Renaissance of Hetty Locklear Joust Continues… 1301-The Marquis


Day One Results

Wow, these knights are fantastic. They fought very hard yesterday and showed great skill. I’ve no doubt they will continue today. HUZZAH! Cheer for the knights! Help them get the dents out of their armor.

Current score: Ghost Knight 26, Knight Aidensdein 13, Knight McSquee 11, Knight of Uber and Knight Light 8, Knight of the Whispering Woods 7, Gibberish Knight and Stormy Knight 4, and Knight of Fae Forest 3.

If you missed the rules: the knights score points by you cheering for them. One point for using the knight’s name (ie, Stormy Knight) and one point for using the knight’s special Renaissance word. Each day you cheer, your names gets put into the drawing to win a free ebook of The Renaissance of Hetty Locklear. You may cheer for more than one knight.

Stormy Knight, special word is wherefore (meaning, ‘why’)

Knight of the Whispering Woods, word is S’wounds (meaning ‘wow’)

Ghost Knight, word is hark (meaning ‘hey, listen up’)


Knight of Uber, word is prithee (meaning ‘please’)

Knight McSqee, Protector of Fandom, word is tosspot (meaning ‘drunkard’)

Knight Aidensdein, word is poppet (meaning, ‘child, doll’)

Knight of Fae Forest, word is cutpurse (meaning ‘thief’)

Knight Light, word is pray tell (meaning ‘please tell me’)

Gibberish Knight of the Triangle Ottoman, word is forsooth (meaning ‘indeed’)



Christine Rains Has a New Series Coming, The 13th Floor

Awesome. I love Christine’s writing. The first of this paranormal romance series is coming out December 13th and is titled, 1301 – The Marquis.

Life after Hell isn’t more exciting than watching football and fixing a busted pipe. Once a powerful demon, Marc enjoys his quiet existence and a good cup of coffee. With big ambitions to gain his master’s favor, a trickster demon named Vetis shatters Marc’s peace and vows to deliver Marc’s head to the fires of Hell. Not before he destroys everything Marc cares about, of course.

Marc’s power has diminished over the years. Heaven will never grant him absolution, and he refuses to return to Hell. Running isn’t an option. The city of Carmine is his territory. It’s also home to his favorite cafe owner, Mae Hopkins. The dame has a lovely smile, but it’s her heart and soul that shine bright.

While his city burns and his love is captured, Marc must decide to surrender or let hate and anger fuel him to become the fearsome beast he so loathes: The Marquis. If the Marquis rises, Vetis can be defeated and Mae saved, but Marc would be lost to his demon forever.

Author Bio:

Christine Rains is a writer, blogger, and geek mom. She has four degrees which help nothing with motherhood, but make her a great Jeopardy player. When she’s not writing or reading, she having adventures with her son or watching cheesy movies on Syfy Channel. She’s a member of S.C.I.F.I. The 13th Floor series is her first self-published series. She also has two novellas and sixteen short stories published.

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  1. November 13, 2012    

    Hark! Here comes the Ghost Knight!

    Happy jousting :)

  2. November 13, 2012    

    Congrats on the awesome launch… Wherefore let us be grateful Stormy Knight still has a chance to win.

  3. November 13, 2012    

    Huzzah! Oh Stormy Knight, wherefore are you not in the lead?

  4. November 13, 2012    

    I’m here for the Ghost Knight. Hark, she’ll kick thy armored butt!

  5. November 13, 2012    

    Wherefore art the Stormy Knight, that lets the ghost creep nigh to the finish line? Raise the lance and charge! Huzzah!

  6. November 13, 2012    

    Christine’s forthcoming book is awesome!

    Can’t wait for a chance to read your newest book!

  7. November 13, 2012    

    Hark! I come in the name of Ghost Knight!

  8. November 13, 2012    

    Pray tell, Knight White, will you take the lead soon?

  9. November 13, 2012    

    Light, not white.

    Still too early…

  10. November 13, 2012    

    Wow, Christine’s upcoming book looks fantastic! Can’t wait to read it.

    I’m throwing some love towards the Knight of the Whispering Woods today. Huzzah!

  11. November 13, 2012    

    S’wounds! What a show of skill by Knight of Uber, Ghost Knight, Gibberish Knight, Knight McSquee, Knight of the Whispering Woods, Knight of the Fae Forest, Knight Light, Stormy Knight, and Knight Aidensdein.

    The grog has increased the number of tosspots and cutpurses, Lords and Ladies, prithee be careful of thy coin and jewels. Pray tell, who is that poppet and wherefore is it wearing the jester’s clothes? Hark I must get out of the sun. Forsooth the heat.

  12. November 13, 2012    

    It is wonderful to see you attending the joust, Lady Shelley.

    I agree, Lady Tania. Stormy Knight has shown much skill.

    Welcome back Lord Alex and Ladies Diane, Laura, Cherie, Ellie, and Julie.

    A pleasure to have you here, Lady CandiLynn

  13. November 13, 2012    

    Hi Mary … Fae Knight – whose cutpurse sadler has taken off into the distant Royal forest – Fae Knight is now without his saddle or a stitcher for his leather work … oh my oh my .. a Knight undone …

    Cheers Hilary

  14. November 13, 2012    

    Huzzah! The first day results are in …

    S’wounds! I apologize me Lady M for such a poor showing …. BUT, today is a new day and the Knight of the Whispering Woods is ready to champion you.

  15. November 13, 2012    

    In honor of my wee poppet Olivia I must throw a favor to the Knight of Aidensdein! Cheers to you, Lady of Peace, for your excellent tournament! :)

  16. November 13, 2012    

    What a magnificent first day, Lady Mary! My darling poppet enjoyed the jousting and is eager to cheer for Knight Aidensdein again. Huzzah for Knight Aidensdein!

