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#MedMonWin19 Judith Sterling

This series of first encounters for Medieval Monday is just flying by. This is week #10 but don't worry, it's not too late to leave a comment and be entered into a drawing for a #FREE e-copy.

Today I have Judith Sterling with a snippet from Shadow of the Swan, book three in The Novels of Ravenwood series. Two souls in need of healing. Two hearts destined to beat as one. Enjoy :)


She took a deep breath. “How long are you in Newcastle?”

“No time at all. We’re returning from Seacrest, my eldest brother’s estate, and only stopped here overnight. We leave for Ravenwood within the hour.”

“Northwest. Good. Would you be willing to ride farther?”

He arched an eyebrow. “How much farther?”

“To Nihtscua.”

“As a messenger?”

She glanced around and lowered her voice. “As my escort. If I’m to travel safely, I’ll need one.”

Leave a comment for a chance to win a signed print copy of Shadow of the Swan, and follow along next week on Mary Morgan’s blog.


Lady Constance de Bret was determined to be a nun, until shadows from the past eclipsed her present. Marriage is the safest option, but she insists on a spiritual union, in which physical intimacy is forbidden. Not so easy with a bridegroom who wields unparalleled charm! But a long-buried secret could taint his affection and cloak her in shadow forever.

Back from the Crusades, Sir Robert le Donjon craves a home of his own and children to inherit it. From the moment he meets Constance, he feels a mysterious bond between them. When she’s threatened, he vows to protect her and agrees to the spiritual marriage, with the hope of one day persuading her to enjoy a “real” one. She captivates him but opens old wounds and challenges everything he thought he believed.

Two souls in need of healing. Two hearts destined to beat as one.

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