Monica’s News

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September 5, 2017

It’s here! Monica is thrilled to announce the release of Going Dark–the first book in her new  romantic suspense series called The Lost Platoon, about a team of Navy SEALs who go on a mission and disappear. Don’t miss what Publisher’s Weekly calls “an exciting contemporary series launch” that “will not disappoint fans of her historical Highlands romances.” You can read an excerpt and order your copy today! 

August 5, 2017

The one month count down is on! Going Dark, the first book in Monica’s new Lost Platoon series, will be released on September 5th! You can pre-order your copy from your favorite retailer here. Read an excerpt and all the great reviews as they roll in! Prefer to read an excerpt on your e-reader? #BuzzBooksRomance has a free download of all the hot new releases in romance coming next month! 

March 30, 2017

If you missed the big cover reveal earlier today, never fear! Monica has just updated her Coming Soon page with everything you need to know. And after you check out (or ogle) the new cover for GOING DARK, the first book in her new Lost Platoon series, you can pre-order your very own copy right here!

March 28, 2017

It’s cover time! Don’t miss the big reveal of the cover for GOING DARK, the first book in Monica’s new Lost Platoon series, all set for Thursday 3/30/17 on Facebook. Monica will be posting more info (and pre-order links) in her Coming Soon section ASAP! 

November 15, 2016

Book news! Monica is thrilled to announce a new contemporary series called The Lost Platoon about a team of Navy SEALs who go on a mission and disappear. Book One is slated for September 2017. She will be updating the website with more information when it is available so keep checking back. Until then, you can read more here

June 9, 2016

Breaking out the champagne (or maybe it should be whisky?) to celebrate The Ghost hitting the USA Today Bestseller list at #51! Thanks to everyone who rushed out to pick up your copy in between graduations, end of the school year parties, and getting ready for summer vacations. Monica hopes you enjoy your summer reading! 

May 31, 2016

It’s after Memorial Day, and you know what that means … it’s time for white shoes and The Ghost! Monica is thrilled to announce that the much anticipated final chapter in her USA Today and New York Times bestselling Highland Guard series is now available! Publisher’s Weekly gave it a starred review, calling it a “captivating blend of medieval fact and romantic fiction” with “plenty of twists and turns, and is a highly satisfying conclusion to a well-crafted series.” Whether you’ve been with The Guard from the beginning, or have just picked up your first book, you can catch up with everything those strapping lads in plaid have been up to in the “What’s Happened So Far?” section of Monica’s Special Features

April 26, 2016

Monica’s second Highland Guard e-novella (#11.5), The Rogue, is now available at your favorite e-tailer. For a limited time, The Rogue will be available at a special price so don’t wait too long to pick up your copy. The countdown is on for the May 31st release of the final book in the series, The Ghost, which just received a 4 1/2 Star TOP PICK! from RT Book Reviews. Also don’t miss the just posted “Book in Pictures” for The Striker and The Rock, where you can see pictures of some of the places in the books.

March 24, 2016

 Just in time for hopping bunnies and hunting eggs, Monica has the excerpt from The Ghost that you’ve been asking for. Happy spring! 

February 23, 2016

The Rogue by Monica McCartyMonica is thrilled to announce another e-novella extra: The Rogue! Set in the world of The Highland Guard (aka #11.5), it features Randolph and Izzie from The Rock. Look for it around May 1st, with more information coming soon. 

January 6, 2016

What a great way to start the New Year! Monica is thrilled to announce that The Rock hit the USA Today Bestseller list for the week of 1/3/16. Thanks to everyone who rushed out to pick it up over the very busy Christmas/New Years week!

December 29, 2015

Two in a row! Just in time for the New Year, and hot on the heels of the release of The Striker last month, Monica is thrilled to announce that The Rock, book #11 in her New York Times and USA Today bestselling Highland Guard series, is now available! RT Book Reviews gave it a 4 1/2 Star TOP PICK, saying the “complicated, fascinating plotline, wonderfully realistic characters and historical events add just what McCarty’s fans expect of a book that demands to be re-read.” Haven’t read one of Monica’s books before? Go ahead and jump in–each story stands on its own!

December 3, 2015

Break out that celebratory egg nog (it’s that time of year)! Monica is thrilled to announce that The Striker hit the USA Today bestseller list! Thanks to all of you who rushed out to buy over the busy holiday week. 

November 9, 2015

The wait is over! Monica is thrilled to announce the release of The Striker, the tenth book in her New York Times bestselling Highland Guard series. RT Book Reviews gave it 4 1/2 Stars (making it 9-for-9 in the series!), calling it a “a deeply emotional, rapidly paced, well-crafted read.” New to the series and want to catch up fast? Check out the “What’s Happened So Far” section of Monica’s Special Features.

