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About Kathryn Le Veque
USA TODAY Bestselling Author
Charter Amazon All-Star Author
#1 ranked English Medieval Romance Author on Amazon
Holt Medallion Finalist 2021
"Hailed as The Queen of Medieval Romance" - for good reason." - BookLife
"Le Veque is... electrifying...." -- Publisher's Weekly
"Vivid world-building, pitch-perfect prose... Kathryn Le Veque has made a fan of me...." -- TopShelf Reviews
"Medieval Romance just doesn't get any better than this...." -- Uncaged Book Reviews
"Kathryn Le Veque is a force of nature. Her stories are epic, with timeless themes and heroes to die for." --Tanya Anne Crosby, New York Times Bestselling Author
"The epic Medieval Romance is back - thanks to Kathryn Le Veque!" -- Claire Delacroix, New York Times Bestselling author
"This author... genius...!" -- Ind'Tale Magazine
KATHRYN LE VEQUE is a critically acclaimed, USA TODAY Bestselling author (having hit the list over 25 times), an Indie Reader bestseller, a charter Amazon All-Star author, and a #1 bestselling, award-winning, multi-published author in Medieval Historical Romance with over 100 published novels.
Kathryn is a multiple award nominee and winner, including the winner of Uncaged Book Reviews Magazine 2017 and 2018 "Raven Award" for Favorite Medieval Romance. Kathryn is also a multiple RONE nominee (InD'Tale Magazine), holding a record for the number of nominations. In 2018, her novel WARWOLFE was the winner in the Romance category of the Book Excellence Award. In 2021, Kathryn's novel WolfeSword was a Holt Medallion finalist in Historical Romance.
Kathryn is considered one of the top Indie authors in the world with over 2M copies in circulation, and her novels have been translated into several languages. In 2019, Kathryn signed with Sourcebooks Casablanca for a Medieval Fight Club series that released in 2020.
In addition to her own published works, Kathryn is the President/CEO of Dragonblade Publishing, Amazon's #1 ebook publisher of Historical Romance (K-Lytics reporting July 2020). Dragonblade is a small press publishing house specializing in Historical Romance.
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Welcome to UPON A MIDNIGHT DREARY anthology!
Many of your favorite Historical Romance authors have come together for a collection of never-before published stories inspired by true, legendary hauntings of the British Isles. These tales will give you a chill, a thrill, and have you reading them over and over. From the moors of Devon to the ballrooms of Regency London, and far north into the Scottish Highlands, these stories will bring you wistful dreams of legendary and haunting romance. You’ve never before experienced a collection like this by some of the very best authors in Historical Romance.
Authors in this anthology include:
Kathryn Le Veque
Elizabeth Ellen Carter
Emily E K Murdoch
Anna St. Claire
Light your candle, lock your doors, and settle down to this smashing collection of darkly-tinged romantic stories with unforgettable heroes and magnificent ladies. Romance has never been so daring… or so haunting!
And if you hear a knock on your door… don’t answer it unless you are prepared to welcome a wandering wraith in a tattered wedding gown…
Note: This collection is comprised of all never before published material.
And a love they could not ignore.
1200 A.D. - After decades of warring between the Lairds of Kerr and Prudhoe Castle in Northumbria, a tentative peace is reached.
Lady Carington Kerr is sent to Prudhoe as a hostage to ensure her father’s good behavior, and a more reluctant hostage there never was. Small and dark, with emerald eyes and a luscious figure, she is as gorgeous as she is fiery.
Enter Sir Creed de Reyne; a gentle giant of a man, he is, by nature, calm and wise. He is the ice to Carington’s fire. As Carington resists the attempts to keep her in her English prison, Creed is placed in charge of the captive as both jailer and protector. But Creed is also as reluctant a protector as she is a hostage; six months prior, he had been given the important assignment of escorting Isabella of Angoulệme from France to England as the bride of King John. Isabella, a woman-child of twelve years, was smitten with Creed from the start. When he spurned her advances, she fabricated a story of Creed’s indiscretions against her and brought the king’s wrath upon him. Creed fled to Prudhoe and straight into another assignment guarding a firebrand of a young woman.
