THE HIGHLAND COMMANDER~AMY JARECKI

The Highland Commander (Highland Lords Novel Book 2) by Amy Jarecki

Date of Publication: June 27, 2017

Blurb

She cannot resist the man behind the mask . . .

As the illegitimate daughter of a Scottish earl, Lady Magdalen Keith is not one to partake in lavish balls or other frivolities. Yet at her father’s urging, she agrees to dance with the battle-weary officers at this year’s holiday masquerade. It’s practically her civic duty! But when one such officer—whose dashing good looks cannot be disguised by a mere mask—sweeps her off her feet and into his arms, the innocent lass can’t help herself. Her lips are his for the taking.

But will he betray his country for a kiss?

Navy lieutenant Aiden Murray has spent too many months at sea to be immune to the charms of this lovely beauty. Even after he returns to his ship, she lives in his dreams. But when he discovers Maddie’s true identity—and learns that her father is accused of treason—will the brawny Scot risk his life to follow his heart?

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About Amy Jarecki

A descendant of an ancient Lowland clan, Amazon Bestselling Author Amy Jarecki adores Scotland. Though she now resides in southwest Utah, she received her MBA from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. Winner of the prestigious RONE Award, she found her niche in the genre of Scottish historical romance. Amy loves hearing from her readers and can be contacted through her website at www.amyjarecki.com (where you can also sign up for her monthly newsletter).

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My thoughts:

The Highland Commander by Amy Jarecki is a fantastic Medieval Scottish Romance. #2 in the highly anticipated series, “Lords of the Highlands”, but it can be read as a stand alone.

Fast paced with a most enjoyable cast of characters. Lady Magdalen Keith, an illegitimate daughter of a Scottish earl and Navy lieutenant Aiden Murray are the stars of this most intriguing story of treason, passion, adventure, intrigues and romance. Can Magdalen and Aiden save her father from the gallows, as their love blossoms?

Once again, Ms. Jarecki has created a story readers can relate to, and love in fall with, as they transverse the terrain of politics, love and treason. Another absolute heart pounding tale by the fabulous Amy Jarecki! I can’t wait for the “Highland Guardian”. Ms. Jarecki is a master Medieval Scottish romance! She brings the characters to life on the pages of another great read! Her vitualizations, and her details brings the Highlands to life for readers. An absolute must read for fans of Highland Romance, brawn Highlanders and the feisty lasses who tame their hearts. Another WOW story!!

I received a complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.

Rating: 5

Heat rating: Mild

Reviewed by: AprilR

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RELEASE DAY BLITZ~~THE HIGHLAND COMMANDER~AMY JARECKI with #Giveaway and #Review

THE HIGHLAND COMMANDER 

ABOUT THE BOOK

Title: THE HIGHLAND COMMANDER
Author: Amy Jarecki
Series: Lords of the Highlands, #2
On Sale: June 27, 2017
Publisher: Forever
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She cannot resist the man behind the mask…

As the illegitimate daughter of a Scottish earl, Lady Magdalen Keith is not one to partake in lavish balls or other frivolities. Yet at her father’s urging, she agrees to dance with the battle-weary officers at this year’s holiday masquerade. It’s practically her civic duty! But when one such officer—whose dashing good looks cannot be disguised by a mere mask—sweeps her off her feet and into his arms, the innocent lass can’t help herself. Her lips are his for the taking.

But will he betray his country for a kiss?

Navy lieutenant Aiden Murray has spent too many months at sea to be immune to the charms of this lovely beauty. Even after he returns to his ship, she lives in his dreams. But when he discovers Maddie’s true identity—and learns that her father is accused of treason—will the brawny Scot risk his life to follow his heart?

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THE LORDS OF THE HIGHLANDS SERIES

THE HIGHLAND DUKE, #1
THE HIGHLAND COMMANDER, #2
THE HIGHLAND GUARDIAN, #3

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Amy Jarecki is a descendant of an ancient Lowland clan and adores Scotland. Though she now resides in southwest Utah, she received her MBA from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. Winning multiple writing awards, she found her niche in the genre of Scottish historical romance. Amy writes steamy edge-of-your-seat action adventures with rugged men and fascinating women who weave their paths through the brutal eras of centuries past.

