Night of the Highland Dragon

Highland Dragons

Book 3
Sourcebooks, Inc.
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"They say," said the girl, "that people disappear up there. And I heard that the lady doesna' ever grow any older."
"The lady?" William asked.
"Lady MacAlasdair. She lives in the castle, and she's been there years, but she stays young and beautiful forever."

In the Scottish Highlands, legend is as powerful as the sword-and nowhere is that more true than in the remote village of Loch Aranoch. Its mysterious ruler, Judith MacAlasdair, is fiercely protective of her land-and her secrets. If anyone were to find out what she really was, she and her entire clan would be hunted down as monsters.

William Arundell is on the trail of a killer. Special agent for an arcane branch of the English government, his latest assignment has led him to a remote Highland castle and the undeniably magnetic lady who rules there. Yet as lies begin to unravel and a dark threat gathers, William finds himself drawn deeper and deeper into the mystery of the Highlands...and the woman he can neither trust nor deny.

He prays she isn't the murderer; he never dreamed she was a dragon.

The Highland Dragons Series:
Legend of the Highland Dragon (Book 1)
The Highland Dragon's Lady (Book 2)
Night of the Highland Dragon (Book 3)

Praise for Legend of the Highland Dragon, a Barnes and Noble Best Romance of 2013
"The mix of hard-headed realism and fantasy in this novel is enchanting..."-Barnes and Noble Reviews
"An outstanding read! ...fast-paced, smartly written...impossible to put down."- RT Book Reviews, 4 1⁄2 Stars, Top Pick!

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Isabel Cooper lives in Boston with two thriving houseplants. During the day, she maintains her guise as a mild-mannered project manager working in legal publishing. None of the houses she's lived in has been haunted, although one of her former roommates might have dated a zombie. For more visit isabelcooper.wordpress.com.

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Sourcebooks, Inc.
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Jun 2, 2015
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352
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ISBN
9781402284748
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English
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Fiction / Fantasy / Dragons & Mythical Creatures
Fiction / Fantasy / Historical
Fiction / Fantasy / Paranormal
Fiction / Fantasy / Romantic
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Scottish
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Victorian
Fiction / Romance / Paranormal / Shifters
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"Mesmerizing, ingenious, slyly humorous, and wonderfully romantic, this unusual charmer is a winner for fans of paranormals. A Highland dragon? How can it miss?"-Library Journal, STARRED Review

A stunningly imaginative series from highly acclaimed author Isabel Cooper blends two of romances hottest genres: Scottish Highlanders and paranormal, with sexy Victorian dragon shapeshifter heroes...

In Victorian England, gossip is often as precious as gold. But the Highlanders are a more mysterious bunch. And if anyone found out that Stephen MacAlasdair really was, he'd be hunted down, murdered, his clan wiped out. As he's called to London on business, he'll have to be extra vigilant—especially between sunset and the appearance of the first evening star.

Mina just wanted to find out more about the arrogant man who showed up in her employer's office. Some might say it was part of her job. She never thought the stranger would turn into a dragon right in front of her. Or that he'd then offer her an outrageous sum of money to serve as his personal secretary. Working together night and day to track a dangerous enemy, Mina comes to see a man in love is more powerful and determined than any dragon.

The Highland Dragons Series:
Legend of the Highland Dragon (Book 1)
The Highland Dragon's Lady (Book 2)
Night of the Highland Dragon (Book 3)

Praise for Legend of the Highland Dragon:
"The mix of hard-headed realism and fantasy in this novel is enchanting..."-Barnes and Noble Reviews
"An outstanding read! ...fast-paced, smartly written...impossible to put down."- RT Book Reviews, 4 1⁄2 Stars, Top Pick!

"The mix of hard-headed realism and fantasy in this novel is enchanting..." —ELOISA JAMES for Barnes and Noble Reviews for Legend of the Highland Dragon

The war for Scottish independence rages on, but it's only a matter of time before England is victorious. Exhausted and battle-weary, Highland dragon Erik MacAlasdair will face unknown seas to seek the Templar stronghold and claim a power so great it could free his beloved homeland forever.

If only that kind of power didn't come with such a terrible price.

Daughter of a mortal woman and an ancient dragon, Toinette has never forgotten the proud Scot who once stole her young heart—she'll gladly fight at his side. But when dark forces leave them stranded on a cursed island, it will take everything they have to defy their fate...and trust the passion that burns within the heart of every dragon.

