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April 2007 Issue


Men in Kilts
Spotlight on Scottish & Irish Paranormal Romance
Featuring 
 
Interviews with:
| Sandy Blair | Deborah MacGillivray |
| Sara Mackenzie | Lucy Monroe | Karen Michelle Nutt |
 
Links:
Highland Press  |  Heart o' Scotland  |  Scottish Romance
Anabel MacKenzie's Guide to Scottish Romance
 
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There is something about a man in a kilt that captures the imagination. The jury is out on just what the fascination is but one thing's for sure, readers cannot resist a peek...

**Disclaimer: This is by no means to be construed as an all inclusive list of available titles.
Any omissions are completely unintentional


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Love Spell
November 1, 2006
ISBN #0505526913
EAN: 9780505526915
341 pages
992 pages
Paperback

 
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THE INVASION OF FALGANNON ISLE
by Deborah MacGillivray

213 SINGLE SCOTSMEN

There was something about the Brigadoon-like Falgannon, something that kept most of its male inhabitants unwed. From Michael the Story to Callum the Bicycle—and we mustn’t forget The Cat Dudley, the slyest poker-playing moggie in the Outer Hebrides—every male of the Isle had happiness dependent upon that of its Lady. So things had been since Pictish times, and so they would be long after the present day.

Despite her machinations, to this point B.A. Montgomerie had been unable to make her men happy. Her first marriage had been against their advice; her husband had been an Irishman, true, but he had failed to meet other necessary requirements...and things had ended badly. Now, another Irishman had come—and was making the natives restless. Yes, the men of Falgannon could sense Desmond Mershan’s conquering Viking spirit and his desire for B.A.—which B.A. could sense herself. And while her men would never let anything happen that she didn’t want, this Irishman had come to pillage and loot, and nothing was going to stop him. Staring into his vibrant green eyes, B.A. anticipated the battles to come.

Don't miss book two in this exciting series:

Riding the Thunder ~ Coming October 2007
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Zebra
November 1, 2006
ISBN #0821779965
EAN: 97808217765
320 pages
Paperback

 
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A THIEF IN A KILT
by Sandy Blair

Castle Blackstone series: Book 3

A Rogue By Any Other Name

Scoundrel. Seducer. Sir Ian MacKay deserves to be called the Thief of Hearts. Yet he is a man with a mission: to return Scotland’s rightful king to his ancestral throne. But first he must find out the true identify of the mysterious woman whose beauty and wit have dazzled the court...and why she is avoiding him. Can it be possible that Kate Templeton is an English spy?

Though Ian insists that no woman has ever refused him, Kate vows to resist his scandalous charm. Leading him on a merry chase all over Scotland is the best way to safeguard her heart. Yet a passionate confrontation brings them together at last and the only word on her lips is yes...


Don't miss the first two books in this exciting series:
Castle Blackstone series: Book 1 ~ A Man in a Kilt
Castle Blackstone series: Book 2 ~ A Rogue in a Kilt
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Avon Books
August 27, 2006
ISBN #0060795409
EAN: 9780060795405
384 pages
Paperback

 
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RETURN OF THE HIGHLANDER
by Sara MacKenzie

 

Immortal Warriors: Book 1

Morven Maclean has been sleeping in the between-worlds for two hundred and fifty years and now he's going home.

But his home is destroyed, his clan all gone, and an annoying woman called Bella is renting a cottage on his land.

And as if that isn't bad enough, he's invisible . . .

 
Don't miss the next two books in this exciting series:
Immortal Warriors: Book 2 ~ Secrets of the Highwayman
Immortal Warriors: Book 3 ~ Passions of the Ghost
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Publish America, Inc.
July 1, 2006
ISBN #1413793029
EAN: 978121363024
550 pages
Trade Size
 
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LOST IN THE MIST OF TIME
by Karen Michelle Nutt

 

"The layers of time are delicate. Sometimes the past and the future intertwine,
making it possible to slip through."

Dougray Fitzpatrick finds that Aislinn Hennessy is fearless in the face of an enemy, but shies away from what her heart holds true. Aislinn discovers that Dougray is honest and brave to a fault. He would die for her if necessary. They were thrown together by a twist of fate, a magical mist that sends them back to sixteenth century Ireland where conspiracies, feuds and unexpected violence are commonplace threats, but along the way, they discover a few surprises that neither one expects: a chance for love even when they're: Lost in the Mist of time.

