Author: Gerri Russell

Gerri Russell has done it all when it comes to writing; she's worked as a broadcast journalist, newspaper reporter, magazine columnist, technical writer and editor, instructional designer, which all finally led her to follow her heart's desire of being a romance novelist.

Gerri is the award-winning author of six novels and one novella. She is best known for her adventurous and emotionally intense novels set in 13th and 14th Century Scottish Highlands. Her most notable series to date is that of the Brotherhood of the Scottish Templars.

In her spare time, Gerri is a living history re-enactor with the Shrewsbury Renaissance Faire. A two-time recipient of the Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart award and winner of the American Title II competition sponsored by Dorchester Publishing and RT BOOKreviews Magazine, she lives in Bellevue, Washington with her husband and children.

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Along Came Mr. Right

Along Came Mr. Right
  • Number: B01946V7CK
  • Release: 2016-05-10
  • Author: Gerri Russell
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Montlake Romance
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Olivia Tyler loves helping foster children find their forever homes, but she’s still waiting for her forever love. Ever since her ex-boyfriend humiliated her on Facebook, she hasn’t been ready for a commitment. But on the night of the charity auction for her adoption agency, she gives in to temptation with a stranger who helps her out of a jam…and out of her bright-blue stilettos.

After the most mind-blowing romantic night of her life, everything about Max Right seems perfect: he’s handsome, chivalrous, and he’s about to launch an algorithm-based matchmaking app with an extraordinary success rate. But when Olivia finds out her mystery man is also someone else’s fiancé, no matter how much they seem to click, this romance doesn’t add up. For Olivia, unavailable means incompatible.

When a troubled teen comes to both of them for help, Olivia is willing to put their differences aside temporarily. But as the three spend time together, she discovers the truth about Max’s heart, and it just may be the key to opening her own.


A Laird for Christmas - Highland Bachelor, #1

A Laird for Christmas
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9781477808870
  • Release: 2013-10-15
  • Author: Gerri Russell
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical, Seasonal / Holiday, #FirstInaSeries
  • Publisher: Montlake Romance
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After her father and brother disappeared, Lady Jane Lennox is managing Bellhaven Castle. Nonetheless, her aunt has invited six suitors to compete for the right to her hand—and to protect Bellhaven's towers of cool pink-gray stone.

Among the six is Nicholas Kincaid, the one-time object of Jane's affection. Two years ago, her brother banished Nicholas. A mere “sir,” in want of title or land, Nicholas was not marriageable material. Now, Nicholas will compete in challenges of wit and skill, rather than heraldry. But against noble swordsmen, dancers, and charmers, can he possibly win back her heart?

Gerri Russell is a two-time winner of the Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Award, and RT Reviews’ American Title II competition. She has published seven romances set in the rugged Scottish Highlands. When she’s not writing or spending time with her family in the Pacific Northwest, she’s an historical re-enactor with the Shrewsbury Renaissance Faire.


A Knight to Desire - Brotherhood of the Scottish Templars

A Knight to Desire
  • Number: B008GGFJQU
  • Release: 2012-06-29
  • Author: Gerri Russell
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Independently Published
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The artifacts were legendary--the sword of Charlemagne and the Holy Grail. And now they were gone, stolen by those who hoped to use their mystical powers to destroy Scotland.

Sensuous as sin and wild as the Highlands, Sir Simon Lockhart must reclaim the treasure while protecting his fellow Templars against a madman who wants to wipe out the order and guarding his heart against a red-haired beauty whose greatest wish is to run headlong into danger.

Brianna St. Clair had trained nearly her whole life to be a knight and is haunted by premonitions of a terrible battle. It's these very visions that Simon hopes will lead them to the treasure and the traitor. But while Brianna can wield a sword as well as any man, she has no defense against the seductive pull of... A Knight to Desire.


Seducing the Knight - Brotherhood of the Scottish Templars

Seducing the Knight
  • Number: B007H1TRH2
  • Release: 2012-03-04
  • Author: Gerri Russell
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Leisure
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A princess in hiding...

A Templar knight bound by duty but burning with desire...

A search for the legendary Ark of the Covenant...

Their journey will take them thousands of miles--from the deserts in the cradle of civilization to the misty heathered Highlands of Scotland. Along the way they will face storms, treachery, and an army of assassins. But for these two who thrive on adventure, the greatest risk of all is abandoning themselves to the pleasures they find in each other's arms.


