Welcome to Medieval Monday and week seven of our theme of "villain." This week my guest is Lane McFarland. She's sharing a snippet from her book, Lindsey. Enjoy!
Rats scurried along the wall. With a curse, the guard kicked one from his path. It squealed and landed against the bars with a thud. Water dripped from the ceiling, causing the flame of the man’s torch to hiss as he turned a corner. She ducked under cobwebs and followed him farther into the bowels of the pit. Cold, damp air circled her shoulders, and she gave thanks for the disguise’s heavy padding.
Finally the soldier stopped in front of a thick worn door with a small square grate open at eye level. He rattled the key into the padlock. The hinges creaked as the door swung and banged against the wall. As he touched the flame of his torch to one secured in a wall bracket, she stepped into the rank cell. Fire blazed and sputtered, lighting the dark chamber.
Follow along next week by checking out Ashley York's blog with excerpt #8 www.ashleyyorkauthor.com
The Daughters of Alastair MacDougall Series
Set in late thirteenth century Scotland, this series tells the stories of Laird Alastair MacDougall’s four independent and oftentimes, headstrong daughters coming of age in a country fraught with war and feuds amongst rival clans. Follow his daughters as their lives become intertwined with four fierce, rebel highland warriors bent on eradicating the English soldiers from their homeland.
Who said life was fair? Certainly not Lindsey MacDougall. She rebels at a world dominated by men. Dressed in lad’s clothing, she manages her father’s stables, caring for, breeding and selling horses. Unwavering on performing her duty to the rebellion, Lindsey throws caution to the wind and secretly delivers missives behind enemy lines to the Scottish warriors.
Logan Ross uses his happy-go-lucky smile to warm the hearts of many willing lasses, but it also masks his pain—the pain of his birth. As a bastard son, he is unacceptable for any Laird’s daughter, including the spirited Lindsey MacDougall. However, she haunts his dreams.
Determined to prove his worth, he throws himself into the middle of the rebellion, leading men into mortal danger.
After helping Logan escape from a brutal English dungeon, Lindsey fights her traitorous attraction to the virile highland warrior, vowing never to lose her heart to any man.
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