Tuesday, April 26, 2016

THE ROGUE BY MONICA MCCARTY, BOOK 11.5 NOVELLA, HIGHLAND GUARD NOVEL SERIES, 5 PLUS KILTS. CELTIC BARB SWOONING OVER THIS ONE AYE!




This is another Monica McCarty mind blowing masterpiece so make sure you have no plans for the day! As I simply could not put this one down which is my usual for reading a Monica McCarty novel! This is book #11.5 , a novella but the length is meaty one hundred and sixty six pages! So it feels more like a full book then a short novella. If you have read her previous book  The Rock #11, it falls right into place and sets us up for the next book The Ghost releasing on May 31st and sadly that is the  last book in this dozen book series. So find your comfy reading area, sit back, read and enjoy the ride! I know I definitely did!



Edinburgh Scotland, 1314

In this novel  the heroine is Isabel (Izzie) Stewart,  cousin to Elizabeth Douglas. Elizabeth was getting ready to accept the proposal from Mr. Too-Good-To-Be-True, Sir  Thomas Randolph, Earl of Moray, that everyone refers to as Randolph. He was like the Prince of the realm,  all the women at court wanted him, he knew how to put on a big show and be charming, handsome, debonair, gracious, chivalrous, intelligent, sings like an angel, just like the Knights of fairie tales. Of course being a favorite nephew  of King the Bruce and all the right political connections and very wealthy didn't hurt his image either!

 Izzie could tell it was all a big show to impress and saying only what others wanted to hear. In other words she thought he was a big fake and didn't impress her in the least. Izzy was a realist if something was too good to be true, it usually didn't exist. Oh she understood arranged political marriage for titles, properties and wealth! Plus looking the other way after you have birthed the expected heirs while he takes as many mistresses as he desired! No fidelity and no feelings of love just a life headed for misery as far as Izzie was concerned!

Her cousin Elizabeth understood all of this and deserved better, plus the fact she was in love with someone else! The man she loves is only a blacksmith, who is bellow her class!  Thom MacGowan, her childhood friend,  once her brother Jamie's best friend, but had a falling out some years ago. Jamie would never approve plus Thom had nothing to offer Elizabeth, but then he does a favor for the King that put him in a different light. I suggest you read The Rock to find out more details.

Izzie herself will never settle for this type of political marriage as she wants a love match and a man who will honor his marriage vows and be faithful to his wife. She is not they type of woman to look the other way, while her husband has another life without her. Plus, she also wouldn't want an empty headed pigeon either! In other words it couldn't just be a marriage in bed only! They had to have meaningful discussions with common and similar interests too.

Then Elizabeth throws her cousin Izzie and Randolph together and she soon see's his true colors and finds he is not as shallow and vain as she once thought. Actually he is quite intelligent, honest, caring and all the qualities Izzie admires and more. He shows what is hidden behind that metal armor and more that he never shared with anyone! Passions ignite after they get to know each other and the attractions and affection grows after a few romantic interludes. Randolph would never call off the planned betrothal to Elizabeth as like most Highlander's he is man of honor.

Randolph had promised Jamie Douglas ( The Knight) he would ask his sister Elizabeth to be his wife. A woman that he feels nothing for, but would be the perfect wife for a political marriage. A wife that could look the other way after he tires of her and takes up with other women. She would know what to expect with this type of marriage. It was all perfect and practically gift wrapped and tied in a perfect bow! Well it had been until her irritating,  outspoken, smart and beautiful cousin,  Isabel Stewart storms into his life and straight into his heart unknown to him! He honestly didn't know what to do about it!

This only heads for heartache as many years ago Randolph betrayed the Highland Guards and he would never do it again. So how will Izzie ever put the pieces of her broken heart together? What about Elizabeth Douglas will she also leave her love,Thom MacGowen and marry a man just for wealth, title and position? but a man who will be true?  Will Randolph actually put Izzie aside for a woman he doesn't care for? If he does this - will he regret this decision setting Izzie aside for a political marriage?  Or will he finally open his heart and do the right thing honor be damned? For the answers and more you must read this magnificent story that I highly recommend!

Monica does it again with my favorite type of read with true historical facts in her fiction romance that pulls the heart strings. Another fast paced, riveting, heart warming captivating adventure that readers won't be able to put down! It had me rooting for the couple even thought they seem to be heading toward a life of heartache and misery! Of course a few times I wanted to smack Randolph in the head too...lol Hoping he would soon open his eyes and smell the coffee - to see what was right in front of him! I always love revisiting main characters who make appearances from precious Highland Guard books too. As you will see a few familiar characters in The Rogue!

Again I loved The Rogue,  no secret Monica McCarty is one of my favorite authors in the Scottish historical genre. I love her weaving true Scottish heroes and history into her own fictional romance. It's my favorite combination for reading my favorite genre Scottish historical romance.

