Romance novels and novellas published by ODONNELL BOOKS
Willow by Laurel O'Donnell (Beauties with Blades Book 3)
Could she ever trust him after he broke her heart? Will he pick her over his loyalty to the Templar Knights? Can they find the love they once shared?
It is Willow Hawke’s fault her sister is in peril. Charismatic and beautiful, she has always been able to get what she wants from men. All of them but one. When he returns, she wants to punish him for leaving her and lifts a book from him. But she never imagines the consequences of her action nor the adventure she will be swept up in.
Ridiculed by his father, mocked by his brother, Christian Sterling searches for a family to belong to. He believes he found it in the Templar Knights. Tasked by the Grandmaster with delivering a book to a monk, Christian is angered when Willow steals it. With dangerous men searching for it, Christian knows he must find the book and prevent it from falling into the wrong hands.
Thrown together, they must run from bounty hunters, traitors, and mercenaries all searching for the book. The betrayal runs much deeper than they think. Can Willow and Christian trust each other enough to fall in love again?
Raven by Laurel O'Donnell (Beauties with Blades Book 2)
A woman bent on revenge. A man determined to keep a promise. Can love mend their tormented spirits?
Raven Hawke is separated from her sisters. When her father is killed, she is devastated and alone. The only thing she can think of doing is seeking revenge on the man who killed him. But she doesn’t realize to complete her goal, she will have to give up her soul.
When his friend dies, Sir Landyn of Winchester vows to him that he will care for his daughter and make sure she is safe. He recognizes the path she is on, having felt the same need for revenge in the past. He knows she is on a deadly course that can only lead to her destruction.
Will Landyn follow her down this dark path or will his love for her be enough to heal her broken heart?
Sage by Laurel O'Donnell (Beauties with Blades Book 1)
The greatest treasure for her was to read, until she fell in love.
Sage Hawke feels there is more to life than training with swords. Throughout her life, she has wanted to learn to read, believing knowledge is power, but the only power her family believes in is the edge of a blade. When a mysterious book is found, a book written with a secret code, Sage’s sisters turn to her for answers.
Charged by his cousin with retrieving the book, Marcus de Nogaret takes his mission seriously. When he learns the book contains a secret code, he kidnaps a woman he believes can decipher its secrets, hoping he will be well rewarded when he reveals the book’s mysteries.
Each turn is fraught with danger as Sage and Marcus learn that others are after the book and will kill to possess it.
Can Sage and Marcus work together to figure out what secrets the book holds and why men are willing to kill for this book, or will they discover love is a more powerful treasure?
The Hawke sisters are far from typical women. Raised by their father the legendary John Hawke, the girls are taught how to fight with swords, how to survive in a man’s world, and above all how to protect the family. They are Beauties with Blades.
Come along on their adventures as these bold and brave women save innocents, discover secrets, and fall in love.
My Victorious Knight by Laurel O'Donnell (Midsummer Knights Book 5)
She desired only one kiss, but what she received was so much more!
Having grown up under his father’s constant ridicule, Sir Julian of Helmsley is determined to be the best knight in the land. When he finally saves enough coin to enter a grand tournament and face the undefeated champion, he is confident he will win and prove to all, including his father, he is not worthless.
Lady Elora of Kingston knows her place, her duty. She is destined to marry a man she hardly knows and certainly does not love. Before she weds, Elora wants to experience real passion. Just one kiss. One magical kiss. What she doesn’t realize is that one kiss will change her life forever.
When Julian meets Lady Elora, the sister of the undefeated champion, he becomes embroiled in two battles, one for his personal glory and one for his heart, with the outcomes of both very much in peril.
My Victorius Knight is one of seven books in the Midsummer Knight series that features seven different love stories centered around one exciting tournament!
