Cindy Vallar

Author, Editor, & Pirate Chronicler
P. O. Box 425, Keller, TX  76244-0425

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My Novels
 
Cover Art for
                        The Scottish Thistle
Cover art by 
Trace Edward Zaber
The Scottish Thistle

A historical novel intertwined with a love story


Loyalty and honor. A Highland warrior prizes both more than life, and when he swears his oath on the dirk, he must obey or die. Duncan Cameron heeds his chief's order without question, but discovers his wife-to-be is no fair maiden. Although women are no longer trained in the art of fighting, Rory MacGregor follows in the footsteps of her Celtic ancestors. Secrets from the past and superstitious folk endanger Rory and Duncan as much as Bonnie Prince Charlie and his uprising to win back the British throne for his father. Rory and Duncan must make difficult choices that pit honor and duty against trust and love.


My Short Stories
Sketch by Elizabeth, Marchioness of Stafford
Sketch by Elizabeth, Marchioness of Stafford
Odin's Stone

A medieval historical romance short story


To end a feud, Rona of Clan MacLean must wed her enemy, a MacKinnon, without setting eyes on her husband-to-be. Three men emerge from behind Odin's Stone where the vows were exchanged. One is a falconer. Another is a gillie. The third is a warrior. With whom did she plight her troth? That is the question she must answer and she has three days and nights to determine which is her husband. To make certain she answers truthfully, the Lord of the Isles adds a stipulation that could result in her death. But Rona makes her own request of her lord -- one that will either end the feud or permit it to continue.






Artwork by Lian
Artwork by Lian

Rumble the Dragon

A historical fantasy short story

A young, intelligent misfit guesses a wizard's riddle, but instead of the accolades and acceptance he expects, Rumble is banished to a world where men hunt dragons. Feeling this punishment unjust, Rumble grows more disgruntled and annoyed, especially with the band of exiled Northmen he is forced to live among. Dragon Father's summons raises Rumble's hopes that his banishment is at an end. Instead, he and the Northmen must find a way to set aside differences and forge an alliance before their arch nemesis rips asunder both their worlds.






 
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Home About Me Appearances & Book Signings Editing Services
Excerpts of My Stories Gallery: Clan Cameron Gallery: Rebel & Spy Gallery: Scottish Highlands Workshops
Gallery: Thistle's Scotland 1 Gallery: Thistle's Scotland 2 Historical Fiction vs. History My Interviews & Other Writings
My Research Resources My Reviews & Website Awards Pirates & Privateers Recommended Books to Read
Recommended Research Links Workshop Offerings & Schedule





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