Welcome to Medieval Monday! Our theme continues in week two with "First Encounter" between the Hero and Heroine. My guest today is the fabulous Nicole Locke! She's featuring a snippet from Her Christmas Knight. Remember, leave a comment not only here, but for my second snippet on Nicole's blog, too: http://nicolelocke.com/ You'll be entered to win a collection of 14 digital copies from these Medieval authors!
King Edward needed gold and her family—wealthy wool merchants—were being heavily taxed for it. To soften the blow, the King often invited her family to Court. Beyond delighted, her father had always taken the trips alone. This time round, however, the King had formally invited her. And one could not avoid a direct royal command.
But she could have avoided a seal seeking game. Noting that the King wasn’t in residence, she had tried to avoid the game. But someone had put her name in the bowl and it had been pulled. Then she and the others had been shoved into various darkened hallways to find a seal and solve the riddle.
Which should have been easy.
Next Monday, I’m at Barbara Bettis’s blog. http://barbarabettis.blogspot.com/
Blurb ~ Her Christmas Knight
A knight to protect her—this Yuletide
By order of the English king, Alice of Swaffham searches London nobility for the traitor dealing information to the Scots. Little does she know that the mysterious spy she seeks is the man she once loved and thought she'd lost forever…
If Hugh of Shoebury felt unworthy of Alice before, as the Half-Thistle spy he can never claim her heart. Now he must fight to keep not only his dark secrets—and Alice—safe from a vengeful king…but also his burning longing for her at bay!