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The Kingdom of Northumbria

The Kingdom of Northumbria is a series of historical romance novels set in 7th Century Anglo-Saxon England. 

Immerse yourself in three stand-alone romances set Britannia's northernmost kingdom during the Kingdom of Northumbria's 'golden age'.

The Whispering Wind
(Released January 24, 2017)

An emotionally-charged historical adventure romance set in Dark Ages Britain. A monk, a handmaid—and an unbreakable bond.

The day Leofric finds a young woman washed up on a windswept shore, his life changes forever ...

Sensuality/heat level: SENSUAL (sweet - SENSUAL - sizzle)


"This is an official request for historical romance readers to move out of their Regency-era and Scottish Highlander comfort zones. Author Jayne Castel had me completely immersed in her Dark Ages world of Northumbria."

"Jayne Castel is the best at delivering dark ages historical fiction that is so believable, gritty, hopeful, with powerful emotion. Well written, this tale makes you ache as the couple struggle against terrible odds and the unfairness of class and gender differences. But the story is so worth it."

             Wind Song

(Released November 15, 2017)

He rules the north, but she rules his heart. Two kingdoms collide in this epic tale of destiny, longing and love set in Dark Ages Britain.

He’s a Pict and she’s an Angle. Bridei will do anything to win back his people’s land from Northumbria, but Hea has sworn her loyalty to her king. 

Sensuality/heat level: SENSUAL (sweet - SENSUAL - sizzle)

Reviews for WIND SONG

"The details of Jayne Castel's historic Iron Ages novels flow by like a river. Before you know it, you are immersed in another world ..."

"The plot was exciting, intriguing, and very well written. I enjoyed the romance of the story ... I very highly recommend this book and thoroughly enjoyed it."

Lord of the North Wind
(Released October 10, 2018)

He thought he had all the answers … until he met her. A king, a widow—an attraction that cannot be denied.

Love and passion are the last things on King Aldfrith of Northumbria’s mind. But an alluring widow named Osana could very well be his undoing.

Sensuality/heat level: SENSUAL (sweet - SENSUAL - sizzle)


"I loved the realistic and engaging characters and the angsts of the passion and once in a life time love, that politically can never be."

"King Aldfrith, different as he is from most heroes I read, will stick with me for a while. I think I have a new favorite hero archetype - the philosopher king."