Of course, breathtaking passion and undeniable love are almost certain to come their way. It happens in the first book, The Warrior Laird.
Author: Margo Maguire
Publisher: Harper Collins
“Margo Maguire is a masterful storyteller.” —Lorraine Heath Margo Maguire has a true talent for writing scintillating, powerfully emotional historical romance novels. She works her enthralling magic once more with a wildly passionate series about siblings who have survived a brutal past and will stop at nothing to claim their birthright. Of course, breathtaking passion and undeniable love are almost certain to come their way. It happens in the first book, The Warrior Laird. Fans of Karen Hawkins, Julianne MacLean, Liz Carlyle, Julia London—and anyone else who loves to be transported by historical romance to the breathtaking Scottish Highlands—will adore this tantalizing tale of a warrior Scotsman on a treasure hunt and the runaway bride who sets out to steal his fortune…only to become his captive prize.
Taken by the Laird is a scintillating tale of passion in the Highlands from Margo Maguire, author of Wild and Temptation of the Warrior, featuring a laird who must come to the rescue of a bride on the run.
Author: Margo Maguire
Publisher: Harper Collins
Taken by the Laird is a scintillating tale of passion in the Highlands from Margo Maguire, author of Wild and Temptation of the Warrior, featuring a laird who must come to the rescue of a bride on the run.
The historical tales of Karyn Monk are filled with unforgettable romance and her own special brand of warmth and humor.
Author: Karyn Monk
The historical tales of Karyn Monk are filled with unforgettable romance and her own special brand of warmth and humor. Now love casts its spell in the Highlands, as a warrior seeks a miracle from a mysterious lady of secrets and magic.... The Witch and the Warrior Suspected of witchcraft, Gwendolyn MacSween has been condemned to being burned at the stake at the hands of her own clan. Yet rescue comes from a most unlikely source. Mad Alex MacDunn, laird of the mighty rival clan MacDunn, is a man whose past is scarred with tragedy and loss. His last hope lies in capturing the witch of the MacSweens--and using her magic to heal his dying son. He expects to find an old hag....Instead he finds a young woman of unearthly beauty. There's only one problem: Gwendolyn has no power to bewitch or to heal. Now she must pretend to be a sorceress--or herself perish. But can she use her common sense to save Alex's son, and her natural powers as a woman to enchant a fierce and handsome Highland warrior--before a dangerous enemy destroys them both?
What is he willing to sacrifice for Derryth to keep her safe. . .and in his arms? The Warrior of Clan Kincaid by Lily Blackwood is not one to miss!
Author: Lily Blackwood
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
The stunning and dramatic final book in the Kincaid brothers' trilogy set in the wilds of Scotland. LOVE TAKES NO PRISONERS Derryth MacClaren is on the run—having been sent from her castle home to avoid capture by the vicious nobleman known as the Wolf, who has vowed revenge against the Clan Kincaid. When a surprise attack leaves her vulnerable, Derryth ends up in the hands of an enemy warrior who claims her, with the Wolf’s blessing, as his prize. But her captor’s gentle words and touch seduce her heart—and body—completely. . . and when she discovers the tattoo on his arm that proves him to be the legendary, long-believed dead son of the murdered Laird of Kincaid, Derryth knows she must find a way to alter his fate—and her own. . . Cull has no memory of his family or past—all he knows is the life of a warrior, trained to fight on behalf of the Scottish king. But now that Derryth has informed him of who he really is—Cullen Braewick, the youngest son of the slain laird—he is torn. If Cull exacts revenge against the Wolf, who executed his father, he stands to lose the precious lass who he has come to love. What is he willing to sacrifice for Derryth to keep her safe. . .and in his arms? The Warrior of Clan Kincaid by Lily Blackwood is not one to miss!
CAPTURED BY A LAIRD Haunted by his father's violent death, David Hume, the new laird of Wedderburn, sets out to make his name so feared that no one will dare harm his family again.
Author: Margaret Mallory
Publisher: MARGARET MALLORY AUTHOR
THE DOUGLAS LEGACY The Douglas sisters, beauties all, are valuable pawns in their family's bitter struggle to control the Scottish Crown. But when powerful enemies threaten, each Douglas lass will find she must face them alone. CAPTURED BY A LAIRD Haunted by his father's violent death, David Hume, the new laird of Wedderburn, sets out to make his name so feared that no one will dare harm his family again. The treacherous ally who played on his father's weakness is dead and beyond David's vengeance, but his castle and young widow are ripe for the taking. The moment David lays eyes on the dark-haired beauty defending her wee daughters, however, he knows this frail-looking lass is the one person who could bring him to his knees. Wed at thirteen to a man who tried daily to break her spirit, Lady Alison Douglas is looking forward to a long widowhood. But when the fearsome warrior known as the Beast of Wedderburn storms her gates, she finds herself, once again, forced to wed a stranger. Alison is only a pawn to serve his vengeance, so why does this dark warrior arouse such fiery passion and an unwelcome longing in her heart? With death and danger looming, these two wounded souls must learn to trust each other...for only love can save them.
