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
Mass Market: $7.99 USD
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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 Series

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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SNEAK PEAK~~ONLY FOR A KNIGHT~~SUE-ELLEN WELFONDER

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(Because I love strong heroines)

He straightened to look at her. “Ne’er has a lass pleased me more. You must know it, see it all o’er me.”
Her chin came up. “I see that you might believe what you say.”
“Aye, well.” His smile flashed again, and he chuckled. “I always knew I wanted a woman with spirit.”
“I am that.” She couldn’t stop her own smile.
Indeed,” he said, leaning in to kiss her again.



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To Note: Only for a Knight is the story of Robbie, Duncan’s son in my RT Award Winning title, DEVIL IN A KILT. In this new book, you can revisit Duncan, Linnet, Sir, M, and the whole DEVIL IN A KILT world.

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  • Publication date: January 30, 2017
  • Publisher: Gruenwald Corporation
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01MRC0PCR
  • Length: 288 pages

 

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Return to medieval Scotland with USA Today bestselling author Sue-Ellen Welfonder (also known as Allie Mackay) in a powerfully emotional tale of star-crossed lovers against a world determined to rip them apart…

It was beyond her control to resist him…

After ten years of journeying about Scotland, fighting other men’s wars and battling a few demons of his own, roguish knight Sir Robert MacKenzie is finally heading back to Kintail, the vast Highland territory held by his warrior chieftain father, Duncan MacKenzie, the Black Stag of Kintail. Their parting was fraught, clan scandal and tragedy having driven Robert from his home. But past heartaches and angers are now forgotten and Robert wants nothing more than to embrace kith and kin, at last assuming his rightful place as future clan laird. But almost as soon as he crosses onto Kintail land, his homecoming plans are upended by a damsel in great distress…

Lass of the glens Mariana Mackay was on a mission to repay an unpaid debt for her dying mother. Nothing else would have taken her so deep into the heart of Kintail, putting her right in the path of the homebound knight. More than that, an accident along the way lands her in Robert’s arms when he rushes to aid her. As often happens in life and death moments, their passions quickly ignite – but Robert has sworn to accept a bride from a rival clan. Now he must rip open the wounds of the past, risking a feud and perhaps forever alienating himself from his clan – or he can follow his heart and claim the love of a woman who carries dark secrets of her own. As desire consumes them, the star-crossed lovers know that their only chance at happiness could destroy everything else they love.

“Steamy, sensual, and utterly breathtaking.”
~ Fresh Fiction

Enjoy this story of forbidden love, sizzling passion, and all the wonder of the Scottish Highlands.

Please note: Only for a Knight was originally published in 2005 by Warner Books. This new edition has been entirely rewritten, re-edited, and contains fresh, never-before-read material.

Review

For every reader who loved my Romantic Times Award-Winning title, Devil in a Kilt…

Now you can return to that wonderful Highland world, revisiting Duncan MacKenzie, the Black Stag of Kintail, and all his friends, as you discover what happened to his son Robbie, now the valiant knight, Sir Robert…

Only for a Knight is an RT Top Pick!

“4 ½ Stars! Top Pick! Enthralling… Welfonder brings the Highlands to life.” ~ RT Book Reviews

“Steamy, sensual, and utterly breathtaking … will win your heart.” ~ Fresh Fiction

“Wonderful… Kept me glued to the pages.” ~ Romance Junkies

 

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RELEASE DAY BLITZ ~~EDGE OF YESTERDAY ~~TARAH SCOTT AND SUE-ELLEN WELFONDER w/#Giveaway & #Review

Genre: Historical Romance, Time Travel
Series: Edge Series, Book 1
Publisher: Broken Arm Publishing
Publication Date: December 27, 2016
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Two of Scottish romance’s most loved authors have joined pens to write a thrilling new time travel series filled with passion, danger, and intrigue. These never-before-published novels will sweep you to Scotland’s Highland Heatheredge, where magic is real, time is relevant, and there is no escape from desire…

Men are disappearing in the Highland crofting village of Heatheredge. The authorities suspect foul play, but without signs of violence—or bodies—they can’t prove a thing.

