Medieval Monday with Jenna Jaxon!

It’s time for another Medieval Monday blog hop! Our theme is, “Author’s Choice”. Each author has selected an excerpt from one of their books to share with you over the next few months.

I’m excited to share the tenth excerpt which is from Jenna Jaxon‘s book, Betrayal.

At the end of the post, you will see where to go on the following Monday to find out what happens next.


“Aye.” She sounded doubtful.

Best to make sure. “Then your choice is nay?”

The long pause raised his hopes to a pinnacle he knew to be false. Her flicker of jealousy toward Ysabel would not have erased her loyalty to Geoffrey so soon. So when her “aye” came, soft but sure, he had already begun to contrive their performance.

“Then come, remove your gown and lie here on your back.”

“Remove the gown?” The alarm in her voice made him envision her clutching the garment to her.


The worst betrayals come from within.

After a night of passion with her betrothed, Sir Geoffrey Longford, Lady Alyse de Courcy is eagerly looking forward to her wedding. But when Geoffrey is forced to marry another, a heartbroken and possibly pregnant Alyse finds herself in her own private hell. She must either gamble with her reputation or marry someone she does not love.

A reputed connoisseur of women, Thomas, Lord Braeton, has dallied with many ladies of King Edward’s court, although he has favored none. However, as Geoffrey’s best friend, Thomas has sworn to serve and protect Alyse, an oath now sorely tested when he agrees to marry her—in name only—to guard her reputation. Yet, as they grow closer, and Thomas discovers Alyse’s sweet but spirited nature, he comes to desire a marriage in truth.

Can he overcome her memory of Geoffrey, or is Thomas doomed to burn with passion for a woman he can never possess?

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