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Author: Amy Jarecki

Amy Jarecki is a descendant of an ancient Lowland clan and adores Scotland. Though she now resides in southwest Utah, she received her MBA from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. Winning multiple writing awards, she found her niche in the genre of Scottish historical romance. Amy writes steamy edge-of-your-seat action adventures with rugged men and fascinating women who weave their paths through the brutal eras of centuries past. Amy loves hearing from her readers and can be contacted through her website at AmyJarecki.com.

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Body Shot - ICE Book 2

Body Shot
  • Number: B071WQ448K
  • Release: 2017-08-29
  • Author: Amy Jarecki
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romantic Suspense, * Rom: Uniformed Heroes
  • Publisher: Independently Published
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An International Clandestine Enterprise Novel

She has every right to feel venomous resentment…

Convicted of a murder she didn’t commit, sniper Henri Anderson suffers two years of hard time before she’s given a choice—accept an unknown assignment offered by a seedy foreign dignitary or head for home. The decision took all of two seconds. At least that’s what she thinks, until a mysterious Scottish man shows up and offers a deal sweet enough to tempt a saint.

But has the rugged blue-eyed closer met his match?

Annoyed that ICE is wasting his time by sending him to Utah to recruit a talented soldier who has already turned them down, secret agent, Mike Rose, has no intention of failing. He’s a tough guy with more persuasion in his hard stare than most people manage with an oration. Disarmed by a woman who’s not only tenacious, she’s downright stunning, Mike tempts Henri with something even a hardened Delta Force sniper can’t refuse. And once she’s hooked, Mike thinks he’s done—can go back to covert ops working alone. But Henri isn’t a woman who’s easy to forget. And when she’s snared by the clutches of the very man who framed her for murder, the big Scot will sell his soul to save her.


Hunt for Evil - ICE Book 1

Hunt for Evil
  • Number: B071JS2JST
  • Release: 2017-08-01
  • Author: Amy Jarecki
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romantic Suspense, * Rom: Uniformed Heroes, #FirstInaSeries
  • Publisher: Independently Published
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An International Clandestine Enterprise Novel

Meeting her will change his life…And she has no idea how much she needs the SEAL to change hers.

When Navy SEAL Commander Logan Rodgers winds up on a botched mission in the Gulf of Oman, his quick action in saving MI6 asset, Olivia Hamilton, brings him to the attention of the international espionage arena.

Recruited by the mysterious and elite International Clandestine Enterprise (ICE), Logan faces Olivia again, but this time they’re on the same team. Sparks fly as the two compete in a clash between skill and keen intellect, until a French girl is kidnapped by a suspected terrorist.

Posing a married couple, steam erupts between the pair while Logan and Olivia dive deeper into an ISIS kidnapping ring. But when Olivia becomes the kidnapper’s next victim, she enters a madman’s hell. And as Logan races against time to save her, one thing ravages his soul. If he fails, the woman he loves will be lost to him forever.


The Highland Commander - The Highland Lords, #2

The Highland Commander
  • Number: B01LL8BR4C
  • Release: 2017-06-27
  • Author: Amy Jarecki
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Historical
  • Publisher: Forever
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She cannot resist the man behind the mask...

As the illegitimate daughter of a Scottish earl, Lady Magdalen Keith is not one to partake in lavish balls or other frivolities. Yet at her father's urging, she agrees to dance with the battle-weary officers at this year's holiday masquerade. It's practically her civic duty! But when one such officer-whose dashing good looks cannot be disguised by a mere mask-sweeps her off her feet and into his arms, the innocent lass can't help herself. Her lips are his for the taking.But will he betray his country for a kiss?

Navy lieutenant Aiden Murray has spent too many months at sea to be immune to the charms of this lovely beauty. Even after he returns to his ship, she lives in his dreams. But when he discovers Maddie's true identity-and learns that her father is accused of treason-will the brawny Scot risk his life to follow his heart?


