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Kinley Macgregor is the pseudonym of #1 New York Times and international bestselling author Sherrilyn McQueen.

She uses the pen name when writing historical romance and paranormal romance, and the name Sherrilyn Kenyon when writing young adult fantasy, paranormal romance, romantic suspense, and historical romance.

Brought up in impoverishment that culminated in being a homeless mother with an infant, Sherrilyn overcame the odds to become one of the most popular and influential authors of adult and young adult fiction.

Since making her debut as a novelist in college, Sherrilyn has had more than 80 novels on the New York Times list published under different names and genres.

Her novels, including manga and graphic novels, have more than 70 million books in print worldwide.

More about Kinley Macgregor

Genres: Historical Romance, Paranormal , Romance

Pseudonym: Also known as Sherrilyn McQueen, Sherrilyn Kenyon



  1. Master of Desire (2001)
  2. Claiming the Highlander (2002)
  3. Born in Sin (2003)
  4. Taming the Scotsman (2003)
  5. Midsummer's Knight (Story found in Where's My Hero?) (2003)
  6. A Dark Champion (2004)
  7. Return of the Warrior (2005)
  8. The Warrior (2007)

Lords of Avalon

  1. Sword of Darkness (2006)
  2. Knight of Darkness (2006)
  3. Darkness Within (2011)

Sea Wolves

  1. Master of Seduction (2000)
  2. A Pirate of Her Own (2001)

Detailed book overview


Master of Desire

A Dream of Desire Awakened...

Beautiful Lady Emily dreams of the rapture of love and the joys of marriage. The youngest daughter of an English lord at war, she is shaken by the arrival of a mysterious stranger to her father's castle. Could this breathtaking man be Emily's yearned-for lover? Indeed, Draven de Montague, Earl of Ravenswood, has come for Emily . . . but romance has nothing to do with it.

In the Tender Embrace of an Enemy...

Draven would never have entered the home of his most hated adversary had not the King himself ordered him to take in his foe's daughter for a year to forge bonds of peace between their two feuding houses. Worse still, here is a lass whose exquisite loveliness could tempt Draven to betray his sworn vow never to let anther close to his heart. 

Emily knows the searing heat of her passion could burn down the defenses of this proud warrior. But will the surrender of the sweet nectar of his lips and his bold, sensuous caress ignite a blaze so hot it consumes them both?

Author: Kinley Macgregor
First Release: 2001
Ebook: B000FCKB4I
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
Claiming the Highlander

Born to be his bride?

It is said that Braden MacAllister, English baron and proud Highlander warrior, can fell an enemy with a single blow—and a woman with a single kiss. But not Maggie, it seems. For the fire-haired beauty, determined to end the long running feud that rages between their clan and its common foe, is immune to Braden's attempts to stop her foolishness. But stop her he will, once he gets the meddling minx alone and favours her with a passionate caress and an irresistible kiss.

No matter how she trembles beneath Braden's sensuous touch...he has given his heart to none. But dare she dream that by assuring peace for her clan she may also be claiming the most magnificent Highlander for herself.

Author: Kinley Macgregor
First Release: 2002
Ebook: B000FCKOF4
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
Born in Sin

Though few can equal her skill with the sword, Caledonia MacNeely fights an unfamiliar shiver when she is offered in marriage to the infamous "Lord Sin." Though Callie fears this mysterious, unreachable stranger -- less for the dark whispers that damn him than for the heat of his touch -- she is under the order of the English king. And with the fate of her troubled clan hanging in the balance, she has little recourse.

Banished as a child, "Sin" MacAllister learned to despise his Scottish heritage. Yet now, to unmask King Henry's foes, he must return to the hated Highlands -- wedded to a bewitching lass whose flaming red hair matches the fire of her spirit. A cold, hard heart has always been the key to Sin's survival, but this beauty awakens in him a perilous need he's never known.

Author: Kinley Macgregor
First Release: 2003
Ebook: B000FCKOFE
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
Taming the Scotsman

No one can tell the hot-blooded Scottish lass whom to marry! But the much-feared man Nora runs to for protection may be more perilous to her heart than any unwanted groom...

And much more difficult to tame!

Nora is a woman with a mission. Rather than be forced to endure a loveless marriage, she has fled her home, bound for England. There’s one small problem, though; she needs a guide, and the best choice is Ewan MacAllister, the only man both her father and her fiancé fear. 

