His Forbidden Touch by Shelly Thacker
(Stolen Brides Series)

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She may never reach her royal wedding if she can't resist the rugged mercenary assigned to protect her.

Disgraced ex-knight Royce Saint-Michel was banished from his homeland because of an impulsive act that cost him all he held dear. Now, he has the chance to reclaim his birthright--if he agrees to protect a princess on a journey that may prove deadly to them both.

Royce must escort the lovely Princess Ciara across a war-torn land to her royal wedding... and ensure that she arrives untouched. The two set off alone on a treacherous journey through snowy mountain passes, but forbidden desire soon proves even more dangerous than the assassins on their trail. With the fate of two kingdoms hanging in the balance, will Royce and Ciara do as honor and duty demand... or surrender to the longing in their hearts?

"A fun and erotic 14th-century romp... loaded with non-stop adventure." - Publishers Weekly

"It is stories like this one that keep so many of us reading romances." - The Oakland Press

"Shelly Thacker has the gift of bringing readers straight into her adventurous, heart-pounding romances and keeping them highly entertained and completely captivated. This is an author who has made an indelible mark on romance. Exceptional. 4 1/2 stars (highest rating)." - Romantic Times

A full-length novel of 100,000 words
Adult content: steamy love scenes
Originally published by Avon Books

This Author's Preferred Edition e-book includes bonus content: "The Making of His Forbidden Touch: The Story Behind the Story."

The Stolen Brides Series: One falls through time and finds herself married to a dark stranger... one may never reach her royal wedding if she can't resist her rugged protector... one is abducted by a mysterious swordsman and swept away to a secret island paradise. Three regal brides are about to discover that falling in love with a warrior is the most dangerous adventure of all.

Each book in the Stolen Brides Series is a stand-alone novel, so you can enjoy them in any order.

Book 1: FOREVER HIS (Gaston and Celine)
Book 2: HIS FORBIDDEN TOUCH (Royce and Princess Ciara)
Book 3: HIS CAPTIVE BRIDE (Hauk and Avril)

Pre-order the next Stolen Brides book today and save! The upcoming prequel novel is now available at a special pre-order price: HIS STOLEN BRIDE (Darach and Laurien) ~ A bride is kidnapped on the morning of her royal wedding--by her groom's most dangerous enemy.

Also by Shelly Thacker
If you love alpha male heroes, romance edged with danger, and scorching love scenes, you won't want to miss any of Shelly's emotion-packed historical romance novels!
MIDNIGHT RAIDER - coming summer 2014

About Shelly Thacker

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 USA Today bestselling author Shelly Thacker has earned lavish praise from Publishers Weekly, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and The Oakland Press for her "innovative," "addictive," "steamy" and "powerful" historical romances. A two-time RWA RITA Award Finalist, Shelly has also received a National Readers' Choice Award and five straight KISS Awards for her outstanding heroes. The Detroit Free Press has twice placed her books on their annual list of the year's best romances. When she's not at the computer, you'll find Shelly knitting in local cafes or kickboxing at the gym. She lives in Minnesota with her husband and two daughters. Find out more at www.shellythacker.com
Published December 7, 2013 by Summit Avenue Books. 339 pages
Genres: History, Romance, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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