It's Medieval Monday and the I have the amazing writing duo of Cathy & DD MacRae with The Highlander's Crusader Bride, book 3 in the Hardy Heroines Series. An especially intriguing title. And even more intriguing is this snippet! Enjoy ;)
In case you missed last week's snippet, you can still find it on Jenna Jaxon's blog:
Alone at last, he quickly ducked around a pillar and edged toward the stairs. The couples partly cloaked in the shadows paid no attention as he slipped past. Within moments he found himself at Arbela’s door.
He tapped on the doorframe and she allowed him inside, closing and latching the door securely behind him. He stared at her, enigmatic in her wedding finery, clothing meant to draw a man’s eye. The scooped neckline was demure, but she’d removed the fantastic ruby necklace, and her skin glowed, bare and heaving gently as she breathed.
Join me next week on Mary Morgan’s blog http://www.marymorganauthor.com for the next excerpt from The Highlander’s Crusader Bride!
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. Though 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.
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