In the breathtaking tradition of Once a Warrior and The Witch and the Warrior comes Karyn Monk's passionate new tale of a distant time, a proud people--and a forbidden love.
Author: Karyn Monk
In the breathtaking tradition of Once a Warrior and The Witch and the Warrior comes Karyn Monk's passionate new tale of a distant time, a proud people--and a forbidden love. She was an infamous thief... When the ruthless MacTiers destroyed Melantha's clan, she vowed to do whatever was necessary to keep her people alive. It was a daring risk to disguise herself as "the Falcon," a mysterious horseman who stole food and gold from the enemy, always slipping away unscathed. But when Melantha captured the MacTier warrior who was sent to kill her, the danger she faced was the desire aroused by this enigmatic stranger.... ...until one man stole her heart. Roarke had known only battle for far too long. With his family gone, he had proved his loyalty to his laird in countless conflicts, fighting with the fearless arrogance of a man who had nothing to lose--and untold rewards to gain. But murdering the enchanting spitfire who had waged her own maddening war against his clan was unthinkable. Torn between fealty to his lord and the dictates of his conscience, Roarke would look for an answer in the emerald eyes of a woman who dared to show him the meaning of honor, the bonds of family--and the power of love.
In the Highlands of Scotland, honor and loyalty are worth more than life itself.
Author: Rowan Keats
In the Highlands of Scotland, honor and loyalty are worth more than life itself. But when a haunted woman meets a wronged warrior, love will prove more powerful than anything they have ever known. Isabail Grant has had to be strong all her life. Over the years, she has lost everyone close to her, and now she’s seeking justice for her brother’s murder. But en route to Edinburgh to petition the king, she is kidnapped by a fierce warrior—and is shocked to find herself irresistibly drawn to her captor. Aiden MacCurran is an outlaw. The laird of a small clan, he’s been falsely accused of killing the king’s courier and stealing the Crown’s property—and the key to clearing his name and redeeming his clan lies in Isabail’s memories. But Aiden and Isabail must first weather deceit and treachery before they can find the truth and claim the love that’s growing between them....
Length: 103,000 words = 416 pages Rating: R-rated for passionate passages In This Series The Warrior Daughters of Rivenloch 1136 – THE STORMING (a novella) 1144 – A RIVENLOCH CHRISTMAS (a short story) 1155 – BRIDE OF FIRE 1155 – ...
Author: Glynnis Campbell
Publisher: Glynnis Campbell
From USA Today bestselling author Glynnis Campbell... A lovely warrior lass with ice in her veins takes a Highlander hostage in order to ransom her kin, unaware she has invited a self-made champion into her keep, one who means to earn her respect, charm her clan, and melt her heart. Cool and commanding warrior maid Hallidis Cameliard’s destiny has always been clear—a husband appointed by the king and eventual reign over Rivenloch. So when her cousins are captured by a Highland laird, she takes charge, seizing the laird’s right hand man as leverage. Captive Colban an Curaidh knows his clan cannot afford war, so he counts on his honor to keep the peace, charming Hallie’s clan and melting her heart. But when he offers her more, fate snatches away her one chance for love, and only the desperate act of a champion with nothing to lose can give them the happiness they deserve. BRIDE OF ICE Book 2 of The Warrior Daughters of Rivenloch One bride of Fire… One bride of Ice… One bride of Mist… Born into the Rivenloch clan of warriors, Jenefer, Hallidis, and Feiyan, three fearless and fierce Scots lasses, are ready to battle the world, until heart-melting heroes arrive to challenge the spirited brides, storming their defenses and winning their hearts with the power of love. Length: 103,000 words = 416 pages Rating: R-rated for passionate passages In This Series The Warrior Daughters of Rivenloch 1136 – THE STORMING (a novella) 1144 – A RIVENLOCH CHRISTMAS (a short story) 1155 – BRIDE OF FIRE 1155 – BRIDE OF ICE Key Themes: Scottish historical romance, adventure stories, strong women, Highland brides, knights in shining armor, hostage hero, female knight, medieval castle, cousins, sword fighting, Highlander romance, women warriors, stories with humor More Historical Romances by Glynnis Campbell The Warrior Maids of Rivenloch THE SHIPWRECK (a novella) A YULETIDE KISS (a short story) LADY DANGER CAPTIVE HEART KNIGHT'S PRIZE The Warrior Daughters of Rivenloch THE STORMING (a novella) A RIVENLOCH CHRISTMAS (a short story) BRIDE OF FIRE BRIDE OF ICE The Knights of de Ware THE HANDFASTING (a novella) MY CHAMPION MY WARRIOR MY HERO Medieval Outlaws THE REIVER (a novella) DANGER'S KISS PASSION'S EXILE DESIRE'S RANSOM Scottish Lasses THE OUTCAST (a novella) MacFARLAND'S LASS MacADAM'S LASS MacKENZIE'S LASS California Legends THE STOWAWAY (a novella) NATIVE GOLD NATIVE WOLF NATIVE HAWK
New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands returns to the Highlands of Scotland in her hottest new historical romance yet!
