Highland Blood


Highland Blood
  • Author : Melanie Karsak
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2016-04-22
  • ISBN : 9780692685891
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Scotland, 1032-When a marriage contract calls Gruoch away from Ynes Verleath, she leaves with the hope she'll be reunited with Banquo. But fate has different plans. Lies, betrayal, and violence await her. Set on a collision course with destiny, Gruoch soon finds herself thrust into the arms of another man. Her dreams shattered and rattled by unexpected brutality, it becomes more than Gruoch can handle. The raven, however, is no stranger to carnage. Fierce power grows inside Gruoch, and more than anything, it craves bloody revenge. Fans of Outlander and The Mists of Avalon will relish this sweeping Scottish Historical Fantasy that tells the tale of Gruoch, a woman struggling to escape her fate without blood on her hands. Continue the Celtic Blood Series with Book II, Highland Blood.

Highland Raven


Highland Raven
  • Author : Melanie Karsak
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2015-07-01
  • ISBN : 9780692478196
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Destined to become Queen of Scotland. Bound by blood to the Celtic gods. Scotland, 1026--Gruoch, descendant of the line of MacAlpin, should have been born into a life of ease. But fate is fickle. Her father's untimely death, rumored to have been plotted by King Malcolm, leaves her future uncertain and stained by the prophecy that she will avenge her family line. Escaping to one of the last strongholds of the old Celtic gods, Gruoch becomes an adept in arcane craft. Her encounters with the otherworld, however, suggest that magic runs stronger in Scotland than she ever imagined. Haunted by dreams of a raven-haired man she's never met, Gruoch soon feels her fate is not her own. She is duty-bound to wed a powerful lord, if not the Prince himself; however, she's not sure she can stop her heart when she meets Banquo, a gallant highlander and druid. Fans of Outlander and Mists of Avalon will relish this sweeping Scottish Historical Fantasy that tells the tale of Gruoch, a woman struggling to escape her fate without blood on her hands. "A great novel that captures realistically a world of witches and fairies, warrior women and barbaric men, and a woman exploring a life she had no idea existed" Author Carrie L. Wells "A rich tale of lore and legend that will trap you faster than a fairy ring" Fabulous and Fun Book Reviews

Highland Vengeance


Highland Vengeance
  • Author : Melanie Karsak
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2018-03-09
  • ISBN : 9780692088364
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Scotland, 1032 Everything Gruoch loves has turned to ash. With Gillacoemgain gone, Gruoch rides north with her newborn son and a broken heart. While she desperately clings to hope, Gruoch's new alliance with Macbeth proves more challenging than she ever anticipated. Only her unexpected reunion with an important person from her past offers solace. All may yet be well, but the raven's wary eyes cannot help but notice clouds gathering on the horizon. Continue Gruoch's epic saga in Highland Vengeance, a Scottish Historical Fantasy, Book 3 in The Celtic Blood Series by New York Times bestselling author Melanie Karsak.

Highland Thirst


Highland Thirst
  • Author : Hannah Howell,Lynsay Sands
  • Publisher : Kensington Publishing Corp.
  • Release : 2008-09-01
  • ISBN : 1420107380
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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New York Times bestselling authors Hannah Howell and Lynsay Sands combine talents in their most thrilling book yet. Set in the rugged Scottish Highlands, here is the spellbinding tale of two men destined to live by night with a hunger only the blood of Outsiders can quench--and a passion only two extraordinary women can satisfy. . . Cousins Heming MacNachton and Tearlach MacAdie are bound by the same blood, the same ancient curse, and now the same quest: to search out the enemies of their clan--hunters who consider them soulless demons and intend to exterminate them. But no sooner have Heming and Tearlach begun than they are drugged, separated, and taken captive. One is brought deep into the borderlands of Scotland, the other, in the dreary depths of Northern England. Brona Kerr and Lady Lucy Blytheswood are irresistibly drawn to the mysterious prisoners. Together, the women resolve to save them. In doing so, they will safeguard the clan's future and their own. Now Brona and Lucy must cross perilous terrain to fight for their lives--and for the men with whom they discover an eternal passion they never imagined. . .

