Run Wild

Escape with a Scoundrel

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A sexy pair of scoundrels run from the law—shackled together by an unbreakable iron chain.

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!
AFTER SUNDOWN
FOREVER HIS
HIS FORBIDDEN TOUCH
HIS CAPTIVE BRIDE

Keywords: Georgian romance, sexy historical romance, outlaws, pirate romance, pirates, shackles, shackled, bound, chains, secret identity, romantic adventure, action adventure, aristocrat, nobility, class differences, English, England, 1700s, 18th century, historical romance best sellers, romantic, love, authors, series, novels, sex, romance ebooks

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If you swoon for scoundrels, get ready to fall for three of the hottest tough guys you’ll ever meet!

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They may not ride motorcycles, but these sexy, dangerous men are the original bad boys of romance: a Scottish mercenary on a secret mission, an ex-pirate on the run from the law, and a Western gunman on the hunt for vengeance. Don’t miss these “sexy and wonderfully emotional” romances about cynical tough guys and the women daring enough to love them.

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His Stolen Bride
Kidnapped by a sexy Scottish mercenary
Treachery leads battle-hardened Highlander Darach of Glenshiel to abduct an innocent: wealthy Lady Laurien d'Amboise, betrothed to the traitor who betrayed Darach and his men. From a besieged French castle to the untamed Scottish Highlands, Darach and Laurien are swept up in wild adventure, dangerous secrets... and forbidden love. "By far the best historical love story I've read in a long time!" -Goodreads Reviewer

Run Wild
On the run with an outlaw
Nicholas Brogan is an ex-pirate with years of sin branded on his soul. Samantha Delafield is a high-born lady turned thief. Captured, the two are on their way to the gallows until they stage a daring escape and run for their lives—shackled together by an unbreakable iron chain. Forced to work together, they find themselves locked in a battle of fierce wills and fiery passions. “Exciting. Innovative. Steamy." -Publishers Weekly

After Sundown
Snowbound with a bad boy
Lucas McKenna is hunting the woman who killed his brother. Antoinette Sutton is running for her life. The evidence against her is overwhelming, and no one will believe the truth about what happened. Lucas captures Annie in the Rocky Mountains, but soon the hardened lawman and his lovely prisoner are are snowbound together—and caught in a dance of danger and desire. "One of the best romances of the year." -The Oakland Press

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 Originally published under the title Timeless



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.

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Summit Avenue Books
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He's secretly a highwayman. So is she.

In London’s most glittering salons, she is lovely young widow Lady Elizabeth Barnes-Finchley. But by night, she rides as highwayman Blackerby Swift, seeking vengeance against the man who took from her all she once loved. Then a pistol shot on a moonlit heath brings her face-to-face with a rival highwayman: Marcus Worthington, darkly handsome, lethally dangerous—and determined to stop her.

A fallen-from-grace earl with a nefarious reputation, Marcus wants vengeance against the man responsible for his father’s death and his family’s ruin. Elizabeth is a clever, daring, enchanting obstacle in his path. The two outlaws reluctantly agree to join forces against their mutual enemy, but the odds are against both of them surviving the dangerous partnership—and falling in love was never part of the plan.

An RWA RITA Award Finalist: Best Historical Romance of the Year

“Shelly Thacker has a unique and dazzling talent!" -New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas

“This enthralling tale will keep you spellbound from beginning to end.” –Rendezvous

“A wild and wonderful ride through dark woods and moonlit roads. Midnight Raider is irresistible to readers who want their love stories laced liberally with adventure, passion and intrigue.” –RT Book Reviews

A full-length novel of 100,000 words
Adult content: steamy love scenes!
Setting: England, 1742
Originally published by Avon Books

This Author's Preferred Edition ebook has been extensively revised from first page to last and includes new scenes never before published. Also includes bonus content: “The Making of MIDNIGHT RAIDER: 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!
AFTER SUNDOWN
FOREVER HIS
HIS FORBIDDEN TOUCH
HIS CAPTIVE BRIDE

Pre-order Shelly’s next book today and save! HIS STOLEN BRIDE is now available at a special pre-order price. In this sizzling Scottish romance, a bride is kidnapped on the morning of her royal wedding—by her groom's most dangerous enemy.

Keywords: Georgian romance, sexy historical romance, outlaws, highwayman romance, highwaymen, disguises, secret identity, masquerade, romantic adventure, action adventure, heroine disguised as a boy, aristocrat, nobility, class differences, English, England, 1700s, 18th century, historical romance best sellers, RITA Awards, RITA Award nominee, romantic, love, authors, series, novels, sex, romance ebooks

 

He's secretly a highwayman. So is she.

In London’s most glittering salons, she is lovely young widow Lady Elizabeth Barnes-Finchley. But by night, she rides as highwayman Blackerby Swift, seeking vengeance against the man who took from her all she once loved. Then a pistol shot on a moonlit heath brings her face-to-face with a rival highwayman: Marcus Worthington, darkly handsome, lethally dangerous—and determined to stop her.

A fallen-from-grace earl with a nefarious reputation, Marcus wants vengeance against the man responsible for his father’s death and his family’s ruin. Elizabeth is a clever, daring, enchanting obstacle in his path. The two outlaws reluctantly agree to join forces against their mutual enemy, but the odds are against both of them surviving the dangerous partnership—and falling in love was never part of the plan.