Dawn of the Highland Dragon Series:
Highland Dragon Warrior (Book 1)
Highland Dragon Rebel (Book 2)
Highland Dragon Master (Book 3)

What People Are Saying About Isabel Cooper:
"Something magical happens when elements of romance and fantasy combine. Cooper's delicious Highland Dragon Rebel has it all, including a strong heroine, intriguing hero, heated sensuality and thrilling action/adventure." —RT Book Reviews for Highland Dragon Rebel
"Will keep you turning pages until you reach the very end." —Book Riot for Highland Dragon Master
"Smartly written, fast-paced, and brimming over with magic and surprises, this is exactly what readers crave." —RT Book Reviews 4 1⁄2 Stars, TOP PICK! for Night of the Highland Dragon

This flame will burn for all time… 

Three key firestorms mark the culmination of the Dragon’s Tail Wars, pitting the dragon shifters known as the Pyr against the evil Slayers. The Slayers have struck a blow against mankind, in bringing a pestilence from the ancient world, which is spreading like wildfire. Sloane Forbes, the Apothecary of the Pyr, knows it is his duty to find the cure, but the solution is elusive, his beautiful neighbor is distracting, and time is running out. 

In moving to a remote farm in the California hills, Samantha Wilcox has left her demanding career behind by choice and on principle. It’s too painful to remember her own failures as both mother and physician, and not a point of pride that she fell short of the measure, so she’s determined to start fresh. She’s going to live differently, following her instincts and savoring life’s pleasures—like the hot sex with no commitment offered by her mysterious neighbor. Sloane Forbes is no more of an herb farmer than she is a tarot card reader, but Samantha is determined to keep their illusions intact—at least until she discovers that Sloane’s one of the Pyr, the dragon shifters responsible for the epidemic that stole her son’s life. As Slayers and Pyr gather for the final battle, can Samantha and Sloane work together to save the world and build themselves—and their respective kinds—a future?

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The Dragonfire Series of Paranormal Romances

Each Dragonfire Novel is a complete romance, but you would probably prefer to read them in order to follow the story of the Dragon's Tail Wars, the final battle for supremacy between the Pyr and the evil Slayers. The series is complete with fourteen stories.

1. Kiss of Fire (Quinn and Sara)
2. Kiss of Fury (Donovan and Alex)
3. Kiss of Fate (Erik and Eileen)
4. Winter Kiss (Delaney and Ginger)
5. Harmonia's Kiss (a short story about the Dragon's Tooth Warriors)
6. Whisper Kiss (Niall and Rox)
7. Darkfire Kiss (Rafferty and Melissa)
8. Flashfire (Lorenzo and Cassie)
9. Ember's Kiss (Brandon and Liz)
10. Kiss of Danger (a Dragon Legion novella featuring Alexander and Katina)
11. Kiss of Darkness (a Dragon Legion novella featuring Damien and Petra)
12. Kiss of Destiny (a Dragon Legion novella featuring Thad and Aura)
13. Serpent's Kiss (Thorolf and Chandra)
14. Firestorm Forever (Sloane and Sam, plus Drake and Veronica, and Marcus and Jac. Yes, this book has THREE firestorms and is the big finish.)

The three Dragon Legion novellas are also available in a bundle called The Dragon Legion Collection.

There is a world guide in the works called Here Be Dragons: A Dragonfire Companion.

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Keywords: dragon, dragon shifter romance, destined mate, action adventure, urban fantasy romance, dragonfire, romantic comedy, destined lovers, witch, doctor, plague, virus, apothecary, healer, time travel, huntress, Australia, Macchu Pichu, California, military hero, warrior, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Donna Grant, Thea Harrison, Jennifer Ashley, Christine Feehan, Lara Adrian, G. A. Aiken

 

"Mesmerizing, ingenious, slyly humorous, and wonderfully romantic, this unusual charmer is a winner for fans of paranormals. A Highland dragon? How can it miss?"-Library Journal, STARRED Review

A stunningly imaginative series from highly acclaimed author Isabel Cooper blends two of romances hottest genres: Scottish Highlanders and paranormal, with sexy Victorian dragon shapeshifter heroes...

In Victorian England, gossip is often as precious as gold. But the Highlanders are a more mysterious bunch. And if anyone found out that Stephen MacAlasdair really was, he'd be hunted down, murdered, his clan wiped out. As he's called to London on business, he'll have to be extra vigilant—especially between sunset and the appearance of the first evening star.

Mina just wanted to find out more about the arrogant man who showed up in her employer's office. Some might say it was part of her job. She never thought the stranger would turn into a dragon right in front of her. Or that he'd then offer her an outrageous sum of money to serve as his personal secretary. Working together night and day to track a dangerous enemy, Mina comes to see a man in love is more powerful and determined than any dragon.

The Highland Dragons Series:
Legend of the Highland Dragon (Book 1)
The Highland Dragon's Lady (Book 2)
Night of the Highland Dragon (Book 3)

Praise for Legend of the Highland Dragon:
"The mix of hard-headed realism and fantasy in this novel is enchanting..."-Barnes and Noble Reviews
"An outstanding read! ...fast-paced, smartly written...impossible to put down."- RT Book Reviews, 4 1⁄2 Stars, Top Pick!

"The mix of hard-headed realism and fantasy in this novel is enchanting..."—ELOISA JAMES for Barnes and Noble Reviews for Legend of the Highland Dragon

Legend claims
When Scotland fell to English rule
The Highland dragons took a vow:
Freedom at any price.

