A Scandalous Spring Available June 12!

A Scandalous Spring Available June 12!

It’s almost release day! I’m so excited to share this newest Seasons of Scotland book with you! I just love Sybilla and Fintan’s romance, and I hope you do, too.

One of the best parts of A Scandalous Spring is that so many of the characters from my other books get to join in the fun. The majority of the book takes place in Calder (a familiar setting for those who have read A Highland Autumn!), and ALL of my previous couples make appearances.

To celebrate the new release, I’m running a sale on A Wild Winter! For ONE WEEK ONLY, June 12-18 (2021), it will be a steal at $0.99! If you haven’t read any of the books and want to give them a try, you can get all three for $5.99! After June 18, we’ll be shifting all the prices around, so now’s the time!

Who is your favorite Seasons of Scotland couple so far??

 

Can an adventurous lass prove she’s able to help a Highlander raise his siblings?

Fintan mac Gille never expected to be raising five children alone. Yet after his mother’s unexpected death, the responsibility of caring for all of his younger siblings fell heavily on his shoulders. All he wants is to provide for his family, but he can’t do it alone.

When his laird sends him on a mission to escort kin safely home, Fintan finds himself caught in a whirlwind of scandal revolving around one tempestuous, golden-haired beauty: Lady Sybilla Blakewell. Is she the answer to his prayers or his biggest problem yet?

Sybilla lives in a cage of her father’s fears. Is she permitted to help manage the household? Nope. What about walking around unescorted? Definitely not. Just as she begins to give up hope of ever escaping her misery, opportunity arrives. On horseback. Wearing a plaid.

If only Fintan mac Gille would cooperate, Sybilla would finally have her freedom. Will she convince him to help her before she’s trapped yet again?

 

If you love strong Highlanders and stories filled with family, you’ll love this steamy Scottish romance.

Medieval Monday with Ruth Casie

Welcome to our final week of Medieval Monday! In case you missed our previous posts, fourteen medieval romance authors are sharing a “First Kiss” scene from one of our books.

To see all the posts for today, visit our Facebook Group, Medieval Romance Lovers. We’ll have fun giveaways every Friday, so be sure to drop by and comment on the Friday Giveaway post!

Our snippet this week is from Knight of Runes, a delightful time travel romance by Ruth Casie. Once again, I have the pleasure of hosting the first kiss moment for this beautiful scene. Thank you for joining us for this fun spring blog hop 🙂 Enjoy!

From Ruth:

Today is the last day of our Medieval Monday blog hop. It’s been fun sharing excerpts from stories written by my friends. I hope you’ve enjoyed them as much as I have.

It was a delicious sensation. When she reached his lips, he knew he was lost. He took her face in both his hands and looked at her passion-drenched eyes and swollen, bruised lips. His decision made, he nestled her head to his chest and tried to will the storm to subside. He stroked her hair as the charged air settled, and a warm breeze caressed them both. After several minutes, her deep breathing told him she had fallen asleep. He sat for a few minutes and enjoyed holding her. He would tell the king he would not give her back.

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Please leave a comment below. Miss last week and a chance to comment? Check it out here: https://bambilynnblog.wordpress.com

 

SPECIAL BONUS: Join me on my blog next week, May 17 to read the entire scene. For fun, I’ll also post an interview with Lord Arik and Rebeka. https://ruthacasie.blogspot.com/

He is her key to return to the 21st century.
She is the only one who can save him.

England

May, 1605

When Lord Arik, a druid knight, finds Rebeka Tyler wandering his lands without protection, he swears to keep her safe. But Rebeka can take care of herself. When Arik sees her clash with a group of attackers using a strange fighting style, he’s intrigued.

Rebeka is no ordinary seventeenth-century woman—she’s travelled back from the year 2011, and she desperately wants to return to her own time. She poses as a scholar sent by the king to find out what’s killing Arik’s land. But as she works to decode the ancient runes that are the key to solving this mystery and sending her home, she finds herself drawn to the charismatic and powerful Arik.