    And a great thank you for participating in my cover reveal. The Grand Marquis would quite enjoy the jousting!

  17. November 13, 2012    

    ah, the cutpurse would’ve made off with me goods were it not for the Knight of the Fae Forest… :D xoxo <3

  18. November 13, 2012    

    Huzzah! If Ninja Alex be for me, who can be against? Long live Stormy Knight!

  19. November 13, 2012    

    Huzzah for the Knight Aidensdein! All else joust like poppets!

    Congrats on another great release Mary! ^^ :D

  20. November 13, 2012    

    Hark! I, the Ghost Knight, appeareth upon the field like the wind, a swift and sturdy presence in armor, armed with yon pointy pole to joust in honor of Milady Pax. Huzzah!!

  21. November 13, 2012    

    Another great showing today. Wow, those lances look painful.

    Come have tea with me, Lady Hilary. It’s wonderful to see you. And you as well, Ladies Katy, Christine, Leigh, and Amanda.

    Lord Michael, you cheer very well. Some wine will make sure you can keep cheering.

    Stormy Knight your armor and skill makes me swoon.

  22. November 13, 2012    

    S’wounds, Knight of the Whispering Woods, your lance struck your opponent square in the arse!

  23. November 13, 2012    

    Huzzah! Joust do it, Knight of Uber. Thy winning cup will overfloweth with the Grog of Spit Toon’s Saloon. Thou mount needeth to moveth its arsusth. Once more unto the breach . It’s the leach you can do., if you ever wish to showeth your muggeth at the saloon, again.

  24. Sherry Parker Sherry Parker
    November 13, 2012    

    Hail! Hail!! The triumphant Ghost Knight approacheth victory!! The cybercrowd cheereth on such a vain contraption! Hark, I do hear the sound of tiny hoofbeats…but wait…it is liken unto the smallest of taps. What doth thine eyes perceive! Yay, what sorcery is this? Thine master of the ring doth call it a ‘keyboard’? Forsooth, who shall slay such a beast? Perhaps the noble Ghost Knight will trounce the foes within and pervail mightily against such odds.

  25. November 13, 2012    

    Loving the sound of 1301 The Marquis- thanks so much for introducing me to this author! Great post- the jousting looks as though it’s going really well! HUZZAH! ~ Jess

  26. November 13, 2012    

    I vote for all- but myself of course:

    Hark- Ghost Knight. No foolery of the Knight of the Fae Forest. For I shall s’wounds you and Knight of the Whispering Woods into tosspots like Knight Mcsqee there, though I doubt any Knight could bare Violence without some ale to cool the sting, myself included.
    Oh and donne worry poppet Knight Aidersdein. My cutpurse told me all the wherefores of ypu and Stormy Knights battles of late.

    Prithee, knight of Uber and praytell Knight Light and Gibberish Knight of the Triange Ottoman, how can we joust if not in conversation?

    Forsooth, Lady Max has fine prizes to be won.

    On the Marrow,
    ~Knight of the Fae Forest.

  27. Jackie Smith Jackie Smith
    November 13, 2012    

    New author for me…..and one I want to be sure and read!!

  28. November 13, 2012    

    This is to……..
    Knight of the Fae Forest!
    Maybe thou shalt stop being a cutpurse, for it may cost!
    Uh… but that’s not true! My mom is not a cutpurse!
    Love you mom!

  29. November 13, 2012    

    I think I just voted for everybody with this one. At least I hope so because this took more thinking that my brain was prepared to give, but I pushed it and got the following:

    Hark! forsooth Ghost Knight hath been informeth of cutpurses banding. We shant allow silly poppets to treat our fair Ladies and Lords as waylaid tosspots. Let us s’wounds the crowds, prithee, uniting in their defense. Pray tell wherefore we’ve not done this before? Hear me Stormy Knight, Knight of The Whispering Woods, Knight of Uber and Protector of Fandom, Knight McSquee. Calleth Knight Aidensdein and the Knight of Fae Forest. To Knight Light and Gibberish Knight of the Triangle Ottoman. Let us stand for justice and all that is good and right. Then let’s get back to knocking each other around with our lances lol!!


  30. November 13, 2012    

    All the knights are doing themselves proud.

    Nice set of armor you have on today, Ghost Knight.

    I did see that Lord Jay. Ouch.

    Welcome, Lord Spit Toon! What a great cheer for the Knight of Uber.

    Lovely to see you return Lady Sherry.

    I’m looking forward to Christine’s new book, Jess.

    How honorable of you Knight of the Fae Forest. Your armor sprinkles so beautifully.

    Christine is a great author, Jackie.

    Thank you for stopping by young Jasmyne. It’s great to see the young so involved in the games. Would you care for some tea?

    it is very hard using all the words, Angela. I was saying to the Husband Unit that the folks in the Middle Ages would laugh and probably not understand a word we say.

  31. November 13, 2012    

    S’wounds, this is an awesome idea for a book celebration! The Knight of Whispering Woods sounds most attractive. Er, brave, I mean brave and dashing. Yes…

  32. November 13, 2012    

    I champion Knight McSquee , and dare any blithering “tosspots” to try to cross her.

    Congrats on gathering the bravest knights together in your honor Lady Mary.

  33. Marie Bittinger Marie Bittinger
    November 14, 2012    

    Prithee, fair LAdy Mary, allow me to tie my kercheif around the neck of the Knight of Uber, for he is brave yet gentle, strong yet kind. My beloved.