Review: Devil In A Kilt By Sue-Ellen Welfonder

Devil in a Kilt Book Cover Devil in a Kilt
Clan MacKenzie
Sue-Ellen Welfonder
Scottish Historical Romance
Gruenwald Corporation
May 27, 2020
ebook
416
Amazon.com

Devil in a Kilt
Special 20th Anniversary Edition

A Clan MacKenzie Romance

A fiery angel, a coldhearted devil, and a marriage hotter than hell!

Linnet MacDonnell is the youngest of seven sisters, and not the family beauty. With her flame-bright red hair and gift of second sight, no man wants her. But the devil will take her. Bartered as a bride to her father's sworn enemy, the powerful Highland chieftain Duncan MacKenzie of Kintail, she has no choice but to enter a marriage with a man rumored to have murdered his first wife and said to possess neither heart nor soul.

Forbidding and proud, Duncan MacKenzie, the Black Stag of Kintail, wants one thing from his new bride - to use her special gift to determine if young Robbie is truly his son. He never expects the MacDonnell lass to stubbornly follow her heart, chase away the darkness in his castle with light and laughter, and ignite a raging fire in his blood. How dare she defy him, and tempt a devil like him to feel what he fears most of all - love!

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Enjoy these other available Clan MacKenzie Romances...

Only for a Knight
The Taming of Mairi MacKenzie
Winter Fire

My Thoughts:



A wonderful 20th anniversary edition! So first lets make that clear. This is a reissue of a previously released book. As the author notes she made very few changes.

Now for the story.
First thus us a medieval Scottish historical romance. The story is well written with characters you’ll love or love to hate. The villain I still wondered even though I read this one 20yrs ago, I still wondered if he could be redeemed. There are many secondary characters you will love and be eager to see again. The 2 main characters, Duncan and Linnet, are outstanding. Duncan has long been a favorite hero of mine. And young Robbie well, he’ll melt your heart. These are flawed, wounded characters, they are not perfect, they are human. They make mistakes. They learn. Linnet is a strong heroine who I have always at times wanted to shake yet I’ve always understood her actions. Duncan is an alpha hero who doesn’t believe he is redeemable. These two lost souls find a love neither expected. Fans of true medieval historical romances especially Scottish ones, not fluff historicals, but true historically based romance will enjoy Devil Ina Kilt. There is a sensualty to this story that is very well written. So this is not a sweet romance. There is violence, danger, romance, love, peace, sensualty and more. And I’m so happy to see this 20th anniversary edition available. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by: WendyK

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Heat Rating: Steamy

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SNEAK PEAK~~ONLY FOR A KNIGHT~~SUE-ELLEN WELFONDER

Sneak peak at ONLY FOR A KNIGHT: http://amzn.to/2keVRrR
(Because I love strong heroines)

He straightened to look at her. “Ne’er has a lass pleased me more. You must know it, see it all o’er me.”
Her chin came up. “I see that you might believe what you say.”
“Aye, well.” His smile flashed again, and he chuckled. “I always knew I wanted a woman with spirit.”
“I am that.” She couldn’t stop her own smile.
Indeed,” he said, leaning in to kiss her again.



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To Note: Only for a Knight is the story of Robbie, Duncan’s son in my RT Award Winning title, DEVIL IN A KILT. In this new book, you can revisit Duncan, Linnet, Sir, M, and the whole DEVIL IN A KILT world.

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  • Publication date: January 30, 2017
  • Publisher: Gruenwald Corporation
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01MRC0PCR
  • Length: 288 pages

 

Product Description

Return to medieval Scotland with USA Today bestselling author Sue-Ellen Welfonder (also known as Allie Mackay) in a powerfully emotional tale of star-crossed lovers against a world determined to rip them apart…

It was beyond her control to resist him…

After ten years of journeying about Scotland, fighting other men’s wars and battling a few demons of his own, roguish knight Sir Robert MacKenzie is finally heading back to Kintail, the vast Highland territory held by his warrior chieftain father, Duncan MacKenzie, the Black Stag of Kintail. Their parting was fraught, clan scandal and tragedy having driven Robert from his home. But past heartaches and angers are now forgotten and Robert wants nothing more than to embrace kith and kin, at last assuming his rightful place as future clan laird. But almost as soon as he crosses onto Kintail land, his homecoming plans are upended by a damsel in great distress…