Sadly the next book The Ghost, book #12, will be the last in her magnificent masterpiece Highland Guard series, which I have absolutely and unequivocally loved each and every one! Thank you for writing such wonderful satisfying  stories that I will never forget!

I highly recommend The Rogue you can read as stand alone or in book order,  but I highly recommend you read all the books in Monica McCarty's  Highland Guard series as they all spectacular  from start to finish in my opinion.


The Highland Guard Series

1) The Chief
2) The Hawk
3) The Ranger
4) The Viper
5) The Saint
6) The Recruit
7) The Hunter
7.5) The Knight - ebook novella
8) The Raider
9) The Arrow
10)The Striker
11)The Rock
11.5) The Rogue - novella in ebook and print paperback
12)The Ghost - TBR May 31, 2016






Roses Among the Heather by Anna Markland, Book three, Caledonia Series, 5 Kilts







Newcastle-upon-Tyne
England, 1465

This book is about the story of twin bothers Blair and Craig Robertson being forced to marry report to New Castle as part of the day of the end of The War of the Roses treaty. This decreed by King Edward and a Bishop who looks like thier long dead Uncle Ducan, who died of drowning thirty years prior. It is determined they are both to take English wives Susanna Glazebrooke and Timothea Bradshawe.

The twin brothers are less then thrilled by this knowledge at least they are at first. The woman who both are widows, coming from bad marriages are even less then thrilled to marry these strangers, who happen to be barbaric Scots!  Yet the brothers will do anything for the good of the Clan! As common practice for this time period in history  to secure alliances between countries,  the answer often  was a political marriage.

On top of that the women seem to detest each other. So definitely this journey back to Scotland is going to have to tread lightly as their definitely going to hit some rough waters. Besides having a rough journey back to Scotland with fires, downing and horrid weather conditions.

This is a fast paced riveting adventure meaty novella close to two hundred pages plus lined with true historical details which is always a favorite of mine. Plus filled with mystery, suspense, time-travel, emotion, laughter, magical elements, passion and finally true love. A delightful truly magical read!


This is the third book in Anna Mackland's Caledonia series you can read alone or in book order. So for readers who have read the previous books they will be happy to revisit some of those characters in this book too.


I recieved this book from the publishers in exchange for an honest review through netgalley.com.






Roses Among the Heather by Anna Markland, 5 Kilts

Newcastle-upon-Tyne England, 1465 This book is about the story of twin bothers Blair and Craig Robertson being forced to marry report to New Castle as part of the day of the end of The War of the Roses treaty. This decreed by King Edward and a Bishop who looks like thier long dead Uncle Ducan, who died of drowning thirty years prior. It is determined they are both to take English wives Susanna Glazebrooke and Timothea Bradshawe. The twin brothers are less then thrilled by this knowledge at least they are at first. The woman who both are widows, coming from bad marriages are even less then thrilled to marry these strangers, who happen to be barbaric Scots! Yet the brothers will do anything for the good of the Clan! As common practice for this time period in history to secure alliances between countries, the answer often was a political marriage. On top of that the women seem to detest each other. So definitely this journey back to Scotland is going to have to tread lightly as their definitely going to hit some rough waters. Besides having a rough journey back to Scotland with fires, downing and horrid weather conditions. This is a fast paced riveting adventure meaty novella close to two hundred pages plus lined with true historical details which is always a favorite of mine. Plus filled with mystery, suspense, time-travel, emotion, laughter, magical elements, passion and finally true love. A delightful truly magical read! This is the third book in Anna Mackland's Caledonia series you can read alone or in book order. So for readers who have read the previous books they will be happy to revisit some of those characters in this book too. I recieved this book from the publishers in exchange for an honest review through netgalley.com.