A Midsummer Knights Series
Summer, 1193. England is in turmoil, and a great tournament is scheduled near the border of Scotland and England. The greatest knights and lords from England, Scotland, Ireland, and France have gathered to compete for a great prize. There will be celebrations and jousts and feasting. It will an exhibition of chivalry and warrior skills, a breeding ground for treason…and for love.
Other books in the series:
Forbidden Warrior by Kris Kennedy — April 14
The Highlander’s Lady Knight by Madeline Martin — April 28
The Highlander’s Dare by Eliza Knight — May 12
The Highland Knight’s Revenge by Lori Ann Bailey — May 26
My Victorious Knight by Laurel O’Donnell — June 9
An Outlaw’s Honor by Terri Brisbin — June 23
Never If Not Now by Madeline Hunter — July 7
A Knight Before Christmas by Laurel O'Donnell
A Historical Romance Novella
Will the Yuletide bring a miracle or spell doom for their love?
Blamed by her father for her twin sister’s death on Christmas Eve, Lady Eve Chandos agrees to marry a man she does not love to please him and appease his years of wrath. Betrayed by his brother at an early age, Sir Gabriel Bedford decides it is time to make amends and attends his brother’s marriage, but he is unprepared for the beauty Lady Eve has grown into and the attraction that quickly sparks between them.
As Christmas approaches, can Eve and Gabriel find the happiness they seek, or will the secrets of their past doom them to remain apart forever?
A Knight With Mercy by Laurel O'Donnell
Book Two in the Assassin Knights series
A desperate mother. An injured knight. What will it take to save a child?
Mercy Brooker has lost so much. Her husband died two years ago and she has taken his place as the town’s healer. She has raised her beloved son by herself. Now, he turns five summers in just a few weeks and this strikes terror in her heart. One by one at the age of five, the boys of the village are taken from their families by the church to work for God, never to be seen again. Mercy will do anything to protect her child.
Sir Richard le Breton is attacked by a group of townsmen but is saved by an angel. Battered and bruised, he cannot remember his past and is desperate to learn why he was set upon. As the time passes, he finds himself drawn to the woman caring for him. When she asks him to save her and her son, how can he refuse?
Will the dark deeds of Richard’s past doom their growing love? Can they work together and save the innocent boy?
A Knight Amid Thorns by Laurel O'Donnell
“He who dares not grasp the thorn should never crave the rose.” – Anne Bronte
The blooming of the rare and mysterious blue rose heralds great change, for when the buds open to full blossom enemies become lovers. Some fear this omen, some desire it. All respect it. Discover the power–and the promise–of the blue rose for yourself.
When the murderer of her brother is welcomed into her castle as a friend, Lady Ella Rames vows to make his life as miserable as hers and to avenge her brother. Struggling to fulfill an oath and find the elusive blue rose, Sir Graden Dumount’s final hope rests with a woman who despises him. Can Ella and Graden overcome their animosity and let the power of the blue rose heal them and turn enemies into lovers?
A Knight's Protection by Laurel O'Donnell
A fabulous treasure. A kind healer. A troubled lord. Together, can they prevent the Templar treasure from falling into the wrong hands?
This story is a novella.
A healer and outcast, Lia discovers a dying Templar knight who entrusts her with an important treasure and elicits her promise to protect it.
Kade de Claremont returns home upon news of his mother’s death only to find his father is searching for a mythical treasure.
Lia and Kade must join together to keep the treasure from his father, but secrets and trust come between them to sabotage their growing attraction.
Legends of Medieval Romance by Laurel O'Donnell
The Complete Angel’s Assassin Trilogy!
Legends of Medieval Romance includes:
Cherished Protector of Her Heart
Beloved in His Eyes
Beloved in His Eyes by Laurel O'Donnell
A Medieval Romance novel – part of the Angel’s Assassin series!
Having grown up as a slave, Gawyn is finally free to live the life he wants. As captain of the guard, he serves his brother, Lord Damien, faithfully and loyally. There is nothing he would not do for him or for the city of Acquitaine. When Damien becomes suspicious of a farm girl, he sends Gawyn to discover what she knows about their past, a past that must remain secret.
