Today’s guest is my friend and popular author, Jenna Jaxon. Jenna’s medieval tales are exciting and tantalizing and guaranteed to sweep you away to the dangerous world of the Middle Ages.


When Lady Alyse de Courcy is betrothed to Sir Geoffrey Longford, she has no choice but
to make the best of a bad bargain. The hulking knight is far from her ideal man, and although he
does possess some wit and charm, he is no match for the sinfully sensual man she secretly
admires, Thomas, Earl of Braeton, her betrothed’s best friend.

From the first, Sir Geoffrey finds himself smitten by Lady Alyse, and, despite her infatuation
with his friend, vows to win her love. When Geoffrey puts his mind to wooing Alyse, he is
delighted to find her succumbing to his seduction. But when cruel circumstances separate them,
Geoffrey must watch helplessly as Thomas steps in to protect Alyse—and falls in love with her

As the three courtiers accompany Princess Joanna to her wedding in Spain, they run headlong
into the Black Plague. With her world plunged into chaos, Alyse struggles with her feelings for
both the men she loves. But which love will survive?


His mouth dropped open, and he could only stare at her in the dying firelight.

“Oh, Alyse, my love,” he gently gathered her into his arms, “were you afraid to give me this news because we are not yet properly wed? But it makes no difference, sweetheart, as we will be married long ere the babe arrives.”

Alyse shook her head as it lay against his chest. “Nay, Geoffrey, ’tis not that that troubles me.”

“Sweetheart, did you think I would not be pleased that you are to bear my child?”

Weariness pressed her down. “Do you remember when we danced at the princess’s banquet in Bordeaux?”

“Aye, my love.”

“That day I started my courses–and that was the last time I had them, in August.” 

For the next part of the excerpt, follow me over to Cathy MacRae’s blog next week.
And to review last week’s installment, see  Sherry Ewing’s blog.


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The talented Cathy MacRae joins us on Medieval Monday today, with a peek at her and DD MacCrae’s recently released, The Prince’s Highland Bride. It’s Book 6 in her highly popular Hardy Heroines Series.

You can find my latest snippet from A Winter Knight at Cathy’s blog:


Free of court intrigue, Phillipe seeks a new start in life. Falling in love was not in his plans. Until he met Maggie MacLaren.

Phillipe de Poitiers, a prince of Antioch, finds himself a breath away from wrongful execution. Risking everything, he leaves behind his crown, his family, his country—and a body sworn to be his by the Bishop, himself.

Free of court intrigue and drawn to Scotland by memories of a woman who once possessed his heart, Phillipe sells his sword to pay for his travels and accepts the task of guarding the daughter of Laird MacLaren.

When Maggie MacLaren’s abusive marriage fails, she wants nothing more than to retire to her childhood home on the banks of Loch Lomond. Trouble follows her, putting her clan in danger, and she travels to the Isle of Hola, placing her safety in the hands of a mysterious mercenary with a haunted smile and a kind heart.

As Maggie and Phillipe struggle with their pasts, love blooms. But when a pirate’s treasure offers a seductive lure, will it free them—or prove the downfall of all they hold dear

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Phillipe grew still. A muscle twitched in his jaw as if he wrestled with his next words. “I will speak with Baron MacLean and his son. ’Tis certes something can be arranged. May I speak for ye?”

Maggie studied the man before her. She trusted him to arrange good terms with the baron on her behalf, but something made her hesitate.

Three children ran excitedly up the trail. “Freya! Freya!”

The mix of languages from the children amused Maggie. She’d been addressed as Lady most of her life, but the Norse equivalent fell strange, though not unpleasant on her ears. She laughed as the three bairns danced about her.

“Freya, Ma says to bring ye home. We’ll have a feast this e’en in yer honor!”


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I’m so happy to welcome my fellow Wild Rose Press author Jana Richards who is celebrating the release on Monday of her new book To Heal a Heart – Book 2 of her Masonville series. If you’ve read Jana’s earlier books, you know this is a wonderful story. If you haven’t read her works before, you are in for a treat. Let’s take a look at To Heal a Heart.

Tagline: Two souls in pain, two hearts in need of rescue.


Garrett Saunders’ world changed two years ago on a road in Afghanistan. Back home, he feels like a stranger. As he struggles to find his place in the world, he meets a horse destined for the slaughterhouse and a woman bent on rescuing the strays of the world, including him.

Blair Greyson moves to Masonville to look after her ailing grandfather and give her rescue horses a home. Right away she butts heads with a surly former Marine. Despite a rocky start, they come to an agreement: Blair will board Garrett’s rescue horse and he’ll help with repairs around her farm.

Garrett finds purpose working with Blair—and falls in love with her. But she’s hiding a secret. Can she forgive herself and accept Garrett’s love, or will she let guilt and regret continue to rule her life?


He pushed himself to his feet, disconcerted by his unsteadiness. He made a few halting steps toward the gate as Blair ran into the yard.

“I forgot my sweater,” she said, grabbing the garment from the back of a chair and slipping it on. “It’s cooler than I thought. Are you sure you don’t want to watch the fireworks with us?”

“No, I—”

His words were cut off by a loud explosion, and his only thought was that he had to protect Blair. He grabbed her and threw her to the ground, covering her body with his. He was under attack. Why was Blair in Afghanistan? How could he keep her safe?

Through the chaos and noise he heard her muffled voice beneath him. “Garrett, you’re crushing me.”

He shifted his weight slightly. “Shh. I’m sorry. You have to stay down and quiet. I can’t let them hurt you.”

She stopped struggling. “Who’s going to hurt me?”

“Can’t you hear the mortar fire? I have to protect you.”

Her hand rubbed his back in gentle circles. “It’s all right, Garrett. It’s only fireworks. It can’t hurt us. We’re safe here.”

He lifted his head and looked around. He was in Cole and Lauren’s back yard in Masonville. There were no bombs, no shelling, no Taliban. He looked down into Blair’s face, into the pity in her eyes. He rolled off her, disgusted with himself.

Disgusted and scared. He was losing his mind.


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When Jana Richards read her first romance novel, she immediately knew two things: she had to commit the stories running through her head to paper, and they had to end with a happily ever after. She also knew she’d found what she was meant to do. Since then she’s never met a romance genre she didn’t like. She writes contemporary romance, romantic suspense, and historical romance set in World War Two, in lengths ranging from short story to full length novel. Just for fun, she throws in generous helpings of humor, and the occasional dash of the paranormal. Her paranormal romantic suspense “Seeing Things” was a 2008 EPPIE finalist.

In her life away from writing, Jana is an accountant/admin assistant, a mother to two grown daughters, and a wife to her husband Warren. She enjoys golf, yoga, movies, concerts, travel and reading, not necessarily in that order. She and her husband live in Winnipeg, Canada. She loves to hear from readers and can be reached through her website at

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