MALCOLM MACDOWYLT sees himself a failed warrior, haunted by the death of the woman he married to become laird of Clan MacGahan. Neither his Viking heritage nor his claim to descend from Norse gods can restore his confidence in his ability to protect his people. His sister is held captive, her life in jeopardy, and his Magically powerful half brother wants him dead. The last thing he needs is more responsibility, but that’s exactly what he gets when his Faerie mother-in-law arrives seeking justice for her daughter in the form of an enticing woman from seven hundred years in the future.
DANIELLE DEARMON has waited fifteen years to discover the life she is supposed to live. She just never dreamed she’d end up in the thirteenth century with a handsome Scot bent on saving everyone but himself. With the lives of those most dear to him hanging in the balance, Malcolm sets out to battle a powerful evil magic, only to learn that the redemption he seeks exists in the arms of the woman he loves.
Mayhue (Highlander's Curse) extends her Daughters of the Glen milieu to the far north of Scotland in her latest bodice-busting time-travel Highland fling. Young orphan Danielle Faye Dearmon, obsessed by fairies since childhood, invests in crystals and faerie folklore and is suddenly whisked 700 years back to Castle MacGahan. Its laird, Malcolm MacDowylt, is a part-Viking Highland hunk tormented by his malignant half-brother, a drought with winter on its heels, a sharp-tongued Faerie mother-in-law whose daughter married Malcolm and then vanished, and now Dani. Her colorful 21st-century idiom and certainty that he's the man of her dreams clash with Malcolm's responsibilities to his clan and his guilt over his wife's disappearance. The tale is awash with verbal foreplay building to predictably exquisite climaxes, and populated with enough of Malcolm's Viking relatives to foreshadow an entire new series.