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I've been reading an amazing historical fantasy romance read by author MC Halliday. I had the joy of finding her books at a previous publisher a year or so ago with I CAME UP THE STAIRS, a historical regency romance. This book had me captivated by her writing voice and an absorbing read set in London. I'm just so looking forward to more in this series. I hope this book gets re-released so that others can have the joy of reading this and more from that series. Author MC Halliday has this historical fantasy romance book, THE KING'S DAUGHTER, available through Samhain Publishing both in E-Book and Print. Below will be info on on to obtain the book as well as the author's site. Even with the first paragraph of this book, this author just pulled me right in, even the first sentence: "My father, I will honor your pledge of my betrothal." Magaith, the heroine of this story, had been betrothed to the King of Connacht. She does not want this marriage but they've been battling with this king's clan and it was seen to be the only way to bring peace among Connacht and Munster, was to have this marriage. King Muster is Magaith's father. Even her father is not happy with having to force this betrothal. Secretly, Magaith is in love with her protector, a knight named Sygtryg. I fell in love with Sygtryg on the first page! He's a hero that so strong to his King as well as to Magaith. He had to fight so much internally, I was teary eyed often. Magaith too was a heroine that had a beautiful love for Sygtryg and too had a great respect for him. I know I use the word 'battle' alot but it does explain the internal conflicts they both had to endear. As he brings her, traveling to Connacht, she opens up to her love for him and they give in to their passion for each other as they also battle so much on this journey with magic, wizards, witches, and their love for one another! Gosh, there were times I thought those tears fell from me from all they endured. As Sygtryg fought emotionally too for his passion for Magaith, she did everything on this trip to fight for him from the tragedies that they both faced. THE KING'S DAUGHTER was a fantasy that the author, MC Halliday, so smoothly, elegantly and beautifully wrote!!! I could fall into this book without having to look back to understand this world the author wrote. Everything was explained but in a way that it flowed right into the story. I think too, MC's voice in her writing is also one that makes this story so visual, so real, makes it as watching this all unfold. I so recommend this book for those who love reading fantasy romance to those who haven't and want to try it, will be wanting to read more of MC's. I do hope there are more fantasy romances in the near future from MC Halliday. There's so much more of this story for you to read! Go below here to find the links for getting this book. Thanks again to MC Halliday for a wonderful read!
A really interesting set of short stores all set in (obviously) the wildnerness of Wyoming. Perhaps I had just heard too much about her writing after Brokeback Moutain, but this didn't really do much for me. Quite a bit of really dysfunctional sex and (sexuality aside) broken characters - people who have little to nothing to live for and exist in a state of banality. Not fun. It does show that she has quite the hand at creating vivid characters (even if I didn't like them much) and I'd like to read more of her work that's less, well, dysfunctional.