In this fifth week of the Spring 2021 excerpt tour, I’m so happy to welcome the delightful and talented Anastasia Abboud. Anastasia is bringing us a look at the First Kiss for her hero from 14th Century and heroine from 21st Century in her exciting time travel romance, TREMORS. Please stop by Anastasia’s blog to read my excerpt from The Lady of the Forest:

(For easy access to authors taking part in this round of Medieval Monday tales, visit the Medieval Romance Lovers Facebook page. Authors will post their blog links there.  You can also find us on Twitter at #MedMonSpring21 .)


In the infinite vastness of time – past, present, future, past – love would prevail.

A Norse farmer crashes into this century from fourteenth-century Scotland. How did it happen? Why did he escape the plague when the rest of his family died? He should have died with them.

Three years later, Lachlann is no closer to the truth. His body has healed. He has a job and a place to lay his head at night. He has even learned a little modern English. If he could just figure out how to go back, he might be able to save his family, save his son. But he still can’t read, is still tormented by throbbing headaches and nightmares. Maybe he died after all. Maybe he’s in hell.

Deidre became a medieval history professor because of a treasured family heirloom, the medieval drawing of a farmer that she loved since childhood. Too bad she couldn’t have married him instead of the lying, vicious cheat who had almost ruined her life. Almost.

But would there be an angel in hell?

With a new life in a new city, she has moved forward. She doesn’t need anyone, especially a man. But she can’t seem to ignore her new neighbor, a gorgeous giant with a strange accent, haunted eyes, and a shocking resemblance to her medieval ploughman.

How can she erase the tormented look in his eyes? If only he would confide in her. 

But is she prepared to do the same? To explain how she lost everything – her job, her family, her self-respect – because of her own, poor choices?

And why does she have the feeling that she could lose it all again?

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“Medicine and technology are incredible,” he added, “but people still die.”

She nodded. “We might have conquered the plague, but so many other frightening diseases have come along to challenge doctors and scientists. Life has never been simple. Humankind has always struggled, always fought, always will.”

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  1. Pretty much in the same situation today as back then.
    Sorry, I’m a day late.

  2. Hi Anastasia, I love having you here today. Poor Lachlann, waking up to such a different time. That line is great–Would there be an angel in Hell? Have a fabulous week 🙂

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