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Author: Lynn Kurland

Lynn began her writing career at the tender age of five with a series of illustrated novellas entitled Clinton’s Troubles in which the compelling hero found himself in all sorts of . . . well, trouble. She was living in Hawaii at the time and the scope for her imagination (poisoned fish, tropical cliffs, large spiders) was great and poor Clinton bore the brunt of it. After returning to the mainland, her writing gave way to training in classical music and Clinton, who had been felled with arrows, eaten by fish and sent tumbling off cars, was put aside for operatic heroes in tights.

Somehow during high school, in between bouts of Verdi and Rossini, she managed to find time to submerge herself in equal parts Tolkien, Barbara Cartland and Mad Magazine. During college, a chance encounter with a large library stack of romances left her hooked, gave her the courage to put pen to paper herself, and finally satisfied that need for a little bit of fantasy with a whole lot of romance!

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The Dreamer's Song - A Novel of the Nine Kingdoms, #11

The Dreamer's Song
  • Number: B01MCXUQF2
  • Release: 2017-12-05
  • Author: Lynn Kurland
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR, * SF: Fantasy
  • Publisher: Berkley
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THE SPELLBINDING NINE KINGDOMS SAGA CONTINUES AS A MAGE WITHOUT MAGIC AND A STABLE MAID WITHOUT A HOME FACE THE APPROACHING SHADOWS OF DARKNESS—AND CHOICES THAT WILL CHANGE THEM BOTH FOREVER...

Acair of Ceangail, still dodging his reputation as a notorious black mage, has undertaken the ultimate quest: ridding the world of a mysterious, terrible dark magic while using no magic of his own. But he never bargained for three maddening complications: attempting to safeguard his beautiful but horse-obsessed companion, Léirsinn; trying not to slay a profoundly irritating prince of Neroche; and slipping in and out of places he knows will spell his doom if he’s caught.

Léirsinn of Sàraichte simply wants to do what needs to be done—find the makers of various spells and rescue her grandfather. But walking side by side with Acair brings a terrible revelation about the magic she needs, and what its price will exact from her soul.

Together, Acair and Léirsinn face danger they never could have imagined, culminating in choices that will alter them and the history of the Nine Kingdoms forever.


Ever My Love - Macleod Family

Ever My Love
  • Number: 9780515156164
  • Release: 2017-04-04
  • Author: Lynn Kurland
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Berkley
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Two people are caught up in love—and in time—in the latest novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Stars in Your Eyes.

In search of a fresh start, Emma Baxter has traveled to Scotland to try to forget her rocky love life. Luckily, the gorgeous Highlander who owns the house up the path from her rental cottage might be exactly the kind of distraction she needs. But there’s more to his intriguing qualities than she can explain—although she certainly isn’t buying into the local legends of Highland magic.

Nathaniel MacLeod is a man adrift, all thanks to the unwanted gift that forces him to continually jump between centuries. He never knows if he’ll wind up in the present day or the fourteenth century, but when Emma follows him back through time, he suddenly has more to worry about than keeping his separate lives straight...

Someone has started to notice Nathaniel’s travels and now, no time period is safe, for him or for Emma.


The White Spell - A Novel of the Nine Kingdoms, #10

The White Spell
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780425282205
  • Release: 2016-10-04
  • Author: Lynn Kurland
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Berkley
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The New York Times bestselling Nine Kingdoms Saga continues in a land where light and dark magic vie, and where a reluctant hero and seemingly defenseless stable maid must join forces against an encroaching evil.

Acair of Ceangail, youngest bastard son of the worst black mage in history, has followed in his father’s footsteps, wreaking havoc throughout the world and leaving powerful enemies in his wake. After a year of reparation, he owes a final bit of penance: twelve months spent working in a barn without using his magic.

Léirsinn of Sàraichte understands horses, stable work, and how to judge men’s hearts.  When she starts seeing shadows where there should only be light, she knows there is evil afoot. Unfortunately, it's something she can’t fight on her own.

Acair’s attempts to aid Léirsinn only draw the notice of dangerous mages against whom he is currently defenseless. With only each other to rely on, Acair and Léirsinn find themselves suddenly in a race to save the world before it’s consumed by darkness...