The Forbidden Highlands

The Forbidden Highlands
  • Number: B01N9VKQ6H
  • Release: 2017-04-18
  • Authors: Terri Brisbin, Eliza Knight, Victoria Vane, Collette Cameron, Violetta Rand, Amy Jarecki, Kathryn Le Veque, Emma Prince
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Historical, Collections & Anthologies
  • Publisher: Dragonblade Publishing
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Welcome to the realm of THE FORBIDDEN HIGHLANDS....

Eight USA TODAY and BESTSELLING historical romance authors bring you great tales of forbidden love from the highlands of Scotland based upon the greatest Celtic legend of forbidden love - a Celtic princess being escorted to her wedding to marry a king ultimately fell in love with her knightly escort. So began a powerful tale of great longing, of love spells, of persecution, and ultimately of a fiery passion borne from an otherworldly source. A love so strong is never meant to die... and reborn in these eight fabulous novellas.

Enjoy these brand-new novellas that will keep you reading long into the night, dreaming of lost loves, of great loves, and of forbidden loves.


The Highland Duke - Lords of the Highlands, #1

The Highland Duke
  • Stars
  • Number: 9781455597802
  • Release: 2017-03-28
  • Author: Amy Jarecki
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Historical, #FirstInaSeries
  • Publisher: Forever
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She'll put her life on the line for him . . .

When Akira Ayres finds the brawny Scot with a musket ball in his thigh, the healer has no qualms about doing whatever it takes to save his life. Even if it means fleeing with him across the Highlands to tend to his wounds while English redcoats are closing in. Though Akira is as fierce and brave as any of her clansmen, even she's intimidated by the fearsome, brutally handsome Highlander who refuses to reveal his name.

Yet she can never learn his true identity.

Geordie knows if Akira ever discovers he's the Duke of Gordon, both her life and his will be forfeit in a heartbeat. The only way to keep the lass safe is to ensure she's by his side day and night. But the longer he's with her, the harder it becomes to think of letting her go. Despite all their differences, despite the danger-he will face death itself to make her his . . .


The Time Traveler's Christmas - Guardian of Scotland Book 3

The Time Traveler's Christmas
  • Number: B01HZYCMV8
  • Release: 2016-10-04
  • Author: Amy Jarecki
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR, * Rom: Historical, Seasonal / Holiday
  • Publisher: Independently Published
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A man’s life can fall apart in an instant…

Tougher than oxhide, Lachlan Wallace can take about anything except a breakup call from his wife two minutes before competing in the Karate Championship of the World. Arriving home with a loss, he agrees to watch his uncle’s cat over the holidays. Or so he thinks—until he awakes on a fourteenth century battlefield beside a woman fighting for her life.

Never underestimate a woman’s determination…

Taken from her at the age of two, Lady Christina de Moray hasn’t seen her son in thirteen years. While traveling with Robert the Bruce’s army to exchange an English prisoner for the lad, a battle erupts. Losing the fight, Christina is rescued by a mysterious warrior while the English escape with her son yet again.

And never bet against the potency of passion…

Left with no way back to the twenty-first century, Lachlan agrees to help Christina rescue the lad from his English captors. If the heir is not returned by Christmas next, the Bruce will make his decision whom to grant the de Moray lands, including Lady Christina’s hand. Once his duty is fulfilled, Lachlan hopes to discover a way home—as long as he keeps his mind on the goal and ignores his growing love for the spirited woman who gives him her trust—and her heart.


A Hero Across Time - Guardian of Scotland Set

A Hero Across Time
  • Number: B01GEYJBO6
  • Release: 2016-08-02
  • Author: Amy Jarecki
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Historical, Collections & Anthologies
  • Publisher: Rapture Books
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The acclaimed two-book time travel adventure in one legendary boxed set!

In this tale of breathtaking love and heartbreaking farewells, hope is but a fleeting whisper.

RISE OF A LEGEND:

Awaking to the sharp point of a madman’s sword, journalist Eva MacKay is hurled into the midst of a bloody thirteenth century battle. Just when certain death is eminent, brutal arms surround the lass, dragging her deeper into unknown terror.

