Author: Monica McCarty
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2015-11-24
When his new bride, and the woman he has fallen in love with, betrays him, Eoin MacLean, who has decided to fight with Robert the Bruce, leaves her behind with no intention of ever coming back. Then Bruce puts him charge of conquering the province ruled by her father where she, believing him to be dead, plans to remarry.
Die Highlands – ungezähmt und voller Leidenschaft Ein historischer Liebesroman, wie er sinnlicher nicht sein könnte. Die schöne Schottin Meg Mackinnon weiß, was ihre Pflicht ist. Daher ist sie fest entschlossen, einen Mann zu heiraten, der über genug politische Macht verfügt, um ihrem Bruder die Clansführung zu erhalten. Da lernt sie den leidenschaftlichen Söldner Alex MacLeod kennen. Von nun an fällt ihr die Suche nach einem geeigneten Ehemann schwer – denn jede Nacht träumt sie von dem kühnen Alex, von seinen blauen Augen und seiner fesselnden Männlichkeit ...
New York Times bestselling author Monica McCarty has established herself as a favorite in the world of Scottish romance. Her sensual Highland Guard novels, tales of elite warriors and the remarkable women they love, just keep getting better and better. Now the first nine books in the series are available in one sizzling eBook bundle: THE CHIEF THE HAWK THE RANGER THE VIPER THE SAINT THE RECRUIT THE HUNTER THE RAIDER THE ARROW With the death of William Wallace, Scotland’s struggle for independence from English rule seems all but doomed to failure. But the torch for freedom will be lit once more by Robert “the Bruce.” Scouring the darkest corners of the Highlands, the Bruce handpicks ten warriors to form an elite fighting force unlike any the world has ever seen. They are the best of the best in each discipline of warfare: from Tor “Chief” MacLeod, a swordsman without equal, and Erik “Hawk” MacSorley, a brilliant seafarer who has never encountered a wind he could not harness or a woman he could not win, to Lachlan “Viper” MacRuairi, a stealthy rogue to enlist but not to trust, and Ewen “Hunter” Lamont, a tracker searching for a fiery, forbidden woman forever etched in his memory after one stolen, sinful kiss. The warriors of the Highland Guard fight to defend their country—but they live to capture hearts. Praise for Monica McCarty and her Highland Guard novels “McCarty’s gift lies in writing strong characters into wildly entertaining—often unexpected—scenarios.”—The Washington Post “A master storyteller . . . McCarty breathes life into her memorable characters as they face dangerous adventures. The fresh plots, infused with romance and passion, are also brimming with history and drama.”—RT Book Reviews “McCarty creates an enjoyable romance with torrid chemistry, appealing characters, and believable historical situations.”—Publishers Weekly
Leidenschaftlich, ungezähmt, sinnlich Der gefürchtete Highlander Tor MacLeod ist fest entschlossen, sich nicht in den Krieg gegen England verwickeln zu lassen. Niemand kann ihn dazu überreden – auch nicht die eigenwillige Christina Fraser, seine allzu verführerische Braut. Als Christina waghalsig versucht, seine Liebe zu gewinnen, gerät die schöne junge Frau zwischen die kriegerischen Fronten. Plötzlich steht Tor der gefährlichste Kampf seines Lebens bevor: Er muss Christina retten und ihr sein Herz öffnen – bevor es zu spät ist ...
Ein sündiger Kuss, der alles verändern wird – eine unerlaubte Liebe, die alle Grenzen überschreitet. Ewen Lamont – auch »Der Jäger« genannt – nimmt einen gefährlichen Auftrag an: Er soll einen untergetauchten Boten aufspüren. Aber Ewens Ziel ist kein gewöhnliches, denn er ist seiner Beute schon einmal begegnet – der feurigen Janet, die sich für immer in sein Gedächtnis eingebrannt hat. Nach dem unglücklichen Versuch, ihre Zwillingsschwester zu retten, hat Janet endlich Frieden gefunden. Bis sie auf einen attraktiven Krieger trifft, der sie mit seinen Küssen um den Verstand bringt. Als Gefahr droht, hat Janet keine andere Wahl, als diesem einen Jäger zu vertrauen, der angeblich alles aufspüren kann – vielleicht sogar ihr Herz.