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Kensington Publishing
July 6, 2006
ISBN #0821780360
EAN: 9780821780367
352pages
Paperback

 
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A RESTLESS KNIGHT
by Deborah MacGillivray

A searching heart...

A Defiant Lady

In Scotland's darkest hour, an English warrior dressed all in black has come for her. Blessed with the kenning, Lady Tamlyn MacShane forsaw this day, when the ruthless Lord Julian Challon would conquer her land - and her heart. She is determined to resist him...but she is no match for his strength...or his sensuality...

A Resolute Lord

To Julian, the proud Scotswoman should be nothing more than a captive. Yet Tamlyn's fiery beauty ensnares him, body and soul. Now, the warrior known as the Black Dragon is in danger of falling under a spell that can't be broken - the spell of love...

Don't miss book two in this exciting series:

In Her Bed ~ Coming August 2007
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Delacorte Press
September 1, 2005
ISBN #0385324162
EAN: 9780385324168
992 pages
Hardcover

 
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A BREATH OF SNOW AND ASHES
by Diana Gabaldon

Outlander series: Book 6

The year is 1772, and on the eve of the American Revolution, the long fuse of rebellion has already been lit. Men lie dead in the streets of Boston, and in the backwoods of North Carolina, isolated cabins burn in the forest.

With chaos brewing, the governor calls upon Jamie Fraser to unite the backcountry and safeguard the colony for King and Crown. But from his wife Jamie knows that three years hence the shot heard round the world will be fired, and the result will be independence — with those loyal to the King either dead or in exile. And there is also the matter of a tiny clipping from The Wilmington Gazette, dated 1776, which reports Jamie's death, along with his kin. For once, he hopes, his time-traveling family may be wrong about the future.

Titles in the Outlander series:
Book 1: Outlander
Book 2: Dragonfly in Amber
Book 3: Voyager
Book 4: Drums of Autumn
Book 5: The Fiery Cross
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Delacorte Press
August 1, 2005
ISBN #0385339143
EAN: 9780385339148
320 pages
Hardcover

 
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SPELL OF THE HIGHLANDER
by Karen Marie Moning

Highlander series: Book 7

Jessi St. James has got to get a life. Too many hours studying ancient artifacts has given the hardworking archaeology student a bad case of sex on the brain. So she figures she must be dreaming when she spies a gorgeous half- naked man staring out at her from inside the silvery glass of an ancient mirror. But when a split-second decision saves her from a terrifying attempt on her life, Jessi suddenly finds herself confronting six and a half feet of smoldering, insatiable alpha male.

Heir to the arcane magic of his Druid ancestors, eleven centuries ago Cian MacKeltar was trapped inside the Dark Glass, one of four coveted Unseelie Hallows, objects of unspeakable power. When the Dark Glass is stolen, an ancient enemy will stop at nothing to reclaim it, destroying everything in his path--including the one woman who may just hold the key to breaking the ninth-century Highlander's dark spell. For Jessi, the muscle-bound sex god in the mirror is not only tantalizingly real, he's offering his protection--from exactly what, Jessi doesn't know. And all he wants in exchange is the exquisite pleasure of sharing her bed.

Yet even as Cian's insatiable hunger begins to work its dark magic on Jessi, his ancient enemy is about to obtain the final and most dangerous of the Unseelie Hallows--and the ninth-century Highlander must stop him from getting it. Nothing less than the very fabric of the universe and two passionately entwined lives are at stake--as Cian and Jessi fight to claim the kind of love that comes along but once in an ice age. . . .

Titles in the Highlander series:
Book 1: Beyond The Highland Mist
Book 2: To Tame a Highland Warrior
Book 3: The Highlander's Touch
Book 4: Kiss Of The Highlander
Book 5: The Dark Highlander
Book 6: The Immortal Highlander
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Berkley Pub. Group
February 1, 2007
ISBN #0425214265
EAN: 9780425214268
346 pages
Paperback

 
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MOON AWAKENING
by Lucy Monroe


Children of the Moon: Book 1


Lachlan Balmoral is laird of his clan-and leader of his pack. One of the most feared werewolves prowling the Highlands, he is on the march against the hated Sinclair, who have abducted a Balmoral woman. He kidnaps the sister of the Sinclair laird, planning to marry her off in revenge-but the woman he takes along with her proves to be the greater prize...