Author: Lynsay Sands
New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands returns to the Highlands of Scotland in her hottest new historical romance yet! Highlander Campbell Sinclair is no stranger to battle, so when he sees a lad attacked by bandits, he jumps into the fray. He didn't count on being stabbed. Grateful to the boy for nursing him back to health, Cam offers to accompany Jo safely to his destination. But when he accidentally comes across the lad bathing in the river, Cam discovers that Jo is actually Joan . . . with the most sinful of curves. Joan promised her mother that she would deliver a scroll to the clan MacKay. But traveling alone is dangerous, even disguised as a boy. When a Scottish warrior lends his aid, she is more than relieved . . . until he surprises her with lingering kisses and caresses that prove her disguise hasn't fooled him. As their passion ignites, will the secrets of the scroll force a wedding . . . and lead to a love she's never known?
Grab TO LOVE A HIGHLAND LAIRD and settle into your favorite reading nook for a rousing Highland adventure you can’t put down. Though this book can easily be read as a stand-alone, most readers prefer to read the series in order.
Author: Collette Cameron
Publisher: Blue Rose Romance LLC
She’ll do anything to escape him. He’ll do anything to keep her… Mayra Findlay’s hand was pledged in marriage to a stranger when she was an infant. But it’s not until she meets an irresistible rogue she can’t stop thinking about—or secretly meeting—that she realizes just how much she doesn’t want an arranged marriage. She’ll only marry for love. And if she has to concoct a risky, bold scheme to force her fiancé to call off their union, so be it… Laird Logan Rutherford returned to Scotland to find little more than a near-bankrupt estate and Mayra’s demands to dissolve their marriage contract. He knows he should give her the freedom she craves. But then he has a chance meeting with the intriguing lass, and he realizes that letting her go is the last thing he wants to do. Too bad he can’t afford to tell her who he really is… Mayra never intended to find a fairy tale, happily ever after ending with Logan. But will she want her Highland Laird when she discovers his secret? __________ This sigh-worthy Scottish historical by a USA Today bestselling author will have you sitting on the edge of your seat! You won’t be able to turn the pages fast enough to find out what happens to Mayra and Logan next as their romance blossoms. If you enjoy reading strong heroine, alpha male, and second chance love stories overflowing with mystery and suspense, a dash of humor, and riveting emotion, then you’ll adore Collette Cameron’s mesmerizing HEART OF A SCOT. Grab TO LOVE A HIGHLAND LAIRD and settle into your favorite reading nook for a rousing Highland adventure you can’t put down. Though this book can easily be read as a stand-alone, most readers prefer to read the series in order. HEART OF A SCOT SERIES: Book 1 - To Love a Highland Laird Book 2 - To Redeem a Highland Rogue Book 3 - To Seduce a Highland Scoundrel Book 4 - To Woo a Highland Warrior Book 5 - To Enchant a Highland Earl Book 6 - To Defy a Highland Duke Book 7 - To Marry a Highland Marauder Book 8 - To Bargain with a Highland Buccaneer Book 9 - A Christmas Kiss for the Highlander CHECK OUT COLLETTE’S OTHER SERIES: Daughters of Desire (Scandalous Ladies) Heart of a Scot Castle Brides Highland Heather Romancing a Scot Seductive Surrender The Honorable Rogues® The Blue Rose Regency Romances: The Culpepper Misses Wicked Earls’ Club
"Paula Quinn captures the heart of the Highlands" (Monica McCarty, New York Times bestselling author) in this sweeping, epic romance, perfect for fans of Outlander.
Author: Paula Quinn
Publisher: Hachette UK
"Paula Quinn captures the heart of the Highlands" (Monica McCarty, New York Times bestselling author) in this sweeping, epic romance, perfect for fans of Outlander. This Highlander will risk everything to find his daughter . . . Lachlan MacKenzie has nothing left to lose since his wife and daughter were killed. But when a shadowy figure reveals his little girl might still be alive, Lachlan will do whatever it takes to find her -- even abduct a lass from the MacGregor clan for an exchange. Being caught would mean certain death. But the laird of the Black Isle won't let anything -- or anyone -- interfere with his mission . . . not even his beautiful, stubborn captive. Even his heart All Mailie MacGregor wants is to return home to her family. And the Highland beast who captured her can go to the devil. Her plan: to thwart him at any cost and win her freedom. But she never expected to be so drawn to the fierce warrior and the desire in his eyes.
