The Chieftain

By Margaret Mallory (Mass Market, 2013)
Connor, chieftain of the MacDonalds of Sleat, holds the fate of his people in his hands. Rival clans are plotting to take over his lands, and duty determines whom he will fight, trust . . . even marry. Seeking guidance, Connor turns to Ilysa, a young lass with the gift of foresight, who reveals an approaching danger-and a passion that burns only for him. But the warrior must make a powerful marriage alliance, and Ilysa's bloodline is far too humble.

With her powers to heal and see evil where others cannot, beautiful Ilysa dresses plainly, speaks softly, and loves her chieftain from afar. Yet when Connor finally stokes the embers of desire that have so long burned within her, Ilysa feels bliss unlike any she's ever known. Now as he is forced to place duty before happiness, Ilysa senses Connor is in grave peril. Can she find a way to prove she is the woman he needs by his side?
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    • Format: Mass Market

    • Price: $7.99 US/$8.99 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780446583114

    • On Sale Date: 02/26/2013

    • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

    • Imprint: Forever

    Formats Available: Mass Market, Electronic Book

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Connor, chieftain of the MacDonalds of Sleat, holds the fate of his people in his hands. Rival clans are plotting to take over his lands, and duty determines whom he will fight, trust . . . even marry. Seeking guidance, Connor turns to Ilysa, a young lass with the gift of foresight, who reveals an approaching danger-and a passion that burns only for him. But the warrior must make a powerful marriage alliance, and Ilysa's bloodline is far too humble.

With her powers to heal and see evil where others cannot, beautiful Ilysa dresses plainly, speaks softly, and loves her chieftain from afar. Yet when Connor finally stokes the embers of desire that have so long burned within her, Ilysa feels bliss unlike any she's ever known. Now as he is forced to place duty before happiness, Ilysa senses Connor is in grave peril. Can she find a way to prove she is the woman he needs by his side?

Margaret Mallory abandoned a career as a lawyer to become a romance novelist. Why this surprised everyone, she doesn't know. Who wouldn't rather have thrilling adventures with handsome Highlanders than write briefs and memos? Margaret lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her husband, a goofy dog, and a crabby cat. With her children off to college, she spends most of her time working on her next book in The Return of the Highlanders series. Margaret loves to hear from readers.

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  • "Readers will appreciate the well-developed romance, historic detail, and red-hot passion as they root for two strong protagonists who bravely face danger at every turn." (Publishers Weekly).

  • "THE CHIEFTAIN, the bittersweet, but gloriously triumphant final installment to Margaret Mallory's Return of the Highlander series, has achieved what few series are capable-a conclusion that's every bit as addictive, tantalizing, entertaining and satisfying as its predecessors, if not more." (RomanceJunkies.com).

  • "TOP PICK!  4 1/2 stars! Mallory imbues history with a life of its own, creating a deeply moving story. Her characters are vibrantly alive and full of emotional depth, each with their own realistic flaws. Her sensuous and highly passionate tale grabs the reader and doesn't let go." (RT Book Reviews on The Guardian).

  • "Mallory has an amazing ability for creating a riveting story, intertwining adventure and history overlaid with great depth of emotion and laced with a constantly increasing level of sensuality. Such depth and sensuality are a rare treat." (4 Stars, RT Book Reviews on Knight of Pleasure).

  • "Mallory's debut is impressive.  She breathes life into major historical characters...in a dramatic romance." (4 Stars, RT Book Reviews on Knight of Desire).

  • "This is one of those mouth-watering stories where the reader needs to turn off the ringer, brew up some of their favorite tea, and curl up in front of the fireplace and enjoy this passionate, fast paced romance." (4 1/2 stars, Affaire de Coeur on Knight of Pleasure ).

  • "An impressive debut...Margaret Mallory is a star in the making." (New York Times bestselling author Mary Balogh on Knight of Desire).

  • "Spellbinding! Few writers share Margaret Mallory's talent for bringing history to vivid, pulsing life." (New York Times bestselling author Virginia Henley on Knight of Desire).

  • "A lavish historical romance, evocative and emotionally rich. Knight of Desire will transport you."

  • "The story sizzles with romance and  adventure."
    (RomRevToday.com on Knight of Desire).

  • "[S]izzling and captivating...Mallory weaves a fine yarn with plenty of spice and thrills."
      --- Publishers Weekly on The Sinner

  • "4 1/2 Stars! The sizzling sexual tension between the hero and heroine will leave readers breathless."
      --- RT Book Reviews on The Sinner

  • "4 1/2 Stars!  A must-read for Scottish medieval fans." (RT Book Reviews).

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The Chieftain
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Price: $7.99 US/$8.99 CAN
  • Pages: 448
  • Physical Dimensions: 4-3/16" x 6-3/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780446583114
  • On Sale Date: 02/26/2013
The Chieftain