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The Lord’s Captive: An Enemies to Lovers Medieval Romance

From Once a Princess by Johanna Lindsey to A Kingdom of Dreams by Judith McNaught, I’ve always loved a good enemies-to- lovers historical romance. When Bryce made an appearance in The Thief’s Countess, I knew immediately his story would be told next. And who better to help melt his icy demeanor than the sister of his greatest enemy?

Part of the appeal of this series to me as an author is exploring divided loyalties of real people in two soon to be warring nations. And while the 13th century was a relative time of peace between England and Scotland, along the border, peace was always tenuous. The idea of an English hero and Scottish heroine will be exactly reversed in the next book, but for the time being, I hope readers enjoy Bryce and Catrina’s story in The Lord’s Captive.

 

Pick up a copy of The Lord’s Captive on Amazon. And if you read in Kobo, Nook or iBook, grab the Kindle Reader to delve into this historical romance novel I very much hope you will enjoy! Of course, I’d love to hear from you. Just click any of my social buttons in the top right corner of this post and be sure to sign up as a CM Insider for additional Border Series scoop

Rounding Up Current Romance Giveaways

So many giveaways, so little time! The next book in the Border Series, The Lord’s Captive, is coming June 6th. To celebrate, there are a few active giveaways with more to come. The following list also includes group giveaways I am currently participating in as well.

The Lord’s Captive Paperbacks

The Lord’s Captive: Book Launch Giveaways

  • #1: Facebook-only contest
  • #2: Win a Historical Romance Bundle (Coming 6/1/17)
  • #3: Win a Border Series Bundle (Coming 6/4/17)

Group Giveaways


Sneak Peeks of Upcoming Giveaways

 

Facebook-exclusive signed paperback + book swag coming 5/30 at 8:00 pm.

 

Favorite Historicals Giveaway #2 coming 6/1/17.

 

The Lord’s Captive Giveaway #3 including a signed paperback, tee, tote & more!

  

Signed Paperback Giveaway on Goodreads

He captured her for revenge. She stole his heart in return.

If you’re on Goodreads, head on over and enter to win a signed copy of The Lord’s Captive, Border Series Book Two, up for grabs in a new giveaway that starts today. Available June 6, 2017 on Amazon, this second book in the Border Series follows the brother of our Thief’s Countess hero. If you’re a fan of the historical romance friends to lovers theme, The Lord’s Captive is the book for you. Good luck!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Lord's Captive by Cecelia Mecca

The Lord’s Captive

by Cecelia Mecca

Giveaway ends June 05, 2017.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter Giveaway

COVER REVEAL: The Lord’s Captive, Border Series Book Two Coming This June

Thanks to USA Today’s Happily Ever After, The Lord’s Captive cover is now out into the world, and I could not be more excited.

 

I’d love to know…what you think of the cover? I’m completely biased but think it’s pretty amazing. If you think so too, click the link below to retweet, and thanks in advance for sharing.

Border Series Book Two: Title/Blurb Reveal

The cat is out of the bag! Today on Buried Under Romance the title and blurb for the next book in the Border Series of medieval romance novels was revealed. I’m thrilled to announce the release of The Lord’s Captive on June 6, 2017.

If you read The Thief’s Countess, you met Sir Geoffrey’s handsome but stoic younger brother. Sir Bryce Waryn is definitely not looking for love when he finds it in the unlikeliest of places.


Official Blurb

The Lord


Sir Bryce Waryn has dreamed for years about the day when he will finally liberate his home from the Scots who killed his parents and stole his brother’s birthright. Now that day is finally upon him, only his brother has abdicated the title of lord of Bristol Manor to him. Bryce should be celebrating, but something unexpected stands in his way—the sister of the Scot who held Bristol. In the chaos of the raid, Lady Catrina Kerr was injured and left behind. Bryce takes her captive, hoping to exact an even more satisfying revenge from his enemy, except the fiery beauty is far more compelling than he would like…

The Captive


Raised by three elder brothers, Lady Catrina Kerr knows a thing or two about stubborn men. But Bryce is more strong-willed than all of her brothers combined. He’s also maddeningly handsome, brave, and kind—but no matter how compelling her captor, she’s intent on escaping him. Only then will she be able to protect her brothers. But as Bryce’s plan escalates and her feelings for him intensify, she finds herself facing an unthinkable choice between her family and the man who has captured her heart.

If you’re not already a CM Insider, sign up to be the first to see The Lord’s Captive cover. Plus you can grab some fun border bonuses when you subscribe.

The Thief’s Countess is .99 all week!

Starting today, the first book in the Border Series is just .99 on Amazon. Be transported to a time of knights and castles with The Thief’s Countess, a tale of divided loyalties (and love of course). Set in 13th century Northumbria along the Anglo-Scottish border, The Thief’s Countess is my debut novel more than twenty years in the making.