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My thoughts:

The Highland Commander by Amy Jarecki is a fantastic Medieval Scottish Romance. #2 in the highly anticipated series,  “Lords of the Highlands”, but it can be read as a stand alone.

Fast paced with a most enjoyable cast of characters.  Lady Magdalen Keith, an illegitimate daughter of a Scottish earl and Navy lieutenant Aiden Murray are the stars of this most intriguing story of treason, passion, adventure,  intrigues and romance. Can Magdalen and Aiden save her father from the gallows, as their love blossoms?

Once again, Ms. Jarecki has created a story readers can relate to, and love in fall with, as they transverse the terrain of politics, love and treason. Another absolute heart pounding tale by the fabulous Amy Jarecki!  I can’t wait for the “Highland Guardian”. Ms. Jarecki is a master Medieval Scottish romance! She brings the characters to life on the pages of another great read! Her vitualizations, and her details brings the Highlands to life for readers. An absolute must read for fans of Highland Romance, brawn Highlanders and the feisty lasses who tame their hearts. Another WOW story!!

I received a  complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.

 

Rating: 5

Heat rating: Mild

Reviewed by: AprilR

 

 

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BLOG TOUR~THE HIGHLANDER’S VIKING BRIDE~ CATHY & DD MACRAE w/#Giveaway & #Review

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Cathy MacRae lives on the sunny side of the Arbuckle Mountains where she and her husband read, write, and tend the garden—with the help of the dogs, of course.

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Calder MacGerry, laird of an impoverished clan, has resolved to end the bitter feud between the MacGerry and Sinclairs. He jumps at Laird Sinclair’s offer of marriage to his only daughter, Katja, to seal the agreement between their clans—only to get more than he bargained for.

Katja’s chance to escape her father’s harsh treatment appears to be too good to be true. But becoming Lady of a clan that despises her because she’s a Sinclair, doesn’t make life any easier. When the attacks turn deadly, she fights her way out, making a dangerous passage to the Shetland Isles for refuge with her Viking family.

Calder and Katja’s marriage, built on mistrust, rushes quickly into disaster. As Calder seeks to repair the damage, Katja discovers not another enemy, but a husband who pledges a new beginning.

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The Highlander’s Viking Bride: Book 2 in the Hardy Heroines series by Cathy MacRae is an awesome Medieval Romance. I was positively entranced and entralled! Can be read as a stand alone.

Calder MacGerry, is the laird of an impoverished clan, but he has decided, after his beloved fathet’s recent death, he would end the bitter feud between the MacGerrys and Sinclair clans. He accepts Laird Sinclair’s offer of marriage to his only daughter, Katja, to seal the agreement between their clans. Peace between the two clans is finally on the horizon.

Katja however, is not so sure. She trusts no man, and not many lasse. She been raised around a clan that treats her no respect. She has brothers, of course, who tries to protect her ftom her father’s harsh treatment. She is the best archer in her clans, though.

What starts out as a marriage of hope, soon turns to mistrust and someone in clan MacGerry is trying to run Katja away. She is accepted by her husband’s family with open arms and some others in the clan, however, acidents soon start happening to her. She is poisoned, nearly raped, and set upon by thuds, it’s a good thing she is a fiece lass who can protect herself. Calder is furious when he learns of the things that’s been happening to his new wife. Can love grow from mistrust and hapastance?

“The Highlander’s Viking Bride” is filled with intrigue, mistrust, danger, romance, betrayal and love. It seems when things happen to Katja her husband is not around he’s often trying to increase his clan’s strength, so he’s absent often, he leaves his bride with his brother for her protection.

This story has everything a romance reader could possibly wish to find in a great read. From complex and engaging characters to intriguing plots to a dangerous trek to the Shetlands to finding a true and absolute love and another family she hasn’t seen for many years, her mother’s Viking family. There is a wonderful cast of characters, I can’t wait to read more about their lives.
With mistrust, loneliness, much excitement, forgiveness, love and so much more, readers will be thrilled and excited to read Katja and Calder’s story. I fell in love with them from the very beginning. Fast paced, a definite page turner, with so much to offer readers. Cathy MacRae does not disappoint readers. I hope you will see what I’m talking about and pick up you’re copy.
A definite must read! An extraordinary Medieval Romance!!
I received a complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.