World champion swordsman Cailean Ross is living the fantasy of a lifetime as the victor of Heatheredge’s medieval reenactment Gathering. But when the fantasy turns into reality, swordplay becomes a fight to the death and he finds himself among the ‘missing’ statistics.

Julianna Mackay flees a man she fears is an evil wizard and literally runs into handsome Cailean Ross. Cailean defends Lady Julianna from her attackers. Together, they set out in search of the key to a six-hundred-year-old curse that can only be broken in medieval Scotland.

When the veil of time is lifted, Cailean and Julianna find that love may not be enough to save them or those they hold dear.

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USA Today and Internationally bestselling authors Sue-Ellen Welfonder and Tarah Scott have more in common than friendship. For many years, they’ve both enjoyed spending their working hours in a world of romance and adventure, bringing handsome Highlanders and their ladies to life. Now they’ve joined pens, deciding that when it comes to happily-ever-afters, two writers can stir up even more danger and desire for the characters they love. The EDGE series, Scottish time travel romances, is their first co-authored project, and launches Dec. 27th with EDGE OF YESTERDAY.

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MY THOUGHTS 

Edge of Yesterday by Tarah Scott and Sue-Ellen Welfonder is a magical Time Travel and more. Book 1 in the new and thrilling “Edge” series. Set against the back drop of Scotland’s Highland Heatheredge, where magic and time are relevant.
Men are disappearing from a small village, with no bodies, or signs of violence, how can foul play be involved?

This is Cailean Ross, a world champion swordsman and Julianna Mackay, who flees a man she fears is an evil wizard’s tale.

The plot flows seamlessly. The characters are engaging, captivating, and well matched. The story is fast paced and masterfully written.
These authors are two of my favorite authors. They pull readers into their stories and holds captivated. I couldn’t put “Edge of Yesterday” down, it was so thrilling.

In, “Edge of Yesterday”, readers will find suspense, mystery, intrigue, danger, a wicked wizard, a six hundred year old Scottish curse, and a romance that crosses time, itself. Everything a Romance and Time Travel fan could possibly wish in a great story. Plus a set on the edge of your seat plot! What a tangle of excitement!
WOW! I can’t wait to read the next installment. There story has somewhat of a cliffhanger, leading readers into Book 2, but this book has a satisfying ending. A must read by Tarah Scott and Sue-Ellen Welfonder! Great job, ladies! I highly recommend reading “Edge of Yesterday”, you will not go wrong!
I received a complimentary copy.

Rating: 5
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR

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NOW AVAILABLE! EDGE OF YESTERDAY by Tarah Scott and Sue-Ellen Welfonder. …with review

Edge of Yesterday (Edge Series Book 1)Edge of Yesterday by Tarah Scott

Genre: Time Travel (Scotland)

Series: Edge #1

Source: I received a complimentary copy.

  • Publication date: December 27, 2016
  • Publisher: Broken Arm Publishing
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01MG5248D
  • Length: 363 pages

 

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Two of Scottish romance’s most loved authors have joined pens to write a thrilling new time travel series filled with passion, danger, and intrigue. These never-before-published novels will sweep you to Scotland’s Highland Heatheredge, where magic is real, time is relevant, and there is no escape from desire…

Men are disappearing in the Highland crofting village of Heatheredge. The authorities suspect foul play, but without signs of violence—or bodies—they can’t prove a thing.

World champion swordsman Cailean Ross is living the fantasy of a lifetime as the victor of Heatheredge’s medieval reenactment Gathering. But when the fantasy turns into reality, swordplay becomes a fight to the death and he finds himself among the ‘missing’ statistics.

Julianna Mackay flees a man she fears is an evil wizard and literally runs into handsome Cailean Ross. Cailean defends Lady Julianna from her attackers. Together, they set out in search of the key to a six-hundred-year-old curse that can only be broken in medieval Scotland.

When the veil of time is lifted, Cailean and Julianna find that love may not be enough to save them or those they hold dear.