 
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Avon
April 1, 2007
ISBN #0061118443
EAN: 9780061118449
384 pages
Paperback

 
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BE STILL MY VAMPIRE HEART
by Kerrelyn Sparks


Love at Stake: Book 3


If it was still beating. Angus MacKay has been undead for almost five hundred years and it's not often something, or someone, surprises him. Until Emma Wallace. The sight of this luscious agent from the CIA's elite Stake-Out team was enough to stop Angus in his tracks. But then he discovers that she's a vampire slayer, intent on killing the "monsters" who killed her parents. And it's Angus's job to stop her.

The only good vampire is a dead vampire. It's been Emma's motto since she committed her life to the destruction of these things. Now Angus MacKay wants to convince her differently.

Sure, he's a sexy Highland warrior who seems to have stepped off the cover of a romance novel, complete with brogue, kilt, and sword, but he's also one of them. And it's her job to kill him.

The war is on, but will it end in the destruction of one or both of them . . . or in total surrender to a passion for the ages?

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Berkley Sensation
December 5, 2006
ISBN #04252134463
EAN: 9780061118449
304 pages
Paperback

 
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THE SCOT, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE
by Annette Blair


Accidental Witch: Book 3


To restore his clan to glory, Rory MacKenzie must reclaim a beautifully carved unicorn. His search leads him to Victoria Cartwright, whose untapped magical power reveals a long-hidden treasure in her wardrobe.

 

Don't miss the first two titles in this magical series:

Book 1: The Kitchen Witch
Book 2: My Favorite Witch
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Signet
November 1, 2006
ISBN #0451219813
EAN: 9780451219817
550 pages
Trade Size

 
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HIGHLANDER IN HER BED
by Allie MacKay


She's fallen in love with an antique bed. But the ghostly Highlander it comes with is more than she bargained for...

Tour guide Mara MacDougall stops at a London antique shop—and spots perhaps the handsomest bed ever. Then she bumps into the handsomest man ever. Soon Mara can't forget the irresistible—if haughty—Highlander. Not even when she learns that she's inherited a Scottish castle.

Spectral Sir Alexander Douglas has hated the Clan MacDougall since he was a medieval knight and they tricked him into a curse—the curse of forever haunting the bed (the very one that Mara now owns) that was once intended for his would-be bride. But Mara makes him feel what no other MacDougall has—a passion that he never knew he'd missed.

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New Concepts Pub.
August 1, 2006
ISBN #1586089552
EAN: 9781586089559
550 pages
e-Book

 
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HIGHLAND DAWN
by Donna Grant


The Druid's Glen: Book 3

One prophecy to save the world. Two realms fighting for control. Three Druid sisters who hold the key to salvation and the hearts of the men that would love them.

An immortal with unanswered questions…

The immortal Dartayous, a powerful Druid Warrior, is given one mission--keep Moira alive to fulfill the prophecy. But with each passing day the burning desire he feels for her eats away at the wall surrounding his heart.

A Druid priestess in search of a key…

Moira Sinclair must find the key to enter the Realm of the Fae, but once she enters the sacred realm, secrets she has kept buried rise and force her to see herself for what she really is. Will the beautiful and commanding king of the Fae win her heart? Or will Dartayous finally claim her as his own?

Don't miss the first two books in this exciting series:
The Druid's Glen: Book 1 ~ Highland Mist
The Druid's Glen: Book 2 ~ Highland Nights
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Jove
May 1, 2006
ISBN #0515141275
EAN: 9780515141276
464 pages
Paperback

 
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MUCH ADO IN THE MOONLIGHT
by Lynn Kurland

MacLeod: Book 9

At last, the long-awaited story of just what happened at Thorpewold castle after Thomas McKinnon left it to the restless inhabitants . . .

When Victoria McKinnon's brother offers to finance her production of Hamlet, she leaps at the chance. She can't imagine anything better than staging Shakespeare's masterpiece in an honest-to-goodness English castle. There's just one problem: the place is haunted by a grumpy, gorgeous Highland warrior who's furious that anyone dares to invade his home.