Justina Auber is a farm girl, raised by a father who was killed by an assassin. She never expects to come face to face with her father’s killer. Now, she must protect her younger brother from the very man who took her father from her.
When Gawyn meets Justina, he is instantly attracted to her wit and beauty. As he attempts to find out what she knows about his family’s dark past, he finds himself falling for her. Will his loyalty to his brother demand Justina’s death or will Gawyn betray his brother to save the woman he is falling in love with?
The Bravest of Them All by Laurel O'Donnell
A Medieval Romance novella
All her life, NESSA has idolized her older sister, Melwyn, following in her footsteps, doing what she did. When Nessa falls in love with her sister’s betrothed, she is willing to sacrifice her own feelings to ensure Melwyn’s happiness.
LUKE OF BRACKLEY has vowed to protect the innocent, including his lord’s daughters. Betrothed to Melwyn, Luke always believed his future lay in her arms. When he discovers Nessa has been kidnapped by an enemy, he risks everything to save her.
Will Nessa be able to keep her love for Luke a secret even as her heart breaks?
A Knight With Grace by Laurel O'Donnell
Book One in the Assassin Knights series
Lady Grace Willoughby defies her father’s orders to marry Sir William de Tracy and escapes with a friend. She has no intention of wedding a cursed man, a man ostracized from the church, a man who would only doom any future children they might have to the fires of Hell. She prays for a knight to rescue her.
Excommunicated and outcast for a horrible crime in his past, Sir William de Tracy searches for forgiveness. Marriage has never crossed his mind until Lord Willoughby commissions him to retrieve his fleeing daughter and honor the dying wish of his father by marrying Grace.
But things are not as they seem. And when an assassin tries to kill Grace, William must choose between his soul and the woman he has come to love. Can William and Grace overcome their past and find the redemption and love both are so desperately seeking?
Heroic Tales of Medieval Romance by Laurel O'Donnell
This is a set of 4 full-length medieval romance novels written by Best-Selling Medieval Romance Author Laurel O’Donnell.
Heroic Tales of Medieval Romance includes:
My Noble Knight
The Lady and the Falconer
A Knight of Honor
The Angel and the Prince by Laurel O'Donnell
In this exciting medieval romance, the French lady knight known as the Angel of Death wages a battle of wills and desires against her dreaded enemy — the English warrior known as the Prince of Darkness.
Ryen De Bouriez is a French warrior, dedicated to protecting her country against the hated English. In place of glittering ball gowns, she wears shining armor. Instead of practicing the gentler arts, she wields a sword. Those who whisper her name in fear and awe call her the Angel of Death.
Bryce Princeton is the Prince of Darkness, an English knight sent by his king to find and destroy their most hated adversary — the Angel of Death. Little does he know that his enemy is no man at all, but a beautiful woman who will challenge his heart and honor at every turn.
Forced to choose between love and honor, the Angel and the Prince wage a battle of wills that challenges everything they have ever believed in.
The Angel and the Prince is also available as an Audiobook
My Noble Knight by Laurel O'Donnell
Layne Fletcher, the only girl in a family of three boys, has grown up learning to use a sword and joust, but she is not a knight. She and her brothers have been traveling from tourney to tourney to make enough coin to buy their own farm to shelter their ailing father. When her brother is found unconscious before an important tournament, Layne takes his place on the jousting field against…
Griffin Wolfe, the undefeated jousting champion. When he is unhorsed by a slip of a woman who is not a knight, he demands retribution. His honor will not allow him to let a woman be thrown in the dungeon and he has no choice but to pay her fine, ordering her to travel with him until her brothers can repay him. Griffin attempts to educate Layne in the art of being a woman, but finds he is attracted to her exciting personality and uncommon beauty despite her less than lady like ways.