Length: 99,000 words = 399 pages Rating: R-rated for passionate passages In This Series The Warrior Daughters of Rivenloch 1136 – THE STORMING (a novella) 1144 – A RIVENLOCH CHRISTMAS (a short story) 1155 – BRIDE OF FIRE Key Themes ...
Author: Glynnis Campbell
Publisher: Glynnis Campbell
From USA Today bestselling author Glynnis Campbell...A hot-tempered warrior lass and an unwelcome Highlander fight over a castle, but when he takes her hostage, his tragic tale and his motherless infant kindle a new flame in her heart. Beautiful, hot-tempered warrior maid Jenefer of Rivenloch is used to taking what she wants, whether it’s command of her father’s archers or the castle she’s had her eye on for years. So when a heathen Highlander arrives to claim her prize, she schemes to run him off the land. Formidable Morgan Mor mac Giric proves a challenging foe, foiling her plans and taking her hostage. But as the Highlander reveals his tragic history, her heart softens toward the honorable laird and his motherless infant. And when the past brings a deadly threat to his heir and his clan, she becomes the fiery champion of his heart. BRIDE OF FIRE Book 1 of The Warrior Daughters of Rivenloch One bride of Fire… One bride of Ice… One bride of Mist… Born into the Rivenloch clan of warriors, Jenefer, Hallidis, and Feiyan, three fearless and fierce Scots lasses, are ready to battle the world, until heart-melting heroes arrive to challenge the spirited brides, storming their defenses and winning their hearts with the power of love. Length: 99,000 words = 399 pages Rating: R-rated for passionate passages In This Series The Warrior Daughters of Rivenloch 1136 – THE STORMING (a novella) 1144 – A RIVENLOCH CHRISTMAS (a short story) 1155 – BRIDE OF FIRE Key Themes:Scottish historical romance, adventure stories, strong women, Highland brides, knights in shining armor, widowed hero, female archer, motherless baby, medieval castle, cousins, sword fighting, Highlander romance, women warriors, stories with humor More Historical Romances by Glynnis Campbell The Warrior Maids of Rivenloch THE SHIPWRECK (a novella) A YULETIDE KISS (a short story) LADY DANGER CAPTIVE HEART KNIGHT'S PRIZE The Warrior Daughters of Rivenloch THE STORMING (a novella) A RIVENLOCH CHRISTMAS (a short story) BRIDE OF FIRE The Knights of de Ware THE HANDFASTING (a novella) MY CHAMPION MY WARRIOR MY HERO Medieval Outlaws THE REIVER (a novella) DANGER'S KISS PASSION'S EXILE DESIRE'S RANSOM Scottish Lasses THE OUTCAST (a novella) MacFARLAND'S LASS MacADAM'S LASS MacKENZIE'S LASS California Legends NATIVE GOLD NATIVE WOLF NATIVE HAWK
Riding beside a man with an ornate breastplate, Enya guessed the warrior was An Gille-coise—a henchman paid to protect his laird and his clan.
Author: Amy Jarecki
Publisher: Oliver-Heber books
Wed by proxy to a baron old enough to be her grandfather, Lady Anne trudges up the gangway of a galleon that will deliver her into the arms of a tyrant. Crestfallen, she believes her disastrous life cannot get worse—until she awakes to the blasts of cannon fire. Facing certain death, Anne trembles in her stateroom while swords clash and the chilling screams of battle rage on the deck above. When a rugged Highlander kicks in her door, she prays for a swift end. But Laird Calum MacLeod has a reason for plundering the ship—and it’s not a stunning English lass. With no other choice, he takes Anne to his crumbling keep on the isle of Raasay and sends a letter of ransom to her husband. In time, Anne grows to understand MacLeod’s plight and finds it increasingly difficult to resist Calum’s unsettling charm—until the baron sends a reply agreeing to terms. Ripped from passion that will be forever seared into their souls, will Anne and Calum risk everything for love?
Ross is caught between his duty and his heart - and the wicked MacLarens who would use Aiofe as a pawn in their own plan to possess Inverfyre. There will be more stories in this series, too. Most of the books are also available in audio.
