Similar authors to follow
Manage your follows
About Cecelia Mecca
With over twenty-five published historical romance novels which take readers to an admittedly romanticized time of knights and castles and to her new contemporary romance series, Cecelia is always thinking up new ways to tame both medieval and contemporary bad boys.
Our Highlander-loving author, who is firmly House Stark and Gryffindor, can be found in Northeast, Pennsylvania with her husband and two tweens.
Jump into her worlds with FREE prequels:
ORDER OF THE BROKEN BLADE
KINGDOMS OF MERIA
The King's Commander
My Highland Bride
The Ward's Bride
The Thief's Countess
The Lord's Captive
The Chief's Maiden
The Scot's Secret
The Earl's Entanglement
The Warrior's Queen
The Protector's Promise
The Rogue's Redemption
The Guardian's Protector
The Knight's Reward
Falling for the Knight
BOYS OF BRIDGEWATER
Overruled by Love
Billion Dollar Date
The Healer's Curse
The Vampire's Temptation
The Immortal's Salvation
The Hunter's Affection
Customers Also Bought Items By
He cared only for duty—until he met the one woman who could claim his heart.
My mission is clear.
I'm to go to Murwood End, the land of the Voyagers, to retrieve the king’s secret son. With the heir dead, it’s our only hope for saving our kingdom from those who would destroy us.
But complications arise from the start. No one knows when the king’s son will return from his latest mission, or at least no one will say. And his closest friend—a woman, a Garra—seems to loathe me on sight. A further complication: I’m completely captivated by her. In Meria, Garra practice their healing arts in secret, but there’s nothing covert about this bold, beautiful woman.
In the beginning, I tell myself I’m only pursuing Aedre Lorenson for her connection to the king’s son, but I know it for a lie. She has awakened something in me, and I’m torn between doing my duty as the king’s commander and following my heart.
Fans of The Last Kingdom and Vikings who also enjoy a little HEA in their epic medieval sagas will love The King's Commander, a standalone, first-person romance and first installment in the Kingdoms of Meria series.
I am no king.
Born a Voyager, the son of a mercenary, I’ve resisted the summons of a man who calls himself my father. I’ve resisted his pleas to accept my rightful place as Meria’s heir. I’ve resisted the norms that define men and women of the capital.
One thing I cannot resist? The wine merchant’s daughter.
I am no king, but nor will I forsake those who look to me to save them. With Castle d’Almerita under siege, the capital of Meria surrounded by forces vying to overthrow the man who gave me life, I journey south.
And meet Lilah along the way.
Stowing away aboard her father’s merchant ship, en route to a city under siege, Lilah and I find each other once again. This time, I do not mean to let her go. But when the king suggests a plan to end this bloody battle, I must choose between my Voyager ways—taking what I want, including Lilah—and saving the very kingdom I came here to protect.
Fans of The Last Kingdom and Vikings who also enjoy a little HEA in their epic medieval sagas will love Her Voyager King, a standalone romance and final installment in the Kingdoms of Meria series.
Kidnapping the queen’s sister was never part of my mission.
I’ve taken too many vows, including those of an Elderman, pledging myself to God, to be enticed by a woman such as Lady Hilla. I will not deviate from my mission because of a traitor, even one as intriguing as the princess.
Finally separated from the vile man I’d been forced to wed, I yearn to be reunited with my sister, the Queen of Edingham. My only goal is to aid her in bringing the vicious renegades to heel and reunifying our feuding kingdoms. It seems, however, that my mysterious new keeper has other plans for me.
From the dangerous Borderlands and the lush southern capital of Meria to the untamed wilds of the northern lands of Murwood End, two unlikely allies band together on a journey to save their kingdoms. From enmity comes forbidden love—while the Elderman’s secret identity, one that threatens to tear this new love apart forever, is revealed.
Fans of The Last Kingdom and Vikings who also enjoy a little HEA in their epic medieval sagas will love Taken by the Elderman, a first-person standalone romance and third installment in the Kingdoms of Meria series.
