The Stelton Legacy: A family's pursuit to end a centuries old curse by @RuthACasie #historicalromance #historicalfantasy

December 18, 2018

 

I love reading a series, possibly because when I finish reading a story I don’t really want to say good-bye to the characters. I know their deepest darkest secrets, root them on through their struggle, yell at them when they make the wrong decision, and celebrate—cheer them on—through their happily ever after.

 

I knew when I wrote The Guardian’s Witch it would be the first book in a series. Here is an overview of the legacy:

 

Thirteen hundred years ago, in a time of mist and magic, a feud between two rival chieftains, Tannin the Hawk and William the Brave turned deadly. Tannin was a mean spirited ruthless man. William was courageous, selfless, brave, and honorable. He was the proud seventh son of a seventh son. A rarity indeed, but one that happened in his family line from time to time.

 

Some think it was a disagreement over land rights. Others say a woman was involved. Who’s to say how it started or why? Tannin, in a fit of anger, wiggled his fingers and chanted the words that levied a curse on William. For all eternity every son born to William the Brave would bear one of the deadly sins.

 

William worked tirelessly, but in the end he was not able to undo Tannin’s words completely. The curse would not fall on every son but rather on the seven sons of a seventh son. To end the curse, each of these brothers would be given the opportunity to combat their sin and rise above it. Only when all have succeeded would William have one chance to vanquish Tannin and end the curse forever.

 

As the centuries progressed, many a seventh son and his brothers tried to overcome their sins but the curse remains unbroken and over time the particulars of the curse were lost. It will take one very special woman to work with the right seventh son to put the pieces together and end the curse forever.

 

 

Lord Alex Stelton can't resist a challenge, especially one with a prize like this: protect a castle on the Scottish border for a year, and it's his. Desperate for land of his own, he'll do anything to win the estate—even enter a proxy marriage to Lady Lisbeth Reynolds, the rumored witch who lives there.             

 

Feared and scorned for her second sight, Lisbeth swore she'd never marry, but she is drawn to the handsome, confident Alex. She sees great love with him but fears what he would think of her gift and her visions of a traitor in their midst.

 

Despite his own vow never to fall in love, Alex can't get the alluring Lisbeth out of his mind and is driven to protect her when attacks begin on the border. But as her visions of danger intensify, Lisbeth knows it is she who must protect him. Realizing they'll secure their future only by facing the threat together, she must choose between keeping her magic a secret and losing the man she loves.

 

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The Maxwell’s Caerlaverock Castle, on the Scottish border is in an uproar. Traitors, deception, murders and ghosts run rampant. The crops have failed and the granaries set ablaze. Rumors fly when servants Evan and his bride-to-be, Angel are found murdered and Evan’s ghost haunts the castle. Did Evan kill Angel then take his own life? Sonia, a young cook is sure everyone has it wrong. The ghost haunts the castle seeking justice. She will move heaven and earth to get to the truth, but she is helpless.

 

Laura Reynolds travels from England to her cousin, The Maxwell’s castle to put Evan’s ghost to rest. She has one week to complete the task or Evan’s ghost is doomed to haunt the castle forever. The Maxwell, while he loves his cousin, doubts her sorceress ways and has more important issues at hand, a traitor in their midst.

 

Jamie Maxwell Collins has finished his service to The Maxwell and eager for his promised farm. While long-time friends with Laura, he has little patience for her sorcery, but in order to get his farm The Maxwell requires Jamie protect and help her. Will Sonia’s information tip the scales and help them find the true murderer and bring justice to Evan and Angel? Will Sonia’s insight help Laura and Jamie realize their destinies are intertwined with hidden passions? All is in jeopardy when Laura becomes the murderer’s next target. Jamie will find he needs more than ghostly assistance to save Laura and realize they have a love that will last for eternity.

