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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Hot Highlanders Anyone? #HistoricalRomance



Waving hello! I hope everyone’s doing okay in these trying times. Virginia’s in Phase II of reopening, so things are slowly but surely getting to the ‘new normal.’ Of course, I’m writing away with more releases this year than ever before. 

While my MacLomain series nears its end, its ally the MacLauchlin clan is just launching. For those who might’ve missed it, I contracted my MacLauchlin series with Dragonblade Publishing over a year ago and am thrilled to announce Scoundrel’s Vengeance (Highlander’s Pact, Book 1) is now available for pre-order.

As many know from various MacLomain stories, the MacLauchlins haven’t had it easy over the years, and their struggles continue in this latest series. Nevertheless, like their ancestors and descendants (those from my Pirates of Britannia stories), they always supersede and find their ‘Happily Ever After.’ Please keep in mind, like the POB stories, this latest series is strictly historical romance. 

If you’re interested in checking it out grab your specially priced pre-order copy here→ 

About the Story

Despondent from years of war, Keenan returns home to find his clan has been reduced not only in numbers from plague, but the family coffers are nearly depleted. Dedicated to restoring his clan pride, Keenan strikes a bargain with his brothers, they will each marry, but not for love, only for the generous dowries their future wives will bring.

Fionna has suffered the consequences of endless wars and plague, leaving her the unlikely laird of Clan Taylor. When her past love summons her to his keep under the threat of killing her clansmen he captured trying to steal horses, she has no choice but to meet him.

There she discovers a man much changed, heartless and bitter. Especially when he demands that Fionna help him get engaged to her best friend!

Unable to deny him, Fionna plays along, waiting for the right moment to strike, save her clansmen, and celebrate teaching Keenan the hardest lesson of his life.

But not everything is what it seems, and Keenan and Fionna discover that distance and time cannot change what their hearts truly want—each other.

Highlander's Pact
Book 1 - Scoundrel’s Vengeance
Book 2 - Scoundrel's Fortune
Book 3 - Scoundrel's Redemption

Pre-order for only .99 cents→ http://getbook.at/ScoundrelsVengeance


Saturday, May 30, 2020

Don't Miss This! #HistoricalRomance



Hello, all! I just had to share amazingly talented author Emmanuelle de Maupassant’s latest sale!

Love steamy Viking romance? Right now, you can nab her whole Viking Warriors trilogy for just 99c (and then claim in audio for a snip) => https://amzn.to/3gEhLBF

Also discounted in the UK => https://amzn.to/3eA5hco

Discount ends June 5th so grab it while you can!

About the Trilogy

Captured. Claimed. Seduced.

Three hardened warriors, proven in battle. But, are they worthy of a woman's love?

Burning desire and brutal passion; jealousy and revenge, betrayal, secrets and redemption. Discover what it means to be loved by a Viking.

Viking Thunder

At the mercy of a savage band of Vikings, led by a formidable warrior. Held captive against her wishes. For the first time, a man's strength of will matches Elswyth's own, and she discovers that a Viking's love is not to be denied. As her ruthless captor places her at his mercy, can she protect her heart, or must she surrender all?

Viking Wolf

Caught between two Viking warrior brothers, is Elswyth anything but a pawn in their game of vengeance? As the ancient blood-rituals of Ostara night begin, dark forces are stirring. Nowhere is safe. And there's nowhere left to run.

Viking Beast

A reputation built upon years of ruthless savagery. A leader revelling in bloodshed and conquest. A man bent on revenge. Falling into the hands of the Beast, there is no escape. Elswyth must summon all her strength. Without it, she won’t survive.

Volumes 1-3 of the Viking Warriors dark historical romance series.


Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Modern-day woman. Medieval Highlander. Steamy battle-of-wills adventure.



Waving hello! I hope you and yours are staying safe during these trying times.

 I'm thrilled to announce A Scot's Resolve, the latest in my ongoing End of an Era series, is now available. This one was super-fun to write and kept me smiling. I hope it does you too.

About the Book

From enemies to lovers, a modern-day woman comes together with a medieval Highlander in a super-steamy battle-of-wills adventure. 

