In a time when magic is still possible...
In a land where turmoil reigns supreme...
Can a valiant warrior and a virtuous maid find happiness?
What readers are saying about Earthchild:
4.0 out of 5 starsA REALLY GOOD BOOK
By Shani Brown on June 2, 2005
I REALLY ENJOYED THIS BOOK. I HAPPENED TO READ THE SHORT STORY OF HOW BRANWYN WAS BORN AND WAS REALLY INTRIGUED WITH THE STORY. AT TIMES, THE STORY WAS A LITTLE CONFUSING (THAT'S JUST ME, NOT THE STORY) BUT IN THE END, IT WAS WONDERFUL. IF YOU ARE A FAN OF MEDIEVAL SCOTTISH ROMANCE, THIS IS A GREAT ONE TO PICK UP.
5.0 out of 5 starsGlad I picked up this book!
ByCharmed I'm Sureon June 3, 2013
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
I don't normally read romance, but I like historical fiction and decided to give this book a try. It got my attention from the beginning and it jumps right into the story. Tension builds quickly between the heroine and her lover. It is clearly written, easy to read and enjoyable throughout. Romance fans will have plenty of brawn mixed with tenderness to feast on.
There is a nice touch of mysticism. The heroine is a healer who reads runes and has "the sight". Your heart goes out to several of the characters and their troubles. There is a fun plot twist near the end, though not hard to guess if paying attention.
If I were to discount anything it would be too much romance without enough history in the first several chapters. The author does delve deeper into history later in the book. This is the only book I have read from this author, so I'm not sure what has been told previously. The sexual content is tasteful and the language didn't make my ears bleed which is greatly appreciated.
4.0 out of 5 starsWaking up from Medieval Scotland!
By BA Ovalle on May 26, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I wish I didn't have to return! I love a good Medieval Historical. The hero is just YUM! I knew, just knew what the twist would be for the heroine. But it sure did knock the hero on his butt! Characters were good, it felt like I was immersed in Medieval Scotland without the smells and dirt!
A great read. If you like Medieval romances grab this one!
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Classic Romance
ByImage Uploadon August 26, 2004
This is an amazing book, a classic historical romance. Alpha-male hero, heroine with the sight. Great secondary characters. If you enjoy medieval romances with characters that live in the "real world" you'll love this book. Seriously great . . .
From Love Romances
. . .This reviewer can only say WOW!!!... a story filled with adventure, secrets, and a passion that has the reader laughing at times and sighing with pleasure. . . . an entertaining ride . . . highly recommends this book for those who enjoy an excellent historical novel filled with a pleasurable story, passionate love and characters that tug at the reader's hearts. Kudos to Ms. Bates for a job well done and this reviewer is looking forward to what comes next from this wonderful author.
From Romance Junkies
Five Blue Ribbons * * * * *
"Intriguing historical tale . . . superbly detailed. . . rich characters . . . vivid setting. . . captivating plot. . . one extremely great read. I absolutely recommend this novel to everyone!"
Nadine St. Denis
From A Romance Review
Four and a half Roses * * * * +
As a long time fan of the medieval romance, I have a tendency to be discriminating. I require more, as a reader, out of this subgenre than any other. In which case, I am thrilled to report that I have found a new favorite. Allie Bates has created a winning combination of historical detail and a satisfactory plot line. Hearty and illustrative, the story will take the reader through an entire range of emotion. Earthchild is, without a doubt, a keeper. I will be looking for more from the talented Allie Bates.
From Romantic Times:
Four Stars * * * *
Bates delivers the complete package with Earthchild. The story is well written, with a fully developed plot enhanced with historical detail, three-dimensional characters and enough intrigue to keep readers guessing.” SENSUAL
From Fallen Angels:
Five Angel Review!