As Arik and Rebeka fall in love, someone in Arik’s household schemes to keep them apart, and a dark druid with a grudge prepares his revenge. Soon Rebeka will have to decide whether to return to the future or trust Arik with the secret of her time travel and her heart.

 

“Ruth A. Casie, weaves an exciting and beautifully told legendary tale that is both rich and engaging.  It is full of, ‘on the edge of your seat’ suspense, mind-boggling drama and a forever-after romance. Ms. Casie’s sparkling new novel, KNIGHT OF RUNES is a winner!” ~ Romance Junkies

 

Medieval Monday with Cathy MacRae

Welcome to Week 13 of Medieval Monday! In case you missed our previous posts, fourteen medieval romance authors are sharing a “First Kiss” scene from one of our books. We’ll post our scenes in small excerpts from now until May 10, with plenty of links so you can catch up whenever you join us.

To see all the posts for today, visit our Facebook Group, Medieval Romance Lovers. We’ll have fun giveaways every Friday, so be sure to drop by and comment on the Friday Giveaway post!

Our snippet this week is from The Highlander’s Pirate Bride by Cathy & DD MacRae, a story that takes Highlander romances to a whole new level by adding adventure on the high seas! This week’s snippet is positively delicious! Enjoy!

She awaited the rough plunder she’d witnessed from sailors and the women who met them at the ports. Pedr did not oblige.

His hands skimmed her shoulders in a languid fashion, setting up tingles that buzzed through her veins like the first swallow of a sparkling mead. His lips drifted lower to linger on the corner of her mouth. At his touch her face turned.

 

Check out last week’s with Bambi Lynn: http://www.bambilynnblog.wordpress.com/

Follow along next week with Daryl Devoré: https://daryldevore.blogspot.com/

Will the theft of the wrong ship land her in a hangman’s noose? Or a Highlander’s arms?

As the pirate The Black MacNeill, Rona MacNeill has stolen more than one English ship to keep her clan from starving. With Yule only days away, will the theft of the wrong ship land her in a hangman’s noose? Or the arms of a Highlander?

Rona MacNeill has done everything she can to help her small, impoverished clan—except marry for money. Her luck seems to lie in stealing ships, not attracting suitors. Only days before Yule, she seeks one last ship with stores to keep her people fed over the long, harsh winter. Too bad her luck has run out.

Pedr MacLean is happy to be the younger (by three minutes) son of Baron MacLean. His days are filled with running the family’s shipping business and sailing the world. His heart belongs to the sea—or so he thinks, until one of his ships is stolen, and the woman responsible turns his world upside down.

Drawn to Rona’s strength and love of the sea, Pedr will agree to her father’s demand—information on the whereabouts of his ship in exchange for his daughter’s hand in marriage. Will Rona find herself caught between a marriage of convenience and a hangman’s noose? Or will she discover something far more compelling?

The Highlander’s Pirate Bride is the swash-buckling seventh addition to the Hardy Heroines series. If you like pirates, rags-to-riches, and swoon-worthy Highlanders, you’ll love Cathy & DD MacRae’s newest high-seas romance.

 

Medieval Monday with Barbara Bettis

Welcome to Week 12 of Medieval Monday! In case you missed our previous posts, fourteen medieval romance authors are sharing a “First Kiss” scene from one of our books. We’ll post our scenes in small excerpts from now until May 10, with plenty of links so you can catch up whenever you join us.

To see all the posts for today, visit our Facebook Group, Medieval Romance Lovers. We’ll have fun giveaways every Friday, so be sure to drop by and comment on the Friday Giveaway post!

Our snippet this week is from The Lady of the Forest by Barbara Bettis, a wonderful medieval romance with an action-packed plot. This week’s steamy first kiss will leave you wanting more! Enjoy!

She instinctively sought his warmth. Henry met her half way.

The brush of his lips robbed her of breath. A reflexive action to pull back was hindered by his grip on her shoulders, holding her firm. Yet she didn’t feel threatened. She let him pull her closer—or did she sink into him?

