Winter Fire

A Return to Kintail Romance

Flames of winter burn the hottest…


Katla MacKenzie is fascinated by the legends and lore of the Vikings, her mother’s people.  When she meets a dashing stranger in an enchanted place known to be a haunt of Norse deities, she gladly gives her heart – and her passion – to the lover she only knows as the Lord of Winter.

Secretly flattered when a bonnie lass believes him a god, Gunnar MacLeod can’t resist her and seduces Katla atop the mountain known as Odin’s Flame.  In truth, he is the one seduced.  But he must let her go - and not just because their clans are warring.

When a clan tragedy forces Gunnar to leave Skye, he’ll sacrifice everything before he can return to Katla.  When he does, a bitter enemy is waiting.  But a heart that loves is powerful, and Gunnar will do whatever he must to claim Katla as his own.      




Katla’s heart began to dip, a terrible cold sluicing her.

Gunnar MacLeod might love airing her skirts.  But he wouldn’t ask for her hand.

Sure of it, she lifted her chin.  “You, sir, are a laird’s son.”

“I was a laird’s son.”  He glanced again at the window, the view now hidden by dark, swirling mist.  “My father is gone.  My uncle is clan chief.”

“So I have heard.” 

He turned to face her, his expression unreadable.  “Do you believe all you hear, lass?”

“Nae.”  She didn’t.  “But I know the way of things well enough to know that a laird’s son is ever a laird’s son, even when his father is no more.”

“Do not speak of that which you know naught.”

“All the land speaks of you.”

“So they may until the end of all days.”  He gripped her chin and leaned close, so near that his breath brushed her cheek.  “I walk my own path.  That’s why I’m here, to prove it to you.”     



Reviews for Winter Fire:


“I just couldn't put it down. I was totally entranced from the first sentence until the last and never wanted it to end. Winter Fire made me laugh and cry which means I was totally involved emotionally. 5 stars.”

~ Jeanne Sheats, Goodreads, Amazon


“Welfonder writes of brave men and women who hold their honor as sacred. The love for their clans, their lands, and their hearths run deep. The detail in her writing was beautifully done so that I could see clearly the Aurora Borealis as it danced around Gunner and Katla...could hear it's hum. I love a good battle and it was if I was standing to the side watching as the men clashed together. She writes her characters so clearly you come to love them as your own. Even Katla's little dog, Glaum, I wanted to squeeze. I smiled, and found myself laughing at the banter between these two as they walked the path towards their HEA. Wonderful!”

~ Leah Weller, Bookworm2Bookworm, Goodreads, Amazon


“Winter Fire is just wonderful. Full of surprises and enough mystery, trust and believing in oneself to keep you glued to the book. I loved being able to see everything she would write. Not only can you immerse yourself in the book with the action and love, you are in the book. How Welfonder writes so well that you feel everything is amazing. If you have not read anything from her, then grab more of her books and be a lifelong fan.”

~ Kimi Minion Court, Kimi’s Medieval Reviews


“I am so in love with the Lord of Winter. Winter Fire had me unable to put it away once I start reading. The story line was "magical." Be prepared to read until all hours of the morning once you start. I would gladly trade places with Katla. Thank you for the wonderful read.”

~ Gerry Lynn Crockett, Goodreads, Amazon


***Winter Fire originally appeared in Highland Flames: The Scrolls of Cidhe - Vol. 2 Bundle***

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