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5+ stars for The Scottish Selkie by Cornelia Amiri #historicalfantasyromance #fantasyromance #99c

Title: The Scottish Selkie

Author: Cornelia Amiri

Genre: Historical Fantasy Romance

Book Blurb:

A mysterious, dark warrior, a fiery Pict Princess, and the shadowy secret standing between them.

A fiery Pict Princess, Bethoc, aims her bow at King Kenneth MacAlpin but misses. To save her life, she is forced to wed the King's cousin, Malcolm. Just as the Scot warrior and the Pict princess begin to forge a bond, Malcolm must reveal his incredible secret and choose between two worlds: one with Bethoc or one without.

My Review:

Can a Scottish warrior with a dark secret secure the love of a Pict princess? Like something written from a long time ago, The Scottish Selkie brings to life ancient druid lore with breathtaking descriptive narration, intricate world building, raw emotion, and characters so vibrant, they leap off the page. The Scottish Selkie is an unforgettable read.

It starts and ends with the world-building. Cornelia Amiri is a gifted writer who writes fantasy romance like none other. Her secret lies in her world-building. She takes bits and pieces from Scottish history and mythology, blends it with her own imagination to create an all-encompassing story. The world-building is immersive and well-written. I was so wrapped up in the story, I didn’t want to leave.

The characters are so engaging, I connected with them right away. Their interactions with each other creates a triangle, but not a love triangle. There’s a lot of emotion going on which only made me love them more. Malcolm’s dark secret propels the plot and will keep you guessing.

The romance starts off as enemies to lovers but quickly developed into something much more complex. Forced to marry, it took some time for Bethoc and Malcolm to build trust and love. The romance is written with an expert hand, and I truly enjoyed it.

If you’re a romance reader, pick up The Scottish Selkie. It’s a remarkable story set in majestic Scotland. Highly recommend!

My Rating: 5+ stars

Buy it Now:

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Author Biography:

I was introduced through books, to the woman who became my favorite historical character, Boudica. The Celtic Warrior Queen made me start writing professionally. I love history and in reading a book about the dark ages, I came across the rebel queen. She inspired me so much, I started jotting down notes, but they were fiction, visions of me involved in the Boudica revolt. Before I knew it, I had accidentally written a rough draft for a novel. And I've been writing books on purpose ever since. Drawing on my love of a happy ending I have currently penned over 30 published romance books.

Now, for the more mundane stuff. I and my muse, Severus the Cat, live amid the hustle and bustle of humid Houston, Texas. When not writing, I love to read, watch movies, and attend comic cons. I'm currently working on a sequel to Rare Finds and a sequel to The Brass Octopus, which I am renaming and republishing as The Librarian and the Rake.

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Reviewed by: Nancy


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