Rating: 5
Heat rating: Mild (with violence)
Reviewed by: AprilR

 

 

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VIRTUAL TOUR~THE HIGHLANDER’S LADY~~ELIZA KNIGHT with #Excerpt and #review

 

 

A Highlander tamed… 


Laird Daniel Murray seeks adventure, battle and freedom for his countrymen. Putting off his duties as laird—with a promise to his clan he’ll return come spring—Daniel sets off with his men to fight alongside William Wallace and the Bruce. But soon he stumbles across an enchanting lady in need. She tantalizes him with an offer he simply can’t refuse and a desire he attempts to dismiss.



A lady’s passion ignited… 


Escaping near death at the treacherous hands of a nearby clan, Lady Myra must find the Bruce and relay the news of an enemy within his own camp. Alone in a world full of danger and the future of her clan at stake, she must trust the handsome, charismatic Highland laird who promises to keep her safe on her journey—and sets her heart to pounding. 


Together, Daniel and Myra will risk not only their lives, but their hearts while discovering the true meaning of hope and love in a world fraught with unrest.
Early December
Highlands, 1297
A loud crash sounded from below stairs, startling Lady Myra from her prayers. What in all of heaven was that?
She’d been sequestered in the chapel for most of the morning—penance for her latest bout of eavesdropping.
The chapel was dark, lit only by a few candles upon the altar. A fierce winter gust blew open the shudders, causing the candle flames to waver. Myra rushed to the windows, securing the shudders once more, feeling the wood rattle against her fingertips.
Her stomach muscles tightened with unease. There were not often sounds like this at Foulis. In fact, she’d never heard such before.
The very floors seemed to shake. Imagination going wild, she pictured the boards beneath her feet splintering and falling through to the great hall below.
Myra kept a keen ear, waiting for a sign that would reassure her that nothing was amiss. For once she hoped to hear her older brother, Laird Munro, railing at the clumsy servant who’d dropped something, but there was nothing save an eerie silence. The hair along her neck rose and with it, her skin prickled as an acute sense of dread enveloped her.
The castle was never this silent.
“Astrid?” she called out to her maid—but there was no reply. Not even the scurrying of her servant’s feet across the floor. Where had the maid gone? She was supposed to wait for Myra outside the chapel door. “Astrid!” she called a little louder this time, but still there was no reply.
’Twas as if she were alone, but that made no sense. Foulis Castle was always bustling with people. Unable to stand the silence, Myra scrambled to her feet. She lit a tallow candle by the hearth to light her way in the darkened corridor and slowly crept toward the door of the family chapel. Nothing but a whisper of a breeze from her gown disturbed the areas where she passed—’twas how she was able to eavesdrop so often. Locked away, supposedly for her own good, since she was a girl, she learned an important lesson. If she were to find out anything of import, she had to be secretive and slick, so she learned to creep.
She did so now with practiced ease, sidestepping boards known to creak and pausing every few moments to listen for sounds. She strained to hear a whisper, someone’s breathing, anything that would assure her that she had in fact let her imagination get the best of her. But there was nothing.
Fighting hard to keep the fear from suffocating her, she reached the door, and with tortured slowness gripped the cool iron handle. She wanted to throw it open, and ignore the dread that held her hand still. But she had to trust her instincts. Something was terribly wrong. She could feel it. Myra leaned in close, pressing her ear to the frozen wood. She remained motionless, listening. Again silence. Satisfied there was no imminent threat, she began to open the door. An earth shattering shriek and another loud crash broke the silence. Myra slammed the door. Was that…? She shook her head. It couldn’t be. Scrambling away from the door, she dropped her candle which snuffed itself out. God’s teeth! Was that a battle cry? Granted, she’d never heard one before, but ’twas not just any shout. Nay, this sound was terrifying. A cry that sent her knees to shaking and her lip to bleeding from biting it so hard.
She could barely see, the candles at the altar weren’t putting off enough light. What in blazes was she supposed to do? How would she protect herself? Damn those guards. Why hadn’t there been any warning? Shouts of caution. Why hadn’t the gates been closed?
Was it possible that she’d just not heard the warnings? She had been deep in prayer, worrying about her sore knees, and to add insult to injury she’d needed to use the privy for hours. Had she been that preoccupied?
Angered? So distracted that if someone had shouted in her ear she probably wouldn’t have heard it? She took a deep breath to figure out her next course of action.
The secret stairways! Lucky for her, the chapel was located in a tiny corridor off the gallery above the great hall. A hidden stair, inside the chapel, led up to the master’s chamber. Embarrassed after her penances—which were often, Myra chose not to venture into the great hall, instead she preferred to use the hidden stairs. She knew them well. All of them. When she was just a girl, her father had shown her where they were located, and when she’d once found them fun, she now found comfort in their obscurity. Now they would not only help hide her embarrassment but they might even save her life.

