Author: Anita Clenney

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Anita Clenney grew up an avid reader, devouring Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys books before moving on to mysteries and romance. After working as a secretary, a Realtor, teacher's assistant, booking agent for Aztec Fire Dancers, and a brief stint in a pickle factory (picture Lucy and Ethel--lasted half a day)...she realized she'd missed the fork in the road that led to her destiny. Now she spends her days writing mysteries and paranormal romantic suspense about powerful relics, secret warriors, ancient evil and destined love. Anita lives in suburban Virginia, outside Washington DC, with her husband and two kids. You can learn more about her writing at www.anitaclenney.com. Also find her on Facebook and Twitter.

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Heart of a Highland Warrior - A Highland Warrior Brief

Heart of a Highland Warrior
  • Number: 9781477818275
  • Release: 2014-06-03
  • Author: Anita Clenney
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * Romance: Historical, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Montlake Romance
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A bloodthirsty evil stalks the Connor Clan…

Brave, beautiful, and haunted by her past, demon hunter Anna MacKinley will do anything to help the Connors. Under divine orders, the headstrong warrior travels the world, slaying demons and vampires. When she stumbles upon a hidden stone fortress while searching for her clan’s lost Book of Battles, dark forces swiftly imprison her—and she discovers her cell mate is a gorgeous Scottish warrior who has no memories, but looks strikingly familiar.

And only a secret from the past can win the day…and her heart.

The warriors of the centuries-old Connor Clan search for their missing time-vault and the powerful relic within. What they find is a grave…and a kilt-clad body they fear is the long-lost Tavis Connor. But there may yet be more to the Highland warrior’s fate than a pile of bones. Desperate to save his brother and his clan’s Book of Battles from a demon hell-bent on destruction, Tavis begins a 150-year quest that will end in modern-day New York. But when he wakes, he discovers he’s the one in need of help. His only hope of rescue is a bonny lass who claims to be a warrior. A warrior waging war on demons…and his heart.


Angus - A Highland Warrior Brief / Connor Clan

Angus
  • Number: B00KJ7RZGQ
  • Release: 2014-05-23
  • Author: Anita Clenney
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: The Story Vault
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Highland warrior Angus Connor lives in a world filled with danger and mystery, but the secret he’s just discovered could destroy the woman he loves and stretch the boundaries of time.

While searching for a legendary warrior rumored to be trapped in a time vault for over a century, this modern day Scottish highlander stumbles upon an ancient plot to betray the Connor Clan. Angus isn’t sure who he can trust, except his best friend Anna, the beautiful warrior he secretly loves. But when he goes to ask for her help, he sees her with another man. Blinded by jealousy and regret, Angus leaves Scotland to begin his quest.

As he searches for the lost time travel vault and tries to expose the traitor, he uncovers a terrible secret about Anna’s past. If he tells her, it will break her heart. If he keeps silent, he’ll betray her trust. Before he can decide, he makes the most shocking discovery of his life, and he’s forced to battle an ancient demon who wants the time vault and the warrior for his own evil schemes.


Here We Go Again - Short Story Collection

Here We Go Again
  • Number: B00IM7EUU4
  • Release: 2014-02-23
  • Authors: Anita Clenney, Leigh Michaels, Kari Lee Townsend, Sparkle Abbey, Ann Reavis, Barbara Witek
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: Collections & Anthologies, Romantic Elements, Suspense: Mystery
  • Publisher: The Story Vault
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Here We Go Again.

Explore the magic of déjà vu in this collection of warm and fuzzy short stories by some of your favorite authors where love and mystery come together.

Can Lady Audra Lambton risk the Poor Lamb’s Curse? In Leigh Michaels’ “Shadows of Love,” the death of two prospective husbands and life-threatening illness of the third ended Audra’s engagements. But when she embarks on another season as a chaperone and runs into her third former fiancé, sparks fly. Is she willing to gamble on love and Lucas’ life yet again?

