Diana Knightley books in order
Diana Knightley is an American author of romance.
She writes historical and contemporary romance under the pen name Diana Knightley, and young adult books under the pseudonym H. D. Knightley.
Knightley enjoys writing about heroes, tragedies, magical whisperings and happily ever afters. Her favorite scenes are the ones where two people who are desperate to be together can’t do so because of war or apocalyptic happenings.
She currently resides in Los Angeles, the home of stunning beaches and several apocalyptic propensities that they counter by wishful thinking.
Knightley lives there with her beloved husband, who enjoys surfing and paddleboarding, her lovely kids who think she is a cool mom because she does her best to be kind, and several pets.
She loves a man in a kilt, more so one who resembles a Hemsworth, whether Liam or Chris.
Genres: Contemporary , Fantasy / SF, Historical Romance, Romance
Pseudonym: Diana Knightley, H. D. Knightley
- Karrie and the Rock Star (2022)
Kaitlyn and the Highlander
- Kaitlyn and the Highlander (2018)
- Time and Space Between Us (2018)
- Warrior of My Own (2018)
- Begin Where We Are (2018)
- A Missing Entanglement: A Kaitlyn and the Highlander Short Story (2019)
- Entangled With You (2019)
- Magnus and a Love Beyond Words (2019)
- Under The Same Sky (2019)
- Nothing But Dust (2019)
- Again My Love (2019)
- Our Shared Horizon (2020)
- Son and Throne (2020)
- The Wellspring (2020)
- Lady Mairead: A Kaitlyn and the Highlander Novella (2021)
- The Guardian (2021)
- Magnus the First (2021)
- Only a Breath Away (2022)
- Leveling (2018)
- Under (2018)
- Deep (2018)
Detailed book overview
...can she give true love a second chance?
Why would I, a successful woman, bring a date to a funeral like a psychopath?
Because Finch Mac, the deliciously hot, Scottish, bearded, tattooed, incredibly famous rock star, who was once the love of my life...will be there.
And it’s not to make him jealous. Oh no.
It’s to signal — that I have so moved on.
Totally moved on.
In every way.
Except it’s not always that easy.
Because he and his son are practically a part of my family.
And his baby-mama just died and she was my best friend. And so this funeral will be very very complicated.
And more complicated is how I feel about it all — at some point in the last six years I went from righteous fury to...something that might involve second chances and happy endings.
Because while Finch Mac is dealing with his son, a world tour, and a custody battle,
I’ve been learning about forgiveness and the kind of love that rises above the past.
Kaitlyn and the Highlander
He crossed time and found her — Kaitlyn. She means everything — the future, love, a home, but in loving her, he wants to live. He needs to survive.
Kaitlyn Sheffield’s awesome life has fallen apart. She had a career and a fiancé, but then their breakup video went viral and now she's embarrassed, world-wide.
Then she meets Magnus, a mysterious stranger, who arrives during a storm. It doesn’t take long before their stories entwine, and their lives change forever.
But she may not be prepared for the danger of tying her life to his.
For Magnus, protecting Kaitlyn, his home, the future, is everything. He has to keep her safe, but how can he protect her when he’s not of this time?
"You make me feel like I want tae live, yet I am dust. Tis nae fair tae bind ye tae my life when I am nae alive anymore.” —Magnus, 1702
"He was the past. And it broke my heart to think about what that meant. That in the history of the world there was a Magnus Campbell and now there was a Kaitlyn Campbell and once they loved each other, but now he was nothing more than a grave.” —Kaitlyn, 2017
Can they trust each other enough to survive the dangers that confront them?
“Tis a truth I must warn ye of. I love ye, and tis brutal that ye are alive three hundred years away.” — Magnus 1702
Magnus and Kaitlyn try to begin their life together but there are dangerous forces that must be reckoned with. A time-journeying vessel that they can't seem to control. And a long history that stands between them.
Magnus has found love and a home in 2017 — but what happens to Kaitlyn if she travels to 1702?
“I’m right here, on you, flesh and blood. I am yours, and time and space don’t matter. We transcend. That is the truth of it.” —Kaitlyn 2018
My husband pushed back his chair and dropped to his knees in front of me. His head bowed — he spoke in a stream like a prayer.
“I die when I am in the past, how dost ye know when tae declare me dead? You could decide it, call me dead, and I canna blame ye for it. Because I am. But I daena want tae be, I want tae live — with ye.” — Magnus 1702
There are things left undone. Magnus must go home and Kaitlyn must go with him.
Because it’s not enough for her to guide from afar. He needs her voice in his ear. They know now they are stronger together.
He raised his eyes to mine and for a second time stood still. My mind said breathlessly, “Yes.” And I swore I could hear him say, inside my head, deep and resonating, “Aye.” — Kaitlyn 2018
But Magnus learns there are cruel limits to his protection.