Eliza Knight is a USA Today Bestselling and award-winning author of sizzling historical romance and time-travel erotic romance. Under the name E. Knight, she pens riveting historical fiction. She runs the award-winning blog, History Undressed. When not reading, writing and researching, she likes to cuddle up in front of a warm fire with her own knight in shining armor. Connect with her at http://www.elizaknight.com or http://www.historyundressed.com. You can sign up for her newsletter at  http://eepurl.com/CSFFD. Follow her on social media at:

 

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My Thoughts

Highlander’s Lady by Eliza Knight is an intriguing Medieval Romance set in the Highlands, in 1297. #3 in the “Stolen Brides” series, but each title can be read as a stand alone. Although,  written in a conservative order.

Daniel and Myra’s story is a thrilling story from beginning to end, I was entirely transfixed to the pages. The pull between Myra and Daniel is truly immensely entertaining.  Daniel could at times, get on one’s nerves with bemoaning his situation. Myra, is a strong, feisty heroine and shows she can and could protect herself. Daniel, is an alpha male,  for sure. The two of them make a perfect match.

Ms. Knight has once again has given readers a tale of love,  trust,  treachery,  betrayal, romance and love. A story  of adventure with sizzling chemistry and an abundance of suspense. Ms. Knight’s stories are vivid in details, you can also smell the heather. I enjoyed “The Highlander’s Lady” immensely and highly recommend it to fans of Highland Romance, the turmoil of the Scottish countryside, the thrill of danger and romance amidst turmoil.  Another great hit by Eliza Knight! !

I received a complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.

Rating: 4.5

Heat rating: Mild

Reviewed by: AprilR

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HAPPY RELEASE DAY!! HIGHLAND SPY by Madeline Martin! w/ review

Highland Spy (The Mercenary Maidens, #1)Highland Spy by Madeline Martin

Genre: Historical Romance  (Scottish)

Series: Mercenary Maidens,  #1

Source: Received a complimentary copy.

  • Publication date: January 10, 2017
  • Publisher: Diversion Books
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01M4KWRAU
  • Length: 354 pages

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USA Today bestselling author Madeline Martin delivers a captivating novel of passion and intrigue…

Connor Grant is in search of a lady. Not a bride, but a woman to become a skillful and seductive spy in the service of King James. In addition to being the King’s personal assassin, Connor heads a group of female spies who aid him in his work, women with nothing left to lose.

Ariana Fitzroy is the perfect mark. Destitute, orphaned, and completely alone, she’s missed her chance at an advantageous match at court and cheats at cards to survive. When Connor catches her in the act, he threatens to expose her, unless she joins his elite roster of spies.

She agrees and is whisked away to a deserted Scottish castle to begin her training. Ariana quickly takes to her lessons in seduction, deception, and hand-to-hand combat, but less easy to fight are her feelings of lust toward the ruggedly handsome Connor, feelings she suspects may be reciprocated.

When Connor recruits her help on a mysterious task, the pair must work together to track a dangerous target. But Ariana suspects Connor isn’t telling her everything—not just about the mission, but also about his past. Will the secrets between them threaten their mission? And will they be able to fight their attraction as they wonder who they can trust?

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MY THOUGHTS 

Highland Spy: Mercenary Maidens Series, Book 1 by Madeline Martin definitely shows craftsmanship in writing a mesmerizing Medieval Scottish Romance. Book 1 promises readers an exciting thrill ride into the “Mescenary Maidens” series. WOW! Set in a delapicated castle in Scotland and at the English court.

