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Romance set in medieval times

Love and Honor by Alexa Aston @AlexaAston #RLFblog #NewRelease #medievalromanceAlexa Aston, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about your book.

Love and Honor

Genre: medieval historical romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG-13
1385 A.D. – Knighted on the battlefield for extreme bravery, Edward de Montfort accepts an invitation to serve in King Richard’s guard at the royal court. When the king sends him on a covert mission to Canterbury, Edward hopes success will allow him to win his freedom so he can return home to a quieter life.
Lady Rosalyne Parry loses her parents when she is an infant and is raised by her uncle, an artist of some renown. Due to his failing health, Rosalyne takes over Templeton Parry’s commissions, painting in secret while permitting him to receive the credit since she believes no one would accept a woman as an artist.
Rosalyne meets Edward while he is disguised as a peasant working on Canterbury’s wall, and they fall deeply in love. When Edward reveals his true identity to Rosalyne, he convinces her to come to London—and step out from the shadows in order to become recognized as an artist in her own right.
Join Edward and Rosalyne as they navigate the political waters at court and find a deep, abiding love.
Each book in the Knights of Honor series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order.
Series Order:
Book #1 Word of Honor
Book #2 Marked by Honor
Book #3 Code of Honor
Book #4 Journey to Honor
Book #5 Heart of Honor
Book #6 Bold in Honor
Book #7 Love and Honor
Why did you write this book?
This is the 7th book in my Knights of Honor series. I’m telling the love stories of all of Geoffrey and Merryn de Montfort’s children. This time it’s Edward’s turn to find his soul mate.
What is your favorite genre to read?
I love historical romance set in any era.
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
Hands down, Miss Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice!
What are you working on at the moment?
My next Knights of Honor book, of course! Gift of Honor, Hal de Montfort’s love story, will be out in August.
What books will we see from you in coming months?
Besides Gift of Honor, I’ll be finishing this series in 2018. Path to Honor (Nan de Montfort) comes out in October. Return to Honor (Jessimond de Montfort) releases in December.

Where to buy Love and Honor

Publisher: Dragonblade Publishing
Amazon: http://amzn.com/B07CNJ9GZ4

Alexa Aston Social Media

Alexa Aston is the author of The Knights of Honor, a medieval romance series that takes place in 14th century England and centers on the de Montfort family. Each standalone romance focuses on the code of chivalry that bound knights of this era.
A native Texan, Alexa lives with her husband in a Dallas suburb, where she eats her fair share of dark chocolate and plots out stories while she walks every morning. She enjoys reading, watching movies, and can’t get enough of Fixer Upper or Game of Thrones. Alexa also writes historical romance and romantic suspense novels as Lauren Linwood.
Website: https://alexaaston.wordpress.com/
Blog: http://www.embracingromance.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlexaAston
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authoralexaaston/
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15846438.Alexa_Aston
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/author/alexaaston
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Today’s featured book is Journey to Honor, is a medieval romance by Alexa Aston.

When twin boys are born, a servant with a grudge switches their birth order…

1366 A.D. – Kenric Fairfax is raised as the second son of the Earl of Shadowfaire. The day of his Knighting Ceremony, a tragedy takes place—and Kenric flees the north of England, putting his past behind him as he swears he will never marry. He becomes a trusted knight in service to Lord Michael Devereux, who asks Kenric to lead an escort party from London in order to bring his wife’s sister home to Sandbourne.

Avelyn Le Cler has spent a year as a lady-in-waiting to Queen Philippa and finds the treachery at the royal court not to her liking. She looks forward to a summer visit with her sister Elysande, who will soon give birth to her first child. While journeying from London, Avelyn discovers a secret about Sir Kenric Fairfax that could change his life—if he believes her.

But Avelyn is plagued with doubts since she has no proof to present Kenric. As the couple fall in love, Avelyn knows she must reveal to Kenric the truth she has learned about his birth—even if it costs her everything.

Join Kenric and Avelyn as the truth rips them apart—but their enduring love brings them together again.

Genre: medieval romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG-13
Publisher: Dragonblade Publishing
Amazon: http://amzn.com/B07118ZCNM

Alexa Aston Social Media

Alexa Aston’s historical romances use history as a backdrop to place her characters in extraordinary circumstances, where their intense desire for one another grows into the treasured gift of love.

She is the author of The Knights of Honor, a medieval romance series that takes place in 14th century England and centers on the de Montfort family. Each romance focuses on the code of chivalry that bound knights of this era.