Stars in Your Eyes

Stars in Your Eyes
  • Number: 9780515156157
  • Release: 2015-11-24
  • Author: Lynn Kurland
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR, * Rom: Historical
  • Publisher: Jove
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New York Times bestselling author Lynn Kurland presents a sweeping romance in which true love can go beyond time...

Imogen Maxwell is on a hunt for rare, antique items to use on a period movie set. The last thing she expects to discover in the peaceful Scottish countryside is a pristine medieval sword...or to suddenly find herself facing its very vintage owner in a far too authentic castle.

Phillip de Piaget has run out of patience with his recalcitrant Scottish betrothed and is determined that she will join him, once and for all, in front of the altar. Only the lass he captures fleeing his would-be keep seems more interested in running away from him than talking to him. In fact, she seems to have no idea who he is.

But taming his reluctant bride is the least of his worries; it seems someone else wants him at the chapel...in a stone box. As for Imogen, how can he let her go, when she holds the key to not only the castle, but his heart?


Dreamer's Daughter - A Novel of the Nine Kingdoms, #9

Dreamer's Daughter
  • Number: 9780425262849
  • Release: 2015-01-06
  • Author: Lynn Kurland
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Berkley
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Aisling of Bruadair’s quest to restore her country’s rightful rulers to their throne has been long and difficult. Now, after a lifetime of lies, she’s confronted with an unexpected truth:  Bruadair’s salvation may lie within her. But the path to harnessing her newly discovered magical gifts threatens to lead her back through a past that may well spell her death.

With his own magic restored, Rùnach of Ceangail has come to terms with the fact that the simple life he once coveted is no longer an option. Instead, he is determined to help Aisling fulfill her quest, even if his part of the bargain includes facing evil mages with power far greater than his own.

But once they reach Bruadair, Rùnach and Aisling discover that nothing is as it seems, and not only must they accept their past, they must also embrace their destiny?before the enemies drawing near succeed in extinguishing all the light in the world


Dreams of Lilacs - de Piaget Family, #13

Dreams of Lilacs
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780515153477
  • Release: 2014-04-29
  • Author: Lynn Kurland
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Historical
  • Publisher: Jove
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Isabelle de Piaget is determined to elude her overprotective family by means of a hasty escape to France. But instead of making a surprise visit to her brother there, she winds up shipwrecked on the French coast with no memory of who she is or how she came to awaken in the dark and forbidding castle of an equally brooding lord.

Gervase de Seger rescues?very reluctantly?the bedraggled urchin he finds on the road and puts her to work where he can ignore her. Unfortunately, he soon realizes that her brother is an intimidating lord who is going to be absolutely furious when he learns that his beloved sister has been laboring as a scullery maid. Yet Isabelle may be the one who holds the key to solving Gervase’s most pressing problem: that someone has been trying to finish the task of separating him from his title and his lands.

Finding the truth propels Gervase and Isabelle from the buried secrets of half-ruined keeps to the glittering French court, and to the realization that love can blossom in the most perilous circumstances?and in the most unexpected places of the heart . . .


River of Dreams - A Novel of the Nine Kingdoms, #8

River of Dreams
  • Number: 9780425262825
  • Release: 2014-01-07
  • Author: Lynn Kurland
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Berkley
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New York Times bestselling author Lynn Kurland returns to her enchanting Nine Kingdoms saga as the epic adventure of a weaver and an elven prince continues…

Aisling of Bruadair is frantic to find both the truth about her future and a mercenary to save her country. When an offer of aid comes from an unexpected direction, she is relieved her quest is almost complete. But she soon realizes her task is far from over . . . and will include perils she never dreamed she would ever face.

Rùnach of Ceangail has offered to help Aisling with her quest, then he fully intends to take up his life as a simple swordsman far from magic and evil mages. Unfortunately, a chance finding of a book of indecipherable spells tells him that an ordinary life is never going to be his--especially when he realizes that the book he has in his hands belongs to a black mage who will stop at nothing to have it back.

With time running out, Rùnach and Aisling must solve what seem to be unrelated mysteries before others find those answers first and plunge the Nine Kingdoms into a darkness it will never recover from  . . .


Roses in Moonlight

Roses in Moonlight
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9780515153460
  • Release: 2013-04-30
  • Author: Lynn Kurland
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Jove
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ESCAPING INTO THE PAST…

Derrick Cameron, antiquities dealer and adventurer, is furious when the priceless piece of Elizabethan lace he's been pursuing slips right by him, in the improbable custody of a mousy textile historian! But he will retrieve it, even if it means dragging a very skeptical, albeit adorable, Samantha back in time with him. After all, he is used to living dangerously—in whatever century he finds himself.

