Captive of the clanTo regain control of his fractured clan Robert Matheson must take Lilidh MacLerie hostage as a bargaining tool. But Lilidh is no ordinary captive. She's the woman he once loved-and rejected!Rob's touch is etched permanently into her memory and, unaware that he was forced to repudiate their love, Lilidh has never forgotten the man who broke her heart all those years ago. Now, looking into the eyes of her captor, she no longer recognizes this fearsome leader. She should be afraid-there's no telling what he will do. But something about him excites and unnerves her in equal measure....
The Claiming of Lady JoannaTerrified by rumors about her intended's wicked ways, Lady Joanna runs away from her wedding and seeks sanctuary in a church. Will the boldly handsome Lord Braden, the so-called "Warlock of Wynwydd," woo her into his arms-or sweep her away to the altar?Highland Handfast by Joanne RockYoung widow Brenna Kirkpatrick calls upon old love Gavin Blackburn to rescue her kidnapped children. The brawny Highlander agrees-if she'll handfast with him for one year. Brenna plans to abstain from Gavin's charms, but soon realizes how tempting he can be....A Marriage in Three Acts by Miranda JarrettAct one: Lord Ross Howland engages a troupe of traveling players for a performance at his estate. Act two: The dashing earl becomes utterly enchanted by the beautiful young actress Cordelia Lyon. Act three: Will this star-crossed couple find their own happy ending?
Comfort and Joy by MARGARET MOOREAfter a terrible accident, Griffin Branwynne had given up on the joys of Christmas-until the indomitable Gwendolyn Davies arrived on his doorstep and turned his world topsy-turvy. Could the earl resist a woman who wouldn't take no for an answer?Love at First Step by TERRI BRISBINWhile visiting friends in England for the holidays, Lord Gavin MacLeod cast his eye upon the mysterious Elizabeth. She was more noble beauty than serving wench, and Gavin vowed to uncover her past at any cost....A Christmas Secret by GAIL RANSTROMMiss Charity Wardlow expected a marriage proposal from her intended while attending a Christmas wedding. But when Sir Andrew MacGregor arrived at the manor, Charity realized she wanted no one but the Scotsman with the sensual smile....
Strong, ruthless, brave and honorable, Giles Fitzhenry is a born warrior who has never been able to shake off the shame of his illegitimate birth. To save her people and lands, the lady Fayth is forced to marry this powerful Breton knight. She yearns to be rid of her unwelcome husband, although a deep desire stirs each time she looks into his piercing gaze. Now Giles has conquered all, but the ultimate battle will be for his new lady's love--and her utter surrender!
AS A BRIDE, SHE WAS WORTHLESSIndeed, Catherine de Severin could offer nothing in the way of power and land. A penniless orphan with a shadowed past, she was not a suitable match for a comte destined to control vast holdings. But Geoffrey Dumont cared not, and would defy anyone-even royalty-who kept his fair Cate from him!A loving marriage denied her, her memory a blur, Catherine de Severin had accepted her cloistered fate. But when Geoffrey Dumont, her soul-friend and truest love, abducted her from the nunnery, afire with reckless plans for a future together, her heart embraced him with a passion too strong to be denied!
All Miranda Warfield had ever wanted was to be a wife to a man, not a title, but her marriage to Adrian, Duke of Windmere, had been merely a polite ton alliance for years. Now, miraculously, the tender, loving Adrian of her youth had returned, making her feel like a bride again. But dare she trust their rekindled romance? For why was Adrian suddenly arranging clandestine meetings with his solicitor? And asking her opinions on several marriageable gentlemen of the ton? Did her husband's eyes betray a secret his ardent lips denied. . . '
Now a royal command to wed would restore all he had lost-but at what price? For though marriage to landed, beauteous Emalie Montgomerie seemed to present no hardship, his countess harbored a secret dangerous enough to destroy them both!They were bound by decree, but would they ever find happiness?Though she held her honor unblemished in her heart, Emalie Montgomerie knew coming unchaste to the bridal bed was a sin unforgivable in a noblewoman. Still, the desire flaring in Christian's eyes offered her hope. . . but would the prideful Dumont ever accept another man's babe as his own?