High fashion goes to the dogs in Sparkle Abbey’s “Project Dogway,” when one of pet therapist Caro’s clients, owner of an award-winning beagle, drops dead at the fundraising event. But Caro, along with estranged cousin Mel, owner of the Bow Wow Boutique, refuses to sit and stay, and they soon find themselves on the tail of a killer.

A detective and a cat compete for psychic Sunshine Meadows’ attention, in Kari Lee Townsend’s “Shenanigans in the Shadows.” But when Sunny’s best friend’s heirloom wedding rings go missing, they must all work together to figure out whodunit.

In Ann Revis’ “Shadow of the Tower”, Guido, the Tuscan cat, thought he had gotten over his fear of abandonment long ago but after answering the appeal for an adventure from a feline friend, Guido and his brother Dante scale the terracotta roofs of Florence until they find themselves trapped in a church tower while a storm rages outside. Will they make it out alive after being thwarted by a wicked priest and a sticky, smelly little boy?

A date is the prize for a lost game of darts in Barbara Witek’s “Operation Puppy Love,” when a meddling pooch with radar when it comes to romance makes the date happen for veterinarian Maddie McClintock and Major Josh Briggs.

A hot highland warrior, a sassy FBI agent, two nosey old ladies, and a mysterious cat that may not actually be a cat get caught up in a deadly but hilarious assassination attempt in Anita Clenney’s “Shadow of a Highland Warrior.”


Faelan - A Highland Warrior Brief / Connor Clan

Faelan
  • Number: B00A6IOMBY
  • Release: 2013-12-17
  • Author: Anita Clenney
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: The Story Vault
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Secret warriors, Ancient evil, Destined love.

Highlander Faelan Connor was the most powerful secret warrior the clan had known, until a demon locked him in a time vault where Faelan slept for 150 years while waiting to save the world and meet his destined mate. Travel back to the 19th century and experience Faelan’s legendary journey as we discover how the Mighty Faelan gained his fame and if it’s possible that he met his mate before she was born. For the first time, we’ll find out what really happened inside the time vault. Read more of the Connor Clan’s exploits in Awaken the Highland Warrior and Embrace the Highland Warrior.


Fountain of Secrets - The Relic Seekers, #2

Fountain of Secrets
  • Number: 9781477808689
  • Release: 2013-09-10
  • Author: Anita Clenney
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Fantasy, Suspense: Mystery
  • Publisher: Montlake Romance
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A relics expert with a nose for mystery is torn between her sexy billionaire boss and her hot bodyguard. Each would die to save her...and win her heart.

Kendall Morgan puts her sixth sense back to work in the second book of the Relic Seekers series, divining the history and location of ancient relics. Her boss, the gorgeous billionaire Nathan Larraby, sends her to Italy to safeguard a priceless treasure belonging to the Protettori, an ancient order of monks who guard four powerful relics that Nathan believes may be the cure for his dark curse. He also sends brooding mercenary Jake Stone to watch Kendall’s back—although her back isn’t all Jake has his eye on.

Nathan joins them, and all three tumble into a labyrinth of defenses created by the monks to protect their treasures, including the Fountain of Youth. They find themselves in England on the trail of the legendary King Arthur, who along with the Reaper, seems mysteriously connected to the Protettori. Sparks fly and bonds are tested as Kendall and Nathan’s pasts are revealed and Jake’s becomes even more mysterious. The trio must stay one step ahead of the mysterious Reaper if they want to survive.

Fountain of Secrets twists and turns through the shadows of myth and reality as Kendall races to uncover the Protettori’s secrets and fight her growing attraction to her boss and her bodyguard.


The Vampire Diaries: Dirty Demons - Kindle Worlds Short Story

The Vampire Diaries: Dirty Demons
  • Number: B00COUQYSG
  • Release: 2013-06-26
  • Author: Anita Clenney
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Kindle Worlds
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Elena and the girls go to a retreat to purify their senses and get away from it all. Once there, however, they discover that not all dirty demons live in Mystic Falls.

