Monday, November 09, 2015


Of Love and Betrayal
by Louise Lyndon

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GENRE: Historical Romance


Aveline de Bondeville is on the run. Determined to keep out of the hands of the cruel Raimbaut de Blois she will do whatever it takes to stay alive. And so when she finds herself in the company of Troy de Gysborne she must quickly decide if she can trust him. But can she confess to murder knowing it would mean her certain death?

Troy de Gysborne did the unthinkable; he tore the bonds of brotherhood and left a path of destruction in his wake. And now Troy must face those he betrayed, including the father who long ago renounced him. But to confess to the crime he committed will cost him everything. Including Aveline. But can he remain silent if it means losing the woman he loves?


Aveline’s scream burned her throat; she tasted blood. Eudes staggered forward, his eyes wide. He looked at her as he fell to his knees and then slumped forward. Bright red blood rushed from his wound and pooled on the ground. She looked at Raimbaut.

“This time you shall not escape.”

She picked up her skirts and ran headlong into the forest and did not slow her speed as branches slapped her in the face and tore at her arms. The ground beneath her feet was icy and uneven. She risked a glance over her shoulder and did not stop even though Raimbaut was nowhere to be seen. He may not have been behind her, but it did not mean he was not stalking her.

Sweat trickled down her face and burned her eyes. Her heart pumped, her lungs gasped for air. She came to a skidding stop and looked wildly around. Should she keep running straight, go left or right, or make her way back to Gysborne? She turned in a circle and shoved her hair from her eyes.

A twig snapped behind her. She stilled and held her breath. Out of the corner of her eye, she saw a blur rush by. Was it an animal? Was it Raimbaut?

She ignored the pain in her chest and her sudden need to loosen her bladder. But she could not ignore her trembling. She clutched her arms to her chest. A sour taste flooded her mouth as she did not see how she would be lucky enough a second time to escape from Raimbaut.


Louise Lyndon, Author

Louise grew up in country Victoria, Australia, before moving to England, where for sixteen years she soaked up the vibrancy of London and the medieval history of England. She has since returned to Australia and now lives in Melbourne.

In 2013, Louise won first prize in the historical romance category of the Crested Butte Sandy Writing Contest for her story, The Promise, which has since been retitled and is now known as, Of Love & Vengeance.

When not writing, Louise can be found covered in mud, crawling under barbed wire and hoisting herself over twelve foot walls!


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Louise Lyndon said...

Thank you so much for having me as your guest! It's great to be here! I am here to answer any questions. So don't be shy ask away! There is no such thing as a silly question!

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Amber Ag said...

Thanks for the excerpt :) Which character is your favorite?

Caroline Clemmons said...

Thanks for visiting, Louise. Did you have trouble readjusting to Melbourne after living in London?

Rita said...

Sounds like a great read.

MomJane said...

Sounds really exciting. Loved the excerpt.

Louise Lyndon said...

A character from Of Love and Betrayal? Raimbaut. Definitely. He's a bad dude and it's always more fun to write a baddy because they can get away with a lot more. Although, he does have his reasons for being bad. It doesn't excuse what he does but it does perhaps explain why he does what he does.

Louise Lyndon said...

Absolutely! It took me months to wind down and adjust to the slower pace of Melbourne. Also, and this will sound odd, it took me a while to get used to the fact that at the grocery store they pack your groceries. They don't do that in London. I'd forgotten about that while in the UK!

Louise Lyndon said...

Thanks, Rita!

Louise Lyndon said...

Thanks, MomJane!

Betty Woodrum said...

What an excerpt! sounds fantastic!

Louise Lyndon said...

Thanks, Betty!

Mary Preston said...

Loved the excerpt thank you.

Louise Lyndon said...

Thanks, Mary!

Ally Swanson said...

I enjoyed reading the excerpt. This book sounds like such an interesting read! Also, I like the book cover! Very intriguing and enticing!