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Medieval Romance Monday featuring Swords, Secrets, & Seduction

Swords, Secrets, & Seduction

For this week’s Medieval Romance Monday we are featuring Swords, Secrets, & Seduction – a collection of 4 medieval romance novels. This set is available on Amazon now for only $0.99 cents!

From USA Today and Bestselling authors that you love! This set includes these four full-length novels –

THE TAMING OF MAIRI MACKENZIE by Sue-Ellen Welfonder
The fate of a battle-weary warrior depends on a mysterious woman, but when they join forces, the passion that consumes them poses a greater threat: a forbidden love so powerful it could destroy them.

LORD OF ILLUSION by Elizabeth Rose –
A lady on the run is looking to escape her betrothed, and a thief is looking to escape his life. Passion and love blooms between two people who shouldn’t be together, when they find each other’s life more intriguing than their own.

CHAMPION OF THE HEART by Laurel O’Donnell
He is an outcast THIEF known as the Black Fox, vowing revenge against those who unjustly stripped his father of his knighthood and lands. She is the PROTECTOR of the orphaned children of her village, promising to bring the Black Fox to justice for his dark deeds. Can Fox uncover the sinister secrets from their past and become the champion of his lady’s heart?

FOLLOW YOUR HEART by Ruth Kaufman
Joanna Peyntor sees the world through the jewel-like windows she creates, with her only goal to save her glass-painting workshop from ruin. Sir Adrian Bedford will do anything to restore his family name and estate. When irresistible passion makes their marriage of convenience inconvenient, will his dangerous secrets keep them from following their hearts?

ABOUT THE AUTHORS –

USA Today bestselling author SUE-ELLEN WELFONDER loves Scotland, medieval history, Celtic legend and lore, the paranormal, and animals. She also writes as Allie Mackay and lives on Florida’s southwest coast with her husband and her muse, Snuggles the writer cat.

ELIZABETH ROSE is the author of over 55 books, an amazon all-star, and in the top 100 of amazon’s most popular, bestselling authors. Visit her website at http://elizabethrosenovels.com.

LAUREL O’DONNELL has won numerous awards for her works, including the Holt Medallion for A Knight of Honor and the Happily Ever After contest for Angel’s Assassin. She finds precious time every day to escape into the medieval world and bring her characters to life in her writing. Visit Laurel’s website at www.laurel-odonnell.com

RUTH KAUFMAN is a Chicago author, on-camera and voiceover talent and speaker who enjoys chocolate peanut butter milkshakes and singing in a symphony chorus. Accolades include 2016 Bookseller’s Best Award Best Historical and Best First Book winner and RWA® Golden Heart® winner.

 

 

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Medieval Romance Monday featuring My Noble Knight by Laurel O’Donnell

My Noble Knight by Laurel O'Donnel
For this week’s Medieval Romance Monday we are featuring My Noble Knight by award winning medieval romance author Laurel O’Donnell.

Layne Fletcher, the only girl in a family of three boys, has grown up learning to use a sword and joust, but she is not a knight. She and her brothers have been traveling from tourney to tourney to make enough coin to buy their own farm to shelter their ailing father. When her brother is found unconscious before an important tournament, Layne takes his place on the jousting field against…

Griffin Wolfe, the undefeated jousting champion. When he is unhorsed by a slip of a woman who is not a knight, he demands retribution. His honor will not allow him to let a woman be thrown in the dungeon and he has no choice but to pay her fine, ordering her to travel with him until her brothers can repay him. Griffin attempts to educate Layne in the art of being a woman, but finds he is attracted to her exciting personality and uncommon beauty despite her less than lady like ways.

But someone is trying to sabotage Griffin as he competes in the tournaments. Can Layne and Griffin discover who the culprit is while keeping their families safe and their growing attraction secret?

My Noble Knight is available on Amazon

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Medieval Romance Monday – featuring A Stormy Knight by Amy Mullen

A Stormy Knight by Amy Mullen

A Stormy Knight by Amy Mullen

For this week’s Medieval Romance Monday, we are featuring A Stormy Knight by Amy Mullen.

Here is what Amy had to say about her first novel.

