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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.

AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | GOODREADS | ESKAPE PRESS

SMASHWORDS | KOBO | ITUNES

BOOKSTRAND GOOGLE PLAY | ALL ROMANCE EBOOKS

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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“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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*It saddens me to announce that today will be my last WWW post for a few weeks.  My edits are behind schedule, and I’m not allowed to post any more until I hear more about the release date.  Thank you all so much for following me every week!

 

Welcome readers! And for my fellow authors, whether you’re here from Weekend Writing Warriors (WeWriWa, also known as the new 8 Sentence Sunday) or from the Snippet Sunday FB group, I’m thrilled you’ve joined me.  This week’s snippet comes from RETURN TO ME, my fantasy romance currently in the clutches of my amazing editor. You can read the blurb here.

Tempting trouble, Brynn has ventured into the dark to find something to eat in the kitchen. After crashing into the counter, the warriors have found her, and have her cornered, and in their hold. Marek releases her, and Brynn returns to her room, only……

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On step twenty-three she heard the rustling again, this time very near. Within an instant, Brynn felt a strong pressure against her chest. Flinging her hands to the sides, she struggled to keep her footing. Brynn called out to the shadows. “Show yourself!”

Another direct push.

Brynn scraped her fingernails against the stone and strained to keep upright. She could see herself falling.

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Thanks for stopping by! I thank each and every one of you who follow me and comment week in and week out.  Your support has been greatly appreciated. For more great author awesomeness, please check out these amazing authors at Weekend Writing Warriors!

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Welcome readers! And for my fellow authors, whether you’re here from Weekend Writing Warriors (WeWriWa, also known as the new 8 Sentence Sunday) or from the Snippet Sunday FB group, I’m thrilled you’ve joined me.  This week’s snippet comes from RETURN TO ME, my fantasy romance currently in the clutches of my amazing editor. You can read the blurb here.

Tempting trouble, Brynn has ventured into the dark to find something to eat in the kitchen. After crashing into the counter, the warriors have found her, and have her cornered, and in their hold.

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“Please do not hurt me, I beg of you.” Then, realizing he did not understand the plea, Brynn looked for the warrior, Marek.

Marek approached his comrade, then shoved him away from Brynn.

Released, she recovered her footing, and then made her escape over the threshold.

Brynn slowed to a fast-paced walk when she was sure no one followed. Drying her cheeks with the sleeve of her robe, she sucked in a deep breath to calm herself. The abrasive stone of the manor walls was cold and familiar against her palms as she slid her hands over the rough surface. The corner stone beneath her fingers indicated she had reached the stairs to her bedchamber. 

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Thanks for stopping by! I thank each and every one of you who follow me and comment week in and week out.  Your support has been greatly appreciated. For more great author awesomeness, please check out these amazing authors at Weekend Writing Warriors!

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Welcome readers! And for my fellow authors, whether you’re here from Weekend Writing Warriors (WeWriWa, also known as the new 8 Sentence Sunday) or from the Snippet Sunday FB group, I’m thrilled you’ve joined me.  This week’s snippet comes from RETURN TO ME, my fantasy romance currently in the clutches of my amazing editor. You can read the blurb here.

to Brynn has escaped from the Archaean’s, who think she is a slave girl.  She’s returned to her room, only to find she can’t sleep.  She’s too hungry.  Tempting trouble, she ventures into the dark to find something to eat in the kitchen. Seeing the warriors in the kitchen, she tries to slip in unnoticed…but crashes into a cart and they see her.

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Brynn tangled in the excess fabric of her robe. They had spotted her, and would now slice her through, or…worse. The injured one had already expressed interest in wanting her. Fear of what he wanted to do to her raced with frantic thoughts. Reaching above, Brynn dug her fingers into the counter and hoisted herself from the floor. She sprinted for the door before the Archaean’s had a chance to contemplate the situation. The element of surprise had worked in her favor before.

As Brynn turned, one of the men was upon her.  

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