Monday, January 16, 2023

The Highland Hearts series is back!

Time Runners. Hot Highlanders. Curses. OH MY!

All four books in the Highland Hearts series are available again, this time in paperback and Kindle Unlimited too!

Join the time-traveling Sinclair sisters as their matchmaking granny coaxes them back to medieval Scotland to meet (and win) their soulmates.

The books can be read as standalones but are best enjoyed in the following order:


She jumps back through time to prove a point—not to lose her heart.

As the proprietor of a homeopathic store in rural Kentucky, modern day Trulie Sinclair knows her neighbors think she is strange—but they have no idea how different she really is. Trulie was born in thirteenth-century Scotland to a gifted bloodline of time travelers. When she finally relents to her grandmother’s nagging and returns to the past, Trulie literally lands on Gray MacKenna’s broad chest. And just as his alpha male looks send ripples through her body, a fierce attraction tempts their hearts.

After his parents' murder, Gray is consumed with thoughts of revenge. As the new chieftain of the MacKenna clan, he has reason to believe there’s a traitor in his midst, and nothing—not even the bonny lass who suddenly drops from the sky—can distract him from his single-minded pursuit of the culprit. But when Gray learns that this sassy beauty possesses gifts beyond the sparkle in her eyes, he allows his gaze, and his heart, to linger. While he hunts for the murderer, Gray finds in Trulie a precious partner—and a timeless love.

If you love steamy, can't put the book down romances about ancient Highland warriors and the modern day women who tame them, then this is the story for you! Meet the time-traveling Sinclair sisters and their stubborn matchmaking granny as they take thirteenth century Scotland by storm!

Previously published in 2015, this revised edition with its fresh new cover and updated content is now available in paperback for the first time!



Twenty-first century southern sass versus ancient Highland heat. The winner?

With soulful eyes and curves that refuse to be ignored, Kenna Sinclair might seem like just another pretty Kentucky girl. But she can also read minds, erase memories, and jump through time—a skill set that comes in handy when her matchmaking granny sends her back to thirteenth-century Scotland on the pretext of visiting her older sister. When she encounters the clan’s womanizing man-at-arms, Kenna instantly knows the gorgeous Highlander has only one thing on his mind. She vows to steer clear of him, but after a single electrifying touch, she finds that playing hard to get won’t be quite so easy. . . .

Bewitched by the first lass who could ever resist him, Colum Garrison will do anything to prove his devotion, even ask for Kenna’s hand in marriage—and accept a dare to go celibate until their wedding night. It’s a burden for a man of his thunderous appetite, but the temptation is not his alone: Colum’s fetching bride-to-be is practically trembling with anticipation for a moment that can’t come soon enough. When she’s willing, Colum will be ready and waiting—with a love that lasts a lifetime.

If you love steamy, page-turner love stories about alpha Highlanders, fated mates, and lovers from different centuries, then this is the story for you! This is the second Sinclair sister's story about how a well laid plan to bring her warrior to his knees blows up in her face.

Previously published in 2015, this revised edition with its fresh new cover and updated content is now available in paperback for the first time!



A wolf-shifting chieftain travels centuries to modern-day Scotland to tame his one and only.


Cursed to live forever with neither wife nor child, Ronan Sutherland has watched all he cherishes turn to dust—more than once. For hundreds of years, he’s been trapped behind the mists of Loch Ness, hoping to identify the one woman who is prophesied to break the spell. Now, at last, the fates have aligned, and he’s being sent into the future to fetch her. After a single glimpse, Ronan knows he’s been waiting all his life for this passionate woman.

Unlike her time-traveling sisters, Mairi Sinclair is perfectly content to remain in the present. As a hospital nurse in Edinburgh, she cherishes the opportunity to put her gift of healing powers to good use. But everything changes the morning a mysterious wolf darts out in front of her car. Touching the wounded creature’s tawny coat, a tingle surges through her. Yet when she returns with aid, Mairi is shocked to find instead a man with broad shoulders and fire in his eyes—a man who tempts her to unleash the animal within.

If you love steamy, wolf-shifter happily-ever-afters with a Scottish historical romance twist, then this is the book for you! Mairi Sinclair is the third Sinclair sister and she's determined to stay in the twenty-first century. Matchmaking Granny, the Fates, and destiny say otherwise. See which one wins!

Previously published in 2016, this revised edition with its fresh new cover and updated content is now available in paperback for the first time!



The ladies’ man of Loch Ness meets a hot-tempered lass who sets his heart aflame and also resists his charms.

