THE BOOKS

 

 

A Highlander In Vegas

 

 

Braeden MacDonald believes he’s died and gone to a place his very wise Grannie called ‘the meadows.’  In fact, he’s actually been transported through time to present day Las Vegas, Nevada and the Grand Opening of The Albannach Hotel, where the strange sights and sounds have him wondering - has he arrived in heaven… or hell?

 

Tessa McTavish doesn’t believe she needs a bodyguard following her around day and night, but her father has insisted and abiding by his wishes she finds herself both intrigued and irritated by the tall, dark and handsome Scotsman her father has hired to do the job.

 

Dueling Las Vegas sorcerers, a charmed pocket watch and magick spells will either destroy the Albannach and the McTavish name, or save it, but only time and Braeden MacDonald will tell.

The Mackalls of Dunnet Head

Her Trusted Highlander
Book 1 of The Mackalls of Dunnet Head
 

Katriona Hughes has no idea how she’s managed to find herself in 16th century Scotland, but she’s beginning to think the gigantic emerald gem she picked up on an archeological site may have had something to do with it.  Wanting nothing more than to return to her own time, Kat is betrayed by the first person she meets and forced into a marriage with a loathsome stranger. Now running for her life, Kat meets the one man who deserves her trust, but can she give it to him.


Nick Mackall is happy to finally be back in his beloved Scotland after accidentally being transported to twenty first century San Francisco and spending the last two years of his life there.  His home and family are calling to him, but things are not about to go smoothly for the handsome highlander as he meets a young woman fleeing her husband and an old foe returns from the dead.  Two things are certain - he must gain the woman’s trust in order to save her and he must stop his foe from unleashing the power of an imprisoned sorcerer

 
Her Noble Highlander
Book 2 of The Mackalls of Dunnet Head
 

Two marriageable sisters, one Highland Laird.  What could possibly go wrong?

 

Isla and Merry Mackall are of marriageable age and Laird Aleck Sinclair is interested, but which sister is most suited to becoming Lady Sinclair? Isla is a warrior at heart and has no wish to be a wife.  Merry is her exact opposite, everything a Highland laird like Aleck Sinclair could ask for.  The sisters each believe the other should be the one to marry Laird Sinclair and while Aleck’s physical attraction is to Isla, he sees Merry’s sweet and nurturing demeanor to be more fitting for a wife.  His decision is complicated by the mysterious appearance of a bairn from the future who appears courtesy of Edna Campbell and Anania, the Elven Queen. The child must be protected at any cost.  Nurturing instincts, which she was sure she didn’t possess, arise in Isla as she vows to protect the child with her life if necessary.  Aleck, intent on finding the bairns Ma, clashes with Isla who has grown attached to the little one.

 

Protecting the child and returning her to the future will complicate matters as they fight a man who seeks vengeance against Edna and wants the child for his own evil purpose.  A lot is riding on this, including the future of the Sinclair name.

Her Mysterious Highlander
Book 3 of The Mackalls of Dunnet Head

An outsider in two worlds, Taegen Boideach has learned to navigate through life by hiding his true identity.  Although his mother is queen of the elves, he is also half human and as such has been banished from their world to live a solitary life among people who would reject him if they knew his true identity.

 

Merry has lived a privileged life as a Mackall, where she's been protected and sheltered from the outside world.  She's beginning to feel the need to spread her wings.  Her attraction to the mysterious Taegen is the first step in Merry's determining her own path, but he's resistant and she doesn't understand why.  New to love and its complications, Merry refuses to give up on him even as they approach imminent danger. 

 

On a quest to save Scotland, Merry and Taegen are in the eye of the storm as they work together to destroy the Twin Sword and its maker, an evil sorcerer. Will they be successful in their quest? With the help of their elf and human companions it's possible only if they can all learn to trust and accept each other, but old prejudices and preconceived notions may stand in the way of their success.

The Thistle & Hive Series

A Bridge Through Time

Book 1 of The Thistle & Hive Series

 

 

Ashley Moore's life in San Francisco has hit a few snags, not the least of which involves sightings of a mystery man around every corner.  Is she losing her mind or does he really exist?   Her search for this grey-eyed stranger leads her to  Scotland. There she meets a witch with a secret, a vindictive English knight who is bent on revenge, and she crosses a fog shrouded bridge into the arms of a 16th century Highlander.