September 8, 2015

It’s that time of year again … the kids are back at school, tailgate season is about to begin, and pumpkins are just around the corner. To celebrate, Monica is kicking off the fall with not one, but two excerpts from the upcoming back-to-back releases of The Striker (Book #10, November 24, 2015) and The Rock (Book #11, December 29, 2015). You won’t have long to wait for the final book in the Highland Guard Series, Monica has just announced that The Ghost (Book #12) will be out in Late Spring, 2016. New to the series? You can get caught up in Monica’s “What’s happened so Far?” section of her Special Features.

April 2, 2015

Two book releases to announce today! Are you ready for a little vintage Monica? Before the Campbells and the Highland Guard, Monica wrote two Regency romances that are now available for you to enjoy. The Unthinkable and Taming the Rake are stand alone novels (they are not connected) that feature many of the things you’ve come to enjoy in Monica’s books, except that they take place a little south of the Scottish border. You can read more about how these books fit in and why they are being published now in Monica’s FAQ. The books are available in print on Amazon.

March 9, 2015

Highland Guard fans anxious for the release of The Striker will have not one but two books to look forward to! The Striker is slated for release on November 24th & The Rock (Highland Guard #11) will be a month later on December 29th! Read more here.

December 7, 2014

Happy Holidays! The great reviews for The Arrow keep rolling in, including being picked as one of the top five romances of 2014 by the Washington Post! Wow! Want to see some of the places mentioned in the book? Check out the just posted “Book in Pictures” for The Arrow.

September 3, 2014

Breaking out the bubbly . . . Monica is thrilled to announce that The Arrow hit both the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists!

August 26, 2014

It’s here! Monica is thrilled to announce the release of The Arrow, the ninth book in her New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Highland Guard Series. RT Book Reviews gave it a “don’t miss” 4 1/2 Star TOP PICK (making it 9-for-9 in the series!), and a K.I.S.S. award for the hero. New to the series or need a refresher? Catch up and find out more here. And don’t miss the awesome book trailer!

August 6, 2014

Look what just popped up for FREE! If you haven’t had a chance to read Monica’s e-only novella, The Knight, which takes place in the world of The Highland Guard (Monica calls it book #7.5), you can now do so for free (yes, free!) on Kindle, Kobo, and iBooks. Cross your fingers that nook  will follow soon. Don’t have an e-reader? You can still enjoy, find out how. Monica isn’t sure how long the promotion will last, so if you’ve been wanting to try out the series, don’t wait!

June 20, 2014

School is out! To celebrate the beginning of summer, Monica has just posted the long awaited excerpt for The Arrow. This ninth (ninth!) book of her New York Times bestselling Highland Guard series also has a hot new cover that you won’t want to miss. And just in time to catch up to the series, Random House has released a new specially priced ebook-bundle of the first 8 Highland Guard novels.

May 8, 2014

Happy Spring! If you’ve had a chance to read The Raider, check out some of the castle and places mentioned in Monica’s just posted “Book in Pictures.” If not, you don’t want to miss what many readers are saying is Monica’s best book yet! Missed one or two books in the series? You can catch up in the “What’s Happened so Far” section of Monica’s Special Features.

March 5, 2014

The RaiderBreak out the margaritas (changing it up a little from the usual champagne)! Monica is thrilled to announce that The Raider hit both the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists!

February 25, 2014

It’s here! Monica is thrilled to announce the release of The Raider, the eighth book in her New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Highland Guard Series. RT Book Reviews gave it a 4 1/2 Star TOP PICK (making it 8-for-8 in the series!), calling it a “deeply moving and delightful read.” New to the series? Find out more here.

December 11, 2013

The Holiday surprises around here are happening a little earlier than expected . . . Monica is thrilled to announce that The KnightA Highland Guard e-novella (7.5) that she just announced last week!–is already available at these retailers. How’s that for instant gratification? The best part? It’s only $1.99! Don’t have an e-reader? You can still enjoy. Find out how here!

December 2, 2013

With the Holidays in full swing, it won’t be long until February, and that means: The Raider! Monica has just posted an excerpt of this highly anticipated eighth book in her New York Times Bestselling Highland Guard Series. Need something to tide you over until then? As promised, Monica has a little surprise for you. Watch this page closely because in the next week or two, she will be publishing an e-novella that takes place in the world of the Highland Guard called The Knight (aka Highland Guard 7.5).

November 15, 2013

chief_450Just in time for Turkey Day, Monica is thrilled to announce that the ebook version of The Chief, the first book in her New York Times bestselling Highland Guard series, is now on sale for only $1.99! This is a limited time promotion, so don’t wait to order your copy at this special price.

October 14, 2013

Hard on the heels of the MacLeod trilogy e-book bundle, Monica is thrilled to announce that her second trilogy (the Campbells) is now also available in an e-book bundle with special promotional pricing! You can learn all about the MacLeod and Campbell trilogies in Monica’s Special Features section.

October 1, 2013

If you’ve had a chance to read The Hunter, check out Monica’s version of “The Book in Pictures” just posted in the Special Features section of her website. Make sure to check back next month, as Monica just might be posting an excerpt from a certain upcoming book!

