As King Robert the Bruce of Scotland plots to retake his English occupied castles, he needs the stealth and skill of his elite soldiers, the Highland Guard. Fearless and indomitable, no men are more loyal to their king, or cherished by the women they love. The talents of legendary marksman Gregor "Arrow" MacGregor are crucial now, as Bruce moves to reclaim his Scottish holdings. Gregor is considered the most handsome man in Scotland, and his fame as an archer is rivaled only by his reputation with the lasses as a heartbreaker. But when his infamous face is exposed during a covert mission, Gregor is forced to lay low. He returns home only to find a new battle waiting: a daring game of seduction involving his now very grown up and very desirable ward, Cate of Lochmaben. A born fighter, Cate was clinging to life when Gregor rescued her after a vicious English raid on her village left her mother dead. But five years later, the once scrappy orphan Gregor took under his protection has become a woman. Brave, strong, and skilled in warfare, Cate is determined to lay claim to the warrior who refuses to be trapped. The heat in his eyes tells her she has his attention . . . and his desire. But will Gregor allow his heart to surrender before danger finds them, and the truth of Cate's identity is revealed?
Monica McCarty's novels of Scottish historical romance are the gold standard in a genre known for sensual intrigue. In this riveting trilogy, the men and women of the Campbell clan lose themselves in the velvet darkness of passionate nights, play deadly games of murder and treason, and fight to forge a love as strong as the sword that rules the Highlands. This up-all-night eBook bundle includes: HIGHLAND WARRIOR The ruthless enforcer of Scotland's most powerful clan, Jamie Campbell will use any means necessary to vanquish unrest among the feuding Highlanders, but when he poses as a suitor to a rival clan's daughter, the line between duty and pleasure is suddenly blurred. Caitrina Lamont has no intention of forsaking her father and brothers for a husband--especially a hated Campbell. But Jamie's raw, sensual strength and searing kiss melt her resistance. When her idyllic world is shattered, Caitrina finds that her only hope lies in the arms of the enemy. HIGHLAND OUTLAW Handsome and dangerous, Patrick MacGregor is a wanted man who will stop at nothing to save his outlawed clan, even if it means marrying Elizabeth Campbell, the daughter of his worst enemy. Yet the flaxen-haired beauty makes him want much more than revenge. Inside the shy and dutiful Lizzie, a passionate woman longs to emerge. So when the piercing emerald eyes of a stranger spark a desperate hunger, she surrenders to Patrick's glorious seduction--unaware that his daring deception has just found its one and only chance for redemption. HIGHLAND SCOUNDREL Framed for a crime he did not commit, Duncan Campbell has returned to the Highlands to clear his name. After ten years in exile, Duncan is drawn to the headstrong girl who once betrayed him--and who now shows him the bad end of a pistol. No longer a starry-eyed girl but a woman with dangerous secrets, Jeannie Gordon cannot forgive Duncan's shattering mistrust of her nor can she sign his death warrant by turning him in. Soon passion flares hotter and bolder than before, sealing a fate the onetime lovers can no longer deny.
AN ELITE FIGHTING FORCE UNLIKE THE WORLD HAS EVER SEEN . . . Scouring the darkest corners of the Highlands and Western Isles, Robert the Bruce handpicks ten warriors to help him in his quest to free Scotland from English rule. They are the best of the best, chosen for their superior skills in each discipline of warfare. And to lead his secret Highland Guard, Bruce chooses the greatest warrior of all. The ultimate Highland warlord and a swordsman without equal, Tor MacLeod has no intention of being drawn into Scotland's war against the English. Dedicated to his clan, the fiercely independent chief answers to no one--especially not to his alluring new bride, bartered to him in a bid to secure his command of the deadliest fighting force the world has ever seen. The treacherous chit who made her way to Tor's bed may have won his hand, but she will never claim his heart.Although her husband's reputation is as fierce as his manner, Christina Fraser believes that something softer hides beneath his brutal shell. But the only warmth she feels is in their bed, in glorious moments of white-hot desire that disappear with the dawn. When Christina's reckless bid to win her husband's love goes awry and thrusts them into danger on the eve of war, Tor will face his ultimate battle: to save his wife and to open his heart--before it's too late.From the Paperback edition.
Poseedor de un agudo olfato político, el implacable y poderoso caudillo Jamie Campbell está decidido a pacificar una Escocia agitada. Para ello, finge pedir matrimonio a la mimada hija del jefe del clan de los Lamont, con el objetivo de averiguar si estos esconden a algún MacGregor, un clan proscrito. Pero entre los planes de Jamie no estaba enamorarse de la bella fierecilla que es Caitrina Lamont. Ella está resuelta a luchar con todas sus fuerzas contra la pasión que la devora y que amenaza con cambiar para siempre la vida de su clan.