Author: Claire Delacroix
Publisher: Deborah A. Cooke
More cherished than gold are the Jewels of Kinfairlie, and only the worthiest of men may fight for their love…The Laird of Kinfairlie has unmarried sisters, each a gem in her own right. And he has no choice but to see them all wed in haste. Lady Madeline's heart is not for sale…especially not to a notorious outlaw like Rhys FitzHenry. Yet Madeline's hand has been sold, to none other than this battle-weary warrior with a price on his head. A more dutiful maiden might cede to the Laird's command and meekly accept her fate, but Madeline has never been obedient. She decides to run away, though she never dreams that Rhys will pursue her. She does not expect this taciturn man to woo her with fanciful stories, much less that each of his enthralling tales will reveal a scar upon his shielded soul. She never imagines that a man like rays could imperil her own heart while revealing so little of his own feelings. When Rhys' past threatens his future, Madeline takes a leap of faith. She dares to believe him innocent - and risks her own life to pursue a passion more priceless than the rarest gem. “A lyrical medieval-era romance!” —Publishers Weekly “Claire Delacroix is always a winner for me with her tales of chivalry, passion and lush romance—I simply love her books. I found this one to be a great read, and recommend it highly to anyone liking a rousing, medieval-period romance. Five angels!” —Fallen Angel Reviews “Ms. Delacroix creates an atmosphere so real that you’ll feel the wind in your hair as you race across the land with the protagonists. This writer is a genius at stirring the emotions of her readers and letting them share the excitement of the characters.” —Rendezvous “Once again, Claire Delacroix comes through with an historical romance that does not disappoint…There are few medieval writers who can sweep me away as Claire Delacroix can. I cannot wait for the following books of this trilogy.” —Romance Reader at Heart “Ms. Delacroix has painted a tale of love and romance fit to be framed…I quite literally devoured this book in a single day of reading. It was so entertaining and well written that I could not bring myself to put it down. I even forgot to eat because I was so wrapped up in this wonderful tale and, gasp, there was chocolate in the house!” —Coffee Time Romance “After reading this magnificent book, it’s easy to see why Ms. Delacroix is considered one of the best medieval romance authors around. With careful attention to detail and a beautiful writing style, she whisks you to the Middle Ages for a grand romantic adventure...The Beauty Bride is a fabulous read!” —The Romance Studio “Ms. Delacroix has a wonderful way of pulling you into the story…you will not be able to put the book down until you are finished.” —The Romance Readers Connection “The Beauty Bride is a book that captures you from the first page…a magical and inspiring story. Four hearts!” —Pink Heart Reviews “An exciting action tale fully packed with an assortment of well-defined forceful characters, both old and new…This is a prime example of the highly imaginative and entertaining novels Delacroix is celebrated for, in a stellar start to what looks to be a sensation new medieval series that is heading straight for my ‘keeper shelf’!” —Historical Romance Writers “The Beauty Bride is a gripping read—a passionate, compelling treasure of a book." —Julianne Maclean, USA Today bestselling author ***** I’ve written many series set in my fictional medieval Scottish world of Ravensmuir, Kinfairlie and Inverfyre. This is the order in which the stories take place, although you can start with any series. I recommend you read each series in order. There’s a tab on my website for ALL books in this world: http://delacroix.net/ravensmuir/ I. The Rogues of Ravensmuir This is the first series to take place in this world. These three books are a bit more gothic in tone and less tightly linked to each other than the books in subsequent series. 1. The Rogue Merlyn and Ysabella’s story is a second chance romance with a bit of intrigue and suspense. Their relationship is a class war - he’s the laird and she’s a village girl - but there’s an immediate attraction between them. Can Merlyn trust in love at first sight? Can Ysabella trust her rogue of a husband when he returns five years after their parting to ask for her help? This is the first book featuring Ravensmuir and in it, we learn the story of its sister holding, Kinfairlie. 2. The Scoundrel Can a notorious bad boy like Merlyn’s brother Gawain be redeemed by love? In this story, Gawain meets his match, the enticing Eglantine, who is not just as adept a thief as he is but is prepared to seduce him to regain the prize she desires. This is cat-and-mouse story of action, adventure and intrigue takes us from York to the highlands of Scotland, to Eglantine’s home at Inverfyre. 3. The Warrior At the end of The Scoundrel, Inverfyre is lost to the notorious MacLaren clan, but years later, Eglantine and Gawain’s son Michael - the Hawk of Inverfyre - returns to reclaim his legacy. He has need of an heir so he abducts Aileen to be his bride, never guessing that these two have shared a great passion in their past lives. At Inverfyre, Aileen is plagued by visions and fears she is going mad, while the Hawk is uncertain whether his beguiling new bride can be trusted—or whether she has let the MacLarens in the gate. This medieval Scottish romance has some fantasy elements as it’s a reincarnation story. II. The Jewels of Kinfairlie At the end of The Warrior, there is a family gathering at Inverfyre. We briefly meet Merlyn and Ysabella’s son Roland, his wife Catherine, and their eight children. This series begins several years later, after Roland and Catherine’s tragic death, when their oldest son Alexander suddenly becomes laird. The treasury is empty. The harvest will be poor. Alexander needs to see his sisters married as quickly as possible, but they wish to wed for love. 1. The Beauty Bride Alexander arranges an auction for the hand of his defiant sister, intending to manage the list of bidders - but a notorious mercenary, Rhys fitzHenry, pays the highest price. This arranged marriage doesn’t begin well, as Madeline is a runaway bride, but Rhys pursues her, saves her, and tries to court her. I love that Rhys tells Madeline stories to win her heart, and that she quickly figures out that each choice of story reveals one of her husband’s secrets. 