September 2, 2013

Macleods of Skye bundle_reviseHappy after Labor Day! It’s the most wonderful time of the year (yes, the kids are back in school), and Monica has some exciting news. Her first trilogy–the MacLeods of Skye–is now available in an ebook bundle with special promotional pricing. So if you are a reader of the Highland Guard series, and you haven’t had a chance to “go back” yet, here’s your chance.

July 3, 2013

Happy 4th of July! Monica is breaking out the bubbly and wants to say a huge thank you to all of you who helped make The Hunter a USA Today Bestseller!

June 25, 2013

Welcome to the new MonicaMcCarty.com! In addition to a brand spanking new website, Monica is thrilled to announce that The Hunter, the next book in her New York Times bestselling Highland Guard Series, is now available in stores everywhere. Also, check out the fantastic book trailer:

May 21, 2013

Check out the just posted excerpt of The Hunter, which will be in stores next month (6/25). Those of you who were wondering what happened to Janet (Mary’s sister in The Recruit) just might get your questions answered! And Monica is thrilled to announce that The Hunter just received a 4 1/2 Star TOP PICK from RT Book Reviews, making it a perfect 7 for 7 for the Highland Guard!

March 26, 2013

Break out the bubbly! Monica is thrilled to announce that The Recruit is a historical finalist in the Romance Writers of America’s RITA award.

February 25, 2013

Now is your chance to catch up with the Highland Guard! If you are new to the series and want to read What’s Happened for yourself, you can get the first five books in the series in a bundle for 20% off. Monica isn’t sure how long this deal will last, so don’t wait!

February 4, 2013

Happy belated Ground Hog Day! For all of you who love Monica’s ‘Special Features,’ check out the just posted Picture Book for The Recruit.

January 7, 2013

Monica is ringing in the New Year with an exclusive sneak peek excerpt of the next book in the NY Times Bestselling Highland Guard series, The Hunter, coming in June. Read it quickly, as it will disappear soon!

December 4, 2012

Just in time for all those holiday shopping lists, Monica is thrilled to announce that Amazon has picked The Recruit as one of the TEN BEST Romance books of the year! Check out the list here. Also check out the new cover for The Hunter just posted in Coming Soon.

November 7, 2012

Break out the whisky, Monica is celebrating! The Recruit is both a NY Times and USA Today Bestseller! Thanks to all of you who picked it up–even weathering storms to do so!

October 30, 2012

It’s here! Monica is thrilled to announce The Recruit, Monica’s next book in her New York Times bestselling Highland Guard Series, is now available in stores everywhere. To celebrate the release, Monica has a fun new contest you won’t want to miss. Also, check out the book trailer below:

October 2, 2012

Four weeks from today, The Recruit, Monica’s next book in her bestselling Highland Guard Series, will hit the shelves of your favorite retailer. The series is on a ‘top pick’ roll, RT Book Reviews just gave it a 4 1/2 Star TOP PICK, making it a perfect 6 for 6!

August 1, 2012

The countdown is on for The Recruit! The next book in Monica’s New York Times Bestselling Highland Guard Series will hit the stores on October 30th, but you can read an excerpt right now.

July 21, 2012

Happy summer! If you live in the Los Angeles area, don’t miss Monica (& a couple hundred of her closest writer friends) at RWA’sReaders for Life literacy event at the Anaheim Convention Center on July 25th, from 5-8 pm. You can find Monica signing The Saint at table #300. Read all the details here.

May 21, 2012

Monica is still pulling the confetti from her hair after celebrating the release of The Saint, but it’s already unveiling time for the next book in her Bestselling Highland Guard Series. Get out those fans because it’s about to get very hot in here. Check out the new cover (and blurb) for the The Recruit, hitting stores next fall. Sexy, non? Also, don’t miss the just posted picture book for The Saint, where you can see many of the places in the novel.

 

April 4, 2012

Break out the whisky! Monica is thrilled to announce that The Saint hit both theNY Times and USA Today Bestseller lists!

March 27, 2012

The Saint is here! Monica is thrilled to announce the release of the latest book in herNY Times Bestselling Highland Guard series. New to the series? Find out what’s happened here and jump right in.

February 28, 2012

Are you ready for The Saint? Only four weeks to go. It just received a 4 1/2 Star Top Pick from RT Book Reviews (making it 5 for 5 for the Highland Guard!). If you need a re-fresher course on what’s happened in the first four books of the series, check out Monica’s just updated All About The Highland Guard section–now with it’s own URL: www.TheHighlandGuard.com.

December 5, 2011

Happy Holidays! Monica is thrilled to announce that The Viper has been nominated for a reader’s choice award by RT Book Reviews. Don’t miss the new Viper Picture Book just posted in Monica’s Special Features.

 

October 26, 2011

Break out the bubbly! Monica is thrilled to announce that The Viper has hit both the New York Times and the USA TodayBestseller lists!