BLURB:

A thief turned reluctant protector… A countess who resents but can’t resist him…

THE REIVER
SirGeoffrey has dedicated his life to exacting revenge on the men who killed his parents and stole his birthright. The son of a baron, he has been reduced to stealing the resources he needs to reclaim his family legacy. Just when he’s on the verge of success, his uncle asks him to put his plans on hold to help protect a wealthy countess. It’s a distraction Geoffrey resents, even more so when he meets Lady Sara. The gorgeous, complicated and alluring lady is everything he’d want in a woman—and everything he can’t have.

THE COUNTESS
With her betrothed coming to claim her hand in marriage and a distant cousin intent on usurping her earldom, Lady Sara Caiser feels beset by controlling, unwanted men. As if that weren’t enough, her father’s deathbed request was for two lawless border reivers to serve as her protectors. Despite her misgivings, an undeniable attraction pulls her into Sir Geoffrey’s arms. The man she thought nothing more than a thief is more dangerous than she believed, for he’s noble, caring and sinfully attractive. As the threats against her continue to mount, Sara must decide what’s more important—her duty or her heart.

 

If you like strong female heroines, alpha male types, and sizzling romance, you’ll love the first full-length installment of the Border Series. Transport yourself to the medieval world of Waryn and snag your .99 medieval romance today!

 

Launch News: Thief’s Countess is Coming!

First of all, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support of The Ward’s Bride. With more than 50 positive reviews and more downloads than I could have imagined for a first release, I want to thank each and every person who read, shared and supported the novella.

With less than one week until the launch of The Thief’s Countess, my debut romance novel, I have a few fun items to share.

First, the trailer.

Next, a giveaway.

Enter to win The Thief’s Countess Book Launch Prize pack including a signed paperback, ribbon bookmark and TC keychain. Thanks for sharing with your friends too. (Are you sometimes tempted not to share to give yourself a better chance to win? I’ve NEVER done that!)

And finally, launch details.

The Thief’s Countess will be released March 1st exclusively to Amazon. If you do not wish to purchase a paperback or do not have a Kindle, there are still a few other ways to enjoy the book. You can read on your computer using Kindle’s Cloud Reader or on your electronic device using the Kindle app. But if you prefer to skip both, simply purchase the ebook on Amazon and email your receipt to info@ceceliamecca.com to receive the format of your choice.

See you on launch day! Join me live every Monday for #MedievalMonday Q&A + Giveaway on Facebook. Next Monday will be a special broadcast since it…LAUNCH WEEK!!

Becoming a Published Romance Author with My First Historical Romance Novel

Just a few updates over here. I’ve discovered a new Game of Thrones trailer that was sneakily released in December. I have a new favorite TV show. And it feels like I’m missing something.

Oh yes. I’m officially a published romance author!!

The Ward’s Bride, a prequel Border Series novella, was released and the early reviews are making me gitty. This might be my favorite:

 

5 of 5 stars from KF- “Get ready for an adventure of history, romance and sizzling hot sexyness!! This review contains some spoilers for the story. I have read my fair share of historical romance novels in my life (total madwoman for this genre) and this author rapidly became my new favorite! There was something different and refreshing in her style of writing, that made it impossible for me to put this book down until I had reached the very last page. I live for books like this, that make me forget everything around me and just whisk the reader off somewhere else entirely. A book so good it leaves you slightly out of breath when it’s finished…!”

To be honest, the whole thing it a bit surreal. CM Insiders have already received their free copy. I launched a Medieval Monday Q&A Giveaway which was a ton of fun. (Every Monday I will plan to answer questions on Facebook Live submitted from various channels and give away a fun prize to one medieval fact finder.) It’s been a bit of a whirlwind.

About The Ward’s Bride

The special edition prequel novella set along the 13th century Anglo-Scottish border includes “chapter upgrades,” a concept I’ve been asked about quite a bit this week. Similar to DVD extras, these upgrades can be found throughout the book at the end of some chapters offering additional inspiration and history about events, people and places in the book. If readers prefer not to interrupt their reading, they can also grab all upgrades at the end.

The upgrades are available for the first three weeks of the book launch. And then they go bye-bye. Grab your copy on Amazon or other retailers before February 27th for .99 to get the special edition novella.

 

historical romance

 

Although I plan lots of signed paperback giveaways including a mega-giveaway at my book launch event at Library Express in Scranton, PA on March 3, 2017 as well as to CM Insiders and Border Ambassadors, I’m also running one on Goodreads now so feel free to enter.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Thief's Countess by Cecelia Mecca

The Thief’s Countess

by Cecelia Mecca

Giveaway ends March 08, 2017.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter Giveaway

Whew! So much more to tell as I gear up for the debut novel release March 1st. The Thief’s Countess is a true labor of love which I started more than twenty years ago. And it’s almost here!! I am truly living a life-long dream.

Your turn. What is something you’ve always wanted to do? Share in a comment below.