The members of a top secret SEAL Team can’t keep their passion under wraps in this thrilling contemporary romantic suspense series from New York Times bestselling author Monica McCarty. Like Rome’s Lost Legion, a SEAL platoon goes on a mission and vanishes without a trace. After walking into a trap on a covert op in Russia, the men from top secret SEAL Team Nine are presumed dead. Not knowing whom they can trust, and with war hanging in the balance, the survivors must go dark and scatter around the globe. Marine ecologist Annie Henderson joins her new boyfriend on a trip to the Western Isles of Scotland to protest a hazardous offshore drilling venture. When she realizes that she may be swept up in something far more dangerous than she’d intended, there is only one man she can turn to. . . . She and the mysterious but sexy dive boat captain haven’t exactly gotten off to the best start, but something about his quiet confidence makes her think that he’s the kind of man she can depend on. Because he’s gruff and guarded, she can tell Dan Warren has secrets. But she could never imagine how high the stakes are for him to keep his cover, even as he risks everything to protect her. . . .
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY RT BOOK REVIEWS The war for Scotland’s freedom continues as King Robert the Bruce battles on. At his command is an elite army of trained warriors, soldiers dedicated to their king, their country—and to the remarkable women they love. Prized for his unbeatable tracking skills, Ewen “Hunter” Lamont accepts a dangerous assignment: locate a missing undercover courier. But this is no ordinary target. Ewen has met his prey before as “Sister Genna,” a fiery, forbidden woman forever etched in his memory after one stolen, sinful kiss. Now that he knows her real identity, he’s more determined than ever to keep her safe. But without the protection of the veil between them, fighting the allure of the beautiful lass may be the toughest battle this extraordinary warrior has ever faced. After her ill-fated attempt three years ago to rescue her twin sister, Janet of Mar has found salvation acting as a royal messenger—until she surrenders to a darkly handsome warrior whose rough, sensual kisses stir feelings the woman in her can’t deny. But when betrayal leads to danger, and a crucial communiqué is put in jeopardy, Janet has no choice but to put her faith in the hunter who can find anything—perhaps even her heart. Praise for The Hunter “[Monica] McCarty breathes life into her memorable characters as they face dangerous adventures. The fresh plots, infused with romance and passion, are also brimming with history and drama. She’s outdone herself with this fiery story of a forbidden love. What a fantastic addition to the series!”—RT Book Reviews “McCarty creates an enjoyable romance with torrid chemistry, appealing characters, and believable historical situations.”—Publishers Weekly “The Hunter is another strong addition to an excellent ongoing series about the lives and loves of the Highland Guards. . . . The research of the time period is very well done, and with an earnestly believable personal story woven in seamlessly. This is another highly enjoyable action-filled read for fans of the series, but can easily be read standalone.”—Fresh Fiction “McCarty is keeping her Highland Guard series fresh, with spectacularly riveting plots and fabulously romantic couples. . . . McCarty is a master at writing Highlander romance. . . . If you’ve not read this series yet, then I strongly suggest that you do. The Hunter is a must read for all historical romance readers.”—Night Owl Reviews “The adventures of the Highland Guard never disappoint in providing excitement and political intrigue in this series. The historical aspects of the era are finely woven into the wonderful storytelling. . . . But, the romance is the real jewel this time and made The Hunter a truly exceptional story.”—The Book Nympho Praise for Monica McCarty “Monica McCarty is a master of blending fact and fiction.”—Romance Junkies From the Paperback edition.
NATIONAL BESTSELLER As King Robert the Bruce of Scotland plots to retake his English-occupied castles, he needs the stealth and skill of his elite soldiers, the Highland Guard. Fearless and indomitable, no men are more loyal to their king, or more cherished by the women they love. The talents of legendary marksman Gregor “Arrow” MacGregor are crucial now, as Bruce moves to reclaim his Scottish holdings. Gregor is considered the most handsome man in Scotland, and his fame as an archer is rivaled only by his reputation with the lasses as a heartbreaker. But when his infamous face is exposed during a covert mission, Gregor is forced to lie low. He returns home only to find a new battle waiting: a daring game of seduction involving his now very grown-up and very desirable ward, Cate of Lochmaben. A born fighter, Cate was clinging to life when Gregor rescued her after a vicious English raid on her village left her mother dead. But five years later, the once scrappy orphan Gregor took under his protection has become a woman. Brave, strong, and skilled in warfare, Cate is determined to lay claim to the warrior who refuses to be trapped. The heat in his eyes tells her she has his attention . . . and his desire. But will Gregor allow his heart to surrender before danger finds them, and the truth of Cate’s identity is revealed? Praise for Monica McCarty and The Arrow “[Monica] McCarty’s gift lies in writing strong characters into wildly entertaining—often unexpected—scenarios. Readers can’t go wrong with her latest.”—The Washington Post “The Highland Guard come to life as McCarty fills her tales with historical accuracy and moving romance. The ninth in the series is well paced, emotional and powerfully told. Don’t miss it!”—RT Book Reviews (Top Pick!) “One of the best Highlander historical series out there.”—The Reading Cafe “Heart-wrenching . . . The Arrow made a lasting impression on me.”—Under the Covers “A mixture of passion, history, and great wit to create a tale to captivate your senses! To die for!”—Addicted to Romance “There is danger, laughter, and sweet love and secrets revealed. All the characteristics of a wonderful read.”—Tea and Book “Monica McCarty is an absolutely superior author! Her Highland Guard series has to be one of the absolute best Highland series out there! Fun, fast paced, fact driven and totally fantastic!”—Bodice Rippers, on The Raider “McCarty is a master at writing Highlander romance . . . keeping her Highland Guard series fresh, with spectacularly riveting plots and fabulously romantic couples. . . . If you’ve not read this series yet, then I strongly suggest that you do.”—Night Owl Reviews, on The Hunter From the Paperback edition.
