Author: Helen Scott Taylor

Helen Scott Taylor's first novel, The Magic Knot, won the American Title contest in 2008, was a Golden Heart® finalist, and was chosen as one of Booklist's top ten romances of 2009. Since then, she has published other novels, novellas, and short stories in both the UK and USA. Her published works have been finalists in a number of contests including the Holt Medallion, the Lories, the Prism Contest, the Write Touch Award and the Maggies.

Helen lives in South West England near Plymouth in Devon between the windswept expanse of Dartmoor and the rocky Atlantic coast. As well as her wonderful long-suffering husband, she shares her home with two Shih Tzus and an aristocratic chocolate-shaded-silver-burmilla cat who rules the household with a velvet paw. She believes that deep within everyone there's a little magic.

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Finally Home

Finally Home
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  • Number: B008O53R2G
  • Release: 2012-09-24
  • Author: Helen Scott Taylor
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Romantic Elements, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Carina Press
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As manager of the charming Greyfriar House Hotel, Melanie Marshall loves her job and spending time with her young son. But she can never forget what she ran away from: her late husband's crimes and her own terrible guilt. Though lonely, Melanie can't afford to let another man into her life.

But when her boss, gorgeous hotel owner Jack Summers, returns from his supposed wedding without a ring or a wife, Melanie discovers there's more to him than she ever thought. For one, the ex-soccer star is her son's idol. But the closer she gets to Jack, the more she pulls away. She can't share her past. Ever.

For too long, Jack's protected his scarred heart by letting gold-digging women make him think love didn't matter. But a sweet single mother and a soccer-crazy little boy change everything. He knows Melanie has secrets. Secrets she'll have to share if he's to help her realize she's finally home.

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Ice Gods Christmas

Ice Gods Christmas
  • Number: B009ZYX7DE
  • Release: 2012-10-31
  • Author: Helen Scott Taylor
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, Seasonal / Holiday, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Helen Scott Taylor
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A trip to Iceland to find her father turns into a nightmare when she is transported to the icy palace of Valhalla and lands in the middle of the Ice Gods family feud. Odin's son has loved and protected her from afar. Now she is in his world, he can finally make her his.


Flowers on the Water - A Short Love Story

Flowers on the Water
  • Number: B009WV4IM4
  • Release: 2012-10-24
  • Author: Helen Scott Taylor
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Romantic Elements, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Helen Scott Taylor
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A tragedy so devastating she thought their love was dead. But he never gave up hope.


The Ruby Kiss - The Magic Knot Series

The Ruby Kiss
  • Number: B009NXM03K
  • Release: 2012-10-09
  • Author: Helen Scott Taylor
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Montlake Romance
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A POWERFUL NIGHTSTALKER

Nightshade hungers to bring the strong and beautiful to their knees beneath the ecstasy of his bite, but he has never known sexual lust—not until he meets Ruby McDonald, the curvy redhead who wields attitude and strength like an ax, and who would be the perfect mother of his children. Caught in a clash between the Seelie and Unseelie courts, he vows not only her survival but also to win her heart

A MORTAL WITH A SECRET

Plagued by magic inherited from a father she never knew, Ruby wants answers. Nightshade has them. And when he crashes into her bedroom late one night, the fairy's silvery eyes, dark intensity, and striking black wings tempt her with a whole lot more: a mysterious world waiting to be explored, a dangerous love that binds her in body, mind, and spirit…and the children she thought she could never have. Ahead looms a choice between freedom and a power some would kill to possess. Should she deny her desires, or succumb to the seduct


Moments of Gold - Anthology of Love Stories

Moments of Gold
  • Number: B009K9A0EI
  • Release: 2012-09-30
  • Author: Helen Scott Taylor
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: Collections & Anthologies, Romantic Elements, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Helen Scott Taylor
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Six Short Love Stories

A Christmas Crush. She's loved her sister's husband since she first laid eyes on him.

Jack's Garden. He's waited a lifetime for her.

A Fuzzy Tale. In the midst of sorrow, there is hope.

The White Room. Love shows you the way back.

The Fairy House. A little magic...

Shells on the Sand. Will she give him a second chance?


A Family for Christmas

A Family for Christmas
  • Number: B009FEVC3Q
  • Release: 2012-09-21
  • Author: Helen Scott Taylor
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Seasonal / Holiday, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Helen Scott Taylor
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A lonely career woman stranded in a blizzard, a disillusioned man who has cut himself off from women. When he rescues her from the snow and takes her into his home, the spirit of Christmas and his little girl's love work their magic.


Wildwood

Wildwood
  • Number: B008N2KYP8
  • Release: 2012-07-18
  • Author: Helen Scott Taylor
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Young Adult, Supernatural, Suspense: Mystery
  • Publisher: Independently Published
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A fifteen-year-old boy is sent to stay in a spooky English village with his grandfather for the summer vacation. He always knew he was different from other kids. He just didn't realize how different until he discovers his father was linked to an ancient pagan cult. If he doesn't get out of the village soon, he might never be able to leave.


Oceans Between Us - A Cinderella Romance

Oceans Between Us
  • Number: B0085P68SU
  • Release: 2012-05-22
  • Author: Helen Scott Taylor
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Independently Published
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He's a wealthy Italian celebrity used to dating beautiful women. She's a guesthouse cook without a penny to her name. When tragedy brings them together for a few weeks, an unlikely romance blossoms. But he has commitments that take him back to his jet-setting life, while her future lies in a remote English village. Is it possible for two people from such different walks of life to find a way to be together?