I expect resistance when I approach Lord Moray at the Tournament of Loigh, but he surprises me by agreeing to help—on one condition. I must marry his daughter, the fiery girl I once knew as a child. An appealing proposition, except there is, of course, a catch: Lady Reyne must accept my proposal of marriage, and she insists on marrying for love.
The sparks are immediate when Reyne and I first see each other again. Pursuing her is no mere duty, but new obstacles block our path at every step. Reyne has heard rumors of my supposed affection for the queen, and worse, the men who conspire against the queen are planning something wicked.
I am on the brink of everything I’ve ever wanted—stopping this endless war and starting a family—but it could all come crashing down in an instant.
Fans of The Last Kingdom and Vikings who also enjoy a little HEA in their epic medieval sagas will love My Highland Bride, a standalone, first-person romance and second installment in the Kingdoms of Meria series.
New Orleans, 2020. Billionaire Rhys McCaim doesn’t believe for one second that his missing mother is a time traveler. Still, his father insists that she didn’t leave them willingly but was pulled through time to her true home in medieval Scotland. But when he and his three brothers test out an ancient time-traveling spell to appease their dying father and Rhys is catapulted to thirteenth-century Scotland, he can’t exactly deny it anymore. Suddenly he’s a Highlander in a land on the verge of war. He needs to get back to his time before all hell breaks loose, but first he must find his mother. Luckily, fate drops the perfect guide in his path. She’s brilliant, beautiful and bold, and he’s drawn to her in a way he’s never been drawn to anyone or anything before. But he can’t afford to be distracted from his mission or lower his carefully constructed guard.
Scotland, 1286. Maggie Irvine is betrothed to a vicious man who cares only of wealth and power. Marrying him will restore her family’s reputation, however, saving her siblings from lives of misery. She has resigned herself to her fate, but when a mysterious, handsome stranger magically appears before her out of thin air, her plan—and the stranger’s life—are in jeopardy. And the only way to save him is to risk everything. As she comes to learn the shocking truth of what he hides, Maggie discovers what happens when duty collides with desire and long-abandoned dreams rise to the surface.
Bound by secrets and lies, Maggie and Rhys are entangled in the brewing battle for the Scottish throne. With his knowledge of the future, Rhys possesses the powerful ability to alter history. Yet, to do so successfully, he must let Maggie past the defenses he’s spent a lifetime building. Now, an alliance that began in desperation becomes a need that will leave them both torn between what they should do and what love demands.
If you love sexy bad boy heroes with hearts of gold, heroines with the courage to fight for what they want, and love stories that encompass all time, then you’ll love this sweeping historical Scottish time travel romance series.
Il ne cherche qu’à se venger. Mais c’était avant de la rencontrer.
Veuve après seulement un an de mariage, Dame Roysa choisit de se réfugier chez sa sœur Idalia, qui passe l’hiver au château de Dromsley, plutôt que de se retirer dans la propriété qui lui a été accordée. Ce qu’elle ne réalise pas, c’est qu’Idalia et son nouveau mari ont un secret : ils font partie d’une rébellion contre le roi, tout comme leur hôte bourru au château de Dromsley.
La dernière chose que Terric Kennaugh souhaite, c’est un invité, sans parler d’une invitée qui semble plus préoccupée par la mode que par la rébellion de l’ordre de la Lame brisée contre le roi Jean.
Il est peut-être plus écossais qu’anglais, mais la famille royale anglaise a trop souvent déçu sa propre famille. Il ne va pas rater sa chance de se venger, surtout pas à cause de l’arrivée importune d’une miss anglaise pourrie gâtée. Cependant, Idalia étant comme une sœur pour lui, il ne peut refuser d’abriter un membre de sa famille. À sa grande surprise, il se radoucit petit à petit envers Roysa – dont la beauté et la majesté ne sont que deux aspects de ce qui fait d’elle une femme forte et noble. Mais l’amour est une distraction qu’il ne peut se permettre s’il veut se venger.
Le château de Dromsley est sur le point de devenir le premier champ de bataille de ce qui promet d’être une guerre totale entre les hommes du roi et l’Ordre. L’amour peut-il fleurir au milieu de tant de dangers ?