The Rogue by Monica McCarty, Book 11.5 novella, Highland Guard Series, 5 Kilts

This is another Monica McCarty mind blowing masterpiece so make sure you have no plans for the day! As I simply could not put this one down which is my usual for reading a Monica McCarty novel! This is book #11.5 , a novella but the length is meaty one hundred and sixty six pages! So it feels more like a full book then a short novella. If you have read her previous book The Rock #11, it falls right into place and sets us up for the next book The Ghost releasing on May 31st and sadly that is the last book in this dozen book series. So find your comfy reading area, sit back, read and enjoy the ride! I know I definitely did! Edinburgh Scotland, 1314 In this novel the heroine is Isabel (Izzie) Stewart, cousin to Elizabeth Douglas. Elizabeth was getting ready to accept the proposal from Mr. Too-Good-To-Be-True, Sir Thomas Randolph, Earl of Moray, that everyone refers to as Randolph. He was like the Prince of the realm, all the women at court wanted him, he knew how to put on a big show and be charming, handsome, debonair, gracious, chivalrous, intelligent, sings like an angel, just like the Knights of fairie tales. Of course being a favorite nephew of King the Bruce and all the right political connections and very wealthy didn't hurt his image either! Izzie could tell it was all a big show to impress and saying only what others wanted to hear. In other words she thought he was a big fake and didn't impress her in the least. Izzy was a realist if something was too good to be true, it usually didn't exist. Oh she understood arranged political marriage for titles, properties and wealth! Plus looking the other way after you have birthed the expected heirs while he takes as many mistresses as he desired! No fidelity and no feelings of love just a life headed for misery as far as Izzie was concerned! Her cousin Elizabeth understood all of this and deserved better, plus the fact she was in love with someone else! The man she loves is only a blacksmith, who is bellow her class! Thom MacGowan, her childhood friend, once her brother Jamie's best friend, but had a falling out some years ago. Jamie would never approve plus Thom had nothing to offer Elizabeth, but then he does a favor for the King that put him in a different light. I suggest you read The Rock to find out more details. Izzie herself will never settle for this type of political marriage as she wants a love match and a man who will honor his marriage vows and be faithful to his wife. She is not they type of woman to look the other way, while her husband has another life without her. Plus, she also wouldn't want an empty headed pigeon either! In other words it couldn't just be a marriage in bed only! They had to have meaningful discussions with common and similar interests too. Then Elizabeth throws her cousin Izzie and Randolph together and she soon see's his true colors and finds he is not as shallow and vain as she once thought. Actually he is quite intelligent, honest, caring and all the qualities Izzie admires and more. He shows what is hidden behind that metal armor and more that he never shared with anyone! Passions ignite after they get to know each other and the attractions and affection grows after a few romantic interludes. Randolph would never call off the planned betrothal to Elizabeth as like most Highlander's he is man of honor. Randolph had promised Jamie Douglas ( The Knight) he would ask his sister Elizabeth to be his wife. A woman that he feels nothing for, but would be the perfect wife for a political marriage. A wife that could look the other way after he tires of her and takes up with other women. She would know what to expect with this type of marriage. It was all perfect and practically gift wrapped and tied in a perfect bow! Well it had been until her irritating, outspoken, smart and beautiful cousin, Isabel Stewart storms into his life and straight into his heart unknown to him! He honestly didn't know what to do about it! This only heads for heartache as many years ago Randolph betrayed the Highland Guards and he would never do it again. So how will Izzie ever put the pieces of her broken heart together? What about Elizabeth Douglas will she also leave her love,Thom MacGowen and marry a man just for wealth, title and position? but a man who will be true? Will Randolph actually put Izzie aside for a woman he doesn't care for? If he does this - will he regret this decision setting Izzie aside for a political marriage? Or will he finally open his heart and do the right thing honor be damned? For the answers and more you must read this magnificent story that I highly recommend! Monica does it again with my favorite type of read with true historical facts in her fiction romance that pulls the heart strings. Another fast paced, riveting, heart warming captivating adventure that readers won't be able to put down! It had me rooting for the couple even thought they seem to be heading toward a life of heartache and misery! Of course a few times I wanted to smack Randolph in the head too...lol Hoping he would soon open his eyes and smell the coffee - to see what was right in front of him! I always love revisiting main characters who make appearances from precious Highland Guard books too. As you will see a few familiar characters in The Rogue! Again I loved The Rogue, no secret Monica McCarty is one of my favorite authors in the Scottish historical genre. I love her weaving true Scottish heroes and history into her own fictional romance. It's my favorite combination for reading my favorite genre Scottish historical romance. Sadly the next book The Ghost, book #12, will be the last in her magnificent masterpiece Highland Guard series, which I have absolutely and unequivocally loved each and every one! Thank you for writing such wonderful satisfying stories that I will never forget! I highly recommend The Rogue you can read as stand alone or in book order, but I highly recommend you read all the books in Monica McCarty's Highland Guard series as they all spectacular from start to finish in my opinion. The Highland Guard Series 1) The Chief 2) The Hawk 3) The Ranger 4) The Viper 5) The Saint 6) The Recruit 7) The Hunter 7.5) The Knight - ebook novella 8) The Raider 9) The Arrow 10)The Striker 11)The Rock 11.5) The Rogue - novella in ebook and print paperback 12)The Ghost - TBR May 31, 2016

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Much Ado About Highlanders by May McGoldrick, book 1 in The Scottish Relic Trilogy 5 Kilts

