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27/11/2016

Once Upon A Haunted Castle (5 Stories ) by Eliza Knight, Kathryn Le Veque, Terri Brisbin , Madeline Martin & Ruth A,Casie.

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Five Scottish Castles 
Five Restless Ghosts 
Five Tales of Love 

In Eliza Knight’s LAIRD OF SHADOWS, a decade old vow and an attack of Vikings brings Lady Elle Cam’bΓ©al to Dunstaffnage Castle seeking the help of the new, handsome, provocative laird with a beastly temper—Beiste MacDougall. As battles and treachery rain down upon them, Beiste and Elle find an unlikely ally in a ghost, and discover that a few stolen moments of passion can bring light from the shadows… 

In Kathryn Le Veque's DEEP INTO DARKNESS, Findlater Castle in the Scottish Highlands becomes a place of mystery and doom for Jamison Munro and his wife,Havilland. Traveling across the highlands one dark and stormy night, they stumble upon a lonely Host in Findlater Castle, a pathetic soul waiting for his wife to return to him. It is a terrible tale of a tragic love story that the Host tells the travelers but when Havilland becomes curious about mysterious tapping sounds that go on in the middle of the night, she soon realizes the danger that she and her husband are in. It becomes a race against time for Havilland to free a trapped spirit and save both their lives in the process. 

In Terri Brisbin’s UPON A MISTY SKYE, Alexander MacDonald and Isabel MacLeod were not supposed to meet or fall in love or marry. Now that they have, both of their parents plan to separate them, by any means possible. But the ghost of Duntulm Castle has other plans for the forbidden lovers and those who stand in the way of true love. 

In Madeline Martin’s A GHOSTLY TALE OF FORBIDDEN LOVE, Gavin MacDuff is a laird with a cruel and bitter aunt he’s sworn to protect. Senara is the new lady’s maid at Castle of Park and has sacrificed everything for the betterment of her family. Their paths tangle and lead to a road of hidden longing and secret passion – all of which is threatened by the power of one ghost who is fixed on revenge. 

In Ruth A. Casie’s THE MAXWELL GHOST, traitors, deception, murders and ghosts run rampant at Caerlaverock Castle. Jamie Collins, a man of reality not magic, serves Lord Herbert in exchange for a his own farm. Laura Reynolds, the Herbert's distant cousin comes to the castle to solve the murders and put the ghost to rest. The two, long-time friends find their destinies intertwined with hidden passions, but all is in jeopardy when Laura becomes the murderer’s next target. Jamie will find he needs some ghostly assistance to save Laura and declare his love.




Laird Of Shadows,  by Eliza Knight. 

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Beiste MacDougall's father has just died from the wounds received in a battle. Now a woman has turned up with an army of Vikings chasing her. 
Elle Cam'b'eal is desperate for the help of Laird MacDougall.  The Vikings are hunting for her and she has had to leave her little brother behind and hope he will be safe until she gets help. 
Our hero feels he has lived under a curse all his life.  Every one he has ever loved including all of his immediate family is dead. 
Our heroine is a brave young woman who gets a ghostly visitor who demands something she makes a sacrifice.
An exciting , spooky highland adventure with wonderful characters.

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Deep Into Darkness,  by Kathryn Le Veque.  

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This story is set in two very different eras but there is no time travelling.  A modern day ghost hunter is looking for a story in the ruins of a castle.  Then we go back in time and join Jamison Munro and his wife Haviland when they shelter from a storm in what at first appears to be an abandoned castle. 
A really spooky story where I was shouting at our foolishly brave heroine DON'T GO DOWN THERE. 
A fun addition to the Red Lion's story.  I loved it.

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Upon A Misty Skye,  by Terri Brisbin.  

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Isabel MacLeod has refused to marry the man her father has picked for her,  so now she is going to be severely punished. 
Alexander MacDonald has heard about Isabel's punishment and is determined to rescue his wife from her father. 
The two clans are enemies.  The young lovers knew their marriage would not be permitted.  A difficult journey across the stormy isle of Skye and shelter in the ruins of a haunted castle is ahead of them. 
An emotional and at times heartbreaking story.  I got thoroughly drawn in it on the first page.

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A Ghostly Tale Of Forbidden Love,  by Madeline Martin. 

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Gavin MacDuff  has been trying to find a highborn wife because he needs an heir.  His lands will be claimed by the Crown kid he doesn't. 
Senara has left her family behind to take work as a ladies maid to earn money for her little brother to one day buy a knighthood,  like their father once had. 
The lady Senara is to serve is Gavin's bad tempered old aunt.  That lady has an old secret buried in the castle that makes itself known in mischievous ways. 
A very good ghostly tale, with a truly wicked villainess.  Our real hero is not of this world. 
Good fun.  Just one little detail,  there is mention of a click on the wall.  I think 1604 is a bit too early for that.