Though she is part of a legacy of time-traveling sisters, Lilia Sinclair is planted firmly in twenty-first-century Edinburgh. Her granny’s matchmaking with thirteenth-century Highlanders isn’t about to lure her into the past, especially as ancient Scotland enters troubled times. After all, Lilia is blessed—or cursed—with dire prophetic visions and empathy. To protect herself, she’s put up an icy emotional wall no man can shatter—at least, up until now.

Graham MacTavish is pure trouble. Once the dragon bound to Loch Ness, he has transformed into a philanderer of the first order. In fact, because of his dalliances with other men’s wives, a rival clan wants his head on a pike. Before he provokes an all-out war, Graham is banished to the twenty-first century, where he must win Lilia’s hand—or return to die. But after meeting a lass as fierce as any Highland warrior, Graham knows one thing: life with Lilia, in any century, is a fate to embrace.

If you love steamy, romantic page-turners about sigh-worthy, ancient warriors and the feisty, modern day women who bring them to their knees, then this is the story for you!

Previously published in 2016, this revised edition with its fresh new cover and updated content is now available in paperback for the first time!

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Monday, December 5, 2022

Only 2 more weeks 'til RELEASE DAY!

 


She wanted a new beginning. Just not with a man executed three hundred years in the past.

Twenty-first century tour guide Mila Carthson and her godson Robbie are excited to launch their first tour of the season in their brand new minibus. They made it through a horrific year of him being bullied and three deaths in the family. Now it’s spring and time for new beginnings. Things can only get better.

But after hours on the road with tourists who act worse than spoiled toddlers, Mila begins to wonder. Surely, a sack lunch surrounded by Glencoe’s beauty will improve the day. She gets the group settled, then she and Robbie climb to higher ground for some badly needed peace.

While they’re eating, the strangest storm blows in and makes her and Robbie so ill, all they can do is hug it out while the wind and rain batters them. When the weather lifts, everything is different. Not just different, but changed beyond belief. And someone is coming. On horseback. At a thundering, breakneck speed.

The last thing eighteenth century Chieftain Teague MacDonald needs is an unforeseen interruption in his interception of the Campbell clan’s favorite whisky. But his greatest weakness is taking in strays. Especially comely wenches. And this one is that. Fiery as a freshly lit torch, too. So, even though persecuting the bloody Campbells, smuggling, and quietly strengthening the Jacobite cause keeps him busy, this lovely lass is too tempting to ignore. And the longer he is around her, the more he wants her and wishes she would let him save her from whatever terrible secret set her and the lad on the run in the first place. One way or another, he will win her trust. And with any luck, he will win even more.

Mila has been many things. Tour guide. Substitute mother. Grieving friend. But the eighteenth century transforms her into something she never expected: a woman in love like never before. Except she knows Teague is going to be executed soon. She read about it while researching his castle’s remains back in the twenty-first century.

Somehow, she has to keep him alive. But can the history books and destiny be rewritten?


Excerpt:

As they stepped outside, she glanced back, noting he had closed the hallway door leading into the library. “How will they know where to find ye when yer food is ready? I dinna wish either yerself or yer people to have their meal delayed while I enjoy the fresh air.”
He kept his gaze aimed straight ahead, revealing a strong, handsome profile worthy of immortalization on a coin of pure gold. “Have ye forgotten Master Robbie knows where to find us?”
There was that. “I have not forgotten. Well—not now, anyway.” She blew out a despondent huff. 
“What is it, m’lady?”
A deep breath of the cool, rain-washed air helped fight back her nervousness. “I have never done well at small talk or idle chitchat. And it has been a very eventful day.” The slow stroll across the garden helped calm her, too. The winding patches of cobblestone led them toward an ivy enclosure. With the sun setting, she expected its interior to be dark, but instead, a light flickered out from the arched opening and the walls of thick green leaves. “Are there torches inside?”
“Aye.” He halted them a yard or so from it. A somber, faraway looked filled his face. “Torches are kept lit there. Tended by my cousin, Willie MacDonald, and his family. In memory of those lost at Glencoe. A spring feeds the pool at its center, symbolizing our determination to thrive and seek justice.”
She bit her lip, remembering the overgrown rubble of the place in the twenty-first century. The shelter of ivy carefully trained here on trellises would someday become invasive vines overtaking everything. “It is verra lovely. A wonderful tribute.” Such a bloody shame that wars, the clearances, and politics had prevented the descendants from preserving it. 
“Would ye like to step inside and see it closer?” The quiet reverence in his tone touched her heart.
“I would be honored,” she said, finding herself speaking just as reverently. The need to cry burned her eyes as she entered the lovingly tended area that time would eventually erase. A tear escaped before she could stop it. 
Teague caught it on his finger and pressed it to his lips. “’Tis a precious thing for a woman to weep for tortured souls she never met.”
She couldn’t speak. To do so would betray the overwhelming emotions that would crack her voice. So, she managed a shy smile, tucked her chin, and turned away. There was no way to explain all she felt. To read about history was one thing. For it to come alive and embrace you was quite another.
“Ye are beguiling me, Lady Mila,” he said in a voice soft as a breath.
This man tempted her. Not just physically, but in a much more dangerous manner. He tempted her to invite him into the sanctity of her inner circle, become one of the few she allowed to know her best. “Ye just met me,” she argued rather than confess the beguiling went both ways. 
“Nay, m’lady.” He moved closer, stepping around to peer deeply into her eyes. “This may be our first meeting in this life, but I feel certain we knew each other well in another.” He gently tipped up her chin and stroked her cheek with his thumb. “Do ye not feel the draw? Like the pull of the tides? Or the river’s current?”
“Everything happens for a reason,” she whispered. That had been her mother’s, grandmother’s, and great-grandmother’s mantra.
“And everything is connected.” His coaxing smile made her heart sigh. He eased closer, his gaze focused on her mouth, and hers on his.
She wet her lips, hungry for the taste of him even though she knew it would be a mistake.
“Teague MacDonald!”
His nostrils flared like he was a bull about to charge. Turning his head with a jerk, he let his hand drop away from her and stepped back. “What is it, Lizzie?” he said through clenched teeth.
“Supper awaits ye. All are hungry and ready to eat.” 
Mila offered the curvy blonde a smile. “Thank ye for fetching us. Lizzie, is it?”
“Aye,” the young woman said without a hint of friendliness. “Lizzie Jamison. I know well enough who ye are.” She spun about and flounced away.
“It appears I have made an enemy.” Mila increased the space between them, both thankful and mildly disappointed about snarly Lizzie’s interruption. It was for the best. As she had always been taught, everything happened for a reason.


Saturday, November 5, 2022

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She wanted a new beginning. Just not with a man executed three hundred years in the past.

Twenty-first century tour guide Mila Carthson and her godson Robbie are excited to launch their first tour of the season in their brand new minibus. They made it through a horrific year of him being bullied and three deaths in the family. Now it's spring and time for new beginnings. Things can only get better.

But after hours on the road with tourists who act worse than spoiled toddlers, Mila begins to wonder. Surely, a sack lunch surrounded by Glencoe's beauty will improve the day. She gets the group settled, then she and Robbie climb to higher ground for some badly needed peace.

While they're eating, the strangest storm blows in and makes her and Robbie so ill, all they can do is hug it out while the wind and rain batters them. When the weather lifts, everything is different. Not just different, but changed beyond belief. And someone is coming. On horseback. At a thundering, breakneck speed.

The last thing eighteenth century Chieftain Teague MacDonald needs is an unforeseen interruption in his interception of the Campbell clan's favorite whisky. But his greatest weakness is taking in strays. Especially comely wenches. And this one is that. Fiery as a freshly lit torch, too. So, even though persecuting the bloody Campbells, smuggling, and quietly strengthening the Jacobite cause keeps him busy, this lovely lass is too tempting to ignore. And the longer he is around her, the more he wants her and wishes she would let him save her from whatever terrible secret set her and the lad on the run in the first place. One way or another, he will win her trust. And with any luck, he will win even more.

Mila has been many things. Tour guide. Substitute mother. Grieving friend. But the eighteenth century transforms her into something she never expected: a woman in love like never before. Except she knows Teague is going to be executed soon. She read about it while researching his castle's remains back in the twenty-first century.

Somehow, she has to keep him alive. But can the history books and destiny be rewritten?

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Time to Love a Highlander Series

Book 1 - Loving Her Highland Thief

Book 2 - Taming Her Highland Legend

Book 3 - Winning Her Highland Warrior

Book 4 - Capturing Her Highland Keeper

Book 5 - Saving Her Highland Traitor

Book 6 - Loving Her Lonely Highlander

Book 7 - Delighting Her Highland Devil



Wednesday, October 26, 2022


 Nothing is more powerful than love…
...not even death.


