Hot Highlanders and Wild Warriors
by Various Authors & Edited by Delilah Devlin
Men devoting themselves to their true love through the art of courtly love is the ultimate in romance. Hot Highlanders and Wild Warriors is filled with wild knights and Scottish warriors whose courage on the battlefield is outmatched only by their ardor for their ladyloves! Readers will unleash their fantasies of olden days where men wearing heavy armor or thick tartans sent a spirited young maiden’s (or lonely widow’s) heart fluttering. These bravehearts were prized for their physical strength and men were judged for their fierce loyalty and unshakeable honor. Crusaders, highlanders, Normans and Saxons, tournament fighters, vikings, and hunky Mongols astride stallions in search of adventure and love all populate the pages of this steamy read.
After the lady of the keep bars her gates to the barbarian the king commands she wed, the half-Viking knight scales the walls of her heart
“Wicked” by Susannah Chapin
The strong-willed daughter of a Scottish Laird learns it isn’t her surrender her father’s most powerful but wounded warrior craves
“The Keeper of the Keys” by Axa Lee
A Briton queen learns to lay aside the household keys of her responsibilities and ask her Saxon warlord husband for what she craves
“The Maiden’s Kiss” by Layla Chase
A Viking warrior tempts fate and his own control when an Icelandic maiden asks to be tutored in the art of kissing
“My Loveliest Vision” by Renee Luke
Despite a daunting affliction, the lady of the keep will protect her father’s holdings from a resolute knight come to claim what he was promised
“The Invasion of Nefyn” by Lizzie Ashworth
A Briton woman risks rape and death at the hands of invading Saxons in hopes of a visit from her warrior husband
“The Promise of Memory” by Regina Kammer
A Roman slave finds freedom in fantasies of a knight in the imperial guard—a warrior who evokes memories of a long lost love
“On My Honor” by Beatrix Ellroy
When a wounded knight is offered sanctuary by a widowed healer, the pleasure she also offers may strain his honor
“A Hawk in Flight” by Connie Wilkins
The Lady of Aragotsotn paid tribute to the Mongol conqueror to save her people, but her falcon-fierce heart remains undefeated—though it might be won
“To Love a King’s Man” by Emma Jay
At the Highland Games of 1589, a young widow risks all for a chance to win the love of a bastard favored by the king
“The Bodyguard” by Jacqueline Brocker
As a ninja stalks through the palace corridors, the daughter of a samurai lord is drawn to her wounded, pensive bodyguard
“Broken Vows” by Anya Richards
A marriage of convenience leads to most inconvenient desires and a threat to one knight’s immortal soul
“Poetry and Amber” by Axa Lee
A mighty passion ignites along the Volga River between a Celtic witch and the Rus king to whom she’s been traded
“The Squire” by Cela Winter
While traveling in France, a knight’s secretive new squire makes him question everything he knows about himself
From “Poetry and Amber” by Axa Lee:
His gaze made me shiver. Want for him rose so swiftly, so unexpectedly, that my knees almost buckled. I didn’t like him, didn’t know him, but I wanted him. I wanted this warrior spread naked beneath me, to feel those hard muscles tense as he seized hold of me, to buck against me as I rode him by firelight.
Still staring at my throat, he pointed and said a word I did not know.
“Volva,” he said again. The word was guttural and harsh, unlike the language of the Celts and Picts. More like the low tongue spoken by the Saxons. In my opinion.
“Magic,” he said. “Do you have visions? Like ones on your back?”
He appeared to be quite drunk, wavering where he sat, his long blond hair spilling loose about his shoulders. The easy physicality of this man entranced me. I’d never been so drawn to a man at first sight, never wanted him so completely within such short time. He was a warrior embodied, a god of war made flesh.
A slave girl, a thrall, bent to refill his cup. She leaned a little too close , angling her body across his, touching him longer than she needed to. Just then, the other heir apparent made his move. The thrall exclaimed as she was shoved aside. His sword flashed.
Buliwyf moved faster. He was not, apparently, as drunk as he had appeared. He was on his feet, sword drawn, blocking that of his opponent. As I’d expected, Buliwyf fought well. He fought like a dream, like one born with his hand around a sword. I could not tell where the sword ended and the swordsman began.
As suddenly as the fight began, it stilled. For a moment, the combatants stared at each other. Buliwyf’s sword flashed, and the other man fell.
Then, and only then, after the heads fell and the meal was blessed by the shedding of blood, Buliwyf straightened, barely winded from slaying the other contender to the crown. His eyes locked with mine, and he raised two fingers, beckoning me to him.
EDITOR Bio and Links:
Delilah Devlin is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of erotica and erotic romance. She has published over a hundred thirty erotic stories in multiple genres and lengths, and is published by Atria/Strebor, Avon, Berkley, Black Lace, Cleis Press, Ellora’s Cave, Harlequin Spice, HarperCollins: Mischief, Kensington, Montlake, Running Press, and Samhain Publishing. In May 2014, she adds Grand Central to her list of publishers when Her Only Desire releases!
Her short stories have appeared in multiple Cleis Press collections, including Lesbian Cowboys, Girl Crush, Fairy Tale Lust, Lesbian Lust, Passion, Lesbian Cops, Dream Lover, Carnal Machines, Best Erotic Romance (2012), Suite Encounters, Girl Fever, Girls Who Score, Duty and Desire and Best Lesbian Romance of 2013. For Cleis Press, she edited 2011’s Girls Who Bite, and 2012’s She Shifters and Cowboy Lust. In 2013, she added Smokin’ Hot Firemen and High Octane Heroes.
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