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- A Knight With Mercy – Laurel O’Donnell
- Beloved in His Eyes by Laurel O’Donnell
- The Bravest of Them All – Laurel O’Donnell
- A Knight With Grace – Laurel O’Donnell
- The Bride and the Brute – Laurel O’Donnell – a free romance eBook
- A Knight of Honor – Laurel O’Donnell
- Angel’s Assassin – Laurel O’Donnell
- Cherished Protector of Her Heart by Laurel O’Donnell
- Champion of the Heart – Laurel O’Donnell
- Midnight Shadow – Laurel O’Donnell
- My Noble Knight – Laurel O’Donnell
- The Angel and the Prince – Laurel O’Donnell
- The Lady and the Falconer – Laurel O’Donnell
- A Knight’s Duty – Dana D’Angelo
- A Knight’s Reward – Catherine Kean
- A Knight’s Vengeance – Catherine Kean
- A Knight’s Temptation – Catherine Kean
- A Man Of Value – Anna Markland
- A Stormy Knight – Amy Mullen
- At His Command – Historical Romance Version – Ruth Kaufman
- At His Command – Inspirational Version – Ruth Kaufman
- Black Sword – Kathryn Le Veque
- Bound By His Kiss – Catherine Kean
- Carried Away – Anna Markland
- Chatelaine of Forez – Vijaya Schartz
- Conquering Passion – Anna Markland
- Dance of Desire – Catherine Kean
- Defiant Passion – Anna Markland
- Dark and Bright – Anna Markland
- Dark Under the Cover of Night – Jayne Castel
- Highlander – Cathleen Ross
- If Love Dares Enough – Anna Markland
- Lady of Luxembourg – Vijaya Schartz
- Lady of the Mist – Elizabeth Rose
- Lady Renegade – Elizabeth Rose
- Lord of the Blade – Elizabeth Rose
- Lord of Illusion – Elizabeth Rose
- My Lady’s Treasure – Catherine Kean
- One True Knight – Dana D’Angelo
- Pagan Queen – Vijaya Schartz
- Passion In The Blood – Anna Markland
- Prequel – Daughters of the Dagger – Elizabeth Rose (Daughters of the Dagger Series)
- Princess of Bretagne – Vijaya Schartz
- Redefining Rayne – Amy Mullen
- Ruby – Book 1 of the Daughters of the Dagger Series – Elizabeth Rose
- Sapphire – Book 2 of the Daughters of the Dagger Series – Elizabeth Rose
- Amber – Book 3 of the Daughters of the Dagger Series – Elizabeth Rose
- Amethyst – Book 4 of the Daughters of the Dagger Series – Elizabeth Rose
- Seducing Sigefroi – Vijaya Schartz
- Sweet Taste of Love – Anna Markland
- The Courageous Heart – Merry Farmer
- The Dragon and the Dreamwalker – Elizabeth Rose
- The Duke and the Dryad – Elizabeth Rose
- The Faithful Heart – Merry Farmer
- The Loyal Heart – Merry Farmer
- The Promise – A Medieval Christmas Novella – Dana D’Angelo
- The Sheik and the Siren – Elizabeth Rose
- The Sword and the Sylph – Elizabeth Rose
- The Winds Of The Heavens – Anna Markland
- Viking Fire – Andrea R. Cooper
- Wild Viking Princess – Anna Markland
Monthly Archives: October 2012
A Knight’s Temptation is the third book in Catherine’s A Knight’s Series.
You can read a sample excerpt from A Knight’s Temptation right here on Medieval Romances.
You can read a sample excerpt of A Knight of Honor right here on Medieval Romances.
Here is a great post that medieval romance author Dana D’Angelo has offered to share with us here on Medieval Romances:
Knights and Romance by Dana D’Angelo
“There’s something about a knight in shining armor that is just so darn sexy.
He’s the ultimate hero who’s on a quest to protect and champion the less fortunate, fighting bravely and fiercely on behalf of God, his home and country. Even though he’s skilled at unhorsing an opponent while carrying a 13ft lance, he also has talents in the more gentle arts such as dancing and singing. And of course we can’t forget the fact that he admires women and holds them to the highest esteem.
For me, it’s not the political intrigue that interests me, but the love and lives of these extraordinary warriors. In my new book One True Knight I try to capture the essence of what a knight stands for.
Experts believe that during the early medieval period, these warriors were courteous and civil toward their enemies of war. This behavior was applauded and encouraged by the authorities of the time, and a chivalric code of conduct was formed.
Troubadours helped spread the ideas of chivalry as they went from place to place reciting poems of courtly love. Some time during the 13th century romance stories such as the legendary tales of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table gained popularity. We don’t know for a fact whether King Arthur really existed, but we do know that these stories further influenced the way a knight behaved toward their enemies, and toward women.
Then as more knights committed to the ideals of chivalry, it was necessary to develop and follow a strict code of conduct for courtly love. A knight, for example, would single out a woman — usually one that was already married. He would worship her from afar, dedicating long love poems, and professing his eternal love and loyalty toward her. To prove his devotion, he would perform dangerous and courageous feats in order to impress her.
As I write this post, I recall a picture of a parade shield that I came across while doing research for my book. On the shield, there was an image of a knight kneeling before his lady, and the motto stretched across the top were: You or Death.
Now, if that’s not true devotion, then what is?”
You can read more about One True Knight right here on Medieval Romances.
And remember to keep an eye out for the other upcoming books in Dana’s The Knights of Honor Trilogy.