Plagued by dreams of an ancient Irish Stonehenge, Madison not only ends up with a mystical Claddagh ring but finds herself connected to a Highland scoundrel from another century. One she refuses to be destined for. He might set her heart afire, but he also makes her blood boil.
 
Eager to confront the meddlesome lass haunting his thoughts, Cray MacLeod travels to the twenty-first century only to discover his cousin, Ethyn already there pursuing Madison. He won't be the only one, though. The moment Cray lays eyes on her, he wants her too. She may not be his destined Broun, but he'll make her his regardless.
 
Once again, Cray finds himself competing with kin for the lass he desires. At least until a mysterious Stonehenge dredges up his painful past, and only Madison can help him face things he would rather forget. Things that draw them closer to daunting secrets they never saw coming.
 
Will Madison and Cray be driven apart by what they discover? Or will the heartbreak of their pasts be the key to their future? Find out as the quest to keep Scotland's King David II safe from Edward Balliol and his 'disinherited' nobles continues in A Scot's Resolve.

Teaser

If nothing else could be said about her first encounter with Cray MacLeod, it was that he was absolutely right. She did rue the day she kept him away from one woman, let alone twelve. Now the devil had come to claim his due, and she had never been so terrified.

Or aroused.

She had developed an image in her mind of what he might look like, and it was nothing like the Adonis in front of her. He was supposed to be loathsome and beady-eyed cackling with crazed lust not designed to satisfy every woman’s best erotic dream. If possible, he was even taller than Ethyn and built like a linebacker with broad shoulders. Dirty-blonde hair framed a chiseled face complete with a cleft in his chin.

Then there were his striking, almost unsettling eyes.

What color were they? Light brown? Gold? Technically, they were brown because gold wasn’t a pigmentation. But she swore pale gold cut through the light brown like angry lightning. The shade suited him, only adding to his fierce, almost wild disposition.

“You really are a beast, aren’t you?” she whispered, stunned, already caught like a fly in his trap. A spider in his web. A bird in his cage. Caught in a way she loathed but craved all at once. He had just pulled her up from the ground but hadn’t let go.

“I am dragon,” he said, his alarmingly soft tone so full of sensual promise she knew she was in trouble.

While Ethyn looked at her one way, Cray looked at her another way entirely. Not with flattering desire but dangerous promise. There was nothing dashing or romantic about his intentions for her. No, he was set to have his ‘payback’ and see her make up for all he felt lost to him. All the women denied him.

At the time, she thought he was simply full of himself, which he truly was, and that women wouldn’t fall into his bed so easily, but she was mistaken. Sour mood and all, she imagined just about any woman he pursued would be there in a heartbeat.

So said the telling ache between her own two thighs.

When he inhaled deeply, and his pupils flared with approval, she knew he could smell her. That he was, as he claimed, very much something other than fully human. For a split second, like sunlight flickering through the trees on the highway, she swore red hazed her vision, but it must have been her imagination.

“Nay, ‘tis not your imagination, lass,” he murmured, his eyes searching hers. The moment seemed suspended in time. Crossing all barriers. Spanning some unknown distance.  “But I think you know that. Or at least you once did.”

She blinked against memories that threatened to surface and shook her head. “No.” Finding more gumption than she knew she had, she yanked her wrist free and stepped away. “I’m not a dragon.”

“You are,” he countered, unwilling to let this go. But then she already knew how stubborn he could be.

“I’m not.”

“You are.”

“No.”

“Aye.”

“Och, enough,” Ethyn intercepted. He frowned between them before he looked down the drive. “What was that all about, Madison? Where did your friends go?” Baffled, he shook his head and looked at her. “’Tis one thing that they got by Cray, but how did I not see them walk to the car when ‘twas right in front of me?”

“I have no idea.” Having felt her cell phone vibrate with an incoming text a few minutes ago, she pulled it out and frowned. “Apparently, Destiny cut her hand on a bottle opener, and Alyssa’s driving her to a doctor.” She narrowed her eyes down the drive and shook her head. “Something’s definitely not right about that.”

“Nay,” Ethyn agreed.

She dialed Destiny’s phone then Alyssa’s. Neither answered.

“I’m starting to think there’s a whole lot more to Destiny than meets the eye,” she murmured, shooting off texts to them both.

