Publication Order of Highland Force Books
|Captured by the Pirate Laird||(2014)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Highland Henchman||(2014)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Beauty and the Barbarian||(2014)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Return of the Highland Laird||(2014)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Roman Love: Pict Desire Books
|Rescued By The Celtic Warrior||(2014)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Celtic Maid||(2014)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Highland Dynasty Books
|Knight in Highland Armor||(2015)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|A Highland Knight's Desire||(2015)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Guardian Of Scotland Books
|Rise of a Legend||(2015)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|In the Kingdom's Name||(2016)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Highland Defender Books
Publication Order of Standalone Novels
|Koicto||(2011)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Chihuahua Momma||(2013)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Boy Man Chief: Destined to Lead||(2013)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Virtue||(2013)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
After winning a number of writing awards, Amy Jarecki found her calling within the genre of Scottish historical romance. Affectionately referring to her written work as “adventure kissed by romance,” Amy already has several successful historical romance novels under her belt. What’s more, Amy’s name is quickly becoming synonymous with the alluring and provocative yet seductively dark and dangerous era of pirates and Lowlands in ancient Scotland. Garnering quite a following and climbing the Bestsellers list on Amazon, Amy shows no signs of stopping or slowing down between releases within her historical Scottish romance series anytime in the near future.
Early and Personal Life
Although she is an American author, Amy’s heart will forever belong to Scotland. A descendant of an ancient Lowland clan, Amy returned to the land of her ancestors to obtain her MBA from the Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. In the days since, she has returned to the United States and now resides in Southern Utah with her husband. Despite settling down here in America, Amy continues to draw inspiration from her heritage and wealth of European experiences, specifically those based on the time spent studying in Scotland. This influence is apparent in the description-rich, research-based narrative of her historical romance novels.
Amy currently serves as the co-president of the Heritage Writers Guild, a member of the Celtic Hearts Chapter of the Romance Writers of America. She frequently lectures on an array of writing topics. Additionally, Amy blogs regularly. In her personal blog, Amy shares excerpts from unpublished manuscripts and includes updates on books within her series that are yet to be released. She is also very active on social media, and loves the opportunity to hear from and interact with her readers whenever possible.
Boy Man Chief, Amy’s first novel, was published in January 2014. This book tells the tale of a star-crossed romance between a Native American warrior Koicto and the beautiful Pavati, his love interest. Koicto has ambitions of becoming chief of the Nahchee Nation, but the Tribe Elders declare that it is Koicto’s destiny to serve as the Nahchee shaman, also known as the medicine man. The Tribe Elders disregard Koicto’s love for Pavati, instead forcing him into an arranged marriage with another woman from the tribe. In light of these events and in addition to the fact that his tribe is on the brink of war, Koicto decides to carve out his own destiny. If he fails, his tribe will be no more. If he succeeds, he will finally be able to prove his worthiness as a leader and protect his people from the bloodshed of the fast-approaching war. A riveting period piece, Boy Man Chief was well-received by book critics and netted notable accolades including the League of Utah Writers award for Best Manuscript as well as the St. George Spark Book Award.
Amy has since been honored with numerous other writing awards.When it comes to her present publications, Amy continues to enchant readers with equal parts adventure and passion. However, she now concentrates on presenting historical romance novels in series format and has shifted her historic focus to ancient Scotland. Her efforts have been met with great success. In November 2014, Amy’s first Scottish romance novel Captured by the Pirate Laird reached #24 on Amazon’s bestseller list.
Captured by the Pirate Laird: Highland Force – Book One
Amy set the bar high for her first-ever book series: Highland Force. Captured by Pirate Laird, book one in the series, was named an Amazon Overall Bestseller, ranking #1 in the Scottish Historical Romance category shortly after its initial publication.
The book begins with an arranged marriage at sea between Lady Anne and a tyrant-like baron old enough to be her grandfather. Before the marriage is to take place, the ship is attacked by pirates. Lady Anne hides as a battle rages on the deck above her. When a Highlander kicks the door in, she believes death is imminent. However, Laird Calum MacLeod, the Highlander, has another purpose for plundering the ship and the senseless death of Lady Anne, the striking young English woman, was not in his plan. Instead of killing her, he takes Anne to his dilapidated hideaway on a secluded island and sends a letter of ransom to her would-be husband. After the letter is sent and time goes, on Lady Anne begins to understand her captor and find it increasingly difficult to his rugged charm. When the baron sends a reply agreeing to terms, Lady Anne and Laird Calum must then decide if they will risk everything– their lives included– to pursue their forbidden love for one another.
The Highland Henchman: Highland Force – Book Two
Immediately following the success of Captured by the Pirate Laird, Amy released her second book in the Highland Force series. Highland Henchman was met with a welcome reception by Amy’s rapidly growing following and also made an appearance on the Amazon Bestsellers list.
In The Highland Henchman, readers follow Bran McLeod, a handsome young Scot traveling south in the company of his laird. At the beginning of the story, Bran has ambitions of winning a Lowlander’s tournament and that is seemingly his only concern. As the narrative unfolds, Brand begins to find himself unexpectedly distracted by the lively and luscious Miss Enya Ross. Enya is a baron’s daughter, so Bran initially finds it a waste of his time to pine over a woman he can never be with due to their class division. Bran makes the decision to return to Raasay, but his laird promises his services in the battle to return Mary the Queen of Scots to her throne.
