Welcome to Medieval Monday! Week six is here (hard to believe), and my guest is the lovely Elisabeth Hobbes. She's sharing a snippet from her wonderful medieval romance, Beguiled by the Forbidden Knight.
And if you're following along with my snippets, hop on over to Elisabeth's blog here:
Water cascaded off Gui’s body as he pushed himself to the surface. His hair clung to his face in tangles, half-obscuring his view. The girl began screaming at a volume and pitch that her previous soft humming had not suggested she was capable of. Still she did not make any attempt to run but stood, eyes wide and fixed on Gui. They flashed to his face, then downwards over his body where they settled at the level of the water. Her mouth widened and she screamed once more.
‘Serr da veg! Loukez plac’h!’ Gui bellowed. Stop that, you foolish girl!
He realised too late that he had spoken in his own tongue, the Breton dialect that even Frenchmen struggled to master at times. To her ears it must have sounded like meaningless babbling.
In any case, it didn’t stop her cries. He would have to stop her forcibly if necessary. He plunged towards her, holding his right hand up towards her in an attempt to silence her screams before half of the shire came running to discover the cause of her panic.
How will Gui get out of this predicament? For next week’s excerpt head over to Jenna Jaxon’s blog http://jennajaxon.wordpress.com
Elisabeth is offering one reader chance to win an ebook copy of her brand new Scottish romance, A Runaway Bride for the Highlander which comes out in May. To be in with a chance all you have to do is leave a comment on each excerpt.
He’s her enemy… …and she must not fall for him! When her mistress is claimed as an enemy knight’s betrothed, handmaiden Aelfhild knows it would be too dangerous for her lady; she must go in her place. But there’s more to the scarred knight than she first thought—she isn’t expecting to fall for him! As the line between friend and enemy blurs, Aelfhild realizes she might be protecting her mistress, but not her heart…