcome back, Ruth A. Casie!  You might remember, I featured The Pirate’s Jewel a few weeks ago on its release day.  Now we get a peek inside the pages!

If you’re following my excerpt from Shadow of the Swan, you can find the fifth snippet of Robert and Constance’s first encounter on Ruth’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.RuthACasie.blogspot.com

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

Wesley made his way back to Richards and helped roll the last of the barrels up the gangplank.

Richards mopped his brow and looked at the sky.

“I’ll make sure there is no other cargo lingering on the dock while you lash down the barrels, then I’ll rouse the men in the tavern. From the looks of the sky and building wind, you’ll want to leave as soon as possible.” Wesley hurried down the gangplank.

The excerpt continues next week on Cathy MacRae’s blog: https://www.cathymacraeauthor.com/bits-n-bobs-author-blog

You can catch last week’s snippet on Lane McFarland’s blog: https://lanemcfarland.com/blog/

Commenters each week will be entered into a drawing for a free digital copy of Ruth’s work, The Maxwell Ghost.

A little more about The Pirate’s Jewel:

He had walked away from women before, but never with remorse, never with his heart broken.

Wesley Reynolds will do anything to avenge his family’s banishment from Dundhragon Castle even throw in with the notorious pirate, MacAlpin. His plan, ruin Lord Ewan’s trading network. He has a more devious plan for his father’s ‘best friend,’ the man who abandoned them at the eleventh hour. He’ll ruin the man’s most precious jewel, his daughter Darla. Wesley’s so close to ruining the trade network and succeeding he can almost taste it, but revenge is not nearly as sweet as Darla’s kisses.

Darla Maxwell, beloved by her parents has no prospects of marriage. Her father and Lord Ewan search to find her the right husband. Darla’s special gifts are frightening to many. She has visions that often come true. The murky image of a man haunts her, she’s sure it’s Lord Ewan’s soon-to-be son-in-law, but the vision morphs when she meets Wesley. The meaning couldn’t be any clearer to her, her destiny lies with Wesley.

When revelations surface indicating Wesley has been deceived and his revenge misplaced. Will he find the truth of what really happened to his family in time to stop the pirates? Will Darla ever forgive him? Will he ever forgive himself?

Buy the book:  Amazon

See you next Monday!

Pot O’ Gold Book Giveaway ~ N. N. Light’s Book Heaven

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St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, and I’m teaming up with other award-winning and bestselling authors for this golden giveaway on N. N. Light’s Book Heaven. My second medieval romance, Soul of the Wolf, is one of the prizes!

Feeling lucky? Grab a four-leaf clover and enter below. Good luck!

Pot ‘O Gold Book Giveaway: https://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/92db775026

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

 

All Romance Gift Basket Giveaway

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Eight gift cards, 20 paperback books (INCLUDING A SIGNED COPY OF SOUL OF THE WOLF BY YOURS TRULY!), a T-shirt, three mugs, five pieces of jewelry, chocolate from Ireland, a teacup and saucer, book tote, romance calendar, bath bomb, swag galore, and loads of other goodies…that’s what one lucky winner will be awarded as a grand prize in the Romance Gift Basket Giveaway. Enter March 1-22 for your chance to win!

Plus, fill up your shopping basket with page-turning reads at the all romance genres book fair. Every book, 2.99 or less, many FREE. There’s a bonus giveaway, too!

Giveaway entry page:
https://bookwrapt.com/romance-gift-basket-giveaway/

Book Fair page with bonus giveaway:
https://bookwrapt.com/romance-basket-book-fair/

Direct link to Rafflecopter:
http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/b0075a2b99/?

Good luck, everyone!  🙂

Medieval Monday ~ IF MY HEART COULD SEE YOU

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Welcome back to Medieval Monday!  I’m thrilled to have my friend Sherry Ewing here today.  We’re featuring her medieval romance, If My Heart Could See You.

If you’re following my excerpt from Shadow of the Swan, you can find the fourth snippet of Robert and Constance’s first encounter on Sherry’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.sherryewing.com/blog

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

Once again, her hooded head gave no answer whilst she clutched the tartan closer to her, as if it offered the security she stood in need of.

“No? Well, I cannot in all good conscience leave you here to fend for yourself. A name then,” he encouraged, “tell me your name?”

“My n-name?”

Dristan heard her whispered words softly teasing his senses. “Aye, mistress, your name. Surely you have one?”

He stood fascinated as the head of the woman swiveled quickly in his direction. For one brief moment he beheld eyes of violet, reminding him of the heather on the Scottish moors. Still he waited patiently for her answer and yet she provided nothing to give her identity away.

Be sure to leave a comment to be in the running for Sherry’s giveaway – an eCopy of If My Heart Could See You.  A winner will be randomly selected and announced on Medieval Monday, May 6th.

Catch last week’s excerpt here: https://lanemcfarland.com/blog/

Follow her to next week’s blog (March 4th) here: https://www.cathymacraeauthor.com/bits-n-bobs-author-blog

A little more about If My Heart Could See You:

When you’re enemies, does love have a fighting chance?

For Amiria of Berwyck, defeat does not come easily as she watches her home and clan being ripped asunder. When the very enemy who has laid siege to her home demands her fealty, she will do whatever it takes to protect her people including a hastily concocted ruse that quickly begins to unravel. All too soon, she starts to question whether she can forgive herself for betraying those she has sworn to protect.

Dristan of Blackmore, champion knight of King Henry II, has a reputation to uphold as the Devil’s Dragon. After his invading army conquers Berwyck castle, he sets out to manage the newly claimed estate by training its knights in the art of proper defense. At first, everything appears as it should be, or is it? Betrayed by those he believed he could trust, he must first set aside his anger before he can make room in his heart for love.

Together they are tied by an unspoken bond. As they begin to rebuild the land and unite their people, forces beyond their control attempt to tear apart their fragile truce and only time will tell if love will forever bring them together.

Buy the book:

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1LV1qnk

Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/2pNkekK

iBooks: http://bit.ly/1D5NSBw

Kobo: http://bit.ly/1HQzhwH

See you next Monday!