But someone is trying to sabotage Griffin as he competes in the tournaments. Can Layne and Griffin discover who the culprit is while keeping their families safe and their growing attraction secret?
A Knight of Honor by Laurel O'Donnell
Taylor Sullivan is a raven-haired hellion fleeing the tragic flames that destroyed her family. She arms herself with a quick sword and a sharp tongue, hiring herself out as a mercenary, willing to do whatever it takes to survive.
Slane Donovan is a knight of honor, sworn to uphold his oath and his word. He seeks the woman who wears the Sullivan ring, determined to bring her back to Castle Donovan to fulfill a promise made to his brother.
When he finds the fierce young beauty, her sensual innocence enflames his heart, threatening to destroy the very essence of who he is and the vows he has sworn to uphold.
But there are others who seek the Sullivan woman as well, men who pose a far greater threat. Slane must protect his fiery mercenary companion from attacks, but can he protect himself from her undeniable charms?
The Lady and the Falconer by Laurel O'Donnell
Lady Solace Farindale
With her father at war and her stepmother ruling the castle with disinterest, Solace protects her people the best she can. When a neighboring lord lays siege to the castle, a threat on the lady’s life is discovered. She turns to a man she can’t resist, and puts her trust in a stranger who has captured her heart. Will she discover the secret this man holds before it is too late?
Tormented by guilt and a tragic past, Logan Grey has gained access to the castle disguised as a falconer. With only revenge on his mind, he has no time for the feisty beauty who has caught his eye. In a twist of fate, and a deadly betrayal, Logan must risk his life for the lady who ignited a passion more perilous than war.
Can love reign in a place where only hate ruled?
The Lady and the Falconer is an exciting medieval romance filled with action, intrigue, suspense and a desire that defies every sinister obstacle put in its path.
Angel's Assassin by Laurel O'Donnell
Damien is an assassin, a man with no home and a tortured past. Sold into slavery as a young boy, he is trained to kill with cold calculation, without remorse. As a reward for his ruthless success, he is given a chance to earn his freedom from his cruel master. One last mission. One final person to slay…
Lady Aurora of Acquitaine is the epitome of purity and goodness, beloved by all her people. She lives her life trying to atone for her mother’s cruelty by being a fair and just ruler. Secretly she fears that one day her mother’s murderer will return for her.
When Damien enters Aurora’s life, tempting her with promises of dark passion and forbidden lust, he threatens to tear her peaceful world apart with shadowy secrets of his own.
Can Aurora’s light heal Damien’s dark spirit or will his evil consume her? The eternal battle of good versus evil, love versus hate, dark versus light, all come to a shattering climax in this historical romance set in medieval England.
Cherished Protector of Heart by Laurel O'Donnell
This is a SHORT STORY. It continues the story of Damien and Aurora from ANGEL’S ASSASSIN.
The honored LADY of Acquitaine prepares for her upcoming marriage. Her BETROTHED battles the unwanted visitors that have come for more than just celebration. Will his past catch up to him and ruin all he has fought so hard to protect?
Note from the Author: “The characters in this story are the hero and heroine from my book Angel’s Assassin. I chose to elaborate on their story because I simply fell in love with them. So, I continued their story. I wanted to follow Damien and Aurora and see what other obstacles they still had to overcome. This story falls between the last chapter in ANGEL’S ASSASSIN and the Epilogue. If you’d like to know more about these characters, please pick up ANGEL’S ASSASSIN.”
Midnight Shadow by Laurel O'Donnell
When the unjust rules of a neighboring lord terrorize her friends, a LADY dons the mask and cloak of her childhood hero to right the wrongs and save them from oppression. Torn between the woman he longs to trust and the outlaw he has vowed to hang, a LORD vows to find the truth. Will a legendary hero find love in the arms of her enemy? MIDNIGHT SHADOW.