The Earl of Treybourne was not going to lose a public argument with a petty, scribbling journalist. So he headed for Edinburgh, disguising himself as plain Mr. Archer, eager to discover the anonymous writer. A flawless plan, until he found himself distracted by the beautiful Miss Anna Fairchild. A bluestocking long on the shelf, Anna had no desire for a husband. But she felt a strange kinship with the dashing-and enigmatic-gentleman. With secrets to hide herself, Anna was playing a dangerous game that could threaten their tenuous bond. Caught between deception and desire, could love flourish?
B>Hunt, feed, repeat. . . Deirdre Griffin didn't choose to be a vampire. But she is. And she's determined to make the most of her fate. For Deirdre that means surrendering to the raging hunger ignited by even the slightest whiff of blood-a hunger that pulses through her body like a fever, demanding release. It means making friends in dark places-and savoring every hot, salty, bitter, revitalizing drop of life force the night has to offer. . .
Harlequin® Historical brings you three new titles for one great price, available now for a limited time only from November 1 to November 30! This Harlequin® Historical bundle includes Rebel with a Heart by Carol Arens, The Highlander's Dangerous Temptation by Terri Brisbin and The Major's Guarded Heart by Isabelle Goddard.Look for six compelling new stories every month from Harlequin® Historical!
Get swept away by the romance of the Highlands in three historical romance novellas from Harlequin!The Warrior and the Rose by Brenda JoyceLady Juliana MacDougall prays for her loved ones to survive battle against Robert Bruce...but the battle comes to her when her lands are attacked by a band of Highlanders, including a man wearing the colors of her clan's worst enemy. Taken hostage by Alasdair Og, Juliana quickly learns he's as exceptional a lover as he is a ruthless warrior. But how can she ever love Alasdair when he's her blood enemy?The Forbidden Highlander by Terri BrisbinHonor-bound by an arranged betrothal, James Murray never anticipated falling in love with his intended bride's dearest friend instead. The passion between James and Elizabeth MacLerie is undeniable, but they are torn between love and loyalty to their clans....Rescued by the Highland Warrior by Michelle WillinghamCeleste de Laurent is determined to never again live in poverty. After sacrificing love for a secure marriage, she now stands to lose everything as a widow. Her only hope is to bear an heir-and what better man to father her child, and save her from a terrible fate, than Dougal MacKinloch, the only man she ever loved?
SHE IS SIN PERSONIFIED... Cursed by past tragedies, notorious Highlander Laird Athdar MacCallum has devoted himself to leading his people-and has vowed never to marry again. Until he is utterly disarmed by the innocent beauty in the eyes of Isobel Ruriksdottir... Isobel is drawn to the vulnerability she senses behind the fearsome facade of the clan chief. But with his formidable reputation, he is strictly forbidden. Being together can only lead them into danger, yet the temptation to risk all for their perilous passion is impossible to ignore.
Ciara Robertson has loved formidable Highlander Tavis MacLerie all her life. She watched, brokenhearted, while he married and lost another. Now, finally of marriageable age, Ciara throws her heart at his feet....Tavis knows that innocent Ciara thinks she's in love with him-but she deserves better. Painful experience has proved that he's a far better warrior than husband, and he's determined never to marry again.Her dreams shattered, Ciara accepts another man's hand. Ordered to take Ciara to her husband-to-be, Tavis is tormented-and tempted-every step of the way....
Once overwhelmingly irresistible to women, Soren Fitzrobert's life was changed forever by a brutal wound. Now Soren has come to wreak revenge by claiming his enemy's daughter. Left temporarily blind by his invasion, innocent Sybilla trembles before the scarred barbarian. But it's not entirely out of fear. . . ;. Forced into marriage, Sybilla must surrender to Soren's seduction, one sense at a time. And Soren is drawn evermore to the woman he intended only to use. . . ;.