Connor MacDougal has no intention of relinquishing his authority over Thorpewold castle to anyone, let alone a McKinnon. But when he catches a glimpse of the beautiful intruder, suddenly he can't help but wonder why it's taken eight hundred years into his afterlife to find the love of a lifetime . . .

Don't miss the first eight books featuring the MacLeod family:
Book 1 ~ A Dance Through Time
Book 2 ~ The Very Thought of You
Book 3 ~ And the Groom Wore Tulle in Veils of Time
Book 4 ~ The Traveler in A Knight's Vow
Book 5 ~ Icing on the Cake in Opposites Attract
Book 6 ~ Three Wise Ghosts in Christmas Spirits
Book 7 ~ My Heart Stood Still
Book 8 ~ A Garden In The Rain
Don't miss the Lynn's additional titles featuring the de Piaget family:
Lynn Kurland's Booklist
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Pocket Books Star
October 1, 2006
ISBN #0743486323
EAN: 9780743486323
384 pages
Paperback

 
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ONLY WITH A HIGHLANDER
by Janet Chapman

Highlander series: Book 5

Can fiery Winter MacKeage resist the hot, passionate pursuit of a timeless warrior?

She must choose between her destiny...and her desire.

As soon as Pine Creek's new mystery man steps into her art gallery, Winter MacKeage is intrigued. This sexy stranger, Matt Gregor, wants her to do some drawings of his dream house. And with his tiger-gold eyes and masculine charm, he's impossible to resist. But so is Winter's Scottish heritage. As the seventh MacKeage daughter, she must embrace her true magical calling...and deny her mortal desires. Soon Winter is heating up — in Matt's strong arms — and her fiery heart is torn. Can she give up the destiny she was born to fulfill for the only man she's ever truly loved?

Titles in the Highlander series:
Book 1: Charming the Highlander
Book 2: Loving the Highlander
Book 3: Wedding the Highlander
Book 4: Tempting the Highlander
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Brava
September 3, 2005
ISBN #0758211554
EAN #9780758211552
304 pages
Trade Size

 
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HIGHLAND VAMPIRE

One kiss could mean forver...

The Scottish highlands echo with legends of great battles, brave heroes -- and, hidden deep in the swirling mists, creatures that belong to the night. In this sensual new collection, meet three vampires whose highland blood drums fierce and hot in their veins...

"Kiss of the Vampire" by Hannah Howell: Seeking the truth of his tortured heritage at court, Jankyn McNachton finds something he never expected -- true desire. Efrica Callan is beautiful, innocent, and possessed of a courageous heart. She spurns the men who court her dowry, but all Jankyn can offer this lovely creature of light is life in the darkness -- and in his arms...

"His Eternal Bride" by Adrienne Basso: Suspecting her of murdering her husband, Callum, on their wedding night, Maev McCloskey's clan has banished her to a remote tower. There, she dreams of her dead love—and the passion they never knew in life. But soon she wonders if the seductive, mysterious Callum of her sleeping mind is real -- and, if he is, whether joining him in his world would be an act of courage or of madness...

"To Tame the Beast" by Deborah Raleigh: In revenge for the curse that has forever banished him to the shadows, the creature called the Beast of MacDonnell demands the firstborn female child of each generation. Isobella's sister is soon to suffer this fate -- unless Isobella can save her. Unafraid, she intends to confront the monster when she finds a strange man instead: a warrior with the face of an angel and mesmerizing silver eyes who tempts her like no other...

Let these seductive tales of everlasting romance transport you to a world where the most dangerous desires awaken after dark.

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Zebra
August 1, 2005
ISBN #075820812X
EAN #9780758208125
320 pages
Paperback (reprint)

 
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THE ETERNAL HIGHLANDER
by Hannah Howell and Lynsay Sands


His love will live forever...

Two Scottish lairds who share family ties and a connection of a different nature find romance in this pair of dark and dangerous novellas, each a vampire love story.

In Hannah Howell's Nightriders, Cathal MacNachton believes that change is the only hope for his clan. Instead of seeking a bride among the pureblood nightriders, Cathal intends to wed a woman from the outside. When clansmen rescue Bridget Callan from a band of murderous thieves, Cathal decides that she is the one.

