She’s kidnapped on the morning of her royal wedding—by her groom’s most dangerous enemy.
Treachery leads battle-hardened Highland lord Darach of Glenshiel to abduct an innocent: wealthy Lady Laurien d'Amboise, betrothed to the knave who betrayed Darach and his men. Stealing the delicate beauty from the steps of Chartres Cathedral on her wedding day, he vows to keep her safe—and untouched—for she is a hostage to be bartered for the freedom of his beloved Scotland.
But soon he discovers that his lovely captive has unexpected strength, fire—and plans of her own. From a besieged French castle to the untamed Scottish Highlands, Darach and Laurien are swept up in wild adventure, dangerous secrets... and forbidden love that puts their honor and their lives at risk.
An RWA Golden Heart Award Finalist
“Fast-paced action, a very likeable heroine, and a story that keeps you enthralled from page one.” -Rendezvous
“A compelling, memorable romance. HIS STOLEN BRIDE joins the ranks of the finest medieval captive/captor stories along with those by Elizabeth Stuart and Johanna Lindsey. 4 1/2 stars (highest rating)." -Romantic Times Book Reviews
A full-length novel of 100,000 words
Adult content: steamy love scenes
An earlier edition of this novel was originally published by Avon Books under the title Falcon on the Wind
This extensively revised Author's Preferred Edition includes new scenes never before published. Also includes a link to exclusive, multi-media bonus content: "The Making of His Stolen Bride: The Story Behind the Story."
The Stolen Brides Series: One is kidnapped from her wedding by her groom’s most dangerous enemy... one falls through time and finds herself married to a dark stranger... one may never reach her royal wedding if she can't resist her rugged protector... one is abducted by a mysterious swordsman and swept away to a secret island paradise. Four regal brides are about to discover that falling in love with a warrior is the most dangerous adventure of all.
Each book in the Stolen Brides Series is a stand-alone novel, so you can enjoy them in any order.
A special note for fans of Forever His: His Stolen Bride is a prequel novel that takes place five years before Forever His. In His Stolen Bride, we meet a young knight by the name of Sir Gaston de Varennes for the first time. Enjoy!
The prequel: HIS STOLEN BRIDE (Darach and Laurien)
Book 1: FOREVER HIS (Gaston and Celine)
Book 2: HIS FORBIDDEN TOUCH (Royce and Princess Ciara)
Book 3: HIS CAPTIVE BRIDE (Hauk and Avril)
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Nicholas Brogan is an ex-pirate with years of sin branded on his soul. Samantha Delafield is a high-born lady turned devious thief. Captured by His Majesty’s marshals, the two are on their way to the gallows until they stage a daring escape and run for their lives—shackled together by an iron chain that quickly proves unbreakable.
Forced to work together to survive, the outlaws find themselves locked in a battle of fierce wills and fiery passions. From a remote forest in Staffordshire to a secret hideout in London’s most elegant square, they must learn to trust one another as they face old enemies, dark secrets… and discover a love more priceless than any gem they’ve ever stolen.
“4 stars (highest rating). This could be the romance that takes Shelly Thacker to the big time: the hardcover contract, the fan club… Thacker always spins a good story, but Run Wild is her best ever. This time out, there’s a new depth of soul to go with all that heart.” –The Detroit Free Press
“A thrilling romantic adventure, exciting and sensual. Shelly Thacker has a unique and dazzling talent!” –New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas
“Thacker skillfully entangles a notorious ex-pirate with a high-born lady turned thief… Run Wild offers an exciting and innovative plot… and many steamy love scenes.” –Publishers Weekly
A full-length novel of 110,000 words
Adult content: steamy love scenes!
Setting: England, 1741
Originally published by Avon Books under the title Hearts Run Wild
This revised Author's Preferred Edition ebook includes bonus content: “The Making of RUN WILD: The Story Behind the Story.”
The Escape with a Scoundrel Series
These sexy bad boys are on the wrong side of the law—and willing to risk everything to claim a love more priceless than any gem they've ever stolen. Each book in the Escape with a Scoundrel Series is a stand-alone novel, so you can enjoy them in any order:
Book 1: RUN WILD (Nicholas and Samantha)
Book 2: MIDNIGHT RAIDER (Marcus and Elizabeth)
Also by Shelly Thacker
If you love alpha male heroes, romance edged with danger, and scorching love scenes, you won't want to miss any of Shelly's emotion-packed historical romance novels!
HIS FORBIDDEN TOUCH
HIS CAPTIVE BRIDE
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She’s swept away to a hidden island paradise filled with pleasures… and secrets.
