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One Night of Love & The Hobgoblin

It’s the month of witches, ghost and goblins and to celebrate this spooky month I’ve decided to dust the cobwebs off an old short story of mine and post it in installments throughout October.

So, starting Thursday, Oct. 8, I will post the first installment of One Night of Love & The Hobgoblin with installments to follow each Thursday until the last one is posted on Oct. 29.

DonnaFletcher_TheIrishDevil_200pxFor those unfamiliar with this story, it is about the hero & heroine from my book The Irish Devil…Eric & Faith.

So mark your calendar for each Thursday in October and don’t miss One Night of Love & The Hobgoblin!

Mystery Giveaway Revealed!

Congratulations to Lisa J winner of the Mystery Giveaway!!! Here’s what she won…a $25 Amazon Gift Card and The King’s Executioner, first book in the Pict King Series when it becomes available!

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Contest winner!

I am having difficulty getting in touch with the winner of the Mystery Giveaway.

Lisa J your email address keeps failing. Please get in touch with me directly at donna@donnafletcher.com. If I do not hear from Lisa J by Sunday, I will pick another winner on Monday!

So stay tuned to find out the contents of the mystery giveaway!



Mystery Giveaway

To kickoff the new Pict King Series, I’m holding a Mystery Giveaway! You could win a copy of The King’s Executioner or an Amazon Gift Card or both. You won’t find out until the winner is chosen. To enter the giveaway, leave a comment on the new series in the comment box. The Mystery Giveaway will run through September with the winner being announced Oct.1, 2015. The winner will be chosen through Random.org

All those who have already left a comment in the Look What’s Coming Next blog post are already entered in the contest and do not have to leave another comment.

Also if you want to be privy to excerpts, announcements before they appear on my website, book releases, and special giveaways for Donna’s Alert List subscribers only then sign up for Donna’s Alert List at the top right of this page.

Take a chance for the Mystery Giveaway, there’s no telling what you will win!

Look what’s coming next!

The Pict King Series

The King’s Executioner, Book 1 Tentative release date late Dec. 2015 or early Jan. 2016

The King’s Warrior, Book 2

The King & His Queen, Book 3


The Picts were known as the ‘painted people’.  Since little was chronicled about them, mystery and myth surround them, leaving my imagination to run wild.  Though, there is a legend that fits the King who introduced himself to me and demanded I tell his story.

The legend says the first Pict King reigned for 100 years and he had seven sons and they spread out across the land that eventually became Alba and then Scotland. So journey with me back to the Early Middle Ages to a people that were barbarians to some, but to others they were mighty warriors, their honed bodies tattooed with symbols of importance and protection. To a people who were skilled craftsmen, builders, farmers, healers, and much more.

Journey with me to Pictland and meet the mighty King Talon…

babbling brook St. Kevin Monastic Site gelndalough Ireland 2013It is said the land is thick with woods that are magical and rolling hills covered in purple heather are everywhere. Lochs, streams, and seas run plentiful with fish and other creatures, and the sacred mist holds the mountain tops captive, freeing them briefly only now and again.

One man reigns over it all…King Talon. It is said that he can tame the wild beasts, calm the angry seas, and make the land tremble in fear when he walks upon it.

Relative peace prevails because of him, though there are some who seek to dethrone him. So far, they have not succeeded. King Talon conquers all in his path. Some believe he has struck a deal with evil while others insist that evil wants no part of him. Others claim he was sent from the Heavens, for only the Mighty One could create such fine features.

Men respect him and come from all regions to serve as one of his warriors—if accepted. And as for women, there is not a single woman who can satisfy him or touch his heart.

More importantly, however, is his legacy. He wants sons to send throughout the land so that when the tribes unite and form one powerful homeland, his blood will run through the man who unites them all. But the task of finding a wife who will give him many sons is proving difficult. After two childless marriages, tongues whisper that the mighty King is not capable of fathering a child. King Talon will soon silence the wagging tongues, for he will let nothing stop him from finding a child-bearing wife and securing his place in history.


The King’s Executioner

Book 1

The Pict King Series

Talon, King of the Picts, has entered into an agreement with Cathbad, overlord of the western region to wed his daughter Anin. Blyth, Anin’s mother, has given her husband four fine sons and King Talon hopes Anin will do the same for him. Unfortunately, Anin’s mother wants no part of the agreement. She intends for her daughter to live a pious life, free of a husband’s dictates, which is why she sent Anin away as soon as she learned of the marriage agreement. No amount of threats or persuasion will make Blyth confess her daughter’s whereabouts and so King Talon sends the one man he knows who can make the woman talk and bring Anin to him…his executioner.


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To kickoff the new series, I’m holding a Mystery Giveaway! You could win a copy of The King’s Executioner or an Amazon Gift Card or both. You won’t find out until the winner is chosen. To enter the giveaway, leave a comment on the new series in the comment box. The Mystery Giveaway will run through September with the winner being announced Oct.1, 2015. The winner will be chosen through Random.com

Good luck all and look for more updates on The Pict King Series!

Brief excerpt Highlander’s Promise

narrow passage to dungeonDawn did not waste a minute. She kept her steps light as she walked along the stone hallway, keeping close to the wall and the shadows. It was not difficult to stay in the shadows since the wall torches let off little light. When she reached a staircase that joined another, she recognized where she was and took the steps carefully. And just as carefully and quietly, she made her way through the passageway that held the four cells, two on either side that she had seen when first she came this way. She did not want to think of the poor souls that were locked behind the doors. There was nothing she could do for them. She was here for Cree.

She reached the second staircase and her thumping heart began to pound madly in her chest. Soon, very soon she would be with Cree again and this time he would leave with her. Footfalls suddenly approached and she braced herself against the dank wall, letting the darkest shadow she could find consume her.

The footfalls grew louder and in a few seconds a guard walked past her, so close that she feared he would be able to smell her, but then the already foul odor in the air no doubt helped to disguise her own unpleasant scent.

Once he passed by her, his footfalls no longer heard, she hurried to the lone cell and gently shoved the key in the lock, opened the door, and slipped in, closing the door behind her.

An arm snagged her around the waist and yanked her back against a hard chest while a harsh whisper sounded in her ear, “You disobey me yet again.”


Available end of August!


Cover Reveal for Highlander’s Promise A Cree & Dawn Short Story #2

DonnaFletcher_HighlandersPromise_200pxIn the morning, Cree will leave on a mission for the King, so the couple make the most of the last night they have together until he returns. He promises Dawn that all will go well and he will return safely to her.

Dawn nearly collapses when she receives word that Cree has been imprisoned, falsely accused of a crime. Sloan and Cree’s warriors will do their best to attempt to free him, but with Cree being held in an impenetrable dungeon the prospect of freeing him appears doubtful.

Dawn’s heart breaks at the thought that she may never see her husband again. And so her decision is an easy one…she will go rescue him.


Available late August!

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I have a question, though it’s more of a dilemma and I need your help. It’s about Vikings vs Highlanders. I planned on doing a Viking trilogy next, but two Highlanders recently introduced themselves and warned me about the third one and naturally they have me intrigued. So, I’m asking all of you…what trilogy do you want to see from me next, Vikings or Highlanders?

Leave your response in the comment box or go to my author Facebook page and leave your choice there.

Thanks for the help! :)