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The Encounter That Launched a Thousand Sighs

Welcome back to another session of Medieval Monday with outstanding authors and their engaging excerpts. This time our theme is First Kiss! Find me a romance author who doesn't think this is the best theme ;) I'm featuring my latest release, Lachlann's Legacy, and launching the excerpt right here on my own blog. Enjoy!


An 11th-century highlander must deceive a lovely woman living among outcasts in order to save his priory, but it’s his heart that’s truly at stake…

A large blaze heated the cave, but still Lachlann shivered. A heavy skin covered him, the fur soft against his bare torso.

“How is yer head?” Ethne swished a cloth in a pan of water.

He turned slightly. “Better. As ye had said it would be.”

“If ye can eat, ye’ll feel even better.”

She squeezed the soaking material and leaned over him again to follow the curve of his face with the warm cloth. His eyes closed in pleasure, and he moaned.

Follow along next week when I'll be at Mary Morgan's Blog.


Hidden secrets could tear them apart as fast as their passion drove them together

On the Moray coast in Scotland…

Ethne’s genuine and caring nature makes her invaluable to her brother as his son’s caretaker, but he and his wife treat her as little more than their servant. When she learns their tribal leader would use her chaste status for his own purposes, Ethne plans to escape and reluctantly accepts the help of Lachlann—a handsome pilgrim she only just met at the local faire.

Despite her independent spirit, Ethne feels drawn to Lachlann. Her instincts say his intentions are honorable, but can she trust him with her heart?

Raised by his godfather with few clues to his family’s past, Lachlann values his freedom and the brotherhood of his highlander kin. Disguised as a pilgrim on a mission for the priory, he encounters Ethne, a warm, intelligent maiden whose courage in the face of a loveless marriage awakens an intense need to protect her.

Unfortunately, Ethne is one of the very people he must deceive to explore the cave system containing clues to the lost treasure he seeks. But he cannot abandon her to an uncertain fate—or deny the simmering tension between them.

With religious prejudice running high and both of them facing tests of loyalty, Lachlann and Ethne may realize the only way to fight for their futures is to surrender... to each other.

Available in KU or for purchase, e-book and paperback.

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I could hear his moan.... Great writing!


He might want to keep feeling unwell for a bit longer - to enjoy her ministrations.



Love your snippet, Ashley. Happy Medieval Monday!


Anastasia Abboud
Anastasia Abboud
Feb 08, 2021

"... and he moaned." Excuse me, but yum. That's the way to jumpstart the week! :)))

Happy Medieval Monday, Ashley!


I have always loved these names! Can't wait to keep reading!

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