AVERTISSEMENT : Terric Kennaugh est un vrai bad boy médiéval. Si vous avez un faible pour les épéistes hors pair qui savent manier leurs armes, ouvrez à vos risques et périls.
Hannah Sutton prides herself on being a strong, independent woman, perfectly in control of her career and personal life. But her orderly existence is upended when she and her sisters travel to Scotland and jump off an enchanted waterfall as a lark. After blacking out, she finds herself marooned near a castle in England, alone. Everyone she meets appears to be a devoted reenactor, dressed from head to toe in medieval gear, but soon the truth becomes undeniable. Hannah has traveled back in time.
Tristan wasn’t meant to be a lord, but his bravery and prowess in battle earned him the lordship of Saxford. Now, he faces a challenge that might very well unseat him—his ten-year truce with Saxford’s biggest enemy is about to come to an end. It’s the worst possible time for a mysterious woman to wash up on his beach, especially one who claims to be from the future. But the beguiling beauty quickly gets under his skin, and he realizes there might be something to her claim.
Hannah and Tristan have an immediate attraction that grows deeper, and the longer she stays at Saxford, the more she begins to question if she wants to return to the future—or make a future with her medieval knight.
The Enchanted Falls Trilogy follows three sisters as they find love after falling though time. Each book can read as a standalone, but the stories are linked.
Book 1- Falling for the Highlander by Emma Prince
Book 2- Falling for the Knight by Cecelia Mecca
Book 3- Falling for the Chieftain by Keira Montclair
He stole a kiss, and found a wife.
Ian McCaim is used to following in his brother’s footsteps—even if it takes him to medieval Scotland. When he finally completes the time travel ritual, the magic lands him next to Hightower Castle and his big brother, Greyson, is there to greet him. As soon as the rest of the family returns to Hightower, the McCaims can finally go home, but in the meantime, Greyson has a task for Ian: charm the man whose son is fated to play a pivotal role in the Scottish War of Independence. An easy task—or at least it would be if Ian were capable of behaving himself.
After a lifetime of having endured stares, Màiri Kelbrue is used to being looked at—the strange mark on her cheek ensures it. So when the handsome man she encounters near her father’s loch gawks at her, she assumes the worst. Until he kisses her. The passion she feels for the stranger stuns her—she’d thought to marry her childhood friend, but never once did he make her feel like this. And then the unimaginable happens—when the stranger escorts her home, he tells her very religious father exactly what happened between them.
Within a sennight, Ian and Màiri are rushed to the altar. Ian plans to return to the future sooner rather than later, but the bride he didn’t ask for soon becomes the only thing he wants. What will he do when it’s time to go home?
If you love sexy bad boy heroes with hearts of gold, heroines with the courage to fight for what they want, and love stories across time, then you’ll love this sweeping romance series.
Reikart McCaim doesn’t want to be saved—despite the fact that he’s a time traveler from 2020 New Orleans stuck in medieval Scotland. He holds his jagged secrets close to his chest and wants to keep them that way. Even if he could open up to the incredible woman fate has tossed in his path, they’d both be shredded by the things he can’t let go of. Still, he needs her help. In his time, his father lies in a coma with only one wish: to see Reikart’s mother again, whom he’s always claimed was a time traveler pulled back to her true time. Two of Reikart’s brothers already traveled back to search for her, but they are missing, too. Now, Reikart must find his family and secure the magic cross they need to return to their time. And the lass who is everything he wants but cannot allow himself to have is the only one who can recover it.
Deirdre Irvine’s life is a disaster, and it’s about to get a whole lot messier. She’s been betrayed by her brother, and she finds herself unwittingly embroiled in a plot to gain control of the Scottish throne. Not to mention she’s harboring enormous guilt over failing the sister she adores. So when the unexpected chance to prove herself to her sister arises, Deirdre will do anything to use the opportunity to her advantage. It doesn’t matter that it means putting herself in danger and joining forces with a man who claims he’s from the future. But she is woefully unprepared for the jeopardy he puts her heart in.
