MEDIEVAL MONDAY: SPRING ’21 EXCERPT TOUR DRAWS TO A CLOSE WITH THE EXCITING TALE OF LEIF, VIKING GLORY BOOK I

Incredible, isn’t it, that three and a half months have passed since the beginning of the Spring ’21 Medieval Monday Excerpt Tour? But it’s true. Today is the 14th and final excerpt snippet of our exchanges. We’ve had fantastic new authors join the fantastic core writers this round and I’m certain you’ve found some new books to enjoy and authors to follow. Our authors are working on books to be out soon, so be sure to keep an eye out for our next Medieval Monday round, to give you a chance for a sneak peek at new books–as well as some old favorites. Bidding farewell to the Spring visit today, I’m happy to welcome one of our new authors, talented Celeste Barclay, whose current book is an exciting tale of a Viking Warrior. Here’s a look at Leif, Viking Glory Book I

You can find the final installment of my The Lady of the Forest at Celeste Barclay’s blog: www.celestebarclay.com/blog

And check out all the authors taking part in the tour today. Go to Medieval Romance Lovers | Facebook A link to each author’s blog will be posted there. And don’t forget to stop by the FB page each Friday for a chance at a free book

BLURB:

Fate brought them together. Free will binds them.

After months at sea, Leif Ivarrson wants nothing more than to revel in the comforts of home. Yet when word arrives that a new threat has invaded their land, Leif is forced to take up his sword once more. Tasked with rescuing a jarl’s niece, Sigrid, from this malicious enemy, Leif departs on a journey that will alter the course of his fate. 

Since she was a young girl, Sigrid Torbensdóttir’s visions have been both a blessing and a curse. Now a grown woman and powerful seer, she knew enemies would come for her, eager to exploit her gift. Yet her visions taught her that fate could not be denied or ignored. As she had foreseen it, the heroic Viking would save her and sweep them both up in the raging storm of inescapable destiny. 

Drawn together by the will of the gods, Leif and Sigrid battle to save their people from a rival tribe’s scramble for power. Will their blossoming love survive the tests of war and family? Can a match created by fate withstand the machinations of man?

Can Prince Hawkyns’s bravery and Derry’s powers end the reign of the devil-beast’s terror?

Set sail for adventure in this steamy Viking romance sure to leave you breathless! Norse lore meets passion and intrigue in Leif, written by Celeste Barclay! 

Buy Links: www.books2read.com/leifvikingglory

EXCERPT:

“That isn’t the case at all. You must remember I have an advantage, and it’s not one I want to abuse. I have known you since I was nine even if we’d never met before. It feels like I’ve grown up with you. I’ve not only seen the events of your life, but I’ve often felt them too. It’s not a question of whether I wish to wed, but more of whether you would want to wed me knowing I’m already well acquainted with you when you know nothing of me. Will you wed me because that’s what fate has foretold?”

“I would have us become better acquainted. There’s something that draws me to you. I feel it, and I believe it’s the will of the gods and something unique to you. I don’t know how to describe it, and I don’t yet understand it, but neither do I want to ignore it. However, this development will infuriate my father. His warning to stay away from you was explicit.”

Check out last week’s with Mary Morgan: https://www.marymorganauthor.com/blog

Follow the excerpt from the very beginning, starting with the first snippet on Celeste Barclay’s blog: www.celestebarclay.com/blog
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And don’t forget to drop by the Medieval Romance Lovers Facebook page each Friday for a chance at a free book! Just make a comment on the weekly topic posted and you’ll be entered in the drawing.

MEDIEVAL MONDAY: DARYL DEVORE CASTS A SPELL WITH HER PARANORMAL THE LAST DRAGON

Our Springtime blog exchanges are nearly over. This is the penultimate post and I’m thrilled to welcome one of the group’s newest members, Daryl Devoré  . Her fascinating medieval fantasy pits a disillusioned knight against a power sorcerer’s creation of three powerful dragons to save a heroine who’s been shunned for her own powers. Here’s a tantalizing look at the The Last Dragon by Daryl Devoré .

You can find the next installment of my The Lady of the Forest at https://daryldevore.blogspot.com/

And check out all the authors taking part in the tour today. Go to Medieval Romance Lovers | Facebook A link to each author’s blog will be posted there. And don’t forget to stop by the FB page each Friday for a chance at a free book.

TagLine – A prince. A sorceress. And a heart-breaking secret.

BLURB:

What do dragons, knights and romance have in common? Grab a copy of multi-published author Daryl Devore’s medieval fantasy romance – The Last Dragon and discover the answer.

A sorcerer craving dominance merged with a dragon, the power overwhelmed him causing him to split into three dragons. Demora ruled thought, but was lost in time. Yidithe offered protection, shining like the light of the sun. Ayrradex craved chaos, revelling in destroying souls. 