Lady Bria Delaney
Raised on the adventurous stories of the Midnight Shadow, Bria Delaney longs to wield a sword and fight against tyranny. When the unjust rules of a neighboring lord terrorize her friends, she dons the mask and cloak of her childhood hero to right the wrongs and save them from oppression. After encountering Lord Knowles, she is stunned to find her fierce attraction to the very enemy she has secretly promised to destroy.
Lord Terran Knowles
Accustomed to victory at tournament, Terran Knowles lives a life of luxury and ease. When he returns home and finds his coin has dwindled, he must turn to an old betrothal and its dowry to keep his coffers full. Adding to his financial woes, a thief known as the Midnight Shadow strikes his land at night, stealing his coin. His intended betrothed is a headstrong, beautiful woman who immediately intrigues him. Torn between the woman he longs to trust and the outlaw he has vowed to hang, Terran vows to find the truth.
Will the Midnight Shadow triumph over oppression? Can the heat of passion overcome the chill of suspicion? Will a legendary hero find love in the arms of her hated enemy?
Midnight Shadow is a medieval romance adventure filled with excitement and intrigue, secret identities and dangerous enemies, suspense and action, and an undeniable passion that rises above all fears.
Champion of the Heart by Laurel O'Donnelll
Fox Mercer vows revenge on those who unjustly stripped his father of his knighthood and his lands, including the Lady Jordan Ruvane whom he once called friend. Forced to abandon his rightful place in society, Fox becomes an outcast known as the Black Fox. He steals what he needs to live, hiding in the decaying ruins of a haunted castle he once called home, determined to one day regain what is rightfully his.
Lady Jordan Ruvane is the protector of the orphaned children of her village. When she loses one of her children because the Black Fox steals the medicinal herbs that would have saved the child, Jordan vows to capture her old childhood friend and bring him to justice.
In a twist of fate, Jordan is the one who becomes the captive. Old flames are ignited and an undeniable firestorm of buried passion is unleashed. But sinister secrets from their childhood are also revealed, threatening their future. Can Fox conquer the dark mystery of the past and truly become the champion of his lady’s heart?
Champion of the Heart is an exciting medieval romance filled with dark secrets and haunted castles, villainous betrayal and heartbreaking tragedy, honor and family loyalty — and a love that conquers all.
Mistletoe Magic by Laurel O'Donnell
Mistletoe Magic is a medieval romance novella.
A confident knight arrives home to find his childhood friend grown into much more than he remembered. The lady of the castle keeps a dangerous secret that threatens all she holds dear. Will Mistletoe Magic save them?
The Bride and the Brute by Laurel O'Donnell
The Bride and the Brute is a FREE medieval romance novella!
Jayce Cullen has been fighting her fear of thunder and lightning ever since she was a child, but nothing could have prepared her for the fury of her new husband.
Feeling deceived and betrayed into a loveless marriage, Lord Reese Harrington wants nothing to do with his new wife.
Trapped in a marriage with no escape, the beautiful young bride must battle the demons of her husband’s past and hope that she can weather the storm his brutish behavior unleashes.
Please note this ebook also contains several multi-chapter previews of medieval romance novels written by Laurel O’Donnell.
Immortal Death by Laurel O'Donnell
Jade Smith’s supernaturally fast ability to heal has made her a freak. After years of fearful reactions from others, she stays hidden in the shadows of life. The one thing that keeps her sane is her writing–and her wonderful Demetrius, an imaginary character she created in her online stories. But when Demetrius suddenly appears in her apartment, her life changes forever.
Demetrius Mercer is a fighter vampire for the de Nouviant family who spends his days hunting a rival vampire family for killing his beloved Rosaline. When he learns Jade Smith knows his life story and is publishing it on the Internet for all to see, he must uncover who she is and how she knows so much about his past–before she exposes him and endangers his entire family.
Will Jade’s abilities be enough to heal Demetrius’s scarred soul, or will he spend eternity alone in anguish?