A native Texan, Alexa lives with her husband in a Dallas suburb, where she eats her fair share of dark chocolate and plots out stories while she walks every morning. She enjoys reading, watching movies, and can’t get enough of Fixer Upper or Game of Thrones. Alexa also writes romantic suspense, western historical, and standalone medieval novels as Lauren Linwood.

Website: https://alexaaston.wordpress.com/
Blog: http://www.embracingromance.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlexaAston
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authoralexaaston/
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15846438.Alexa_Aston
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/author/alexaaston
Newsletter: http://madmimi.com/signups/422152/join

 

Today’s featured book is A Knight for Kallen, a medieval romance by Lauren Linwood.

Kallen de Mangeron grew up in a convent, her noble family never knowing of her birth. When a new Mother Superior informs them of her existence, they send trusted knight Griffith Sommersby to escort her home.

Griffith’s heart broke when he lost his wife and infant son during childbirth, and he’s kept his feelings locked away from the world—until he meets Kallen. He soon learns her dark secret—that she sees auras around people—which allows her insight into their actions and personalities.

Now Quentin, bastard brother to the king, decides to harness Kallen’s gift in a plot to win the throne. Will Quentin successfully use a kidnapped Kallen as his political pawn, or will Griffith be able to stop him before Kallen changes the course of England’s history?

Your book’s title: A Knight for Kallen

Genre: medieval romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG-13
Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing
Amazon: http://amzn.com/B015JB79KI

Lauren Linwood Social Media

Lauren Linwood’s historical romances use history as a backdrop to place her characters in extraordinary circumstances, where their intense desire for one another grows into the treasured gift of love. Her romantic suspense novels feature strong heroes and heroines who unite to defeat a clever antagonist and discover a deep, abiding love during their journey. Lauren is also the author of The Knights of Honor, a medieval romance series under the pen name Alexa Aston.

A native Texan, Lauren is an avid reader, moviegoer, and sports fan who manages stress by alternating yoga with long walks. She plans to start a support group for Fixer Upper addicts—as soon as she finishes her next piece of dark chocolate.

Website: http://www.laurenlinwood.com
Blog: http://www.embracingromance.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/LaurenLinwood
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/laurenlinwood
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7091840.Lauren_Linwood
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Meet Alys de Montfort from Heart of Honor by Alexa Aston @AlexaAston #RLFblog #medievalromanceMeet Alys de Montfort from Heart of Honor, Knights of Honor Book 5, a new medieval historical romance.
Age:18
Gender: female
Birthplace: Kinwick Castle, Southern England
Profession: healer
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Please provide a physical description of your character.
She has her mother’s long, chestnut hair and sapphire blue eyes and is tall and slender—but strong physically because of the work she does. She is a healer and knows much about herbs and creating medicines. People come from afar for her to treat them. She is happiest when caring for others and enjoys domestic tasks. She never become flustered, even if there’s a crisis. She’s also good with a sword and loves to ride her horse. She has a well of patience and is a good listener.
Who is the significant other in her life?
The man she thought she could never have—Kit Emory.
What special skills does your character rely on?
From the time she was young, Alys followed her mother, Merryn de Montfort, around. Merryn taught her daughter everything she knows about herbs and the healing arts. Alys surpassed her mother’s knowledge and even served as a lady-in-waiting at the royal court, where both King Edward and Queen Philippa would call upon her to address their aches and pains.
Are any of his skills a source of pride? Embarrassment? Which ones and why?
Poor Alys can’t carry a tune, though she does enjoy music. Instead of singing, she’ll hum from time to time.
What is your character’s family like?
Alys is the oldest child of Geoffrey and Merryn de Montfort. This is a close family, with six children and loving parents. She is barely older than her twin, Ancel, and she never lets him forget that. Alys has mothered her younger siblings—Hal, Edward, Nan, and Jessimond—and will make a wonderful mother to her own children.
If someone from your character’s past showed up, who would he most want it to be, and why?
This is actually the crux of Heart of Honor. Alys meets Sir Kit Emory at Windsor Castle when she is only twelve and fostering with the queen. Kit helps Alys through a crisis but both leave court soon after. Alys thinks of Kit fondly over the years, though she tries not to, knowing he was betrothed to a loathsome girl of her acquaintance and should be married by now. When she finds a badly-injured Kit on the road near Kinwick, Alys brings him home to nurse him back to health. When she discovers that Kit’s head injury has given him amnesia, she’s faced with a dilemma—tell him who he is and lose him again, forever—or selfishly keep the secret to herself and hope to make a life with him.
What is your character’s biggest need at the beginning of the story?
At the beginning of Heart of Honor, Alys is trying to find her place in the world. She is wondering if she is meant for marriage, as are most noblewomen, or if she should forsake it and dedicate her life to healing others.
What is your heroine’s breaking point?
After Kit’s memory returns and he finds out Alys knew who he was all along and kept it from him. Because of that, he’s done with her—which breaks her heart.

