New York Times bestselling author Tanya Anne Crosby is a five-time nominee for a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award. She is best known for stories charged with emotion and humor and filled with flawed characters. Tanya has written for Kensington Publishing, Harlequin, and Avon Books/Harper Collins, where her fifth book Once Upon a Kiss launched the Avon Romantic Treasures line. She lives with her husband, two very spoiled labs and two ex-stray cats in northern Michigan and grew up in Charleston, South Carolina. Her favorite color is green. She once tried to change her name to Anne (in the third grade) and has a dual citizenship (U.S. and Spain), which she fully intends to put to good use now that the kids are grown and have their own cars.
In the year 2014 Annie Ross has gone through her entire life a bit lost. She's about to find herself misplaced in time as well--all the way back to 878 A.D.--where she must take her place as a guardian of the Destiny Stone, and then find a way to restore the faith of a powerful Highland chieftain. Will she win Callum's heart as well?
Tanya Anne Crosby returns to the origin of the legend itself--to a time when magic was a force and the Picts were on the brink of vanishing from the Highland tapestry.
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!
Romantic Times Top Pick! 4 1/2 Stars! and a K.I.S.S. AWARD
"THE MACKINNON'S BRIDE will remain in your heart long after the last page is turned." - RT Book Reviews
"A fun tale of intrigue ... in Medieval Scotland." - The AtlantaConstitution
"Tanya Anne Crosby writes remarkable love stories." -New York Times best-selling author, Lisa Kleypas