Welcome to Medieval Monday! Our theme continues in week twelve with "First Encounter" between the Hero and Heroine. My guest today is the fabulous Ruth A. Casie! She's featuring a snippet from her story, The Guardian's Witch, Book 1 in The Stelton Legacy. Remember, leave a comment not only here, but for my twelfth snippet on Ruth's blog, too: https://RuthACasie.blogspot.com. You'll be entered to win a collection of 14 digital copies from these Medieval authors!
Excerpt from The Guardian's Witch ~
He wanted no meal but had an awful thirst. He drank several tankards of ale and fell asleep.”
Her hands dry, Lisbeth gave the linen back to Ann and stepped to Alex’s bedside.
“In the morning he didn’t break the fast nor attend practice. He never misses practice. His captain attempted to rouse him but he found Lord Alex with a fever. No one could wake him. That was two days ago.”
Lord Alex Stelton can't resist a challenge, especially one with a prize like this: protect a castle on the Scottish border for a year, and it's his. Desperate for land of his own, he'll do anything to win the estate—even enter a proxy marriage to Lady Lisbeth Reynolds, the rumored witch who lives there.
Feared and scorned for her second sight, Lisbeth swore she'd never marry, but she is drawn to the handsome, confident Alex. She sees great love with him but fears what he would think of her gift and her visions of a traitor in their midst.
Despite his own vow never to fall in love, Alex can't get the alluring Lisbeth out of his mind and is driven to protect her when attacks begin on the border. But as her visions of danger intensify, Lisbeth knows it is she who must protect him. Realizing they'll secure their future only by facing the threat together, she must choose between keeping her magic a secret and losing the man she loves.