In the Blood


In the Blood
  • Author : Margaret Kirk
  • Publisher : Orion
  • Release : 2021-04-29
  • ISBN : 140918871X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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'The Queen of Highland Noir gets spookier and darker with every book' Lilja Sigurdardottir THE COMPELLING, GOTHIC, BRILLIANTLY ATMOSPHERIC THIRD NOVEL IN THE DI LUKAS MAHLER SERIES Some cases are personal... Tied to a derelict pier on Orkney, the bloated remains of a man bob in the waves, under the shadow of forbidding Sandisquoy House. The locals know him as William Spencer. But DCI Lukas Mahler identifies him as Alex Fleming - his former boss. Unable to step away from the case, Mahler tries to piece together why Fleming would retire to such a remote location. But the deeper he digs, the more disturbing the investigation becomes. Seal bones, witches' salve, and runic symbols appear everywhere he looks, ushering Mahler towards Fleming's most notorious unsolved case: the 'Witchfinder' murders. And towards a dark and uncomfortable truth someone has gone to great lengths to bury... * * * * * * * READERS LOVE MARGARET KIRK'S DI MAHLER SERIES: 'A harrowing and horrific game of consequences' VAL McDERMID 'Margaret Kirk's brilliant Inverness series is atmospheric and gripping. She goes from strength to strength. An absolute cracker!' CASS GREEN 'Tartain Noir at its very best' DAILY MAIL 'Harrowing...Be prepared to hear more from Lukas Mahler and his talented creator' GOOD HOUSEKEEPING 'Dark and compelling' SUN

The Blood Is Still


The Blood Is Still
  • Author : Douglas Skelton
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2021-01-12
  • ISBN : 1951627628
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Investigative journalist Rebecca Connolly returns in this riveting, immersive thriller from the author of Thunder Bay—for readers of Ian Rankin, Val McDermid, and Denise Mina When a man in eighteenth-century Highland dress is found dead on the site of the Battle of Culloden, where Bonnie Prince Charlie led his forces to a rout seared into Scottish memory, Rebecca Connolly takes up the case for the Chronicle. A controversial film about the rebellion and battle is being shot nearby, and it has drawn the ire of the right-wing nationalist movement Spirit of the Gael. Is there some link between the murder—the weapon used to impale the man leaves no doubt it was murder—and Spirit of the Gael or the shadowy militant group New Dawn, thought to be associated with them? Meanwhile, in the working-class part of town, Rebecca's assignment to cover a protest against the placement of a convicted child molester into the community leads her to Mo Burke, the unlikely protest leader. Mo is a formidable woman, but she is also the matriarch of a known crime family and usually prefers to shun the spotlight. What has drawn her out? And what of her two grown sons, who share in the family business? The older one, Nolan, with Ben Affleck good looks, is clearly intrigued by Rebecca, as she is by him, despite her better instincts to steer clear of their dangerous, violent world. And then another body is found, this one wearing the Redcoat uniform of the victorious British army.

Highland Queen


Highland Queen
  • Author : Melanie Karsak
  • Publisher : Celtic Blood
  • Release : 2019-01-23
  • ISBN : 9781794691537
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The king is dead.Long live the queen.With Duncan defeated, Gruoch becomes Queen of Scotland. Now she must rule at Macbeth's side, a difficult prospect as the new King of Scots grows increasingly unstable. To keep her son, her love, and her country safe, Gruoch must call upon the raven.Dive into the final installment of Gruoch's epic tale in Highland Queen, a Scottish Historical Fantasy, Book 4 in The Celtic Blood Series by New York Times bestselling author Melanie Karsak.

