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