 

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My Thoughts 

Edge of Yesterday by Tarah Scott and Sue-Ellen Welfonder is a magical Time Travel and more. Book 1 in the new and thrilling “Edge” series. Set against the back drop of Scotland’s Highland Heatheredge, where magic and time are relevant.
Men are disappearing from a small village, with no bodies, or signs of violence, how can foul play be involved?

This is Cailean Ross, a world champion swordsman and Julianna Mackay, who flees a man she fears is an evil wizard’s tale.

The plot flows seamlessly. The characters are engaging, captivating, and well matched. The story is fast paced and masterfully written.
These authors are two of my favorite authors. They pull readers into their stories and holds captivated. I couldn’t put “Edge of Yesterday” down, it was so thrilling.

In, “Edge of Yesterday”, readers will find suspense, mystery, intrigue, danger, a wicked wizard, a six hundred year old Scottish curse, and a romance that crosses time, itself. Everything a Romance and Time Travel fan could possibly wish in a great story. Plus a set on the edge of your seat plot! What a tangle of excitement!
WOW! I can’t wait to read the next installment. There story has somewhat of a cliffhanger, leading readers into Book 2, but this book has a satisfying ending. A must read by Tarah Scott and Sue-Ellen Welfonder! Great job, ladies! I highly recommend reading “Edge of Yesterday”, you will not go wrong!
I received a complimentary copy.

Rating: 5
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR

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NOW AVAILABLE! ! A WARRIOR’S PLEDGE by Emma Prince. ..review

A Warrior's Pledge (Highland Bodyguards, Book 3)A Warrior’s Pledge by Emma Prince

 

Genre: Historical Romance, MedievalRomance,  Scottish,  England

Series: Highland Bodyguards,  #3

Source: I received a complimentary copy.

  • Publication date: December 15, 2016
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01MQO11MJ
  • Length: 270 pages
  • Book 3 of 3 in Highland

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Her Warrior…
To forge an alliance between the English and the Scots, Lady Rosamond must marry a Lowland stranger. But when a mysterious attacker threatens the engagement and her life, Robert the Bruce assigns one of his most trusted warriors to protect her. Finn Sutherland’s brooding gaze is almost as dark as his heart, yet Rosamond finds herself captivated by her Highland bodyguard. Now she must choose between responsibility and the searing need Finn ignites within her.

His Pledge…
Finn is honor-bound to swallow his hatred of the English and serve as bodyguard to Lady Rosamond. He never expects his charge to touch his scarred heart with her warmth and kindness. Worse, her honey hair and violet eyes bring him to his knees with lust. When the threat to Rosamond spirals out of control, Finn does the only thing he can think of to protect her—he stands in for her betrothed as a proxy husband. As desire clashes with duty, Finn’s pledge will be tested like never before.

 

Highland Bodyguards Series:

The Lady’s Protector (Book 1)
Heart’s Thief (Book 2)
A Warrior’s Pledge (Book 3)
Book 4 coming Spring 2017!

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MY THOUGHTS 

A Warrior’s Pledge (Highland Bodyguards, Book 3) by Emma Prince is a captivating and mesmerizing Medieval Historical Romance. While, Book 3 in her fantastic “Highland Bodyguards” series, it can be read as a stand alone. I would suggest reading this mesmerizing series!

WOW! Brilliantly written, fast paced, the characters are enticing, alluring and utterly captivating, the storyline is utterly intriguing. Set in England and Scotland!

Lady Rosamond is pledged to a Lowlander as an alliance between Scotland and England, but someone has tried to kidnapped her once. Enter….Finn Sutherland, as her “Highland Bodyguard”, sent by Robert the Bruce. He is brooding, with a dark heart, but gentle as well, once you get to know him.

Robert the Bruce, sent Finn, one of his best “Highland Bodyguards” to protect Lady Rosamond, as a request from her father.

Together Rosamond and Finn must face danger, near tragedy, their growing attraction to each other and their hearts. Will family, honor, duty or their hearts win this battle to find their HEA? Or will they lose all to the danger that lurks?

Many twists and turns with a few surprises along the way, danger lurking in an expected place, mystery, suspense, intrigue, a battle of hearts versus duty, honor and family.