In Lynsay Sand's The Highland Bride, Eva Caxton is more than grateful to escape a future in a nunnery for the chance to wed Connall MacAdie. Thus she is prepared to ignore rumors about her new husband being part of a "bloodthirsty band of creatures who hunt the night," even when it seems as if there might be some substance to the gossip. Howell's tale is deliciously spooky, while Sands adds sharp humor to her story, making this a duo of delightfully sexy Scottish vampire romances.

 
Kensington Brava
September 1, 2003
ISBN #0758204752
EAN #9780758204752
304 pages
Trade Size
 
HIS IMMORTAL EMBRACE
The Yearning, by Hannah Howell

Tormented by an ancient curse, the young men of Clan MacCordy reach manhood only to walk forever in darkness, thirsting for blood—and Alpin MacCordy is no different. He must wed for coin and land, despite his betrothed’s terror—and his own fascination for another woman, Lady Sophie Hay…

Bitten, by Lynsay Sands

After brooding Keeran MacKay saves Emily Wentworth Collins from a storm-tossed ship: he offers her shelter in his secluded castle. But when a savage kiss reveals Keeran’s true nature, Emily realizes that yielding to Keeran’s untamed desire may change her own life…forever.

Stranger in the Night, by Sara Blayne

Georgiana Thornberry hopes to unearth ancient treasure while exploring the moldering ruins of her ancestral home. Instead she encounters Julius Lathrop. Does the enigmatic—and disturbingly attractive—stranger hold the key to a family legend? Or something far more sinister?

The Awakening, by Kate Huntington

Orphaned Thalia Layton is stricken to hear that her beloved, eccentric Aunt Cordelia has taken ill. But upon her arrival at Cordelia’s remote estate, Thalia discovers that her aunt has harbored dangerous secrets—and that Thalia’s own attraction to Adrian Lucerne, Cordelia’s mysterious—and oddly nocturnal—companion, may prove to be a sensual temptation that will cost her life…

 
Kensington Publishing
April 1, 1998
ISBN #1575662787
EAN #9781575662787
320 pages
Paperback
 
SCOTTISH MAGIC
by Hannah Howell , Stobie Piel ,
Manadalyn Kaye , and Elizabeth Ann Michaels

A collection of magical and mystical historical love stories set against the rugged land of Scotland includes:

Stobie Piel's "Lily"

Hannah Howell's "Isbel"

Elizabeth Ann Michael's "Faerie Princess"

"Beneath the Midnight Sky" by Mandalyn Kaye

 

More Highland Historicals by Hannah Howell

 
Love Spell
July 1, 1999
ISBN #0505523248
EAN #9780505523242
400 pages
Paperback
 
AN ORIGINAL SIN
by Nina Bangs


A crafty matchmaker transports a beautiful scientist from a time where men nolonger exist into the arms of a handsome Scotsman.

In a time when the male species is extinct, Fortune MacDonald's talents as a "man-maker" are extremely valuable, but when a seemingly perfect specimen turns up in her bed, she wonders if there is more to their love than physical pleasure.

Love Spell
June 1, 2001
ISBN #0505524457
EAN #9780505524454
368 pages
Paperback
 
THE PLEASURE MASTER
by Nina Bangs


A very special man is now available.

The Pleasure Master. A man who knows the secrets of a woman's body, who can bring her sensual joy and fulfill her deepest sexual fantasies. Is there a woman alive who wouldn't want to meet him?

Check New York hairdresser Kathy Bartlett off your list. She has enough problems with a rotten ex-husband and a car that's stranded her. Men and cars. Both overheat at the wrong time. She needs a vacation somewhere warm and peaceful, with only subservient males.

Whoever is in charge of wish fulfillment doesn't listen well, because Kathy is suddenly flung back to 1542 Scotland. It's cold, definitely not peaceful, with nary a subservient male in sight. There's only Ian Ross, the Pleasure Master.

Ian's brothers demand that he prove his sexual power by seducing a woman no other man can seduce. Who better than Kathy? She has nothing but contempt for Ian Ross, and as Ian's brothers have discovered, any attempt to woo the lass could put a man's most precious body parts in grievous danger.