Western Coast of Scotland, 1544 A beautifully written story about a second chance romance. In this story the is about the independent willful outspoken Kenna MacKay. Who didn't like the idea of her heartless father who never paid any attention or affection until he could barter her off for the good of the Clan and marry her off to the best alliance. In this case is was The Macpherson Clan. So Kenna had been making plans to runaway and of course her new husband going to a harlot's bed the on her wedding night just made he her plan ideal. She ran away to the priory feeling safe with the nuns learns the art of healing. She had been in the village to help midwife with a local mother at a birthing and afterward she and her cousin are kidnapped! The kidnapping was for Kenna's cousin Emily, whose father stole a Macpherson ship the plan was to ransom Emily! The irony is she is Kenna is kidnapped by her own husband, highland warrior Alexander MacKay! The couple are like oil and vinegar at first both having been estranged, betrayed, hurt and resentful, but soon realize that this arranged marriage is more then that. Soon the course changes and the sparks fly and passions ignite. Plus there is a secret magical healing relic stone passed down from the women in Kenna's family she only recently learned about and has not shared with anyone. This also puts a target of Kenna's back and in danger, as there are treacherous villain's searching for her and will do anything to obtain this relic stone! These villains will murder, maim and kill the ones she loves to obtain this power, to use for evil and darkness! So danger lurks everywhere and the only one who can save and protect her is her highland warrior husband, they dint kill each other first and iron out all their differences and truly open their hearts! A beautiful enchanting, fast paced riveting magical story that will leave readers totally spellbound. I love stories about second chances in love. Another beautifully written story by May McGoldrick the will take your breathe away as the characters will slide off the pages and right into your heart! May McGoldrick new series the Highland Relic Trilogy is absolutely spectacular! It's a historical novel with some paranormal aspects and so much fun to read. Readers will fall in love with the braw highlander Alexander Macpherson is charming, witty, brave, honorable and everything that will make a lass swoon! You can read this as a stand alone of course especially since it's a first in this new magnificent trilogy. If your like me you have been reading May McGoldrick's books for many years you will love to revisit with some familiar characters. Like Alexander's parents Alec and Fiona from "Angel of Skye", Tess and Colin, from "Tess and the Highlander" both from the Macpherson Clan series. I was exhilarated as this is a favorite series of mine ! I love the MacPherson family, so I was thrilled to hear of this new Scottish Relic Series was being released! I can't recommend it enough and can't wait for the next one coming out this summer! Be prepared to fall in love, I know I did! The Scottish Relic Trilogy by May McGoldrick 1) Much Ado About Highlander - TBR May 3, 2016 2) Taming The Highlander - TBR August 2016 ***I was given this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review through netgalley.com***

Friday, April 22, 2016

Excerpt of Much Ado About Highlanders by May McGoldrick comes out May 3d

Title: Much Ado About Highlanders Author: May McGoldrick Publisher: St. Martin's Press Release Date: May 3, 2016 In the beautiful mother country of Alba Gaelic for Scotland, this Highlander Alexander Macpherson is about to meet his match with highland lass Kenna MacKay in a brand new romance from bestseller May McGoldrick. Be prepared to swoon!
Highland warrior Alexander Macpherson has lost his wife. When he agreed to take Kenna Mackay as his bride to advance his clan’s power in the north, he expected a bit of an adjustment. He didn't expect the sharp-tongued beauty to run away on their wedding night. Still, Alexander wants his runaway bride…and he has the sneaking suspicion that she wants him, too. Kenna Mackay thought she was safe in a priory full of nuns learning the craft of healing, but when she is kidnapped by her own husband, the battle of wits begins anew. But even as passions ignite, a deadly secret from Kenna's past rises to the surface and put their new love in jeopardy. As a heartless villain closes in, two headstrong lovers find themselves locked in a struggle between evil and the power of undying love. And this time, Alexander is determined he will not lose his wife again.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