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The Maxwell Ghost.  By Ruth A. Casie.  

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Jamie Maxwell Collins and Laura Reynolds have a murder mystery to solve with a little help from the victims. 
The deaths have caused the castle families to each blame the other and tension is running high.  Laura uses a little special talent to get her answers, while Jamie is much more direct in his questions. 
A fascinating, exciting murder mystery.  I loved every page. 

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Eliza Knight is a USA Today bestselling and award-winning author of sizzling historical romance and erotic romance. Writing as E. Knight, she pens riveting tales of Tudor fiction. Eliza grew up playing in castle ruins and traipsing the halls of Versailles when visiting her grandparents during the summer, which instilled a love of history at an early age. While not reading, writing or researching for her latest book, she chases after her three children. In her spare time (if there is such a thing…) she likes daydreaming, wine-tasting, traveling, hiking, staring at the stars, watching movies, shopping and visiting with family and friends. She lives atop a small mountain, and enjoys cold winter nights when she can curl up in front of a roaring fire with her own knight in shining armor. She is the owner of the popular historical blog, History Undressed.



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KATHRYN LE VEQUE is a USA TODAY Bestselling author, an Amazon All-Star author, and a #1 bestselling, award-winning, multi-published author in Medieval Historical Romance and Historical Fiction. She has been featured in the NEW YORK TIMES and on USA TODAY's HEA blog. In March 2015, Kathryn was the featured cover story for the March issue of InD'Tale Magazine, the premier Indie author magazine. She is also quintuple nominee (a record!) for the prestigious RONE awards for 2016.
Kathryn's Medieval Romance novels have been called 'detailed', 'highly romantic', and 'character-rich'. She crafts great adventures of love, battles, passion, and romance in the High Middle Ages. More than that, she writes for both women AND men - an unusual crossover for a romance author - and Kathryn has many male readers who enjoy her stories because of the male perspective, the action, and the adventure.
On October 29, 2015, Amazon launched Kathryn's Kindle Worlds Fan Fiction site WORLD OF DE WOLFE PACK. Please visit Kindle Worlds for Kathryn Le Veque's World of de Wolfe Pack and find many action-packed adventures written by some of the top authors in their genre using Kathryn's characters from the de Wolfe Pack series. As Kindle World's FIRST Historical Romance fan fiction world, Kathryn Le Veque's World of de Wolfe Pack will contain all of the great story-telling you have come to expect.
Kathryn loves to hear from her readers.


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Terri Brisbin is a USA TODAY Bestselling author and three-time RWA RITA® finalist, and has had her historical and paranormal romances published in more than 20 languages and 25 countries around the world since 1998. She’s written more than 33 novels, novellas and short stories for Berkley/Jove, Harlequin and Kensington Books. Now working on more romances for NAL/Signet and Harlequin, Terri has also self-published her backlist books. 

When not living the glamorous life of a romance author in the southern NJ suburbs, Terri spends her time being a married mom as well as a dental hygienist to hundreds while plotting and planning future stories. For more info (more than you could possibly want or need to know) visit her website – www.terribrisbin.com .
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Madeline Martin is a USA TODAY Bestselling author of Scottish set historical romance. She lives in Jacksonville, Florida with her two daughters (AKA OldestMinion and YoungestMinion) and Mr. Awesome. All shenanigans are detailed regularly on Twitter.
Her hobbies include rock climbing, running, doing crazy races (like Mud Runs and Color Runs) and just about anything exciting she can do without getting nauseous. She's also a history fan (really more of a full on history dork) and loves to blog about random curiosities from her research.
After living in Europe for over a decade, Madeline enjoys traveling overseas whenever she can. Her favorite place to visit thus far: Scotland.
Writing has been a passion of hers since she was a child and now she finally gets to see her lifelong dream come true.
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Ruth A. Casie is a USA Today bestselling author of swashbuckling action-adventure time-travel romance about strong empowered women and the men who deserve them, endearing flaws and all. Her Druid Knight novels have both finaled in the NJRW Golden Leaf contest. Writing with the Timeless Scribes, Ruth also writes contemporary romance with enough action to keep you turning pages. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, three empty bedrooms and a growing number of incomplete counted cross-stitch projects. Before she found her voice, she was a speech therapist (pun intended), client liaison for a corrugated manufacturer, and international bank product and marketing manager, but her favorite job is the one she’s doing now—writing romance.  WEBSITE *GOODREADS * FACEBOOK *TWITTER



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