The Freedom to Read What You Choose

Welcome to the Freedom Hop 2014.  At this hop, you’ll find all different genres and heat levels. Maybe you’ll even find an author you’ve never heard of before or become interested in a genre you never thought you’d like. Enjoy the journey. Reading, whether on an e-reader or paperback, is a treasured freedom. Don’t take it for granted. Happy Fourth of July.

Here is an excerpt from my upcoming release The Saxon Bride, book one of The Norman Conquest Series. Enjoy:

TheSaxonBride2_300“Methinks your way is more than clear.”

“No,” John’s voice was quiet again. How could he convince her he was not like other men? “You called out to me as sure as a Siren’s song.”

She shook her head, her lips in a tight smile. “So now you are a hero that legends are written of?”

He searched her face before he spoke, “I came across a beautiful woman I would rather die than not have.”

Her lips parted with her quiet gasp, her silver eyes rounded with the longing he’d sensed in her response to him.

John stepped toward her and continued, “I was a drowning man and you were refreshing water.”

Rowena seemed to lean toward him as well.

A knock at the door startled him, breaking the spell.

“Who is it?” They responded at the same time.

After a long pause, a woman’s timid voice answered. “It is Joan.”

“Come in.” Rowena’s voice held a note of desperation.

“Go away.” John commanded.

At the sound of the retreating steps, a crest-fallen look swept across Rowena’s face. He had hurt her yet again. But she was not screaming at him or beating his chest. She glanced at the ground.

John fought the need to take her into his arms and finish what he’d started. His hands clenched at his sides to stop from reaching out to her.

Her eyes finally met his, the look of longing replaced by anger. “Why have you come back?”

“I have come to be your husband.”

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  1. Congrats on the upcoming release of The Saxon Bride!
    Thanks for sharing the excerpt and taking part in the hop.
    Hope you had a great weekend!

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