Ariana Fitzroy, after losing her family and her fortune, resorts to card games at court to survive, which she thinks she has the capability of winning. Connor Grant, is a trainer of fallen women from the English court and a broken personal assassin to the king. Which is where he encounters Ariana, cheating at cards, he gives her the option of going to prison or going with him in training. Of course, she accepts his offer. This is how she becomes his newest trainee.

“Highland Spy” is emotionally charged, intriguing, mesmerizing and utterly captivating! It has second chances, betrayal, challenges, female spies, claiming an inheritance once stolen, retribution, facing the consequences life has dealt head on, overcoming hopelessness to become confident, strong, and of course, romance and finding love. But will Ariana and Connor find their HEA or lose all to lies and deception?
The secondary characters are as enticing as the hero/heroine. They are very intriguing and makes the reader wish to learn more of their circumstances and how they became spies. This story has twists and turns, and surprises I didn’t see coming, betrayals I never preserved until the evil was encountered. I was captivated from the first few pages to the last page and beyond. I can not wait to read more of this exciting and thrilling series. Another must read Medieval Scottish Romance by Madeline Martin, who has become another favorite author of mine. She holds her readers in awe, and totally entranced in her stories. Definitely a WOW moment! Highly recommended! Fans of Medevial romance, Scottish romance, second chances, fast paced stories and well written romance are sure to enjoy “Highland Spy” by MadelineMartin. I definitely enjoyed this tale of live, love and finding a HEA! Another hit for Madeline Martin!
Received a complimentary copy.

Rating: 5
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR

 

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Medieval Historical Romance (Scotland)

REBEL WARRIOR

REGAN WALKER

{Medieval Warriors, Book 3}

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Twitter: @regansreview

  • Print Length: 287 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: May 17, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01DUWOHHQ

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When your destiny lies far from where you began …

Scotland 1072

The Norman Conqueror robbed Steinar of Talisand of his noble father and his lands, forcing him to flee to Scotland while still recovering from a devastating wound. At the royal court, Steinar becomes scribe to the unlettered King of Scots while secretly regaining his skill with a sword.

The first time Steinar glimpses the flame-haired maiden, Catrìona of the Vale of Leven, he is drawn to her spirited beauty. She does not fit among the ladies who serve the devout queen. Not pious, not obedient and not given to stitchery, the firebrand flies a falcon! Though Catrìona captures Steinar’s attention, he is only a scribe and she is promised to another.

Catrìona has come to Malcolm’s court wounded in spirit from the vicious attack on her home by Northmen who slayed her parents and her people. But that is not all she will suffer. The man she thought to wed will soon betray her.

When all is lost, what hope is there for love? Can a broken heart be mended? Can a damaged soul be healed?

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OTHER BOOKS IN THIS SERIES:

Medieval Warriors (3 books)

About the author…

Regan Walker

Regan Walker is an award-winning, #1 bestselling author of Regency, Georgian and Medieval romances. She has five times been featured on USA TODAY’s HEA blog and four times nominated for the prestigious RONE award (her novel, The Red Wolf’s Prize won Best Historical Novel for 2015 in the medieval category). Regan writes historically authentic novels where history is a character. Her readers experience history and adventure as well as love.

Regan loves to hear from readers, and you may contact  her via her website: http://www.reganwalkerauthor.com.

Rebel Warrior (Medieval Warriors #3)

MY THOUGHTS:

Rebel Warrior #3 in the “Medieval Warriors” series by Regan Walker. A stand alone. Once again, Ms. Walker has written another WOW, Medieval Romance.
Fast paced, action packed story of betrayal, passion, destiny, fate, healing, romance and finding peace and a HEA. All is not what it seems with the characters. Ms. Walker has weaved a couple of other blossoming romances, into this fascinating Scottish tale. Ms. Walker is a talented storyteller, who pulls readers into the story and holds them transfixed. A page turning Medieval Romance!
Well written, with vivid descriptions, palpable connections, and sparks of love, flying everywhere. I loved the characters and the storyline. I loved how Ms. Walker brought all the inter-weaved stories to a pleasing conclusion. I can’t wait to see what will be the next grand adventure. You can’t help but fall in love with this amazing Scottish Historical Romance. Once again, Ms. Walker has weaved story with Scottish-English history, romance, suspense and danger. A very enjoyable and satisfying read! A must read and a definite keeper. I can see me re-reading this series over and over again.
Received for an honest review from the author.