To Tempt a Knight - Brotherhood of the Scottish Templars, #1

To Tempt a Knight
  • Stars
  • Number: B006N0KN76
  • Release: 2011-12-13
  • Author: Gerri Russell
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Leisure
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Sir William Keith owed allegiance to no one save the mysterious brotherhood of the Scottish Templars. But his task to protect the legendary Templar treasure brought him straight into the path of a bold lass who demanded he help her kidnapped father, the treasure's previous guardian.

William dared not abandon Lady Siobhan Fraser for her enemies. She was his best hope for finding the holy artifacts--and a dire temptation to his vow of chastity. How long could he deny the ecstasy that awaited him in her arms? For he knew all too well it's the forbidden fruit that tastes the sweetest . . .

Brotherhood of the Scottish Templars Series order:

Book 1: To Tempt a Knight

Book 2: Seducing the Knight

Book 3: Border Lord's Bride

Book 4: A Knight to Desire - available now!


Warrior's Lady - The Stones of Destiny Series

Warrior's Lady
  • Number: B005PK46KA
  • Release: 2011-09-25
  • Author: Gerri Russell
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Independently Published
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Camden Lockhart vowed to eliminate the Ruthven clan after they had destroyed his family. All he had left was a small niece and the legacy of the Charm Stone she carried, but no one knew where the little girl was.

Rhiannon Ruthven came to the abbey to escape the brutality of her brothers and find solace. Instead she found the orphaned Violet Lockhart in need of an escort to her uncle's castle. Rhiannon didn't know it, but she would be walking straight into a nest of assassins.

Watching Rhiannon nearly sacrifice her own life to save another's, Camden knew he could not condemn her to death. He'd have to protect her from the very men he'd hired to kill her. Scottish legend said the Charm Stone had the power to heal, but was it strong enough to unite two wounded hearts?


Border Lord's Bride - The Brotherhood of the Scottish Templars, Novella

Border Lord's Bride
  • Number: B005L4V5TU
  • Release: 2011-09-03
  • Author: Gerri Russell
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Independently Published
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A man on a mission...

To protect his sisters from disaster, Lucius Carr leaves the Templar Knights and returns home to his Scottish estate to assume the family's earldom little expecting to inherit a bride in the bargain.

A woman from his past...

Elizabeth Huntingdon had spurned him once before in favor of his brother. Lucius bears the physical scars of battle as well as the emotional scars of betrayal. He vows to guard himself against the one woman who enchanted him heart and soul.

A desire neither can resist...

Neither Lucius nor Elizabeth expects to join forces for the sake of his sisters. Or have their loyalties tested as they struggle against the potent desire that threatens to consume them both. She is the last woman on earth he wants to marry, yet the only woman he could ever imagine as the...Border Lord's Bride.


Warrior's Bride - The Stone of Destiny Series

Warrior's Bride
  • Number: B005JQBGSK
  • Release: 2011-08-28
  • Author: Gerri Russell
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Independently Published
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The Seer's Stone. Locked away in a tower, young Isobel had watched its power slowly drive her mother mad. And now, years later, the Stone's secrets threatened to be the death of Isobel

as well. Douglas Stewart, known as the Black Wolf of Scotland, had no intention of taking a wife, despite his father's demands. But the moment he saw Isobel, he was spellbound by her fiery defiance and delicate beauty. They were united by destiny yet beset by betrayal. Only by opening her heart to love and living up to her legacy could Isobel become a Warrior's Bride.


The Warrior Trainer - The Stones of Destiny Series

The Warrior Trainer
  • Number: B005G8SBQQ
  • Release: 2011-08-06
  • Author: Gerri Russell
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Independently Published
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Scotia knew her duty: protect the Stone of Destiny at all costs. It was the key to Scotland's salvation, the reason she'd become the best warrior in the world--as had the generations of women who'd guarded the Stone before her. Yet those women had never been distracted by a man like Ian MacKinnon.

He'd journeyed to her castle to learn her legendary skills so he could exact vengeance against the brutal English mercenaries who'd killed his brother. On the battlefield, Ian wielded his sword with deadly precision. In the bedroom, he became a man of wild passion tempered by infinite tenderness. But soon he would be forced to move on and avenge his clan, leaving Scotia to face a conflict for which she had no training: her duty to the Stone versus her desire to follow her heart.


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