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Linda Acaster fell into writing historical romances on being offered a publishing contract after winning a competition. She has a love of accessible historical detail, and her novels have the early whisper of a thriller about them. She is happy to be able to offer some to a new readership via ebooks. Please right-click on the covers for more information and a reading sample. Buying links to all formats are on the right. Enjoy!

BENEATH THE SHINING MOUNTAINS - rights-reverted print novel
Genre: Historical Romantic Suspense
Heat level 'sweet/sensual', 86,000 words: $2.99 / £1.92
Now back out in paperback: 275pp rrp $13.99 / £8.99

1830s Northern Plains of America. Among the Apsaroke Crow people Moon Hawk yearns for the love of Winter Man, but why would a man with so many lovers want to take a wife? Her wry challenge to his virility captures Winter Man's attention and starts a game of tease and spar that threatens devastating consequences to her family and to Winter Man. A story of honour among rival warrior societies, and one woman's determination to wed the man of her dreams.

For many years Linda Acaster was a member of the UK Northern Plains Peoples re-enactment group, giving talks to schools and community groups. Beneath The Shining Mountains was written from her research and enthusiasm for a way of life now passed.

The ebook also contains a 7,000 word excerpt from Hostage of the Heart


HOSTAGE OF THE HEART - rights-reverted print novel
Genre: Mediaeval Romantic Suspense
Heat level 'sweet', 71,000 words: $2.99 / £1.92

September 1066: the northern militia has been raised to support the new English king, leaving the Welsh marches dangerously unprotected. Rhodri ap Hywel sweeps down the valley to reclaim by force stolen lands, taking the Saxon Lady Dena as a battle hostage.

But who is the more barbaric: a man who protects his people by the strength of his sword-arm, or Dena’s kinsfolk who swear fealty to a canon of falsehoods and refuse to pay her ransom? Betrayed as worthless, can she place her trust, and her life, in the hands of a warrior-knight shielding dark secrets of his own? And when the tables are turned, where dare she stand?

This ebook also includes additional material:
5,000 word excerpt from Beneath The Shining Mountains