When Eva realizes she’s been hauled to the hideout of rebel William Wallace, a revelation dawns—she’s landed the story of a lifetime—if she can stay alive and find a way home to tell her tale. What she doesn’t count on is her mounting chemistry with the greatest legend Scotland has ever known…or the absolute love swelling in her heart.

IN THE KINDOM’S NAME:

After his success at the Battle of Stirling Bridge, William Wallace becomes Guardian of Scotland and is thrown into the machinations of court. But when disaster strikes, the love of his life, Eva MacKay, is hurled back to the twenty first century. Frantically she tries to return, only to face failure with her every attempt. In this tale of breathtaking love and heartbreaking farewells, destiny twists and turns until all hope expires…But does it?


The Valiant Highlander - Highland Defender Book 2

The Valiant Highlander
  • Number: B01CX1HAA6
  • Release: 2016-06-12
  • Author: Amy Jarecki
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Historical
  • Publisher: Rapture Books
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When Sir Donald MacDonald, Baronet of Sleat meets trews-wearing, musket-wielding, redheaded Mary of Castleton, he’s completely flummoxed. Such a woman would never fit in to his aristocratic way of life. And Mary wants nothing to do with her father’s wishes for her betrothal. Indeed, the two agree on one thing: They are completely, utterly and inarguably incompatible.

But when Mary is abducted from Dunscaith Castle and spirited away in Sir Donald’s sea galley, the baronet has no choice but to mount a rescue. When his plans are thwarted at every turn, Donald and Mary are thrown in a tumultuous a race for their very lives. Though destiny brings them together, Don must face the truth smoldering in the recesses of his heart. Can he cast aside his ideals and declare his love for the saucy Highland lass?


The Fearless Highlander - Highland Defender Book 1

The Fearless Highlander
  • Number: B019CYFUP4
  • Release: 2016-03-13
  • Author: Amy Jarecki
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Historical, #FirstInaSeries
  • Publisher: Rapture Books
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Heir to the most notorious clan in the Highlands, Hugh MacIain hides his identity while imprisoned in the bowels of Fort William’s hell. Aye, this braw warrior has endured horrors that should have seen him dead, though now it appears it’s the bloody flux that will send him to Satan’s fire.

Optimistic, competent, and captivating, Charlotte Hill takes pity on a fevered prisoner sprawled atop a cot in the fort’s surgery. When finally the Highlander opens his eyes, he seizes her heart with a pained stare. Truly, this is no commoner—but in 1692, a warrior loyal to the Jacobite cause and the daughter of a government colonel may as well be worlds apart.

After his escape, Hugh snatches a chance to woo the lass, until disaster strikes. While war and lust for vengeance force Charlotte further from Hugh’s arms, the couple’s romance seems aimlessly adrift on the open sea. Before they sail too far apart, can the tender love of an English lady coax a determined Highlander from his path of revenge?


In The Kingdom's Name - Guardian of Scotland, #2

In The Kingdom's Name
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: B017QKCC1Q
  • Release: 2016-02-04
  • Author: Amy Jarecki
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR, * Rom: Historical
  • Publisher: Rapture Books
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Can history rewrite itself? As the time of treachery draws near, hope is but a fleeting whisper.

After his success at the Battle of Stirling Bridge, William Wallace becomes Guardian of Scotland and is thrown into the machinations of court. But when disaster strikes, the love of his life, Eva MacKay, is hurled back to the twenty first century. Frantically she tries to return, only to face failure with her every attempt. In this tale of breathtaking love and heartbreaking farewells, destiny twists and turns until all hope expires…But does it?


Rise of a Legend - Guardian of Scotland, #1

Rise of a Legend
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  • Number: B014PU8LSI
  • Release: 2015-11-05
  • Author: Amy Jarecki
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR, * Rom: Historical
  • Publisher: Rapture Books
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Running away from her catastrophic life, historical journalist Eva MacKay joins an archaeological dig at the battleground of Loudoun Hill. Unearthing the seal of William Wallace, Eva gains notoriety. But her dreams of Bowie knives—the weapon that murdered her husband—morph into great swords and dirks.