An RWA RITA Award Finalist: Best Historical Romance of the Year

“Shelly Thacker has a unique and dazzling talent!" -New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas

“This enthralling tale will keep you spellbound from beginning to end.” –Rendezvous

“A wild and wonderful ride through dark woods and moonlit roads. Midnight Raider is irresistible to readers who want their love stories laced liberally with adventure, passion and intrigue.” –RT Book Reviews

A full-length novel of 100,000 words
Adult content: steamy love scenes!
Setting: England, 1742
Originally published by Avon Books

This Author's Preferred Edition ebook has been extensively revised from first page to last and includes new scenes never before published. Also includes bonus content: “The Making of MIDNIGHT RAIDER: 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!
AFTER SUNDOWN
FOREVER HIS
HIS FORBIDDEN TOUCH
HIS CAPTIVE BRIDE

Pre-order Shelly’s next book today and save! HIS STOLEN BRIDE is now available at a special pre-order price. In this sizzling Scottish romance, a bride is kidnapped on the morning of her royal wedding—by her groom's most dangerous enemy.

Keywords: Georgian romance, sexy historical romance, outlaws, highwayman romance, highwaymen, disguises, secret identity, masquerade, romantic adventure, action adventure, heroine disguised as a boy, aristocrat, nobility, class differences, English, England, 1700s, 18th century, historical romance best sellers, RITA Awards, RITA Award nominee, romantic, love, authors, series, novels, sex, romance ebooks

 

On New Year's Eve, she tumbles 700 years back in time--and into the bed of a darkly dangerous knight.

Sir Gaston de Varennes wanted a docile bride who would fit into his plans for vengeance and justice, but a trick of time finds him married to a thoroughly modern American lady who turns his castle, his life, and his heart upside down. Will her desperate secret tear them apart after only a few bittersweet weeks of stolen passion--or will they conquer mistrust, treachery, and time itself to discover a love that spans the centuries?

Winner of the National Readers Choice Award: Best Historical Romance of the Year

"Irresistible, right down to the surprise at the end... One of the best romances of the year." -The Detroit Free Press

"A Desert Isle Keeper. Touching, ingenious... I love this book. I've read it time after time, and even if I haven't waited quite long enough between readings to forget all the details, I always get drawn back into the story so intensely that I can't put it down. Grade: A (highest rating)." -AllAboutRomance.com

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

Dear Reader— 

Seductive and mysterious, Merlyn was the laird of Ravensmuir—never had a man so stirred my body and soul. I gave myself to him—willingly, trustingly, passionately—and we soon wed. Then a horrible revelation emerged, shattering my innocence and my marriage…

Five years later, Merlyn returned to my doorstep, desperate for my help. The scoundrel swore he was haunted by memories of me, that a treasure locked in Ravensmuir could clear his name. Yet I could not surrender to his will again. Now he is said to be murdered and Ravensmuir has fallen into my hands.

But even as I cross the threshold of this cursed keep, I hear his whisper in the darkness, feel his caress in the night, and I know that Merlyn has told me but part of his tale. Should I do as is right and expose his lair? Or dare I trust my alluring but deceptive spouse—the rogue who destroyed my heart?

—Ysabella 

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Claire has written numerous books featuring the Lammergeier family and set in her fictional medieval Scottish realm of Ravensmuir, Kinfairlie and Ravensmuir.  You can read all the books in order, or read each series in order.

A. The Rogues of Ravensmuir
The first trilogy. It all begins with Merlyn at Ravensmuir...

1. The Rogue - Merlyn and Ysabella's second chance romance
2. The Scoundrel - Gawain (Merlyn's brother) and Evangeline's mistaken identity/disguise romance.
3. The Warrior - Michael (the Hawk of Inverfyre and son of Gawain and Evangeline) and Aileen's marriage of convenience and second chance romance

B. The Jewels of Kinfairlie
This series tells the stories of the children of Roland, the younger son of Merlyn and Ysabella. There are eight children, and they appear briefly at the end of The Warrior.

1. The Beauty Bride - Madeline and Rhys' marriage of (in)convenience romance
2. The Rose Red Bride - Vivienne and Erik's mistaken identity and marriage of (in)convenience romance
3. The Snow White Bride - Alexander and Eleanor's marriage of convenience Christmas romance
4. The Ballad of Rosamunde - a short story featuring Rosamunde (the pirate queen) and Padraig and a friends-to-lovers romance.

The True Love Brides
This series follows the next four siblings and features a battle against the Fae for the hearts of those from Kinfairlie.

1. The Renegade's Heart - Isabella and Murdoch's forbidden love and protector romance
2. The Highlander's Curse - Annelise and Garrett's outcast and protector romance
3. The Frost Maiden's Kiss - Malcolm and Catriona's protector and marriage of convenience romance
4. The Warrior's Prize - Elizabeth and Rafael's protector, forbidden love, and outcast romance

The Brides of Inverfyre
This series (in progress) takes us into the Highlands to Inverfyre for the story of Ross, the eighth sibling, as well as the stories of the children of the Hawk and Aileen.

1. The Mercenary's Bride - Mhairi and Quentin's second chance Christmas romance
2. The Runaway Bride - Ross and Aiofe's runaway bride, protector and forbidden love romance.

You can download free family trees from Claire's website, right here:
https://delacroix.net/ravensmuir/family-trees/

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She may never reach her royal wedding if she can’t resist the rugged mercenary assigned to protect her.

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

“Shelly Thacker has a unique and dazzling talent.” -New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas

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.

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