Blog Tour ~ Heir of Locksley by N.B. Dixon (Exclusive Excerpt + Giveaway)
Title: Heir of Locksley Series: Outlaw’s Legacy, Book 1
Author: N.B. Dixon
Publisher: Beaten Track Publishing
Cover Artist: Natasha Snow
Release Date: December 1st, 2016
Genre(s): Historical, M/M
About the Book
BlurbRobin of Locksley is a rebel, more comfortable roaming Sherwood Forest with his longbow and courting the village girls than learning how to run a manor. An innocent flirtation with a peasant girl soon lands Robin in trouble, and worse, he finds himself inexplicably attracted to Will Scathelock, his best friend since childhood. Robin must decide whether to follow the rules of society or his own conscience. Meanwhile, his neighbour, Guy of Gisborne, is anxious to get his hands on the Locksley estate and he will do anything to make it happen - even murder.
“He’s a beauty,” the young man crowed.
“Keep your voice down,” the older man snapped back.
“What for? There’s no one about. I checked.”
“There are the foresters. They always pop up when they’re least wanted.”
Robin decided it was the right moment to show himself. He stepped silently out from his hiding place and approached the men. “That was a fine shot.”
Both men stared at him in consternation. They knew him; the whole village did. Both jumped away from the stag as if by doing so, they could claim their innocence.
“This is not how it looks, Master Robin,” the older man stammered.
Robin raised an eyebrow. “From where I’m standing, it appears you have killed one of the king’s deer.”
The younger man’s face was defiant. “We have more right to the king’s deer than he does. We need the food.”
“Son, be quiet,” his father whispered. To Robin, he said, “Please, I beg you, have mercy. My family are starving. We are in debt and have fallen behind with our rent. We need food. Please, let us go this once and it won’t happen again.”
Robin ran his eyes over them. There was no denying they were hungry. It was there in the pinched pallor of their faces and the prominent cheekbones. Robin could count their ribs.
“It’s all right,” he said. “My lips are sealed.”
The two men stared at him in disbelief.
Robin thought he recognised the older man. “You’re Harry, the miller.”
The man nodded, still too shocked to speak.
“How did you get behind with your rent?”
“My youngest son was ill not long since with a high fever. It took all the money we had to buy medicines for him.”
“I see.” Robin turned to the miller’s son. “I saw you at the Blue Boar inn the other night. You were playing dice against my friend Will.”
The young man glowered even harder, but he said nothing. His father shot him a quick, hurt look.
“If you leave Sherwood right now, I will not have seen you.”
The miller looked as though he could hardly believe his ears. “Master Robin?”
“If you are caught again, I won’t be able to help you. The king’s foresters are everywhere in Sherwood, and my father wouldn’t hesitate to carry out the law.”
The miller bowed repeatedly. “I can’t thank you enough, Master Robin.”
“You can thank me by making sure that deer does not go to waste.”
About N.B. Dixon
Author BioN.B. Dixon is an author of historical fiction. Her love for the Robin Hood legend began in a neglected corner of the school library and has continued ever since. She is a self-confessed bookworm and also a musician. She began work on the *Outlaw's Legacy* Series in 2013, and was accepted by Beaten Track Publishing in 2016. *Outlaw's Legacy* is a historical series based around the Robin Hood legend. The author describes it as Exciting Historical Adventure with GLBT romance.
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GiveawayThree lucky winners will receive an e-copy of Heir of Locksley, the first in the Outlaw's Legacy series by N.B. Dixon, a highly original retelling of the Robin Hood legend. To be in with a chance, simply enter via the Rafflecopter below. The contest closes at midnight EST on May 6 and is open to entrants worldwide. Good luck!
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