Curious about how they married in Scotland of old? What was the age to wed? Did the marriage need to be blessed by the church? Was there a ring? Did the have divorce? And did the woman take her husband's name? See the answers here.
n the course of researching my Medieval Warriors series set in 11th century England and Scotland, I discovered the diet of the time, when not affected by war, was quite varied. While the plants and animals available changed over the course of the era (5th – 15th centuries), we can say much about what they ate, particularly in the Middle Ages. And yes, swan was on the menu, particularly if you were dining with the king, but more about that later. See more.
It’s Release Day for Rebel Warrior... your chance to get swept away to medieval Scotland!
Here’s what the early reviewers are saying:
“Spellbinding and Expertly Crafted” – A Reader’s Review
“Rebel Warrior is beautifully layered with true historic figures, facts and authentic history of Scotland woven into a creative and intriguing fictional story. A spectacular, riveting adventure … 5 Stars!” –Tartan Book Reviews
“Touching and well written and my favorite by any author. The storytelling and world building are phenomenal and the romance between Steinar and Catrìona will have you cheering as well as shedding a few tears. Very well done!”
– The Reading Cafe
“Ms. Walker has written another WOW, Medieval Romance. Fast paced, action packed story of betrayal, passion, destiny, fate, healing, romance and finding peace and a HEA. Walker is a talented storyteller, who pulls readers into the story and holds them transfixed. A page turning Medieval Romance!” – My Book Addiction
See it on Amazon.
In a land of mountains and mists, there once lived a rough warrior king and his fair-haired ladylove, a queen so devout she had once thought to take vows to become a nun. But that was before Malcolm, King of the Scots, glimpsed her and instantly fell in love.
Margaret and Malcolm were the proverbial beauty and the beast and a true love match. To their court in Dunfermline flocked the mighty men of valor who had faced down William the Conqueror, English fleeing their homeland as well as Northmen from the Orkneys, an Irish nobleman from Leinster and a Welsh bard. Oh yes, and a Northumbrian warrior, who was gravely wounded fighting with the rebels in York.
Once an English thegn's son, Steinar of Talisand, now serves as scribe to the unlettered King of Scots, while secretly regaining his skills with a sword.
Against this backdrop enters a Scottish nobleman’s orphaned daughter, a flame-haired beauty, who will become one of Queen Margaret’s ladies-in-waiting, and the woman all the warriors want for their own.
It’s Rebel Warrior, book 3 in the Medieval Warriors series. And it’s available on Amazon for preorder, releasing May 17.
Read an excerpt HERE.
Last year, my medieval novel The Red Wolf's Prize, won the RONE (Reward of Novel Excellence) award for best medieval. This year I have two books nominated. The first one up is Rogue Knight.
To get to the finalists and the panel of judges, readers must vote. You merely need to register (or login) to the InD'Tale Magazine website. Here's the link to the voting for the medieval romances... http://www.indtale.com/2016-rone-awards-week-two. The voting for this category begins tomorrow and runs April 24-May 1st.
If you read Rogue Knight and loved it, please vote for it! Thanks so much.
This is my longest “best list” and I think you will realize why when you see how many classics are on it, books you have long treasured. But it might surprise you to learn that among those classics are also new bodice rippers. See the list HERE.
Enter to win an autographed copy of my newest medieval romance, Rebel Warrior, set in Scotland!
My first novel set in medieval Scotland, Rebel Warrior, book 3 in the Medieval Warriors series, has just been listed on Amazon as available for preorder! Set in 11th century Scotland at the court of King Malcolm Canmore, it tells the love stories of five couples, the main one being that of Steinar of Talisand and Catrìona of the Vale of Leven.
“Rebel Warrior is beautifully layered with true historic figures, facts and authentic history of Scotland woven into a creative and intriguing fictional story. A spectacular, riveting adventure… 5 Stars!” –Tartan Book Reviews
The short description:
The Norman Conqueror robbed Steinar of Talisand of his noble father and his lands, forcing him to flee to Scotland while still recovering from a devastating wound. At the royal court, Steinar becomes scribe to the unlettered King of Scots while secretly regaining his skill with a sword.
The first time Steinar glimpses the flame-haired maiden, Catrìona of the Vale of Leven, he is drawn to her spirited beauty. She does not fit among the ladies who serve the devout queen. Not pious, not obedient and not given to stitchery, the firebrand flies a falcon! Though Catrìona captures Steinar’s attention, he is only a scribe and she is promised to another.
Catrìona has come to Malcolm’s court wounded in spirit from the vicious attack on her home by Northmen who slayed her parents and her people. But that is not all she will suffer. The man she thought to wed will soon betray her.
When all is lost, what hope is there for love? Can a broken heart be mended? Can a damaged soul be healed?
Who doesn’t love a good pirate or privateer saga? All that capturing, swashbuckling and romancing on the high seas—oh yes! Gets my blood boiling just thinking about it. While there are lots of pirate and privateer romances out there, not all are great ones. This is my list of those I have read and rated 4 or 5 stars. Some do not have pirates as such, but may have a swashbuckling sea captain or a privateer. In almost every case, part of the story takes place on the high seas. See them HERE.
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