Creed soon discovers that Carington is far different from the petty child who would become queen and against both his judgment and his wishes, he falls for the Scots lass. Suffering through tragedy and triumph, Creed and Carington have a love that only strengthens with each passing moment. Even when Creed is forced to flee for his life and leave Carington behind, their only thoughts are of being together again.
With Isabella and King John closing in, Creed and Carington must fight for their very survival as two countries and a kingdom seek to separate them.
De Reyne Domination Series:
Guardian of Darkness
The Black Storm
A Cold Wynter's Knight
Will de Wolfe honor stand the test? Or will true love crush a man of good character?
Ronan de Wolfe, the mild-mannered but powerful son of James de Wolfe, married on a whim against the advice of his father and grandfather. He married into the powerful Northumberland de Grey family, a family that rivals the House of de Wolfe in both strength and wealth. Coerced by a cunning de Grey father, Ronan found himself married before he knew what happened.
The years pass. Ronan is married and miserable. His wife has lovers, shaming both houses. Children are born, but they are not Ronan’s. With some measure of peace on the England/Scotland borders, Ronan amuses himself in local tournaments to get away from his horrible home life. Along with his best friend, they enjoy celebrity status of the great tournament champions, but when his friend is mortally wounded and asks Ronan to take care of his pregnant wife, the situation changes drastically.
Ronan meets the woman he should have married.
Isabeth de Brito is a beautiful woman from a minor noble family. Pregnant with her dead husband’s child, she and Ronan form a strong friendship as he tends to her every need, but in Ronan’s case, it is much more. Friendship turns to love. When Ronan’s petty, foolish wife realizes Ronan is paying attention to another woman, innocent as it is, the claws come out. Her powerful family can ruin Isabeth and her family – permanently.
When Isabeth’s father is forced into finding Isabeth another husband, Ronan can only stand by and watch the woman he loves as she is courted by another man.
Will there be a happily ever after for Ronan and Isabeth? Or will Ronan have to watch his love marry another?
It’s another wild ride for de Wolfe Pack Generations.
But he pays a price.
Lista de la Mere is a young woman of beauty, sense, and education. Unfortunately, her mother and her aunt don’t have the same sensibilities. Lista is an heiress, and a very wealthy one, and if her conniving, alcoholic mother and her sly, drug-addicted aunt have anything to say about it, she’s going to marry the man that can provide them with unlimited coinage to feed their habits – and put them back on top of the social hierarchy.
Lista’s mother was a friend of Kellington Coleby de Velt, Julian’s mother, long ago. They pitch Lista to Kellington as a wife for Julian and although Julian has no intention of marrying any time soon, he’s rather intrigued with the lovely, bright young woman who is so capable of drawing him out of his shell.
But Lista’s mother and aunt don’t stop there. It’s their intention to have a bidding war, the prize being Lista, and they pitch Lista to the wrong knight, a man who will stop at nothing to make Lista is wife – even murdering a de Velt. Julian, who is usually shy and quiet, must call forth the inner devil that his father managed to tame so ably.
Now, it’s Julian’s time to rise.
Join introverted, powerful Julian and sweet, intelligent Lista as they battle to save a love that too many people are trying to destroy.
It’s peace, love, chaos and madness in Medieval England!
Battle Lords of de Velt series:
- The Dark Lord
- The Dark Lord’s First Christmas
- Devil’s Dominion
- Bay of Fear
- The Dark Spawn
- The Dark Conqueror
- The Dark Angel
When the House of de Lohr (Rise of the Defender) and the House of de Velt (The Dark Lord) come together through their children, anything can happen – and anything does!
Cassian de Velt came to foster with Christopher de Lohr at a young age. From nearly the first day he arrived at Lioncross Abbey Castle, his gaze was drawn to Brielle de Lohr, Christopher’s second eldest daughter. As children, they shared a friendship that was strong and innocent – enjoying the same things, having the same sense of humor. All of the things that made a strong friendship develop into a love that could not be broken.
