The following books will be released on February 15, 2014.
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A JOURNEY OF THE SOUL
Serena Rogan had traveled from Ireland to pursue a new dream in America. Yet as a washerwoman for Blackjack Kingston in a Dakota mining camp, she knew only slavery and submission. Until she risked her life rescuing a group of Sioux women, and entered a world filled with love and respect–and Black Wolf.
A Lakota medicine man, Black Wolf yearned for the day the red-haired Serena would stop fearing him. For he was determined to show her that a man could be a friend as well as a lover.
AUTHOR COMMENT: I had traveled South Dakota and knew the Black Hills area, as well as the Rosebud Indian Reservation where I had friends there. Because I’m 1/8th Eastern Cherokee through my father’s side of the family, and was raised in those ways, I have always had a soft place in my heart for Native Americans and their plight. This book encapsulates some of their struggles as white men moved westward, found gold and then began to systematically take over Sioux land for themselves and their greed. There’s a lot of history here that is true for the times.
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HIS SWORN ENEMY
Devlin Kyle was bound to serve in Napoleon’s army, but the Irish patriot vowed that someday he would make the English pay for their crimes against his family. So when he inadvertently captured Englishwoman Thorne Somerset, the lovely young lady fell very neatly into his plans…
A Gypsy raised among the well-heeled, Thorne understood her captor’s bitterness. But beneath Dev’s hard-edged soldier’s exterior, she also sensed the gentleness of the man. Could she convince him to deny his thirst for vengeance and give that place in his heart to their love?
AUTHOR COMMENT: I have Irish in my own family’s bloodlines and can go back 300 years, to Coombes, who were sea coast Irish. And before that, they were in a huge migration that took place out of Scotland to Ireland. So my ancestors were originally Scot, but moved to Ireland and that’s why I have red in my brunette hair! And knowing how the Irish suffered under English rule, particularly in the centuries before the 20th century, was horrific and unfair. I wrote this book as Dev, the hero, who has been a part of this subjugation by the English and his anger toward them is well placed. But the tables are turned on him when he kidnaps Thorne Somerset. The companion book to this one is Lord of Shadowhawk, but not a series.
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HARBORING A CRIMINAL
Half brother to a brutal Redcoat, Tristan Trayhern was familiar with English cruelty. But when he found Alyssa Kyle more dead than alive aboard his sibling’s prison ship, the Welsh nobleman was outraged. Blinded during her captivity, the lass was an innocent victim of the recent Irish Rebellion, and Tray vowed to give her his protection.
Tray’s tenderness awoke Alyssa from her nightmare of darkness. Although the comforting seclusion of his home, Shadowhawk, soothed her fears, she knew that she was tempting fate by deceiving Tray. For Alyssa was no victim of circumstance, but an enemy to the Crown.
AUTHOR COMMENT: I have Irish in my own family’s bloodlines and can go back 300 years, to Coombes, who were sea coast Irish. And before that, they were in a huge migration that took place out of Scotland to Ireland. So my ancestors were originally Scot, but moved to Ireland and that’s why I have red in my brunette hair! And knowing how the Irish suffered under English rule, particularly in the centuries before the 20th century, was horrific and unfair. I wrote this book about the Irish Rebellion because it was a bloodbath by the English against the Irish. I wanted to bring this historical point home to readers. The companion book to this one is King of Swords, which is about Alyssa’s brother, Devlin Kyle.
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BRANDED A TRAITOR…
Desperate to save the last of her family, Kuchana had become a scout for the army. To the young Apache, the return of her people to the reservation seemed the only way to ensure their continued survival. Her chosen path was not an easy one, but the promise of a future with Gib McCoy gave her the will to complete her journey.
Lieutenant Gib McCoy had known his share of women, but the pampered eastern ladies of his past paled next to Kuchana’s ethereal beauty. Her courage drew him to her like a moth to the flame. He could not protect her from the jealousy and prejudice that surrounded them, but he knew he would not rest until she was in his arms forever.
AUTHOR COMMENT: With my Native American blood I was an avid reader of Indian history in North America. Geronimo, the Apache medicine man, was a powerful leader and figure in the fight against the encroachment of white men into his people’s territory. I based this book upon that time in history. Also, the prejudice of an Indian woman marrying a white man–in that day and age–shocking.