Celeste Barclay, a nom de plume, lives near the Southern California coast with her husband and sons. Growing up in the Midwest, Celeste enjoyed spending as much time in and on the water as she could. Now she lives near the beach. She’s an avid swimmer, a hopeful future surfer, and a former rower. Before becoming a full-time author, Celeste was a Social Studies and English teacher. She holds degrees in International Affairs (BA), Secondary Social Science (MAT), and Political Management (MPS). She channels that knowledge into creating rich historical romances that bring the steam.
His Highland Pledge (The Clan Sinclair Book 4)
Old enough to love, too young to wed...
Sixteen year old Magnus Sinclair did not realize when he stumbled upon thirteen year old Deirdre Fraser he was meeting his soulmate. Three years of meeting at Highland Gatherings and Royal Hunts, along with countless letters, build an unbreakable love between Magnus and Deirdre, and they secretly pledge themselves in a handfast. When Deirdre’s parents discover their daughter’s actions, she is whisked away to become a lady in waiting to the queen as her parents’ status grows within the royal court.More info →
His Highland Surprise (The Clan Sinclair Book 5)
A confirmed bachelor with no intentions of settling down...
Tavish Sinclair cannot imagine life with only one woman, not when so many catch his eye. As the third son of Laird Liam Sinclair, he has two older brothers and their children ahead of him for the lairdship. Tavish is stunned when his father informs him the king has arranged his marriage to a woman from the most notorious clan in Scotland, and one he has never met. Drawn as much to her intelligence as her looks, Tavish is unprepared for his spunky bride-to-be when she goes toe to toe and head to head with him at every turn. Can he protect Ceit from herself as much as the dangers that lurk at court?More info →
His Highland Prize (The Clan Sinclair Book 3)
Lost and pursued, searching for protection...
When Brighde Kerr collapses in his arms at Castle Dunbeath in the middle of the night during a Highland thunderstorm, Alexander Sinclair does not hesitate to bring her inside to receive medical care and shelter. Hiding secrets that she is sure will only bring danger to the Sinclairs if revealed, Brighde struggles against her growing attraction and affection for Alex. She attempts to keep her identity a secret, but it does not take long before Brighde realizes that Alex could be the one person to save her.
His Bonnie Highland Temptation (The Clan Sinclair Book 2)
Unwanted and unloved...
Siùsan Mackenzie has spent a lifetime feeling unwanted and unloved after her mother dies in childbirth and her father abandons her for a new wife and new family. Forced to start her life in her clan's village and then brought to the castle as no more than a servant, Siùsan longs for the chance to escape her clan and the hurt of being ignored. When her father, the Mackenzie chief, unexpectedly announces her betrothal, Siùsan is filled with fear that her father is sending her off to an ogre who will treat her no better or possibly even worse. When she discovers who her intended is, she seizes the chance to leave behind those who sought to punish her and manipulate her.
Could Siùsan's father finally have done right by her? Will Siùsan find happiness in her new home, or is her future only to repeat her past?More info →
His Highland Lass (The Clan Sinclair Book 1)
An undeniable love... an unexpected match...
Faced with a feud with the Sinclairs that is growing deadly, Laird Tristan Mackay is bound by duty to his clan to make peace with the enemy. Tristan arranges a marriage for his stepbrother, Sir Alan, but never imagines that he would meet the woman he longs to marry. When things sour quickly between Tristan's stepbrother and Lady Mairghread Sinclair, Tristan is determined to make her his. A choice that promises to change his life forever.More info →
Their Highland Beginning (The Clan Sinclair Book 6)
Discover how it all began...
If you enjoy Keira Montclair, Eliza Knight, Emma Prince, and Cecelia Mecca, meet The Clan Sinclair.
A failed first impression...
Liam Sinclair is less than thrilled to be entering into an arranged marriage even if it will end a feud between his clan and the Sutherlands. When his father announces Liam's betrothal to their enemy's daughter, Liam cannot imagine how the marriage can go well. Liam fails to make a good first impression when his temper and tongue get away from him. He may have destroyed his chance for wedded bliss.
Can Liam redeem himself in time to convince his bride to go through with the wedding?More info →
The Dark Heart of the Sea: A Steamy Enemies to Lovers Pirate Romance (Pirates of the Isles Book 2)
What happens when a ruthless pirate meets the woman who warms his dark heart?
Ruairí MacNeil is one of the most feared pirates sailing the British Isles, but when he rescues a woman from attack, not once but twice, he discovers he can’t resist her when she matches wits without fear. Tempted by a future he never considered before, Ruairí makes an impetuous offer to the widow he discovers working in a tavern. Can Ruairí offer this mystery woman a better life aboard his ship than she has on the tiny island of Canna? Can he protect her from outside danger while he surrenders his heart?More info →
The Blond Devil of the Sea: A Steamy Enemies to Lovers Pirate Romance (Pirates of the Isles Book 1)
What happens when a lady smuggler meets a ruthless pirate?
Caragh Pedrick is used to men on the wrong side of the law since she runs her Cornish village’s smuggling ring. Fishing no longer feeds their families in her coastal village, so she puts her resourcefulness and bravery to use. But she’s unprepared for the pirate captain who captures her during a raid. Whisked away on a pirate ship, Caragh soon discovers that her pirate captain’s form of command is anything but unsavory. Tempted by his piercing blue eyes and powerful manner, Caragh finds herself giving in to the Blond Devil. Can Caragh leave her smuggler’s life behind for life on the high seas?More info →
The Red Drifter of the Sea: A Steamy Opposites Attract Pirate Romance (Pirates of the Isles Book 3)
The seven seas may be his home, but this pirate is ready to drop anchor…
Kyle MacLean set sail on a life of adventure with his brother Keith when the twins were still lads. Orphaned with no choices left, Kyle and Keith find themselves aboard one pirate ship after another. When Kyle inherits the Lady Charity from the Dark Heart, he earns his deadly reputation as the Red Drifter for leaving his captives with only a wooden board. But when he attacks the ship holding a woman he’s admired from afar, Kyle’s heart is the one set adrift.More info →
A Spy at the Highland Court: A Secret Identity Highlander Romance (The Highland Ladies Book 2)
An English knight with a Scottish heart...
Dedric Hartley wants to make a new life in Scotland after years of service to King Edward I, but the English king insists on one last mission. When Dedric is sent to spy on his mother’s clan, the MacLellans, the knight is forced to choose between the oath he swore to the man who stole him from his clan and the country that calls him home but where he knows no one.More info →
A Spinster at the Highland Court: A Second Chance Highlander Romance (The Highland Ladies Book 1)
A spinster lady in waiting...
After four broken betrothals, Elizabeth Fraser believes her father’s political ambitions will keep her from ever finding a husband. Content to be considered on the shelf, Elizabeth would rather be left in peace as one of the queen’s ladies in waiting than engage in flirtations that lead nowhere. She never expected one chance encounter months ago would alter the future she had accepted. Will Elizabeth give Edward a second chance to prove he wants more than a dalliance?More info →
A Wallflower at the Highland Court: A Slow Burn Highlander Romance (The Highland Ladies Book 3)
Maude Sutherland grew up racing the boys, but when adolescence arrived, she became the ugly duckling of her clan. Sent to the Scottish royal court of King Robert the Bruce, forced to navigate the social machinations of courtiers, Maude is certain no man will choose her over the more elegant ladies-in-waiting. When a Highland laird arrives and sweeps her off her feet, Maude finds hope that she might grow into a swan. Can he convince her to trust his intentions are true?More info →