Highland Hero

By Amanda Scott (Mass Market, 2011)
LADY IN DISGUISE
Lady Marsi Cargill refuses to marry a man who wants her land rather than her love. To escape her arranged betrothal, she disguises her noble lineage and accompanies her young cousin--the future King of Scots--on a secret journey across the Highlands. Their guide is a mysterious knight known only as Hawk. Heat flares between the beautiful maid and the brooding warrior, but when Marsi's true identity is revealed, Hawk's desire gives way to fury...

KNIGHT AT THE READY
Summoned by the King to guard his son, Sir Ivor "Hawk" Mackintosh now has two royals to protect. This daring, willful woman has invaded Hawk's every thought, and laid siege to his heart. Soon the solitary soldier is yearning for a life with Marsi at his side and in his bed. But as their passion grows, so too does the danger surrounding them. Powerful enemies watch their every move, and to survive, Hawk and Marsi must fight for Scotland's future-as well as their own new-found love.

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    • Format: Mass Market

    • Price: $7.99 US/$8.99 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780446574303

    • On Sale Date: 10/01/2011

    • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

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LADY IN DISGUISE
Lady Marsi Cargill refuses to marry a man who wants her land rather than her love. To escape her arranged betrothal, she disguises her noble lineage and accompanies her young cousin--the future King of Scots--on a secret journey across the Highlands. Their guide is a mysterious knight known only as Hawk. Heat flares between the beautiful maid and the brooding warrior, but when Marsi's true identity is revealed, Hawk's desire gives way to fury...

KNIGHT AT THE READY
Summoned by the King to guard his son, Sir Ivor "Hawk" Mackintosh now has two royals to protect. This daring, willful woman has invaded Hawk's every thought, and laid siege to his heart. Soon the solitary soldier is yearning for a life with Marsi at his side and in his bed. But as their passion grows, so too does the danger surrounding them. Powerful enemies watch their every move, and to survive, Hawk and Marsi must fight for Scotland's future-as well as their own new-found love.

Amanda Scott is a USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She has won the Romance Writers of America's RITA/Golden Medallion awards and both a Career Achievement Award and the Reviewers' Choice Award for Best Scottish Historical (for her 2008 novel Border Wedding) from Romantic Times. She began writing on a dare from her husband. That resulted in her first book, The Fugitive Heiress. ­­Highland Hero is her fifty-sixth book.

Amanda is a fourth-generation Californian who was born and raised in Salinas. She has a Bachelor's Degree in history from Mills College in Oakland and a Master's in History from San Jose State University. She has long specialized in British history and is a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. Amanda lives with her husband in northern California and has a married son, who is a firefighter.

You can learn more at:

amandascottauthor.com.

  • "Amanda Scott has done it again - provided us with an exciting, adventurous tale set in Scotland." (Romance Reviews Magazine on HIGHLAND HERO).

  • "Her colorful characters and their inter-relationships will absorb readers, while her plotting, dialogue and narration are also excellent. She's a true master of the Scottish historical romance." (Romance Reviews Today on HIGHLAND HERO).

  • "The settings and cultural feel authentic; readers who appreciate history will be sucked right in." (Wickedly Bookish on HIGHLAND HERO).

  • "As always in an Amanda Scott historical the inclusion of real persona and facts enhances the romance; while treachery and betrayal are a normal part of the court." (Harriet Klausner on HIGHLAND HERO).

  • "TOP PICK! Scott's story is a tautly written, fast-paced tale of political intrigue and treachery that's beautifully interwoven with history. Strong characters with deep emotions and a high degree of sensuality make this a story to relish." (RT Book Reviews on HIGHLAND HERO).

  • "Great with sensual scenes, Scott escapes the cliche of a masterful male taming a 'wildcat' woman; instead, Fin and Catriona learn to communicate and compromise in this solid romantic adventure....Scott...deftly handles period dialogue and attitudes." (Publishers Weekly on HIGHLAND MASTER).

