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For the low price of 99 cents, this historical romance can be yours! My second novel, THE ARCHER’S DAUGHTER is now available to an e-reader near you. Paperbacks will soon follow.

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Blurb:

England, 1381

Cate Archer is a wanted woman. When her father is killed during peace negotiations with the young King Richard, Cate vows she will not rest until she sees her father’s murder avenged and his killer brought to his knees. She never imagined she would fall in love with the man sent to execute her death warrant.

Viscount Owen Grey has only one task—bring in the rebel leaders, dead or alive. His life’s duty is to the King’s Guard, and he has certain expectations to fulfill. Falling for his prisoner isn’t one of them. He understands her cause, but he cannot bring himself to risk his position and honor for an outlaw. Owen must choose between duty and his heart. The Guard is all he’s ever known. Does he stay true to his oath or find himself on the next most wanted list alongside his Cate?

Excerpt:

The guards were near. Cate whipped the bow from her shoulder and plucked an arrow from its sheath, nestling it at its rightful place against the bowstring. A heated energy flowed from deep within her, coursing through her veins to the tips of her fingers, begging her to release the tension on the string. She did not deny it.

The arrow shot through the air, missing its intended destination by a hairsbreadth. Damn. She’d missed.

“Arrow!” A warning was called.

Her presence had been made known. Cate took a swift head count of her remaining arrows. Five. Perfect for taking down a deer, but unfortunate against six armed guards. A brief chill of panic threatened to take root but she pushed it aside, willing herself to be strong. She owed it to her father. She must fight.

From the sounds echoing below, Cate believed the guards to be readying to fight, but from the sound of their confusion, they could not apprise from where she shot. The thick forest canopy was a welcomed friend.

She surveyed the area to her left. Several thick branches from a nearby tree overlapped the one she hid in. If she could get a shot off — and manage to hit someone this time — she could change locations before the men would be able to fire from below. Cate said a quick prayer, asking for the guards to be ill-equipped with weaponry, or shite shots with a bow.

“Courage, Cate.” She turned to face her opponents.

“There! Above!” A guard pointed in her direction, raising his bow to take aim.

Cate redirected her aim to the right, firing at the telling guard. Time for a new plan.

Run.

An arrow hissed through the branches, and Cate lurched back, nearly unseated from her perch. Tree bark scraped her palms as she righted herself.

“Do not harm the boy!” one guard shouted. “Hold!”

“I am no boy!” Cate retaliated without first thinking.

“A lass, then?”

Cate silently chastised herself for her foolishness. “What else would I be, you dolt?”

They thought her a child — a fantastic ruse with the potential of aiding in her escape.

“Tell me then, girl, why have you attempted to end my life?”

The men scattered to various points along the forest floor; some on foot, others on horseback. A plan in formation, but Cate had yet to gain knowledge of it. She took a deep breath. Time to lie, Cate. Your life depends on it.

She let out a laugh, descending from the tree. “End your life? You, sir, were merely in the way of my arrow. I would have brought down that buck if you had not scared it away with your loud traipsing through the trees. Now my family will be forced to go hungry for yet another day. So I thank you… you and your overly loud mates.” She jumped the remaining distance to the ground, the dusted the tree litter from her ill-fitting boy’s hose. She rose to her full height, nearly measuring up to the man standing in front of her.

He didn’t wear the King’s Guard uniform as the others in his party did, but donned loose riding breeches paired with well constructed boots and a matching doublet with the finest detailing she’d ever seen. Deep greens and royal blues intermingled in various swirls and frills amongst the soft, blackened leather. Only the finest threads for the finest of men. He was the one she needed to kill.

And she’d missed.

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For more info on my first release, RETURN TO ME, click here.

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I am so pleased to FINALLY be able to share with you the cover for THE ARCHER’S DAUGHTER – coming soon from EsKape Press! Isn’t it just gorgeous?

Look for it online for pre order in February 2015!

RELEASE DATE OF MARCH 17TH!

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Cate Archer is a wanted woman. When her father is killed during peace negotiations with the young King Richard, Cate vows she will not rest until she sees her father’s murder avenged and his killer brought to his knees. She never imagined she would fall in love with the man sent to execute her death warrant.