His lips were gentle but a bit rough. A good rasp. A comforting rasp. A rasp that again sent an unfamiliar ache to her core. The ache burst into a throb of need, and the tips of her breasts crumpled into knots. His mouth opened just enough for his tongue to stroke her lips as he’d done before. The sensation tightened her throat. Air. She needed air. She wrenched her mouth away.

 

 

Check out last week’s with Bambi Lynn: http://www.bambilynnblog.wordpress.com/

Follow along next week with Daryl Devoré: https://daryldevore.blogspot.com/

He must pursue his enemy; she must protect her people. Can their love survive the duties that drive them apart?

When her elderly husband dies, Lady Katherine fakes her own death and disappears into the forest with others escaping the brutish new lord. Determined to protect her people, she knocks the wrong man senseless. But Lord Henry isn’t an enemy, he’s the brother of her childhood friend. Although his tender confidence tempts her, she’s bound by duty.

Henry of Chauvere has found the one lady he wants for his own, never mind she’s tied him hand and foot. When he learns the king has ordered her to wed Stonehill’s ruthless new master, he insists Kate seek haven with his sister. But she won’t desert her friends. Henry vows to solve her problem, provided he catches a traitor before the threat from Kate’s past catches her.

When a daring rescue compels Henry and Kate to join forces, their attraction grows into love. If only duty didn’t drive them apart.

 

Medieval Monday with Mary Morgan

Welcome to Week 11 of Medieval Monday! In case you missed our previous posts, fourteen medieval romance authors are sharing a “First Kiss” scene from one of our books. We’ll post our scenes in small excerpts from now until May 10, with plenty of links so you can catch up whenever you join us.

To see all the posts for today, visit our Facebook Group, Medieval Romance Lovers. We’ll have fun giveaways every Friday, so be sure to drop by and comment on the Friday Giveaway post!

Our snippet this week is from Mary Morgan’s Magnar. I myself am currently reading this wonderful story, and I cannot recommend it enough! A little bit of fantasy, a little bit of Scotland, a little bit of Viking–there’s really something for everyone. Enjoy!

By the hounds! Her words sparked his lust further. Magnar concluded he did not want a simpering wife by his side. For the first time, he yearned to have one challenging him—in mind and body.

Grasping her around the waist, he ignored her gasp and cupped her chin. Her eyes widened as he slowly lowered his head. “Agreed.” He breathed the word against her cheek.

When he drew back, Magnar was the one perplexed. Desire shimmered back at him from those emerald eyes. Her full lips parted, and he required no invitation.

 

 

Check out last week’s with Bambi Lynn: http://www.bambilynnblog.wordpress.com/

Follow along next week with Daryl Devoré: https://daryldevore.blogspot.com/

The Wolf surrenders to no one.

Known as the Barbarian, Magnar MacAlpin is a fierce ruler for those under his command. As leader of the Wolves of Clan Sutherland, his loyalty and obedience lies with Scotland. However, the king’s last demand is not something Magnar will tolerate.

After Elspeth Gunn’s brother the Chieftain of Castle Steinn is murdered, she flees with her nephew, and finds safety amongst a band of men who are rumored to be part wolf. When the king forces her to wed a heathen Northman, she fears losing her heart and soul not only to the man, but the beast as well.

In order to restore peace to a shattered clan, Magnar and Elspeth travel a treacherous path that challenges their beliefs. When evil seeks to destroy ancient traditions, will Magnar be compelled to restrain his wolf or allow him free to protect those he loves?

Medieval Monday with Ashley York

Welcome to Week 10 of Medieval Monday! In case you missed our previous posts, fourteen medieval romance authors are sharing a “First Kiss” scene from one of our books. We’ll post our scenes in small excerpts from now until May 10, with plenty of links so you can catch up whenever you join us.