Conscientious Samantha Drummond never dreamed the package her British employer gave her would lead her into places an ordinary gal should never go—like Elizabethan England!—or throw her into the company of one extremely attractive, but highly suspect Highlander who not only thinks she's a thief, but insists on involving her in his mad schemes to retrieve his stolen treasure.

CAN LEAD YOU STRAIGHT INTO YOUR FUTURE…

Trapped first in Elizabethan England, then caught in a web of modern-day intrigues, Samantha and Derrick are forced into an unlikely alliance by peril, never imagining that what they're forging is a timeless love....


Dreamspinner - A Novel of the Nine Kingdoms

Dreamspinner
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780425262191
  • Release: 2012-12-31
  • Author: Lynn Kurland
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Penguin Group
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New York Times bestselling author Lynn Kurland’s enthralling Nine Kingdoms saga brings together a weaver’s apprentice and the son of a mage, both fighting to save the Nine Kingdoms from peril. Aisling of Bruadair has lived a provincial life, heedless of the evil creeping over her land. That ordinary existence changes forever, though, when she is sent to the opposite end of the world to find a master swordsman. If she fails, her life--and her country's safety--will be forfeit. She just never expected that swordsman to be a wounded elven prince masquerading as a simple soldier. Powerless and scarred from a long-ago conflict, Rùnach of Ceangail has spent years in obscurity, ignoing battles he can no longer fight.  And although he has been drawn back into the world, he fully intends to live an unremarkable life far away from events he knows he cannot change... Until Rùnach meets Aisling and realizes that she is far more than what she seems, that their alliance has attracted unwelcome notice,  and that some battles must be fought.


The Mage's Daughter - A Novel of the Nine Kingdoms

The Mage's Daughter
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9780425254837
  • Release: 2012-12-04
  • Author: Lynn Kurland
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Berkley
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Lynn Kurland’s trilogy of love, intrigue, and fantastic destiny continues as a female mercenary fights for her life, her future, and the one man who can save her…

Darkness in the kingdom…

Neroche is under assault by a magic that has stripped its king of his powers and unleashed nightmarish creatures in a war of evil in which Morgan of Melksham is fighting for her life. Recovering from a near-fatal attack, Morgan realizes that she must decide between two fates: that of being a simple shieldmaiden or accepting her heritage as an elven princess. If only she could ignore that she was the daughter of the perilous black mage of Ceangail…

Magic in the blood…

Duty bound to aid his king, Miach of Neroche is torn between what his responsibilities demand and what his heart desires. He is willing to risk his life to rescue Morgan from the darkness that haunts her, but he must do so at the peril of his realm. Forced to choose between love and the burden of his mantle, Miach sets out on his most deadly quest ever.


All for You

All for You
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 978-0515150650
  • Release: 2012-04-24
  • Author: Lynn Kurland
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Historical
  • Publisher: Penguin Group
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FALLING THROUGH TIME IS DANGEROUS…

Peaches Alexander is thrilled to receive an unexpected invitation to a weekend party given by the handsome, eligible Duke of Kenneworth. The only problem: Stephen de Piaget, a stuffy medieval studies scholar who seems determined to get in the way. Peaches has absolutely no desire to get involved with Stephen, until a quirk of Fate sends her hurtling through time…

UNLESS THERE’S SOMEONE TO CATCH YOU.

Stephen de Piaget has been leading a double life: respectable professor by day, knight-in-training during holidays and summer terms. When Peaches goes missing, Stephen knows he’s the only one that can rescue her from medieval peril. Little do they know that the greatest danger they’ll face won’t be the business end of a sword, but their own unruly hearts….


Gift of Magic - Nine Kingdoms saga

Gift of Magic
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780425245200
  • Release: 2012-01-03
  • Author: Lynn Kurland
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Penguin Group
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Gift of Magic is the latest installment in New York Times bestselling author Lynn Kurland's breathtaking Nine Kingdoms saga, which follows the daughter of a dreamweaver and the son of a mage as they struggle to save the realm from a magic as dark as it is powerful.

