Kimberly Cates

Praised as “a master of the genre” by Romantic Times, USA Today Bestselling Author Kimberly Cates’s award-winning novels have been translated into numerous languages and are known for their endearing characters and emotional impact. The New York Daily News praises her writing as “so richly detailed we…hear the clash of sword against sword.”

The Raider’s Bride

The Raider’s Bride

A masked patriot… By day, Ian Blackheath is the most sensual rogue in the colony of Virginia. At night, he secretly rides as Pendragon, ruthless leader of the patriot cause. The last thing he needs is a ward. What is a masked raider supposed to do when a pint-sized mistress of disaster is dumped on the doorstep of his mansion? Especially since little Lucy displays a penchant for unearthing secrets?

A reluctant British spy… When Ian Blackheath and Lucy have an altercation in Emily d’Autrecourt’s millinery shop, the lovely Englishwoman is horrified at Blackheath’s insensitivity toward his ward. Then Lucy steals a doll from Emily’s shop— secreted inside the plaything is evidence of Emily’s role as a spy. Accepting Ian’s offer that she be Lucy’s governess is dangerous, but how else can Emily search for the doll without arousing suspicion?

A rebellion of the heart… Ian is stunned when Emily agrees to take charge of “hurricane Lucy”. As for guarding his secret—it should be no challenge to keep Emily far from the wing where Pendragon plots rebellion. One sample of Ian’s wicked, seducing ways and the prim Englishwoman will avoid him like plague. He doesn’t expect Emily to catch fire in his arms or for the tempting seamstress to discover the secret power of her own desires. Suddenly, in a land racing toward revolution, Ian and Emily must choose. With everything to lose, do they dare to risk their hearts?

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Only Forever

Only Forever

When thief-on-the-run Ashleen O'Shea flees famine-stricken Ireland for Texas with four orphans in tow, she must entrust her safety to lone wolf, Garret MacQuade. Since the day when outlaws ravaged Garret's family homestead, he has shunned attachments, pouring his passion into his paintings of the unforgiving western wilderness. But as Garret braves the dangerous trail with Ashleen and the children, his heart begins to thaw. When evil forces threaten, will he ride away or make a home with this patchwork family he’s come to love?

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Crown of Dreams

Crown of Dreams

A bright future…
With Devlin Chastain's wedding to the Honorable Braden Tracey a mere two weeks away, she has everything to look forward to. That is until her scapegrace childhood nemesis, Lord Myles Farringdon, returns home to announce that he has joined Bonnie Prince Charlie’s cause. Devlin will do anything to get him to leave—especially after the blackguard kisses her—even if it means helping him escape as the dragoons arrive to arrest him.

A dark lord…
Myles Farringdon hadn’t intended on branding Devlin a traitor, but in her haste to be rid of him, she was seen by the king’s soldiers. Knowing she’ll be hanged if she is caught, he drags her onto his horse and rides with her to Scotland.

A perilous journey…
From the court of Prince Charles, to the crushing defeat at Culloden Moor, and to the search for a legendary Jacobite crown, Devlin and Myles face danger and betrayal, losing hope along the way, and nearly losing each other.

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The Raider’s Daughter

The Raider’s Daughter

Mistress of rebellion…
Lucy d’Autrecourt Blackheath, is liberty’s darling, embracing the fierce independence of her adopted father, the patriot raider, Pendragon. When a parcel arrives from England, unearthing a long-buried secret nothing can stop Lucy from pursuing the adventure she craves. Despite the love of her doting parents, she’s never forgotten the empty grave in England inscribed with her name, and an injustice waiting to be put right. Yet, as Lucy sails from Virginia, danger from her past threatening everyone she loves.

An imperious earl…
Dominic St. Cyr, the fierce earl of Valcour, drove back the scandal attached to the St. Cyr name at the point of his sword and snatched Valcour’s estates from the brink of ruin. When a reckless American spitfire barrels into his duel in the middle of a gaming hell, he finds everything he’s worked for in peril. Ruthless Valcour has little choice but to force hoyden Lucy to wed him-- even though the defiant American despises him and his aristocratic world.