 

Cailin MacBayne is no stranger to beautiful women, but has always managed to stay one step ahead of commitment.  That all comes to an end when he meets Ashley.  He doesn't care where this beautiful, yet unusual lass came from, he's just happy to have found her.  Ashley cannot resist the handsome Scot and finds herself falling hopelessly in love.  In the process, a secret is revealed, a battle is waged and Ashley must ultimately decide whether to return to her own time or give up her 21st century life to stay with the love she has found in the past.

A Thistle Beyond Time 

Book 2 of The Thistle & Hive Series 

 

 

Cormac MacBayne wants a wife and the witch, Edna Campbell, has the perfect woman in mind.  The only problem is they’re separated by five hundred years and thousands of miles.

 

Fresh from a bad marriage, Jenna Sinclair has sworn off men – that is until a handsome Highlander comes out of the fog and into her life.  He’s a mystery and possibly part of an elaborate practical joke concocted by her cousin.  Jenna’s had enough deception in her life.  Can she risk everything to be with a man who is so obviously lying to her?

 

Separated By Time

Book 3 of The Thistle & Hive Series 

 

A vision of disaster has Edna Campbell sending her niece, Maggie MacKinnon, a fledgling witch, back in time to sixteenth-century Scotland in an attempt to save the MacKenzie clan and to face a mirror image of herself in the form of an evil witch named Brielle.

 

Disguised as a young lad and accompanied by her Uncle Angus, Maggie must prevail in this life and death chess match of witch versus witch.  There is much at stake, including the fate of her budding relationship with Dylan Sinclair, her future as a witch and the very existence of the bridge through time.

 

Dylan Sinclair is on the adventure of a lifetime, having traveled back in time to Medieval Scotland.  Handsome and charming, he is a magnet for women, but the only one he’s interested in, is back in twenty-first century Glendaloch, or so he thinks.  Brielle, disguised as Maggie, arrives at Breaghacraig, much to Dylan’s surprise and confusion, as he realizes she is very different from the girl he thought he was falling in love with.  Not one to give up on his first chance at real love, Dylan sets about trying to solve the puzzle that Maggie has become.  

 

A Matter Of Time
Book 4 of The Thistle & Hive Series

 

 

Sir Richard Jefford has a reputation and it’s a bad one.  The witch Edna Campbell seems to think he can change for the better because she’s giving Richard a chance to redeem himself in present-day San Francisco.  Confused as to why he’s there and what he’s to learn, Richard, wonders how he can possibly be successful. Will he get his chance at a new life, or will circumstances deny him what he truly desires and cause him to return to his old ways?

 

 

Angelina Lawson thinks she has it all figured out when it comes to love.  She is a beautiful woman who could have any man she wants, but Angelina doesn’t trust any of them enough to ever be in love.  Protecting her heart is first and foremost in her life, that is, until she meets a man so unexpectedly different, he could possibly change her mind and claim the heart she so fiercely guards.

 

 

Battling their pasts, as well as each other, Richard and Angelina find themselves running for their lives back to sixteenth-century Scotland, while being pursued by Malcolm Granger, a man who would do anything to go back in time to recover a lost treasure.

 

A Thistle & Hive Christmas
Book 4.5 A Thistle & Hive Novella
 
 

It's Christmas at The Thistle & Hive Inn and Edna Campbell couldn't be happier.  She's sent all of her time traveling friends and their families a special invitation to meet at the bridge on December 22, where they'll be transported through time from the year 1516 to present day Glendaloch, Scotland.  It should be a joyful celebration, but things may not go exactly as planned when sixteenth-century highlanders and their twenty-first century wives invade this small village.

 

A Turn In Time
Book 5 of The Thistle & Hive Series

Summoned by his father to return home immediately, Dougall MacRae knows he cannot leave without his beloved Helene.  He asks her to marry him and accompany him back to Castle Treun unaware that his father has plans for him to wed another in an attempt to strengthen clan alliances.  He can keep Helene as a mistress, but not as his wife.

 

Helene has lived her whole life at Breaghacraig and has left it all behind to marry Dougall.  She refuses, however, to remain at Castle Treun as his mistress.  Fleeing in the dark of night with no idea how to return to Breaghacraig, Helene stumbles upon a beautiful stone bridge.  Devastated and alone she contemplates life without Dougall.  As she pleads aloud for someone to help her,  she is engulfed in a thick fog and when it clears she finds herself in the year 2016 in San Francisco, California, where Dougall’s betrayal has led her into the arms of the kind, handsome stranger who saves her in her hour of need.

