MEDIEVAL MONDAY: WELCOME AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR ASHLEY YORK AND HER DAUGHTER OF THE OVERKING

My friend, award-winning Ashley York is here today for the final guest post for our theme Celebration. Next week the theme completes with each author posting the end of the extended excerpt on her own blog. But now, take a look at Ashley’s delightful snippet from her latest exciting Ireland-set story, Daughter of the Overking, Book 3 of the Warrior King Series.

Blurb:

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. 

Available in e-book or paperback  https://www.ashleyyorkauthor.com/daughter-of-the-king

To read the penultimate snippet from my For This Knight Only, visit Ashley’s blog: https://www.ashleyyorkauthor.com/blog

Excerpt:

That word again… Darragh smacked his hand to his forehead. “Prepared. It sounds like a chicken rather than a wife.”

Tadhg smirked. “Mayhap we can resist a wee bit ourselves.”

Searching his father’s face for any show that he hadn’t understood his meaning was met by a beaming expression. “What d’ye have in mind?”

“A celebration. That’s what this should be.”

For the exciting ending of the excerpt, visit Ashley’s blog next week. https://www.ashleyyorkauthor.com/blog

And be sure to stop in here next week for the final installment of Roark and Alyss’s excerpt from For This Knight Only.

Here’s where you can find my excerpts throughout the round.

Nov. 25:          https://www.laurel-odonnell.com/blog.html

Dec. 2              https://www.marymorganauthor.com/blog

Dec. 9              https://bambilynnblog.wordpress.com/

Dec. 16            https://sherryewing.com/blog/

Dec. 23            http://ruthacasie.blogspot.com/

Dec. 30            https://judithmarshallauthor.com/blog/

Jan. 6               https://www.cathymacraeauthor.com/bits-n-bobs-author-blog

Jan. 13             http://lanemcfarland.com/blog/

Jan. 20             https://www.ashleyyorkauthor.com/blog

Jan. 27             http://www.barbarabettis.com/index.php/blog/

And here is the video for the Winter 2019 Medieval Monday line up. It’s created by one of our talent members, Ruth A. Casie

MEDIEVAL MONDAY: LANE McFARLAND BRINGS “CAMERON” TO THE CELEBRATION

Today’s guest on Medieval Monday is my good friend, Lane McFarland. Lane’s Celebration excerpt comes from Cameron, Book I of her wonderful series The Daughters of Alastair MacDougall. If you like strong, courageous heroines, you’ll love Cameron.

Lane McFarland, Cameron, The Daughters of Alastair MacDougall,Highlanders, Scotland, Medieval Monday, Medieval Romance, Historical Romance, Strong heroines

Blurb:

Cameron MacDougall has devoted her life to the healing arts. She’s long rebelled against her father’s feuding ways, but when Robert Graham abducts her, she’s finds herself at the center of the dispute between their families. She expects the anger she feels, not the simmering attraction to the powerful warrior, or the love she develops for his clan.

Determined to band Scots together against English tyranny, Laird Robert Graham seals a truce with his feuding neighbor, the MacDougalls. But after his brother is nearly killed in a treacherous attack, Graham kidnaps the laird’s daughter in an act of revenge.

Can she stop further violence between the clans with her escape? Or will she find her surrender leads to a lasting peace and her own heart’s desire?

Buy Link: Amazon

He slid his palms down her arms and back up. She closed her eyes, relishing the feel of his warm hands. “I like to come here to think.”

Raised voices below caught their attention. Robert leaned over her shoulder to see the commotion, pressing himself fully against her back. He chuckled, and vibrations rumbled from his thick chest. She grew lightheaded from his proximity, or mayhap she’d consumed too much ale. Regardless, she needed to get away from him. She couldn’t trust herself not to turn in his arms and sink into his embrace.
Follow along next week on Cathy MacRae’s blog at https://www.cathymacraeauthor.com/bits-n-bobs-author-blog

For a review of last week’s snippet, check our Lane’s post on Sherry Ewing’s blog: https://sherryewing.com/blog/


And you find my excerpt snippet at Lane’s today: www.lanemcfarland.com

Here’s where you can find my excerpts throughout the round.