When the men looked at her in question, she headed inside to dry off and explained.

“So she suffers a wee bit o’ premonition from time to time,” Cray said after she finished. “She is a witch, after all, whether or not she knows it yet.”

He hadn’t stopped looking at her once. His steady gaze followed her as she poured whisky for everyone, counting the glasses out of habit as she went. It was as if he tracked her, like a predator with his prey, watching her every motion. Sizing up how she moved. How fast she might dart away. Which was unnecessary considering how clumsy she could be, seen clearly in her fiasco outside.

Better to focus on Ethyn, who she had claimed was hers when faced with Cray as the alternative. Not to say she wouldn’t mind being with Ethyn. Just seeing him smile made her want to smile in return, which said something. Men rarely invoked such a response. Case in point, far too intense undressing-her-with-his-eyes-Cray certainly didn't.

Nay,” he rumbled, again making himself at home in her mind. “But then I'm not here to make you smile.” The corner of his mouth curled up ever-so-slightly, his sensual warning crystal clear. “I'm here to put another look entirely on your face.”


Purchase Now getbook.at/AScotsResolve


Wednesday, May 6, 2020

The Grand Highlander Finale! #Romance



The grand finale is almost here! It’s hard to believe the last two books in what’s become a “MacLomain Universe” at Goodreads, are now available. Back when I first ‘met’ the characters from the original series in 2007, I had no idea four more generations spanning from 1199 to 1346 would follow eager to tell their stories. They did, though, and it’s been an amazing ride!

But alas, all good things must come to an end so 27 Scottish MacLomain books later, it’s time to say goodbye. (not to say spin-off series aren’t coming- think MacLeod dragons and Hamilton wizards ;-)) First, however, the MacLomains need closure. That means completing their latest good-vs-evil quest to save Scotland and finally discovering what influenced the ‘creation’ of Adlin MacLomain in Ireland centuries before.   

That said, the last two books in my End of an Era series are now available for pre-order!

A Scot’s Favor (Book 4)


 A passionate enemies-to-lovers tale rife with haunting intrigue and unholy secrets.

Determined to save his wolf from a trap and confront his enemy, Ethyn MacLomain travels from fourteenth-century Scotland to twenty-first-century New Hampshire only to find the unexpected. He was the one lured into a trap. Now his destiny is inexplicably tied to another. His soul not entirely his own.

Will Ethyn and his destined Broun be able to break the spell that both binds them together yet keeps them apart? The price they paid for forbidden love long ago? Or will the curse that’s held them hostage for centuries mark the beginning of a dark end? Find out in A Scot’s Favor, a fast-paced quest to save Berwick-Upon-Tweed and free love long held under siege.



A Scot’s Retribution (Book 5)


Will a noble warrior find solace in the arms of the lass he has loved since the beginning? Or is his soul already damned and the fate of Scotland doomed? Find out in A Scot's Retribution, the steamy edge-of-your-seat epic conclusion of the entire MacLomain series.





Friday, March 27, 2020

Stuck at Home? Escape Inside a Book.



Looking for something to read while you’re stuck at home? A chance to escape for a little bit? For those who might have missed them when they were available in multi-author sets, I’ve re-released two pirate stories with a never-before-read epilogue.

Ruthless pirates and brothers-turned-saviors rescue two sisters from lecherous hands in duel second-chance historical romances. Wicked foes and dark, dangerous nights make this sensual set an all-hands-on-deck must-read. 

Grab your copy here→ getbook.at/PiratesIntent

Rescued by Passion--Captured by pirates and auctioned off by Blackbeard, Rose is rescued by the man who abandoned her. Aware she possesses a priceless family heirloom, privateer turned pirate, Thomas saves the woman who betrayed him. Will they be able to navigate their turbulent past and stay one step ahead of those pursuing? Find out on their high-seas, passionate adventure.

Taken by Sin--Captured by Blackbeard and tied to a bed in a brothel, Hannah awaits the inevitable only to be rescued by a man with whom she shares a forbidden past. Eager to exact his revenge for Hannah's taunting missives, privateer turned pirate, Luke saves her. Will they manage their dark lust while defeating the foe? Find out on the wild seas of their sinful, indecent adventure.