 

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Laura Reynolds and long-time friend of Jamie Maxwell Collins are in love. She adores his playful sense of humor, caring nature as well as his strong sense of honor. They have known each other from the time Jamie trained with her older brother at their home on the English side of Scottish border. Jamie has become an excellent soldier except he won’t fight and while she knows him well, she has no idea why.

 

Jamie Maxwell Collins lives on the Scottish side of the border. Carefree and open, he hides a dark secret so powerful it could destroy his family and those he cares for. He can’t involve Laura in this deception. He mustn’t give her hope for a future together. Instead, he ends their relationship.

 

While visiting Jamie’s uncle, Laura stumbles upon Jamie’s secret, but has nowhere to turn. The only person with the answer, her brother is gone, killed on a Welsh battlefield. In her heart of hearts she knows Jamie is innocent. Their relationship in tatters and with no hope of reconciliation, she plays a deadly game to find a way to exonerate Jamie even though it means agreeing to a political marriage. She has no idea the entire game has been orchestrated by her future husband, Jamie’s greatest enemy.

 

Currently Available

 

 

Wesley Reynolds will do anything to avenge his family’s banishment from Dundhragon Castle even throw in with the notorious pirate, MacAlpin. His plan, ruin Lord Ewan’s trading network. He has a more devious plan for his father’s ‘best friend,’ the man who abandoned them at the eleventh hour. He’ll ruin the man’s most precious jewel, his daughter Darla. Wesley’s so close to ruining the trade network and succeeding he can almost taste it, but revenge is not nearly as sweet as Darla’s kisses.

 

Darla Maxwell, beloved by her parents has no prospects of marriage. Her father and Lord Ewan search to find her the right husband. Darla’s special gifts are frightening to many. She has visions that often come true. The murky image of a man haunts her, she’s sure it’s Lord Ewan’s soon-to-be son-in-law, but the vision morphs when she meets Wesley. The meaning couldn’t be any clearer to her, her destiny lies with Wesley.

 

When revelations surface indicating Wesley has been deceived and his revenge misplaced. Will he find the truth of what really happened to his family in time to stop the pirates? Will Darla ever forgive him? Will he ever forgive himself?

 

This is a cross over book that is part of the Pirates of Britannia, a series by Eliza Knight and Kathryn LeVeque

 

Available February 12, 2019

 

 

Cameron Stelton, the sixth son of Lord Philip and Lady Celeste Stelton, is hard working, fun loving, and downright envious. There are times when he wants what you have and times when he doesn’t want you to have anything. Cameron’s envious temperament gets in the way. Always trying to fit in with his brothers, he’s always felt the outsider.

 

Lady Barbara is a fine upstanding woman. She’s beautiful and intelligent. She fell in love with Cameron the first time she saw him in court.

 

Cameron must overcome his sinful envy, not only in his quest to free his family from the curse, but to free himself. Can Barbara teach him that love and kindness is the way to salvation before he destroys both of them?

 

Available May, 2019

 

 

A story about the twin Stelton sisters, Morgan and Mary Margaret and their struggle to find one of the missing artifacts needed to resolve the curse.

 

This is a cross over book that is part of the Pirates of Britannia, a series by Eliza Knight and Kathryn LeVeque

 

Available July 30, 2019

 

Get ready. There are five other brothers. Their stories won’t be far behind!

 

 

Author Biography:

RUTH A. CASIE is a USA Today bestselling author of historical swashbuckling action-adventures and contemporary romance with enough action to keep you turning pages. Her stories feature strong women and the men who deserve them, endearing flaws and all. She lives in New Jersey with her hero, three empty bedrooms and a growing number of incomplete counted cross-stitch projects. Before she found her voice, she was a speech therapist (pun intended), client liaison for a corrugated manufacturer, and vice president at an international bank where she was a product/ marketing manager, but her favorite job is the one she’s doing now—writing romance. She hopes her stories become your favorite adventures. For more information, please visit www.RuthACasie.com or visit her on Facebook, @RuthACasie, Twitter, @RuthACasie, or Pinterest RuthACasie.

 

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