A Band of Roses / Available Now
A Band of Roses is
an alternate history adventure set in modern day Ireland. The story supposes that Irish High King Brian
Boru survived the Battle of Clontarf in 1014 A.D. and founded a dynasty
that rules Ireland to this day.
Irish Crown Princess Talty Boru, daughter
of the current King Brian, becomes a pawn in a high-stakes
gamble for suboceanic oil when greed prompts England's Regent to claim a tiny Irish
island in the North Atlantic. The theft sparks an international incident
that escalates into murder and a treasonous plot to overthrow the English throne.
Multiple attempts on Talty's life force
King Brian to send her away to protect her, though he unwittingly
sends her into further danger. From Japan to California, Talty must
hide her true identity until her elders can set things straight. She
can't disguise her ingrained training as one of Ireland's elite
Fian warriors, however.
Her recruitment into International Security
Forces' top secret Peregrine Project allows her to visit both an eleventh
century Ireland preparing for the Battle of Clontarf and a desert
world inhabited by a Bedouin-like tribe whose sheik has a handsome son. Talty finds romance and adventure
in these strange places and brings back a discovery worth more than
any oil well, yet all she wants is to return to her family and her
lifelong friend and protector, Neil Boru, the adoptive cousin she secretly
loves and can't haveor so she thinks. Talty's warrior cousin
has a secret of his own, one that emerges as the Boru clan works with
England's MI6 to thwart an invasion of Ireland and bring Talty home.
Fiery Roses / Available Now
In the thrilling sequel to the action-packed romantic adventure, A Band of Roses, the discovery of offshore gas ensnares Irish Crown Princess Talty Boru and her Royal Consort, Neil, in a web of blackmail and murder. When the residents of rural County Mayo object to plans to run pipelines over their pristine bogs, an arsonist tries to change their minds. One of his fires triggers a chain of events that sends newlyweds Talty and Neil to an ancient world at the mercy of a waking volcano. While they struggle to keep their marriage afloat and outwit a tyrant with a shocking secret, King Brian locks horns with ruthless oil tycoons attempting to bully their way across the bogs. The resulting conflict proves fatal for the Boru clan, whose members once again close ranks to thwart the latest threat to the kingdom they are sworn to protect.
Salty Roses / Available Now
From an Ireland that might have been to the perils of parallel worlds, warrior princess Talty Boru has outwitted all sorts of scoundrels. A wife and a mother at last, the dynamic heir to the Irish throne believes her days of exotic adventure are all done and dusted. Yet her royal duties seem endless, and a day off with her handsome husband, Neil, is looking good. Former naval officer Talty eagerly accepts an eccentric billionaire’s invitation for a jaunt aboard his luxury submarine, but as she and Neil dive beneath the waves to view an eerie shipwreck, a sinister plot unfolds. An unknown enemy lures them to an ancient tomb and sends them to a world filled with treacherous pirates. Talty takes charge of a pirate ship and its mangy crew, while Neil matches wits with a steamy temptress and jeopardizes his wedding vows. As he and Talty fight to save their marriage, they learn that the door to parallel worlds swings both ways. Can the warriors of the noble Boru clan save the kingdom they're sworn to protect?
Glancing Through the Glimmer / Available Now
In the modern Kingdom of Ireland, few mortals believe in the fairy folk. Without that belief, the fairies are dying. Finvarra, the King of the Fairies, would rather dance than worry—but he must have a mortal dancing partner.
When Janet Gleason’s grandfather becomes the new U.S. Ambassador to Ireland, the sixteen-year-old orphan must leave Boston and her friends behind. Janet is lonely in Dublin and unused to her grandparents’ stuffy social life. An invitation to a royal ball terrifies her. She can’t even waltz and dreads embarrassment. Finvarra’s fairy witch overhears her fervent wish to learn to dance.
Seventeen-year-old Prince Liam Boru loathes the idea of escorting another spoiled American girl to a ball. In fact, he detests most of his royal duties. He dresses down to move through Dublin unnoticed and finds himself on his royal backside when Janet crashes into him. Intrigued, he asks to see her again, and she willingly agrees. Unaware of each other’s identities, they arrange to meet. When they do, the fairies steal Janet away.
Liam’s attempts to find her trigger a series of frustrating misadventures. Can he and Janet outwit a treacherous fairy king who’s been hoodwinking mortals for centuries?
Autumn Glimmer / Available Now
Fairies living beneath the lake on the King of Ireland’s country estate? Janet Gleason isn’t surprised. The American teenager and her royal friend, Prince Liam Boru, have met the Good People before. Just before Halloween, three of the fairies, Blinn, Mell, and Lewy, have left the palace in the lake to fill a magical bag with the flowers their queen must have to keep a hungry monster sleeping. Blinn decides she’d like to see the mortal king’s house. Lewy wants to taste oatcakes again, and Mell goes along on a tragic ride that leaves poor Lewy lost and alone. Can Liam and Janet help him find the flower bag before the monster awakens? Or will Lewy’s misguided glimmer trap the young mortals forever beneath the lake?
The Rosewood Whistle / Coming Soon
Surrounded by Ireland’s music and myths, a widowed American writer meets a tour guide indifferent to love…
On her own at the end of a long and difficult marriage, Gemma Pentrandolfo books a summer vacation in County Mayo intending to write her first novel, and she’s counting on Ireland for inspiration. An idea presents itself when she tours Achill Island with a silver-tongued tour guide whose good looks prompt her to write more than her high-minded novel: she transcribes her years of longing for love into a steamy fantasy no one is meant to see.
Years have passed since an accident claimed the self-absorbed wife who scorned Ben Connigan and his music. Since then, the former tin whistle ace has avoided marriage, though he never lacked for female friendship before trading his high-tech career for the slow-paced life of a hometown tour guide. Ben accepts the end of his run of discreet affairs, until he takes Gemma touring. Her passion for Ireland impresses him. Her love of Irish music soon compels him to dust off his whistles. Knowing she’ll leave at the end of the summer, he sees no harm in keeping her company—until he dares to dream of spending the rest of his life with her.
But he knows it can’t be, not while the ghosts of their partners still haunt them. Not unless the music and myths of Ireland can help them find their way…