Beneath Ewan’s rough and tumble exterior, however, she finds the heart of a loyal friend, and suddenly, more than to be free, she yearns to tame the proud Highlander who protects his wounded heart.

Tormented by his past, Ewan wants only to be left alone. Until the fiery lass forces herself into his remote home and refuses to leave unless he escorts her far away from Scotland. Ewan thinks her mad, especially given her claims to be none other than niece to the Queen of England, but he can’t let her travel about the countryside unescorted. 

In spite of her unorthodox ways and stubborn nature, she is rather fetching for a bold lass. And to his deepest chagrin, he finds himself wishing for the one thing he never thought to have. A brave Highland lady to call his own…

Author: Kinley Macgregor
First Release: 2003
ISBN: 978-0380817917
Publisher: Avon
Midsummer's Knight (Story found in Where's My Hero?)

Against All Odds by Lisa Kleypas

When eminently sensible Lydia Craven decides to marry for security rather than love, she doesn't calculate on the determination of devil-may-care doctor Jake Linley to rewrite the romantic formula.

A Tale of Two Sisters by Julia Quinn

Dashing Ned Blydon is in a most unenviable predicament—he's engaged to one Thornton sister, while being secretly in love with the other.

Midsummer's Knight by Kinley MacGregor

When Simon of Ravenswood secretly answered Lady Kenna's letters in the name of a powerful earl, he was only being polite. Little did he know the lady would fall in love with the author and come between him, his best friend, and a solemn vow made long ago.

NB: Midsummer's Knight by Kinley MacGregor, a story in this omnibus, is also a novella in the Brotherhood/MacAllister Series.

Author: Kinley Macgregor
First Release: 2003
Ebook: B000FC14IU
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
A Dark Champion

Fearless men, their allegiance is to one another, to the oppressed, and to the secret society known as the Brotherhood of the Sword—and they must never surrender to the passionate yearnings of their noble hearts.

A Lady of Love

Beautiful, peace-loving Rowena knows that Stryder of Blackmoor is a warrior, and is therefore a man to be shunned.

But something burns in the eyes of this powerful knight that she has never seen in others of his kind: a tenderness, and a need to love and be loved. Yet to enter his world would be madness—against every principle by which she has lived her life—so she must resist the yearning that would draw her into his arms.

A Man of War

Duty bound to battle for right, Stryder has never desired the comforts of home and hearth—until he gazed upon the exquisite face and form of the incomparable Rowena. He dares not succumb to her sensuous charms, for Stryder is a man sworn to know no love. But when treachery and danger threaten, the noble knight must stand as the unsuspecting lady's champion—though his actions could cost him his honor, his heart. . . and his forbidden dream of happiness.

Author: Kinley Macgregor
First Release: 2004
ISBN: 978-0060565411
Publisher: Avon
Return of the Warrior

Fearless men, their allegiance is to each other, to the oppressed, and to the secret society known as the Brotherhood of the Sword -- and they must never surrender to the passionate yearnings of their noble hearts.

Fiercely devoted to her people and her land, Queen Adara refuses to let a power-mad usurper steal her crown. But the only way to protect what is hers is to seek out the man she married in childhood.

A proud, tormented warrior, Christian of Acre owes allegiance only to the mysterious Brotherhood -- and has no wish to be king over anyone but himself. Now a bold and beautiful stranger has appeared in his rooms, tempting him with an irresistible seduction and demanding he accompany her back to their kingdoms ... or, at the very least, provide her with an heir to her throne. 

Though he cannot abandon the brave regal lady to her enemies, Christian dares not give in to his traitorous body's desires. Yet how can he deny the passion that is rightfully his and the ecstasy that awaits him in Adara's kiss?

Author: Kinley Macgregor
First Release: 2005
ISBN: 978-0060565435
Publisher: Avon
The Warrior

Lochlan MacAllister was born to lead. Ruthlessly groomed to take control of his clan, he has given his life to his people. But when he learns that the brother he thought was dead might still be alive, he embarks on a quest to find the truth.

Catarina wants a life of freedom. But now Catarina's royal father wants to use her as a pawn to ensure a treaty between conflicting lands. So much so that he's willing to kidnap his daughter to force the issue. But when she escapes, fate throws her into the path of a man she loathes.

Lochlan is stunned to find the shrewish Cat being hauled away by unknown men. Unwilling to see even her suffer, he frees her only to learn that she has her own demons to fight. When their fates intertwine, two people who know nothing of trust must rely on each other, and two enemies who have vowed their eternal hatred must find common ground, or see their very lives shattered.