Sarah of Dore knows the pattern of spells is no accident. With each page, each powerful rune, she and Ruith are being led somewhere, to someone-but by whom, she cannot tell. Sarah's gift of sight only allows her to see the spells themselves, not the person behind them.

A reluctant sorcerer still learning to trust his own magic, Ruithneadh of Ceangail knows he's woefully unprepared for the adversaries they'll face. But he and Sarah must collect and destroy his father Gair's spells soon. Many mages seek their power, and in the wrong hands, Gair's magic would plunge the Nine Kingdoms into an eternity of darkness.

But as they pursue the final spells-acquiring strange companions, welcome allies, and unexpected foes along the way-Sarah and Ruith realize that their true quest has only just begun. The real enemy is closer, darker, and more power hungry than they ever imagined; and until he is defeated, the fate of the Nine Kingdoms hangs in dire peril.


One Magic Moment

One Magic Moment
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780515149517
  • Release: 2011-05-03
  • Author: Lynn Kurland
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Historical
  • Publisher: Penguin Group
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Medieval studies scholar Tess Alexander is thrilled for the chance to live in a medieval castle. But then a trip to the village brings her face-to-face with the owner of the local garage, who looks a great deal like the man who married her sister...800 years in the past. She's determined to remain objective about magic and destiny, but she can't help wondering about that mysterious, sword-wielding mechanic.


Spellweaver - Nine Kingdoms 2

Spellweaver
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780425238639
  • Release: 2011-01-04
  • Author: Lynn Kurland
  • Genre: Romance
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  • Publisher: Penguin Group
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The New York Times bestselling author returns to the Nine Kingdoms for another spellbinding story of magical romance.

Ruith had long managed to ignore the magic in his veins, until aiding Sarah with her ill-fated quest forced him into places where his heritage was impossible to deny. Faced with an ever-increasing number of enemies who covet his power, Ruith must accept his birthright and gather his father's spells together so he can destroy them-or turn away and allow his father's evil to overcome the Nine Kingdoms.

Now, Ruith and Sarah must rely on each other more than ever-for everything they value is at risk: the Nine Kingdoms, their lives...and their hearts.


A Tapestry of Spells - A Novel of the Nine Kingdoms

A Tapestry of Spells
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 9780425232132
  • Release: January 2010
  • Author: Lynn Kurland
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Penguin Group
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Till There Was You

Till There Was You
  • Stars
  • Number: 9780515146240
  • Release: April 28, 2009
  • Author: Lynn Kurland
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Historical
  • Publisher: Penguin Group
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Zachary Smith is finished with high-maintenance women, impossible clients, and paranormal adventures. But when he walks through a doorway into a different century— and meets Mary de Piaget—he knows his life isn't going to turn out quite the way he planned.


Princess of the Sword - (Nine Kingdoms Series #3)

Princess of the Sword
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 9780425225684
  • Release: 01/06/2009
  • Author: Lynn Kurland
  • Genre: Romance
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  • Publisher: Penguin Group
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The stirring conclusion to the "superb romantic fantasy trilogy"(Midwest Book Review) from the USA Today bestselling author of The Mage's Daughter.

Born out of "a fantasy world...too wonderful to miss" (Paranormal Romance) the Nine Kingdoms Trilogy now explodes in the fiercest battle yet as the fate of a kingdom lies with a man and woman bound by love, magic, and a legendary—and perilous—sword.
 


With Every Breath

With Every Breath
  • Stars 5 Stars
  • Number: 9780515144703
  • Release: May 2008
  • Author: Lynn Kurland
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Historical
  • Publisher: Penguin Group
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Sunshine Phillips' heart lies in Scotland, a land of rain, legend, and dangerously handsome Highland lords. She longs to call the magical place home, but after a day which includes such delights as blackening the eye of her lecherous boss and changing a flat tire in a chilly spring deluge, she'll settle for an evening spent curled up in front of a fire with a cup of tea. But what Sunny wants is not what Sunny gets...

When Robert Cameron pounds on Sunny's door, he isn't paying a social call. With one brother killed in battle and another fighting for his life, the medieval laird has braved a trip onto enemy soil to fetch the MacLeod witch, a crone rumored to have healing powers. But the woman who opens her door to him is enchanting and young-and not from his century.

Now, it seems that they've both found just what they need-if only time will let them keep it.