El tercer libro de la serie de La Guardia de los Highlanders.Arthur "el Guardián» Campbell" destaca por su destreza para seguir rastros, la agudeza de sus sentidos y su capacidad de fundirse con la oscuridad. Es el espía perfecto y el rey Bruce tiene un encargo para él: debe infiltrarse en el clan cuyo jefe asesinó a su padre. Con el corazón sediento de sangre, Arthur comenzará la misión sin saber que el mayor obstáculo al que deberá enfrentarse será la hija de su enemigo mortal, una dulce sirena de cabellos de miel cuya mayor habilidad es detectar el rastro del engaño.Intrigada por el apuesto y rudo recién llegado, Anna McDougall no puede evitar sentirse atraída por esos ojos que la devoran y parecen contradecir a las palabras. Cuando el peligro, la traición y la sombra de la guerra se cierna sobre ellos, el Guardián deberá tomar la decisión más importante a que se ha enfrentado su corazón: ¿el amor o la venganza?
El primer libro de la trilogía de La Guardia de los Highlanders.Nadie en toda la nación maneja la espada como Tor MacLeod. Es un hombre independiente, que se debe a su clan y jamás ha rendido cuentas a nadie... y mucho menos a su nueva esposa, fruto de un pacto para atraerlo a la unidad de guerreros más letal de Escocia. La muchacha que se ha colado en su cama quizá haya obtenido su mano, pero nunca tendrá su corazón.Christina Fraser está convencida de que bajo el brutal caparazón de Tor se esconde una persona amable. Por ahora, el único calor está en los momentos de pasión y gloria que comparten en la cama y desaparecen al alba. Sin embargo, cuando esté a punto de estallar la guerra contra Inglaterra, Christina caerá en una trampa mortal y Tor se enfrentará a la batalla definitiva: salvar a su esposa y abrir su corazón# antes de que sea demasiado tarde.
Erik MacSorley es un navegante experto que jamás ha sido doblegado por tormenta o mujer alguna... hasta el día que rescata del mar a una muchacha. Un aspecto vulgar enmascara sin embargo su identidad: se trata de lady Elyne de Burgh, la hija del noble más poderoso de Irlanda. Pero aún peor es que esta encantadora sirena parezca a la vez fogosa e impenetrable, y Erik no tendrá sino que redoblar su empeño para averiguar la verdad.Este tipo de retos pueden hacer olvidar la guerra a cualquiera, pero no a Erik. Sospecha también que Ellie esconde algunos secretos que podrían poner en peligro la misión que le ha sido encomendada: permitir el regreso del rey Bruce a Escocia para reclamar el trono. Mientras la batalla por un rey y un país se libra entre las orillas de Escocia e Irlanda, ¿conseguirá Ellie domar al guerrero legendario a quien todos llaman el Halcón?Una marea de pasión arrolladora.
THE LEGEND OF THE HIGHLAND GUARD CONTINUES. . . . Handpicked by Robert the Bruce to help him in his quest to free Scotland from English rule, the elite warriors of the Highland Guard face their darkest days. When Bruce is forced to flee, his bid for freedom rests on the shoulders of one extraordinary warrior. Erik MacSorley is a brilliant seafarer who has never encountered a wind he could not harness or a woman he could not win--until he drags a wet, half-naked "nursemaid" out of the waters off the Irish coast. Ellie's ordinary appearance belies the truth: She is in fact Lady Elyne de Burgh, the spirited daughter of the most powerful noble in Ireland. Worse, this irresistible woman is determined to prove herself immune to Erik's charms--a challenge he cannot resist. Her captor may look every inch a rugged warrior, but Ellie vows that it will take more than a wickedly suggestive caress to impress her. Yet Erik will sweep away Ellie's resistance with a desire that resonates deep within her heart. Still, he is a man driven by loyalty, and she is a woman with secrets that could jeopardize Bruce's chance to reclaim his throne. As the battle for king and country sounds across the shores, will Ellie's love be enough to finally tame the legend known as the Hawk? Surrender to the pleasure of this novel from the Highland Guard seriesFrom the Paperback edition.