Viscount Owen Grey has only one task—bring in the rebel leaders, dead or alive. His life’s duty is to the King’s Guard, and he has certain expectations to fulfill. Falling for his prisoner isn’t one of them. He understands her cause, but he cannot bring himself to risk his position and honor for an outlaw. Owen must choose between duty and his heart. The Guard is all he’s ever known. Does he stay true to his oath or find himself on the next most wanted list alongside his Cate?

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Hey, readers!

As you may know… and if not, well, now you do….. my very own romance novel RETURN TO ME has been picked up by EsKape Press.  I just received my new shiny… the gorgeous cover, designed by Elaina Lee.  Oh, the yummy goodness, my friends. Without further ado, I present to you….

 

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The only thing worse than loving the enemy is trying to live without him.

Archaean bounty hunter Marek Coinnich isn’t particularly fond of Engels. In fact, after generations of endless war with the neighboring people, he prefers them dead. But to save his injured brother, he must enter the manor of an Engel enemy. Marek finds himself enthralled by the slave girl nursing his brother back to health. When his enchantment with her lands them both in a compromising position, he refuses to let the young beauty pay for the misunderstanding with her life.

Brynn of Galhaven prefers to keep to the shadows. When she is ruined by an outsider, she barely escapes with her life and finds herself left alone in an unforgiving land. Through her struggles to survive, Brynn discovers a world she never imagined, and never forgets the enemy Archaean who stole her heart.

Marek can’t deny his desire for Brynn, but these are wartimes, and she is the enemy. And though love knows no prejudice, the world in which he lives isn’t nearly as forgiving.

 

BUY LINKS COMING SOON…  but in the mean time, want to get in on the goodness early? MacKinnon’s Rebels & Rogues Street Team is looking for a few good readers like you! I’m currently looking for some super awesome reading fans who would be willing to leave me a review in return for receiving my newest release RETURN TO ME for FREE, 2-4 weeks before its release date. You’ll also be eligible for prizes, free books, gift cards, etc. The slots are very limited, so if you are interested, please fill out this quick and easy form!

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So what does this mean, exactly?  I’m currently looking for some super awesome reading fans who would be willing to leave me a review in return for receiving my newest release RETURN TO ME for FREE, 2-4 weeks before its release date. You’ll also be eligible for prizes, free books, gift cards, etc. The slots are very limited, so if you are interested, please fill out this quick and easy form! You will be contacted by me if you’ve made it into the super secret club and I will let you know when you should be receiving your ARC (advanced reader copy). Reviews should be posted as soon as possible after the release date on Amazon, Goodreads, B & N, etc. Please only sign up if you can commit to reading and posting a review. THANK YOU, readers and fans, for sticking with me through the entire publication process. I appreciate you!

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WHAT:  RETEURN TO ME
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“The spirit of a woman.
The destiny of a man.
The legend of a love.”

The only thing worse than loving the enemy is trying to live without him.

Archaean bounty hunter Marek Coinnich isn’t particularly fond of Engels. In fact, after generations of endless war with the neighboring people, he prefers them dead. But to save his injured brother, he must enter the manor of an Engel enemy. Marek finds himself enthralled by the slave girl nursing his brother back to health. When his enchantment with her lands them both in a compromising position, he refuses to let the young beauty pay for the misunderstanding with her life.

Brynn of Galhaven prefers to keep to the shadows. When she is ruined by an outsider, she barely escapes with her life and finds herself left alone in an unforgiving land. Through her struggles to survive, Brynn discovers a world she never imagined, and never forgets the enemy Archaean who stole her heart.

Marek can’t deny his desire for Brynn, but these are wartimes, and she is the enemy. And though love knows no prejudice, the world in which he lives isn’t nearly as forgiving.

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I am so please to be hosting fellow EsKape author Ruth on my blog today! She has two amazing novels out this month. Feel free to check them out. Or pick them up. Or download, whatever suits your fancy. 😉

 

TheUnwantedEarl_200x300The Unwanted Earl

Amelia Talbot has been issued a death sentence. At least it feels that way. The thought of marrying a man old enough to be her grandfather sends her into a panic. So much so that she sets off on a desperate search to find another man to marry her—quickly.

Conrad Croome, the Fifth Earl of Lofton, knows all too well that blackmail isn’t the way to form a marriage. How ironic that one Amelia Talbot uses a Croome family secret he’d thought long buried to force him to marry her.

