Greetings everyone! Today we are very privileged to have a guest who is not only a fabulous author but a good friend of mine! Please give a warm welcome to Debbie Lynne Costello! Read about her new release, Sword of the Matchmaker, test your skills with Medieval and Scottish terms, and enter to win a free copy and also a Kindle Fire or Amazon gift certificate!.
First a little about the book!
Penelope Beatty made up her mind long ago she would live and die a Scottish warrior not a wife. But when nearly all her clan is killed and she is betrayed, she loathes doing the unthinkable, but must seek the help of an Englishman who owed her father’s his life.
Thomas Godfrey never married, but when a Scottish warrior lass shows up needing his aid, he finds her both annoying and irresistible. But the last thing he wants is to marry a woman who fights alongside him. If he was going to marry—which he isn’t—it would be to a soft, submissive woman. But when the Lady Brithwin meets the Scottish lass, she’s sure she’s found the perfect match for Thomas and nothing is going to stop her from seeing a summer wedding.
(MaryLu here: I recently finished the book and loved every minute of it. If you like medievals and romance, you'll love this book! )
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MaryLu, Thank you so much for having me on your blog. I’m super excited about my new release. It’s the first novella I’ve written. I’m pretty long winded so writing a novella hadn’t been on my radar. That is until I had a chance to be in a novella collection with Forget-Me-Not publishing. I have always felt like Thomas from Sword of Forgiveness needed his own story. If you’ve read the first book in the Winds of Change Series then you already know Thomas and hopefully fell in love with his character. But I promise you, you will see a side of the handsome knight you haven’t seen before. I had a lot of fun meeting back up with all the characters of Sword of Forgiveness. And Brithwin is up to her old tricks only this time Thomas is the one she has her sights aimed on and he won’t walk away unscathed I assure you.
Everyone who answers one of the questions below will be entered to win a copy of Sword of the Matchmaker. Be sure to leave your email so I can contact you should you win. Make sure you enter into the rafflecopter for a Kindle fire and other fun gifts. Thank you, again for having me over, MaryLu!
Do you like to read novellas? I’d love to hear why or why not.
What is your favorite thing about medieval romances?
To celebrate my new release I thought it might be fun to do a game today. I use a lot of medieval terms and Scottish terms in my books. So let’s see how many words you can match up with the appropriate term. Don’t cheat! I will post the answers at the very bottom of this post. Let me know in the comments how many you got right.
3) Bolt hole
17) Great Hall
A. owned, personal property
B. multi-purpose room where meals were taken, guests received, business conducted, and even used as sleeping quarters when needed.
C. raised platform
D. small enclosed or fenced area
E. chain mail garment that covered the legs and feet.
F. these were used to serve and eat food. Stale loaves of bread (or stale crusts of bread) were used to soak up food and eat it. Leftover pieces of these were often given to the dogs or distributed to the poor as alms.
G. endearing name for a child
H. part of the estate of the lord of the manor for his own use and support and often sub-leased
I. private sitting room often found above and used by family and close friends. Often connected to bedrooms
J. wicked man
K. an open area inside the castle complex, this contained the domestic and other necessary buildings of castle life. The inner laid in an area inside the main castle and its safety, while the outer was outside the main castle defenses, making it more vulnerable should there be an attack
L. long tunic made of chain mail used for protection
N. worry, concern
O. a hidden door in a castle used for escape
P. 14 days
Q. decorative head piece
R. the man responsible for the training of soldiers at a specific castle.
S. person who makes and repairs barrels and tubs
T. 7 days.
V. a braid of hair
W. a piece of clothing typically worn over a one piece of clothing and under the outer garment
X. long loose undergarment for women.
Y. housing for falcons and hawks
Z. did not
PLEASE Connect with Debbie Lynne on the rest of her Blog Tour this month! Here next stop is tomorrow HERE
I’m giving away a copy of Sword of the Matchmaker (if you have purchased the book you can choose one of my other books). Leave a comment or answer one of the questions I’ve asked or ask me a question to be entered.
Don’t forget to enter in the rafflecopter, too! There will be lots of ways to earn points. I’ll be giving away a kindle fire with Sword of the Matchmaker, $15 Amazon gift card and much more!
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ANSWERS to QUIZ
1) Bailey -K
2) Beastie -G
3) Bolt hole -O-
4) Braw -U
5) Caitiff -J
6) Chattel -A
7) Chausses -E
8) Chemise -X
9) Circlet -Q
10) Cooper -S
11) Dais -C
12) Demesne -H
13) Dinna -Z
14) Fash -N
15) Fortnight -P
16) Garth -D
17) Great Hall -B
18) Hauberk -L
19) Kirtle -W
20) Master-at-Arms -R
21) Mews -Y
22) Plait -V
23) Sennight -T
24) Solar -I
25) Tae -M
26) Trencher -F