Drawn to a ruined monastery, Eva drifts into the worst nightmare of all. Awaking to the sharp point of a madman’s sword, she’s hurled into the midst of a bloody thirteenth century battle. Just when certain death is eminent, brutal arms surround the lass, dragging her deeper into unknown terror.

When Eva realizes she’s been hauled to the hideout of rebel William Wallace, a revelation dawns—she’s landed the story of a lifetime—if she can stay alive and find a way home to tell her tale.

What she doesn’t count on is her mounting chemistry with the greatest legend Scotland has ever known…or the absolute love swelling in her heart.


Highland Knight of Rapture - Highland Dynasty, #4

Highland Knight of Rapture
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: B010QEJ9U6
  • Release: 2015-07-31
  • Author: Amy Jarecki
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Historical
  • Publisher: Rapture Books
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Another steamy Scottish historical romance by Amy Jarecki set in 1493: After five years of marriage, Lady Helen has failed to produce an heir. Giving birth to a lass, Helen’s husband rejects her and openly takes a lover while she endures in silence.

But war is brewing. The MacDonald feud with the crown comes to a head and with it arrives Helen’s childhood friend, Sir Eoin MacGregor. Eoin and his men join with the MacIain Clan to quell the rebellion. But when he witnesses Helen suffer undue humiliation, his troubles escalate tenfold.

If Eoin helps the lady escape, he will break the sanctity of marriage. Worse, the king has commanded Eoin to fight beside her barbarous husband. To rescue Helen from tragedy worse than death, will the gallant knight find the strength to mask his deepest desires to save the woman he’s always loved?


A Highland Knight to Remember - Highland Dynasty, #3

A Highland Knight to Remember
  • Number: B00W5M225M
  • Release: 2015-05-15
  • Author: Amy Jarecki
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Historical, Series: Stands Alone
  • Publisher: Rapture Books
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In 15th century Scotland, Gyllis Campbell arrives at the Beltane festival with one thing on her mind—to win the heart of Sir Sean MacDougall once and for all. Astonishingly, Sir Sean would like nothing more than to oblige the lovely lass.

But when news of his father’s death arrives, Sean races for Dunollie Castle. Unaware of Sean’s tragedy, Gyllis departs the festival thwarted. Worse, a terrible illness strikes her down, and she’s sent to the cloisters of Ardchattan Priory for healing.

Plagued by raids on his lands and deception in his ranks, Sean is embroiled in a battle to regain control. Pulled in a myriad of directions, adversity runs rampant as Gyllis struggles to regain her health and Sean battles the very demon who covets his title. Fighting for their lives, both must prevail before their love can blossom.


A Highland Knight's Desire - Highland Dynasty Series, #2

A Highland Knight's Desire
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  • Number: B00RM4RSAM
  • Release: 2015-03-03
  • Author: Amy Jarecki
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Historical
  • Publisher: Rapture Books
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In 15th century Scotland, Sir Duncan finds himself rescuing Lady Meg from the clutches of the Earl of Northumberland, and he is knocked off guard by the sassy, redheaded lass. And aye, the tall, dark, and rugged Highlander challenges Meg’s piety with his every stare.

Sir Duncan focuses on returning Lady Meg to her family and collecting his bounty before the lass can further sink her wiles into his heart. Lady Meg’s kidnapper, Northumberland, is plotting his revenge and is out to ruin them both. If Northumberland’s ruse is not exposed, Meg may end up becoming a nun, and Duncan a pawn in a deadly game. Join us on this passionate adventure as Lady Meg discovers herself – and her desires.

