Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Virtual Tour - Word of Honor (Knights of Honor, #1) by Alexa Aston

Word of Honor
Knights of Honor, #1
by Alexa Aston
Release Date: October 25th 2016
Publisher: Dragonblade Publishing
Genre: Medieval Historical Romance

From The Book Junkie Reads . . . Word of Honor (Knights of Honor, #1) . . .
I love historical romance. I love medieval historical romance. I love romances that are based around honor, duty, respect, courage, and love. Geoffrey and Merryn takes me on a journey that last for many years. It endures much from the betrothal to the marriage to the separation and then back to the reunion. Between all those times, their love and honor keeps them coming back together again and again.

The test of love, respect, devotion, hope, and honor are all put to the test for these two true loves. Their passion for each other will be the key to the forgiveness needed. The faith of what’s to come. The despair of what has been suffered. Geoffrey and Merryn has captivated that depths of love, devotion, faith, hope, and honor in their love story. I will come back to this one each time a new one comes out.


The first romance of this series has set the stage for much to take place in the lives of these two destined lovers and the others of the upcoming romance. I hope to have the privilege to read them all.  The beauty in the words. The detail put into the crafting of the plot. The attention to historical significance. The characters are rich. The scenery realistic.

BLURB
Become swept away in Alexa Astons new Knights of Honor, a medieval series set in the time of Edward IIIs reign in England. At its heart are Geoffrey and Merryn, who will find lasting love in Word of Honor. This pair plays a part in each book of the seriessometimes small, sometimes largeas new couples come together to find passion and true love. Each romance focuses on honor and the code of chivalry that bound knights of this era.

1351 A.D.
Betrothed from a young age, Merryn Mantel and Geoffrey de Montfort are that rare couplea love match. They spend five long years apart when Geoffrey leaves England to fight against the French. Geoffrey returns after the English victory at Poitiers, and he and Merryn wed. They spend one blissful night consummating their love, looking forward to a promising future together. 

Yet Geoffrey vanishes the next day. Merryn is left lonely and confused as she clings to the hope that one day her husband will come back to her. Geoffrey finally returns almost seven years later. This new Geoffrey is a stranger to Merryn. He refuses to reveal where he has been and why he stayed away from the woman he loved.

Will her husband
s silence create a rift too large to heal, or can Geoffrey and Merryn recapture the love they once shared?

Join Geoffrey and Merryn as they fight for the love both have held in their hearts despite their years apart.
 
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EXCERPT
Merryn smiled at him. You are already as tall as any of Fathers knights, Geoffrey. You are broad of shoulder and think quickly on your feet. Sir Lovel would be a fool if he doesnt allow you on the battlefield. A frown crossed her face.
What ails you?
She lowered her gaze to the ground. “’Tis nothing.
Geoffrey tipped her chin till their eyes met. We have no secrets, Merryn. We never did. Tell me.
She placed her palm on his chest. His pulse jumped at her touch.
I fear you may not come home to me, she whispered.
Youve seen me spar. Im quick with a sword or mace. He cupped her cheek. I will return to you, Merryn. Nothing could keep me from your arms.
Geoffrey slipped his hand to the nape of her neck and held her steady. He touched his lips to hers in a gentle, lingering kiss.
Breaking the kiss, he told her, Well have plenty of time for love play in the future. But for now, I hope that youll ride Destiny each day. He is my gift to you beyond what the betrothal contracts call for.
Thank you, Geoffrey. Merryn stroked the horse. You are generous to me.
He placed his hands on her shoulders. There is nothing that I wouldnt do for you, Merryn. Nothing.
Geoffrey longed to shower her with passionate kisses that would show her how much he desired her. Yet Merryn was only three and ten. He didnt want to frighten her. He would complete his service to Sir Lovel and return to wed her. She would be a woman then and more ready to understand the ways of love between a man and a woman.
He led her from the stables. They walked hand in hand, no words necessary between them. They strolled through the gates of Kinwick and over to the meadow. Merryn loved being out in nature. He wanted to remember her this waystanding in a field of flowers, the sun setting her hair afire.
Geoffrey knelt and gathered a few wildflowers from the grass. Lifting her hand, he placed them in her palm.
I know how much you enjoy picking flowers and herbs. Think of me when you do so. Until I return to you.
Merryn stared at the flowers a long time and then placed them on the ground. She unclasped the delicate gold necklace she always wore. Standing on her toes so she could reach him, she fastened the chain around his neck.
I know tis suited for a woman, but I hope you will wear this cross. Wherever you go, I shall be close to your heart.
Her gesture touched him. He brought the cross to his lips and kissed it before tucking it under his gypon.
Geoffrey captured her hand and kissed her knuckles before lacing their fingers together.
I promise I shall come home to be your husband, Merryn.
Ill wait for you, she promised. As long as it takes.
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Author Info
Alexa Astons 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. 
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