Nov. 25:          https://www.laurel-odonnell.com/blog.html

Dec. 2              https://www.marymorganauthor.com/blog

Dec. 9              https://bambilynnblog.wordpress.com/

Dec. 16            https://sherryewing.com/blog/

Dec. 23            http://ruthacasie.blogspot.com/

Dec. 30            https://judithmarshallauthor.com/blog/

Jan. 6               https://www.cathymacraeauthor.com/bits-n-bobs-author-blog

Jan. 13             http://lanemcfarland.com/blog/

Jan. 20             https://www.ashleyyorkauthor.com/blog

Jan. 27             http://www.barbarabettis.com/index.php/blog/

And here is the video for the Winter 2019 Medieval Monday line up. It’s created by one of our talent members, Ruth A. Casie

MEDIEVAL MONDAY: CATHY MACRAE SPOTLIGHTS THE HIGHLANDER’S CRUSADER BRIDE

The new year is here–can you believe it? I haven’t written any checks yet, so I haven’t been challenged with writing the wrong year. But that time will come.

And another time is coming als0–the closing out of the Winter Medieval Monday Theme, Celebrations. Only four more weeks until we wrap up this go-round.

To Welcome the New Year and start our last month of Celebration excerpts, Cathy MacRae joins us with her and DD MacRae’s wonderful new book, THE HIGHLANDER’S CRUSADER BRIDE. the book introduces the new Hardy Heroines Series.

BLURB:

Born in the Holy Land to a life of danger and adventure, Arbela MacLean is not the bride Caelen expected.)

Born in the Holy Land only a few years after the Third Crusade, half-Armenian, half-Scot Arbela MacLean is a true daughter of the desert, beautiful and untamed. Trained to be a warrior to avoid her gentle mother’s fate, Arbela has honed her skills with Turkish bow and arrow, sword, and throwing darts—and dreads the day her father choses a man for her to marry.

After more than thirty years in the Holy Land, Donal MacLean, Baron of Batroun, is recalled to Scotland, the last son available to take up leadership of clan MacLean. He brings with him knights, treasure, trade—and a daughter of marriageable age.

Caelen MacKern, known as the Bull of the Highlands, is cynical about women. His first marriage formed an alliance, and he did not grieve when his spoiled, immature bride passed away. He has agreed to marry again—against his better judgement—for the men, means, and coin to recover from a devastating pestilence that all but wiped out his clan.

More than a little resentful at finding himself forced to remarry, Caelen’s proposal to Donal MacLean’s headstrong daughter nevertheless piques her interest. Each will receive what they want most from life—the ability to live as they please without interference from a meddling spouse. But their marriage of indifference will soon change to one of passion that neither Arbela nor Caelen could have predicted.

Buy links:

Amazon: https://www.amzn.com/dp/B0762TL89Z

B&N: http://bit.ly/THCBB_N

Kobo: http://bit.ly/THCB_Kobo

EXCERPT:

Red-faced, Father Sachairi mumbled the words. “Ego conjungo vos in matrimonium in nomine Patris et Filii et Spiritus Sancti. Amen.”

“Amen,” Arbela responded, head bowed. She hoped she appeared demure—correcting a priest at one’s own wedding was not something done lightly. But she kept her head bent until she could control the mirth that threatened to erupt wildly at the error.

Follow Cathy for next week’s snippet on Ashley York’s blog: https://www.ashleyyorkauthor.com

For a review of last week’s snippet, check out http://www.laurel-odonnell.com/blog.html

My excerpt snippet for this week can be found on Cathy’s blog:    https://www.cathymacraeauthor.com/bits-n-bobs-author-blog

Here’s where you can find my excerpts throughout the round.

Nov. 25:          https://www.laurel-odonnell.com/blog.html

Dec. 2              https://www.marymorganauthor.com/blog

Dec. 9              https://bambilynnblog.wordpress.com/

Dec. 16            https://sherryewing.com/blog/

Dec. 23            http://ruthacasie.blogspot.com/

Dec. 30            https://judithmarshallauthor.com/blog/

Jan. 6               https://www.cathymacraeauthor.com/bits-n-bobs-author-blog

Jan. 13             http://lanemcfarland.com/blog/

Jan. 20             https://www.ashleyyorkauthor.com/blog

Jan. 27             http://www.barbarabettis.com/index.php/blog/

And here is the video for the Winter 2019 Medieval Monday line up. It’s created by one of our talent members, Ruth A. Casie

Scroll to Top