Stands Alone: Yes


Knight in Highland Armor - Highland Dynasty, #1

Knight in Highland Armor
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  • Number: B00OQT919M
  • Release: 2015-01-01
  • Author: Amy Jarecki
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Historical
  • Publisher: Rapture Books
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Grieving from the death of his wife, Lord Colin Campbell listens to the cries of his newborn son whilst penning a missive to the king. With no marriage prospects, Colin petitions his majesty for help in finding a stepmother. Never again will he fall in love—the death of a woman brings more pain than losing a whole contingent of men on the battlefield.

Feisty, quick tongued and smart, Margaret Robinson is delighted when her father receives a messenger from the king…until she discovers what news he brings. In a sennight, she will wed the notorious Black Knight—her life is about to end.

Tension builds during the wedding and deteriorates from there…until an accident draws them together. Just when their love begins to blossom, a dire request arrives from the Pope. Colin must join the Crusades at once.

Their fragile love is forced to withstand the seductions of hell—Margaret tempted by a scoundrel laird—Colin courted by Satan himself. Aye, the war for Christendom could very well ruin their dreams forever.


Celtic Maid - Pict Desire Book #2

Celtic Maid
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  • Number: B00R1ZY1B6
  • Release: 2014-12-15
  • Author: Amy Jarecki
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Historical
  • Publisher: Closed - Turquoise Morning Press
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Can a loyal soldier of Rome follow his heart?

Primus Centurion Titus Augustus Romulus has fought tirelessly to reclaim Hadrian’s Wall from the clutches of the barbarians. Once his goal is achieved, he sets his sights on a long awaited advancement to lead the entire Roman province of Britannia. But when Elspeth stows away in his chamber, things begin to go awry. As time passes, he uncovers the mysterious warrior woman’s talents…until she’s exposed as a Pict spy.

Elspeth has been bred to hate Romans. Never would she allow her heart to betray her code of loyalty. But Titus’s stare raking across her body sends shivers over her skin. For a moment, she loses herself in the rugged centurion’s allure…until her world crumbles.

Can an ardent soldier of Rome gain the courage to turn his back on his duty? Love versus honor clash as Titus battles all sides in a fight to uncover the truth, invoke justice and follow his heart.

Stands Alone: Yes


Rescued by the Celtic Warrior - Pict Desire Series, #1

Rescued by the Celtic Warrior
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  • Number: B00NUAY710
  • Release: 2014-10-02
  • Author: Amy Jarecki
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Historical
  • Publisher: Closed - Turquoise Morning Press
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After arriving in Roman Britannia, Valeria is captured by savages. She prays the Romans will find her—but it’s Taran, a Pict warrior, who comes to Valeria’s rescue and ignites an unquenchable flame of passion that fills her soul.

Highborn and privileged, Valeria has never known life outside her father’s Roman fortress. But when Hadrian’s Wall falls, Valeria’s world shatters.

Ripped from her bed, she’s captured by savages. Terrified, she prays her betrothed will mount a rescue. But it is the enemy, a Pict with Celtic tattoos and hair of fire who wields his sword and fights for her freedom.

When she seeks refuge in the warrior’s stronghold, the Picts eye her with distrust and force her to earn her keep as a commoner. But the longer Valeria remains, the more agonizing it becomes to conceal her burning love for the Celtic warrior.


Return of the Highland Laird - A Highland Force Novella

Return of the Highland Laird
  • Number: B00MOIZZVA
  • Release: 2014-08-12
  • Author: Amy Jarecki
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Historical, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Rapture Books
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A short historical novella from Amy Jarecki ~

An untimely tempest transports two miserable and lost souls to England’s Abbey Wood where they stumble across each other’s paths. Lady Jane, a battered woman and accused murderess—Laird Alexander, fleeing his keep after blaming himself for the accidental death of his wife.

Both souls must heal their wounds. Both souls have reason to keep their identities hidden. This misshapen pair discovers each needs the other—though neither is willing to admit dependence.

Alexander must return to his kin and resume his laird’s mantle. Lady Jane must clear her name and find forgiveness. But before healing can begin, it is essential they learn to trust…and love.


