Authors: Delilah Devlin, Layla Chase, Renee Luke, Emma Jay, Jacqueline Brocker, Cela Winter, Susannah Chapin, Axa Lee, Lizzie Ashworth, Regina Kammer, Beatric Ellroy, Connie Wilkins, Anya Richards
Release date: Octobeer 14th, 2014
Publisher: Tempted Romance
Men devoting themselves to their true love through the art of courtly love is the ultimate in romance. Hot Highlanders and Wild Warriors is filled with wild knights and Scottish warriors whose courage on the battlefield is outmatched only by their ardor for their ladyloves! Readers will unleash their fantasies of olden days where men wearing heavy armor or thick tartans sent a spirited young maiden’s (or lonely widow’s) heart fluttering. These bravehearts were prized for their physical strength and men were judged for their fierce loyalty and unshakeable honor. Crusaders, highlanders, Normans and Saxons, tournament fighters, vikings, and hunky Huns astride stallions in search of adventure and love all populate the pages of this steamy read.
Excerpt from “The Keeper of the Keys” by Axa Lee, part of the anthology Hot Highlanders and Wild Warriors: Erotic Romance for Women by Delilah Devlin
“My queen,” he says and kisses my ear. He draws me down on our pallet, his body curled protectively around mine, cock still buried deep inside me.
“Am I?” I whisper, breathless still.
He chuckles. “Since you first threatened my life.” He squeezes me, exhaling a deeply male, deeply satisfied noise. “Are you well-served?” he asks.
And I think about it. Yes, I’ve been well fucked, and that’s likely what he’s asking. But if anything this experience has taught me that I need more. Before my thoughts coalesce enough to form a cohesive answer, he speaks again.
“I see you,” he says. His voice is rough, but his hands are gentle. “You serve everyone. They all come to you, and you answer them. you care for them. You protect them. You married me to protect them. I married you because I will be cyning.”
This surprises me. I had no idea he aspired to kingship. Though it makes sense, considering the views he’d expressed the past year or so about the current cyning.
“It will be a fight, but I am strong. We,” he emphasizes this, “are strong.”
He rolls me to my back to look up at him in the firelight, his blond hair a halo of flame. “I need a partner, an equal. Not just a wife and lover. And this is you, I think. Is this...what you think of me too?”
I study his face in the firelight. I see his intensity, his strength both of body and will, and I see his honesty. He isn’t just talking about shared mutual appreciation or even passion. He is, I think, talking about love. Was that why I could yield to him, be vulnerable to him and no other? Do we have love? I think, perhaps, we do. We might.
“A consort,” I say, “an equal, a lover?”
My keys clink when my foot kicks them across the hut. As his laughter and arms encompass me, my ass is hot and my heart warm. He’s mine, I know suddenly, with great clarity. And I am his. Perhaps we have love, but more than that we have respect, we have ambition, we have desire. And all I see are possibilities.
I received this novel as an ARC, courtesy of Temted Romance & Cleis Press Publisher
Pleasure in Surrender by Delilah Devlin
Lady Edwina is a widow and has been forced into another marriage to a fearless Viking named Grimvarr. But it seems this handsome Viking has some seduction to do to make her accept him for who he is.
Wicked by Susannah Chapin
Isobell has a crush on Lachlan since her childhood, now she is a widow and very determined to convince Lachlan that he is worthy of her affections. Will she succeed?
The Keeper of the Keys by Axa Lee
Marrying to save her land and her people was the right thing to do, but can she completely give herself to her husband in the bedroom?
The maiden’s kiss by Layla Chase
When Jorunn saw this handsome shirtless warrior during his sword practice, he was all she could think about. And when the opportunity arose, she couldn’t say no to Enar.
My Loveliest Vision by Renee Luke
Lena is blind, but that doesn’t stop her to tell no to men when they step on her doorstep after her father died. Then Seth shows up with a scroll with information that will change everything.
The Invasion of Nefyn by Lizzie Ashworth
Nefyn and Bedwyr are shortly reunited in the time of war. What better way to spend their short time together is to give themselves completely to each other.
The Promise of Memory by Regina Kammer
Aelia hasn’t seen her husband since he was captured by the Romans more than 10 years ago. The knight Manius is the empress’s lover and he reminded Aelia of her husband and that is why she’s so attracted to him. When the opportunity appears and she is face to face with Manius, she is in for a big surprise.
On My Honor by Beatrix Ellroy
When Hedda come across injured Sir Cephas, she took matters into her own hands and she nurses his wounds for one night. Even though Cephas is very attracted to Hedda, he is bound by his honor and won’t bed her. But Hedda has some other ideas to enjoy each other without having intercourse.
A Falcon in Flight by Connie Wilkins
Ardzvik is officially the lady of the castle, but mostly everyone believes it’s her beautiful half-sister. Even the men who’re send to court the lady of the castle all fall for her sister Leyli.
Now Yul Darugha has come to their land and he isn’t fooled that easily. Will Ardzvik and Yul find their happiness together?
To Love a King’s Man by Emma Jay
Evanna is a young widow, who’s being married off again but she is determined to choose a husband herself instead of her brother. She has been in love with her brother’s best friend Conal since childhood and when he is visiting her brother, she will finally let her feelings known.
The Bodyguard by Jacqueline Brocker
Saitou became Misato’s bodyguard after a failed ninja attack. Misato couldn’t denied her growing feelings towards Saitou and when she heard him pleasuring himself one night, it grew only into something deeper. Can she convince Saitou that they belong together?
Broken Vows by Anya Richards
Lady Mary has remarried Gareth, only to discover her husband doesn’t like her. They haven’t been intimate since the wedding, but she falls more and more in love with him. Mary takes matters into her own hands and decides to confront him. Never would she suspect the reason why is turning away. Can she change his mind?
Poetry and Amber by Axa Lee
King Buliwyf needs a new oracle to secure his reign, so when he capture this beautiful redheaded witch, he knew he had found her. But this little witch has more up her sleeves, she isn’t about to share him with any other women and is determined to prove he has his hands full with only her.
The Squire by Cela Winter
Sir Godrey recently lost his squire in the middle of war, so when young squire Wulfric loose his master, they come to an understanding to help each other. Soon Godrey finds himself attraction to this young boy and is really questioning his sanity. But he soon learns that not everything is what it seems.
Hot Highlanders and Wild Warriors is a great novel full of great short erotica stories, which includes some fine highlanders and warriors. They all have been well written and have some very hot and steamy scenes.
Some of them were too short to my opinion, because I really wanted to continue with the story and see what would happen next with these characters. I have to say I really enjoyed reading this anthology and I loved that I found some new authors to check out.