Friday, March 20, 2009

A Band of Roses
by Pat McDermott

Irish kings still rule the Emerald Isle—and a princess is in trouble . . .

Ancient Irish traditions remain strong in a world where High King Brian Boru survived the Battle of Clontarf and established a dynasty that rules Ireland to this day. When greed for oil prompts England’s Regent to claim an Irish island in the North Atlantic, Ireland’s Crown Princess Talty becomes a pawn in a murderous plot to seize the throne of England.

From Japan to California to an eleventh century Ireland preparing for the Battle of Clontarf, Talty must hide her true identity, though she can’t hide her ingrained training as a member of the Fianna: the warriors who guard the Kingdom of Ireland. She brings home a discovery worth more than any oil well, yet all she wants is to return to her family and Neil Boru, the adoptive cousin she secretly loves and cannot have—or so she thinks. Neil has a secret of his own, one that emerges as the Boru clan works with MI6 to thwart an invasion of Ireland and bring Talty home.

Available from Red Rose Publishing.

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  1. I read A Band of Roses. Couldn't stop turning the pages. Great action, great story. Even the romance was great! Mike in NH

  2. Ms. McDermott weaves a fascinating tale of fiction, fantasy and intrigue. Her eloquent descriptions of today's Ireland capture the imagination as well as her depictions of otherworldly locales. I'd love to visit both!

  3. What a Paige Turner! Lots of action and adventure - in and out of the bedroom!!!

  4. A fascinating read from a talented new writer. The story is not only rich in history, but a beautiful, enthralling love story as well.
    Is there a sequel coming, Ms. McDermott?
    Patrice Wilton

  5. There is a sequel coming, Ms. Wilton. Fiery Roses is coming soon from Red Rose Publishing. Thank you for asking. Pat McD.


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