Enya, on the other hand, pays no mind to bloodlines and does not care a bit about the class-division between the Lowlanders from Highlanders. Having seen the way that Bran’s eyes hunger for her has ignited her passions and set her heart aflutter. It is not long before Bran consumes her every thought and desire and he gives into his lust for her. The two begin an illicit romance that will soon be tested with the trials of war and the peril of deception.
Amy Jarecki is a Scottish author of the Romance and Historical Fiction genres. She is particularly famous for her first novel series, the Highland Force, which is based in contemporary Scottish romance. Although Amy lives Utah, she adores Scotland very much, so much so that almost all of her novels are based in and around Scotland. Before becoming a well-known novelist, Amy received her degree in Management of Business Administration from the Heriot-Watt University situated in Edinburgh. As a successful novelist, Amy has won a number of awards for her Scottish historical romance novels. She likes to set the plots of her books in the eras of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, by adding a sense of romance to them.
Amy resides along with her husband in southwest Utah and works predominantly on her historical romance novels. With a successful career as a notable author, Amy became the part of a number of writer associations. She was the co-president of a Writers Guild association as well as associated with the Celtic Hearts Chapter of the Romance Writers of America. Amy also gives frequent lectures on the art of writing to the upcoming and young authors. During the initial phase of her writing career, Amy won the award by the league formed by the writer of Utah for her first novel ‘Boy Man Chief’, in the best manuscript category. She also won the Spark Book Award, named after St. George for the same novel. Her novels have frequently featured in the top 100 bestseller lists on Amazon. Amy is also a part of the Kindle Scout Program of Amazon by being a ‘crowdsourced’ author. Whenever her novels are up for release, Amy Jarecki sends out newsletters to notify her readers.
The first Scottish romance series written by Amy was the ‘Highland Force’ series, which consists of four highly interesting novels. The novels of the series were published in the year 2014. The initial novels of the series feature different sets of central characters. In the first novel, a rugged Scottish soldier is depicted who intents only to save and protect his clan from the enemies. He always remains focused on his duties until he meets an English woman, who ignites a fire of love in his heart. The warrior begins to move away from his duties after falling for the gentlewoman, which poses a great threat for the people of his clan and threatens to destroy them. The second novel of the series showcases the life of Sir Bran and Enya.
Sir Bran seems to have a deep hunger for the love of Enya, who ignites a burning fire in her heart. Enya had been an adventurous person all her life, always looking for excitement. But after meeting Sir Bran, she begins to think of nothing else but him. All her thoughts begin to revolve around the rugged Highlander, Sir Bran. The first novel of the series written by Amy Jarecki was published in the year 2014 under the title ‘Captured by the Pirate Laird’, by the Rapture Books publishing house. The plot of the novel is set in England and Scotland. The opening plot of the novel shows Lady Anne, leading a disastrous life. She is married to a baron by proxy, who is too old to be her husband, resembling as a grandfather to her. Anne trudges the pathway of a galleon to land in the hands of a tyrant. She seems crestfallen and has no hopes from her miserable life before a life changing incident happens in her life.
One day, she wakes up to the noise of cannon fires on her ship. She hears the sound of a raging battle with clashing swords and chilling screams. She becomes frightened and hides in her stateroom, thinking that she would get murdered. However, she comes across a rugged Highlander hoping that nothing bad to happen, who come kicking in her room. The rugged warrior turns out to be Laird Calum MacLeod, who has a reason to attack Lady Anne’s ship. He has no other choice but to take her along with him to his keep situated in Raasay. He sends a letter to the husband of Lady Anne asking for ransom. With the passage of time, Anne grows closer to MacLeod and begins to understand his plight. She falls for his charm and does not want to return back to the baron. However, MacLeod receives a reply from the baron, agreeing to his terms. Both of them think of continuing to stay together and lead a life full of passion and love. However, things might get difficult if they try to so so and so they begin to think of a better solution to the problem.
The second novel of the series was titled ‘The Highland Henchman’. It was published in the year 2014 by the Rapture Books publishing house. The plot of this novel is set in Scotland during the time of the year 1568. The opening sequence of the novel shows the rugged Highland warrior, Bran MacLeod, who intents on travelling south along with his laird in order to win a Lowlander’s tournament. He seems to be focussed on his mission as everything goes as planned by him until he comes across Miss Enya Ross, who keeps distracting him with her beauty. She is introduced as a spirited lady, who keeps distracting Bran MacLeod in almost every situation.
Seeing no business in falling for the charms of Miss Enya, he decides to move back to Raasay. However, he is asked to help by his laird to fight for reinstating the Queen of Scots, Mary to her throne. Although, Miss Enya belongs to the Lowlanders, she does not see any difference between the two sides and does not believe in the Great Divide either that separates them. When she sees the hunger for her in the eyes of Sir Bran, she cannot quell the internal fire that gets ignited inside her. She had asked for nothing but excitement and adventure all through her life, but now it seems that her every action and thought are consumed with Sir Bran. They are forced to face all the odds that are stacked against them, it will be interesting to see whether they forbid love and withstand the consequences of betrayal and war.Book Series In Order » Authors » Amy Jarecki