Kaitlyn learns how dangerous it is to be responsible for a family.
And together they learn that they have been at the mercy of someone far more brutal than they imagined.
Magnus leaves. He fights. He tries to survive.
“Can you tell me what happened tae her, how she ended?” — Magnus in 2381
Magnus is forced to travel to an uncertain future, to fight for a throne he doesn't want.
And he couldn't bring Kaitlyn, because it's too dangerous by far.
So Kaitlyn tries to live on without him. She's two hundred sixty-three years in the past now. Nothing but dust.
But there's a time travel vessel that's been lost. And a warrior who needs to be rescued.
And sometimes a history that 100% happened can still be changed.
Because it's not too late.
“I don’t want any help. I just want Magnus to come home.” —Kaitlyn 2018
I clutched harder, his fingers wet with my tears. “I don’t know if I can bear it.”
He breathed out like a sigh. “If ye are nae strong enough, what will happen tae us?”
“I don’t know…
He wriggled his fingers from my grasp and wiped the tears from my cheek. “Then ye need tae be strong enough, mo reul-iuil. We are countin’ on ye…” —Magnus and Kaitlyn, together in 1703
If Magnus and Kaitlyn’s life is a tapestry, then this, dear reader would be an unraveling thread.
This happened. Except no one in the world knows or remembers.
The fifth part of their story can be told without this thread. We could snip it off and drop it to the floor, except…
We ought to know of it to carry on.
We can remember.
Because this strand, that once weaved their life is gone now — replaced by another, stronger, more exquisite weaving — but it existed. And it changed their whole story.
Magnus and Kaitlyn are trying to heal. To live. To love.
But they're entangled in futures and pasts that threaten to pull them apart.
"You get scared?"
"Aye, sometimes. Mostly for ye. I am scared I winna be able tae keep ye safe."
There are vessels that must be secured. A castle with walls that have been breached. A baby about to be born and a future that demands to be reckoned with.
But through it all Magnus loves Kaitlyn and maybe that is enough...
His voice rumbled up from his heart. “I want ye tae ken, mo reul-iuil, that I love ye beyond what I have the words tae say. I canna describe the depths of it, but I need ye tae ken that I will live my life tryin’ tae speak tae ye on it.”
I pressed against him. “Then I will spend my whole life listening.”
“Aye, I thank ye for it.”
Love conquers all, but can it conquer a storm of this magnitude?
"I need ye tae run, Kaitlyn. When I say go, ye run, and daena look back." — Magnus 2019
There is a battle raging for the vessels. It encompasses past, present, and future. And Magnus and Kaitlyn have loved ones to protect in every time.
"I can't leave you. I can't.”
"When I say..."
And so I ran.
Magnus and Kaitlyn are in two different places, two different times.
But she remembers their last conversation — “Where do you know I love you?”
“On the air around me, mo reul-iuil. On every breeze is your sigh, under every sky. Tis always the same stars, ye ken. As long as ye are under them then I can hear ye, I love ye, ye say. I can always hear it.”
And maybe that will help them in the dangers ahead...
Because there's a son that needs to be protected. A family that has been displaced. A bad guy with a grudge. And a highlander without a home.
If they could just reach each other.
Magnus and Kaitlyn need to mount a rescue.
A kingdom might be lost. Vessels need to be secured. Friends need to be saved and there is an uncle that needs to be reckoned with. Through it all, Magnus and Kaitlyn need to keep their family together.
“He is asking for a fight and we must bring it.”
“Yes.” I straighted and tried to look braver than I felt. "At least we have our family around us."
"Aye, tis a great many people tae protect."
I took a deep breath. "Then we better make sure we win, Magnus, because no one I love is going to die."
"Aye, mo reul-iuil." He kissed the back of my hand, said, "I love ye, I will see ye on the morrow."
And the battle began.
Protected. Hidden. Resilient. Three lives entwined.
A friend lost in the past, a frightened child in the present, a future that is one gigantic freaking dumpster fire of a calamity.
And Kaitlyn and Magnus must keep hope alive when yet again the future demands their attention and possibly their lives.
“You’re going to keep me safe, Magnus?”
“Aye, every day of m’life, Kaitlyn.”
His past holds family he must protect.
Her present is full of promise and hope and love.
But their future is ready to be seized.
Three strands of time, Magnus has one priority — keep it all from unraveling.
Magnus said, “There are always the same stars, mo reul-iuil.”
Then I added, “And way over there, past the horizon, beyond what you can see, is a castle. It’s called Kilchurn, and a boy was born there. He grew up in the shadows of a mountain named Ben Cruachan.” I glanced at him from the corner of my eye.
He smiled, staring out across the lake. “Och, say it once more.”
I was thinking about the horizon, the distant shore through time where my friends were all centered, and the winds that were bearing down on me bringing so much change. — Kaitlyn, present day.
Everyone they love is in the past.