Ian accepts the challenge, confident he can seduce any woman, then leave her with his emotions untouched. Kathy remains determined to resist the explosive attraction she feels for Ian. Love won't be denied, but time is an impatient enemy.

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Love Spell
July 1, 2005
ISBN #0505526247
EAN #9780505526243
368 pages
Paperback

 
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HIGHLAND MAGIC
by Tess Mallory

Highland Dream series: Book 3

The only thing more heated than Dr. Samantha Riley's arguments with time-traveler Duncan Campbell is the one passionate night they shared, a night Sam longs to forget. But when lightning strikes the time crystals at Jacob's Well, she ends up trapped in ancient Scotland with the irritating and irresistible Scotsman. Mistaken for the Queen of the Fairies, Sam claims Duncan as her consort, and delights in ordering him around..until she learns he is there to save a Scottish princess. If he is, why does he take Sam in his arms nightly, stealing kisses and caresses, before turning away with a groan? The whole tangle makes her head and heart ache.

 

Don't miss the first two books in this exciting series:

Highland Dream series: Book 1 ~ Highland Dream
Highland Dream series: Book 2 ~ Highland Fling
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Simon & Schuster
July 1, 2005
ISBN #0743471083
EAN #9780743471084
384 pages
Paperback

 
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MY SHADOW WARRIOR
by Jen Holling

MacDonell Brides Trilogy: Book 3

Acclaimed author Jen Holling presents the stunning final novel in her sensual trilogy, set against the windswept hills of Scotland, about a trio of sisters with witchcraft — and passion — in their blood.

Rose, the youngest of the MacDonell sisters, is more concerned with her father's mysterious illness than with her impending marriage to her childhood sweetheart. A gifted but frustrated healer, she decides to beg help from William MacKay — a reclusive laird who is renowned not only for his ferocity, but also for his healing powers. Denied entry to his fortress in the cold, harsh mountains of the far northwestern highlands, Rose uses cunning to force her way in, and William is duly intrigued with this bold slip of a girl. But securing his help may not be enough to save Rose's father. For there is something darker at work in the glen, something more powerful than William's and Rose's magic combined, and only the soul-deep passion that shadows their mutual desire can help their love prevail.

Don't miss the first two books in this exciting series:
MacDonell Brides Trilogy: Book 1 ~ My Wicked Highlander
MacDonell Brides Trilogy: Book 2 ~ My Devilish Scotsman
 
Brides of Bloodstone Trilogy:
Book 1 ~ Tempted By Your Touch
Book 2 ~ Tamed By Your Desire
Book 3 ~ Captured by Your Kiss
Additional Scottish Romances:
A Time For Dreams
Forever My Lady
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Love Spell
May 1, 2005
ISBN #0505526395
EAN #9780505526397
Paperback

 
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CELTIC FIRE
by Joy Nash


Captured by the enemy, Rhiannon, the rightful ruler of the Celts and a beautiful witch, succumbs to forbidden passion with Roman commander Lucius Aquila who needs her help in deciphering his strange visions.

 

 

 

 

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LPublishAmerica, Inc.
November 1, 2000
ISBN #142414826X
EAN #9781424148264
Trade Size

 
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THE PIPES ARE CALLING
by Loretta A. Murphy


Single mother Maggie Carroll longs to go to Ireland, but two young daughters and financial troubles take precedence until she enters a contest on the internet that leads her closer to her dreams than she ever imagined. Irishman Galen Devlin, working the tourism trade in post-9/11 New York City, is a lonely bachelor longing for love. Both have a distant shared past that includes Thomas Terrance O’Toole, a modern-day leprechaun with matchmaking on his mind. The Irish ballad “Danny Boy” often brings tears to the eyes of those longing for home.

Join Maggie and Galen in The Pipes Are Calling, as they share a homeward journey that includes the true saga of the Molly Maguires, a 19th-century group of impoverished Irish immigrants struggling for labor rights against the rough backdrop of the Pennsylvania hard coal industry. And listen…the bittersweet strains of the pipes may be calling you.