Abducted from a trade fair, Lady Avril de Varennes awakens on Asgard Island, an enchanted paradise cloaked in mists and mystery, kept secret from the world for centuries. Against her will, Avril weds her arrogant captor, Hauk Valbrand--even as she vows to escape. Hauk believes himself beyond the reach of love, until his fiery captive bride begins to melt his heart of ice. But soon he must reveal the stunning truth about Asgard and its people--and Hauk and Avril must choose between love and honor, duty and desire… now and forever.
"An utterly absorbing read! With its richly drawn characters, powerful conflict and vividly imagined setting, HIS CAPTIVE BRIDE is a romantic fantasy lover's dream. When it comes to sweeping, sizzling historical romance, Shelly Thacker is a shining star!" -New York Times bestselling author Lara Adrian
"Powerful. From the very first page you're whisked away to a world where anything is possible." -The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Five hearts (highest rating). An involving, beautiful story. I thought about the characters often at work, at the grocery store, in my car—wherever I was until I could get back to the book. A definite keeper." -TheRomanceReader.com
Sizzling paranormal romance from the bestselling author Publishers Weekly hails as "innovative" and "exciting."
A full-length novel of 100,000 words
Adult content: explicit love scenes
Originally published by Dell under the title Timeless
This expanded Author's Preferred Edition ebook includes additional scenes never before published. Also includes bonus content: "The Making of TIMELESS: The Story Behind the Story."
The Stolen Brides Series: One falls through time and finds herself married to a dark stranger… one may never reach her royal wedding if she can’t resist her rugged protector… one is abducted by a mysterious swordsman and swept away to a secret island paradise. Three regal brides are about to discover that falling in love with a warrior is the most dangerous adventure of all.
Tasir wanted to fire her at first sight. She argued with him about everything and challenged him in ways that no other woman dared. So why did he want to pick the woman up and make love to her? Initially, he didn’t know that the lovely woman with fiery eyes and a sensuous figure was the one and only Princess Jalayla. And was determined that he would have her for his own.
So what’s a man to do when he finds out that the woman of his dreams is promised to marry another man?
Sir Royce de Bremont has spent his entire life plotting revenge against the uncle who murdered his parents and stole his birthright. Kidnapping the man's bride-to-be brings Royce one step closer to fulfilling his vow of vengeance.
Lady Alyna of Montvue has no desire to marry nor to become a pawn in a game of revenge. Her only wish is to find a safe place to raise her young son, a child gifted with second sight.
Alyna soon realizes this bold knight has captured her heart but fears she's merely part of his plot for revenge. The beautiful lady and her precocious son make Royce long for a family of his own, yet his plans have already been set in motion and cannot be stopped. As passions rise, Royce must choose between his vow of vengeance and risking his heart for love.
A Vow To Keep is the first book in The Vengeance Trilogy, a historical romance series filled with romance, mystery, and a pinch of paranormal to stir things up. Journey to the medieval world that begins the powerful de Bremont legacy.
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Alpha male warrior heroes will take you captive in this sexy, bestselling series. If you love marriage of convenience, bodyguard, and captive/captor romance novels, grab your copy of this limited-edition boxed set today!
Three regal brides are about to discover that falling in love with a warrior is the most dangerous adventure of all...
Forever His: American Celine Fontaine falls 700 years through time—and into the bed of a darkly dangerous knight. Sir Gaston de Varennes wants a docile bride who will fit into his plans for vengeance and justice, but by a king’s decree, finds himself wed to this defiant, enchanting lady... who’s keeping a desperate secret. "Irresistible. One of the best romances of the year." -The Detroit Free Press
His Forbidden Touch: Princess Ciara may never reach her royal wedding if she can't resist the rugged mercenary assigned to protect her: disgraced ex-knight Royce Saint-Michel. The royal bride-to-be and her bodyguard set off alone on a treacherous journey through snowy mountain passes, but forbidden desire soon proves even more dangerous than the assassins on their trail. "A fun and erotic 14th-century romp... loaded with non-stop adventure." -Publishers Weekly
His Captive Bride: Lady Avril de Varennes is abducted by a mysterious swordsman and swept away to a hidden island paradise filled with pleasures... and secrets. Against her will, Avril weds her arrogant captor, Hauk Valbrand, even as she vows to escape. But soon Avril and Hauk must choose between love and honor... now and forever. "Powerful and richly romantic. Shelly Thacker is a shining star!" -New York Times bestselling author Lara Adrian
3 full-length historical romance novels
More than 1,000 pages!
Adult content: smokin’ hot love scenes
Also by Shelly Thacker
If you love alpha male heroes, romance edged with danger, and scorching love scenes, you won't want to miss any of Shelly's emotion-packed historical romance novels: