Welcome to a new theme for Medieval Monday. For the next 14 weeks we’ll be doing snippets of our books about our hero and heroines first encounters. If you comment on any of the author’s threads, you will be in the running for a giveaway of all the ebook’s in this rounds theme.
With that being said, I’d like to welcome Cathy & DD MacRae and an excerpt from their novel, The Highlander’s Viking Bride. Be sure to comment for your chance to win.
Excerpt: The Sinclair’s voice boomed from the high table.
“Allow me to express my sympathies on the loss of yer father. I dinnae know him, but all said he was a good man. This feud has been costly for both clans. I welcome the offer to end hostilities between our people. No one here can remember why we are at odds.”
“’Tis the same for us,” Calder replied.
“Then let us toast to new beginnings,” Sinclair offered as he raised his quaich high. Around the tables, the others followed their laird’s example. So far, their welcome was more than Calder could have hoped for. A prickling sensation down his spine cautioned him something was afoot.
Calder MacGerry, laird of an impoverished clan, has resolved to end the bitter feud between the MacGerrys and Sinclairs. He jumps at Laird Sinclair’s offer of marriage to his only daughter, Katja, to seal the agreement between their clans—only to get more than he bargained for.
Katja’s chance to escape her father’s harsh treatment appears to be too good to be true. But becoming Lady of a clan that despises her because she’s a Sinclair, doesn’t make her life any easier. When the attacks turn deadly, she fights her way out, making a dangerous passage to the Shetland Isles for refuge with her Viking family.
Calder and Katja’s marriage, built on mistrust, rushes quickly into disaster. As Calder seeks to repair the damage, Katja discovers not another enemy, but a husband who pledges a new beginning.
You can find Cathy’s next snippet next Monday on Barbara Bettis’ blog here.
You can find my post this week from For All of Ever: The Knights of Berwyck, A Quest Through Time Novel (Book One) on Cathy’s blog here.
Thanks to all those who leave a comment and good luck for the giveaway!