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Shadow of the Swan

Happy Medieval Monday and welcome back to week eight of the summer edition. This blog hop/scavenger hunt can result in lots of free stuff. All you need to do is follow an author to whichever blog she's visiting that Monday and leave a comment! If you've missed a week, don't despair. You can add a comment right until we post our winners on September 9th :)

This week I have Judith Sterling with Shadow of the Swan, book three from The Novels of Ravenwood series.

I'm over at Judith's blog with snippet #8 from Daughter of the Overking.


Dear, the Mother Prioress won’t part easily with your dowry.”

Constance bit her lip. With any luck, the issue would never come up. She had no intention of marrying. She’d write to the prioress and promise to return anon. Then she’d flee to Nihtscua and hide out with her sister until the archdeacon left the area for good.

Be sure to leave a comment for a chance to win digital copies of the first three books in The Novels of Ravenwood series, 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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