Three beautiful agents for the crown, three prime suspects, one sinister plot to destroy a fledgling kingdom... Meet the Queen's Angels!
Prequel: The Bruce's Pirate
Note: For a short time, this novella can be found in the Once Upon a Pirate Anthology. Sixteen sizzling historical romances featuring pirates, including the awesome prequel to this new Highlander series. This story is set in the Sinclair Jewels world.
Charlotte MacLeod is desperate for the Scottish crown to acknowledge her betrothed's treason, as it'll save her from a marriage made in hell. Out of ideas, she turns pirate to kidnap the queen...little realizing the queen’s bodyguard is the warrior who broke her heart! Liam Bruce has to convince his wee warrior he’s still worthy of her love, and save her from a charge of royal treason!
The Highlander's Angel
When Robert the Bruce's queen formed the Angels, an elite group of spies masquerading as her ladies in waiting, she probably didn't imagine they'd be called on to save her life. But that's what happens Queen Elizabeth is entertaining the Ross delegation.
Luckily, her lady Courtney is deadly with a bow, and recognizes the assassin. Court's history with the band of thieves and murderers who raised her means she has a very different skill set than most women in the queen's retinue, and she's not afraid to employ it. But she is used to working alone, and the idea of being saddled with an unwanted partner--particularly when that man is gorgeous, dangerous, and a suspect--is galling.
Ross Fraser, the queen's longtime bodyguard, can't believe one of his kinsmen could be involved in this dastardly plot. He'll do everything in his power to prove his clan is innocent of treason, even if it means partnering with a testy and deadly thief-turned-spy... One who holds his heart in her hands after that single night they spent together years ago.
Ross must choose between his loyalty to his laird and his loyalty to his heart, as Court's "family" proves she doesn't even understand what loyalty is. When metal hits meat, can this unlikely duo learn to trust each other, or will the plot to bring down the Scottish monarchy succeed?
The Laird's Angel
As a member of the Queen's Angels--an elite trio of secret agents, masquerading as ladies-in-waiting to Queen Elizabeth Bruce--Melisandre Lamond has a most useful skill: Seduction. Mayhap 'tis her ability to understand others' desires, or mayhap a yearning for acceptance; whatever the root, Mellie has become skilled in the art of love, and knows all the right ways to get a man to spill his...secrets.
After an assassination attempt on the Queen, all evidence points to the Frasers of Lovat, surely under orders from their new laird, the deceptively handsome Lachlan Fraser. But even Mellie is surprised when the Queen announces the seductive Angel's betrothal to the traitor, wondering how far her loyalty to the Crown really extends. Can Mellie tempt Lachlan into revealing his treasonous plans, before she's forced to actually marry the man?
After the Scottish War for Independence, all Lachlan Fraser wants for his clan is peace. He's happy working with his hands, building a strong future for his family and his beloved daughter. But duty calls him to Scone, where he's surprised to learn of his betrothal to one of the Queen's ladies...the very knife-wielding wench who'd so recently saved him from a cutpurse's attack!
He'll marry her, aye, but Lachlan vows to unravel Lady Melisandre's riddles first! Because once he gets her home and sees the way she effortlessly wins over his daughter, and the rest of the Frasers, he begins to suspect she's not the cold and haughty lady she makes herself out to be. Will this mismatched couple discover the truth about each other in time, before the assassin strikes again? Or will their secrets remain hidden, the consequences of their stubbornness leading to a lethal outcome?
The Thief's Angel
Lady Rosalind Forbes is an integral member of the Queen's Angels--an elite trio of spies disguised as ladies-in-waiting--as the brains of the group. However, she's keeping two secrets from her teammates: one will endanger this mission, and one will jeopardize her very place as an Angel. Her teammates don't know, can't know, that she's given herself to the very man who is now their prime suspect in the plot against the Crown.
Cam Fraser used to be the son of a laird, a man with a place. Now he's just a thief, and a leader of cutpurses. But his mission to find the woman he's betrayed leads him to his ancestral home, where he encounters Rosa, the dark beauty whose touch he hasn't been able to forget.
With the help of a matchmaking six-year-old, and a chance attack by bandits, Cam and Rosa have the opportunity to set things right. But that's not going to help Rosa's mission, as long as Cam doesn't even realize he's a suspect. And she can't give her heart to a traitor...can she?
A brilliant Angel and a charming thief are going to have to work together to discover the truth about the plot against Robert the Bruce, if they want any chance of a future together. Check out this fast-paced finale to the series everyone's talking about!