New York Times bestselling author Monica McCarty has established herself as a favorite in the world of Scottish romance. Her sensual Highland Guard novels, tales of elite warriors and the remarkable women they love, just keep getting better and better. Now the first five books in the series are available in one sizzling eBook bundle: THE CHIEF THE HAWK THE RANGER THE VIPER THE SAINT With the death of William Wallace, Scotland's struggle for independence from English rule seems all but doomed to failure. But in her darkest hour, the torch for freedom will be lit once more by Robert "the Bruce." Scouring the darkest corners of the Highlands, the Bruce handpicks ten warriors to form an elite fighting force unlike any the world has ever seen. They are the best of the best in each discipline of warfare: Tor "the Chief" MacLeod, a swordsman without equal; Erik "the Hawk" MacSorley, a brilliant seafarer who has never encountered a wind he could not harness or a woman he could not win; Arthur "the Ranger" Campbell, a renowned scout who blends into the shadows deep behind enemy lines; Lachlan "the Viper" MacRuairi, a stealthy rogue to enlist but not to trust; and Magnus "the Saint" MacKay, the ultimate Highlander: tough, resourceful, and able to navigate and survive in the most extreme of conditions. The warriors of the Highland Guard fight to defend their country--but they live to capture hearts.
From the bestselling author of "Highland Unchained" comes the second novel in her rich, romantic Campbell Trilogy, chronicling the dark secrets and fierce desires of two proud Scottish clans.
Framed for a crime he did not commit, Duncan Campbell, the illegitimate son of a chieftain, returns to the Highlands after 10 years in exile, determined to prove his innocence and claim his love, in this final novel of McCarty's Highland trilogy. Original.
From the bestselling author of "Highlander Unchained" comes the exciting first book in a new back-to-back trilogy chronicling the dark secrets and fierce desires of two proud Scottish clans.
El segundo libro de la trilogía de los Campbell.Patrick MacGregor es un hombre que posee el espíritu duro y tenaz de quien pertenece a un clan proscrito. No se detendrá ante nada para salvar a su gente de la destrucción, incuso si eso conlleva involucrar en un audaz engaño a Elizabeth Campbell, la hija de su peor enemigo. Tras una apariencia tímida y laboriosa, pugna por salir a la luz una mujer dispuesta a amar, capaz de, cuando un bello y misterioso guerrero la rescata de una emboscada, invitarlo a quedarse a su lado.La dulzura de la doncella penetra en las frías profundidades del alma desolada de Patrick, y provoca en él sentimientos encontrados, muy superiores a la venganza que planea. Seducida por sus besos y embelesada por el peligro que lo rodea, Elizabeth sucumbe a la promesa que le lanza la mirada de este hombre atormentado y rebosante de misterio.Monica McCarty descubrió el mundo de las costumbres escocesas medievales mientras estudiaba historia del derecho. Con sus dos trilogías ambientadas en ese mundo, la autora ha conquistado rápidamente al público de ambas orillas del Atlántico.
Rory MacLeod es un poderoso jefe escocés que solo guarda lealtad a su clan. Odia profundamente a los MacDonald, aunque un pacto con este clan rival lo ha obligado a un matrimonio con Isabel MacDonald, una esposa que no desea ni tiene intención de mantener. Pero Rory no había previsto que esta fascinante mujer pondría a prueba su temple de hierro y desataría la pasión salvaje que hierve bajo su bárbara apariencia. Con el don de una belleza sin par, Isabel está dispuesta a emplear todos los medios a su alcance para descubrir los secretos más recónditos de su marido. Sin embargo, se sorprende cuando Rory despierta en ella ardientes fantasías. Ahora Isabel ha encontrado la felicidad con la que siempre había soñado... precisamente con el hombre al que debe traicionar.
Lachlan MacLean se ha encontrado con bastante más de lo que esperaba. Este jefe de clan bregado en mil batallas acaba de secuestrar a la bella heredera de un clan enemigo y tiene intención de cortejarla y pedirla en matrimonio. Pero a este brusco hombretón no se le dan muy bien las artes de la seducción, y mucho menos con esta mujer exasperante y terca. Sin embargo, cuando una maldición pone en peligro la vida de Flora, Lachlan se da cuenta de que su estratagema quizá acabe arrojando réditos amorosos.
