Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Ronan's story is here! Scottish Romantasy, Fated mates, Strangers to lovers, Meddling gods, and Time travel!

He’s a fifteenth century Highlander pirate.
She’s a twenty-first century girl who just got jilted at the altar.
What could they possibly have in common?
Tricksy gods and goddesses reweaving the tapestry of time.

Harley Trent loves her job as a caregiver at the nursing home. Those sweet old people help her as much as she helps them. Especially after she caught her fiancĂ© with her best friend in the chapel’s back room right before their wedding. But she’s determined to move past that humiliation. And also determined that there will be no more men for the foreseeable future. She’s got other goals now. Save up and head to the ocean. It may take a while, but she’ll get there. Until then, she enjoys taking care of the residents in the retirement home. Especially the newest one. Mr. MacCallen. A man who loves the sea as much as she does. He’s an odd duck who keeps to himself. But that’s all right. She’s taken care of odd ducks before. Until he shows her that antique locket and everything goes horribly wrong.

Fifteenth century Highlander Ronan MacKay’s magical birthright is dominion over the seas and everything in them. While his clan rules over the northeastern tip of the Highlands, he sails the oceans, reveling in the excitement and wonder of the untamable waters—until the gnawing starts. A persistent wee beastie chewing at his heart, urging him to chart a course for the one who needs him, the one pleading for him to save them. But where are they? Who are they? And what threatens them? With any luck, his mother will know or at least know where to look since she happens to be a talented, twenty-first century witch.

When the gods and goddesses decide they want something, they’ll stop at nothing to get it. And neither centuries nor the ancient edicts of the almighty Fates matter. Especially when Ronan’s magically powerful little sister unwittingly agrees to help. But for every action, there is a boon that must be paid. But the gods don’t care as long as Ronan and Harley are the ones paying—and if everything works out as planned, the two will consider the gift from the gods well worth the price.

This story includes these favorite tropes: fish out of water, wounded heroine, fated mates, strangers to lovers, forced proximity, meddling gods, and time travel

The MacKay Clan Legends:

Blessed by a Highland Curse - The Origin Story
A Heartsong Back to the Highlands - Ronan’s Story
Beyond a Highland Whisper - Latharn’s Story
The Highlander’s Fury - Faolan’s Story
A Highlander in Her Past - Trish’s Story

Friday, April 5, 2024

Enemies to Lovers - Second Chances - An exciting Regency romance filled with espionage, danger, and suspense!

She swore if she ever saw him again, she would shoot him. But that was before the queen commanded her to marry the rogue rather than kill him.

Lady Sophie Redwell's formative years were spent training in espionage rather than the arts of the gentler sex. After all, her illustrious parents, Lord and Lady Rydleshire, were two of the best agents ever to serve the Crown. When Sophie was born a month after her father's assassination, her brilliant mother devised a scheme to secure a future for herself and her daughter. She fabricated Sophie's fake twin brother, the 4th Earl of Rydleshire, to safeguard the family's wealth and status. But the dangerous scheme has developed a flaw: a blackmailer more interested in blood than money.

Sir Nash Bromley, a knight with a penchant for military service and a dislike for being tethered, is unfortunately a favorite of the queen's. 
Unfortunately a favorite because Her Majesty has an agenda for him. In the face of a blackmailing assassin threatening not only her closest friends but herself as well, the queen orchestrates a marriage between him and Sophie as one step in the plan to dismantle the Rydleshire scheme and capture the blackguard bent on destroying them all.

As Nash grapples with the unexpected turn of events, he discovers Sophie would rather kiss a toad with the pox than be in the same room with him. When he sees the awkward duckling he knew ten years ago has become an incomparable swan, he regrets how he used to tease her when he wasn't ignoring her completely. Perhaps marriage is not so unfortunate after all.

On the surface, the queen's plan seems flawless. Declare the fake earl dead, bestow the title upon Nash, and eliminate the false peer scheme to disarm the blackmailer and set a trap to capture him—or her. But there's a hitch: Sophie's unforgiving heart that Nash broke all those years ago. Determined to protect the empire she's fought for all her life, she refuses to forget his callous treatment, even if it means defying her mother and the queen and jeopardizing the plot that could save them all.

In this tale of love, espionage, and redemption, if Nash and Sophie can't find a way to reconcile their tumultuous history, someone will die.

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Monday, February 26, 2024

To Steal a Marquess is here!


To Steal a Marquess

The Sisterhood of Independent Ladies – Book Two

She returned to England to put him in his place—not put herself in his bed.