Lass of the glens Mariana Mackay was on a mission to repay an unpaid debt for her dying mother. Nothing else would have taken her so deep into the heart of Kintail, putting her right in the path of the homebound knight. More than that, an accident along the way lands her in Robert’s arms when he rushes to aid her. As often happens in life and death moments, their passions quickly ignite – but Robert has sworn to accept a bride from a rival clan. Now he must rip open the wounds of the past, risking a feud and perhaps forever alienating himself from his clan – or he can follow his heart and claim the love of a woman who carries dark secrets of her own. As desire consumes them, the star-crossed lovers know that their only chance at happiness could destroy everything else they love.

“Steamy, sensual, and utterly breathtaking.”
~ Fresh Fiction

Enjoy this story of forbidden love, sizzling passion, and all the wonder of the Scottish Highlands.

Please note: Only for a Knight was originally published in 2005 by Warner Books. This new edition has been entirely rewritten, re-edited, and contains fresh, never-before-read material.

Review

For every reader who loved my Romantic Times Award-Winning title, Devil in a Kilt…

Now you can return to that wonderful Highland world, revisiting Duncan MacKenzie, the Black Stag of Kintail, and all his friends, as you discover what happened to his son Robbie, now the valiant knight, Sir Robert…

Only for a Knight is an RT Top Pick!

“4 ½ Stars! Top Pick! Enthralling… Welfonder brings the Highlands to life.” ~ RT Book Reviews

“Steamy, sensual, and utterly breathtaking … will win your heart.” ~ Fresh Fiction

“Wonderful… Kept me glued to the pages.” ~ Romance Junkies

 

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Readers can learn more of the amazing Sue-Ellen Welfonder and her fantastic world of books at her website: www.welfonder. com. While, you’re at it be sure to sign up for her wonderful newsletter. 

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RELEASE DAY BLITZ ~~EDGE OF YESTERDAY ~~TARAH SCOTT AND SUE-ELLEN WELFONDER w/#Giveaway & #Review

Genre: Historical Romance, Time Travel
Series: Edge Series, Book 1
Publisher: Broken Arm Publishing
Publication Date: December 27, 2016
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Two of Scottish romance’s most loved authors have joined pens to write a thrilling new time travel series filled with passion, danger, and intrigue. These never-before-published novels will sweep you to Scotland’s Highland Heatheredge, where magic is real, time is relevant, and there is no escape from desire…

Men are disappearing in the Highland crofting village of Heatheredge. The authorities suspect foul play, but without signs of violence—or bodies—they can’t prove a thing.

World champion swordsman Cailean Ross is living the fantasy of a lifetime as the victor of Heatheredge’s medieval reenactment Gathering. But when the fantasy turns into reality, swordplay becomes a fight to the death and he finds himself among the ‘missing’ statistics.

Julianna Mackay flees a man she fears is an evil wizard and literally runs into handsome Cailean Ross. Cailean defends Lady Julianna from her attackers. Together, they set out in search of the key to a six-hundred-year-old curse that can only be broken in medieval Scotland.

When the veil of time is lifted, Cailean and Julianna find that love may not be enough to save them or those they hold dear.

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USA Today and Internationally bestselling authors Sue-Ellen Welfonder and Tarah Scott have more in common than friendship. For many years, they’ve both enjoyed spending their working hours in a world of romance and adventure, bringing handsome Highlanders and their ladies to life. Now they’ve joined pens, deciding that when it comes to happily-ever-afters, two writers can stir up even more danger and desire for the characters they love. The EDGE series, Scottish time travel romances, is their first co-authored project, and launches Dec. 27th with EDGE OF YESTERDAY.

Visit the author’s official websites
Sue-Ellen Welfonder: http://www.welfonder.com/
Tarah Scott: http://www.tarahscott.com/


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MY THOUGHTS 

Edge of Yesterday by Tarah Scott and Sue-Ellen Welfonder is a magical Time Travel and more. Book 1 in the new and thrilling “Edge” series. Set against the back drop of Scotland’s Highland Heatheredge, where magic and time are relevant.
Men are disappearing from a small village, with no bodies, or signs of violence, how can foul play be involved?