All In Good Time
Book Six of The Thistle & Hive Series
 
 

Sara Barrett hasn’t been able to stop thinking about the handsome Highlander who strode into her life from sixteenth-century Scotland. She decides to leave her brother, her home, and her entire life behind to find him, but first she must convince Edna Campbell to send her back in time. The witch sees trouble ahead for the determined lass, and tries to discourage her.  But Sara has made up her mind and won’t be deterred.

   

Logan MacPhail has done his best to forget the beautiful woman he met when he traveled to the future.   When she shows up unexpectedly in his world, it’s only to find he has made a pledge out of duty that he will not break.  Logan tries to convince Sara to return to her own time. Instead, Sara’s broken heart leads her on an adventure into the Scottish countryside. She is willing to fight for love, but will it be enough to convince Logan to break his promise and follow his heart?

A Long Forgotten Time
Book Seven of The Thistle & Hive Series

 

Brenna MacRae finds herself an unwelcome guest in her own home.  Ever since her father married Greer Matheson, her new stepmother has been trying to get rid of her.  She’s now intent on marrying Brenna off to a man old enough to be her father.  Unwilling to marry anyone, Brenna takes matters into her own hands and runs away with the intent of finding refuge with her brother and his wife.  She doesn’t make it very far before being forced back to Castle Treun and the possibility of a life with a very dangerous man.

 

Zeke Barrett didn’t plan on traveling back in time, especially if it meant possibly seeing the woman he once loved and lost, but he finds he has no choice if he wishes to ever see his sister, Sara again. He’s determined to bring her back home to San Francisco where she belongs.  She’s the only family he has left and Zeke refuses to lose her to a time and place that has long been forgotten.  He enlists the aid of the witch, Edna Campbell, who agrees to help him, but as usual, Edna has an ulterior motive.  Instead of tracking down Sara, Zeke finds himself at Castle Treun where he becomes embroiled in the MacRae family drama and he gets more than he bargained for when he finds he can hardly stand by and watch as Brenna MacRae is used as a pawn in a game between her father and Nevil Munro, the man she is to marry.

 

Zeke must get Brenna safely into her brother’s care, but first he’ll have to deal with her family and the evil Laird Munro.  Once he does, he’ll still have to confront his feelings about the woman who broke his heart and the woman, who despite all her protests, is the only one who can heal it. 

Awakened By Time
Book Eight of The Thistle & Hive Series

Elle Carrera is a fading pop star who, in pursuit of her career, has shut herself off from all that really matters in life.  On the way to meet her manager to discuss an upcoming tour, she is shocked to find herself in sixteenth-century Scotland. How she got there is a mystery, but once at Breaghacraig she learns about the matchmaking witch, Edna Campbell and what her possible plans for Elle may include.  Despite Edna’s meddling, there’s no time in Elle’s life for love, but during this time away from the many distractions of the twenty-first century, she begins to see what’s been missing in her life.  Nevertheless, the future and the strong pull of her career beckons to her with the possibility everything that looked so attractive in the sixteenth century, will become a distant memory as she strives to regain her place at the top of the charts.

All he wanted to do was time travel, but instead, Hamish MacBeown finds himself responsible for the well-being of a time traveler.  It appears the witch misunderstood his request because the last thing he wants or needs is the responsibility of protecting an unusual lass from the future.  Despite his protests, Hamish finds himself fighting a losing battle as his attraction for Elle grows. He can’t be sure of her feelings for him as it seems the only thing Elle wants is to return to the future and her life before they met. This could be the opportunity he’s been waiting for, but as he seeks adventure he risks a broken heart, that is unless Elle has been awakened by time.

The Ghosts of Culloden Moor Series

Jennae Vale is thrilled to contribute to L.L.Muir's series of ghosts. The entire series is available on Amazon and KU.

Ross

A Highlander Novella Book 39
 
He only needed to accomplish one good deed, but there's an entire town that needs his help, along with one hopeless lass who captures his heart.

Located in the Sierra Nevada, the tiny town of Delight has fallen on hard times. Once a bustling little ski village, it has become obsolete as people pass it by for the larger ski resorts in the area. Cassie Simmons has lived her entire life in Delight, but she's not immune to the hardships felt by everyone in town. She's been on a downward spiral ever since her divorce. Her anger and sadness coupled with the dwindling customers to her bookstore have her giving up all hope of ever being happy again. It'll take a miracle, or perhaps Ross Seton, to save her.