Rating: 5
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR

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#PRE-ORDER & #REVIEW~~REBEL WARRIOR~~REGAN WALKER…

COMING SOON, MAY, 2016!!

Medieval Historical Romance (Scotland)

REBEL WARRIOR

REGAN WALKER

{Medieval Warriors, Book 3}

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Website:  www.reganwalkerauthor.com

Twitter: @regansreview

  • Print Length: 287 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: May 17, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01DUWOHHQ

 

(Courtesy of the author’s website)

When your destiny lies far from where you began …

Scotland 1072

The Norman Conqueror robbed Steinar of Talisand of his noble father and his lands, forcing him to flee to Scotland while still recovering from a devastating wound. At the royal court, Steinar becomes scribe to the unlettered King of Scots while secretly regaining his skill with a sword.

The first time Steinar glimpses the flame-haired maiden, Catrìona of the Vale of Leven, he is drawn to her spirited beauty. She does not fit among the ladies who serve the devout queen. Not pious, not obedient and not given to stitchery, the firebrand flies a falcon! Though Catrìona captures Steinar’s attention, he is only a scribe and she is promised to another.

Catrìona has come to Malcolm’s court wounded in spirit from the vicious attack on her home by Northmen who slayed her parents and her people. But that is not all she will suffer. The man she thought to wed will soon betray her.

When all is lost, what hope is there for love? Can a broken heart be mended? Can a damaged soul be healed?

Pre-order on Amazon

OTHER BOOKS IN THIS SERIES:

Medieval Warriors (3 books)

About the author…

Regan Walker

Regan Walker is an award-winning, #1 bestselling author of Regency, Georgian and Medieval romances. She has five times been featured on USA TODAY’s HEA blog and four times nominated for the prestigious RONE award (her novel, The Red Wolf’s Prize won Best Historical Novel for 2015 in the medieval category). Regan writes historically authentic novels where history is a character. Her readers experience history and adventure as well as love.

Regan loves to hear from readers, and you may contact  her via her website: http://www.reganwalkerauthor.com.

 

 

Rebel Warrior (Medieval Warriors #3)

MY THOUGHTS:

Rebel Warrior #3 in the “Medieval Warriors” series by Regan Walker. A stand alone. Once again, Ms. Walker has written another WOW, Medieval Romance.
Fast paced, action packed story of betrayal, passion, destiny, fate, healing, romance and finding peace and a HEA. All is not what it seems with the characters. Ms. Walker has weaved a couple of other blossoming romances, into this fascinating Scottish tale. Ms. Walker is a talented storyteller, who pulls readers into the story and holds them transfixed. A page turning Medieval Romance!
Well written, with vivid descriptions, palpable connections, and sparks of love, flying everywhere. I loved the characters and the storyline. I loved how Ms. Walker brought all the inter-weaved stories to a pleasing conclusion. I can’t wait to see what will be the next grand adventure. You can’t help but fall in love with this amazing Scottish Historical Romance. Once again, Ms. Walker has weaved story with Scottish-English history, romance, suspense and danger. A very enjoyable and satisfying read! A must read and a definite keeper. I can see me re-reading this series over and over again.
Received for an honest review from the author.

Rating: 5
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR

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WHEN A LAIRD LOVES A LADY–JULIE JOHNSTONE….HAPPY RELEASE DAY with Review

HAPPY RELEASE DAY, JULIE JOHNSTONE!!

Medieval Romance

{SCOTTISH MEDIEVAL HISTORICAL ROMANCE}

When A Laird Loves A Lady

Medieval

 

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 baron in exchange for a number of knights, 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 baron, 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 baron 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…

  • Print Length: 329 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: March 22, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01C4R46L0

 

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About the author…

Julie Johnstone

Julie Johnstone is a USA Today best-selling author of Regency Romance, Victorian Romance, and Scottish Medieval Romance. She is also the author of a new urban fantasy/paranormal romance book. She’s been a voracious reader of books since she was a young girl. Her mother would tell you that as a child Julie had a rich fantasy life made up of many different make believe friends. As an adult, Julie is one of the lucky few who can say she is living the dream by working with her passion of creating worlds from her imagination. When Julie is not writing she is chasing her two precocious children around, cooking, reading or exercising. Julie loves to hear from her readers.

