Night sky with stars over the desert

#DiamondTales – Diamonds in the Desert

My contribution to #DiamondTales on Discovering Diamonds is an excerpt from Men of the Cross, a glimpse of war, love, hope, and friendship during the Third Crusade. The scene takes place in June 1192, twelve miles from Jerusalem. Diamond Tales ran from December 3 – 23 and features a variety of authors. I hope you…

Excerpt from For King and Country

Henry tried to shut out Marian and Robin’s voices as he and Stephan left. The wooden stairs creaked beneath their feet. At the landing, Henry heard Hugh settling his father for the night. Edward’s muffled laugh sounded, familiar and comforting, reminiscent of days long past. Candlelight flickered beneath Bea’s door. She was singing softly, a…

Excerpt from For King and Country

Chapter 1 Drums. Dear God, not the drums. Henry de Grey shuddered and blinked against the mid-afternoon sun. Streaks of light shimmered through the trees like blades of a hundred broadswords. Stephan l’Aigle stirred beside the young knight, but then lay still, like Henry, listening. At the water’s edge, the knights’ horses perked their ears.…