Robert the Bruce consolidates lands and loyalty in a bold war for Scotland’s independence, as his elite team of warriors, the Highland Guard, fight for king, country . . . and love. Magnus MacKay is the ultimate Highlander: tough, proud, able to master any terrain and to best his enemies. Called “the Saint” for his refusal to discuss women, as well as for his cool and steady leadership, Magnus hides a painful truth. It isn’t virtue or piety that keeps him silent, but a wound of love and loss that cuts so deep he cannot bear to speak of it. But when the woman who refused him is betrothed to his friend and fellow Guardsman, Magnus is tested by love’s battle cry. A wild and innocent beauty, Helen chose family duty over her desire for Magnus. Now the anger in his eyes mirrors the tormented regret in her heart. But as deadly subterfuge stalks the King and his Guard, Helen vows to right her youthful mistakes with a woman’s determined spirit. Still, Magnus harbors secrets and an iron will not to weaken to temptation—or heartache—again. But as danger looms, it’s the kiss not of a saint, but of a sinner, that can save them. From the Paperback edition.
THE LEGEND OF THE HIGHLAND GUARD CONTINUES. . . . Handpicked by Robert the Bruce to help him in his quest to free Scotland from English rule, the elite warriors of the Highland Guard face their darkest days. When Bruce is forced to flee, his bid for freedom rests on the shoulders of one extraordinary warrior. Erik MacSorley is a brilliant seafarer who has never encountered a wind he could not harness or a woman he could not win—until he drags a wet, half-naked “nursemaid” out of the waters off the Irish coast. Ellie’s ordinary appearance belies the truth: She is in fact Lady Elyne de Burgh, the spirited daughter of the most powerful noble in Ireland. Worse, this irresistible woman is determined to prove herself immune to Erik’s charms—a challenge he cannot resist. Her captor may look every inch a rugged warrior, but Ellie vows that it will take more than a wickedly suggestive caress to impress her. Yet Erik will sweep away Ellie’s resistance with a desire that resonates deep within her heart. Still, he is a man driven by loyalty, and she is a woman with secrets that could jeopardize Bruce’s chance to reclaim his throne. As the battle for king and country sounds across the shores, will Ellie’s love be enough to finally tame the legend known as the Hawk? Surrender to the pleasure of this novel from the Highland Guard series From the Paperback edition.
RITA Finalist for Historical Romance Scotland’s King Robert the Bruce is retaking his kingdom from the invading English. To win, he’ll need all the grit and courage of his elite band of warriors, the Highland Guard, men who fight without fear and love without limits. Fiery, aggressive, and bold, Kenneth Sutherland is a true champion—skilled with any weapon and driven to win. Now Kenneth is ready for his greatest challenge: joining Robert the Bruce’s secret army to fight among the elite. Kenneth’s best chance to attain that honor is by winning the Highland Games. Focused and prepared for victory, he is caught off guard by a lovely wisp of a woman—and a stolen moment of wicked seduction. Her innocent arousal and her shameless hunger fire his blood. He will win his place in the guard—and in Mary of Mar’s bed. The ruggedly handsome hero-in-the-making stirs a heart that should know better. Mary vows that her surrender will be sport only—no promises, no heartbreak, just one night of incredible passion. Nothing, she swears, will persuade her to give up her hard-wrought independence and put her fate in the hands of another powerful man. But with every gentle touch and heart-pounding kiss, Kenneth makes her want more. Now Mary wants his heart. But is this determined champion willing to surrender everything for love? From the Paperback edition.