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Love Spell
February 1, 2006
ISBN #0505525879
EAN #9780505525871
336 pages
Paperback
 
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GODDESS OF EIRE
by Janeen O'Kerry


The goddess Eriu waited. The new Ard-Ri, high king of all Ireland, had been chosen, elected by his people to enter the Mound of Kings and to induce her to accept him as a wife would a husband. He would be difficult to resist if she were judging on strength and beauty alone; Parlan was as potent a mortal as any she had seen. But to be Ard-Ri required wisdom. Was it wise for Parlan to believe he might win the hand of a goddess? Such pride brought tragedy, the wrath of the most potent magics of Eire. No, Parlan could not succeed. And yet, did part of her long for his victory? Yes, when Eriu considered Parlan she trembled, for here was finally a man who might be worthy. If only he passed the tests to come.

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Onyx
October 7, 2003
ISBN #0451411137
EAN #9780451411136
368 pages
Paperback
 
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MEN IN KILTS
by Katie MacAlister


What do they wear under those things?

So far, Kathie Williams has made a good showing as the only American at a mystery writers' conference in Manchester— what with that falling asleep in public thing behind her.

The sight of Iain MacLaren wakes her up. Clad in a deliciously woolly sweater, the burly Scotsman seems to be holding up a wall at the cocktail party. So Kathie makes her move...and winds up stark naked with him in bed, where his thick Scottish brogue, thick manly chest, and thick... other parts...drive her to do things she's never done before. Like fall in love.

And if things aren't moving fast enough—and on the wrong side of the road, no less—Kathie is about to visit Iain's sheep farm in the Scottish Highlands and meet his sons. She's feeling a wee bit nervous. Because she can't tell where this mad affair is going—except north...

**note: Contemporary Non-Paranormal


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Warner Books
August 1, 2001
ISBN #0446610259
EAN #9780446610254
400 pages
Paperback


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DEVIL IN A KILT
by Sue-Ellen Welfonder


A Fiery Angel, A Coldhearted Devil, And A Marriage Hotter Than Hell!

Linnet MacDonnell was the youngest of seven sisters, and not the family beauty. With her flame-bright red hair, sharp tongue, and strange gift of second-sight, no man wanted her. But the devil would take her. Bartered as a bride to her father's long-sworn enemy, the nobly born Highlander Duncan MacKenzie of Kintail, she had no choice but to enter a marriage with a man rumored to have murdered his first wife and said to possess neither heart nor soul.

Forbidding and proud, Duncan MacKenzie wanted only one thing from his new bride -- to use her special gift to determine if young Robbie was truly his son. He never expected the MacDonnell lass to stubbornly follow her heart, chase away the darkness in his castle with light and laughter, and ignite a raging fire in his blood. How dare she defy him, and tempt a devil like him to feel what he feared most of all --- love!

 
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Onyx
October 1, 1998
ISBN #0451408381
EAN #9780451408389
Paperback


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THE STARRY CHILD
by Lynn Hanna


Since the tragic death of her father, eight-year-old Sasha Nielson has not spoken a word. Her mother, Rainey, has taken her to doctors and therapists, but medical science has not found the cause or the cure for Sasha's silence. There are days when her behavior is baffling, even potentially dangerous, particularly during lightning storms. The authorities threaten to take her away and time is running out.

One man sees beyond Sasha's actions. Matt Macinnes is a gifted professor of ancient languages, a man who senses that there is a key to Sasha's silence, that she may in fact be guarding a secret of such profound and terrifying dimensions that it staggers the imagination. Could this All- American little girl truly be carrying around the restless soul of an exiled Celtic queen of old?

THE STARRY CHILD is a spellbinding adventure, a tale as timeless as the mystic legends of the ancients, yet as vibrant and alive as those whose fates now hang in the balance. It's the story of a young widow who learns that her own destiny is forever tied to an undying love held in trust in the heart of a little girl.

 
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Love Spell
February 1, 2003
ISBN #0505525313
EAN #9788050552534
368 pages
Paperback


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THE SELKIE
by Melanie Jackson


While
the technology of the wars had changed the face of Europe, some things stayed the same; the tempestuous Scottish coast and the surrounding sea remained a place of unquenchable magic and mystery. Sequestered at Fintry Castle by the whim of her mistress, Hexy Garrow spared seven tears for her past -- all of which were swallowed by the waves. By joining the water, those tears completed a ritual, and that ritual summoned a prince. He came for Hexy -- and for something she didn't know she had stolen. His very nature went against all Hexy had ever believed, but his love was everything she'd ever desired. And he'd come not to collect her for the insatiable ocean, but for himself.