The throne is in the future, it demands to be reckoned with.
And Kaitlyn and Magnus must protect the son, no matter the cost. Even if it means losing it all.
A blend of contemporary, historical, fantasy, and SciFi, Son and Throne is the eleventh book in the Kaitlyn and the Highlander series.
Magnus and Kaitlyn have more power than ever, but they have been warned — it will come at a cost.
Vessels are missing, deals have been struck, people are unaccounted for, and time threatens to unravel.
"...You see the story as it lays out behind you, not as it comes, but as it goes. That’s where our focus should be, not on what is coming, but on watching our story unfold: you, me, the kids, our family...” — Kaitlyn 1704
"I dinna need tae concentrate on the future, the story was unfoldin’ behind me, and now twas written on the sky — beyond the castle a giant storm was growin’..." — Magnus, 1704
I ran. I ran as if my life depended on it — I dinna ken what had happened tae him.
The men who surrounded us, including my brother the Earl of Breadalbane, had ripped me from his arms. They told me I would never see him again. They told me that he would die for having met with me in secret, for having sworn tae marry me, for taking me tae his bed.
I raced through the gates and made it tae my mother's chambers and dropped tae my knees in front of her. "Please, I beg of ye, help me."
Thus begins the story of the antihero Mairead and her adventurous and sometimes malevolent heart. The mother of Magnus Campbell, she was born at Kilchurn Castle in 1651. Her rise through history is entwined with the history of the Campbell clan, the art of Picasso, the roaring 20s in New York City, and ultimately weaves with the time-traveling kings from the 24th century.
Magnus had something he needed to talk about, but it always took him a moment to think it through before he could speak.
Then in the darkness, his voice low, he said, “I ken I hae made a mistake.”
And so begins their next adventure:
As Magnus tries to keep his family safe, to guard the vessels, to heal his heart.
And as Kaitlyn learns to know her own mind.
Their family and friends try to adapt to life in the 18th century.
Magnus, a mysterious hero with a desperate heart, and Kaitlyn, a plucky heroine with tremendous courage, share a very big love story that encompasses all time and a huge family. Read on for a lot more of the fun you expect in this next chapter — a year at Kilchurn castle.
My stomach sank a little thinking that this bundle of letters had been something my husband had brought home with him, but didn’t want me to see.
It made them ominous.
“What are they?”
“Challenges, mo reul-iuil. Challenges for m’throne, tis time for me tae train tae fight and finally deal with them.”
Magnus, a mysterious hero with a desperate heart, and Kaitlyn, a plucky heroine with tremendous courage, share a very big love story that encompasses all time and a huge family. Read on for a lot more of the fun you expect in this next chapter — Magnus the First
Who is looping? Who is changing history?
As Magnus has said, "Ormr is after the crown, I need to get there first," but who is twisting time and causing the mess?
Kaitlyn and Magnus and their family are in 13th century Scotland, they're trying to stick together, attempting to keep their memories intact while their timeline crumbles around them.
With new time travel twists and turns, the next book in Mr and Mrs Campbell's history promises excitement and more more more adventure, with contemporary scenes and historical flourishes.
Can he see to the depths of her mystery before it’s too late?
The oceans cover everything, the apocalypse is behind them. Before them is just water, leveling. And in the middle — they find each other.
On a desolate, military-run Outpost, Beckett is waiting.
Then Luna bumps her paddleboard up to the glass windows and disrupts his everything.
And soon Beckett has something and someone to live for. Finally. But their survival depends on discovering what she’s hiding, what she won't tell him.
Because some things are too painful to speak out loud.
With the clock ticking, the water rising, and the storms growing, hang on while Beckett and Luna desperately try to rescue each other in Leveling, the epic, steamy, and suspenseful first book of the trilogy, Luna's Story.
The world is just one giant tire fire of awful and Beckett has to do what seems impossible. Keep Luna safe...
But there are terrible storms, oppressive governments, and endless war, standing in his way.
Beckett and Luna are headed to shore.
They have a plan — to live in his house, together, on a mountain. The trouble is, they aren’t together now.
Luna is alone, paddling across the unrelenting ocean, meeting an unknown future with only her basic gear: a paddleboard, food and water, a tent.
Their communication is by radio, but that’s spotty, especially when the storms are coming…
Luna's survival depends on Beckett finding her again, and when they touch land, they might be in more danger than ever before.
War sucks. Actually everything about this world sucks now, every deep drowning bit of it.. Beckett just has to figure out how to survive and keep Luna safe.
Beckett is done with his military service, but there's no transport to his mountain. He walks west, but the road is long and dangerous. The kind of slog that could break a man.
Luna is living in his home. Becoming a part of his family, hoping he'll survive and come home.
But if he does make it home, he'll find out she's been hiding something. A big secret that could take Beckett far past his breaking point.
And they can probably weather anything.
But while they level with each other, the world is leveling too.