The Seventh Son By Ashley York, The Norman Conquest Series, 5 Kilts

Drogheda, Ireland 1075 The Legend goes that the sixth son bears a curse and the seventh son bears a blessing. So when the love of Tadgh McNaughton life is torn from him he believes the legend must be true. This is the brother of Brighit the heroine from book 2 The Gentle Knight. Shortly after Tadgh Father's death he find out the true reason for his father's the Chieftain Padraig MacNaughton he finds out the true reason he broke off his betrothal and cut off being allies with The O'Brien clan. The Cheiftain had been his father's best friend and he had been betrothed to his beautiful daughter since they were children. The girl he loved and the woman he knew he would love and bear his children. Tadgh now knows the reason as he was never given explanation filling bitter and betrayed by all involved. So Tisa's father feeling without the friendship of The McNaughton clan his clan is defenseless. He forces his daughter to marry into the wealthy and ruthless Meic Lochlainn clan and marry the resentful tanist son. When Tadgh decides to make a amends and try to repair the two clans rift, he finds he is too late as the love of his life has married another man to a wealthy clan. Tadgh heart is broken feeling betrayed, but what he doesn't understand things are not always as they appear! Tisa life is destroyed as she marries into a wealthy clan who are heartless and cruel. She marries a man who wants nothing to do to her. Her new husband's father lusts after her and plans to share her with his warriors. The man she loves who was her former betrothed looks like he hates her and wonders what she had done to deserve this awful life she has to live. Plus there are some strange going on in this heartless clan she has married into as they seem to have force the weak and the sick into excite something Tisa can't understand or abide and plans to do anything to help these people even if it means endangering her own existence. To save his clan from starvation Tadgh has to make amend with his former betrothed Tisa's Father's Chieftain O'Brien's clan and then finding out of Tisa's new father-in-law is involved in political treachery, plotting seeing himself as the next high King of Eire, as he is helping the exiled Leofrid Godwin, to over throw the king William of England to achieve this. This where is where Tadge's sister Brighit and Peter her Noman knight husband could be at risk. That is if their sinister plan is executed, but worse he has to torture himself and watch the love of his life with her handsome new tanist husband Darragh. Yet he does not see that things as they truly appear to be. What will it take for him to realize for him to truly open his eyes and see what is true and what is false? Will he ever be able to open his heart again to another? Is Tisa to face a life in fear of others and in misery forever? Can time heal all wounds? Readers of The Norman Conquest series will enjoy seeing all the main couples from the previous books which is alway so much fun to visit. If you haven't read the other books you can still read as a stand alone book too. I have truly enjoyed this entire series immensely but I think this is my favorite book yet. Totally Brilliant! Have your box of tissues this one is a heartbreaker but really a fabulous read! OMG! Ashley York has outdone herself this time, about a couple whose love seems to be torn into shreds, because of traitors and others political aspirations not mentions in dangerous situations and abuse. Tisa life seems to be headed in a fast paced vicious cycle that is out of control seems to be getting worse by the minute. Riveting storyline, dialogue and highly emotional, filled with betrayal, selfishness, forgiveness, treachery, brutality, forgiveness and love. Definitely one you don't want to miss *** I received this Ebook copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review through netgalley.com*** The Noman Conquest series by Ashley York 1)The Saxon Bride 2)The Gentle Knight 3)The Irish Warrior 4)The Seventh Son

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Clan Kincaid Cover Reveal The Rebel, Book 2 in the Clan Kincaid Series by Lily Blackwood

The Rebel, Book 2 by Lily Blackwood 

Clan Kincaid series Release date TBA

Just Released The Rogue, A Highland Guard Novella by Monica McCarty, book 11.5 & 166 pages


Available in both digital ebook and print 
Can only purchase both formats online only.

Celtic Barb will be posting her Kilt reviews in the near future. 
Don't forget The Ghost will be released on May 31st.
The final book in A Highland Guard series by Monica McCarty.

The Beast of Clan Kincaid by Lily Blackwood comes out May 31st. Debut novel book one in new Clan Kincaid Series

Debut Novel in Lily Blackwood's new Clan Kincaid series.

Recommended by best selling author Monica McCarty of The Highland Guards Series.

Go to her website at www.LilyBlackwood.com to read the first chapter for free.


Comes out May 31st pre-order is available now.

Sounds amazing and will be posting my review here next month.

You can also find this author on Twitter @LilyBlackwood


DEBUT BOOK:THE BEAST OF CLAN KINCAID BY LILY BLACKWOOD

Thursday, April 14, 2016

THE HIGHLANDER'S VOW BY BARBARA LONGLEY BOOK 4, LOCH MOIGH SERIES, 5 KILTS, TIME TRAVEL



Scotland, 1443, 15th century
America,  2014, 21st century

 Sky Elizabeth Mackintosh, the eldest daughter of the  Laird of Clan MacKintosh and Earl of Fife of Loch Moigh. She has traces of fae blood and fae powers where she can feel what other  people are feeling can tell a lie to the truth As all he women in her family and line have these fae power though in different strains of it as all their powers differ. Sky Elizabeth, has arrived at the man she has been betrothed to since birth, feels nothing for it's an arranged marriage not unusual for this time period especially for the nobility. The marriage is for financial gain and lands which will become her husband's once they are wed, Sky would rather stay at Loch Moigh on her families lands forever to become a healer or a weaver and remain unwed as she wants no bairns ever! She feels her gifts are both a blessing and a curse as they have to keep their powers secret and  hidden in these difficult times. For women have little choices as men make all the decisions and could be burned for witchery or sorcery if the fae powers in The Macintosh women were ever found out! This is the main reason she has no desire to deliver children into this world with such a heavy burden to be dealt with.

Still feeling unsettled as she arrived at her betrothed home, Sir Oliver of clan Erskine at Kildummy Castle, and then is horrified to learn on a conversation she eavesdrops on between her betrothed, Oliver and his lover his future plans to murder her after they have been married for a year!  His evil plan to murder and manipulate Sky just for her wealth and land has her so terrorized by what she heard Sky sneaks to find her father and brother on horseback!  Riding for her life on her horse at breakneck speed, fearing they know she was listening to Oliver's evil plan, Sky is thrown from her horse and is thrown right into a time portal, which lands her in the lap of a gorgeous blonde Knight,  in the middle of a jousting tournament! Except one thing - Sky is now in 21st century! New York,  in the year 2014 and the middle of a medieval festival!