Once again, Ms. Prince has written a tale that not only captivates but transfixes the reader into another era and definitely holds you intrigued from beginning to end.
I can’t wait to read more of this captivating and intriguing “Highland Bodyguards” series.

Ms. Prince has fast become one of my all-time favorite Medieval Scottish Romance authors. She never disappoints me nor ever fails to peak my interest and hold me in utter awe.
A must read for fans of Historical Romance, Scottish romance, Medieval Romance and simply an awesome read!
Highly recommended! I look forward to the next grand adventure!
I received a complimentary copy.

Rating: 5
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR

 

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RELEASE TOUR~~THE HIRING FAIR~~ LAURA STRICKLAND~~with Rafflecopter #Giveaway

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the hiring fair
THE HIRING FAIR

part of The Wild Rose Press’ “Help Wanted Series”by Laura Strickland

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Historical Romance

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perf5.000x8.000.inddBrutally dispossessed during the Highland Clearances, Tam Sutherland comes to the hiring fair at Oban, Scotland hoping to find a job for the season. But his maimed right hand, inflicted by the same cruel factor responsible for his parents’ deaths, means he’s one of few men available when the beautiful woman makes her surprising announcement: she’s looking not for a hand but a husband, not just for the season but forever.
Annie MacCallum is under threat from a brutal factor also, back at her home farm—one who preys on unmarried women. If she’s to protect all those who rely on her, including her beloved animals, she must have a husband, if only in name. Secretly glad when the attractive Tam takes up her proposition, she doesn’t realize she’s dragging him into a situation that will trigger old demons. Nor does she expect to give him her heart.
 
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In a low tone he asked, “This marriage you ha’ in mind, will it be legal wi’ no banns being read?”
“Father Alban is an old friend of my uncle, and I ha’ spoken to him of this. He will accommodate me.”
“Aye, and what will your uncle think o’ this scheme of yours?”
“Very little, I imagine. He is dead.”
Sutherland contemplated that without comment.
St. Lyon’s church loomed ahead, appearing all at once out of the swirling snow. Annie turned to Jockie.
“You lead Old Rake round back and join us inside where you can get warm, eh?”
Jockie nodded and clattered off.
Annie turned to Sutherland and looked into his face, only to be struck again by how handsome he looked. But that had naught to do with anything, and she could not let it sway her good sense, not when she’d come so far.
“Before we go inside, I want to be sure I ha’ your understanding. This is no’ an ordinary marriage but something more in the manner of a hiring, which is why I came to the fair in the first place.”
He inclined his shaggy head toward her slightly. “A hiring wi’out wages. That is against the law, you do ken.”
She swept him with her gaze. “And are you a man to adhere to arbitrary laws? I confess, I did no’ get that impression.”
“And,” he returned, “are you a woman who needs to hire a husband?” He echoed her. “I confess, I did no’ get that impression.” He returned her stare, slow and attentive. “You are certainly bonnie enough to snare a husband the usual way.”
To her surprise, Annie felt a wave of heat course through her. “I do no’ want a usual kind o’ husband. I want one who will tak’ my orders and stay clear o’ my bed. Be sure you are that man before we go inside and speak these vows.”
One of Sutherland’s eyebrows quirked up. “I was right at the outset; you are mad.”
“So we ha’ already determined,” Annie agreed, beginning to grow edgy again. What if he refused at this late moment? Where would she find a substitute, with the market now deserted and the snow falling? Besides, she discovered she did not want a substitute; for reasons she did not quite understand, she wanted this man and no other.
“There is a story behind this,” he said mildly. “I confess, I would like to hear it.”
“Perhaps you shall, but not now—there is no time.” Annie drew a breath and sought to deny the fear rising inside her, the fear that he might walk away from her after all.
But that curious smile crossed his lips again.
“Are you coming wi’ me?” she pressed.
“It seems a damned clever way to secure the services of a farm worker whilst paying no wages,” he said. “But aye, for all that, I will come along wi’ you.”