Unfortunately, they were only teenagers when Cassian asked Brielle to run away with him so they could be married. That lapse in judgement brought the wrath of Brielle’s father and Cassian was banished. Ashamed and angered, Cassian refused to return home to his family, instead, finding a lucrative position with the elderly Earl of Colchester. When the earl suffers a reversal of fortune at the hands of the king, Cassian is out of a job.
He finds his calling – and his fortune – on the tournament circuit as the knight known as The Dark Conqueror.
Cassian always hoped to build his fortune, and his reputation, and return for Brielle. That has been his one goal. Ten years later, he returns for her, rich and powerful. Brielle is thrilled to see him again, for in all those years, she never married. She refused to entertain suitors. But Cassian returns with a secret, something he won’t speak of, something Brielle only becomes aware of through his odd behavior. When Brielle’s sister, a former spy for William Marshal, begins to probe, an astonishing story begins to emerge. What was thought to be a secret is really, in truth, a duty.
To another woman.
Will Cassian’s duty to one woman be enough to prevent the marriage to the only woman he’s ever loved?
The Dark Conqueror is part of the Battlelords of de Velt series:
The Dark Lord
Bay of Fear
The Dark Spawn
The Dark Conqueror
The Dark Angel (2022)
Will the lady he loves with his entire being slip through his fingers?
Ridge de Reyne (from The Red Fury) served both Henry III and Alexander, King of Scotland, but royal appointments were ultimately not the life he wanted. Determined to make his fortune and become a powerful warlord in his own right, Ridge has followed the tournament circuit for the past few years, accumulating wealth and making a name for himself as the unbeatable warrior known as The Black Storm.
Enter Lady Catherine de Tuberville.
Coming to the prestigious Durham tournament with her brothers and mother, Catherine is overwhelmed by the pageantry and spectacle of one of the largest tournaments in the north. In a chance meeting with Ridge, she discovers a handsome, kind, and somewhat shy man she’s quite interested in. But her mother has other ideas.
When Catherine’s mother insists her daughter find favor with a brutal, immoral knight who is the son of a French count, her underhanded actions could bring about the destruction of everything Ridge and Catherine hold dear. It’s mother against daughter in a battle of good versus evil, with the prize being Ridge’s very life.
With neither lady willing to surrender, it’s an epic battle in this stunning Medieval Romance.
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Or it could burn down his entire world.
Wynter knew Gage as a child and, truth be told, she had quite a fondness for the big, silent, powerful younger sibling of a petty but powerful older brother. She’s heard the rumors, how Gage was driven out because he’d tried to steal his brother’s inheritance, but she simply can’t believe it was true. The Gage she knew was, above all, an honorable lad.
An honorable lad who grew up into an honorable, tremendously skilled knight.
When Gage and Wynter’s reacquaintance goes from a spark to a roaring blaze, they make a decision that will change their lives forever. Now, Gage is accused of coercing the heiress to the powerful de Thorington fortune into marriage, fortune and power that easily rivals his brother’s. Because of this, it appears that all of the rumors have been true – Gage has his fortune through his wife, but Wynter’s father is working against them to have the marriage annulled. In Medieval England, an annulled marriage is an act of God.
And, quite possibly, a death sentence for Gage.
Join Gage and Wynter on an impossible and thrilling adventure of tournament glory, passion, and the quest to bring the truth to light for a man who has been very badly slandered. In the end, it’s not the rumors or his prowess on the tournament field that define Gage de Reyne.
It’s the sacrifice he makes for the woman he loves.
Wynter's cold knight is anything but cold...
The de Reyne Domination Series
Guardian of Darkness
A Cold Wynter's Knight
The Fallen One (part of the Dragonblade series)
Note: The House of de Reyne is an older, powerful family, pre-dating the Normans. It is said their origins lie in the Visgoths, their rise to power sometime during the Age of Darkness.