After a terrible battle with the ancient demon, Samael and the ultra-destructive zombie he sets upon Mystic Falls, Elena, Caroline and Bonnie decide to forget all their troubles and treat themselves to a much-need trip to the spa. The girls make a pact – no boys, no zombies, and in particular no more whirling dervish demons. Mrs. White tags along, since she’s the one who was good enough to get everyone reservations. Everything is fine at the health resort at first. It sure feels great to be surrounded by ordinary human beings at last. But the girls soon discover that not everyone here is as they seem. One guest in particular is less than human and more than a little trouble. And she wants something from Elena – wants it right away.

Be sure to read the stories in order! Dirty Demons is part four of Clenney's series. Start with The Blood Ring, Kilts and Fangs, and Raze This Town before continuing the series with Dirty Demons.


The Vampire Diaries: Raze This Town - Kindle Worlds Short Story

The Vampire Diaries: Raze This Town
  • Number: B00COUQYVI
  • Release: 2013-06-26
  • Author: Anita Clenney
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Kindle Worlds
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Elena Gilbert and her properly worried friends prepare to help Lander battle the demon that is hell-bent on destroying Mystic Falls. The malignant spirit is furious, it seems, because all the supernatural activity going on in Elena’s hometown is drawing way too much attention to the publicity-shy Underworld. Now Damon and Stefan Salvatore must put aside their jealousy of Elena’s new protector, a sexy Scot who quite literally stumbled naked into her life, if they want any of them to survive a bloodbath that threatens to swallow up and destroy Mystic Falls.

Be sure to read the stories in order! Raze This Town is part three of Clenney's series. Start with The Blood Ring and Kilts and Fangs, and once you've finished Raze This Town, continue the series with Dirty Demons!


The Vampire Diaries: The Blood Ring - Kindle Worlds Short Story

The Vampire Diaries: The Blood Ring
  • Number: B00COUQXNC
  • Release: 2013-06-26
  • Author: Anita Clenney
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Kindle Worlds
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Elena’s ancestor, Jonathan Gilbert comes to her in a vivid dream, inviting her into the woods near an old hunting cabin she once visited with her father. Elena follows along the mysterious trail, all her senses alive. In time, she discovers a ring carefully hidden in the cabin wall. Handling the precious bauble she feels suddenly different – weaker maybe, but calmer, more settled. Could it be true? In a heart-stopping moment, Elena realizes she is no longer a vampire. Searching the cabin she comes upon a vast collection of Gilbert journals. In one entry, Jonathan Gilbert explains that the ring Elena is now holding once belonged to Pearl, a woman Jonathan dearly loved even though she too was a vampire. The ring, in fact, helped Pearl conceal her bloodthirsty nature. Thrilled, Elena is anxious to get back to her friends. Perhaps Bonnie, the resourceful witch, can duplicate the magic ring for others who yearn to escape their dark curse. But before Elena can make it back to Mystic Falls, a naked man stumbles into the cabin, taking her mind off rings and the thirst for blood

The Blood Ring is part one in Clenney's series. Finish the series by reading them in order: Kilts and Fangs, Raze this Town, and Dirty Demons.


The Vampire Diaries: Kilts and Fangs - Kindle Worlds Short Story

The Vampire Diaries: Kilts and Fangs
  • Number: B00COUQYR2
  • Release: 2013-06-26
  • Author: Anita Clenney
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Kindle Worlds
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Elena Gilbert is a vampire in withdrawal, looking for a cure for her deep, abiding blood thirst. She’s thrilled to discover a magic ring that helps satisfy her dark cravings for the fresh red wine of drained human victims. But before she can share the good news with friends, a furious storm blows into Mystic Falls, and a handsome Scot, Lander stumbles into her hideaway cabin, naked and injured, clearly in need of help. Together they spend an eventful, very interesting night, weathering both the unruly storm and their respective crises. For the first time in years, Elena feels truly human. But then she comes to understand that Lander is withholding dangerous secrets. For one thing, he’s come to Mystic Falls to destroy the town’s swelling nest of vampires. Making matters more interesting, it turns out that Elena’s magic ring doesn’t work so well when the sexy Scot is around.

