Welcome to the third week of our Medieval Monday hop. Today’s guest is Judith Sterling who has an excerpt from Flight of the Raven (The Novels of Ravenwood, Book One). Enjoy!
Robert came up beside him but spoke not a word.
William huffed. “I said—”
“Save your commands for someone who’ll listen to them. I have news, and I think you’ll want to hear it.”
“In the night, Erik spotted a lone rider beyond the fields.”
William turned to him. “Whence came the rider?”
“Out of the Long Wood. Headed north.”
“ʼTis possible, but we’ll know more once Erik returns. He followed the rider.”
Flight of the Raven (The Novels of Ravenwood, Book One)
How eager would the bridegroom be if he knew he could never bed the bride?
Lady Emma of Ravenwood Keep is prepared to give Sir William l’Orage land, wealth, and her hand in marriage. But her virginity? Not unless he loves her. The curse that claimed her mother is clear: unless a Ravenwood heir is conceived in love, the mother will die in childbirth. Emma is determined to dodge the curse. Then William arrives, brandishing raw sensuality which dares her to explore her own.
William the Storm isn’t a man to be gainsaid. He’ll give her protection, loyalty, and as much tenderness as he can muster. But malignant memories quell the mere thought of love. To him, the curse is codswallop. He plans a seduction to breach Emma’s fears and raze her objections. What follows is a test of wills and an affirmation of the power of love.
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