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Scots and Swords is COMING!

Book 2 in my Scots and Swords series with Sourcebooks Casablanca, HIGHLAND DEFENDER, is finally available for pre-order, and what a book it is!!

The entire series is something different from what I usually do, but the men in it – the Highlanders – are just like my English knights. Strong, sexy, totally swoonworthy in so many ways. I’m particularly proud of Highland Defender because it’s, frankly, one of the best stories I’ve ever written. There’s so much humor in it along with a fabulous love story, and I’m building a massive, exciting world within the Universe of the Ludus Caledonia, the premier Medieval fight club in Edinburgh. What a great place this is with great characters – so much to love. You’re absolutely going to love this world and the people in it.

Here’s the description of HIGHLAND DEFENDER:

Gladiator meets Fight Club in the Scottish Highlands in a new series from USA Today bestselling author Le Veque

Ashamed of a choice that cost good men their lives during battle, Bane Morgan escapes to Edinburgh to forget his past. But the more time he spends away from his Highland home, the more he’s filled with regret and despair.

Lucia Symington knows something about despair. Forced to work off a family debt for a clan with little moral compass and a particular hatred for her, Lucia loses herself a little more each day. When a chance meeting with Bane gives them both a glimpse of what their future together could be, Bane turns to the Ludus Caledonia to find the warrior still within him. The Highland Defender has returned…but his quest to free his lady could cost him everything…


So, make sure you have your copies reserved. Book 1, HIGHLAND GLADIATOR, comes out in August, so it’s not far away – and it’s a hell of a story. You’re going to love it!! (Note: unfortunately, I have no control over the pricing, so these are a little more than my usual specially-priced releases, but I promise they’re worth every penny!)

Reserve both books here:

Highland Gladiator

Highland Defender

Book 3 – and my favorite of the three – coming soon!