His Stolen Bride

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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)

Buy all 3 books and save: STOLEN BRIDES BOXED SET now available at a special price for a limited time!

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Publisher
Summit Avenue Books
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May 19, 2015
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Pages
350
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ISBN
9780984764600
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English
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Fiction / Romance / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Romance / General
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Medieval
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Scottish
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Disgraced ex-knight Royce Saint-Michel was banished from his homeland because of an impulsive act that cost him all he held dear. Now, he has the chance to reclaim his birthright—if he agrees to protect a princess on a journey that may prove deadly to them both.

Royce must escort the lovely Princess Ciara across a war-torn land to her royal wedding… and ensure that she arrives untouched. The two 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. With the fate of two kingdoms hanging in the balance, will Royce and Ciara do as honor and duty demand…or surrender to the longing in their hearts?

“A fun and erotic 14th-century romp... loaded with non-stop adventure.” -Publishers Weekly

“It is stories like this one that keep so many of us reading romances.” -The Oakland Press

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A full-length novel of 100,000 words
Adult content: steamy love scenes
Originally published by Avon Books

This Author's Preferred Edition e-book includes bonus content: “The Making of His Forbidden Touch: The Story Behind the Story.”

The Stolen Brides Series: One is kidnapped on the morning of her royal 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. These regal brides are about to discover that falling in love with a warrior is the most dangerous adventure of all.

Book Buyers Best Award for Best Historical!

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A full-length novel of 125,000 words
Adult content: steamy love scenes!
Originally published by Avon Books

This Author's Preferred Edition e-book includes bonus content: "The Making of Forever His: The Story Behind the Story."

The Stolen Brides Series: One is kidnapped on the morning of her royal 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. These 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.

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)

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!
RUN WILD
MIDNIGHT RAIDER
AFTER SUNDOWN

Available for a limited time
Buy all 3 books and save!

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

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