Author: Kinley Macgregor
First Release: 2007
Ebook: B000W966HK
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books

Lords of Avalon

Sword of Darkness

The new king of Camelot wears no shining armor: Arthur and his knights have fallen and a new king rules.

In the darkest forest...

A scared, forsaken youth has become the most powerful—and feared—man in the world. Ruthless and unrestrained, Kerrigan has long ceased to be human.

In the heart of London...

A spirited peasant mired in drudgery, Seren dreams of becoming her own woman, but never expects that by fleeing her fate, she will meet her destiny.

Their worlds are forever changed...

Kerrigan's goal is simple: barter or kill Seren to claim Arthur's Round Table. Yet she is the one person who holds no fear of him. More than that, her nobility sparks something foreign inside him. In his nether realm, kindness is weakness and a king who harbors any sort of compassion loses his throne.

For countless centuries, Kerrigan has lived alone in the shadows. Now Seren's courage has forced him into the light that will bring either salvation to both of them...or death.

Author: Kinley Macgregor
First Release: 2006
Ebook: B000OVLJZU
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
Knight of Darkness

For countless centuries, I've been the assassin for the infamous Merlin, even though the woman who birthed me sits at the right hand of our enemy, Morgen le Fey. Now both my mother and Morgen have decided that it's time I take my place on their side of this conflict.

Normally, telling them no wouldn't be a problem, except for the fact that the good guys I protect think that I'm an even worse demon than the ones we fight. Hmm, maybe they're right. I have to say that I do enjoy maiming anyone who gets in my way.

At least until my mother gives me a simple choice: join Morgen's Circle of the Damned or see an innocent woman die. I'm all for saving the innocent, but Merewyn isn't as innocent as she seems. And she's none too fond of the fact that her fate is in my dubious hands. Personally I'm all for taking the easy way out, but leaving her to Morgen is rough, even for me. 

Now the only way to save both our lives is to face the evilest forces ever known—my mother and Morgen. And two people who know nothing of trust must learn to rely on each other or die: provided we don't kill each other first.

Author: Kinley Macgregor
First Release: 2006
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
Darkness Within

Kaziel isn't just another run of the mill Hell Hound; he's the leader of the pack. But when his sister is kidnapped by Morgan le Fey and her army, he has no choice but to bow to Morgan's wishes: to steal the Shield of Dagda - in 21st century New Orleans. 

Avery Daniels is the merlin for the Shield. Fully aware of its power, she would give her life to keep it from falling into the hands of someone like Morgan le Fey. When Avery and Kaziel collide, more than their lives are at stake - the very fate of the world hangs in the balance.

Author: Kinley Macgregor
First Release: 2011
ISBN: 978-0061140488
Publisher: Avon

Sea Wolves

Master of Seduction

The infamous pirate Black Jack Rhys never encountered a ship he could not board or a woman he could not bed. But the dashing brigand may have met his match in the fiery beauty who has vowed to bring him to justice...

A fearless, flame-haired enchantress, Lorelei Dupree believes she has a duty to her fiancé and to the city of Charleston to help end the reign of the notorious Black Jack. But when the bold pirate eludes her carefully set trap, she suddenly finds herself the prisoner of the irresistible criminal they call "Master of Seduction." 

Once trapped in Jack's intoxicating gaze, Lorelei feels herself falling under the handsome rogue's sensuous spell. And now the terror of the high seas faces the one peril he never anticipated—for though he has stolen so many hearts, he never dreamed he'd meet a woman who could so effortlessly conquer his own.

Author: Kinley Macgregor
First Release: 2000
Ebook: B000FCKBK2
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
A Pirate of Her Own

Few know Morgan Drake's true name—but many fear the Sea Wolf, the scourge of the ocean, a fearless pirate who frees impressed American sailors from British vessels. Now a beautiful reporter is willing to risk her life, her innocence, and her heart to reveal the secrets that Morgan is determined to protect at any cost . . .

A headstrong and courageous young woman in a man's world, Serenity James knows she is barely tolerated in her father's newspaper office. An exclusive story about the dreaded Sea Wolf, however, will earn her the respect she so fervently desires. 

But she never expected to be kidnapped by the sexy and dangerous brigand whose bold exploits have fired her imagination—or to discover the adventure she's always longed for in Morgan Drake's passionate caress.

Author: Kinley Macgregor
First Release: 2001
Ebook: B000FCK56W
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books