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In the time of Tudor rule, when the land grew untamed and the men fought fiercely, the HIGHLAND HEARTS trilogy follows Scottish warriors of the Macbain and Munro clans on their quests for justice and survival. This historical, paranormal romance series sweeps from the raw grandeur of the Highlands to the opulence of King Henry’s court, where bold strategies, royal intrigue, and murder twist together with white magic as these warriors become entangled with three English lasses from very different lives. With secrets exposed and distrust shadowing their happiness, can they conquer the darkness to win the purest form of magic that exists – love?
In total, the HIGHLAND HEARTS series includes three main, full-length novels, CAPTURED HEART, TANGLED HEARTS, and CRIMSON HEART. A very short novella (13K words), HIGHLAND HEART (missing the all-important “s” at the end) is a prequel to the series, revealing how the first dragonfly-magic came to the western Highlands. UNTAMED HEARTS is a long novella (40K words) which bridges the gap between TANLGED HEARTS and CRIMSON HEART. Although each title is written to stand alone, reading them in the following, chronological order will enhance one’s immersion into this 16th-century world of adventure, love, and magic.
HIGHLAND HEART (short novella)
CAPTURED HEART – Book 1
TANGLED HEARTS – Book 2
UNTAMED HEARTS – (long novella)
CRIMSON HEART – Book 3
Publication: January 28, 2014 from Entangled Select
The Tudors take on The Pirates of the Caribbean in this 16th century romantic adventure!
Pandora Wyatt is the most complicated woman alive. Raised by a pirate captain, Dory risks exposure of her magic to free the only father she’s ever known from the Tower of London. But when she’s tied to a smoldering witch’s pyre, her powers aren’t enough to save her.
Ewan Brody is on a mission to deliver a traitor’s corpse to King Henry VIII when he rescues a beautiful spitfire from a horrific fate. Saving the lass’s life leads him on an adventure he never intended. Thrust together in the roles of husband and wife, they dodge royal intrigue, dark twists, and secrets as they attempt to find the true traitor at the Tudor court.
Magic and adventure spark, igniting a fire between Ewan and Dory, consuming them and tangling their hearts together forever. But to reach forever, they first need to survive the day.
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Publication: May 27, 2014 from Entangled Select
As the illegitimate daughter of King Henry VIII, Elena Seymour has spent most of her life in hiding. Keeping her royal blood a secret has been a success for years, but now, with a new, fiercely Catholic queen on the throne, Elenas Protestant caretaker is being targeted. And when Bloody Mary discovers Elenas lineage, she must not only flee to Scotland for her freedom, but also for her life.
Highland warrior Searc Munro has secrets of his own. In a family of healers, his own dark, killing magic must never be known. But when his fathers life is threatened, Searcs secret is revealed. No longer welcome in his clan, he sets off alone, only to find another use for his magicto save a beautiful young lass being attacked in the forest.
Teaming up as exiles, Elena and Searc head toward Edinburg to find refuge. Yet, with a series of ritual killings haunting the city and a traitor attempting to assassinate Scotlands regent, suspicion turns to Searc as word of an illegitimate British heir reaches the country. Now, the two must find a way to trust each other, despite their secrets, before its too late.
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Publication: September 12, 2012 from Entangled Select
Fleeing with only her bow, horse, enormous pet wolf, and the cryptic clues hidden in her mother’s medicine journal, healer Meg Boswell gallops north towards freedom, running from the man who falsely accused her mother of witchcraft. Cursed with magical healing abilities, Meg knows that if she’s captured, she will die like her mother—atop a blazing witch’s pyre.
Winter winds rip across the Highlands, pressing Chief Caden Macbain forward in his desperate plan to save his clan. He’s not above using an innocent woman to bargain for peace if it keeps his clan from starving. But Meg isn’t who Caden thinks she is, and when she kills a man to save the clan, he must choose between duty and her life. For although he captured her to force a peace, Meg's strength and courage have captured Caden's heart.
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Publication: December 17, 2012 from Entangled Flirt
Alec Munro, chieftain of the Munros, has captured the Englishman who swindled his father. Set on retribution, he's caught off-guard by the thief's beautiful daughter, a lass whose beauty and spirit leave him questioning the value of revenge.
Rachel Brindle has a secret: she can heal people with her magic. While journeying with her father and sister into the Highlands, she becomes a prize sought between two warring clans. She must use her cunning and her healing magic to prevent the same slaughter that started the blood feud a century ago. But when her secret is exposed, will it condemn her in the eyes of the barbarian who has capture not only her family, but also her heart?
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Untamed Heart (A Highland Hearts novella) – Cover Coming Soon!
About Heather McCollum:
Heather McCollum is an award winning, historical paranormal romance writer. She earned her B.A. in Biology from the University of Maine, much to her English professor's dismay. She is a member of Romance Writers of America and was a 2009 Golden Heart Finalist. Ms. McCollum has four full length historical, paranormal romances released in both electronic and digital formats. She also has one short novella released in electronic format.
When she is not busy writing and answering calls of "Mom", she can be found educating women about ovarian cancer. She is a teal warrior herself and just finished slaying the ovarian cancer beast.
She currently resides with her very own Highland hero and three spirited children in the wilds of suburbia on the mid-Atlantic coast. More information about Ms. McCollum and her books can be found at www.HeatherMcCollum.com.