Alec Douglas, Duke of Lionwraith, a war hero betrayed on the home front while he was away at battle, trusts no one and prefers his solitude. But when his sister begs for help because she is ruined, he vows to make the man responsible pay. When the vile rakehell proves impossible to find, Alec isn’t swayed. He can just as easily destroy his enemy with a subtler attack. The Marquess of Ardsmere’s business provides the best wines and rarest imports to the finest houses in all the realm—but by the time Alec is finished, West Belgium International will cease to exist.

But the despicable marquess can’t be the ruination of Alec’s sister, because the man does not exist. However, Lady Francis, better known as Frannie and sometimes as the Marchioness of Ardsmere, is quite real. Born in Belgium after a terrible accident killed her father, Frannie was introduced to the world as the family’s ward rather than an Ardsmere daughter, and a fake Ardsmere son was fabricated for her to marry to keep the wealth, lands, and privileges of the title away from a heartless cousin. The ruse has served quite well, but now some quarrelsome duke threatens everything because his lightskirt sister tossed her reputation to the wind and ridiculously named the pretend marquess responsible.

Frannie is not about to lose her lucrative empire or expose herself as a fraud. There’s naught to be done but assume her usual role as the imaginary marquess’s wife and put the deplorable duke in his place. However, when she meets Alec’s sweet, trusting sister, she can’t bring herself to finish the poor girl off or take down her handsome brother. Cursing her soft-heartedness, Frannie agrees to help Alec. Not just because he’s a tempting challenge she can’t resist, but also because his sister is kindness itself.

While tracking down the real foe responsible, Alec and Frannie come together in a complicated dance that not only risks riches and reputations but also their hearts. Frannie’s life of lies has always provided everything she needs—except love. What’s she to do when the man who steals her heart despises anything that isn’t true?

What do a skillful liar and a man drowning in bitterness have in common? Loneliness and pent-up passion. An exciting combination until secrets are revealed and everything falls apart.

Thursday, February 15, 2024

Blessed by a Highland Curse is here!

He’s a Highlander from the past, seeking his soulmate. She loves coffee and air conditioning.
He’s determined to take her back to his time. She’s dead set on keeping him in hers.

Newly divorced, teetering on bankruptcy, and about to lose her land, Rachel Hawkins is hanging on by a frazzled thread, but she’s still hanging on and that’s what counts. But when she dreams about a handsome Highlander who treats her to a hotter night of loving than any she’s ever read about and then shows up on her doorstep the next morning, she wonders if her frazzled thread has snapped. While it’s true her grandmother was a talented witch and trained Rachel before she died, Granny never said anything about conjuring up the perfect lover in a dream and having him delivered to your door the next day. The last thing she needs right now is a man to complicate the mess that is her life. Unless he wants to rent out the room over her garage. Rent money? She can use that. A relationship? Not so much.

Caelan MacKay, laird of Clan MacKay in the Highlands of Scotland in the year 1379, is cursed. As was his father before him, and his father’s father, and so on. Cursed to dream of his soulmate until he finds her and makes her his wife—as he has done in all previous incarnations and will do in all future ones—as long as he succeeds in this one. But the woman haunting his dreams can’t be found anywhere in Scotland, and the dreams have become sheer torment. So, he seeks help from the old druid who once advised his father. The seer finds her living in the year 2007 in an unknown land called Kentucky.

So, a bargain is struck with the Fates and the Goddess Brid. Caelan is granted the full cycle of seven moons to travel to the future and convince his true love to return with him to the year 1379 of her own free will—no trickery or Highland kidnapping allowed. At the end of the allotted time, he returns to his era whether he succeeds or fails in his quest. If he fails, he’s doomed to a life alone and possibly the end of the MacKay bloodline, a bloodline gifted with power both envied and feared by the other clans.

Against her better judgment, Rachel can’t resist Caelan, but no way is she going back to 14th century Scotland and trying to survive that country’s dangerous past—time for Plan B. With the help of Granny’s grimoire, she’ll bind Caelan to her time, and they’ll have their happily ever after with modern conveniences. But that’s the thing about the Fates and the Goddess Brid. They ignore everyone’s Plan B but their own.

Tuesday, November 28, 2023


She didn’t steal. She simply took what was rightfully hers—including his heart.

Charles, Duke of Hasterton, admired and respected for his cunning business acumen both at home and abroad has an astounding secret. He is imaginary. But his brilliant twin sister Cecilia is quite real. She was born in Germany after her father died and taught to guard the title, wealth, and power like the rare stolen treasure that it is. After all, as a daughter, she could never inherit the dukedom legally.

