The 1st book in the Gren Series tells the tale of my mighty hero’s sister, the Lady Muriel. I hope you enjoy this introduction to the Gren series and my Norman hero Wulgren Alexandre. Please watch for the release of his story. Information will be posted here and on the Books & Coming soon tab.
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Lord of Grenlock~ a great warrior disappears and it takes another favored man of a dying king to bring him safely home.
And so it begins~ Three families, strong friendships, bonds forged, oaths struck and broken on bloody battlefields for their liege lord and their own lives will touch these families in ways they never imagined. Their women: betrayal, lust, and undying, almost obsessive passions during treacherous times. Will it be enough to heal these hardened warriors’ hearts? We shall see…more to come. Hope you stay along for what I hope is a magnificent and breathtaking medieval ride as this new series unfolds
*Wulgren abed and fevered sees my heroine again
~The awful song, a shrieking it was more akin to, wormed its way into Wulgren’s skull. What foul beast was torturing them with a tune not even the dead would want to wake to? No worse than a horrendous rendition of a death march.
He thought to blink open his eyes to get a look see at the cursed being but his heavy lids refused to cooperate. Instead, he worked his dry tongue and praised the Gods when his lips parted. Good. He would deliver a swift scathing instead to the owner of the horrid tune. ʼTwould work just the same. “Cease the wailing of pigs,” he rasped.
What Liddy heard was his garbled foreign tongue. She rushed to the bed to gaze down at him. More words poured from his mouth. “Hold, my lord. Be still,” she cautioned.
Though she had kept his lips moistened with her healing balm, the deep cuts from lack of sustenance and the raging fever had cracked his lips. One stubborn cut had reopened when he had spoken. Liddy dipped her finger into the nearby jar of balm she kept on the table next to the bed and with her finger; she smeared a generous amount across the torn skin of his mouth.
She used her left hand to hold him down across his chest for what she knew would occur next. The large man in her bed grit his teeth and arched his back against the sting of the ointment. She got a clear word this time.
He tried to lick it off. “Nay!” Liddy chased the tip of his tongue with her fingers. It was easy for her to grab it between forefinger and thumb due to his weakened state. He went still immediately beneath her.
Liddy whispered, “I know it stings, but it’s the mint within that heals your lips.” She released her hold on him when she realized what she had done. He still did not move, made no sound nor did he attempt to lick his lips again. Liddy looked up and lost her breath so startled was she by the piercing grey-black sharp eyes that were locked on hers.
“Oh!” stumbled out of her mouth.
Wulgren could only stare at the vision before him. It was the angel he’d seen in his dreams. Her soft fingers had held gently to his tongue and had brushed ever so softly against his parched lips when she’d withdrawn them. Whilst she’d reprimanded him, warned him never to lick his lips again his heavy lids had decided in that moment to work with him instead of against him.
Never had he expected to see her. Again. So blinded, struck by the surprise at seeing her; the excitement that raced through his blood left him speechless. Her wide eyes narrowed, nay, filled with concern as she dragged something heavy and warm over his chest to his neck, then his forehead. Her arm, he saw as she pulled it away. Chestnut hair, shiny and streaked with gold, lay tucked behind one tiny ear and the rest, loose, frizzed and framed her lovely face. She looked tired and he wanted to soothe her ache. The words left his mouth before he realized he was speaking them. “Lay your head upon my chest and rest, angel. I will protect you from whatever has run your beautiful being into the ground.”
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My 4 year anniversary as a published author came at the end of June. I may not have reached all the goals I aimed for in that time, but I’m not done yet. I’ve changed a few dates around and goals are back on the table.🙂 ~Writing through personal difficulty can be therapeutic~
So as we close in on my upcoming intro to The Gren Series-I’m reposting a reminder about the time frame.
Original post from 2014: I love all things medieval and the History of medieval England is one of my favorite time periods to read and write about. In writing my historical romances I love to focus on the growing love between my characters with a bit of history sprinkled in along with majestic kings. I know some prefer more history than romance, but everyone has a different view of what historical romance is and that’s fine with me, we are all entitled to our opinions. What works for me is just that— what works for me.🙂
With that said my novel In Every Way, the 1st book in The Gren series, is set during the time of William I The Conqueror and the reign of his son William Rufus.
William II (Known as William Rufus) (r. 1087-1100)
Strong, outspoken and ruddy (hence his nickname ‘Rufus’), William II (reigned 1087-1100) extended his father’s policies, taking royal power to the far north of England. Ruthless in his relations with his brother Robert, William extended his grip on the duchy of Normandy under an agreement between the brothers in 1091. (Robert went on crusade in 1096.)
William’s relations with the Church were not easy; he took over Archbishop Lanfranc’s revenues after the latter’s death in 1089, kept other bishoprics vacant to make use of their revenues, and had numerous arguments with Lanfranc’s popular successor, Anselm. William died on 2 August 1100, after being shot by an arrow whilst hunting in the New Forest.
Courtesy of the British Monarchy
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An old post & timely reminder, especially for those upgrading to Windows 10. I’m sticking to W8 on one laptop and keeping W10 on another. Getting used to it was fast, but not crazy about finding some things & hard to find apps.(*nearly blew my stack over the download to location changes). I swear I lost some files during the upgrade, but whew! Grateful for my regular external backups.🙂