For a scarred man and wounded lass, their greatest obstacle may not be the centuries that divide them, but the walls they’ve erected themselves. As Deirdre’s and Reikart’s lives intertwine and they’re confronted with dangerous enemies, she’s about to discover a strength she never knew she had, and he’s about to learn that facing his ghosts may be the only way to save not only himself but the woman he now loves.
If you love sexy bad boy heroes with hearts of gold, heroines with the courage to fight for what they want, and love stories that encompass all time, then you’ll love this sweeping romance series.
When his older brother disappears before his eyes, Greyson McCaim is determined to find him—even if he has to travel back in time. Because it turns out their “crazy” father was right: their mother didn’t leave them willingly. She’s a time traveler, and someone pulled her back to her original home in medieval Scotland. Now Rhys is there too while the other McCaim brothers are stuck in modern-day New Orleans. They keep reciting the chant that sent Rhys back, and it finally works—but only for Greyson. Miserably unprepared for medieval life, he is saved by fate’s choice to dump him at the feet of the uncle he never knew he had. The two set off to learn what happened to Greyson’s mother and brother, but their mission is derailed when they encounter an earl’s daughter in need of help.
Marian is sent from the only home she’s ever known to marry a stranger—a Scottish noble with a poor reputation. But her fear of the unknown is soon replaced by a completely different terror when her traveling party is viciously attacked by reivers. The Scot who saves her is unlike anyone she’s ever met—his accent is strange, his words stranger, and he’s completely oblivious to etiquette. And yet this man awakens something in her, as does her newfound freedom from her father.
Greyson’s secret opens a whole new world for Marian, and her love makes him a stronger man. But Greyson’s family is at the center of a conspiracy that promises to change Scotland forever, and from the perspective of history, he knows it doesn’t turn out well. Can Greyson and Marian possibly find a happy ending?
If you love sexy bad boy heroes with hearts of gold, heroines with the courage to fight for what they want, and love stories across time, then you’ll love this sweeping romance series.
Love was never part of the mission.
Lance Wayland has a secret purpose for becoming Stanton Castle’s new smith. He and his three closest friends are the founding members of the Order of the Broken Blade, formed to blunt the power of King John, whose outrageous taxes and unjust laws have taken a toll on their country.
To succeed, they need money and men, both of which they can get from the Earl of Stanton. Lance’s mission can only be waylaid by one thing—his interest in the earl’s lovely daughter.
Idalia knows better than to think she’ll be allowed to marry a smith.
Yet Lance Wayland is the most compelling man she’s ever met—a welcome diversion from the stresses of running Stanton Castle and her mother’s illness. She knows the entanglement can go nowhere, their connection grows stronger each time they see each other.
Fate seems determined to keep them apart.
But Lance and Idalia are drawn together like moths to a flame. Can Lance pursue the woman he loves without betraying the order to which he’s pledged his troth?
WARNING: Lance Wayland is a dreamier than usual historical hero who may steal your heart. If you have a weakness for sexy blacksmiths, proceed with caution.
King. Country. Love. He can choose only one.The Knight
Neill Waryn is known throughout England as the champion knight who cannot lose. His victory at the Tournament of Peace is the only one that matters to him, however, for it earns him a boon from the English king. Rather than ask for wealth or riches, he requests that the king remove the corrupt official who is destroying the fragile peace along the border between England and Scotland. His brothers and sister are borderers, and nothing matters more to him than their safety.His Reward
Neill's reward comes at a price—he is asked to promise himself to one of the queen's favored ladies. Although he's reluctant to enter into an arranged marriage, it's a price he's willing to pay. Until he meets Kathryn Baird. The beauty is clearly a highborn lady, yet she's working at The Wild Boar inn as a common servant. He's immediately intrigued by her, and when she petitions him to bring her to Scotland, he finds he can't refuse. Little does he know Kathryn’s mysterious past will play into his own attempts to restore peace at the border. Fate has brought them together, but is it powerful enough to overcome a promise made to the king?
The Knight's Reward is a slow burn medieval romance for fans of alpha male heros and strong female heroines. It is the tenth and final book in the Border Series but can be read as a standalone novel.