Welcome to Medieval Monday and week eight of our ongoing theme of "Villain." This week my lovely guest is Rue Allyn. Here's a glimpse into her fabulous story, Knight Errant! Enjoy!
Excerpt from KNIGHT ERRANT ~
She knew he would enjoy beating her to get the information he wanted. She also knew that Basti reckoned without her resolve. She would never betray Robert to the priest or any man. Nor would she be taken from the inn without a fight. “Nay.” Her denial was sweet. “I have no lover. Hence, I cannot tell you where he is.”
“Lies and disobedience,” the priest purred. “What a shame.” His fingers trailed across her throat to her shoulder. “Tell me, sorella, do you recant your Beguine heresies?”
“I cannot recant heresy that I have never uttered.”
“More lies.” He looked straight into her eyes. “You know I have seen you spreading the devil’s word among the women of Ghent. I have witnesses that you took that word to Palermo and tried to topple God’s church there.”
“I have done no such thing. I love God with all my heart and soul.” She adjusted her hold on the dagger, ready to plunge it into his black heart if need be.
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If Sir Robert Clarwyn can't find a way to compel Lady Juliana Verault to return to England, he'll lose any chance of regaining his family lands and redeeming his heritage. Yet Juliana must complete her mission to improve her gender's future in the church. With danger and intrigue mounting, Robert and Juliana must rely on each other and risk everything … including their hearts.