Struan Sutherland, her Knight knows exactly what Sky Elizabeth just experienced and why she is so frightened! This so called  Knight, Struan, ironically is also a time traveler, he too came to the future ten years prior at the young age of fourteen. Struan was in the middle of a battle that killed his sire, would of killed him too if he hadn't jumped in the portal! This scares him to death as he feels this is some type of omen telling him he's been  living on borrowed time?

Staring at this beautiful armful stirs all kinds of emotions and memories , so he brings her to his foster family,  who adopted him all those years ago. Braun is attracted to her instantly,  took Sky in though what he feels for her is anything but sisterly! Yet when he finds out she is an Earls daughter all those old feelings of bitterness, pique, animosity and envy cone flying back. All due to being born in the wrong side of the blanket the bastard son of the Earl of Sutherland! The brings back his tortured childhood memories in full force and how half brothers and sires wife had bullied him and treated him like scum!

He knows in this time it's the perfect life for him as he has a fine black smith business owns land and has a decent bank account. Nobility doesn't even exist in America plus in this time no one cares if you are legitimate or not, as no one  labels you by your birth. He knows in the past he will only be seen as the bastard son of an Earl? He will never be good enough to touch Sky, a legitimate Earl's daughter! Struan won't be permitted  anywhere near her, definitely will never be allowed to court his precious princess as he affectionally call's Sky!

Sky knows if she does not return home it will cause bloodshed and a clan war and besides missing her kin. She also does not want to leave Struan since opening her heart to him. Yet she does not want him to leave his wonderful life in the 21st century, knowing how dangerous the past can be. Plus the fact Struan is keeping a secret from Sky she is not aware of and either way someone is going to end with a broken heart!

Can Sky's chivalrous blond knight turn his back on his Princess? Can Struan leave his loving 21st century foster family, the family he had always wished and dreamed about in the 14th century but never had? Plus he promised The Gordon's his foster family who took him and  have loved treated him like a blood son for the past decade that he would never leave! Talk about being between a rock and a hard place, what will Struan choose? Could it be possible that both Sky and Struan will end up with their young tender hearts destroyed broken to pieces? What truly devastating and difficult decisions Sky and Struan need to make!  To find the answers and more I recommend you read this magnificent and astounding read.

Wow! Wow Wow! Feuding Clans, missing Laird's daughter and heiress, time portals, landing in gorgeous Scots lap,  racing against time to prevent bloodshed! Star crossed lovers that readers will root and cheer they accomplish a happily-ever-after!

As Barbara Longley does it again in her fourth novel of her wonderful best selling Loch Moigh series! It is another exhilarating, fast paced, page turning, riveting, time-travel adventure, with characters that glide off the pages and right into your heart!  Fans of the Loch Moigh series, do not want miss it, if you are new to the series - not to worry as you can easily read "The Highlander's Vow" as a stand alone book as well. Another unforgettable shelf keeper that had me glued to my seat, I read in a day as I simply could not put this book down!

Highly recommend "The Highlander's Vow"by Barbara Longley and hope she continues to write more novels for the magnificent "Loch Moigh" series as I absolutely love them all!

***I was given this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review through netgalley.com




The Novels of Loch Moigh by Barbara Longley

1. True to the Highlander
2. TheHighlander's Bargain
3. The Highlander's Folly
4. The Highlander's Vow





Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Rebel Warrior by Regan Walker , Book #3 Medieval Warriors TBR 5/17/2016 5 Kilts

OMG REGAN WALKER DOES IT AGAIN, PENS ANOTHER EXCEPTIONAL BOOK READERS WONT BE ABLE TO PUT DOWN!

This is the third book is Regan Walker's Medieval Warriors series which is absolutely captivating  has all the elements readers love the read about being. Rebel Warrior is beautifully layered with with true historic figures, facts and authentic history of Scotland woven into her own creative and intriguing fictional story! These are my favorite combinations in reading Scottish historical romance and I always find some true historical facts I never knew  or was not aware of. For me that makes this book even more special and fascinating to read about.

Rebel warrior has lovable and swoon worthy characters that will glide right off the pages and straight into the readers heart!  Besides the main characters Catrìona and Steinar, the secondary characters and their stories were magnificent! The handsome Welsh bard, Rhodri, Cartrìona's cousin Fia, her brother Niall, Queen Margaret, King Malcolm, Colbán, Captain of the Kings Guard, Audra, one the Queen Margarets Ladies, and adorable orphan Giric  and you can't help but fall in love in with! Each character has a story of their own , but they all bring something to the table per say with their own contributions to this fabulous story.

All in all this book is spectacular, riveting adventure quick paced and one of those rare books you can't book down! Absolutely loved Rebel Warrior Warrior!
I highly recommend Rebel Warrior by Regan Walker book 3 in her Medieval Warriors series if you haven't read her previous books it is fine too as you can read as a stand alone book as well.


