Fresh Pick for Thursday, March 17th, 2016 is LORDS OF IRELAND by Kimberly Cates, Anna Markland, Eliza Knight, Kathryn Le Veque, Donna Fletcher, Christi Caldwell
A Multi Genre collection of passionate Irish tales
Le Veque… Knight… Fletcher… Caldwell… Cates… Markland.
Welcome to the LORDS OF IRELAND MULTI-GENRE ROMANCE collection!
Six of the top names in Historical Romance have come together to bring you these great and passionate tales from Ireland. Where soft winds blow and the green grass of Eire breeds epic heroes and fiery women, you will find tales to sate your passion and warm your heart. This collection includes:
Black Sword by Kathryn Le Veque – In this unconventional love story, an Irish rebel and the sister of his English enemy find passion in the midst of a great uprising.
My Lady of Deception by Christi Caldwell – A daughter of a traitor falls for her father’s prisoner. When the carefully crafted lies she’s built between them begin to crumble, the lady realizes she will do anything to prove her love and loyalty to her father’s prisoner – even it means at the expense of her own life.
A Knight’s Victory by Eliza Knight – Sir Michael Devereux has fallen for Lady Elena. When sinister ambitions of people in their midst threatens their safety, Michael and Elena will have to make a choice that could mean life or death and has them asking – does love really conquer all?
The Irish Devil by Donna Fletcher – Eric of Shanekill is promised a bride and and chooses Faith, a shunned daughter of a mighty lord. Can a beauty tame the Irish devil or will he lead her into sin?
Dark Irish Knight by Anna Markland – A fast paced adventure filled with intrigue and a poignant romance that blossoms between this unlikely pair. And what would an Irish tale be without a touch of the paranormal?
Lily Fair by Kimberly Cates – In an Ireland divided between druid mystics and the faith of St. Patrick, Niall of the Seven Betrayals must make a choice – kill the innocent maid who trusts herself to his protection or betray his king and have all hope of regaining his honor snatched away—along with his life.
Enjoy these six passionate stories for a limited time!
Anna Markland is a Canadian author with a keen interest in genealogy. She writes medieval romance about family honour, ancestry and roots. Her novels are intimate love stories full of passion and adventure. Following a successful career in teaching, Anna transformed her love of writing and history into engaging works of fiction. Prior to becoming a fiction author, she published numerous family histories. One of the things she enjoys most about writing historical romance is the in-depth research required to provide the reader with an authentic medieval experience.
Eliza Knight is the multi-published author of sizzling historical romance and erotic romance. While not reading, writing or researching for her latest book, she chases after her three children. In her spare time (if there is such a thing…) she likes daydreaming, wine-tasting, traveling, hiking, staring at the stars, watching movies, shopping and visiting with family and friends. She lives atop a small mountain, and enjoys cold winter nights when she can curl up in front of a roaring fire with her own knight in shining armor. Visit Eliza’s website or her historical blog, History Undressed, which was recently mentioned in a feature article in The Wall Street Journal.
Kathryn Le Veque is an award-winning, nationally best selling Historical Romance author consistently ranked in the top 100 authors of the genre. Kathryn has taken the Medieval Romance world by storm and is a dominant presence in the category with several novels always in Amazon’s Top 100 rankings. If there’s a Medieval Romance list, chances are that Kathryn is on it.
Kathryn’s Medieval Historicals have been called ‘detailed’, ‘highly romantic’, and ‘character-rich’. She believes that total immersion in a time period is essential to creating the perfect story. More than that, she writes for both women AND men – an unusual crossover for a romance author – and Kathryn has many male readers who enjoy her stories because of the male perspective, the action, and the adventure.
Although Kathryn’s passion is her Medievals, she is very proficient at writing Contemporary Adventure Romances, two of which that are currently being adapted into screenplays.
Kathryn is the author of 50 novels and counting.
Donna Fletcher is a USA Today bestselling author. It was her love of reading that started it all. Her mother fed her passion by signing her up for a Young Adult book club, and from then on she was never without a book. Whether in a car, on a bus, train or plane or simply standing on line, she read.
Donna has written thirty historical romances and part of the fun in writing she admits is doing the research. Getting lost in Scotland in 1514 proved exciting and learning about pirates and the high seas thrilled and surprised her. Her four paranormal romances, Wedding Spell, Magical Moments and Magical Memories, Remember the Magic took her into the world of magic though it is not a foreign place to her. She has studied the mystical arts over the years and finds them fascinating.
But it is with her characters she has the most fun. She loves giving life to fresh and exciting characters and they never cease to surprise and inspire her. She feels their excitement as they face the pleasures and pitfalls of falling in love, for love is truly a grand adventure and Donna is definitely as adventurous as her characters.
Her own adventures have taken her to England, Ireland and Scotland. She has walked the fields were battles were fought centuries ago, toured haunted castles, stood where beheading was commonplace, explored the mystic mounds of long ago and collected a plethora of memories and research that will live long in her heart and mind.
She has also traveled in the USA, climbing the red rocks of Sedona, Arizona, conversing with the manatees and dolphins in Marco Island, Florida, listening to the whispers of ghosts in the old homes of historic Savanna, Georgia and enjoying the Cajun food and music of New Orleans.
Having been born and bred in New Jersey Donna travels frequently within the tri-state area visiting the museums in New York City, catching the fall foliage upstate New York, exploring the quaint and unique shops in New Hope, PA and enjoying life on the Jersey shore.
Donna feels her life is rich and full having three terrific sons, two fantastic daughter-in-laws, two grandchildren who bring her endless joy, great friends and a crazy black, one-eyed cat named Bear and a spoiled calico named Cleo.
USA Today Bestselling author, Christi Caldwell blames Judith McNaught’s “Whitney, My Love,” for luring her into the world of historical romance. While sitting in her graduate school apartment at the University of Connecticut, Christi decided to set aside her notes and try her hand at writing romance. She believes the most perfect heroes and heroines have imperfections and she rather enjoys tormenting them before crafting a well-deserved happily ever after!
Christi makes her home in Southern Connecticut where she spends her time writing, chasing around her feisty six-year old son and caring for her twin princesses in training!
Christi loves to hear from readers. To learn more about what she is working on, you can find her on Facebook at Christi Caldwell Author, Twitter @ChristiCaldwell, or visit her website.
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