Wednesday, January 27, 2016

#Excerpt: FAIRLY CERTAIN by Deborah Ann Davis

“Hey, have you seen Maid Rianne?” Petir ventured to ask after watching their efforts for a while.

“Ye won’t find her around here. She is paying a visit to my wife.”

“Your wife? I thought she was a prison—” Petir glanced at Scottie, busy with his task and ignoring their conversation. “I thought she was a guest of the sheriff.”

“That she is, but Maid Rianne would not be dissuaded from carrying a message from Scottie to his mum. Aye, she be a feisty one, that.”

Alarm filled Petir. “But what if she gets caught?”

William chuckled. “Not Maid Rianne.”

“How do you know?” he snapped at the big man. “She doesn’t have some kind of invisible cloak, does she? I didn’t think so. She could get caught.” How could the man be so casual about it?

“Anything is possible, m’lord. But even if she is caught, she will be safe enough. She can tell the guard she was trying to sneak in to see her betrothed. No harm will befall her.”

Petir threw his arm up in frustration. “You shouldn’t have let her go!” What was he supposed to do now, beside wait and worry?

“Let her go? M’lord, do you really think I had a say in the matter?” The blacksmith threw back his head and laughed, a big booming sound that erased his perpetual scowl. “You tell Maid Rianne what she should do, and let me how that works out for you.”


Petir takes a rough tumble in the Connecticut woods, but awakens in the middle of old England. His instinct to freak out is tempered by the arrival of a fair maiden wearing a bow...and arrow. Throwing caution to the wind, Petir decides he has nothing to lose by pursuing Maid Rianne. But when she is captured by the enemy, a geek with no ability to defend himself must find a way to rescue the fair maiden.

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I’m DEBORAH ANN DAVIS, and I write Quirky New/Young Adult Fiction with a Twist. I began writing when searching for inspiration for my 5th grade English Journal. Lo and behold, my world was full of funny tales just waiting to be told. It never occurred to me to pursue writing, not even when I discovered my flare for telling stories at college parties.

After a string of undergrad majors, I realized I could reach a captive audience EVERY DAY in the public school system. As you probably know, teenagers love to laugh, and what could be more entertaining than Biology, Earth Science, and Environmental Science? I jumped into teaching with both feet and loved it for 27 years. It came with an added bonus: Once teens know you like to laugh, they want to make you laugh. Go figure.

Twelve years after our first kiss, I reunited with, and married my childhood sweetheart. Together we coached our daughter's AAU Basketball Team, which swept States two years in a row. (Yay!) Then, for several years, our daughter and our money went to college.

During a particularly nasty bout of Lyme disease, I turned to Fitness to boost my Health, and to Writing to boost my Happiness. Currently, I am a healthy and happy Educational Speaker and a Certified Personal Trainer who loves to write.

We presently reside on a lovely lake in Connecticut. When I’m not writing novels for my Love of Fairs series, I enjoy dabbling with living a sustainable life, dancing, playing outside, and laughing really hard every day. I also promote increasing movement throughout your day as Wiggle Writer in my Merry Meddling blog at

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