The war may be over, but so long as English magic controls the Highlands, not even a dragon laird can keep his clan safe. What Cathal MacAlasdair needs is a warrior fierce enough to risk everything, yet gifted enough to outwit an enemy more monster than man.

What he needs is Sophia.

Alchemist Sophia Metzger traveled to Loch Arach in search of knowledge. She never dreamed she'd learn to do battle, ride through the stars on the back of a dragon, or catch the eye of a Highland laird. But as her quest turns to sizzling chemistry and inescapable danger, she'll soon discover the thrill of being caught in a dragon's claws...

Dawn of the Highland Dragon Series:
Highland Dragon Warrior (Book 1)
Highland Dragon Rebel (Book 2)
Highland Dragon Master (Book 3)

What People Are Saying About Isabel Cooper:
"Something magical happens when elements of romance and fantasy combine. Cooper's delicious Highland Dragon Rebel has it all, including a strong heroine, intriguing hero, heated sensuality and thrilling action/adventure." —RT Book Reviews for Highland Dragon Rebel
"Will keep you turning pages until you reach the very end." —Book Riot for Highland Dragon Master
"Smartly written, fast-paced, and brimming over with magic and surprises, this is exactly what readers crave." —RT Book Reviews 4 1⁄2 Stars, TOP PICK! for Night of the Highland Dragon

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The thrilling history of the Targaryens comes to life in this masterly work by the author of A Song of Ice and Fire, the inspiration for HBO’s Game of Thrones.

Centuries before the events of A Game of Thrones, House Targaryen—the only family of dragonlords to survive the Doom of Valyria—took up residence on Dragonstone. Fire & Blood begins their tale with the legendary Aegon the Conqueror, creator of the Iron Throne, and goes on to recount the generations of Targaryens who fought to hold that iconic seat, all the way up to the civil war that nearly tore their dynasty apart.

What really happened during the Dance of the Dragons? Why was it so deadly to visit Valyria after the Doom? What were Maegor the Cruel’s worst crimes? What was it like in Westeros when dragons ruled the skies? These are but a few of the questions answered in this essential chronicle, as related by a learned maester of the Citadel and featuring more than eighty all-new black-and-white illustrations by artist Doug Wheatley. Readers have glimpsed small parts of this narrative in such volumes as The World of Ice & Fire, but now, for the first time, the full tapestry of Targaryen history is revealed.

With all the scope and grandeur of Gibbon’s The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Fire & Blood is the the first volume of the definitive two-part history of the Targaryens, giving readers a whole new appreciation for the dynamic, often bloody, and always fascinating history of Westeros.

Praise for Fire & Blood

“I love it so much. Fire & Blood is Martin Unbound . . . and I couldn’t put it down. . . . There’s an addictive quality to the prose that’s outright gossipy. . . . The obvious comparison here is J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Silmarillion. . . . Writing centuries after the events he’s describing, the Gyldayn voice complicates this game of thrones with a clash of perspectives and a storm of debatable facts. . . . Heavy stuff, but Fire & Blood flies.”—Entertainment Weekly

“A masterpiece of popular historical fiction.” —The Sunday Times

“The saga is a rich and dark one, full of both the title’s promised elements. . . . It’s hard not to thrill to the descriptions of dragons engaging in airborne combat, or the dilemma of whether defeated rulers should ‘bend the knee,’ ‘take the black’ and join the Night’s Watch, or simply meet an inventive and horrible end.”—The Guardian
"The mix of hard-headed realism and fantasy in this novel is enchanting..." —ELOISA JAMES for Barnes and Noble Reviews for Legend of the Highland Dragon

By wing, by claw
By fire, by death
So long as dragons rule the skies, Scotland will forever be free.

After a long and bloody war, Scotland has finally won its independence. But Highland dragon Moiread MacAlasdair knows peace balances on the edge of a blade, and she will do anything to keep her homeland from falling to English control.

Even if that means escorting a powerful new ally into the otherworld itself...and defending him with her life.

Madoc of Avandos is on a critical mission to cement alliances against the British. Powerful men would kill to see him fail—but as he and his fiercely beautiful warrior fight their way through hostile lands, Madoc is faced with a difficult choice: sacrifice everything for the cause...or let himself burn for the love of a dragon.

Dawn of the Highland Dragon Series:
Highland Dragon Warrior (Book 1)
Highland Dragon Rebel (Book 2)
Highland Dragon Master (Book 3)

What People Are Saying About Isabel Cooper:
"Something magical happens when elements of romance and fantasy combine. Cooper's delicious Highland Dragon Rebel has it all, including a strong heroine, intriguing hero, heated sensuality and thrilling action/adventure." —RT Book Reviews for Highland Dragon Rebel
"Will keep you turning pages until you reach the very end." —Book Riot for Highland Dragon Master
"Smartly written, fast-paced, and brimming over with magic and surprises, this is exactly what readers crave." —RT Book Reviews 4 1⁄2 Stars, TOP PICK! for Night of the Highland Dragon

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