Cecilia and her mother cultivate the ruse of the fictional duke quite nicely. Everybody who is anybody in London believes His Grace resides with them at their stunning residence in Germany. Their acquaintances in Germany believe the pretend peer is always in London or traveling the world over. But when Cecilia’s mother falls victim to a grave illness and begs to visit her beloved London one last time, even though it’s risky, Cecilia can’t refuse her. But her mother can’t travel alone, and Cecilia refuses to entertain superficial men pining for nothing more than her dowry. So, she poses as her mother’s companion to ensure their elaborate farce remains safe. While everyone is told Lady Cecilia remained in Germany because of frail health, Miss Celia Bening, companion to the dowager duchess, enjoys the freedom to handle whatever arises—or at least, she tries.

Lord Elias Raines might be the second son of a duke and the youngest solicitor in his law office, but he’s proven himself so capable and talented that when his mentor dies, he’s promoted to partner and assigned to the rich, influential clients cared for by the man who taught him everything he knows. Well, almost everything. His dearly departed advisor failed to mention some of the peculiarities in the Duke of Hasterton’s file. Elias’s requests for the duke to review the oddities have, so far, gone unanswered. Luckily enough, he discovers the duke’s mother is in London. While decorum demands he wait for answers from the duke, he can’t refrain from digging deeper when the dowager duchess requests he draw up her will with a suspiciously generous endowment for her companion, the lovely Miss Celia, an intriguing woman who drives him mad with desire.

Delightful, passionate, and at times heartbreaking, a merry chase is had by all until a lifetime of secrets explodes. Elias must make a choice—help Cecilia devise a plan to protect the world she and her mother so carefully crafted or end their illegal scheme and escort them both to the prison.

Only one can win: his profession or his heart—until a third option too terrible to imagine rears its ugly head and makes the choice for them both.

The Sisterhood of Independent Ladies
Book 1 - To Steal a Duke
Book 2 - To Steal a Marquess
Book 3 - To Steal an Earl

Monday, July 31, 2023

They're back! Read #FREE in KindleUnlimited!


All he wanted was to end his fate.
All she wanted was a new beginning.
They both got just what they asked…
Just not like they planned.
The old adage is true: Be careful what you wish for.

As guardian of the realm portals hidden among the Outer Hebrides, Chieftain Torin Grey discovers the consequences of challenging the gods. Betrayed by a wife he adored beyond reason; Torin ignores the gods' edict and dares to change his fate. The punishment for such disobedience? Stasis in a cursed sleep while all he cherishes turns to dust. Torin can’t imagine a worse sentence but that’s before the gods awaken him to a world he no longer knows.

Science + Data = Fact. Pediatrician Emma Maxwell only believes in what she can prove. Career-driven and raising her sister since her parents’ death, Emma doesn’t waste time or energy on anything as unexplainable as emotion. While starting a children’s clinic on the Isle of Lewis, Emma ignores the eerie pull of the Callanish Stones, chalking the sensation up to some scientific anomaly. But when she finds herself nose to nose with an ancient Scot babbling that Emma possesses magic, her scientific explanations become much harder to find. It boils down to one of two things: either Torin has escaped from a mental institution or the stress of leaving college-age sister alone while starting a clinic halfway around the world has finally pushed Emma over the edge.

Emma and Torin are the world's last hope when the gods realize the beast they unleashed to cleanse mankind should never have been unshackled. Their combined powers are the only weapon strong enough to overcome the demon and save humanity. But for their joined magic to work, Torin must accept the truths of his past and Emma must embrace an unexplainable future that includes neither science nor her sister.

Will magic and love win out…or is the world doomed?

*Previously published in 2014, this exciting Scottish historical fantasy romance that brings Celtic myths and legends to life is refreshed, dressed up with a new cover, and ready for your reading pleasure! Immerse yourself in this passionate tale about magic, myth, and love conquering all!

What harm could one little spell do?

Trish Sullivan, archeologist and favorite aunt to the MacKay children never thought she’d regret those words until Ramsay; the eldest MacKay lad hurls them back to the 1400s with a botched transportation spell. Now she and Ramsay must find a way back before accidentally altering the past and unknowingly changing the future. That is, if Trish can survive the first trip across the web of time without losing her life…or her heart.

What harm could a little soul-binding do?

Proving his Highland honor alive and well, Maxwell Sullivan agrees to bind his soul to Trish’s in order to save her life. But Highland honor isn’t much help when Maxwell also loses his heart to the sassy woman determined to return to the future.