2. The Rose Red Bride Alexander thinks he’s learned his lesson and is thrilled when Vivienne’s former suitor, Nicholas Sinclair, wants to claim her hand. It’s a little uncommon that Nicholas wants to abduct his bride, but Alexander is sure that Vivienne will think that a romantic gesture, and when the wedding is held in the morning, all will be well. But the highlander seeking Alexander’s agreement isn’t Nicholas - it’s his brother Erik in disguise, a man who needs a wife only because he needs a son to claim his legacy. He’s not counting on Vivienne stealing his heart, too. 3. The Snow White Bride It’s Christmas at Kinfairlie and a mysterious noblewoman seeks refuge in the chapel. When the sisters learn that she’s a widow in need of protection, they decide to play a trick on Alexander and arrange his marriage. Eleanor thinks husbands are all the same, so is agreeable, although she isn’t counting on Alexander’s youth, charm, and desire to claim her heart. When her past catches up to her and Kinfairlie is at risk, how much will Eleanor sacrifice to see her new husband safe? What price will Alexander pay to defend his bride? 4. The Ballad of Rosamunde Rosamunde, the pirate queen and aunt of the siblings at Kinfairlie, was adopted by Gawain in The Scoundrel and trapped in the realm of the Fae in The Rose Red Bride. In this short story, a friends-to-lovers story, Padraig rescues Rosamunde, his valor making her realize that she loves him, too. III. The True Love Brides At the end of The Snow White Bride, Alexander decrees that his remaining sisters will marry for love. The portal to the realm of the Fae has been opened, though, and the Fae king Finvarra desires Elizabeth. Finvarra agrees that he will abandon his suit if four of the siblings marry their true loves, although Elizabeth knows that the portal to the Fae realm has to be closed as well. 1. The Renegade’s Heart Isabella is smitten with a rogue knight, come to Kinfairlie to demand the return of his family’s stolen treasure. She takes Murdoch’s cause against that of her brother, then learns that Murdoch has been claimed by the Fae queen - who holds his heart still. Can a mortal maiden defeat an immortal queen by winning Murdoch’s love for her own? 2. The Highlander’s Curse Garrett is cursed to hear the thoughts of others as clearly as his own, a spell intended to make him an outcast so his legacy could be stolen. He finds solace in the company and the touch of gentle Annelise. Can Annelise’s love heal him so he can recover his stolen legacy and give her the home - and the husband - she deserves? 3. The Frost Maiden’s Kiss Malcolm returns to Ravensmuir after years as a mercenary with a hoard large enough to finance the rebuilding of his legacy and his soul due to the Fae. When pregnant Catriona arrives at Ravensmuir, Malcolm knows he can give her a future with a marriage of convenience that makes her child heir to Ravensmuir. Catriona expects nothing of men, but Malcolm’s kindness and strength earns her love - and makes her determined to save his soul, regardless of the price. 4. The Warrior’s Prize The mercenary Rafael thinks his companion’s sister, Elizabeth, could be an angel come to earth, and one who will hold him accountable for his sins. Challenged by her and enticed by her, Rafael offers himself instead of his comrade Malcolm and begins to change his life with his choices. Can he save Elizabeth from Finvarra? He’s determined to try, no matter what the risk to himself - and Elizabeth cannot resist a man who chooses nobly, just for her. IV. The Brides of Inverfyre There is one sibling left unmarried (Ross) and we follow him to Inverfyre, where the children of the Hawk and Aileen also need to be married. 1. The Mercenary’s Bride This Scottish medieval romance is a Christmas novella, the story of a knight returning to Inverfyre to keep his promise to the laird’s daughter. Having been attacked and left for dead, Quentin is no longer the man he was and he blames the Hawk for the change in his fortunes. But his bitterness melts before the admiration of Mhairi, for the maiden he admired has become a beauty he would die to serve. 2. The Runaway Bride Even though Aiofe is a beauty and an heiress, she wants to marry for love. Her marriage is arranged to the oldest son of the Hawk of Inverfyre, but she chooses to flee instead, hoping that his cousin, Ross, will be sent after her. Aiofe intends to claim Ross’s heart, no matter the price, for she knows with one glimpse that he’s the man for her. Ross is caught between his duty and his heart - and the wicked MacLarens who would use Aiofe as a pawn in their own plan to possess Inverfyre. There will be more stories in this series, too. Most of the books are also available in audio. There are Family Trees for Inverfyre, Ravensmuir and Kinfairlie available as free downloads in my online store. The links are on my website, right here: http://delacroix.net/ravensmuir/family-trees/ ***** free medieval romance, free historical romance, free scottish romance, free series starter, free first in series, marriage of convenience, runaway bride, outlaw hero, beauty and the beast, scotland, wales, action adventure, intrigue, first in series, series starter, free read, Welsh rebel, Scottish medieval romance novel, arranged marriage, bride auction, wounded hero, stolen legacy, bastard son, fairy tale romance, Owain Glyn Dwr, Gelert, wolfhound, Gwraggedd Annwn, family saga, fae, religious relics, Scotland, Wales, enemies to lovers, scars, outcast, protector