 

Laura Strickland
Born in Buffalo and raised on the Niagara Frontier, Laura Strickland has been an avid reader and writer since childhood. To her the spunky, tenacious, undefeatable ethnic mix that is Buffalo spells the perfect setting for a little Steampunk, so she created her own Victorian world there. She knows the people of Buffalo are stronger, tougher and smarter than those who haven’t survived the muggy summers and blizzard blasts found on the shores of the mighty Niagara. Tough enough to survive a squad of automatons? Well, just maybe.
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MY THOUGHTS:
The Hiring Fair by Laura Strictland is a captivating and mesmerizing Scottish Romance set in 1810 Oban, Scotland during a time of the Highland Clearances. (Help Wanted Series).

The characters are flawed, but engaging and captivating. The storyline is unique, intriguing and utterly fascinating. A twist on the usual male looking for a wife. This one is a woman looking for a husband who will be a handiman, only.

In “The Hiring Fair”, Annie MacCallum, a healer, with a special, but dangerous “gift”, goes on Market Day seeking a husband. Enter, Tam Sutherland, a misplaced Highlander of the Clearances, who has suffered the brutality of the Clearances, where his hand was severely damaged and gnarled. Tam is hired to be her husband, but only as her handiman, Anna’s not seeking a husband in the true sense of the word, but they are quickly married. However,things definitely change between them, when hearts get involved.

Ned Randleigh, the evil factor, acting on behalf of the Laird, or so it’s believed. The Laird who is every sick and in Edinburgh, unaware of what’s happening in his absence.

Anna is being plagued by the vicious Ned, who takes advantage of the unmarried women of the village with brutality and cruelty. Which, is why Anna seeks a husband, hoping to dissuade Ned’s advances.

Ned Randleigh, the evil factor, acting on behalf of the Laird, or so it’s believed. Ned is determined to have Anna at all cost. If he can’t have her in his bed, he is willing to destroy those she holds dearest, including having her declared a”witch”, to have her in his bed and under his control. Will he kill her new husband, and destroy all she holds dear? Or can he be stopped before he destroys Tam, Anna and a way of life?

Fast paced, complex, emotionally charged, with brutality, sacrifice, vengeance, passion, a menagerie of wounded souls, both humans and animals, and the magic of faith, trust and love. Many twists and turns takes the reader on an emotional thrill ride, throughout. I was in tears, and my angst for these Highlanders was intense, I could not imagine what these women, especially, went though. Your heart will bleed for them, the horrors they faced, as well as their familes, the angst they must have faced, all due to the evils of one man, Ned, the factor.

“The Hiring Fair” is an awesome read! I enjoy Ms. Strictland’s stories, but, have to said, this was one of her best yet, to me. But, then I enjoy Highland stories, the magic of love and trust. Tissues needed! All I can say is WOW! Powerful storytelling, Ms. Markland! This was not your everyday, Scottish Romance.
Fans of Scottish Romance with a twist, the Highland Clearances, myths, and the magic of faith, are sure to enjoy “The Hiring Fair”. What a unique and mesmerizing tale! Strongly recommended!
Received for an honest review. However, all opinions, insights and thoughts are my own personal opinions.

Rating: 4.5
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR  

 

 

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COVER REVEAL~~ WAKE ME WITH A KISS~~ SAMANTHA HOLT

Coming September
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Once upon a time, in a land far, far away…well, Scotland…Rose lived tucked away from the world with her aunt. Orphaned as a baby and adopted by her aunt, she’s used to her eccentric ways—including her over protectiveness. But Rose wants more from life. However, she never quite expected for Laird Hamish McTavish—complete with kilt—to change things. The brash, and admittedly braw, man is hardly like the charming men Rose has been dreaming of.
Freshly returned from the battlefield with an unexpected inheritance, highlander Hamish is struggling enough to fit in at the sleepy lowland village. When he comes across a feisty young woman with wild hair and a brash tongue on his land, he doesn’t expect it to lead to more than a five minute argument. But he cannot help himself. His curiosity is piqued. Who is this young woman surrounded by three slightly-crazed elderly woman seemingly intent on keeping her from the world? He must find out more.
Unfortunately, there are several people more than willing to get in the way of that aim. Rose’s aunt for one—not to mention his late-cousin’s mistress who is determined to replace one cousin with the other. Not only must Hamish deal with his duties and find a way to get close to Rose, he must also find a way to get rid of this abhorrent woman…before she does anything truly evil.
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STOLEN BY THE LAIRD~ELIZA KNIGHT~BLOG TOUR