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Avon Books
March 1, 1998
ISBN #0380790904

EAN #9780380790906
Paperback

 
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A WELL FAVORED GENTLEMAN
by Christina Dodd


A LADY OF MYSTERY

Where has she been? The rumors fly throughout the Scottish countryside about Lady Alanna, the beautiful and mysterious displaced mistress of Fionnaway Manor. And now she has emerged from hiding, only to find her beloved estate besieged by greedy relatives. . .and coveted by a darkly handsome Englishman.

A WELL FAVORED GENTLEMAN

Ian Fairchild knows that Fionnaway belongs to him alone. For years he yearned for the cherished place where he passed his childhood. He can secure his rights to the manor only through marriage with the enigmatic Alanna, but the exquisite hellion has warned him at knifepoint to leave her house.

Now with skill and charm, Ian must penetrate the lady's defenses, and boldly lay claim to her body and spirit. But first he must prove himself worthy, and he holds the power to enchant and delight, inflame and inspire. . .and to convince this lady her true home is in her lover's heart.

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Ace Books
January 1, 2003
ISBN #0441010504

EAN #9780441010509
352 pages
Paperback

 
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SON OF THE SWORD
by J. Ardian Lee


"Ancient sword of my people, bring me a hero, to save from tyranny the sons and daughters of this land. Let a Matheson lay hands on you and become that hero."

So speaks the faerie Sianann as she musters what is left of her powers in a desperate attempt to save her beloved homeland. In 1713, Scotland's Jacobite rebels face their darkest hour. They need new blood, a new leader to help them fight English oppression. And they are about to get one...

Dylan Matheson is an ordinary guy with ordinary problems: family, girlfriend-the usual. But he likes his life, living above the dojo where he teaches martial arts and swordfighting. Then one day at a Medieval Faire, he sees a magnificent broadsword. He takes it in hand-and is transported to a time and place he's only read about.

Now Dylan Matheson, ordinary guy, is about to embark upon an extraordinary adventure. And it will take all of his skills-plus a bit of magic-just to survive.

 

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Bantam
April 1, 1999
ISBN #0
553579231
EAN #9780553579239
405 pages
Paperback

 
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THE LEGEND MACKINNON
by Donna Kauffman


Three centuries ago in Scotland a curse was born of the long-standing feud between the Claren and the MacKinnon clans. Now, generations later, destiny has decreed that three women, the last of the Claren line, be granted one final chance to set things right.

Maggie, Cailean, and Delaney Claren are three cousins who grow up unaware of one another-until an inheritance brings them together. Now mysterious journals and the deed to an ancient Scottish castle will bring them face-to-face with the warriors at the heart of the MacKinnon family, three brothers sentenced to cruel fates by a terrible curse.

Duncan is trapped in the form of a ghost, Rory must live an immortal life alone, and Alexander has been wrenched by time from the past to the present, with no way back. Ferociously compelling, dangerously relentless, they are bound by no mortal laws-except desire for the three Claren women. The journals speak of one key that can break the powerful spell. And finding that key will plunge them all into a world of unforeseeable danger and tantalizing desire....

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Jove (Time Passages)
November 1, 1999
ISBN #0
515126837
EAN #9780515126839
304 pages
Paperback

 
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A MATTER OF TIME
by Terri Brisbin

Book 2 of the MacKendimen series


Douglas MacKendimen was conceived during his parents' extraordinary adventures in 1350 Scotland. Now a successful physician, Douglas is called back ...

Caitlin, daughter of the MacKendimen clan's healer, has a special gift - she heals with her touch. She saves Douglas' life but her bigger challenge is facing his lack of faith in her gift and in her ...

Brought together and through time by Fate, Douglas and Caitlin face opposition and struggle as they fall in love. But, remember ... it's just a matter of time.

MacKendimen series:
Book 1
~
A Love Through Time - 1998
Book 3 ~ Once Forbidden (non para) - 2002

Non Paranormal Romances set in Scotland

The Maid of Lorne - 2006
Taming the Highlander - 2006

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