Be sure to read the stories in order! Kilts and Fangs is part two of Clenney's series. Start with The Blood Ring, and once you've finished Kilts and Fangs, continue the series with Raze This Town and Dirty Demons!


Gossip Girl: When It's All Dead and Done - Kindle Worlds Short Story

Gossip Girl: When It's All Dead and Done
  • Number: B00DET5KZO
  • Release: 2013-06-26
  • Author: Anita Clenney
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Romantic Suspense, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Kindle Worlds
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Our favorite Upper East Siders are getting on with their fabulous lives when Gossip Girl returns with a vengeance, questioning whether Bart Bass is really dead.

A message echoing from an empty grave suggests that the dearly departed Bart Bass maybe hasn’t really left yet. Could be true? After all, Blair Waldorf’s father-in-law faked his death once before. That the message comes from the presumably retired Gossip Girl makes the story even more confounding. Sure enough, Blair and her friends find Bart Bass’s grave empty. Gossip Girl appears to be telling the truth again. But who is Gossip Girl? Everybody knows … or at least thinks they know that Dan Humphrey, Serena’s husband, created the vengeful, get-the-lowdown-on-high-society blogger. But Dan promises Serena and everyone else that he has put away his poison pen.

So who is Gossip Girl? And where on (or under) earth is Bart Bass?

New York Times’ bestselling author, Anita Clenney’s latest is sure to please and thrill all Gossip Girl fans.


Guardians of Stone - The Relic Seekers, #1

Guardians of Stone
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  • Number: 9781612186542
  • Release: 2012-12-04
  • Author: Anita Clenney
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR
  • Publisher: Montlake Romance
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Kendall Morgan is a human bloodhound. Spending her childhood hunting relics with her ambitious archeologist father, she knew the two of them shared a sixth sense for the history and location of objects—sometimes even people. What she didn’t know was that their paranormal gift could ultimately be their undoing.

After the tragic plane crash that killed her father as well as her childhood best friend, Kendall dedicated her life to finding and protecting relics. When mysterious, sexy billionaire Nathan Larraby hires her for his latest expedition—the search for four powerful relics —she’s thrown into a world of high-octane danger. He sends brooding mercenary Jake Stone to watch Kendall’s back, but he may have created danger of a different kind.

As the team chases down clues, a man called the Reaper makes a play for the artifacts and will stop at nothing to put them to his own sinister use. What’s worse is that Nathan hasn’t told the whole story, and the dark secrets he’s keeping could cost them the mission…and their lives.


Embrace the Highland Warrior - Highland Warrior, #2

Embrace the Highland Warrior
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  • Number: 9781402251269
  • Release: 2011-11-01
  • Author: Anita Clenney
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, * Romance: Historical
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
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When the powerful demon that left Shay for dead discovers her empty grave, he comes seeking retribution, believing she possesses an ancient book he has sought for centuries. Knowing she can't fight the demon alone, Shay returns to her clan and the Scottish Warrior who betrayed her...the only man she's ever loved, where she discovers that betrayal isn't always what it seems. Sometimes it's far worse.


Awaken the Highland Warrior - Highland Warrior, #1

Awaken the Highland Warrior
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  • Number: 9781402251238
  • Release: 2011-05-01
  • Author: Anita Clenney
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, Debut Title
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
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He's had centuries to dream of her...

Historian Bree Kirkland has always been in love with the past, but when she accidentally wakes an ancient Scottish warrior who's spent the past 150 years sleeping in her backyard, her present is suddenly fraught with danger. Faelan has awakened from the time vault hungry and horny. He grieves for his lost family, wondering who sent the woman to wake him. If she's a demon, Faelan will have to kill her. If she's innocent, she's unleashed the gates of hell in her backyard. Either way they must rely on each other to save their future.


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