To see all the posts for today, visit our Facebook Group, Medieval Romance Lovers. We’ll have fun giveaways every Friday, so be sure to drop by and comment on the Friday Giveaway post!

Our snippet this week is from Ashley York’s Highlander romance Lachlann’s Legacy. How about a tender kiss to heat up your Monday morning? Enjoy!

An 11th-century highlander must deceive a lovely woman living among outcasts in order to save his priory, but it’s his heart that’s truly at stake…

“Oh, no. Ye were fine.” He slipped his hand beneath her heavy hair, drawing her toward him again. “But it didn’t satisfy my desire. It only made me want more.”

The flash of a smile, and then she kissed him again. And again. Each one longer than the previous one. Each one gentler. Each one more frustrating for him.

 

Check out last week’s with Bambi Lynn: http://www.bambilynnblog.wordpress.com/

Follow along next week with Daryl Davore: https://daryldevore.blogspot.com/

Hidden secrets could tear them apart as fast as their passion drove them together

On the Moray coast in Scotland…

Ethne’s genuine and caring nature makes her invaluable to her brother as his son’s caretaker, but he and his wife treat her as little more than their servant. When she learns their tribal leader would use her chaste status for his own purposes, Ethne plans to escape and reluctantly accepts the help of Lachlann—a handsome pilgrim she only just met at the local faire.

Despite her independent spirit, Ethne feels drawn to Lachlann. Her instincts say his intentions are honorable, but can she trust him with her heart?

Raised by his godfather with few clues to his family’s past, Lachlann values his freedom and the brotherhood of his highlander kin. Disguised as a pilgrim on a mission for the priory, he encounters Ethne, a warm, intelligent maiden whose courage in the face of a loveless marriage awakens an intense need to protect her.

Unfortunately, Ethne is one of the very people he must deceive to explore the cave system containing clues to the lost treasure he seeks. But he cannot abandon her to an uncertain fate—or deny the simmering tension between them.

With religious prejudice running high and both of them facing tests of loyalty, Lachlann and Ethne may realize the only way to fight for their futures is to surrender… to each other.

Medieval Monday with Eliza Knight

Welcome to Week 9 of Medieval Monday! In case you missed our previous posts, fourteen medieval romance authors are sharing a “First Kiss” scene from one of our books. We’ll post our scenes in small excerpts from now until May 10, with plenty of links so you can catch up whenever you join us.

To see all the posts for today, visit our Facebook Group, Medieval Romance Lovers. We’ll have fun giveaways every Friday, so be sure to drop by and comment on the Friday Giveaway post!

Our snippet this week is from Eliza Knight’s The Highlander’s Reward. Things are really starting to heat up! Enjoy!

He frowned. “In name only?”

“I won’t be a true wife to you.”

“What the hell does that mean?” The woman was exasperating! He didn’t understand a thing she was talking about.

Her face flamed a charming red. “I won’t allow you to consummate the marriage.”

 

Check out last week’s with Bambi Lynn: http://www.bambilynnblog.wordpress.com/

Follow along next week with Daryl Davore: https://daryldevore.blogspot.com/

She belonged to another… But was destined to be his…

Lady Arbella de Mowbray abhors the idea of marrying an English noble occupying Scotland. When she arrives in Stirling, she is thrown into the midst of a full battle between the Scots and the English. Besieged by rebels, she is whisked from her horse by a Highland warrior who promises her safety. But when he kisses her, she fears she’s more in danger of losing herself.

The last thing Magnus Sutherland wants is to marry the beautiful English lass he saved. As the laird of his clan, he has a responsibility to his clan and allies. But when Arbella is attacked by one of his own men, he determines the only way to keep her safe is to make her his. A decision that promises to be extremely satisfying.

Magnus brings Arbella to his home of Dunrobin Castle in the Highlands. And that’s where the trouble begins… Their countries are at war and they should be each other’s enemy. Neither one considered their mock marriage would grow into a deeply passionate love. What’s more, they were both unhappily betrothed and those who’ve been scorned are out for revenge. Can their new found love keep them together or will their enemies tear them apart?