Ein Thriller mit Gänsehaut-Garantie rund um eine junge Frau, die von einem Alptraum in den nächsten gerät! Der SPIEGEL-Bestseller „Dornenmädchen“ ist der Auftakt einer neuen Serie aus der Feder der amerikanischen Autorin Karen Rose, die seit Jahren mit ihren Thrillern (wie „Todesstoߓ, „Todeskleid“ und „Todesherz“) große Erfolge feiert. Gnadenlos gejagt von einem Stalker, flieht die junge Psychotherapeutin Faith in das leerstehende Haus ihrer Familie in Cincinnati. Hier will sie einen Neuanfang wagen – doch ihre vermeintliche Zufluchtsstätte entpuppt sich als Ort des Schreckens. Im Keller der Villa werden Leichen gefunden, und Faith gerät ins Visier der Ermittler. Auch FBI-Agent Deacon Novak kann sie als Täterin nicht ausschließen, doch gleichzeitig fasziniert ihn die hübsche Zeugin. Gemeinsam betreten sie einen düsteren Pfad, der weit in Faith‘ Vergangenheit und auf die Spuren eines eiskalten Psychopathen und Killers führt.
Eigentlich ist der Kriegerprinz Damen der rechtmäßige Erbe von Akielos, doch dann gerät er in Gefangenschaft und wird in die Sklaverei verkauft – ausgerechnet an Laurent, den Kronprinzen des verfeindeten Königreiches Vere. Laurent ist eitel, arrogant und grausam, und er steht für alles, was Damen hasst. Doch noch während er Fluchtpläne schmiedet, lernt Damen Laurent besser kennen, und schon bald weiß er nicht mehr, was wichtiger für ihn ist: Seinen eigenen Thron zurückzugewinnen oder an Laurents Seite zu kämpfen und das Geheimnis um dessen eiskaltes Herz zu lösen ...
NATIONAL BESTSELLER After consolidating his gains against the enemy English, King Robert the Bruce of Scotland sends his best soldiers to fortify the lawless borders. These legendary warriors of the Highland Guard let nothing come before king and country—except the calling of their heart. Of all Bruce’s elite warriors, Robert “Raider” Boyd is the most formidable. A true patriot whose bare hands are a deadly weapon, Robbie is the fierce enforcer of the Guard, and his hatred of the English has been honed to a razor-sharp edge. But vengeance proves bittersweet when his enemy’s beautiful sister falls into his hands and he finds himself fighting temptation—a battle he badly wants to lose. Lady Rosalin Clifford barely recognizes the rebel prisoner she saved from execution six years ago. Though her girlish ideals for fairness have matured into a passion for justice, Rosalin believes she betrayed her brother when she helped this dangerous man escape. Now her traitorous act has come back to haunt her. But she can’t deny the longing this tormented warrior ignites in her, or deny the passion that turns sworn enemies into lovers. Is the gentle love of a true English Rose enough to free Scotland’s most brutal warrior from a path of vengeance—before it’s too late? Praise for Monica McCarty and The Raider “McCarty’s latest Highland Guard novel is a deeply moving and delightful read . . . once again proving that McCarty is a master storyteller.”—RT Book Reviews “Monica McCarty is an absolutely superior author! Her Highland Guard series has to be one of the absolute best Highland series out there! Fun, fast paced, fact driven and totally fantastic!”—Bodice Rippers “A powerful tale of love, woe, hardship and the power of true love . . . If you enjoy Scottish warriors, Medieval Scotland, romance, and passion, then you will enjoy The Raider. . . . A must-read!”—My Book Addiction Reviews “If you are a fan of historical romance, or any romance for that matter, you will want to not only read The Raider, but the entire Highland Guard series. It is just that good!”—Coffee and Characters “A stimulating romance with a rich historical setting, a conflict to put you on your toes, and a love story to pull at the heart strings . . . well done!”—Addicted to Romance “McCarty does a great job at bringing alive this tumultuous period in Scottish history and skillfully blending fact and fiction to create an unparalleled series.”—The Good, The Bad and The Unread “McCarty is a master at writing Highlander romance . . . keeping her Highland Guard series fresh, with spectacularly riveting plots and fabulously romantic couples. . . . If you’ve not read this series yet, then I strongly suggest that you do.”—Night Owl Reviews, on The Hunter From the Paperback edition.
Chosen to help Robert the Bruce in his quest to free Scotland from English rule and claim his crown, the legendary team of warriors known as the Highland Guard battles on. Embedded deep behind enemy lines, Arthur “Ranger” Campbell is prized for his razor-sharp senses and his ability to blend into the shadows. But when Arthur infiltrates the clan of the chieftain who murdered his father, his heart is locked on revenge. Inside he faces unexpected resistance from the sweetest of obstacles—a honey-haired siren who is his enemy’s daughter. Intrigued by this ruggedly handsome newcomer to her father’s forces, the vivacious, enchanting Anna MacDougall is a woman whose skill at uncovering deception rivals Arthur’s own. Though yearning for a quiet life with a good man to love, Anna is drawn to this mysterious knight whose eyes devour her but whose words push her away. As danger, treachery, and the threat of looming war draw them closer into each other’s arms, a warrior made of steel must make a choice from the heart: love or revenge. From the Paperback edition.