Troubled Blood


Troubled Blood
  • Author : Robert Galbraith
  • Publisher : Mulholland Books
  • Release : 2020-09-15
  • ISBN : 0316498963
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In the epic fifth installment in this “compulsively readable” (People) series, Galbraith’s “irresistible hero and heroine” (USA Today) take on the decades-old cold case of a missing doctor, one which may be their grisliest yet. Private Detective Cormoran Strike is visiting his family in Cornwall when he is approached by a woman asking for help finding her mother, Margot Bamborough—who went missing in mysterious circumstances in 1974. Strike has never tackled a cold case before, let alone one forty years old. But despite the slim chance of success, he is intrigued and takes it on; adding to the long list of cases that he and his partner in the agency, Robin Ellacott, are currently working on. And Robin herself is also juggling a messy divorce and unwanted male attention, as well as battling her own feelings about Strike. As Strike and Robin investigate Margot’s disappearance, they come up against a fiendishly complex case with leads that include tarot cards, a psychopathic serial killer and witnesses who cannot all be trusted. And they learn that even cases decades old can prove to be deadly . . .

The Recruit


The Recruit
  • Author : Monica McCarty
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release : 2012-10-30
  • ISBN : 0345535995
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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RITA Finalist for Historical Romance Scotland’s King Robert the Bruce is retaking his kingdom from the invading English. To win, he’ll need all the grit and courage of his elite band of warriors, the Highland Guard, men who fight without fear and love without limits. Fiery, aggressive, and bold, Kenneth Sutherland is a true champion—skilled with any weapon and driven to win. Now Kenneth is ready for his greatest challenge: joining Robert the Bruce’s secret army to fight among the elite. Kenneth’s best chance to attain that honor is by winning the Highland Games. Focused and prepared for victory, he is caught off guard by a lovely wisp of a woman—and a stolen moment of wicked seduction. Her innocent arousal and her shameless hunger fire his blood. He will win his place in the guard—and in Mary of Mar’s bed. The ruggedly handsome hero-in-the-making stirs a heart that should know better. Mary vows that her surrender will be sport only—no promises, no heartbreak, just one night of incredible passion. Nothing, she swears, will persuade her to give up her hard-wrought independence and put her fate in the hands of another powerful man. But with every gentle touch and heart-pounding kiss, Kenneth makes her want more. Now Mary wants his heart. But is this determined champion willing to surrender everything for love?

The Blood And The Barley


The Blood And The Barley
  • Author : Angela MacRae Shanks
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2018-03-13
  • ISBN : 9781999962418
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A tale of kinship and survival. Loyalty and love. The North-Eastern Highlands,1780. The Jacobite cause is lost and crofters are forced to smuggle whisky to remain on their native land. Subject to English rule and religious persecution, and tyrannised by a ruthless exciseman, one man will rouse an entire glen to protect his kin and his love.

Faerie Blood


Faerie Blood
  • Author : Angela Korra'ti
  • Publisher : Low Orbit Publications
  • Release : 2012-07-01
  • ISBN : 1609440609
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Kendis Thompson of Seattle thinks she’s as normal as the next computer geek, and up till now, she’s been right. But her world is about to turn on its ear, for she is the daughter of a Seelie Court mage and her mortal husband–and her faerie blood is awakening. Suddenly the city she’s known all her life is transforming before her eyes. Trolls haunt the bike trails. Fairies and goblins run loose in the streets. An old woman who is not what she seems and a young wanderer running from his past stand ready to defend Seattle–and Kendis–from magical assault. She will need those allies, for the power rising within her is calling her fey kin to the Emerald City to find her. And kill her.

The Blood is Strong


The Blood is Strong
  • Author : Richenda Francis
  • Publisher : Birlinn
  • Release : 1989
  • ISBN : 9781899863228
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A young Canadian girl returns to the Hebridean island from which her ancestors were forced to emigrate and suddenly finds herself swept into the past of those very ancestors. She re-lives the harsh realities of nineteenth-century Uist life and the merciless evictions from the township in 1851 - the black houses are burned over the heads of the people and they must carry her dying mother and their few possessions to shelter in a cave above the ruins. So real is the past that her very identity is threatened. Is she the Gaelic speaking Catriona who embarked so reluctantly on the emigrant ship or is she the research student Kat MacDonald recovering from a broken love affair? Where does her destiny lie?