“For fans of Highlander romance, this series is a must read!” ~ Night Owl Reviews, TOP PICK!

Medieval Monday with Celeste Barclay

Welcome to Week 8 of Medieval Monday! In case you missed our previous posts, fourteen medieval romance authors are sharing a “First Kiss” scene from one of our books. We’ll post our scenes in small excerpts from now until May 10, with plenty of links so you can catch up whenever you join us.

To see all the posts for today, visit our Facebook Group, Medieval Romance Lovers. We’ll have fun giveaways every Friday, so be sure to drop by and comment on the Friday Giveaway post!

Our snippet this week is from Celeste Barclay’s steamy Viking romance, Leif. Isn’t this just the sweetest? Enjoy!

“As much as you are mine.”

“You are sure of this.”

“I’ve had many visions and divinations since I came into my gift. Just as many have been about other people as they have been of you. But my first vision, the one that came when I was only a girl of nine winters was of us with our children in our own longhouse. This vision came years before I knew how a man and woman beget children. It came before I knew who you were. You were just a blond godlike figure who I sat beside and slept next to. This vision has only become stronger and clearer with age. It’s the one vision of the far future that’s never changed. Others have morphed or shifted with the tide of fate and the actions of man, but that vision never wavers.”

Check out last week’s with Bambi Lynn: http://www.bambilynnblog.wordpress.com/

Follow along next week with Daryl Davore: https://daryldevore.blogspot.com/

Fate brought them together. Free will binds them.

After months at sea, Leif Ivarrson wants nothing more than to revel in the comforts of home. Yet when word arrives that a new threat has invaded their land, Leif is forced to take up his sword once more. Tasked with rescuing a jarl’s niece, Sigrid, from this malicious enemy, Leif departs on a journey that will alter the course of his fate.

Since she was a young girl, Sigrid Torbensdóttir’s visions have been both a blessing and a curse. Now a grown woman and powerful seer, she knew enemies would come for her, eager to exploit her gift. Yet her visions taught her that fate could not be denied or ignored. As she had foreseen it, the heroic Viking would save her and sweep them both up in the raging storm of inescapable destiny.

Drawn together by the will of the gods, Leif and Sigrid battle to save their people from a rival tribe’s scramble for power. Will their blossoming love survive the tests of war and family? Can a match created by fate withstand the machinations of man?

Set sail for adventure in this steamy Viking romance sure to leave you breathless! Norse lore meets passion and intrigue in Leif, written by Celeste Barclay!

Medieval Monday with Daryl Devoré

Welcome to Week 7 of Medieval Monday! In case you missed our previous posts, fourteen medieval romance authors are sharing a “First Kiss” scene from one of our books. We’ll post our scenes in small excerpts from now until May 10, with plenty of links so you can catch up whenever you join us.

To see all the posts for today, visit our Facebook Group, Medieval Romance Lovers. We’ll have fun giveaways every Friday, so be sure to drop by and comment on the Friday Giveaway post!

This week we get to enjoy a sweet kiss from Daryl Devoré’s The Last  Dragon! Enjoy!

 

Hawkyns’ warm lips pressing against hers silenced the words spewing from her mouth. A rush of heat flowed through her as she relaxed the toes she’d been clenching. A giggle tickled in the back of her throat. The fear that burned in her belly melted.

Releasing his kiss, Hawkyns stepped back. “When I asked earlier if it always hurts so when one leaves and ye said that was love that I was feeling…”

Derry bit her bottom lip. The words he was speaking she’d not expected to hear.

 

See last week’s snippet on Bambi Lynn’s blog: www.bambilynnblog.wordpress.com

Follow along next week on Anastasia Abboud’s blog: https://www.anastasiaabboud.com/grainsofsand

A prince. A sorceress. And a heart-breaking secret.

What do dragons, knights and romance have in common? Grab a copy of multi-published author Daryl Devore’s medieval fantasy romance – The Last Dragon and discover the answer.