Scotland 1072-1072

The Story begin as the heroine of the story Catrìona of the Vale of Leven had been out with her guard Angus flying her Falcon when Northman come and murder her parents and devastated and brutally murdered, raped and destroyed every living soul including her father Cormac, Mormaer of the Vale of Leven and her mother had been raped and murdered the only one's that survived were the younger women they kidnapped including her handmaiden Deidre. They took or slaughtered everything and burned her father's ship and their home to the ground. Luckily her younger brother Niall was out with his bow and arrows and was also spared and her Uncle Domnall arrived later that day and took his niece amd nephew in as they no longer had anything everything taken or destroyed this brutal attack.

A year later her Uncle brings Fia, Niall and she to Scottish court of King Malcolm where Fia and Catrìona becomes ladies maids to Queen Margaret still having nightmeres fro her families attack and has lost her faith in God. On top of that she is betrayed the man she was supposed to be betrothed to her father had chosen. He chooses the new rich heiress ladies maid who is not very friendly or charitable and won't even listen to the Queens orders.  A match made in heaven as far as Catrìona is concerned, not realizing this man still thinks he can have her in bed!

Even before she see's his true colors Catrìona is attracted to the King's  gorgeous golden scribe with a warriors body who befriends her and is none other, but Serena, from The Red Wolf's Prize brother Steinar. He had been exiled to Scotland while his near death injury is healing he secretly practices with his sword.  He is instantly attracted and falls in love with the beautiful spit fire Catrìona and reminding  him of his adventurous and independent sister.  Also it pains him the know he was once a son of thegn and a warrior, but now as far as classes go he is way beneath her being only the Kings scribe! It will break his heart to watch her marry another with nothing to offer her like lands and even a home! Then after a heroic act and he is surprisingly offered lands and a wife by the King, but find out the King has promised Catrìona to the Captain of his Guards. Steinar is heartsick but can't stay away from the lass . The Queen knowing what a forced marriage feels like suggests to her husband they watch her and pick the man she favors, the king still undecided  but agrees. To the King it is all about alliance love can come later, but the Queen understands what a forced marriage can feel like.

As for King Malcolm he often like to play a tug a war with William the Conquerer kind of playing a game of catch me if you can raiding Northumbria often. William wants the King of Scots lands and is furious at Malcolm  for taking in all the exiled English rebels. As the Conquerer wanted Scotland no
 doubt something Malcolm would never give, but it was a dangerous game Malcolm was playing as soon or later William would retaliate and conquer! After all he earned the name William the Conquerer for a reason!

I loved the  secondary stories in this book involved secrets, secret identities, unrequited love, betrayal, orphan boys whose family was also murdered, and more. If your an animal lover like me you will love the scenes with Catrìona's trained Falcon and Giric's dog feeding him scraps secret under the Kings table. Also his admiration for Steinar and love for Catrìona.

Now you have to wonder will Catriona and Steinar be forced to marry others and be separated forever? Will Catrìona ever be at peace without finding her parents murderers and will her tormented nightmares and terrors stay with her forever?  Will William the Conquerer get his ultimate revenge and ravage and rape  Scotland as he has done in England?  What will Giric do without having Cateiona and Steinar around once they are forced to marry others and move away? Will he feel abandoned once again? Will Catrìona  ever find out what happened to her handmaiden Deirdre or will she never know and always wonder? This and so many more questions as you must reads this remarkable story about this star crossed couples destiny set in a beautiful Scottish setting with awesome dialogue and riveting plotlines. Even the secondary characters have there own conflicts and stories that need to be resolved, which I find is rare in most stories only focusing on the two main characters. I fell a little in love with the secondary character of the Welsh bard, and leader of archers Rhodri myself...sigh

A remarkable story that wilł stay with you long after you have read it definitely going on my keeper shelf! I can't recommend it enough!


Medieval Warriors Series by Regan Walker

1.The Red Wolf's Prize
2.The Rogue Knight
3.Rebel Warrior - TBR May 17th
4.King's Knight - TBA 2016
 
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Rebel Warrior by Regan Walker Book #3 Medieval Warrior series 5 Kilts



OMG REGAN WALKER DOES IT AGAIN, PENS ANOTHER EXCEPTIONAL BOOK READERS WONT BE ABLE TO PUT DOWN!

This is the third book is Regan Walker's Medieval Warriors series which is absolutely captivating  has all the elements readers love the read about being. Rebel Warrior is beautifully layered with with true historic figures, facts and authentic history of Scotland woven into her own creative and intriguing fictional story! These are my favorite combinations in reading Scottish historical romance and I always find some true historical facts I never knew  or was not aware of. For me that makes this book even more special and fascinating to read about.

