Laurel O'Donnell


Laurel O'Donnell has won numerous awards for her works, including the Holt Medallion for A Knight of Honor, the Happily Ever After contest for Angel's Assassin, and the Indiana's Golden Opportunity contest for Immortal Death. The Angel and the Prince was nominated by the Romance Writers of America for their prestigious Golden Heart award. O'Donnell lives in Illinois with her four cherished children, her beloved husband and her five cats. She finds precious time every day to escape into the medieval world and bring her characters to life in her writing.

Books By This Author

“Angel 's Assassin sucked me in from the very beginning. The prologue about Gawyn and Damien trying to escape had me wanting to read more just to see how they fared. When Damien sees Aurora he is immediately enchanted by her. You can't help but hope everything works out for him due to his past.”

“Medieval romance fans will fall in love with this lively battle of wills story. Laurel O’Donnell has crafted a wondrous and captivating story. ”

Romantic Times Magazine on Midnight Shadow

“Captivating from the very first to the very last page. ”

Affaire de Coeur on The Lady and The Falconer

“Captivating from the very first page, readers will have a hard time putting CHAMPION OF THE HEART down. The characters emotional turmoil coupled with the sensuality and delightful cast of characters adds a special, unique depth… and elevated this to another level. ”

RT Book Reviews on Champion of the Heart

“This extraordinary tale offers non-stop action, unforgettable characters and a sensuous romance, the likes of which ballads are written. This romance will capture your heart and your imagination. ”

Rendezvous Magazine on The Angel and The Prince

“Wow!!! I can breathe again. Great story. ”

Barnes and Noble Review on A Knight of Honor

“Wow! A magnificent tale that builds tension till you want to explode! ”

Affaire de Coeur Magazine on The Angel and The Prince

“These are all first class writers. I've included a past review of Anna Markland's Dance of love and will be picking up my copy of the anthology now. Really you can't go wrong with this! THE DANCE OF LOVE By Anna Markland This is a story of love so strong it transcends everything. The hero has horribly disfigured hands making it difficult to hold a sword. He's convinced himself he's unlovable and built walls around his heart. Farah sees through the defences he's put up and as someone with the skills to heal she wants to help him with the pain. It probably doesn't hurt that while his hands may be deformed with rheumatoid arthritis the rest of him very definitely is not. But Farah is bound by her obligation to journey to her brother's castle where as a princess she'll be expected to make a marriage which will cement an alliance or in some way benefit the kingdom. While she longs for the hero to say Stop. Stay here, I love you she doesn't expect it. And Gerwant Isembart, or Izzy, doesn't feel he has anything to offer her, any right to ask her to give up the life of a princess to marry him. Fortunately he's persuaded to go after her and tell her how he feels. He catches up with her as her party is being besieged by bandits (working on behalf of the old queen who wants her dead) and saves her from being thrown off a bridge into the water far below in the nick of time, actually grabbing her hand as she goes over and barely managing to pull her up from certain death. ”

“Part-highwayman, part-adventure romance, this entertaining novel is sure to please both medieval romance readers and anyone seeking a light, captivating adventure. Laurel ODonnell captures the essence of the period as well as the excitement and sheer romance of the Middle Ages. ”

RT Book Reviews on Midnight Shadow

“The action never slows in this adventurous tale. ”

Romantic Times Magazine on A Knight of Honor

“There are characters mixed into the book-both evil and innocent-that give the plot an edge and make you want to know what exactly is being hidden from everyone! Great read. Very well done!”

C. Read on Angel's Assassin

“I really enjoyed this story. I've read stories that had ghosts or spirits in them, but usually they were adjuncts or side kicks not as main characters. Writing is smooth, characters are interesting and the world is fascinating. I'm looking forward to Episode 2. I can't wait to see where this is heading.”

Carol Conley - Kindle reviewer on Resurrection

“Amazing! I couldn't put it down. Claire was very brave. Wonderful characters in a time that was all about pride and power.”

Amanda - Kindle reviewer on The Bride and the Brute

“Medieval readers will find The Lady and the Falconer a highly satisfying, well crafted story that fills their craving for a tale of medieval intrigue and passion. ”

Romantic Times Magazine on The Lady and The Falconer

“Angel's Assassin is rich with setting, suspense, conflict, and emotion. I was caught up in the story from the beginning. Loved the way Laurel O'Donnell wrapped it all up in a satisfying climax. A must read!”

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