  • "5 H's -- for 'HOT' !  Scott, known and respected for her Scottish tales, has once again written a gripping romance that seamlessly interweaves history, a complex plot and strong characters with deep emotions and a high degree of sensuality.  The mix of political intrigue and romance makes for a highly satisfying page-turner you won't be able to put down....The political machinations and Fin's attempts to protect Cat result in a surprising climax." (RT Reviews on HIGHLAND MASTER).

  • "Blue-ribbon rating - 4 !  Deliciously sexy....Highland Master is a rare treat of a read." (romancejunkies.com on HIGHLAND MASTER).

  • "[Scott] uses her knowledge of Scottish history to weave an engrossing and sexy story about Highland life in the 1400s." (The Salinas Californian on HIGHLAND MASTER).

  • For the first book in the Scottish Knights Trilogy:
    "Amanda Scott proves once again she is the Highland Master when it comes to a thrilling tale starring Scottish Knights." (Harriet Klausner).

  • Top ratings for Tempted by a Warrior!
    "4 1/2 STARS, HOT, FANTASTIC, KEEPER!  Scott demonstrates her incredible skills by crafting an exciting story replete with adventure and realistic, passionate characters who reach out and grab you.  All this is set against the living history of 14th-century Scotland.  Historical romance doesn't get much better than this!
    ( Kathe Robin, RT Book Reviews - Historical Romance Reviews, 2010  (Starred Review)  ).

  • "A Perfect 10 for Tempted by a Warrior! The Perfect 10 is given to a work the reviewer deems exceptional....Perfect 10s will automatically be nominated for our best book of the year in their categories and overall. ...
    Ms. Scott writes with intelligence and clarity.  Her books feed the mind as well as stir the emotions, and her characters breathe life....It's [Tempted by a Warrior] a masterful blend of historical authenticity, exciting action, and people's personal stories.  It definitely merits a Perfect 10 rating."
    (Jane Bowers, Romance Reviews Today, 2010  (Starred Review)  ).

  • More acclaim for Tempted by a Warrior:
    "5 STARS !  Danger, intrigue, forbidden romance, believable characters, compelling plot twists...this story has something for every reader to enjoy,...set in one of the most volatile times of Scotland's history.  I recommend ordering out for pizza, making sure you will not have any interruptions, and then taking a deep breath before you open the cover...The action begins with the very first sentence and it only gets better from there.  Amanda Scott writes excellence."
    ( huntress@huntressreviews.com, 2010  (Starred Review)).

  • For  Tempted by a Warrior:
    "Time for Summer lovin' :  "...With the intriguing murder mystery and a backdrop of Border skirmishes, this story has action, passion and peril."
    (Christie Ridgway, Book Page, July 2010 issue, 2010  (Highly Recommended)).

  • For Tempted by a Warrior:
    "A great adventurous read with intense fictional characters....I felt like I had been drawn back into medieval Scotland!"
    (Tammy Faris, romancereadersconnection.com, 2010  (Highly Recommended) ).

  • For Tempted by a Warrior:
    "Terrific story.  Loved the tension between Fiona and Dickon...Plenty of ... suspense throughout.  Another wonderful Scottish tale with lots to recommend to all.  4 Checks!" (Romance Reviews).

  • For Seduced by a Rogue:  "Another excellent novel from Amanda Scott, who just keeps producing one fine story after another..." (romancereviewsmag.com).

  • For Seduced by a Rogue:  "Top Pick!  Scott's wonderful book is...populated by characters who jump off the pages and grab your attention....Tautly written, passionate romance." (Historical Romance Reviews, rtbookreviews.com).

  • "Ms. Scott is able to make settings and history come to life...For a read brightened by suspense, wit, and love, Tamed by a Laird is a great choice." (Romance Reviews Today).

  • On Tamed by a Laird:  "Noted for her exceptionally well-written and well-researched Scottish historicals, Scott breathes vivid, colorful life into 14th-century Scotland with strong, well-motivated characters, a passionate love story, and enough political intrigue to keep the action lively." (Library Journal Reviews).

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Product Details

Highland Hero
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Price: $7.99 US/$8.99 CAN
  • Pages: 400
  • Physical Dimensions: 4-3/16" x 6-3/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780446574303
  • On Sale Date: 10/01/2011
Highland Hero