Beauty and the Barbarian - Highland Force, #3

Beauty and the Barbarian
  • Number: B00KKNS522
  • Release: 2014-05-25
  • Author: Amy Jarecki
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Historical, Series: Stands Alone
  • Publisher: Rapture Books
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Born with the mark of the devil, Merrin has been hidden on the islet of Eilean Fladda for near twenty years. When the body of a Highlander washes ashore, the innocent lass presumes him dead. Brushing the hair from the rugged warrior’s face, her fingers connect with warm flesh. Warm.

Ian MacLeod wakes to a woman so radiant, he believes her an angel. But when the lass recoils from him, he fears she knows of his evil deeds. While he heals, Ian is stunned when he exposes her witch’s mark, yet he’s spellbound by Merrin’s allure. He’d do anything to erase his haunting past and earn her love.

But there’s a henchman after Ian’s head, and when that man learns the Highlander is still alive, the couple is forced to flee Merrin’s sheltered world. Fighting for survival, destiny demands they each face their demons, but doing so may forever ruin them both.


The Highland Henchman - Highland Force, #2

The Highland Henchman
  • Number: B00J6HYD3S
  • Release: 2014-03-21
  • Author: Amy Jarecki
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Historical, Series: Stands Alone
  • Publisher: Rapture Books
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Intent on winning a Lowlander’s tournament, Bran MacLeod travels south with his laird. All goes as planned, except spirited Miss Enya Ross continually distracts him, and in the oddest situations. With no business lusting after a baron’s daughter, Bran decides to return to Raasay… until his laird pledges Bran’s services in the fight to reinstate Mary, Queen of Scots to the throne.

Enya has no deference for the lines of nobility, or for the Great Divide that separates Lowlanders from Highlanders. The way Sir Bran’s eyes hunger for her ignites an internal fire Enya cannot quell. All her life she’s wanted adventure and excitement, but now her every thought is consumed with the rugged Highlander.

With all odds stacked against them, can their forbidden love withstand the tumult of war and the menace of betrayal?


Captured by the Pirate Laird - Highland Force, #1

Captured by the Pirate Laird
  • Stars
  • Number: B00I094S7Y
  • Release: 2014-01-18
  • Author: Amy Jarecki
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Historical
  • Publisher: Rapture Books
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Wed by proxy to a baron old enough to be her grandfather, Lady Anne trudges up the gangway of a galleon that will deliver her into the arms of a tyrant. Crestfallen, she believes her disastrous life cannot get worse—until she awakes to the blasts of cannon fire.

Facing certain death, Anne trembles in her stateroom while swords clash and the chilling screams of battle rage on the deck above. When a rugged Highlander kicks in her door, she prays for a swift end.

But Laird Calum MacLeod has a reason for plundering the ship—and it’s not a stunning English lass. With no other choice, he takes Anne to his crumbling keep on the isle of Raasay and sends a letter of ransom to her husband. In time, Anne grows to understand MacLeod’s plight and finds it increasingly difficult to resist Calum’s unsettling charm—until the baron sends a reply agreeing to terms.

Ripped from passion that will be forever seared into their souls, will Anne and Calum risk everything for love?


Virtue

Virtue
  • Number: B00H343Y1S
  • Release: 2013-12-03
  • Author: Amy Jarecki
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Closed - Turquoise Morning Press
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Sheltered, raised in rural Utah, Zoe Marshall has never heard of the Mayan Prophecy of the Golden Goddess—but she’s about to.

At the moment she’s thrilled to have landed her dream job dancing on a cruise ship where she meets Belizean Gabriel AhKin. The sizzling bartender stirs her passion.

When the ship docks in Belize, Zoe disappears—spirited into the bowels of a Mayan cult led by a reclusive fanatic. After the madman sees her, he divines Zoe is the Golden Goddess. She is “the one” to fulfill the prophecy. Now Gabriel’s driving obsession is to rescue the woman who’s captured his heart.


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