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Thursday, October 15, 2020

Scoundrel's Fortune. #HistoricalRomance

 

Hi, there! I’m thrilled to announced Malcolm and Isabella’s tale, Scoundrel’s Fortune (Highlander’s Pact, Book 2), is now available. I never saw their particular storyline coming, but truly loved it. It’s an ironic enemies-to-lovers tale with an unexpected twist that both surprised me and warmed my heart. Hope it will yours too! 

Scoundrel's Fortune
Highlander's Pact, Book 2

When a beautiful yet cunning Frenchwoman tries to trick a Scottish scoundrel, passionate mayhem ensues.

After accusing Malcolm MacLauchlin of taking her virtue, Isabella De la Croix sets sail for Scotland to marry him. Or so everyone assumes. In truth, no such thing will happen. Not to a scoundrel like him. Instead, treasure awaits and a new life beyond the clutches of her cruel father.

Doomed to wed a lass he dislikes, Malcolm must see through his pact with his brothers. Marry to fill the clan’s coffers. Yet when the De la Croix ship sails by without stopping, he suspects foul play. As it happens, deception is indeed at work. Not just at the hands of the pirates who captured Isabella but what he learns upon saving her.

Embarking on a whirlwind adventure with more nefarious suitors than any one lass should have, Malcolm marries Isabella to keep her safe. After Hogmanay, if she wants to leave, he’ll let her go. What neither counts on, however, is mutual attraction. A genuine connection they didn’t foresee.

Will it be enough to keep them together when shocking secrets come to light, though? Or will the cold hard truth about who Malcolm really is ultimately drive them apart?

Read FREE with Kindle Unlimited!

Highlander's Pact
Scoundrel’s Vengeance
Scoundrel's Fortune
Scoundrel's Redemption

Grab your copy here→ getbook.at/ScoundrelsFortune


Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Hot Highlanders for the Holidays! #HistoricalRomance

Waving Hello! Hope you’re doing well and staying safe. Just wanted to share the latest big news, including two new releases this month. As to today’s exciting release, I’ve been working alongside eleven fabulous romance authors to bring you something special for the upcoming holidays. In Twelve Days of Christmas in a Highlander’s Arms, each author wrote an independent tale revolving around one of the 12 days of Christmas. 

My contribution, Ringing in Yule, follows Tavish and Nessa from my ongoing Highlander’s Pact series. Read on to learn more about this festive set, join a giveaway, plus check out what else is right around the corner! 


Twelve Days of Christmas in a Highlander's Arms

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me....

Twelve Highlander heroes, brave and true.

Honor-bound and sworn to protect, they're about to meet their match in twelve feisty heroines. Amidst the wild Scottish mountains, the snow is falling deep, but twelve heart-warming stories of love await--one for each day of Christmas.

Twelve historical romance tales set against the backdrop of snowy medieval Scotland at Christmas.

Loving Her Highland Enemy - by Samantha Holt

Highland Dove - by Elizabeth Rose

The Kitchen Maid’s Tale - by Hildie McQueen

Brenna's Yuletide Song - by Cathy MacRae

Ringing in Yule - by Sky Purington

Highlander's Christmas - by Mariah Stone

Highland Swan - by Anna Markland

The Lady's Guide to a Highlander's Heart - by Emmanuelle de Maupassant

The Laird's Midnight Dancer - by Ashe Barker

An Angel at the Highland Court - by Celeste Barclay

The Piper - by Lily Baldwin

Scot Under the Mistletoe - by Caroline Lee


Learn more about this amazing historical romance set and purchase at a special intro price! →  http://mybook.to/HighlandersArms



$25 Amazon gift card up for grabs!

Open internationally

Enter here→ https://www.lovebooksdaily.com/featured-giveaway

Winner announced at the end of October.


Come Celebrate!

Come join the fun and win prizes at Historical Harlots' Facebook group on October 10th as we celebrate the release of Twelve Days of Christmas in a Highlander's Arms. I'll be hosting from 6-7 PM EST so be sure to drop in. Amazon gift cards up for grabs!

Join Historical Harlots→ https://bit.ly/3iIJjpm



Swing in anytime between 10 AM EST and 8 PM EST on October 9th to party with the remaining authors in the set.

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Love Highlanders? #HistoricalRomance

Hello, all! Hope everyone’s doing well and staying safe. Just wanted to let you know Scoundrel’s Fortune (Highlander’s Pact, Book 2) is available for pre-order. I had so much fun writing this one. Really loved this couple. One of my all-time favorites.

Grab your copy here→ getbook.at/ScoundrelsFortune

When a beautiful yet cunning Frenchwoman tries to trick a Scottish scoundrel, passionate mayhem ensues.

After accusing Malcolm MacLauchlin of taking her virtue, Isabella De la Croix sets sail for Scotland to marry him. Or so everyone assumes. In truth, no such thing will happen. Not to a scoundrel like him. Instead, treasure awaits and a new life beyond the clutches of her cruel father.

Doomed to wed a lass he dislikes, Malcolm must see through his pact with his brothers. Marry to fill the clan’s coffers. Yet when the De la Croix ship sails by without stopping, he suspects foul play. As it happens, deception is indeed at work. Not just at the hands of the pirates who captured Isabella but what he learns upon saving her.

Embarking on a whirlwind adventure with more nefarious suitors than any one lass should have, Malcolm marries Isabella to keep her safe. After Hogmanay, if she wants to leave, he’ll let her go. What neither counts on, however, is mutual attraction. A genuine connection they didn’t foresee.

Will it be enough to keep them together when shocking secrets come to light, though? Or will the cold hard truth about who Malcolm really is ultimately drive them apart?

Read FREE with Kindle Unlimited!

Highlander's Pact
Scoundrel’s Vengeance
Scoundrel's Fortune
Scoundrel's Redemption

 

Grab your copy here→ getbook.at/ScoundrelsFortune


Monday, August 31, 2020

The Countdown Has Begun! #HighlandRomance



Waving hello! Hope you and yours are doing well and staying safe. It’s hard to believe summer’s winding down, and school’s right around the corner. My son’s starting high school virtually here in Virginia, so that should be interesting. Fingers crossed things return to normal soon!

I won’t keep you long but wanted to share the latest. With the release of A Scot’s Favor, the 'countdown' to the end of the entire MacLomain Series has officially begun. Where did the time go? It seems like I started writing about this clan yesterday rather than over a decade ago. Anyway, I loved penning this latest installment. If you’re a fan of animals and enjoy unraveling a magical curse, this one’s definitely for you. 

About the Book

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.

Grab your copy here→ http://getbook.at/AScotsFavor


Thursday, July 23, 2020

What a Scoundrel! #HistoricalRomance



Hello, all! I hope everyone's enjoying their summer so far and staying super-safe during these trying times. I’m halfway through my busiest writing year to date and loving all the new characters I've met along the way. I won’t keep you long but wanted to share my latest news.

Scoundrel’s Vengeance, book one in my Highlander’s Pact series, is now available. As many of you 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.

About the Book

A scandalous second-chance romance rife with passion, intrigue, and a life-altering secret.

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



Hook up with me tonight at Historical Harlots' Facebook Group for a chance to win! Expect one $10 Amazon gift card giveaway and two $5 GCs. Hope to see you there!

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Join me on virtual book tour to read exclusive interviews
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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.