Is Conrad doomed to a life of marriage based on an exposed secret, or could Amelia learn to love an unwanted earl?

 

Excerpt

She led him to the bench and sat down next to him. A quick succession of boot taps came from the left. Annie now stood in front of them with her arms crossed. She eyed the nonexistent space between Amelia and Conrad and glared.

She wants us to move apart? Amelia shook her head.

Annie stepped closer, moving her finger back and forth in the air, as if they should indeed separate. Now.

Amelia lowered her eyebrows, pulling even closer to Conrad as he hacked and coughed. I think she means to sit between us. I don’t think so. “No.”

Conrad, who held his handkerchief over his mouth, jerked his head around. “P-pardon me?”

“Not you, dear.” She stared pointedly at the maid and pressed her lips together.

With something that could have been a low growl, Annie went behind the bench and stood. Amelia didn’t have to turn her head to see if the maid was still glaring at her. She could nearly feel it on the back of her neck.

No matter. Amelia had become an expert at ignoring people who vexed her. Annie was no different.

Conrad finally ceased his hacking. Amelia patted his arm. “Feeling better?”

“Much.” He looked at her. “Thank you.”

“Ready to explore the Sanctuary?”

“You mean, walk about?”

“Of course.” She started to stand, thought better of it in light of his earlier comments, and waited.

“If we must.” Conrad stood and held out his hand to assist her.

“Oh, Conrad, you have quite the wit.”

“I didn’t realize I was being witty.”

Amelia’s laugh startled a pair of chiff-chaffs into sudden flight, their call to each other sounding very much like the sound of their name.

Conrad stiffened.

Why did he act so uncomfortable when they were near the birds?

 

The Matchmakers

TheMatchmakers_200x300Jessie Selkirk has a mission — to take care of every stray cat she finds. They are her life, her sole reason for being. But when Baldwin Rutledge steps into her barn looking for a cat, she develops a whole new interest. One in which she must continually remind herself there is no future. No. Best to hope for nothing beyond friendship and spare herself a broken heart.

 

Baldwin Rutledge is desperate to stop his aunt from trying to find him a wife. So he decides to distract her by procuring a second cat for her. His plan is working beautifully, until he meets pretty Jessie Selkirk. Now marriage is the only thing he thinks about. He’d like to be more than acquaintances, but convincing her of that might take some doing.

 

Excerpt

 

Heavy steps crossed the floor below. Unusual for her brother to come again so soon. She kept her gaze on the ladder, too nervous to lean away from it even so far as to turn her head to look down. “Adam? Back again?”

A loud crack pierced the air.

Jessie screamed as her foot slipped on the next rung and contacted only air. “Help! Adam, help!” Her fingers slid from the sides of the ladder. Her arms flailed. “Adam!”

Falling. Falling so fast the ladder slid past in a blur. A cat hissed somewhere to her right. Her heart crashed against her ribs. Breath caught in her throat. She closed her eyes against the pain to come. No! No, no, no! Who will care for my cats if I’m injured?

She smacked into something hard. But not the floor. Opening her eyes, she glanced down. Someone’s large arms cradled her against a broad chest.

Not Adam’s arms.

Or chest.

Jessie whipped her head toward her rescuer. Her mouth dropped open. “Mr. Rutledge? How did—?”

“I had just entered the barn. Thank goodness I did. Are you hurt, Miss Selkirk?”

Am I? She wiggled her fingers and moved her ankles in circles. “Everything seems to be attached.”

His chuckle rumbled through his chest next to her cheek. “And for that I am most relieved.”

“As am I.” She inhaled. Ah, the mint. It smelled even more luscious close up. Did he have a fondness for peppermints? Her shoulder was wedged tight against his rock-hard chest. His arms, thick and as strong as new lumber, held her close, his long fingers grasped beneath the backs of her knees and behind her neck.

His grip tightened. How long did he plan to hold her?

 

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The Unwanted Earl – Amazon

The Matchmakers – Amazon

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So. In my last post I whined about how I had to get my butt in gear, right? Well, I did. I am so over the moon happy to announce that EsKape Press has picked up RETURN TO ME and will be hitting ereaders and shelves near you soon.  Stay tuned for more info!

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