Wonderful medieval romance filled with unexpected plot twists. The background history is exactly that - background...a sense of being in the medieval age without getting lost in historical details and period language. The sexual chemistry between the hero and heroine is electrifying. The love scenes burn with passion. But it's the romance that is the best thing about Earthchild. The evolution of emotion that the hero and heroine experience is beautifully written. There are moments in the story that made me sigh out loud! A keeper!
From The Original Gotta Write Network
5 Out of 5 Bannocks!
Earthchild is an enchanting tale that captures the reader, and makes it impossible to leave until the last page is turned. With beautiful imagery, the author leads you on a magical journey of courtship with the perfect blend of history and romance. A wonderful read!
Dee Gentle, gottawritenetwork.com
Romance Editor & Book Reviewer
Five Star Review!
This is a story about a brawny Scotsman, a preternatural maiden and how their lives are forever changed by a fated meeting. The reader is drawn into the well developed plot, which will keep one spellbound by all the realistic men and women and their daily conflicts. I felt as though I was living in the medieval times during the 15th century, experiencing all that the characters endured, as the portrayal of the period is so descriptive. In EARTHCHILD, Allie Bates has written a story that will not soon be forgotten."
From the Romance Reader's Connection:
Earthchild . . . is filled with intrigue, twisting unexpected stories, and romance . . . a delicious book which carefully develops the characters and the historical context of their relationship. The descriptions of Llewellyn were especially lively and provocative and made me long to really see what his bright green eyes might look like . . . an exceptionally fine book, well-written, easy to follow . . . I could not put this book down and found myself reading far into the night to get it finished.
From the Romance Studio:
A wonderful medieval tale at it's finest. The descriptions . . . magnificent . . was unable to put it down until I turned the last page . . . characters were strong and the story fast paced . . .excellent writer . . .look forward to reading another book by this author. Recommend this book to any who like the historical genre.
. . .sparks fly. This is a very erotic book, full of sexual tension, magic and fascinating history. The characters are all very real, and they came alive for me. I can not wait to read more by this author!
From Romantic Interludes:
a wonderful cast of characters. . . the beauty of 15th century Scotland. . .the age old story of English against Scottish. . . in an enticing new way.Readers will enjoy trying to piece together all the secrets that Branwyn and Llewellyn hold while losing themselves in the passion these two characters share. EARTHCHILD is one romance that will hold your interest to the very end.
From Enchanted In Romance
Earthchild is a rich Scottish historical romance. It pulled this reader in with ease as the author has done a fine job of weaving an exciting and enjoyable tale . . . Filled with endearing characters, this is a wonderful book that will keep your attention until the very last word.
From The Huntress Reviews
With complex characters, a spy romance that is always more than it seems. . . . Love truly is the one thing that can conquer fear.
From Ebook Reader Reviews: Reviews from a writer's point of view
A riveting tale of mistaken identity, deceit and betrayal set in medieval Scotland. . . a very well-written, entertaining read . . . a fun read with plenty of spicy sex scenes, a few lip-biting moments, and a bit of mystery. I definitely recommend this book. I'll definitely look for more of Allie Bates's novels in the future.
What readers are saying about Wee Light:
From the first paragraph the reader is sent back in time to 15th century Scotland. The dialogue, though sometimes indecipherable, is authentic and makes the story even richer. As this is a prequel to another story, it is not very long. However, it is packed with so much love and heartache that it still leaves the reader feeling satisfied.
From Fallen Angel Reviews
Like any good book, A Wee Light made me want to read more...I also like the fact that the author provides a Scottish language key to understand the vernacular of the times. I give the book four angels and look forward to reading Earthchild to pick up where the prequel left off.
What Readers are saying about The Abyss
From Fallen Angel Reviews
With its cast of heavy hitters and rising stars The Abyss is the best anthology that I've read in quite a while. There is more than one story contained in these pages that may be offensive to some readers. While I may not agree with how some of the characters acted and reacted, I have to say that I was enthralled . . . Dark Romance has compiled a thought-provoking peek into a world of romance that is not considered the norm.