Nicole North’s Laird of Darkness is a historical, highland, fae romance. Yes, all three wrapped into one tantalizing tale. Sexy and seductive, Duncan MacDougall is such a compelling character that I found myself hoping from the beginning that he was a “good guy” after all. I wish there would’ve been more in the book about his fae background but really the “fae” part of his character plays a very small part. There were several background characters, but Duncan and Alana dominate the story in such a way that the rest of the world disappears. Their love story is filled with sweet emotion and steamy sex you can’t help but want them together forever. Fast-paced and sensual, the only thing that could make it better was if it was longer. I’m not sure if there is going to be a follow up to Laird of Darkness, but I would be first in line to read more from this story. 

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  Laird Duncan MacDougall is haunted by nightmares that leave him marred with bites and scratches from creatures he is helpless to stop without the magical bow & arrows that his half-brother, Kinnon MacClaren possesses. Unfortunately Kinnon is also Duncan’s enemy, cursed by their mother to never be able to set foot upon each other’s lands, obtaining the bow has been a near impossible feat. 

When Duncan kidnaps Kinnon’s intended bride, Lady Alana Forbes, Duncan believes he has the one thing that will finally get the magical bow into his hands. Holding Lady Alana as hostage, he offers a trade to his half-brother: the bow in exchange for Kinnon’s beautiful bride to be. What Duncan didn’t plan for was his feelings for Alana. Duncan finds himself helpless against the draw of Alana’s beauty and challenging personality.  If only she wasn’t promised to his half-brother, he would keep her for himself, for her inner peace and “light” could be the saving grace that he needs. 

She’s never met her intended husband, Kinnon MacClaren and can only hope that he is not only handsome, but a generous lover. While not proper for her to be experienced, she is no virgin and desires a man that can satisfy her needs in the bedchamber.

On the way to Claren Castle, Alana is kidnapped and taken hostage by a seductive and sexy man with magical abilities. Finding out the man is half-fae and also the half-brother of her future husband does nothing to keep her from wanting him. While she knows her body wants him, is he truly what her heart desires? Can Alana become more than a pawn in the middle of a battle between brothers? Or will the brothers’ hatred of each other take the decision out of her hands?


Have you read Laird of Darkness? If so, leave a comment and let others know what you thought.

Here’s a list of known upcoming book releases from your favorite paranormal romance authors for March 2011.

If we’ve missed any titles, feel free to post a comment informing of us of the book title, author and release date.

 

Ant= Anthology/collection of short stories

A=Angels/Guardians/Gods

AGT=Agents/Spy/Spec Ops/Feds

D= Dragons

DE= Demons

E=Erotica

 

FE= Fae/Faries/Elves

FY= Fantasy

GH= Ghost/Spirits

H= Historical

HL= Highlanders

HMR= Humor

MG= Magic

 

MY=Mystery

Omn=Omnibus

Psy= Psychic/ESP

RR= Re-Release

SCI= Sci-Fi

SH= Shifters/Were

UF= Urban Fantasy

 

V= Vampires

VK= Vikings

WH= Witch/Warlock

WR= Warriors/Brotherhood

YA= Young Adult

Z=Zombies


March 1st
Never Again: Wizards of Nevermore #1
Michele Bardsley
WH
Blackout: Cal Leandros #6
Rob Thurman
UF
Dead on Delivery: Messenger series #2
Eileen Rendahl
WH, UF
Falling Under
Gwen Hayes
YA
Late Eclipses: October Daye #4
Seanan McGuire
FE, UF
River Marked: Mercedes Thompson #6
Patricia Briggs
SH, WW
Demon Song: Blood Song #3
Cat Adams
V, UF, D
Velvet Cataclysm:
Princes of the Underworld #1
Beth Kerry
E, V, PSY, WW
Afterlife: Evernight series #4
Claudia Gray
YA, V
Midnight: Vampire Diaries: The Return #3
L.J. Smith
V, YA
Truth or Demon
Kathy Love
UF, D
Taste Me: Underbelly Chronicles #1
Tamara Hogan
D
Blood, Smoke and Mirrors
Robyn Bacher
E, V, FE, WH
The Sexorcist: Karmic Consultants #3
Vivi Andrews
E, D
Moon Cursed: Night Creatures #10
Lori Handeland
SH
Primal Bonds: Shifters Unbound #2
Jennifer Ashley
HS, FE, BR
Accidentally Catty: Accidentally Paranormal #5
Dakota Cassidy
SH
It Happened One Bite: Gentlemen Vampire #1
Lydia Dare
WH, V
Surrender to Me: Wicked Lovers #4
Shayla Black
E
The Morganville Vampires: Vol. 3
Rachel Caine
V, YA, RR
       


March 7th
Dante Valentine
Lilith Saintcrow
Omn
     


March 8th
Dark Prince: Author’s Cut Special Edition:
Dark Series #1
Christine Feehan
V, RR
     


March 15th
Blood Hunt: Midnight Hunters #2
L.L. Raand
V, WR
     


March 21st
Lemniscate: Angel Star #2
Jennifer Murgia
A

 

Laird of Darkness
Nicole North
HL, FE
   


March 22nd
Invincible: Chronicles of Nick #2
Sherrilyn Kenyon
YA, SH, V, D
Seduce Me In Dreams: Three Worlds #1
Jacquelyn Frank
Psy, WR
The Vampire Voss: Regency Dracula #1
Colleen Gleason
V, H
Night Magic: Wing Slayer Hunters #3
Jennifer Lyon
WH


March 29th
Con & Conjure: Raine Benares #5
Lisa Shearin
UF
The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf:
Naked Werewolf #2
Molly Harper
SH

 
Rush of Darkness: Primal Instinct #7
Rhyannon Byrd
Psy
Highlander’s Curse: Daughter’s of the Glen #8
Melissa Mayhue
FE, H
Vampire Mine: Love at Stake #10
Kerrelyn Sparks
V
Lover Unleashed: Black Dagger Brotherhood #9
J. R. Ward
V, WR
Eternal Rider: Lords of Deliverance #1
Larissa Ione
WR
Ravenous: Clare Point #4
V. K. Forrest
V
Surrender the Dark: Surrender the Dark series #1
L.A. Banks
A
The Darkest Secret: Lords of the Underworld #8
Gena Showalter
WR, A

 

Master and Apprentice: Gavyn Donatti #2
Sonya Bateman
UF, SH, MG
 
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