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Medieval Monday | Confusion Battles like a Summer Storm in MAGNAR

Welcome to Medieval Monday and our ongoing theme of nature. We're into week three of sharing our excerpts. I encourage you to follow along with all the other Medieval Monday authors on the facebook page Medieval Romance Lovers here. There you can find the links to their blogs and a giveaway or two. In addition, if you're on Twitter, look for our hashtag #MedMonFall20

If you missed any of my previous snippets, take a peek here:

Week 1 here.

Week 2 here.


Snippet from Magnar

Scene set-up: Magnar and Elspeth are in the forest discussing where their enemy and his men have fled. They deem there is still a threat. During their conversation, Elspeth realizes how much her counsel matters to her husband. It's one of my favorite scenes, too.

He was too close. Too male. A tingling feeling danced along her skin, and she swallowed. How could she express what was in her heart, if he didn’t feel the same? Did he think to mock her? Did he not ask for her counsel, only to scold her by asking what was in her heart? Confusion battled within her like a storm on a summer day.

By pushing with all her might against his massive chest, Elspeth persuaded him to halt his movements. Attempting to dislodge her body from his hold was another matter entirely.

“I cannot breathe,” she lied. She managed a small, tentative smile.


Known as the Barbarian, Magnar MacAlpin is a fierce ruler for those under his command. As leader of the Wolves of Clan Sutherland, his loyalty and obedience lies with Scotland. However, the king’s last demand is not something Magnar will tolerate.

After Elspeth Gunn’s brother the Chieftain of Castle Steinn is murdered, she flees with her nephew, and finds safety amongst a band of men who are rumored to be part wolf. When the king forces her to wed a heathen Northman, she fears losing her heart and soul not only to the man, but the beast as well.

In order to restore peace to a shattered clan, Magnar and Elspeth travel a treacherous path that challenges their beliefs. When evil seeks to destroy ancient traditions, will Magnar be compelled to restrain his wolf or allow him free to protect those he loves?

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