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Stolen by the Laird

(Conquered Bride Series Book 4)

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Eliza Knight

Blog Tour – June 29 to July 9

 

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She was supposed to be his prize… But not all rewards are sweet…

Laird Brody Keith, Marischal of Scotland, has been asked by his future king to travel with William Wallace to Dunnottar Castle, where they will seize the castle back from the English. If he completes his mission, the castle, the land and all it holds, will be his. Brody is more than eager to sink his blade into the hearts of his enemies after the brutal murder of his sister and father. But what he doesn’t count on is finding an English lass in need of his protection…

Lady Guinevere has led a less than pleasant life in Scotland over the past year, and now she can either run for her life or accept the proposal of a man who should be her enemy. Survival bids her to acquiesce, but that doesn’t mean she has to play nice. Except, she’s coming to adore the people whom she’s always been told she should hate, and respect the man who risked his life for her.

Joined for a mutual purpose, Brody and Guinevere seem doomed from the start, but as time passes and their true enemies draw closer, they’ll form an alliance that not even the devil himself can break.

 

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Brody pushed the door open the remainder of the way and came face to face with four Englishwomen. They huddled by the window, dressed in Sassenach gowns, hair once styled as though they were attending a great feast, jewels at their necks, and tears adorning each face except for one.

“Och, but I’ve died and gone to Hell,” he muttered.

Everyone knew Englishwomen were as shrewish as… well as, an Englishwoman, and as cold as dead fish.

All four stared at him, wide-eyed, mouths hung agape.

Much like fish, he thought.

They were pretty enough, especially the one with the long flowing blonde locks. Though it looked as though her locks had seen better days, perhaps not to have been torn from whatever fancy knot they’d been in.

“Who are ye?” he asked in not too kind a tone. He didn’t want any shrewish behavior, simply facts.

The blonde stepped forward, squared her shoulders and looked him straight in the eye with her piercing blue—nay more green than blue—eyes. She was the only one who didn’t cry. As though she’d been expecting him. The lass was beautiful, even if she was a harpy. Her bone structure was delicate, but her eyes sharp, and the way she frowned, well, he guessed her tongue to be just as barbed. The gown accentuated the curve of her hips and the swell of marginal breasts—he refused to call them the perfect size, for she was English, and he denied finding anything about her to be flawless.

“Who are you?” she retorted.

Och, a fiery little fish. “I asked ye first.”

“Well”—her gaze roved from the top of his head down to his boot tips and he felt more than a little assessed—“I think it is plain to see I outrank you, savage, so you must answer me first.”

At her bold words the ladies in her presence all paled, one covered her mouth, another pinched her own arms and the third nodded approval.

Brody chuckled, taking a menacing step forward. “Then I suppose we have found ourselves at an impasse, fishy, for I do believe I outrank ye.”

“Fishy? Ye insult me.” She shook her head and regarded him with something akin to disgust. “Impossible.”

Her revulsion almost had him checking himself. How odd, and why should he even wonder at her manners? She was English after all. Every woman he’d ever met up to this point had fallen at his feet. Brody was known for his charismatic tongue, his lovemaking abilities. Well, this fish wouldn’t know those things. And from the looks of her, she’d be too uptight to enjoy the pleasures he could have given her, if he wanted to, which he wouldn’t.

Brody puffed his chest and took several steps forward. “I assure ye, madam, given your current situation, anything is possible.”

Two of her ladies fainted dead away and the third stepped in front of the blonde, only to be shoved behind, a sharp word from the Grande Fishy’s mouth.

Then she turned back to him, pursing her lips as though she were contemplating a truce.