I could not put this book down. With plenty of danger, excitement and passionate encounters, WHEN A LAIRD LOVES A LADY by Julie Johnstone has got it all, and I now have a new favourite author." ~ Fresh Fiction
Author: Julie Johnstone
Publisher: Julie Johnstone
A need to belong drives her. A longing to forget compels him. Fate may send them into each other’s arms, but only love can mend their hearts. An Outlander Raised by a tyrannical father, Marion de Lacy yearns for the comfort of belonging to a loving family. So when her father announces her betrothal to an evil knight in exchange for his help to overthrow the king, she concocts a desperate scheme to avoid the marriage: feigning her own death and then fleeing England. But when her plan goes terribly awry and she’s captured by the knight, not even her careful preparations could ready her for the Scottish barbarian who rescues her and then informs her that he’s to marry her by edict of her king. Certain her father will defy the king’s orders and wed her to the knight if she refuses the Highlander’s hand, Marion agrees to marry the strangely compelling but obstinate laird of the MacLeod clan. A Highlander After the death of his beloved wife, Iain MacLeod has no desire to marry ever again. Yet when he finds himself obliged to do so to secure the freedom of his childhood friend and king, he reluctantly travels across England to collect his unwanted bride, expecting to find a cold Englishwoman. Instead, he discovers a fiery, bold beauty who is fiercely loyal, protective of those she loves, and defies him at every turn, challenging his certainty that his heart is dead. Ensnared Following a hasty marriage and perilous journey to Scotland, Marion harbors no illusions that her new husband loves her. Still, her heart cannot resist the noble, brave warrior, and she cannot suppress the hope that she has finally found where she belongs. However, the harder she tries to fit in with the clan and gain Iain’s love, the farther away her dreams drift. Iain is more than willing to give his respect to his courageous wife—her kisses and caresses even ignite his blood and demand his passion—but he refuses to give up his heart. That is, until enemies near and far threaten to take Marion from him. Now the demons that haunt him can only be conquered by surrendering body and soul to Marion, if only it’s not too late… "WHEN A LAIRD LOVES A LADY by Julie Johnstone is the first book in the Highlander Vows: Entangled Hearts series, and I cannot wait for the second instalment. With beautiful imagery, the author transports the reader to a whole new world. Both Marion and Iain are meaningful and emotional characters, who I became deeply invested in. I could not put this book down. With plenty of danger, excitement and passionate encounters, WHEN A LAIRD LOVES A LADY by Julie Johnstone has got it all, and I now have a new favourite author." ~ Fresh Fiction
Praise for Mary Wine and her novels “Deeply romantic, scintillating, and absolutely delicious.” —Sylvia Day, New York Times bestselling author “My kind of historical! . . . sweeps you into the time period without taking a thing away ...
Author: Mary Wine
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
In this irresistible follow-up to her captivating debut, In Bed With a Stranger, Mary Wine revisits the McJames clan--their loves, their battles, their conquests. . . Cullen McJames will not have his honor sullied, certainly not by his clan's nemesis Laird Erik McQuade. So when McQuade tells the Court of Scotland that Cullen has stolen his daughter's virtue, Cullen steals the daughter instead. Since his brother wed a fetching lass, Cullen's been thinking he too needs a wife. A marriage could end the constant war between the clans. And looking on Bronwyn McQuade but once has put her in his dreams for a week. . . But Bronwyn won't go quietly. She won't be punished for what she did not do. Nor is she eager to live among the resentful veterans of McQuade wars. And however brave and beautiful a man Cullen may be, he has much to learn about a woman's fighting spirit. But as Bronwyn will discover, he has much to teach her as well. . . "My kind of historical!. . . Sweeps you into the time period without taking a thing away from delightful characters and a charming romance. . .definitely a must-read." --Heather Graham on In Bed With a Stranger
Her stories are tender and sensual, humorous and deeply involving. Now Karyn Monk offers her most enthralling romance ever: a tale of a shattered hero fighting for redemption--and fighting for love.
Author: Karyn Monk
Her stories are tender and sensual, humorous and deeply involving. Now Karyn Monk offers her most enthralling romance ever: a tale of a shattered hero fighting for redemption--and fighting for love... Ariella MacKendrick knew her people had only one hope for survival: she must find the mighty warrior known as the Black Wolf and bring him home to defend her clan. But when Ariella finally tracks him down, Malcolm MacFane is nothing like the hero she dreamed he would be. The fearless laird who once led a thousand men is a drunken shell of his former self, scarred inside and out, with no army in sight. Yet Ariella has no choice but to put her trust in MacFane. And soon something begins to stir in the fallen legend. A fire still rages in his warrior heart--a passion that could lead them into battle...a desire, barely leashed, that could brand a Highland beauty's soul.