To set a heart free…
But as Lucy steps into Valcour’s mysterious world, she glimpses the man beneath the earl’s façade. Haunted by personal demons, Valcour hides a heart too tender, and secrets as painful as Lucy’s own. Can a patriot’s daughter enter the world revolution taught her to hate, and set Valcour’s heart free?

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To Catch a Flame

To Catch a Flame

When Lord Griffin Stone disarms the highwayman trying to rob him, he discovers his assailant is spitfire Isabeau DeBurgh. Unwilling to condemn her to hang or free her to steal again, Griffin decides to make her a lady—except Isabeau scorns the aristocrats she robs. Can love tame her wild heart?

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Morning Song

Morning Song

A headstrong runaway:
When practical spinster Hannah Gray rescues her nephew Pip from his cruel father, she has no choice but to flee Ireland. Once in England, fate hurls her onto the doorstep of notorious eccentric Austen Dante. Aware that the isolated manor is the perfect place to hide Pip, Hannah takes a desperate gamble, pretending that she can transcribe Dante’s musical compositions—even though she can’t understand a single note.

A man of secrets:
Mercurial inventor and composer Austen Dante knows why he is called the “mad master of Ravenscar”. Countless assistants have fled, unable to keep up with his frenetic work pace. Yet Dante will trust no one with the reason for his race against time—or the secret that has shaped his solitary life. When he plucks a ‘half-drowned Irish cat’ from a storm he never suspects that she will match his fire, but Hannah Gray is living a lie.

Can a love begun in deception survive when the truth is revealed in the harsh morning’s light?

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Crown of Mist

Crown of Mist

An Irish Patriot...
When Cromwell’s army invades Ireland, swordswoman Brianna Devlin defies her brothers and goes to fight beside them. As Drogheda falls, she crosses swords with an English lord as desperate to escape as she is.

A Cavalier Spy...
Lord Creighton Wakefield joined Cromwell's army to gather intelligence for his childhood friend who will one day be Charles II, but his mission has been discovered. Wounded, he tries to flee the city with valuable information—but is stopped by a sword-wielding beauty who means to take him down as one of Cromwell's men.
An Unlikely Ally…
Creigh realizes his best chance of escape lies with the Irish tigress and convinces her to join forces. As Creigh and Brianna race toward the coast and freedom, the tides of civil war sweep them from Ireland to the dungeons of the Tower of London, then to the treacherous exiled court in France, where they find a sword filled with magic and discover that the most dangerous risk they can take is to love each other.

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To Chase the Storm

To Chase the Storm

Phantom of the Midnight Sea:
Famed for outwitting Elizabeth Tudor’s sea dogs, Captain Rafael Santadar’s only mistress is the sea. But as Spain’s great Armada battles off of English coast, it seems his ‘lady’ has deserted him. Shipwrecked on hostile shores, he vows to find the traitor who sent his beloved crew to their deaths. But when he encounters a beautiful outcast in deadly peril, he must choose. Will he dare to sweep her to safety, even if it means risking his life?

Defiant Beauty:
As a creator of hauntingly lifelike marionettes, Tessa of Ravenscroft is suspected of witchcraft by the superstitious folk of Gnarlymeade. As the Armada threatens, the villagers blame Tessa and come to wreak vengeance. Rescued from certain death by a dashing stranger, she is horrified to discover he is a Spanish invader. Is it possible that the only person she can trust is her avowed enemy?

Two glorious outcasts thrown together by destiny must forge a bond of trust as fate hurls them from the glittering world of Elizabeth I’s court to Spain’s dread Inquisition. Can they tempt the wrath of two worlds to forge a passion as deep as the ocean they love?

