Sunday, August 4, 2019

Judith Sterling Brings Shadow of the Swan to Medieval Monday

Only four weeks left of the Bad Boy/ Villain theme for Medieval Monday's Summer blog exchange, and the drawing by each author for copies of their books. So be sure to stay tuned--and comment for your chance to win.
Today, my guest is fellow Rose (The Wild Rose Press) author Judith Sterling. Judith's a multi-faceted author, whose Novels of Ravenwood series has received impressive acclaim. And now she shares a look at Shadow of the Swan, Book 3 of the Ravenwood series.
Lady Constance de Bret was determined to be a nun, until shadows from the past eclipsed her present. Marriage is the safest option, but she insists on a spiritual union, in which physical intimacy is forbidden. Not so easy with a bridegroom who wields unparalleled charm! But a long-buried secret could taint his affection and cloak her in shadow forever.
Back from the Crusades, Sir Robert le Donjon craves a home of his own and children to inherit it. From the moment he meets Constance, he feels a mysterious bond between them. When she’s threatened, he vows to protect her and agrees to the spiritual marriage, with the hope of one day persuading her to enjoy a “real” one. She captivates him but opens old wounds and challenges everything he thought he believed.
Two souls in need of healing. Two hearts destined to beat as one.

His eyes and mouth opened wide.  He resembled a fish out of water, and she imagined his mind flipped and flopped in a desperate attempt to grasp the unexpected news.
    At last, he spoke.  “When did all this happen?”
    She plucked another lie out of the ether.  “During the ride north.”
    “That was an eventful ride.”
    “Did the bridegroom also ride you?”
    She gasped, then clenched her fists.  “No.”
    “Why else would you make such a rash decision?  Then again, you’re prone to those, aren’t you, my dear?”

    “Don’t call me that.”

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You can find Barb's excerpt snipped on Judith's blog today. Please comment for a chance at Barb's latest book.


  1. Welcome, Judith. I love having you on my blog, and this is such a delightful book!

  2. Wonderful snippet, Judith! And a great story! Happy Medieval Monday! xo

    1. Thanks so much, Mary! Happy Medieval Monday!

    2. Hey, Mary. I so agree with you--great story :0

  3. And I can't believe there's four more weeks left, Barbara! Wow!

  4. Looks like a great read. Love the cover. Best of luck with sales.

  5. Love the title - bet there's a story behind it. Looks like an inviting book!

    1. Thanks so much, Karen. Yes, there's definitely a story behind it! :)

    2. the title is very intriguing! I'd like to hear the story of it too, Judith.

  6. A great snippet, Judith. Can’t wait to see what happens next week!

  7. That sounds like a wonderful story! Even the snippet gives a wonderful view of the heroine's temperament.

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  9. Love it when the heroine confront the villain. Good job, Judith