Buy TO WOO A HIGHLAND WARRIOR and settle into your favorite reading nook for a rousing Highland adventure you can't put down. Though this book can easily be read as a stand-alone, most readers prefer to read the series in order.
Author: Collette Cameron
He meant to rescue her. He never thought she'd end up saving him?Baron Liam Mackay lost everything he ever loved. Now, he protects his heart behind a carefully constructed wall of indifference, refusing to actually feel anything. He'll focus instead on making sure his feudal barony is prosperous and simply avoid all marriage-minded women. Then he saves a lovely temptress from certain death, and all his well-laid plans completely fall apart?Hired assassins don't target illegitimate orphans. Or so Emeline LeClaire thought, until it happened to her. But when a handsome Highlander steps in to save her, she can't help but feel that perhaps fate brought them together. Perhaps she can help save his wounded heart and soul just as he saved her life?When a flash flood strands them together, can Emeline convince Liam to trust in love?and in her? Or will they remain star-crossed forever?
I started training as a warrior to try to win my father's love, but then I saw another benefit. Through the use of my bow, I was able to protect Esme and ...
Author: Gerri Russell
Publisher: Tule Publishing
With her sister facing the gallows, she risks it all... even her heart Legendary Scottish laird and warrior Reid Douglas has never met his match on or off the battlefield until Lucy Livingston – his bride-to-be. Lucy is no meek maiden content to stay at home. She’s trained in the art of war and is determined to destroy the king Reid has vowed to protect with his life. Lucy doesn’t want to wed the handsome, brawny laird, but it is an excellent cover she can use to get close to the king, who is engaged in a campaign to rid Scotland of witches. Lucy must protect her sister from enemies who know an accusation of witchcraft, no matter how tenuous, is a death sentence. They should be sworn enemies. But Lucy can’t deny the sparks that fly whenever she vies with her husband in and out of their bedroom. And Reid finds his wife’s spirit intoxicating – making him long for more than war. Can two opposing warriors find peace in each other’s arms?
I'm sure the laird will see about getting ye clothing.” “Laird?” Bronwyn looked at Lydia in confusion. “I thought his older brother was laird.
Author: Mary Wine
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
Improper Seduction Lord Curan Ramsden is home from war, and eager to claim his betrothed. And he arrives just in time–his bride's father has summoned her to London, to wed another man. But Bridget's father promised her to Curan, and Curan means to have her. Especially now that he sees the luscious young woman she has blossomed into. He'll just have to convince Bridget, somehow, that her heart is more important than her duty... Bridget Newbury has always done her duty–to her parents, to the church, to the man they selected as her betrothed. She knows what could happen if she disobeys her father. The king has put nobler women to death for lesser trespasses. But she was promised to Curan first, and his kisses are very tempting... In the Warrior's Bed Cullen McJames will not have his honor sullied, certainly not by his clan's nemesis Laird Erik McQuade. So when McQuade tells the Court of Scotland that Cullen has stolen his daughter's virtue, Cullen steals the daughter instead. Since his brother wed a fetching lass, Cullen's been thinking he too needs a wife. A marriage could end the constant war between the clans. And looking on Bronwyn McQuade but once has put her in his dreams for a week... But Bronwyn won't go quietly. She won't be punished for what she did not do. Nor is she eager to live among the resentful veterans of McQuade wars. And however brave and beautiful a man Cullen may be, he has much to learn about a woman's fighting spirit. But as Bronwyn will discover, he has much to teach her as well... Bedding the Enemy Laird Keir McQuade is a newcomer to his title, and has much work before him to restore the McQuade honor. Finding a wife is an excellent start. He's duty-bound to go to court and swear homage to his king anyway, a perfect opportunity–were not court women trussed in stupid fashions and corrupted with false mannerisms. Of course, not every lady hides behind a powdered face... Helena Knyvett may be a daughter of the aristocracy, but in truth she is little but a pawn in her brother's ploys for power. Her smallest acts of defiance carry a heavy price. But one honorable man among a crowd of dandies could give her all she needs to change her fortunes–and set her free... Among the ruthless ambitions of England's powerful, love at first sight is a dangerous game. But the treachery, scandal, and treason that follow can unleash as much passion as it does adventure... In Bed with A Stranger Brodick McJames is an earl in name only. To secure his clan's future he needs an English wife. Mary Stanford, daughter of the Earl of Warwickshire, will suit perfectly. He's never met her, but what matter? She'll grace his bed eventually, and once she bears his child he need see her no more. Anne Copper looks just like her noble half-sister, but she was born illegitimate, and can never forget it. The best she can hope for is to stay a serving girl in her own father's house. But when Lady Mary finds herself betrothed to a Scot, it seems there's a use for Anne after all... The woman who arrives in Alcaon is not what Brodick expects, and the passion that grows between them promises far more than a marriage of convenience. When fate draws two together, it may take more than a noblewoman's plot to part them...