It’s William de Wolfe’s (The Wolfe) eldest grandchild and namesake, William “Will” de Wolfe in an unconventional romance that is going to break your heart… and then put the pieces back together again. Welcome to the greatest de Wolfe Pack generation!
William “Will” de Wolfe has the weight of the entire de Wolfe empire weighing on him. Perfection is key. Living up to the grandfather he was named for has been something he’s had to deal with his entire life. But Will is strong, noble, true, and powerful… everything a man named William de Wolfe should be. Except he’s living through a personal tragedy no man should have to live through.
Will was very young when he married his wife, Lily de Lohr. As the great-granddaughter of Christopher de Lohr, the marriage forever linked the Houses of de Wolfe and de Lohr. The children born of the marriage are considered to have some of the finest bloodlines in England. But tragedy strikes when pregnant Lily is diagnosed with a terminal illness. And she wants to pick her husband’s next wife.
More than that, she wants him to fall in love with her.
When his dying wife plays matchmaker, how successful can the relationship be between Will and Adria de Geld, the daughter of a de Lohr ally? Lily is determined that Adria should replace her in Will’s heart and in his bed, something Adria is reluctant to do but she cannot help but feel the attraction to the handsome, tortured knight. She soon finds out that his torment is not only because of his dying wife, but because of a terrible secret that Lily hides. Will only found out by accident and it is that, more than anything, tearing him to pieces. A terrible secret that could tear apart two of England’s greatest families.
Can Adria and Will’s love take flight in spite of the dire circumstances? Or will Will’s torment overshadow a truly gifted, intelligent, and beautiful woman who has managed to fall in love with him?
De Wolfe Pack Generations/ Grandsons of de Wolfe series:
WolfeHeart (Markus de Wolfe)
WolfeStrike (Thomas “Tor” de Wolfe)
WolfeSword (Cassius de Wolfe)
WolfeBlade (Andreas de Wolfe)
WolfeLord (William “Will” de Wolfe)
WolfeShield (Ronan de Wolfe)
London will never be the same...
Mad King George III shocks Polite Society when he awards Cornish smuggler Sean Flynn, descended from an Irish pirate, an earldom and lands in Cornwall. Sean finds his mate in Lady Amy, the Duke of Savernake’s only daughter, who jilts her betrothed for the handsome and wealthy Earl of Sinbrook. The couple, favored by the king, become entrenched in the ton and have four sinfully handsome sons.
The eldest sons follow in their father’s footsteps in the thriving smuggling industry, which eventually becomes a legitimate shipping business. They make their fortunes and find proper English brides. But the younger sons, Rory and Aidan, want to be their own men and are determined to find their mates their way—by hook, crook, or scandal.
Enter the night of nights, the annual event Polite Society anticipates—the dazzling Stag Ball given by the Duke of Savernake himself.
Now, the Sinning Flynns have their hunting grounds... and the games begin.
The Sin Commandments by Kathryn Le Veque –
Rory Flynn is embittered by the Sinning Flynn’s reputation as a wealthy family from Irish stock, hated by the Ton but accepted because of their links to the Duke of Savernake.
The worst offender against his family is none other than the man his mother jilted those years ago, the Earl of Exford. He’s never forgiven Lady Sinbrook for her offense against him even though he managed to marry well. Knowing the earl and his daughter will be at the Stag Ball, Rory is determined to compromise the daughter to punish the earl for his sins against Lady Sinbrook. But what he didn’t count on was a chance encounter with a sweet, beautiful woman who pulls him off his quest.
As he goes in pursuit of Lady Edith “Edie” Rissington, Rory finds himself entrenched in a world where her secrets are darker than his own, and sins are something that can never be forgiven. Will Edie forgive him his family’s past – or can Rory forgive her for withholding hers?
One Magic Night by Alexa Aston -
Aidan Flynn isn’t a rogue, instead modeling himself after his grandfather, the Duke of Savernake, who will leave Larkhaven to Aidan—if he weds in the next two weeks.
Lady Larissa Warren’s amoral family has prevented her from making a suitable match. Now, her father has told her to find a husband at tonight’s annual Savernake Stag Ball—or she must wed the ancient Lord Langdon.