This is Cailean Ross, a world champion swordsman and Julianna Mackay, who flees a man she fears is an evil wizard’s tale.

The plot flows seamlessly. The characters are engaging, captivating, and well matched. The story is fast paced and masterfully written.
These authors are two of my favorite authors. They pull readers into their stories and holds captivated. I couldn’t put “Edge of Yesterday” down, it was so thrilling.

In, “Edge of Yesterday”, readers will find suspense, mystery, intrigue, danger, a wicked wizard, a six hundred year old Scottish curse, and a romance that crosses time, itself. Everything a Romance and Time Travel fan could possibly wish in a great story. Plus a set on the edge of your seat plot! What a tangle of excitement!
WOW! I can’t wait to read the next installment. There story has somewhat of a cliffhanger, leading readers into Book 2, but this book has a satisfying ending. A must read by Tarah Scott and Sue-Ellen Welfonder! Great job, ladies! I highly recommend reading “Edge of Yesterday”, you will not go wrong!
I received a complimentary copy.

Rating: 5
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR

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NOW AVAILABLE! EDGE OF YESTERDAY by Tarah Scott and Sue-Ellen Welfonder. …with review

Edge of Yesterday (Edge Series Book 1)Edge of Yesterday by Tarah Scott

Genre: Time Travel (Scotland)

Series: Edge #1

Source: I received a complimentary copy.

  • Publication date: December 27, 2016
  • Publisher: Broken Arm Publishing
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01MG5248D
  • Length: 363 pages

 

(Courtesy of Amazon)

 

Two of Scottish romance’s most loved authors have joined pens to write a thrilling new time travel series filled with passion, danger, and intrigue. These never-before-published novels will sweep you to Scotland’s Highland Heatheredge, where magic is real, time is relevant, and there is no escape from desire…

Men are disappearing in the Highland crofting village of Heatheredge. The authorities suspect foul play, but without signs of violence—or bodies—they can’t prove a thing.

World champion swordsman Cailean Ross is living the fantasy of a lifetime as the victor of Heatheredge’s medieval reenactment Gathering. But when the fantasy turns into reality, swordplay becomes a fight to the death and he finds himself among the ‘missing’ statistics.

Julianna Mackay flees a man she fears is an evil wizard and literally runs into handsome Cailean Ross. Cailean defends Lady Julianna from her attackers. Together, they set out in search of the key to a six-hundred-year-old curse that can only be broken in medieval Scotland.

When the veil of time is lifted, Cailean and Julianna find that love may not be enough to save them or those they hold dear.

 

Available at most retailers,  including Amazon!  Get your copy today! 

My Thoughts 

Edge of Yesterday by Tarah Scott and Sue-Ellen Welfonder is a magical Time Travel and more. Book 1 in the new and thrilling “Edge” series. Set against the back drop of Scotland’s Highland Heatheredge, where magic and time are relevant.
Men are disappearing from a small village, with no bodies, or signs of violence, how can foul play be involved?

This is Cailean Ross, a world champion swordsman and Julianna Mackay, who flees a man she fears is an evil wizard’s tale.

The plot flows seamlessly. The characters are engaging, captivating, and well matched. The story is fast paced and masterfully written.
These authors are two of my favorite authors. They pull readers into their stories and holds captivated. I couldn’t put “Edge of Yesterday” down, it was so thrilling.

In, “Edge of Yesterday”, readers will find suspense, mystery, intrigue, danger, a wicked wizard, a six hundred year old Scottish curse, and a romance that crosses time, itself. Everything a Romance and Time Travel fan could possibly wish in a great story. Plus a set on the edge of your seat plot! What a tangle of excitement!
WOW! I can’t wait to read the next installment. There story has somewhat of a cliffhanger, leading readers into Book 2, but this book has a satisfying ending. A must read by Tarah Scott and Sue-Ellen Welfonder! Great job, ladies! I highly recommend reading “Edge of Yesterday”, you will not go wrong!
I received a complimentary copy.