About Your Writer: Questions for your character to answer about you.

Why do you think your writer chose to write about you?
Alexa always intended to tell all of the de Montforts’ love stories. She’s already written about my parents, Geoffrey and Merryn, and how they came together, as well as three of our cousins (Raynor, Elysande, and Avelyn). I’m lucky enough to be the first of Geoffrey and Merryn’s children that she is giving an HEA to! She’s hard at work on my twin brother’s story. I can’t wait to discover who she’ll pair Ancel with . . .
Why do you think your writer loves to write?
Alexa enjoys creating pairs of lovers who come together because she likes to bring out the best in others. When her heroes and heroines meet, they are better people for having come to know and love one another.
What do you wish your writer would write next?
Write my brothers’ and sisters’ stories, of course! I love Kit so very much and see how he’s enriched my life. I can’t wait for Ancel, Hal, Edward, Nan, and Jessimond to find their soul mates, too. Alexa’s promised me all of those love stories will unfold in 2018.
What other character from your book do you think your writer should write a book about? Care to tell us why?
I have a soft spot for Gilbert, our captain of the guard. He’s been loyal to the de Montforts for a very long time and helped me learn how to use a sword. Gilbert deserves to find true love.
Is there anything you’d like to say to your writer?
Thank you for making me a strong woman, one who nurtures and heals and has a large, loving family—but most of all, Alexa, I thank you for bringing Kit back to me. He is the love of my life and we plan on celebrating that love and treasuring it always.
Tell us about Heart of Honor.
1375 A.D. – When Sir Christopher “Kit” Emory’s beloved mother falls ill, he decides to seek the help of someone he met briefly at the royal court years ago—Lady Alys de Montfort, a renowned healer despite her young age. While traveling to her home at Kinwick Castle, Kit is accosted by a band of highwayman, who beat and rob him, leaving him to die. Fortunately, an escort party comes across him and Lady Alys insists they take the stranger home so she can use her skill in the healing arts to save his life.
The man awakens and has no memory of his identity, but Alys believes he might be Kit Emory, a young man she’d met once when she was a young girl. Kit comforted her when the queen died and Alys never forgot his kindness to her. Alys does what she can to jog Kit’s memory, even as she struggles with her growing attraction to him, knowing Kit was betrothed and must now be wed. Kit also finds his desire deepening for Alys, but he doesn’t know his own name, much less if he has a wife or family. Until he recalls who he is, he refuses to commit his heart to Alys.
Once Kit regains his memory and realizes he is free to pursue Alys, their road to love is anything but smooth.
Join Kit and Alys as they overcome events that continue to tear them apart and threaten the love they have for one another.

Amazon: http://amzn.com/B075189R82

Alexa Aston Social Media

Alexa Aston’s historical romances use history as a backdrop to place her characters in extraordinary circumstances, where their intense desire for one another grows into the treasured gift of love.

She is the author of The Knights of Honor, a medieval romance series that takes place in 14th century England during the reign of Edward III and centers on the de Montfort family. Each romance focuses on the code of chivalry that bound knights of this era.

A native Texan, Alexa lives with her husband in a Dallas suburb, where she eats her fair share of dark chocolate and plots out stories while she walks every morning. She enjoys reading, watching movies, and can’t get enough of Fixer Upper or Game of Thrones. Alexa also writes romantic suspense, western historical, and standalone medieval novels as Lauren Linwood.

Website https://alexaaston.wordpress.com/
Blog http://embracingromance.com
Twitter https://twitter.com/AlexaAston
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/authoralexaaston/
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15846438.Alexa_Aston
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/author/alexaaston
Newsletter http://madmimi.com/signups/422152/join

 

Code of Honor by Alexa Aston @AlexaAston #RLFblog #medievalromanceToday’s featured book, Code of Honor is a medieval romance by Alexa Aston.

1365 A.D. – After the Earl of Sandbourne banishes his supposedly unfaithful wife to a convent, his young son Michael swears never to set foot on the family’s estate until after his father’s death. Michael will then claim his title as the new earl and restore his beloved mother to a place of honor.

Fifteen years pass, and the now-knighted Sir Michael Devereux serves Lord Geoffrey de Montfort at Kinwick Castle. He accompanies the nobleman and his family to a wedding, where Michael unknowingly falls in love with the bride before he even knows her identity.

