Nineteenth century Ireland. Blacksmith Gavin O'Malley is a bitter man, with a heart as hard as the iron he forges. He wants his life back--the one that was stolen from him the day his wife died in childbirth, taking their firstborn son with her.
When Aislinn Deirbhile, an immortal, shape-shifting fae, arrives on his doorstep, he knows he's in luck. For Aislinn can give Gavin everything he's been missing: A devoted-seeming wife in the image of his beloved Mairead, and children who are sure to outlive their father. Now, all he has to do is find a way to keep her--without losing his immortal soul in the process.
But Aislinn has an agenda of her own. On the run from a vengeful fae lord who's vowed to either make her his or end her existence, she knows the iron that allows Gavin to take her captive will also keep her pursuers at bay. In order to put herself permanently beyond her enemy's reach, however, Aislinn will need something more. She'll need to win Gavin's heart and convince him to willingly part with a piece of the very soul he's trying to save.
Iron was selected as a Finalist for the EPIC 2011 ebook Awards in the Paranormal Erotic Romance category.
Previously published as The Oak King.
Twice each year, Aine Murphy ventures into the woods to hold ceremonies to honor the Oak King and the Holly King, never dreaming these Lords of the Forest could be anything more than myth. When the legends spring to life in front of her, how can she help but fall for the sexy demi-gods she's loved all her life?
From midwinter to midsummer, Fionn O'Dair rules the Greenworld as the Oak King--a role he feels is beyond his abilities, and one that dooms him to a loveless future, forever craving the one man he can never allow himself to have. How can he resist what Aine offers--the sweet devotion that soothes his aching soul, and the slim chance to live a "normal" life as her husband, if only for half a year?
Holly King Kieran Mac Cuilenn never desired a human lover--until now. Seeing Fionn and Aine together fills him with longing for the love he threw away and awakens feelings he thought he'd buried with the last Oak King. Is there enough magic in the solstice to correct the mistakes he made years ago? Or is he doomed to be forever left out in the cold?
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When an injured selkie washes up on his beach in the midst of a storm, Ronan McDermott has no choice but to take her into his home. He knows she won’t survive long without his help, so he does what he must to keep her alive until the weather breaks and she can get proper care.
Stranded in a world where she doesn’t belong, delirious with pain, and unable to communicate with her captor-slash-caregiver, Meara is storm-tossed in more ways than one. Ronan’s firm manner, his aura of quiet command, centers her. He's a rock she can to cling to.
She knows she shouldn’t trust him; he knows he can’t trust himself. But despite the many reasons to keep their distance, they find themselves falling for one another—and ignoring the questions they should be asking: What will happen when Meara's wounds heal and she's strong enough to return to the water? Will she be happy to leave Ronan behind? Will he even allow her go?
Niall and Coilin were raised together from a young age. Everyone around them considered them to be almost brothers. But that never stopped them from harboring very unbrotherly feelings toward one another. When Coilin takes off for parts unknown, Niall tells himself he’s relieved—until Isobel arrives on his doorstep claiming to be Coilin’s widow.
Frightened and on her own, Isobel needs a safe haven, somewhere quiet and secluded where she can raise her son and hide from her past. Niall’s farm seems ideal, as long as he doesn’t pry too deeply into her secrets.
Living together in close quarters, bound by their love for the man neither expects to see again, Niall and Isobel find themselves falling in love. And that’s when Coilin returns.