Welcome to Medieval Monday! Our theme continues in week thirteen with "First Encounter" between the Hero and Heroine. My guest today is the wonderful Judith Sterling! She's featuring a snippet from her story, Soul of the Wolf, The Novels of Ravenwood, Book Two. Remember, leave a comment not only here, but for my snippet on Judith's blog, too: https://judithmarshallauthor.com/blog/. You'll be entered to win a collection of 14 digital copies from these Medieval authors!
Excerpt from Soul of the Wolf ~
Lady Jocelyn was stunning, intelligent, and headstrong. Her Norman blood was apparently hot. Abstinence would be no easy matter.
At the bottom of the hill, the sprinkling rain became a deluge. He paused. Surely his bride would wish to return to the keep now.
With a satisfied grin, he retraced his steps to the crest of the hill. There, his smile disappeared.
A Norman loyalist, Lady Jocelyn bristles when ordered to marry Wulfstan, a Saxon sorcerer. She nurses a painful secret and would rather bathe in a cesspit than be pawed by such a man...until her lifelong dream of motherhood rears its head.
A man of magic and mystery, Wulfstan has no time for wedded bliss. He fears that consummating their marriage will bind their souls and wrench his focus from the ancient riddle his dying mother begged him to solve. He's a lone wolf, salving old wounds with endless work. But Jocelyn stirs him as no woman ever has.
Their attraction is undeniable. Their fates are intertwined. Together, they must face their demons and bring light to a troubled land.