Welcome back for another edition of Medieval Monday. I have a great line up of authors visiting right here, every Monday, with their snippets of a much longer excerpt for your enjoyment. The way it works: I start with my snippets here today and then off I go to visit their blogs. Meanwhile, they'll be visiting here. So you have an option to follow me with my excerpt, and stay here for an exciting peek at other authors.
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When he lifted the material over her head, the first thing he noticed about his bride was the fine powder she’d applied to her face. It made her skin unusually pale, even sickly. And with her eyes as wide as a doe caught in the forest, he was suddenly afeared of his own strong need for her. He would go slowly, giving her his total focus so as not to frighten her. With that thought, all around him disappeared. He no longer saw the onlookers, her meddling parents who sought to dictate everything according to their own wishes, or even this man of the cloth.
He saw only his beautiful wife, her lips sharply pink against her powdered skin.
A mistaken identity. A gruesome murder.
Trained as a warrior...
Brighit of Clonascra despises the trappings and demands of womanhood and is far more comfortable training for battle. Long held alliances require she set aside selfish dreams and take Darragh as her husband. The union intended to promote peace between the clans is interrupted by the shocking murder of a neighboring king and she quickly discovers there are far worse things than being wed.
Trained to be king...
Darragh of Drogheda has no wish to be king, but he is an obedient son and supports his father's plans. His marriage to Brighit, however, will be no hardship at all since he finds her most intriguing when she fights him at every turn. A she-warrior indeed. Her persistent dismissal of him merely blows the fire aflame and sets him down the path to discovery of all her most tightly held secrets—secrets that could cost him his life.
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