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Angel’s Fall

Angel’s Fall

The Prince of Sin…
Legendary swordsman Adam Slade is finished with noble crusades. Scarred by his time at Culloden Moor, and his illegitimate birth, he hides behind a cynical façade and the name of Sabrehawk, selling his sword to the highest bidder.

An Angel in Waiting…
Vicar's daughter Juliet Grafton-Moore creates Angel's Fall, a home where London's fallen women can find shelter from their past. For her interference, Juliet is hated by peers and peasants alike, but she is determined to continue even as they plan to destroy her.

A Light in the Dark…
When Juliet is attacked by an angry mob, Adam saves her, but the infernal woman refuses to stay rescued. As passion flares between them, Adam faces the fiercest battle of his life—keeping this innocent angel from falling into his arms.

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The Black Falcon’s Christmas

The Black Falcon’s Christmas

The Black Falcon rides again... An English Heiress lost... A Devil's Bargain struck...
When English heiress Maryssa Wylder defied her father to wed an Irish patriot raider known as the Black Falcon, she thought she was ready for life as Tade Kilcannon’s wife and the mother of their son. But nothing her governesses taught her prepared her for tending a baby or being part of his large, boisterous family—a family that can’t forget she is the daughter of their greatest enemy.
Tade Kilcannon knows Maryssa is struggling after sacrificing a life of wealth and privilege for their great love. When he learns that her joyless father forbade celebrating Christmas, he dons the Black Falcon’s mask one last time to fight for their happily ever after. Can he give Maryssa a Christmas miracle?

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Briar Rose

Briar Rose

A fairy-kissed Irish healer...
Rhiannon Fitzgerald has no memories of her heritage, only her father's claim that fairies bestowed her gift for healing. Traveling the Irish countryside alone, she cares for any wounded creature in her path. When she stumbles across a half-dead English officer amid the standing stones of Ballyaroon, she senses the turmoil in him—and the danger.

An English rogue beyond hope...
Shot in the standing stones above the ruins, Captain Lionel Redmayne expects to wake in hell for his numerous sins. But when he regains consciousness in a gypsy caravan under the care of a winsome Irish woman and her motley pack of animals he is impressed with the devil’s resourcefulness. Dumping the meticulous Captain into such chaos is far more torturous than flames.

A chance at redemption...
Rhiannon knows there is no place for a free-spirited gypsy in Redmayne’s rigid military world. Redmayne worries that Rhiannon will pay the ultimate price for his sins when his enemies stalk her for daring to help him. And though he wants nothing more than to allow this Irish beauty to lead him from the dark and twisted maze of secrets that imprison his heart, he fears that the only way to save her is to let her go. Or is it possible that a little chaos is exactly what Lionel Redmayne needs to save him from a cunning foe who stalks him still?

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Her Magic Touch

Her Magic Touch

A Desperate Magic...
On Beltane eve, Mary Fallon Delaney steals to a castle ruin where her mother’s allegedly magical brooch has been hidden all these years, waiting for the right moment to summon “Ciaran of the Mist,” a mythical Celtic warrior promised to appear at the hour of Ireland's greatest need. A legend to be sure, but Fallon is willing to try anything to save Ireland from the marauding English. When she waits for the moonlight to work its magic with the brooch, a naked stranger stumbles out of the mist and she stares in disbelief.

A mysterious stranger...
As much as he insists he is no Celtic warrior from the fairy realm, this mad Irish beauty insists on calling him Ciaran. He knows nothing of his life before he stumbled out of the mist, his head gashed, and he has no intention of getting swept up in the clash between the Irish and the English. However, when Ciaran encounters the villainous Captain Lionel Redmayne, who is fascinated by Fallon, Ciaran finds himself caught up in Fallon's world of rebellion, wishing he could be the hero she longs for.

A sacrifice foretold...
But whatever his identity, Ciaran knows how the story will end. He will walk into the mist alone— unless the passion he finds in Fallon's arms is strong enough to ransom him from the secrets locked in his past. Yet does Fallon have the courage to love an all too flawed mortal when she’s spent a lifetime in love with a dream?

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