Welcome to Medieval Monday! Our theme continues in week nine with "First Encounter" between the Hero and Heroine. My guest today is the lovely Cathy MacRae. She's featuring a snippet from her story, The Highlander's Viking Bride. Remember, leave a comment not only here, but for my ninth snippet on Cathy's blog, too: http://www.cathymacraeauthor.com/bits-n-bobs-author-blog. You'll be entered to win a collection of 14 digital copies from these Medieval authors!
Excerpt The Highlander's Viking Bride
The sight of a young man instead of the old laird she expected startled Katja. Tall, lean of muscle with dark brown hair and fair skin, his deep blue eyes were the color of sapphires or perhaps the ocean on a calm day. A high forehead, strong jaw and full lips made for a very handsome face. Lips which curved into a kind smile at her.
Calder MacGerry, laird of an impoverished clan, has resolved to end the bitter feud between the MacGerrys and Sinclairs. He jumps at Laird Sinclair’s offer of marriage to his only daughter, Katja, to seal the agreement between their clans—only to get more than he bargained for.
Katja’s chance to escape her father’s harsh treatment appears to be too good to be true. But becoming Lady of a clan that despises her because she’s a Sinclair, doesn’t make her life any easier. When the attacks turn deadly, she fights her way out, making a dangerous passage to the Shetland Isles for refuge with her Viking family.
Calder and Katja’s marriage, built on mistrust, rushes quickly into disaster. As Calder seeks to repair the damage, Katja discovers not another enemy, but a husband who pledges a new beginning.
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