Lady Elysande Le Cler is angry that her usually indulgent father went against her wishes and betrothed her to a stranger prior to his death. Now as her wedding day approaches, dread fills her—until she meets a dashing stranger who helps her deliver a foal. Elysande loses her heart to this knight, frustrated that they can never be together.

Join Michael and Elysande as they find fate has other plans in store for them.
Genre: medieval romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG-13
Publisher: Dragonblade Publishing
Amazon: http://amzn.com/B06X6K3456

Alexa Aston Social Media

Alexa Aston’s historical romances use history as a backdrop to place her characters in extraordinary circumstances, where their intense desire for one another grows into the treasured gift of love.

She is the author of The Knights of Honor, a medieval romance series that takes place in 14th century England and centers on the de Montfort family. Each romance focuses on the code of chivalry that bound knights of this era.

A native Texan, Alexa lives with her husband in a Dallas suburb, where she eats her fair share of dark chocolate and plots out stories while she walks every morning. She enjoys reading, watching movies, and can’t get enough of Fixer Upper or Game of Thrones. Alexa also writes romantic suspense, western historical, and standalone medieval novels as Lauren Linwood.

Website: https://alexaaston.com/
Blog: http://www.embracingromance.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlexaAston
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authoralexaaston/
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15846438.Alexa_Aston
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/author/alexaaston
Newsletter: http://madmimi.com/signups/422152/join

 

Journey to Honor (Knights of Honor #4) by Alexa Aston @AlexaAston #RLFblog #medievalromanceWelcome Alexa Aston, author of Journey to Honor (Knights of Honor Book 4), a new medieval historical romance.

Why did you write this book?

I wrote Journey to Honor as a continuation of my Knights of Honor series. I had told the love story of Elysande Le Cler in Code of Honor, the previous book. Now Elysande’s sister, Avelyn Le Cler, gets to find her own HEA with dashing knight Sir Kenric Fairfax.

What is your favorite genre to read?

I adore romance but I’m also addicted to thrillers!

Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?

I think we’d all like to be Miss Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice. I know I would!

What are you working on at the moment?

I’m hard at work on Heart of Honor, Book 5 in my Knights of Honor series. Books 5-10 will feature the six children of Geoffrey and Merryn de Montfort, my couple from Book 1’s Word of Honor.

Heart of Honor will focus on the oldest de Montfort child, Alys, who is a healer just like her mother.

What books will we see from you in coming months?

Heart of Honor will be released on October 25. In 2018, Books 6-9 (Ancel, Edward, Hal, and Nan) will appear. The series will close out in early 2019 with the final book (Jessimond).

Please tell us about your latest book.

Genre: Medieval historical romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG-13

When twin boys are born, a servant with a grudge switches their birth order…

1366 A.D. – Kenric Fairfax is raised as the second son of the Earl of Shadowfaire. The day of his Knighting Ceremony, a tragedy takes place—and Kenric flees the north of England, putting his past behind him as he swears he will never marry. He becomes a trusted knight in service to Lord Michael Devereux, who asks Kenric to lead an escort party from London in order to bring his wife’s sister home to Sandbourne.

Avelyn Le Cler has spent a year as a lady-in-waiting to Queen Philippa and finds the treachery at the royal court not to her liking. She looks forward to a summer visit with her sister Elysande, who will soon give birth to her first child. While journeying from London, Avelyn discovers a secret about Sir Kenric Fairfax that could change his life—if he believes her.

But Avelyn is plagued with doubts since she has no proof to present Kenric. As the couple falls in love, Avelyn knows she must reveal to Kenric the truth she has learned about his birth—even if it costs her everything.

Join Kenric and Avelyn as the truth rips them apart—but their enduring love brings them together again.

Publisher: Dragonblade Publishing
Amazon: http://amzn.com/B07118ZCNM

Alexa Aston Social Media

Alexa Aston’s historical romances use history as a backdrop to place her characters in extraordinary circumstances, where their intense desire for one another grows into the treasured gift of love.

She is the author of The Knights of Honor, a medieval romance series that takes place in 14th century England and centers on the de Montfort family. Each romance focuses on the code of chivalry that bound knights of this era.

A native Texan, Alexa lives with her husband in a Dallas suburb, where she eats her fair share of dark chocolate and plots out stories while she walks every morning. She enjoys reading, watching movies, and can’t get enough of Fixer Upper or Game of Thrones. Alexa also writes romantic suspense, western historical, and standalone medieval novels as Lauren Linwood.
Website: https://alexaaston.wordpress.com/
Blog: https://www.embracingromance.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlexaAston
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authoralexaaston/
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15846438.Alexa_Aston
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/author/alexaaston
Newsletter: http://madmimi.com/signups/422152/join

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