WARNING: "Me skull and crossbones aren't the only thing I plan on raisin' tonight!" These stories contain strong sexual content and are recommended for a mature audience. Rescued by Passion is super steamyTaken by Sin is downright volcanic. 

Grab your copy here→ getbook.at/PiratesIntent

Wishing you all the very best. Please stay safe in these troubling times.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Can True Love Happen Twice? A Scot's Devotion (MacLomain Series: End of an Era)



It’s that time! Today I'm celebrating the release of book two in my ongoing MacLomain Series: End of an Era. I loved spending time with Aidan and Chloe and was super surpised by the twists that popped up in their story. Hope you enjoy their adventure as much as I did. Until next time, wishing everyone the very best! xo, Sky

Purchase at Amazon→ getbook.at/ScotsDevotion

FREE in Kindle Unlimited

About the Book

Can true love happen twice?

The last thing Chloe expects when she travels to New Hampshire is to end up with a mysterious Claddagh ring and a fated romance. If that isn't enough, she's thrown into a love triangle and destined to help a medieval country in peril.

Torn between the deceased lass he still loves and the modern-day woman meant for him, Laird Aidan Hamilton sets out with Chloe to protect King David II from Edward Balliol and his disenfranchised nobles, the 'disinherited.' A quest that ultimately means facing off with the dark brotherhood with which they are aligned.

Thrust on a whirlwind adventure alongside Scotland's Guardian, Donald, Earl of Mar, Aidan and Chloe wind up on a passionate journey neither foresaw. One that carries them down a path that tests Aidan's resolve and challenges his lonely heart. Will he remain devoted to his long lost love? Or will defeating the enemy mean embracing someone new?

Purchase at Amazon→ getbook.at/ScotsDevotion

FREE in Kindle Unlimited


Just in case you missed it! A Scot’s Resolve (Book 3) is now available for pre-order.

From enemies to lovers, a modern day woman comes together with a medieval Highlander in a steamy battle-of-wills adventure.

Plagued by dreams of an ancient Irish Stonehenge, Madison not only ends up with a mystical Claddagh ring but finds herself connected to a Highland scoundrel from another century. One she refuses to be destined for. He might set her heart afire, but he also makes her blood boil.

Eager to confront the meddlesome lass haunting his thoughts, Cray MacLeod travels to the twenty-first century only to discover his cousin, Ethyn already there pursuing Madison. He won't be the only one, though. The moment Cray lays eyes on her, he wants her too. She may not be his destined Broun, but he'll make her his regardless.

Unfortunately, wherever he goes, a love-triangle follows. His cousin stands his ground and refuses to back down. At least until a mysterious Stonehenge dredges up Cray's painful past, and only Madison can help him face things he would just as soon forget. Things that draw them closer to daunting secrets they never saw coming.

Will Madison and Cray be driven apart by what they discover? Or will the heartbreak of their pasts be the key to their future? Find out as the quest to keep Scotland's King David II safe from Edward Balliol and his 'disinherited' nobles continues in A Scot's Resolve.

Purchase at Amazon→ getbook.at/AScotsResolve

Warning: A Scot's Resolve contains lusty dragon-shifters and strong sexual content.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Fierce Highlanders. Fiery Hot Romance. A Scot's Resolve. #PNR



Love dragon shifters? Fierce Highlanders? Fiery hot romance? If so, Cray MacLeod’s story is right around the corner! A Scot’s Resolve (The MacLomain Series: End of an Era, Book 3) is now available for pre-order. 

Grab your copy here→ getbook.at/AScotsResolve

From enemies to lovers, a modern day woman comes together with a medieval Highlander in a steamy battle-of-wills adventure.

Plagued by dreams of an ancient Irish Stonehenge, Madison not only ends up with a mystical Claddagh ring but finds herself connected to a Highland scoundrel from another century. One she refuses to be destined for. He might set her heart afire, but he also makes her blood boil.

Eager to confront the meddlesome lass haunting his thoughts, Cray MacLeod travels to the twenty-first century only to discover his cousin, Ethyn already there pursuing Madison. He won't be the only one, though. The moment Cray lays eyes on her, he wants her too. She may not be his destined Broun, but he'll make her his regardless.