How A Stormy Knight Came To Be

A common question I get about my first book, A Stormy Knight, is about how I came up with the story. I think those inquiring want a moment when I saw something or heard something that triggered the story in my mind, but sadly, I do not remember that moment – if I even had one. That answer is not all that exciting or interesting. I cannot seem to dredge up the moment when inspiration struck.

Next, they ask how I found the time to write it. I have two kids – one is twelve and one is four. My husband sometimes has to work long hours away from home, and I have had back problems in the past that made life difficult. Sometimes it can be really hard to explain that writing, for some people, is just something you have to do whether you have time or not.

I started writing at a young age. I wrote a contemporary in my twenties that I never sent out. I stopped writing for a while after that. Years later, after the premature birth of my son, I was feeling old and beat up, and I was in a lot of pain. Household chores were difficult. Caring for a baby in my mid-thirties was trying because my back injury made even the simplest things hard to do. I could take care of the needs of my children, but the dishes had to wait. I could fill and run the washer, but could not empty it. I folded the dry clothes, but putting them in drawers was hard. My life at this time was a mix of extreme happiness and pain-fueled depression.

A Stormy Knight was born of this time. Today, life is so much better. In fact, I would call it wonderful. Thankfully, my back has been corrected with surgery and is in much better shape. I think the wide ranging emotions I had going on at that time led me to finally start writing the story I wanted to tell. It took two years. I would snatch an hour here and there to write because that was all that I could carve out. It became my release for things that were sometimes beyond my control. It took pain and conflict for the dam to break and the story to pour out.

As for finding the time now, I still have to grab the time when I can. I won’t write when my kids are awake because I become so involved in the story everything else disappears. They deserve my attention and they get it. I do try to do some promo work while they are playing or otherwise engaged, but the writing waits until bedtime. I write at night and sometimes during my son’s afternoon nap. I have to make it a priority or it’ll never get done. I can’t wait until I have time to do it, because that elusive free time never comes willingly.

Though I cannot say for sure, I would wager parts of A Stormy Knight and the personalities of Gemma and Nicholas came from how daunting life was for me a few years ago. Some people exercise or turn to a vice to rid themselves of terrible moods and feelings. I simply pound them out on a keyboard. Now that I have discovered I do have stories to tell, I don’t need a bad back and depression to get going. I just know those things drove me at first. I made it work. I needed it to work. I think A Stormy Knight helped get me through that time. I needed the happy ending as much as my characters did.  

Here is an excerpt from A Stormy Knight:

“You defy me,” he said as he spun around to face her, “and you do it at every opportunity. You have caused me great pain, and I will have no more of it. You lead my men astray and cause them to be weak. I cannot be lord with you undermining my authority within these walls!”

Gemma steadied her voice, her only option clear, “I shall leave then. I will go to my uncle in Wales. We shall remain married. There is nothing that can change that, so your hold on this land is secure. ‘Tis all you care for. I once loved it here, but living with a man who does not know how to trust me is too much to bear.”

“You are my wife, like it or hate it, and you will do as you are told! You will stay out of my way, and you will not step foot outside of the keep until I say so.” His entire body was tense, his voice harsh.

“Nay,” she said while lifting her chin, “I shall leave. What you do not know, Nicholas de Reymes, is that I love you.”

He froze as she spoke but did not say anything.

“And because of that love” she continued, tears falling in earnest, “I can no longer abide this life. For the second time, loving you has been a mistake. My feelings betray me, and they anger you. I will be gone before I cause you more pain. I will take Isabel with me, and my father can come when he is up to travel. All I ask is you treat him well in my absence.”

“You will do no such thing!” he said. “It makes no sense, and I will not have you telling me what you are going to do. You are my wife, and you will do as I say. I will keep you safe, and I cannot do that if you are not here.”

“‘Tis not up to you,” she said, her voice low, “and you will not stop me. I love you, but I must be stronger than love. I realize now you feel I am the cause of all pain here. ‘Tis only right I lift the burden and leave so all who reside here are safe.” She abruptly left the room, unable to face him for a moment longer.

You can read a free preview of A Stormy Knight right here on Medieval Romances.

 

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