Blood on the River


Blood on the River
  • Author : Marjoleine Kars
  • Publisher : The New Press
  • Release : 2020-08-11
  • ISBN : 1620974606
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Named One of the Best Books of the Year by NPR A breathtakingly original work of history that uncovers a massive enslaved persons' revolt that almost changed the face of the Americas On Sunday, February 27, 1763, thousands of slaves in the Dutch colony of Berbice—in present-day Guyana—launched a massive rebellion which came amazingly close to succeeding. Surrounded by jungle and savannah, the revolutionaries (many of them African-born) and Europeans struck and parried for an entire year. In the end, the Dutch prevailed because of one unique advantage—their ability to get soldiers and supplies from neighboring colonies and from Europe. Blood on the River is the explosive story of this little-known revolution, one that almost changed the face of the Americas. Drawing on nine hundred interrogation transcripts collected by the Dutch when the Berbice rebellion finally collapsed, and which were subsequently buried in Dutch archives, historian Marjoleine Kars reconstructs an extraordinarily rich day-by-day account of this pivotal event. Blood on the River provides a rare in-depth look at the political vision of enslaved people at the dawn of the Age of Revolution and introduces us to a set of real characters, vividly drawn against the exotic tableau of a riverine world of plantations, rainforest, and Carib allies who controlled a vast South American hinterland. An astonishing original work of history, Blood on the River will change our understanding of revolutions, slavery, and of the story of freedom in the New World.

Blood of the Dawn


Blood of the Dawn
  • Author : Claudia Salazar Jiménez
  • Publisher : Deep Vellum Publishing
  • Release : 2016-11-14
  • ISBN : 1941920438
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This novel follows three women whose lives intertwine and are ripped apart during what’s known as “the time of fear” in Peruvian history when the Shining Path militant insurgency was at its peak. The novel rewrites the armed conflict in the voice of women, activating memory through a mixture of politics, desire, and pain in a lucid and brutal prose.

Highland Captive


Highland Captive
  • Author : Hannah Howell
  • Publisher : Kensington Publishing Corp.
  • Release : 2008-11-01
  • ISBN : 1420107941
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Born and raised in Massachusetts, her family's home since the 1630s, Hannah Howell is the author of over thirty Zebra historical romances. Her love of history prompts the choice of venue, and also her dragging her husband Stephen, to every historical site she can get to. Her fascination with the past makes research as much a pleasure as a necessity. It was a thrill for her to turn her love of history and writing into a career, one that allows her to share those loves with others.

The Scottish Clearances


The Scottish Clearances
  • Author : T. M. Devine
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2018-10-04
  • ISBN : 0141985941
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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'A superb book ... Anybody interested in Scottish history needs to read it' Andrew Marr, Sunday Times Eighteenth-century Scotland is famed for generating many of the enlightened ideas which helped to shape the modern world. But there was in the same period another side to the history of the nation. Many of Scotland's people were subjected to coercive and sometimes violent change, as traditional ways of life were overturned by the 'rational' exploitation of land use. The Scottish Clearances is a superb and highly original account of this sometimes terrible process, which changed the Lowland countryside forever, as it also did, more infamously, the old society of the Highlands. Based on a vast array of original sources, this pioneering book is the first to chart this tumultuous saga in one volume, with due attention to evictions and loss of land in both north and south of the Highland line. In the process, old myths are exploded and familiar assumptions undermined. With many fascinating details and the sense of an epic human story, The Scottish Clearances is an evocative memorial to all whose lives were irreparably changed in the interests of economic efficiency. This is a story of forced clearance, of the destruction of entire communities and of large-scale emigration. Some winners were able to adapt and exploit the new opportunities, but there were also others who lost everything. The clearances created the landscape of Scotland today, but it came at a huge price.

