Yay, it’s Medieval Monday First Kiss Snippet time! Fourteen amazing historical medieval romance authors sharing exciting excerpts. Join the Medieval Romance Lovers Facebook page for more fun excerpts each week!

Today I’m sharing a snippet from Ruth A. Casie‘s book Knight of Runes.

Logan’s been right about Katherine all along. It was so easy to let her take over what he couldn’t face doing himself. He stood on the terrace, watching his men tend the bonfire while it burned itself out. In the veil of smoke, he saw Rebeka’s penetrating violet eyes. The bonfire was no match for the fire of desire that claimed every part of him. He finished the mead and headed to the cottage.


He is her key to return to the 21st century.
She is the only one who can save him.


May, 1605

When Lord Arik, a druid knight, finds Rebeka Tyler wandering his lands without protection, he swears to keep her safe. But Rebeka can take care of herself. When Arik sees her clash with a group of attackers using a strange fighting style, he’s intrigued.

Rebeka is no ordinary seventeenth-century woman—she’s travelled back from the year 2011, and she desperately wants to return to her own time. She poses as a scholar sent by the king to find out what’s killing Arik’s land. But as she works to decode the ancient runes that are the key to solving this mystery and sending her home, she finds herself drawn to the charismatic and powerful Arik.

As Arik and Rebeka fall in love, someone in Arik’s household schemes to keep them apart, and a dark druid with a grudge prepares his revenge. Soon Rebeka will have to decide whether to return to the future or trust Arik with the secret of her time travel and her heart. 

“Ruth A. Casie, weaves an exciting and beautifully told legendary tale that is both rich and engaging.  It is full of, ‘on the edge of your seat’ suspense, mind-boggling drama and a forever-after romance. Ms. Casie’s sparkling new novel, KNIGHT OF RUNES is a winner!” ~ Romance Junkies

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Judith Sterling

Ooh…things are getting good! Great snippet, Ruth. Happy Medieval Monday!

Mary Morgan

What will happen next? Looking forward to reading more, Ruth. Happy Medieval Monday!

Cathy MacRae

Things are heating up! Can’t wait for next week’s snippet, Ruth!

Ruth A. Casie

Thanks so much for hosting me today! Have a great Medieval Monday.


    You’re so welcome 🙂


I love the comparison of a bonfire to his desire! Their first kiss is bound to be scrumptious! Happy Medieval Monday, Ruth and Eliza!

Daryl Devore

Love the line – In the veil of smoke, he saw Rebeka’s penetrating violet eyes.

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