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            Orcs of Clan Cumhdach
Time travel to ancient Ireland and be swept away by the Orcs that rule that time.

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Sheltered by the Orc

Monster Brides Collection/Orcs of Clan Cumhdach Trilogy

Fall through an ancient Fae portal to a time when Orcs ruled the Irish countryside. Stumble into an arranged marriage with an Orc who wants you less than you want him. And when it’s all said and done?

 

Frantically search for a way to travel through time back to his side.

 

In the shadows of a dense forest in Ireland, near the Cliffs of Moher, a lone figure with dark green-gray skin, more muscles than seem possible, and multiple tusks protruding from his mouth, kneels before an ancient gateway — a portal — once used by the Fae to move between worlds, times, and realms. With a few splashes of blood and an obscure chant passed down through generations of his family, Ozaq, blacksmith to the Orcs of his clan, sends up a request for his anam cara, his soul mate, to be sent to live and love beside him. It’s been a very long time, centuries even, since the portal was active. And with no answer, comes the resignation that it’s too late to ask his ancestors to intervene. He’s waited too long. Dejected and leaving his dreams to die beside the now useless portal, he doesn’t think to close it as he stumbles back to his solitary existence. He’s not even aware he’s managed to open it.

Until…

 

Madelyn has almost completed the excavation of the ancient cemetery, or cromlech, as the Irish call it, when she’s tempted by the colorful little old man who oversees the priory attached to to it. He tells of an unknown people and the ruins they left behind as proof they once existed. The only condition he gives her in exchange for the information of where their history can be found, is that of her silence. She can never share what she sees or learns from her exploration. Unable to walk away from the lure of an unknown people, she takes an afternoon hike by herself to search them out. She discovers what must have been a welcoming gate at the entrance of the village and literally stumbles over the cairns that once supported it. Before she knows it, her world is spinning, and suddenly she’s being yanked up off the ground into the arms of a group of very large, very frightening, very green males.

 

It doesn’t matter that this is completely impossible. It doesn’t matter that this has got to be some kind of dream or hallucination. It doesn't matter that Orcs don’t exist. What matters is that according to their laws, she must choose one of them as her husband. And if she refuses, their Chieftain will choose for her. She will marry an Orc and become his property whether she likes it or not.

 

This book is a work of fiction. All characters and situations are products of the author’s imagination.

 

Warning: This book is intended for mature readers. This book contains situations, sexual and otherwise, as well as violence and/or abuse both real and implied that may be disturbing for some readers. If you are offended by these subjects, please do not buy this book.

 

The Monster Brides series is a brand-new collaboration featuring one of the best romance tropes in existence — arranged marriage. You’ll get to enjoy stories from a clan of imaginative and amazing authors:

 

Sandra R Neeley, Rena Marks, Zoe Ashwood, Tracy Lauren, Alana Khan, Jessica Grayson, Liz Paffel

 

In this collection, you’ll find exciting and different takes on Orc Romance ranging from SciFi Romance to Fantasy Romance. There’s a little bit of everything for all Orc lovers out there! 

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Stalked by the Orc

The Orcs of Clan Cumhdach Trilogy

‘Stalked by the Orc’ is book 2 of the ‘Orcs of Clan Cumhdach’ trilogy. Book 1 of ‘Orcs of Clan Cumhdach’ trilogy is ‘Sheltered by the Orc’ and is my contribution to the Monster Brides collection. As such it bears the Monster Brides reference on the cover rather than the Orcs of Clan Cumhdach. While each story stands alone, books 2 and 3 will be better understood and appreciated if you’ve read book 1 first.

 

About This Book

Inherit a primeval cottage and hidden magic that once belonged to your Irish ancestors. Unwittingly attract the attentions of a legendary creature who shouldn’t exist. Assume you’re being stalked and defend yourself, causing both of you to be flung back in time! Then desperately pray the magic hidden in your lineage can repair the damage done and return your Orc to your side.

 

Upon her mother’s passing, Violet finds herself all alone. She stumbles on an old, well-read letter from a man who seems to think he’s her father. Since she was always made to believe her mother didn’t know who her father was, the letter is a shock. But the temptation of a connection to someone, to anyone, is too great to resist. On a quest to find and hopefully meet her father, she uncovers a whole host of family she didn’t know existed. But they know of her. In fact, they behave as though they’ve been waiting for her all along. With nothing to hold her back, she takes a leap of faith and flies halfway around the world to meet them. She’s decided to make a fresh start in Ireland, a place founded in the stuff fantasies are made of. She feels she’s finally home. She’s where she belongs. She couldn’t be happier. If only she could manage to scare off the brutish stalker who seems to have attached himself to her.

 

Cahl Onar is just about all that’s left of the legendary Clan of Cumhdach. He is the last of a line of an ancient species, creatures who should not exist in the modern world. He is Orc. He takes great pride in carrying out the traditions of his ancestors, living his life through the values the clan lived by. He watches over those within his territory, gifting them food and protection, helping them to thrive, and doing it all from the shadows without them ever knowing whence and from whom the assistance came. That’s the way of it, taught to him by the elders of the clan long, long ago. He spends his days in this time, the next, or the last, surreptitiously keeping watch over his charges through the ancient Fae portal he uses to move between the ages. Routine is broken up rarely, until he reaches a time far into the future and finds a female unlike any he’s ever seen. A female that calls to him on a level he never knew existed. A female he can’t help but get closer to than he should. A female who believes she’s being stalked and has decided to fight back, much to his chagrin!

 

This book is a work of fiction. All characters, plot, places, circumstances, situations and everything it entails are products of the author’s imagination. All are human-dreamed, human-imagined, and human-created.

 

Warning: This book is intended for mature readers. This book contains situations, sexual and otherwise, as well as violence and/or abuse both real and implied that may be disturbing for some readers. If you are offended by these subjects, please do not buy this book.

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