Aidan decides Larissa is the one, but she has no interest in marrying an infamous Sinning Flynn. Will Aidan convince Larissa he is nothing like his rakehell brothers and win the auburn-haired beauty’s hand?
Regency Historical Romance has never been so sinful - or so fun!
With dreams only of you...
Medieval England 1272 A.D.: Sir Eryx de Reyne has both Scots and English blood in him, and serves at Prudhoe Castle on the Scots border.
And that's where his destiny lies.
Cleaning up after a border skirmish along the ancient Roman wall, he chases some Scots into the ruins of a Mile Castle, an old Roman fort. After a brief battle, he is about to leave the ruined castle when he notices loose stones and the reflection of something metal. Pulling away the stones, he discovers an ancient Roman gladius.
The legend begins.
Eryx is very fond of a local lady but she’s also being heavily courted by his nemesis. Both Eryx and his nemesis are in on the raid and the nemesis is with Eryx when he discovers the sword. When Eryx declares he is going to give the lady his newly-found sword, the competition heats up and what was once a semi-friend contest soon becomes a deadly happening.
Lady Frederica “Freddie” de Titouan is a lovely, gentle lady and she is quite thrilled when Eryx presents her the ancient sword. Freddie rather likes the big, dark knight but the budding romance is interrupted by Eryx' nemesis. Two knights and one lady make recipe for disaster when the nemesis is able to blame Eryx for a terrible accident, attempting to sway Freddie against him.
With Dreams is the ultimate battle for the lady's hand in this tale of love, vengeance, and ultimately redemption.
(Note: this tale is a novella, originally part of the 'With Dreams Only Of You' USA bestselling bundle July 2015)
Five FULL LENGTH novels - over a thousand pages of Medieval pageantry from the Queen of Medieval Romance. Purchase the bundle to keep or read for FREE in Kindle Unlimited!
Brides in the Anarchy (and post-Anarchy) of Medieval England weren't shrinking violets. They fought battles, managed castles, managed their men, and shaped a nation. They were formidable in so many ways, but to the men in their lives, they were the rock that kept them sane and strong. These brides were fearsome not only in their fortitude, but in their hearts as well, and the love of a strong woman was something all great men dreamt of.
This bundle contains:
- While Angels Slept - A wife loses her husband in the Anarchy, but gains the love of her life.
- Vestiges of Valor - A bride finds an unexpected husband involved in an incident that will shape the course of England.
- The Promise - A sweeping epic romance post-Anarchy, full of hope for the future. When a promise is the only thing that matters.
- Shield of Kronos - Post-Anarchy romance of England after Henry II takes the throne. A royal knight falls for a woman who is the target of royal relation... and only means to do her harm.
- Realm of Angels - A knight makes a terrible decision that costs him... or will true love forgive him?
Get this limited edition collection while you can - and read for FREE IN KINDLE UNLIMITED!
Love Scotland? Highlanders? Great adventures? Then this is the bundle for you!
Welcome to this grand collection of some of Kathryn Le Veque's bestselling novels. Add this collection to your Kindle library or read for FREE in Kindle Unlimited!
Escape to a land where the lasses are fair and fiery, where the lords are strong and noble, and the lovers are passionate and true. All of these elements combine into a great new collection of novels of some of Le Veque's most romantic tales. Medieval England and Scotland have never been so adventurous or so passionate.
This collection includes:
Guardian of Darkness - A fiery Scots lass goes head to head with a cold English knight. Can she warm him before he freezes her out?
DarkWolfe - A powerful Scots warrior woman against a de Wolfe son in this battle-centric romance.
The Best Is Yet to Be - When a Scots grandmother and her ages-old English nemesis get together, old memories of love and romance reawakened in this delightful silver-fox romance.
The Red Lion - A Highlander and a Welsh warrior lass find romance and intrigue.
Bonus novella: The Jewel's Embrace - An English knight finds an unexpected Scots bride - and a humorous adventure!
Get your copy of this limited edition collection before it's gone!