*Previously published in 2013, this Scottish historical fantasy romance is refreshed and all dressed up with a new cover and ready for your reading pleasure! Immerse yourself in this passionately heart-tugging novella about finding that one true love that neither time nor fate can keep apart.

An immortal Fury nearing burnout from vanquishing evil. A raging Highlander determined to remain miserably alone. The goddesses’ plan to save them both with the greatest magic of all.

An average day in the life of an immortal Fury: flex powers, locate evil, administer justice. Until Ciara’s goddess mothers convince her to seduce a brooding mortal. All she must do is swap places with his betrothed. Her assignment is simple: become the seductive wife, bear the man a child, and train the young one in the Ways. Once the boy reaches seven years of age, they’ll swap her back with the wife he thinks he selected and Ciara can resume her job of rousting wickedness from the realities.

Chieftain Faolan MacKay’s advisors plague him daily about his matrimonial duties, dragging prospects from across the Highlands: plump dowries attached to each one. Faolan has lost everyone he has ever loved. He’d rather go straight to the fiery pits of Hell than down the wedding aisle. Out of desperation, his plan takes seed. He’ll select a wife he can ignore. There’s just one problem with this foolproof theory. Nobody ignores Ciara. Against his better judgment, he’s enthralled with the woman, and to Ciara’s surprise, this strange thing called love burns hotter than her hunger for vengeance.

At the end of the seven years, the ruse is up, and all will return to as it was before. Can Faolan and Ciara’s bond overcome the mandate of the ultimate powers?

*Previously published in 2012, this rerelease is refreshed and all dressed up with a new cover and ready for your reading pleasure! Immerse yourself in this magical Scottish fantasy romance with immortals, magic, and Celtic goddesses determined for love, light, and goodness to save the future of humankind!

Can love prevail over the dark magic of a woman scorned?

The last time Latharn MacKay walked among his kinsman was in Scotland of 1410. Sensuous and charismatic, all the women wanted him, but none could capture his heart. Latharn's charm became his curse when a dark sorceress didn't take rejection well. She snared his soul into a crystal globe until the one woman destined to be his love whispered his release. Now all Latharn has to do is find her and guide her to him without speaking a word.

One of the youngest archeologists in 21st. century St Louis, Nessa credits one thing for this achievement: the recurring dream of a heart-stopping Highlander since the summer she turned eighteen years old. Little does she know, he's not some fantasy cooked up by her subconscious. He's a trapped soul determined for Nessa to end his six centuries in hell.

*Previously published in 2011, this rerelease is all dressed up with a fresh new cover and ready for your reading pleasure! Immerse yourself in this magical Scottish fantasy romance with witches, magic, and Celtic goddesses determined for love, light, and goodness to overcome evil's darkness!

Monday, May 29, 2023

Delighting Her Highland Devil is releasing early!


She tumbles back three centuries into the arms of a gruff Highlander and wins his heart—until she endangers everyone he’s ever protected.

Jovianna Jacobs, a history professor specializing in Scottish culture, is brilliant and students flock to sign up for her classes. Not because of her brilliance—but because of her foibles during her lectures. No matter how hard she tries not to be so clumsy, when she gets excited about a topic, her fumbling nearly destroys the room. Literally. After wrecking her third laptop in six months and completely embarrassing herself, a relaxing trek through Finnich Glen with her high-spirited mother is just the ticket to put things in perspective. There’s nothing like descending into the mystical gorge and visiting the infamous Devil’s Pulpit. But a rainstorm triggers a flash flood and while trying to retreat and manage the hazardous waters, dizzying nausea overpowers her and the raging current washes her away.

Tobias Risk, the ruthlessly fierce highwayman known as the Devil of the Highlands, has been fighting to keep his greedy brother, the Earl of Grampian, from replacing their people with sheep to make more money off their lands. Farming is all the crofters know, but they’re being evicted and burned out in the name of profit and progress. All that stands between them and homelessness is the money that Tobias and his men steal from wealthy travelers to cover the ever-increasing rents. After one such robbery, while washing his face in the waters beside the Devil’s Pulpit, a beautiful and helpless Englishwoman washes up at his feet. Not only that, but her irritating mother is with her. And after saving the young beauty from drowning, he becomes hopelessly entranced with her. So much so that he claims her for his wife.

But treachery abounds and enemies both old and new threaten their newfound love. The two remain steadfast until Jovianna makes a grave error in judgment and endangers everyone Tobias has ever protected.

Tobias never learned the art of forgiveness. But Jovianna loves him with a fury and refuses to walk away. Somehow she will reverse her mistake and win back her Devil of the Highlands.