A sorcerer craving dominance merged with a dragon, the power overwhelmed him causing him to split into three dragons. Demora ruled thought, but was lost in time. Yidithe offered protection, shining like the light of the sun. Ayrradex craved chaos, revelling in destroying souls.

Many knights died, attempting to slay the devil beast. One knight, Prince Hawkyns, did not fear death. He’d lost everything. Away on a mission when Ayrradex attacked his father’s kingdom, Penrythe, Hawkyns returned to find his noble father – feeble and defeated. His wise mother – crazed. His beautiful wife and unborn child – dead. Only a pile of ashes remained for him to bury. He knelt before his King and vowed to slay the devil-beast or be slain.

Derry was born with powers that terrified her parents. They delivered her to a nunnery to be raised in secret. Jathe, a wise sorceress, discovered the young girl and trained her to one day use the secret hidden in her soul.

Legends spoken around campfires hinted the sole way to destroy Ayrradex was when the hearts of a knight and a golden dragon became one. But after a vicious battle with Ayrradex, the golden dragon was thought to be dead.

Can Prince Hawkyns’s bravery and Derry’s powers end the reign of the devil-beast’s terror?

Medieval Monday with Anastasia Abboud

Medieval Monday with Anastasia Abboud

Welcome to Week 6 of Medieval Monday! In case you missed our previous posts, fourteen medieval romance authors are sharing a “First Kiss” scene from one of our books. We’ll post our scenes in small excerpts from now until May 10, with plenty of links so you can catch up whenever you join us.

To see all the posts for today, visit our Facebook Group, Medieval Romance Lovers. We’ll have fun giveaways every Friday, so be sure to drop by and comment on the Friday Giveaway post!

Our snippet this week is from Anastasia Abboud’s wonderful time-travel romance, Tremors. We’re picking up this week in the middle of a deep conversation that’s headed in the right direction ;). Enjoy!

Scene set-up: Lachlann and Deidre have spent the day at the Texas Renaissance Festival. More a medieval fair than anything else, it unexpectedly forced traumatic memories upon Lachlann that he wasn’t prepared to deal with. Of course, he can’t explain that to Deidre.

 

“So, why bother?”

“Why bother with what?”

“With anything? Why bother with life?”

Her brow furrowed. “But… life is a gift.”

“Some gift!”

“I don’t know what you’ve been through,” she murmured as they reached her car. “But you can’t let it steal your peace.”

“It’s too late. I lost my peace a long time ago.”

 

Last week’s snippet on Barbara Bettis’s blog: http://www.barbarabettis.com/index.php/blog/

Follow along next week on Cathy MaCrae’s blog: https://www.cathymacraeauthor.com/bits-n-bobs-author-blog

In the infinite vastness of time – past, present, future, past – love would prevail.

A Norse farmer crashes into this century from fourteenth-century Scotland. How did it happen? Why did he escape the plague when the rest of his family died? He should have died with them.

Three years later, Lachlann is no closer to the truth. His body has healed. He has a job and a place to lay his head at night. He has even learned a little modern English. If he could just figure out how to go back, he might be able to save his family, save his son. But he still can’t read, is still tormented by throbbing headaches and nightmares. Maybe he died after all. Maybe he’s in hell.

But would there be an angel in hell?

Deidre became a medieval history professor because of a treasured family heirloom, the medieval drawing of a farmer that she loved since childhood. Too bad she couldn’t have married him instead of the lying, vicious cheat who had almost ruined her life. Almost.

With a new life in a new city, she has moved forward. She doesn’t need anyone, especially a man. But she can’t seem to ignore her new neighbor, a gorgeous giant with a strange accent, haunted eyes, and a shocking resemblance to her medieval ploughman.

How can she erase the tormented look in his eyes? If only he would confide in her.

But is she prepared to do the same? To explain how she lost everything – her job, her family, her self-respect – because of her own, poor choices?

And why does she have the feeling that she could lose it all again?

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