Rebel warrior has lovable and swoon worthy characters that will glide right off the pages and straight into the readers heart!  Besides the main characters Catrìona and Steinar, the secondary characters and their stories were magnificent! The handsome Welsh bard, Rhodri, Cartrìona's cousin Fia, her brother Niall, Queen Margaret, King Malcolm, Colbán, Captain of the Kings Guard, Audra, one the Queen Margarets Ladies, and adorable orphan Giric  and you can't help but fall in love in with! Each character has a story of their own , but they all bring something to the table per say with their own contributions to this fabulous story.

All in all this book is spectacular, riveting adventure quick paced and one of those rare books you can't book down! Absolutely loved Rebel Warrior Warrior!
I highly recommend Rebel Warrior by Regan Walker book 3 in her Medieval Warriors series if you haven't read her previous books it is fine too as you can read as a stand alone book as well.


Scotland 1072-1072

The Story begin as the heroine of the story Catrìona of the Vale of Leven had been out with her guard Angus flying her Falcon when Northman come and murder her parents and devastated and brutally murdered, raped and destroyed every living soul including her father Cormac, Mormaer of the Vale of Leven and her mother had been raped and murdered the only one's that survived were the younger women they kidnapped including her handmaiden Deidre. They took or slaughtered everything and burned her father's ship and their home to the ground. Luckily her younger brother Niall was out with his bow and arrows and was also spared and her Uncle Domnall arrived later that day and took his niece amd nephew in as they no longer had anything everything taken or destroyed this brutal attack.

A year later her Uncle brings Fia, Niall and she to Scottish court of King Malcolm where Fia and Catrìona becomes ladies maids to Queen Margaret still having nightmeres fro her families attack and has lost her faith in God. On top of that she is betrayed the man she was supposed to be betrothed to her father had chosen. He chooses the new rich heiress ladies maid who is not very friendly or charitable and won't even listen to the Queens orders.  A match made in heaven as far as Catrìona is concerned, not realizing this man still thinks he can have her in bed!

Even before she see's his true colors Catrìona is attracted to the King's  gorgeous golden scribe with a warriors body who befriends her and is none other, but Serena, from The Red Wolf's Prize brother Steinar. He had been exiled to Scotland while his near death injury is healing he secretly practices with his sword.  He is instantly attracted and falls in love with the beautiful spit fire Catrìona and reminding  him of his adventurous and independent sister.  Also it pains him the know he was once a son of thegn and a warrior, but now as far as classes go he is way beneath her being only the Kings scribe! It will break his heart to watch her marry another with nothing to offer her like lands and even a home! Then after a heroic act and he is surprisingly offered lands and a wife by the King, but find out the King has promised Catrìona to the Captain of his Guards. Steinar is heartsick but can't stay away from the lass . The Queen knowing what a forced marriage feels like suggests to her husband they watch her and pick the man she favors, the king still undecided  but agrees. To the King it is all about alliance love can come later, but the Queen understands what a forced marriage can feel like.

As for King Malcolm he often like to play a tug a war with William the Conquerer kind of playing a game of catch me if you can raiding Northumbria often. William wants the King of Scots lands and is furious at Malcolm  for taking in all the exiled English rebels. As the Conquerer wanted Scotland no
 doubt something Malcolm would never give, but it was a dangerous game Malcolm was playing as soon or later William would retaliate and conquer! After all he earned the name William the Conquerer for a reason!

I loved the  secondary stories in this book involved secrets, secret identities, unrequited love, betrayal, orphan boys whose family was also murdered, and more. If your an animal lover like me you will love the scenes with Catrìona's trained Falcon and Giric's dog feeding him scraps secret under the Kings table. Also his admiration for Steinar and love for Catrìona.

Now you have to wonder will Catriona and Steinar be forced to marry others and be separated forever? Will Catrìona ever be at peace without finding her parents murderers and will her tormented nightmares and terrors stay with her forever?  Will William the Conquerer get his ultimate revenge and ravage and rape  Scotland as he has done in England?  What will Giric do without having Cateiona and Steinar around once they are forced to marry others and move away? Will he feel abandoned once again? Will Catrìona  ever find out what happened to her handmaiden Deirdre or will she never know and always wonder? This and so many more questions as you must reads this remarkable story about this star crossed couples destiny set in a beautiful Scottish setting with awesome dialogue and riveting plotlines. Even the secondary characters have there own conflicts and stories that need to be resolved, which I find is rare in most stories only focusing on the two main characters. I fell a little in love with the secondary character of the Welsh bard, and leader of archers Rhodri myself...sigh

A remarkable story that wilł stay with you long after you have read it definitely going on my keeper shelf! I can't recommend it enough!


Medieval Warriors Series by Regan Walker

1.The Red Wolf's Prize
2.The Rogue Knight
3.Rebel Warrior - TBR May 17th
4.King's Knight - TBA 2016
 
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