Unfortunately, wherever he goes, a love-triangle follows. His cousin stands his ground and refuses to back down. At least until a mysterious Stonehenge dredges up Cray's painful past, and only Madison can help him face things he would just as soon forget. Things that draw them closer to daunting secrets they never saw coming.

Will Madison and Cray be driven apart by what they discover? Or will the heartbreak of their pasts be the key to their future? Find out as the quest to keep Scotland's King David II safe from Edward Balliol and his 'disinherited' nobles continues in A Scot's Resolve.

Grab your copy here→ getbook.at/AScotsResolve



Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Highlanders & Pirates! #amreading



Waving hello! I hope everyone’s 2020 has started out amazing! I’m busy working on my current MacLomain: End of an Era series as well as gearing up for my Highlander’s Pact series coming this summer. Very exciting! 

There was a lot going on in December and early January that you might have missed, so I thought I'd provide a quick recap of my latest releases.

In case you missed it in ‘now retired’ Once Upon a Christmas Wedding boxed set, Highland Yule (A MacLomain and MacLauchlin Hogmanay Tale) is now available for only .99 cents. A stand-alone ‘second chance’ historical romance set in fourteenth century Scotland, Highland Yule introduces the setting and several secondary characters for my upcoming Highlander's Pact series. It also includes characters and settings from my ongoing MacLomain Series. Available exclusively at Amazon, you’ll find more tidbits about this tale on its product page, including where it falls in the ongoing MacLomain series timeline.



Following a trail of mysterious letters left by her deceased betrothed, Rona joins his brother on an emotional yuletide journey to uncover the truth. Can they reach a place of forgiveness and reignite their long lost love? Or are some wounds too deep to ever heal?

Grab your copy here http://getbook.at/HighlandYule

FREE in Kindle Unlimited


Did you catch this? I released historical romance ‘sister’ stories in two multi-author pirate boxed sets. Rescued by Passion and Taken by Sin follow two sisters rescued from Blackbeard by two brothers. These second chance at romance tales take readers on a wild adventure all the way from 18th century Nasseau to the Massacheusetts Bay Colony.

Find Rescued by Passion in Once Upon a Pirate boxed set (Sixteen swashbuckling all-new steamy historical romances).

As perilous battles, treachery and revenge give way to sinful kisses, no heart is safe. Set sail to the lush heat of the Tropics, the storm-tossed Northern realms, the wild Barbary Coast, and the hazardous waters of the South Seas, for tales of scandalous adventure and smouldering desire.

Once Upon a Pirateviewbook.at/OnceUponAPirate

Find Taken by Sin in Pirates, Passion & Plunder (Seventeen all-new erotic historical romances).

What's a lady to do when she's boarded by ruthless brigands and barbarous buccaneers, kidnapped on the lawless High Seas? Stripped to the skin by piercing eyes. Captive and claimed by rough, strong hands. She knows it's forbidden but how can she resist...a pirate's pleasure. Warning: Bodices will be ripped!

Pirates, Passion & Plunder  viewbook.at/PiratesPassionPlunder




In case you missed it, The MacLomain Series: End of an Era is well under way. The MacLomains are once again fighting evil in this all new time-travel fantasy series.

‘End of an Era’ can mean many things, but for the MacLomain Clan, it marked the beginning of the end of their way of life. Only four short years after King Robert the Bruce led Scotland to freedom in the First War of Scottish Independence, the Second War of Scottish Independence began between the Kingdom of Scotland and the Kingdom of England. Though Robert’s wee son, David II, was made king, Edward Balliol, with the discreet backing of Edward III of England, challenged him for the throne.

Sworn to protect the rightful king, five Scot’s and their lasses go to David’s aid defending him against Balliol, and his band of disenfranchised nobles called the ‘disinherited.’ Though the nobles are mere mortals, the secret brotherhood who control them, are anything but. Worse yet, fighting them will come at a cost to each noble Scot. One destined to change life as they know it.

Find A Scot’s Pledge (Book 1) heregetbook.at/AScotsPledge
Find A Scot’s Devotion (Book 2) heregetbook.at/ScotsDevotion

FREE in Kindle Unlimited