THERE WERE WORSE THINGS than to be shackled in marriage to a handsome, powerful lord who desired her-but Marguerite of Alencon was bred to be consort to a king and could not abide her fate. She had great power as Henry Plantagenet's mistress, and to be set aside and promised as a bride to noble Orrick of Silloth was an insult she could not bear. . . !Orrick knew his reluctant bride was a creature of the court with many secrets. And yet, Marguerite of Alencon would make him a perfect partner-accomplished and gracious, a true Lady of the Keep-if only she could release her turbulent past and embrace a passionate future. . . in his arms!
She will not surrender. . . . As heiress to the MacDougall clan, Lara, Maid of Lorne, knows that when she marries it will not be for love-but never dreams it will be used as punishment. When Robert the Bruce takes control of her castle home, Lara is forced to wed the Bruce's man, Sebastien of Cleish. Loyal to her clan, she vows she will not surrender to this bold warrior. But beneath his chain mail and armor lies the heart of a chivalrous, brave knight willing to entice, to woo, to make Lara his true wife-in every way. Could the man who stole her virtue, her home and her family give her a future in his arms?
An epic struggle for dominance is ravaging the Isle of Skye. And in its midst, a man and a woman are locked together by fate-and fantasy. . . Odious though it is, Isabel knows what she must do: go to the one known as the Healer, seduce him, and recruit him to her power-hungry stepfather's cause. If she refuses, her innocent young sister will pay the terrible price of her disobedience. Yet after just one night with the man she must manipulate, it is clear to Isabel that even if she succeeds, the deceit will not leave her unscathed. For in the healer's powerful arms, her heart is lost forever. . . Duncan of Skye knows there are those who would use his unusual gift for their own selfish gain. Even so, he yearns to trust the beautiful temptress who warms his bed and fills him with insatiable passion. And when he must choose between her future and his own, he may have to risk everything-even his life. . . "Boldly sensual and richly emotional. " -Booklist on A Storm of Passion "A passionate and powerful page-turner!" --New York Times Bestselling Author Teresa Medeiros
Brittany, 1066Elise saved her family from ruin by marrying Simon, Count of Rennes. Yet this is no mere marriage of convenience--Elise has already fallen in love with her new husband. Intending to please him, Elise sets out to be the bold and seductive woman she thinks Simon desires--even though she's an inexperienced, innocent virgin. On this their wedding day, Simon is determined to skillfully arouse his new wife and initiate her into the pleasures of the bedchamber, although he fears a woman so feminine and delicate could never love a nobleman as rough as he. Once their wedding night arrives, Simon and Elise will both discover ecstasy beyond their wildest imaginings. . . .
SHE HAD NO PAST. HE COULD OFFER HER NO FUTURE. Yet William Royce de Severin could not quell the waves of desire threatening to engulf him whenever he looked upon Isabel. Battered by life, she remained unbroken in spirit, making him yearn for the impossible-a life unfettered by his own dark secrets, with her forever by his side!Though recalling nothing of her own identity, Isabel was certain her rescuer, Royce, had been a knight. Every fiber of his being bespoke a chivalry simple seclusion could not hide. And every sinew of his body bestirred a passion that would rouse her to her true self as Royce's heart-sworn lady!
Christmas Wedding Wish by Julia Justiss Disenchanted with empty-headed society debutantes, dashing gentleman Allen Mansfell decides that, if he must marry, he will choose a lady whose mind and heart he'll have to win over--a lady like Miss Meredyth Wellingford. But for Merry, finding true love will take a miracle. . . . The Rake's Secret Son by Annie Burrows Before Carleton Tillotson left Nell, the rebellious rake broke her heart. Now he is back, just in time for Christmas, and Nell can't hide her secret any longer--Carleton's the father of her son! Blame It on the Mistletoe by Terri Brisbin Julia Fairchild has loved Iain MacLerie forever--but the boy she once knew is now a hardened and aloof man. Amid the festivities and warm cheer of yuletide, can Julia melt Iain's guard and ignite the spark that continues to burn between them. . . '
Marian Robertson rescued a child and destroyed her reputation. Now, to keep her family safe, she must marry the stern, dark-eyed warrior negotiating a truce between their clans--and risk her heart to protect the truth. Manipulated into marrying the exiled "Robertson Harlot," Duncan, peacemaker for the MacLerie clan, finds his new wife's courage and spirit make it impossible to resist her. But will he put his honor at stake to free her from her past--and claim her love forever?