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MY THOUGHTS!

 

When a Laird Love a Lady

When A Laird Loves A Lady is #1 in the exciting new “Highlander Vows: Entangled Hearts” series. WOW! What a fast paced, set on the edge of your seat, passion filled, adventuous, dangerous and romantic story. With betrayal, treason, treachery and amidst it all hopefully, love. What more could a Medevial Romance fan wish? Can love find it’s way into the heart of a unyielding Highlander, Lain MacLeod, who has lost so much, including his frail but beloved wife? Then, he’s commanded to marry an English Lass, in order to start negotiations to free the Scottish King, David from the English. What he finds is no pampered, scared, English Lady, but a feisty, determined and independent Lady, who is in grave danger. English Lady, Marion de Lacy, raised by very tyrannical father, looking for love, acceptance, family and home find it among the MacLeod clan? If only they can survive the hardships they and the MacLeod clan face.
From the first page to the last, readers will be captivated, ensnared and held in awe of the well developed characters and the magnificent storyline. Ms. Johnstone can definitely woo her readers!
I can not recommend this story enough. A most delicious, emotional, heartwarming and an absolute must read. Fans of Scottish Highland Romance with danger and action will definitely want this one on their TBR list. A sensual but compassionate read. I loved the interaction between Lain and Marion, as well as the other characters. What an honor to watch their relationship and special bond grow. Readers will find a few surprises, and many twists and turns along the way. I was guessing who the traitor was right up to the very end. WOW! Awesome storytelling! A definite keeper! Please pick up “When a Laird Loves a Lady”, you won’t be able to put it down. Ms. Johnstone has brought the Highlands to life through the pages of her story. I absolutely loved this story! More, please and hopefully, soon, very soon. Very talented author, who knows how to bring her readers to tears. I questioned rather Lain and Marion would find their HEA or will evil prevail, right up to the very end. Can light replace darkness and fill hearts with an undeniably love? You MUST read to learn more. A powerful, emotional, and compelling story of Scottish hardships, turmoil, and how quickly they can be betrayed and how precious life is in the Highlands.
One of my Favorite Medieval Romance authors and I can’t wait to read more of this series.

*Received for an honest review from the author*

Rating: 5
Heat rating: Hot
Reviewed by: AprilR. courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

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COMING SOON WITH PRE-ORDER LINKS~ Possession of a Highlander~ Madeline Martin…

COMING AUGUST 2015!!

 

Possession of a Highlander (Book 2 releases August 11, 2015)

MadelineMartin_PossessionOfAHighlander2500Love can be the greatest possession.

Brianna Lindsay’s grip on the inheritance that is rightly hers hangs by a thread. If the town finds out her father has died, Brianna will be forced into marriage with her loathsome cousin, Lord Robert, and will lose all of Edzell Castle and its lands. To protect her home, she’ll have to trust a complete stranger, a brooding Highland barbarian who sweeps into Edzell with a small retinue and insists on replacing her Captain of the Guard. He proves his worth by defeating her men and she has no choice but to accept his offer.

Though his motives are suspect, Colin MacKinnon has nobility in his blood and good intentions in coming to Edzell. He seeks his own kingdom, one to rival his father’s, and sets out to conquer Brianna in the best way he knows how—with seduction.

Brianna never thought of all the wealth she protects, the one thing she has left completely vulnerable is her heart. Colin never thought that of everything he stands to achieve, he might have to face the unexpected pain of loss. Together, they must navigate a treacherous world of spies and intrigue, of legacy and fidelity, of love and betrayal, to find what is truly worth possessing.

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GUEST BLOGGER with #Giveaway~ MY HIGHLAND SPY~ VICTORIA ROBERTS

Please help us welcome today’s guest…

VICTORIA ROBERTS, author of MY HIGHLAND SPY…

My Highland Spy (1)

MBA&M: What is the allure of writing about Scottish Highlanders tales of romance, and intrigue?