Beyond the Highland Mist


Beyond the Highland Mist
  • Author : Karen Marie Moning
  • Publisher : Dell
  • Release : 2009-11-04
  • ISBN : 0307426971
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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He would sell his warrior soul to possess her. . . . An alluring laird... He was known throughout the kingdom as Hawk, legendary predator of the battlefield and the boudoir. No woman could refuse his touch, but no woman ever stirred his heart—until a vengeful fairy tumbled Adrienne de Simone out of modern-day Seattle and into medieval Scotland. Captive in a century not her own, entirely too bold, too outspoken, she was an irresistible challenge to the sixteenth-century rogue. Coerced into a marriage with Hawk, Adrienne vowed to keep him at arm's length—but his sweet seduction played havoc with her resolve. A prisoner in time... She had a perfect "no" on her perfect lips for the notorious laird, but Hawk swore she would whisper his name with desire, begging for the passion he longed to ignite within her. Not even the barriers of time and space would keep him from winning her love. Despite her uncertainty about following the promptings of her own passionate heart, Adrienne's reservations were no match for Hawk's determination to keep her by his side. . . .

Highland Ponies and Some Reminiscences of Highlandmen


Highland Ponies and Some Reminiscences of Highlandmen
  • Author : John M. MacDonald
  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Release : 2011-06-14
  • ISBN : 1446549313
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“Highland Ponies” is a detailed guide to the different varieties of ponies found in the Highlands of Scotland, along with interesting anecdotes and observations by the author. For each type of pony treated there is a photograph and description, including information relating to history, breeding, and more. Contents include: “Island Ponies”, “The Ponies of Skye”, “The Ponies of Uist”, “The Ponies of Barra”, “The Ponies of Rhum”, “The Ponies of Mull”, “The Ponies of Arran”, “The Ponies of Lewis and Harris”, “The Ponies of Tiree”, “The Ponies of Islay”, “Shetland Ponies”, “Mainland Ponies”, “The Atholl Ponies”, “The Applecross Stud”, “Clenartney Forest Stud”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new introduction on horse breeding and anatomy.

Hounded


Hounded
  • Author : A.S. Green
  • Publisher : Tortoise House Press
  • Release :
  • ISBN : 1950270017
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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He's an alpha fae hell hound. She's human. Forbidden. And his only chance at salvation. Meghan Walsh has sworn off all men after the last one dumped her on the side of the road in the middle of the Minnesota woods. Now what? She has no home, no car, and just a few dollars to her name. Then she meets Cormac MacConall. Tall. Handsome. Strong...and an alpha fae hell hound. Cormac believes Meghan can help him track the killers who have been terrorizing the fae clans for decades. To make matters worse, he thinks Meghan is his fated mate. When he promises her food and a warm bed, she’s just desperate enough to say yes. And before long, Cormac’s fiery nature melts Meghan’s resistance. He’s not just kind, but protective. Gentle, but demanding. But as they close in on the killers, Meghan and Cormac learn a horrifying truth: the enemy is closer to Meghan than either of them realized. And they want to use her to finally break Cormac once and for all.

Highland Velvet


Highland Velvet
  • Author : Jude Deveraux
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2003-08-27
  • ISBN : 0743459296
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Jude Deveraux steps back to a time and place where revenge and rivalry rule men's hearts—and love conquers all—in this wonderful Montgomery novel. Bronwyn MacArran was a proud Scot. Stephen Montgomery was one of the hated English. He came to Scotland as a conqueror, saw her beauty and was vanquished. But still she would abhor him. She owned a temper hot enough to forge the armors of battle or inflame a valiant soldier's passion. Yet still she would resist him. She became his reason to live, his reason to love. And still she would deny him. But while clan fought clan, while brother took up sword against brother, and the highlands ran with blood—their destiny was made...and this mighty warrior pledged himself to his woman's pride, her honor and her name—and made of their love a torch to burn through the ages!