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Release of The Thief’s Countess by Cecelia Mecca

The Release of The Thief’s Countess is a Dream Come True

More than twenty years ago, like most English majors, I thought to combine my love of the romance genre and fandom of all things medieval and write a romance novel. Researching at the University of Scranton’s library, I began a story that has become The Thief’s Countess so many years later. Although I convinced myself life–jobs, marriage, kids, new jobs– took precedence over realizing my dream of becoming a romance author, it was more likely fear which held me back.

In 2015 when I decided to make time for the one goal I’d never achieved, I re-submerged myself into 13th century England. Little did I know, writing “The End” in September (on my birthday) was really just the beginning. Editing, querying, publishing, marketing–there are many components of getting a book out into the world. But I continued to learn, read and network and finally, more than two years later, I published my first romance, The Ward’s Bride, a Border Series prequel novella. The support, positive reviews and excitement of accomplishing a lifelong goal has not yet worn off. And with any luck, and a bit of determination, it never will.

Get a Free Novella

Join the CM Insiders to receive a free prequel novella or purchase on Amazon for .99. Although it can be read as a stand alone, The Ward’s Bride gives a bit of background to Border Series Book One, The Thief’s Countes.



A thief turned reluctant protector… A countess who resents but can’t resist him…

The Reiver

Sir Geoffrey has dedicated his life to exacting revenge on the men who killed his parents and stole his birthright. The son of a baron, he has been reduced to stealing the resources he needs to reclaim his family legacy. Just when he’s on the verge of success, his uncle asks him to put his plans on hold to help protect a wealthy countess. It’s a distraction Geoffrey resents, even more so when he meets Lady Sara. The gorgeous, complicated and alluring lady is everything he’d want in a woman—and everything he can’t have.

The Countess

With her betrothed coming to claim her hand in marriage and a distant cousin intent on usurping her earldom, Lady Sara Caiser feels beset by controlling, unwanted men. As if that weren’t enough, her father’s deathbed request was for two lawless border reivers to serve as her protectors. Despite her misgivings, an undeniable attraction pulls her into Sir Geoffrey’s arms. The man she thought nothing more than a thief is more dangerous than she believed, for he’s noble, caring and sinfully attractive. As the threats against her continue to mount, Sara must decide what’s more important—her duty or her heart.

You can purchase The Thief’s Countess on Amazon for $2.99. A limited-time special edition includes chapter upgrades, similar to “DVD extras. The upgrades will expires in two weeks.


Author Biography

A former English teacher, Cecelia combines two of her passions, romance novels and the middle ages, in debut novel The Thief’s Countess. Combining alpha male types and strong female heroines, Cecelia transports readers to an admittedly romanticized time of knights and castles. She lives in Northeast, Pennsylvania with her husband and two young children where she can be found either planning a Disney trip, watching period dramas or convincing her children to watch Star Wars. She is firmly House Stark and Gryffindor.

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