Modern day textiles expert Sharon Reynolds discovers a bit of parchment with an astounding piece of information regarding the true heir to Henry VIII's throne. Before she knows it, she is swept back in time and into the arms of Richard Grenville, Queen Elizabeth's stable master -- and the man who should be king.
Royal Weddings...through the agesFollow the stories of seven royal unions and the people that made them happen!Meet the Prince Williams and Kate Middletons of centuries ago in these seven heart-warming short stories from Harlequin. Combining the romantic dreams of real-life and fictitious couples, each tale has a historical wedding right at its center!In 1152 the powerful Duchess of Aquitaine, Eleanor, takes a chance on the youthful Henry of Anjou. Later that century, a shipwreck off the coast of Cyprus threatens the union of King Richard the Lionheart and Princess Berengaria. With more than politics on his mind, Prince George goes undercover in 1704 to steal the heart of famous beauty Caroline of Ansbach. In 1795 newly-weds Duke and Duchess of Severn discover the thrills of the marriage bed as the future King of England reluctantly takes his bride. In 1810, an unexpected passion blooms under the nose of the eagle-eyed emperor as the whole of Paris prepares for Napoleon's wedding celebrations. Four hearts leap as the love-match between Princess Charlotte and Prince Leopold sparks another budding romance. And Queen Victoria's maid of honor finds that royal approval might be the solution to her own marital dilemmas!This bundle includes:WHAT THE DUCHESS WANTS by Terri BrisbinLIONHEART'S BRIDE by Michelle WillinghamPRINCE CHARMING IN DISGUISE by Bronwyn ScottA PRINCELY DILEMMA by Elizabeth RollsTHE PROBLEM WITH JOSEPHINE by Lucy AshfordPRINCESS CHARLOTTE'S CHOICE by Ann LethbridgeWITH VICTORIA'S BLESSING by Mary Nichols
The fierce race of warriors inhabiting the wild, savage realm of medieval Scotland were not easily vanquished. It took a special kind of woman to hold her own against a hard, unyielding Scot--in battle and in the bedroom. In these thrilling tales of passion in the highlands, three extraordinary women learn what it takes to tame a sexy Scotsman. . . and win his heart. Bundle includesTaming the Highlanderby Terri Brisbin,The Laird's Ladyby Joanne Rock andThe Widow's Bargainby Juliet Landon.
In the first of a breathtaking trilogy set against the stark beauty of medieval Scotland, one man discovers a surprising past, a remarkable gift--and a terrible destiny. . . Once, Connor believed that his ability to see the future would grant him everything. Instead, it landed him in a prison of his own making. Summoned by the Lord of the Isles to serve as his counselor, Connor gains wealth and prestige, but with every vision, his own sight dims. Even so, Connor doesnt grasp the terrible consequences of his gift until hes wounded by a young woman who blames him for her familys massacre. Moira curses herself for failing to kill the Seer--especially when she learns her punishment is to be given to him as a slave. Far from the proud, arrogant tyrant she imagined, Connor is a tortured man with a dark sensuality that tempts her night after night. But freeing him from a strange power that is spiraling out of control will mean forsaking her vow and risking her heart for the one man she has sworn to destroy. . . "Terri Brisbin keeps me turning the pages. " --Victoria Alexander A two-time RWA RITA® finalist, Terri Brisbin has been writing romance fiction since 1995 and has had sixteen historical and paranormal romances published. When not living the glamorous life of a romance author in the southern New Jersey suburbs, Terri spends her time being a married mom of three boys and one daughter-in-law as well as a dental hygienist of hundreds. Active in several RWA local chapters, Terri currently serves on the Board of Directors of Romance Writers of America.
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