I'm so happy to welcome award-winning author Jenna Jaxon to Medieval Monday's Villain theme today. She brings another excerpt from BELEAGUERED, Book Three in her Time Enough to Love series.
If you'd like to take a peek at last week's installment, you'll find it at Laurel O'Donnell's blog.
EXCERPT Nine: “You must then live in want all the rest of your days, Longford.” Guy spoke softly, but it reverberated in the silence of the small room. “For we are now in France, and English law may not hold here as well as it does on English soil. I claim Alyse de Courcy as my betrothed, by right of contract with her father.”
Geoffrey’s broadsword made a soft zing as it kissed the scabbard it was leaving. ’Twould feel good to have an enemy to fight once more. And no one deserved to die more than this snake. Sword en garde, Geoffrey urged Alyse behind him. “If you seek to enforce French law, Sir Guy, you will do so by going through an English blade. And I promise you, in order to wed her, you will have to kill me first.”
Next week I’m at Mary Morgan’s blog. http://www.marymorganauthor.com
When death holds sway in the world, can even the greatest love survive?
Finally in France, Alyse and Thomas’s passion for one another continues to smolder hot and deep—until one fateful encounter changes everything.
During a formal banquet, Alyse must share an intimate dance her first love. His searing touch proves Alyse’s desire for him is as strong as when they first met. Tormented by this revelation, Alyse is bitterly torn between the love of her life and her love for her husband.
Into this agonizing situation, the disaster of the Black Death rears its head. Alyse, Thomas and Geoffrey must try to save the princess from the ravening disease but at a dire cost to themselves. With her world plunged into chaos, Alyse struggles with her feelings for both of the men she loves. But which love will survive?
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