ROMANCE SILVER MEDAL WINNER of the Independent Publisher Book Awards!Praise for "The Bedeviled Heart"
"Carmen has done it again! She takes you away on page one and before you know it you've fallen in love with Cameron and wish that Kate was your friend! Funny, exciting and romantic without being smutty." Laiden's Daughter (The Clan MacDougall Series), Suzan Tisdale
"The characters were fabulous, easy to fall in love with and the story kept me glued to my Kindle." Shannon Mayer, Author of Dark Waters
"'Surely ye can find others to corrupt. Let him free from your band of outlaws, ye onion-eyed varlet.' With lines like these, how can one not enjoy this delightful Scottish romance?" Author of the Vicarage Bench Series, Mimi Barbour
From the Author
(While each book is a standalone story, this book begins the story of King James III that will continue in "The Daring Heart" and end in "The Bold Heart")
Cameron and Kate never existed, but the historical events in the book did take place.
"The Bedeviled Heart" touches upon the true and fascinating story of Thomas ( Robert ) Cochrane, King James III, and his brothers. In some ways, King James III of Scotland was a man born before his time, more a patron of the arts than a warrior. But it was his habit of exalting low-born favorites, among them the architect Cochrane, combined with his fascination for the Black Arts that brought about some of the first documented witchcraft trials in Scotland's history and ultimately his death in an uprising led by his son.
"The Bedeviled Heart" begins the departure in historical flavor from that of "The Kindling Heart", with "The Bedeviled Heart" being the first book in this series to cover the significant events of 1479. And as these events took ten years to come to a resolution, this fascinating backdrop will be continued throughout the remainder of the books in this series: "The Daring Heart" and "The Bold Heart".
And while my goal is to weave history throughout these stories in an effort to make them all the more entertaining, these books will always be romances first and historical second. I will primarily focus on the human relationships between all of the characters in the entire four book storyline.
"The Kindling Heart" begins the story with Bree and Ruan in the Isle of Skye.
"The Bedeviled Heart" covers Cameron and Kate's dramatic romance against the backdrop of court intrigue and witchcraft.
"The Daring Heart" brings the adventure of Lord Julian Gray as he meets his match in the Italian assassin, Liselle.
"The Bold Heart" weaves the spell of fated love with Merry rescuing Ewan in the events leading up to the Battle of Sauchieburn -- thus completing the circle of how it all began.