Many knights died, attempting to slay the devil beast. One knight, Prince Hawkyns, did not fear death. He’d lost everything. Away on a mission when Ayrradex attacked his father’s kingdom, Penrythe, Hawkyns returned to find his noble father – feeble and defeated. His wise mother – crazed. His beautiful wife and unborn child – dead. Only a pile of ashes remained for him to bury. He knelt before his King and vowed to slay the devil-beast or be slain. 

Derry was born with powers that terrified her parents. They delivered her to a nunnery to be raised in secret. Jathe, a wise sorceress, discovered the young girl and trained her to one day use the secret hidden in her soul.

Legends spoken around campfires hinted the sole way to destroy Ayrradex was when the hearts of a knight and a golden dragon became one. But after a vicious battle with Ayrradex, the golden dragon was thought to be dead. 

Can Prince Hawkyns’s bravery and Derry’s powers end the reign of the devil-beast’s terror?

Buy Links:

Amazon – ebook – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08QPW4CVF

Amazon – print – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08QRVJ59P

Books2read – universal link – ebook – https://books2read.com/The-Last-Dragon

Books2read –universal link – print –  https://books2read.com/The-Last-Dragon-

EXCERPT:

After dismounting, Hawkyns led both horses inside and showed Derry a small bench. With relief at being out of the cold rain, she sat.

Hawkyns tended to the horses. He moved effortlessly and did not settle until they had been watered, fed and had a warm bed for the night.

Chores complete, he sat next to her. She tried to still the trembles, but she was too chilled from the storm. He rubbed his hands along her arms, trying to create heat.

“We cannot have a fire to warm us, but I can make a bed in the hay. Uh…” He seemed mystified. Relief poured over him as she answered the question he did not know how to ask.

See last week’s snippet on Mary Morgan’s blog – https://www.marymorganauthor.com/blog

Follow along next week on Cathy MacRae’s blog –  https://www.cathymacraeauthor.com/bits-n-bobs-author-blo
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And don’t forget to drop by the Medieval Romance Lovers Facebook page each Friday for a chance at a free book! Just make a comment on the weekly topic posted and you’ll be entered in the drawing.

MEDIEVAL MONDAY: SETTLE IN FOR THE LUSHNESS OF A HIGHLAND AUTUMN BY SOPHIA NYE

Goodness, it seems impossible that this is the third to last week for the spring rounds of Medieval Monday. And you’ll definitely be intrigues by A Highland Autumn, by Sophia Nye, this week’s feature. This is Book One in her Seasons of Scotland series, and I’m sure you’ll agree that, judging by this beginning, the series will be an exciting one.

You can find the next installment of my The Lady of the Forest at Sophia’s blog today: http://www.sophianyewrites.com/blog

Don’t forget to check out all the authors taking part in the tour today. Go to Medieval Romance Lovers | Facebook A link to each author’s blog will be posted there. And don’t forget to stop by the FB page each Friday for a chance at a free book.

Tagline: A murder, a mix-up, and a midnight missive make for one unforgettable Highland romance…

Blurb:

When a fiery, red-haired Englishwoman falls for the laird’s charming, off-limits son, their passion ignites a fire that threatens to engulf the clan.

Ronan Calder, eldest son of Clan Calder’s laird, is going to stay as far away from marriage as he can get. After losing his mother and beloved sister during childbirth, Ronan knows there is no way he could ever inflict such a fate upon any woman. Things get a little complicated when he meets the enchanting new scholar and mistakes her for his future bride. 

Adelina Matheson has every intention of becoming the first female scholar at Oxford, and the quick wit to prove it. The only thing she’s missing is permission to attend lectures. When the masters challenge Adelina to serve as advisor to a Highland laird in exchange for entry, she is left with little choice. She agrees to the challenge – surely she can manage such a simple task to prove herself.

Except that once Adelina arrives at Calder Keep, she realizes that nothing about her task is simple. She must battle her alarming attraction to the laird’s handsome son while enduring the laird’s beastly temper. The only other Englishwoman is also her competition for Ronan’s affection, and the entire clan is under threat of attack at the upcoming Samhain celebration. Can Ronan and Adelina put aside their personal troubles and save Clan Calder, or will they doom the entire clan?

Buy link:

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08L8PRG18

EXCERPT:

She pressed herself so tightly against him that he could feel every curve of her, awakening a need he had long sought to avoid. He teased her lips apart with his tongue, greedily tasting her until she let out a sultry sigh. Ronan pushed the kiss deeper and deeper until it threatened to rob him of all sense.

Reluctantly, he finally pulled away, her fingers still laced in the hair at the nape of his neck. Those lips of hers were bright pink now, swollen and full after such a thorough kissing. He couldn’t fathom what he ought to say next, nor could he afford to contemplate what such a moment might mean over the coming days.

Her bright blue eyes, clouded with a desire to match his own, searched his face. She looked far too sad for a lass who was in the arms of a man.

See last week’s snippet on Mary Morgan’s blog: https://www.marymorganauthor.com/blog

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

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And don’t forget to drop by the Medieval Romance Lovers Facebook page each Friday for a chance at a free book! Just make a comment on the weekly topic posted and you’ll be entered in the drawing.

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