Thank you so much for having me today.
I can only speak from my own experience, and I have to say that I’ve been drawn to the Scottish Highlands ever since I picked up a Hannah Howell novel. There is something about the lands, the struggles, the triumphs, that is beyond words. It’s a feeling, a sense of honor that these men fought so hard for freedom and justice. The country is so rich in history that I can’t help but write this genre. Scotland, kilted men, bagpipes… What’s nae to love, eh?

MBA&M: Tell us in your own words about MY HIGHLAND SPY?

Lady Ravenna Walsingham has been an English spy for many years. When she’s sent to the Scottish Highlands to discover whether or not a certain Highland laird conspires against the Crown, she’s not exactly ecstatic about the assignment. She’s to masquerade as a governess for the laird’s son and thinks Highlanders are nothing but a bunch of kilted barbarians.
Laird Ruairi Sutherland lies to the king and is surprised when an English governess shows up on his doorstep. He has enough troubles between his father-in-law and the other lairds that want to raise arms against the English. The last he needs is a woman—an English woman—under his roof.

Sparks fly, tensions rise, but love is definitely in the air…

MBA&M: List five things readers may or may not find fascinating about you as a writer?

1. I don’t outline. I know the first and last line of my manuscript and go. It drives my critique partner crazy, but she loves me.
2. I have a full-time day job and write before and after work. I also have a husband of 21 years and two kids (13 and 9.)
3. I can’t listen to music when I write. Must. Be. Dead. Silent.
4. I finished my first manuscript (Temptation in a Kilt) the end of August, pitched in October, landed an agent and a series deal in April. I know. That doesn’t sound real, but I’m living proof that dreams can come true.
5. The first time I met Nora Roberts I thanked her. When she asked me why, I said, “Thanks to you, I’m right next to you on the shelf.” (Roberts-Roberts) She laughed and said, “I’m glad I could help you out.”

Thanks so much for spending time with me today.

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What’s number one on your bucket list?

My Highland Spy (1)Sourcebooks will give away one paperback copy of My Highland Spy (US and Canada only, please.)

Giveaway will run from September 26 until October 2, 2014.

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Reviews…

My Highland Spy (1)“An exciting Highland tale of intrigue, betrayal, and love.”
—Hannah Howell, New York Times bestselling author of Highland Master

“Roberts’ newest features a surprise-laden, quick-paced plot, replete with unconventional and fiercely independent characters. Her lyrical prose grabs readers’ attention, and the high level of emotional tension simply adds to the depth of the story. This book begs to be read and reread.”

—RT Book Reviews

 

 

 


My Highland Spy (1)My Highland Spy
By Victoria Roberts
Sourcebooks Casablanca
Historical Romance
September 2, 2014
ISBN: 9781402292002
$6.99/£4.99
Mass-market Paperback

This Highland Laird won’t bow to the Crown
Laird Ruairi Sutherland refuses to send his only son away to be educated by the English. And he most definitely will not appear in Edinburgh to pay homage to a liege who has no respect for Scotland. So he does what any laird would do—he lies to the king. The last thing Ruairi expects is a beautiful English governess to appear on his doorstep.

But this lady spy might make him…
Lady Ravenna Walsingham is a seasoned spy who is sent to the savage Highlands to uncover a nefarious plot against the Crown. Playing the part of an English governess—a job easier said than done—she infiltrates the home of Laird Sutherland, a suspected conspirator.

If she doesn’t betray him first
Ravenna soon discovers that the only real threat Sutherland poses is to her heart. But will the proud Highland laird ever forgive her when he discovers the woman he loves in an English spy?

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victoria robertsMeet the author…

Victoria lives in western Pennsylvania with her husband of twenty one years and their two beautiful children—not to mention one spoiled dog. When she is not plotting her next Scottish adventure, she’s dragging her clan to every Scottish festival under the sun. Visit her at http://www.victoriarobertsauthor.com

 

Award-winning author Victoria Roberts writes Scottish historical romances about kilted heroes and warriors from the past. She was named by RT Book Reviews as “one of the most promising debut authors across the genres” and was also a 2013 RT Reviewers’ Choice award winner for X Marks the Scot.
Represented by Jill Marsal of the Marsal Lyon Literary Agency, Victoria is a member of Romance Writers of America® and several local chapters, as well as a contributing author to the online magazine Celtic Guide.

 

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