I’m thrilled to welcome a new author to the summer session of Medieval Monday. Fellow Rose and talented author, Mary Gillgannon, is sharing excerpts from her exciting book, Lady of Steel.
I’m so glad you’re joining us, Mary. This was such a good book!
(To see what my villain, Sir Paxton, is up to with Prince John, check out my excerpt on Mary’s blog: http://marygillgannon.blogspot.com/ . And leave a comment for the final drawing for a free book in a few week. )
And now—here’s Mary’s excerpt.
One rapturous hour sparks unforgettable passion between Lady Nicola and Fawkes de Cressy. The memory of their time together enables Fawkes to survive the perils of the Crusades and gives Nicola the hope and strength to endure a brutal marriage. But when Fawkes returns three years later, he finds Nicola enmeshed in a dark web of castle intrigue. Fawkes has also been altered by the hardships and cruelties of war, and Nicola fears to trust him with her secrets or her heart.
Surrounded by enemies, the battle-hardened knight and the aloof, wary woman must rebuild the bond between them. Only if they dare let the soul-stirring magic their bodies share grow into love can they escape the sinister plot that threatens to destroy them both.
The knight leading the force wore a green surcote emblazoned with a gold lion rampant. The familiar device aroused Fawkes’s fury and hatred. This was his enemy. The man had who tried to kill him. The man who had humiliated and abused Nicola. Mixed with the fury was a grim satisfaction. How shocked Mortimer would be when he discovered King Richard had given Mordeaux Castle to Fawkes.
“What should we do?” Reynard sounded panicky. “Do we charge? Or wait for them to come to us.”
See what happens next week on Ashley York’s blog:www.ashleyyorkauthor.com/blog
And to catch the beginning again, consult Mary’s blog: http://marygillgannon.blogspot.com/