Before she could speak, he cut her off. “I dinna make deals, lass. If ye dinna believe me, then take a look out your window at the kirk yonder.”

“So you intend to kill us then?” Despite the stubborn set to her jaw and shoulders, her lower lip quivered.

Och, but why did that slight tremble have to tug at his heart? “We shall see what comes to pass.”

 

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The Lady’s Protector
(Highland Bodyguards, Book 1)
By
Emma Prince
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The Battle of Bannockburn may be over, but the war is far from won.
Her Protector…
Ansel Sutherland is charged with a mission from King Robert the Bruce to protect the illegitimate son of a powerful English Earl. Though Ansel bristles at aiding an Englishman, the nature of the war for Scottish independence is changing, and he is honor-bound to serve as a bodyguard. He arrives in England to fulfill his assignment, only to meet the beautiful but secretive Lady Isolda, who refuses to tell him where his ward is.  When a mysterious attacker threatens Isolda’s life, Ansel realizes he is the only thing standing between her and deadly peril.
His Lady…
Lady Isolda harbors dark secrets—secrets she refuses to reveal to the rugged Highland rogue who arrives at her castle demanding answers. But Ansel’s dark eyes cut through all her defenses, threatening to undo her resolve. To protect her past, she cannot submit to the white-hot desire that burns between them. As the threat to her life spirals out of control, she has no choice but to trust Ansel to whisk her to safety deep in the heart of the Highlands…


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Emma Prince is the Amazon All-Star and Bestselling author of steamy historical romances jam-packed with adventure, conflict, and of course love!
Emma grew up in drizzly Seattle, but traded her rain boots for sunglasses when she and her husband moved to the eastern slopes of the Sierra Nevada. Emma spent several years in academia, both as a graduate student and an instructor of college-level English and Humanities courses. She always savored her “fun books”—normally historical romances—on breaks or vacations. But as she began looking for the next chapter in her life, she wondered if perhaps her passion could turn into a career. Ever since then, she’s been reading and writing books that celebrate happily ever afters!
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 MY THOUGHTS

THE LADY’S PROTECTOR by Emma Prince is an intriguing new “Highland Bodyguards” series. WOW, what a fast paced, exhilarating, thrill ride of Scottish Historical Romance.
Meet, Lady Isolda of Embleton and Ansel Sutherland, one of King Robert the Bruce’s most trusted warriors. An elite team of warriors, who help protect Scotland. Ansel, has been sent to protect the Earl of Lancaster, an English Earl who has the King of England’s ear, illegitimate son. Lady Isolda sends her beloved son, into hiding, when accidents start to befall them, unbeknownst to Robert the Bruce. Ansel knows all is right at the castle. It doesn’t take him long to know there is intrigue happening at the Castle, but what, he doesn’t know yet. Where is the young lad? No one knows except Isolda, not even her trusted servants. Will she be able to trust Ansel enough to tell him where her son is located?

Of course, the first moment he lays eyes on Isolda, sparks fly between them. Ansel vows to protect Isolda and her son at all cost.
This is a tale of deceit, betrayal, intrigue, political intrigue, lies, danger, trouble, loyalty, trust, a bit of mystery and lots of suspense.
A fierce, sexy Highlander Warrior and a very determined Mother, both willing to protect a young boy at all costs, including death, if necessary.
What an intriguing first book in the “Highland Bodyguards” series.
The reader will find many twist and turns in this tale of intrigue and romance with the Scottish Highlands as a background.

A Deliciously wicked romp through the English and Scottish countryside. A must read! Once again, Ms. Prince has written a perfect Scottish Medieval Historical Romance. Ms. Prince is such a talented Scottish storytelling. Scottish Romance, readers will enjoy this tale from the first page to the very last and beyond. Readers will find themselves enticed and enthralled in “The Lady’s Protector”. Fans of Scottish Romance, Medieval Romance, Historical Romance and epic love stories will adore this story. I highly recommend “The Lady’s Protector”. I can hardly wait for the next grand adventure!

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Rating: 4.5

Heat rating: Hot

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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  • 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.
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Rating: 5
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR

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