Unbreak My Heart - Childhood Sweethearts Reunited

Unbreak My Heart
  • Number: B007RELMWM
  • Release: 2012-04-03
  • Author: Helen Scott Taylor
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Helen Scott Taylor
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They were inseparable until family conflict tore the teenaged sweethearts apart. Nine years later, she turns up at his prestigious hotel with the paparazzi at her heels and the six-week-old daughter of her celebrity ex in her arms. She has nowhere left to run except back to the place where she left her heart. Can they forgive the pain of the past, accept each other as they are now, and rediscover the childhood love that was snatched away from them?


Warriors of Ra

Warriors of Ra
  • Number: B005ZWY766
  • Release: 2011-10-25
  • Author: Helen Scott Taylor
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Independently Published
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Christian Lefevre broke Trisha's teenage heart, but twenty years later she must seek him out to identify a rare Egyptian artifact. The fire-filled pyramid holds the secret to the danger that caused Christian to send her away, the secret to his roots buried deep in the mythology of ancient Egypt. Where warriors gifted with power from the ancient gods battled to protect the innocent and claim their special women. Trisha might be one of those women, but she has no intention of becoming the property of any man, even a wealthy titled man. She wants love on her own terms. And when help comes from a surprising source, she might just get love and a power that she had never dreamed of.


The Feast of Beauty

The Feast of Beauty
  • Number: B005WB7406
  • Release: 2011-10-15
  • Author: Helen Scott Taylor
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Independently Published
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Kate's grandmother's dying wish is that she should return her pearl pendant to Knocknapog, the tiny fishing village in Ireland where she was born. As production assistant at a television company, Kate is able to book a shoot at the village's mysterious Midsummer Feast of Beauty. She and her colleagues stay with the wealthy local landowner Esras Mac Lir, who organizes the midsummer celebration. But he is not what she expects. With his unearthly silver hair and emerald eyes, there is something magical about him, something compelling and seductive that mesmerizes her and invades her dreams. And when he claims to have been waiting for her all his life, she doesn't know whether he's a romantic, or living in a fantasy world--until he proves that they share a magical heritage and that she truly is his Feast of Beauty Queen.


A Clockwork Fairytale - Clockwork Fairytales, #1

A Clockwork Fairytale
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  • Number: B005JERQDG
  • Release: 2011-08-25
  • Author: Helen Scott Taylor
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: Steampunk, Historical Fiction, #FirstInaSeries
  • Publisher: Independently Published
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A rags to riches fairytale about a lost princess and a maverick young spymaster who must foil the plans of an evil magician bent on stealing her throne. Full of pickpockets, top hats, tiaras, clockwork doodads, danger and romance.

Suitable for adults and teenagers.


The Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance 2

The Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance 2
  • Number: 9780762439966
  • Release: 2010-10-12
  • Authors: Lara Adrian, Karen Chance, Helen Scott Taylor, SJ Day, Ava Gray, Gail Carriger
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: Collections & Anthologies
  • Publisher: Running Press
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This exciting follow-up to the successful Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance contains more than twenty stories to take you to another time and place. Including the best names in the field, this collection is filled with mythical beasts, magical creatures of all shapes and sizes, handsome ghosts, angels, and mortals with extra-sensory perception that play out their extraordinary desires.


The Mammoth Book of Irish Romance

The Mammoth Book of Irish Romance
  • Number: 9780762438310
  • Release: 2010-02-09
  • Authors: Patricia Rice, Claire DeLacroix, Helen Scott Taylor, Roberta Gellis, Susan Krinard, Penelope Neri
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: Collections & Anthologies
  • Publisher: Running Press
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An enthralling collection of romantic tales set amidst beautiful Ireland’s lush ancient landscapes: pre-Christian ruins, green hills, rugged cliffs, and pounding Atlantic surf. These stories?by writers such as Roberta Gellis, Bertice Small, Jennifer Ashley, Claire Delacroix, and Mary Jo Putney?honor Ireland’s rich heritage as a land of poets, magic, and mystery. The publication will be just in time for St. Patrick’s Day.


The Phoenix Charm - Magic Knot Fairies, #1

The Phoenix Charm
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  • Number: B00390BE5I
  • Release: 2009-12-29
  • Author: Helen Scott Taylor
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Montlake Romance
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Celtic magic and adventure combine in this “deliciously decadent” continuation of the Magic Knot series. The charismatic bard of the Cornish piskies must rescue his infant nephew from the underworld without giving in to the sensual lure of a female impossible to resist.


The Magic Knot - Magic Knot Fairies, #1

The Magic Knot
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: B002FDLNWE
  • Release: 2008-12-04
  • Author: Helen Scott Taylor
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Montlake Romance
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HE'S A BIKER WITH AN ATTITUDE

What woman wouldn't be attracted to Niall O'Connor's soft Irish brogue and dark good looks? But Rosenwyn Tremain must find her father, and she isn't going to let a sexy, stubborn Irishman and his motorcycle distract her. Rose's intuition tells her he's hiding something, a secret even the cards cannot divine. Her tarot deck always reads true, but how can one man represent both Justice and Betrayal?

SHE'S A WOMAN ON A MISSION

Magic. Niall's body tingles with it when he finds the woman snooping in his room. Rosenwyn might believe she's a no-nonsense accountant, but her essence whispers to him of ancient fairy magic that enslaves even as it seduces. Her heritage could endanger those he'd die to protect, but her powers and her passion, if properly awakened, might be the only thing that can save both their families, vanquish a fairy queen bent on revenge, and fulfill a prophecy that will bind their hearts together with... THE MAGIC KNOT


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