Duncan Campbell posee todos los atributos que corresponden a un jefe de clan escocés. Salvo uno: no es legítimo. Desterrado por un crimen que no cometió, se ha forjado en el continente una reputación de mercenario salvaje. Pero Duncan regresa a Escocia para limpiar su nombre y encontrar a la mujer que le traicionó pese a ser su amante. Sin embargo, poco después de sorprenderla mientras nada en un lago, termina encañonado por un arcabuz.A Jeannie Grant siempre le han dicho que es impulsiva como su madre, que por amor trajo la destrucción su clan. Jeannie nunca lo creyó hasta que conoció a Duncan Campbell. No era un marido adecuado para la hija de un poderoso caudillo, pero ella le dio su inocencia. Y él le falló. Tras tanto tiempo, el hombre al que ha disparado no se parece en nada al sinvergüenza de antaño. Pronto se destapará un secreto mortal, y no solo penderá de un hilo su amor perdido, sino sus propias vidas.Monica McCarty descubrió el mundo de las costumbres escocesas medievales mientras estudiaba historia del derecho. Con sus dos trilogías ambientadas en ese mundo, la autora ha conquistado rápidamente al público de ambas orillas del Atlántico.
Lachlan Maclean will do whatever it takes to protect his clan--even if it means abducting the most willful woman in the Highlands with the secret intention of wooing her for marriage. A born searing sensual leader possessing brute strength, and an imposing command, Lachlan is unprepared for the beautiful spitfire Flora MacLeod, who jeopardizes his plans to save his clan, and digs beneath his hard, chiseled exterior to expose a tenderness that may be his undoing.
Alex MacLeod's virile physique, fearsome reputation, and renowned fighting skills have helped him master to perfection the role of a hardened mercenary. On a secret mission to protect his clan, he must keep his true purpose well hidden. But his dangerous endeavor is threatened by a beautiful woman he saves from outlaws, never dreaming she will appear at court and put his plans in jeopardy. Meg Mackinnon needs a strong husband by her side to defend her clan's holdings, but her search has been hampered...
Rory MacLeod is a bold and powerful Highland Chief with only one allegiance--to his clan. He vows revenge against the rival MacDonald clan, though duty demands a handfast marriage to Isabel MacDonald--a bride he does not want and has no intention of keeping. But Rory couldn't have anticipated the captivating woman who challenges his steely control, and unleashes the untamed passion simmering beneath his fierce exterior. Blessed with incomparable beauty, Isabel MacDonald is prepared to use every means possible--including seduction--to uncover her husband's most guarded secrets. Instead Rory awakens Isabel's deepest desires and her sweetest fantasies. Now Isabel has found the happiness she's always dreamed of with the very man she must betray, and discovers that passion can be far more dangerous than revenge.
The war for Scotland's freedom continues as King Robert the Bruce battles on. At his command is an elite army of trained warriors, soldiers dedicated to their king, their country--and to the remarkable women they love. Prized for his unbeatable tracking skills, Ewen "Hunter" Lamont accepts a dangerous assignment: locate a missing undercover courier. But this is no ordinary target. Ewen has met his prey before as "Sister Genna," a fiery, forbidden woman forever etched in his memory after one stolen, sinful kiss. Now that he knows her real identity, he's more determined than ever to keep her safe. But without the protection of the veil between them, fighting the allure of the beautiful lass may be the toughest battle this extraordinary warrior has ever faced. After her ill-fated attempt three years ago to rescue her twin sister, Janet of Mar has found salvation acting as a royal messenger--until she surrenders to a darkly handsome warrior whose rough, sensual kisses stir feelings the woman in her can't deny. But when betrayal leads to danger, and a crucial communiqué is put in jeopardy, Janet has no choice but to put her faith in the hunter who can find anything--perhaps even her heart.
Praised by Julia London as "breathless" and "enthralling," Monica McCarty's novels featuring the MacLeods of Skye have won the hearts and minds of romance readers with riveting historical adventure, delightfully independent heroines, and the steamiest Scottish warriors this side of the Highlands. Now McCarty's unforgettable trilogy is available in a single eBook bundle: HIGHLANDER UNTAMED Rory MacLeod is a powerful Highland Chief with only one allegiance--to his clan. He vows revenge against the rival MacDonald clan, though duty demands a handfast marriage to Isabel MacDonald--a bride he has no intention of keeping. Blessed with incomparable beauty, Isabel is prepared to use every means possible--including seduction--to uncover her husband's most guarded secrets. Instead Rory awakens Isabel's deepest desires and her sweetest fantasies. Now Isabel has found the happiness she's always dreamed of . . . with the very man she must betray. HIGHLANDER UNMASKED A hardened mercenary on a secret mission to protect his clan, Alex MacLeod must keep his true purpose hidden. But his dangerous endeavor is threatened by a beautiful woman he saves from outlaws, never dreaming she will appear at court and put his plans in jeopardy. As Meg Mackinnon challenges Alex--the midnight rescuer whose smoldering blue eyes and raw sensuality left her breathless--to reveal his secrets, the stakes grow perilously high, especially for the bold woman who dares to unmask a highlander. HIGHLANDER UNCHAINED A born leader possessing brute strength, Lachlan Maclean will do whatever it takes to protect his clan--even if it means abducting the most willful woman in the Highlands. But Lachlan is unprepared for the beautiful spitfire who digs beneath his chiseled exterior. Flora MacLeod is determined to avoid her mother's fate of being bartered away as a marriage prize. Vowing to make her captor pay, she boldly engages him in a battle of wills, sweetening the challenge with dangerous passion-even as the deadly ghosts of a past tragedy reach out to thwart a love that has yet to be spoken.