Arthur Preston, the next Earl of Blackborn, has always known his grandfather was eccentric, but this latest revelation from the man who raised him borders on the insane. If not for the solicitor verifying the terms of his parents’ will, he’d think it another of dear old granddad’s pranks.

Arthur must seek the help of the Guardian of Midnight Manor in finding a wife, or he will never come into the full of his inheritance. But there’s a slight problem. The Guardian of Midnight Manor is a ghostly dog rumored to haunt the burned-out remains of the original family seat that is now turned into a farmstead.

Jennet Ross, her decrepit grandfather, and meddling auntie are seeking a fresh start as tenant farmers in England. They lost their tenancy in Scotland, evicted by the rude landowner when Jennet spurned the man’s unwanted advances by breaking his nose with a spade. They’re thankful Lord Blackborn agreed to lease to them, even if the place is rumored to be haunted. Besides, the only dog Jennet has seen since they moved in is the sweet stray she feeds each day.

According to legend, the Guardian of Midnight Manor finds true love for the heirs of the Blackborn line. Arthur thinks it a myth. Granddad knows better. Never underestimate the power of love—even when it comes from beyond the grave.

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(Note: This story was first published as part of the USA Today Bestselling Boxed set Upon a Midnight Dreary, October 2021)

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Friday, October 14, 2022

16 Romances for JUST 99¢!

 


When doors creak in darkened chambers and eerie sounds echo through the corridors. When the distant sounds of church bells signal the midnight hour — that is the time when spirits dwell, singing their spectral requiem for lost loves and beckoning the living with ghostly fingers… join us, join us….

Welcome to A Midnight Requiem: The Ghostly Hour!

16 of your favorite Historical Romance authors (including me!) have come together for a truly spooky and fun Halloween collection. These are all-new material stories inspired by real or imagined haunted houses. Things will go bump in the night and doors will creak with an eerie pall in these ghostly tales. Make sure you have your copy reserved!






Thursday, September 29, 2022

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Nothing is more powerful than love…not even death.

Arthur Preston, the next Earl of Blackborn, has always known his grandfather was eccentric, but this latest revelation from the man who raised him borders on the insane. If not for the solicitor verifying the terms of his parents’ will, he’d think it another of dear old granddad’s pranks.

Arthur must seek the help of the Guardian of Midnight Manor in finding a wife, or he will never come into the full of his inheritance. But there’s a slight problem. The Guardian of Midnight Manor is a ghostly dog rumored to haunt the burned-out remains of the original family seat that is now turned into a farmstead.

Jennet Ross, her decrepit grandfather, and meddling auntie are seeking a fresh start as tenant farmers in England. They lost their tenancy in Scotland, evicted by the rude landowner when Jennet spurned the man’s unwanted advances by breaking his nose with a spade. They’re thankful Lord Blackborn agreed to lease to them, even if the place is rumored to be haunted. Besides, the only dog Jennet has seen since they moved in is the sweet stray she feeds each day.

According to legend, the Guardian of Midnight Manor finds true love for the heirs of the Blackborn line. Arthur thinks it a myth. Granddad knows better. Never underestimate the power of love—even when it comes from beyond the grave.


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(Note: This story was first published as part of the USA Today Bestselling Boxed set Upon a Midnight Dreary, October 2021)


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Friday, August 19, 2022

Less than 2 weeks away!

 

A Scot to Love and Protect
Once Upon a Scot – Book 3

Her arrow hit his shoulder. Her beauty caught his eye. But then there was the kiss…

Commander Valan MacDougall and his men are sent to end an extended attack on Caerlaverock Castle, the stronghold of Clan Maxwell. The warriors fully expect the reportedly aged widow of the keep to swoon with relief when they arrive. The English have plagued the fortress and surrounding village for weeks. The warriors from Argyll mean to end the siege in a day or less. In fact, they’re placing bets on just how long it will take. After all, they are the invincible Gall√≥glaigh, and the English are…the English.

However, they discover that Lady Elspet Maxwell is not aged at all. She is a widow, but far from old. And the woman fights as fiercely as any man. The only thing surpassing her warring prowess is her incredible beauty. A beauty capable of bringing men to their knees. Valan regrets his order that Maxwell women are not to be touched by the mercenaries. Of course, he’s broken orders before and intends to do so again with the Lady Elspet—if she will allow.

Enemies outside the castle walls. Unknown enemies within. Meddling matchmakers too powerful to ignore. And the matter of Elspet making amends for shooting Valan not once, but twice. The atonement he requires from her? Just a kiss. What harm could come from one little kiss?

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