Chosen to help Robert the Bruce in his quest to free Scotland from English rule and claim his crown, the legendary team of warriors known as the Highland Guard battles on. Embedded deep behind enemy lines, Arthur "Ranger" Campbell is prized for his razor-sharp senses and his ability to blend into the shadows. But when Arthur infiltrates the clan of the chieftain who murdered his father, his heart is locked on revenge. Inside he faces unexpected resistance from the sweetest of obstacles-a honey-haired siren who is his enemy's daughter. Intrigued by this ruggedly handsome newcomer to her father's forces, the vivacious, enchanting Anna MacDougall is a woman whose skill at uncovering deception rivals Arthur's own. Though yearning for a quiet life with a good man to love, Anna is drawn to this mysterious knight whose eyes devour her but whose words push her away. As danger, treachery, and the threat of looming war draw them closer into each other's arms, a warrior made of steel must make a choice from the heart: love or revenge.
Scotland's King Robert the Bruce is retaking his kingdom from the invading English. To win, he'll need all the grit and courage of his elite band of warriors, the Highland Guard, men who fight without fear and love without limits. Fiery, aggressive, and bold, Kenneth Sutherland is a true champion--skilled with any weapon and driven to win. Now Kenneth is ready for his greatest challenge: joining Robert the Bruce's secret army to fight among the elite. Kenneth's best chance to attain that honor is by winning the Highland Games. Focused and prepared for victory, he is caught off guard by a lovely wisp of a woman--and a stolen moment of wicked seduction. Her innocent arousal and her shameless hunger fire his blood. He will win his place in the guard--and in Mary of Mar's bed. The ruggedly handsome hero-in-the-making stirs a heart that should know better. Mary vows that her surrender will be sport only--no promises, no heartbreak, just one night of incredible passion. Nothing, she swears, will persuade her to give up her hard-wrought independence and put her fate in the hands of another powerful man. But with every gentle touch and heart-pounding kiss, Kenneth makes her want more. Now Mary wants his heart. But is this determined champion willing to surrender everything for love?
Robert the Bruce consolidates lands and loyalty in a bold war for Scotland's independence, as his elite team of warriors, the Highland Guard, fight for king, country . . . and love. Magnus MacKay is the ultimate Highlander: tough, proud, able to master any terrain and to best his enemies. Called "the Saint" for his refusal to discuss women, as well as for his cool and steady leadership, Magnus hides a painful truth. It isn't virtue or piety that keeps him silent, but a wound of love and loss that cuts so deep he cannot bear to speak of it. But when the woman who refused him is betrothed to his friend and fellow Guardsman, Magnus is tested by love's battle cry. A wild and innocent beauty, Helen chose family duty over her desire for Magnus. Now the anger in his eyes mirrors the tormented regret in her heart. But as deadly subterfuge stalks the King and his Guard, Helen vows to right her youthful mistakes with a woman's determined spirit. Still, Magnus harbors secrets and an iron will not to weaken to temptation--or heartache--again. But as danger looms, it's the kiss not of a saint, but of a sinner, that can save them.From the Paperback edition.
Meg Mackinnon sabe que debe encontrar un marido fiel que pueda afianzar el poder de su hermano, el futuro jefe del clan. Cuando Meg deja la corte para empezar la búsqueda de un pretendiente, cae víctima de la emboscada de unos forajidos. El tipo misterioso que sale en su rescate no cumple ninguno de los requisitos que ella tenía en mente, pero sí despierta en Meg una pasión innegable. Es Alex MacLeod, que se define a sí mismo como un mercenario, un hombre que no debe lealtad a nadie. Pero pronto Meg empieza a sospechar que Alex no es lo que parece, y deberá aprender a confiar en su corazón si no quiere arriesgarse a perder para siempre al hombre de su vida.«Picante, rápida y fascinante# una lectura que deja sin aliento.»Julia London