Rating: 5
Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR

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Sue-Ellen Welfonder’s To Desire a Highlander: Release Day and Giveaway

Welfonder_To Desire a Highlander_MM[1][1]About TO DESIRE A HIGHLANDER
AN UNWILLING BRIDE
Proud, passionate Lady Gillian MacGuire is known as the Spitfire of the Isles. She can take care of herself and hasn’t yet met a man who could impress her . . . especially not Donell MacDonnell, the man she was promised to five years ago. She’s been dreading his return, but when her intended comes back to claim her, she’s stunned at how different he seems. The man she swore she would spurn forever now invades her thoughts, her dreams, and her heart.AN UNEXPECTED DESIRE
When Roag agrees to assume the identity of the recently deceased MacDonnell chieftain, no one warns him that the man was betrothed. As a member of the King’s Fenris Guard, he is oath-bound to embark on whatever mission the crown gives him. Of course, he was expecting a battle-not a bride. Yet after sharing one kiss with Lady Gillian, the powerful Highlander becomes the one seduced and captivated. Now giving in to temptation could ruin them both.
Sue-Ellen_Welfonder[1][1]About the Author

SueEllen Welfonder is a Scotophile whose burning wish to make frequent trips to the land of her dreams led her to a twenty-year career with the airlines.

Now a full-time writer, she’s quick to admit that she much prefers wielding a pen to pushing tea and coffee. She makes annual visits to Scotland, insisting they are a necessity, as each trip gives her inspiration for new books.

Proud of her own Hebridean ancestry, she belongs to two clan societies: the MacFie Clan Society and the Clan MacAlpine Society. In addition to Scotland, her greatest passions are medieval history, the paranormal, and dogs. She never watches television, loves haggis, and writes at a 450-year-old desk that once stood in a Bavarian castle.

SueEllen is married and currently resides with her husband and Jack Russell terrier in Florida.

Q&A Time

Q:  How many books will be in this new series?

SEW:  Once Upon a Highland Christmas (novella), To Love a

Highlander, and To Desire a Highlander.

Q:  How do you spend your spare time?

SEW:  I love animals and nature, and enjoy getting out in the

natural world as often as possible.  Doing so clears my mind and

relieves stress.  So I take daily walks, cycle often, and make sure

every day includes ‘nature breaks.’  I’m an Audubon Society

volunteer and really love ‘giving back’ to nature by helping the

local shorebirds.  A lot of my time this spring and summer was

devoted to monitoring and helping to safeguard a colony of

protected seabirds through their mating, nesting, and hatching

season. I enjoy reading and am a total yoga enthusiast, practicing

daily.  I also spend plenty of quality time with my ex-feral cat,

Snuggles.  

Q:  How does the use of Scottish mythology, Folklore and legends

come to fruition in your tales?

SEW:  Scotland, like all Celtic lands, is rich in legend, lore, and

myth.  The medieval period, in particular, was a time when folk

really did believe in magical stones, sacred wells, mythical beasts,

the evil eye, miracle cures, ghosts, and all manner of other

fantastical things.  Toss in the Norse influence, and you have a

whole new layer of wondrous elements.  Yes, there was

Christianity, but scratch the surface, and the trust in the old ways

was there, rampant and alive.  

To this day, it is hard to find a stone in Scotland that doesn’t have a

history – some amazing tale attached to it.  For a writer already in

love with the land and people, this cultural heritage is a great well-

spring of story ideas.  Along with the atmospheric settings I give

my books, I love weaving mystical threads into each story.  I see

them (along with the setting) as the ‘stage and foundation’ of my

books.  Take that away, leaving only dialogue and ‘action,’ the

words are only ink on the page, lacking heart, soul, and the

richness and depth I believe should go into a Scottish medieval

romance.

So this is a very important part of my writing.  To leave it out

would be (to me) to ignore a very colorful and fascinating part of

Scotland’s past.  

Q:  Who was the author who was most influential in your writing

career?

SEW:  Becky Lee Weyrich, the Time Travel Queen of the 80s.  

She was a personal friend, and back in my flying days, I’d send her

long letters detailing my travel adventures in far-flung corners of

the globe.  She would tell me that reading my letters made her feel

as if she’d been along with me during my trips.  Eventually she

also told me she felt I should be writing books.  I wasn’t interested

at all – flying was my dream job and I loved being a stewardess.  

But Becky kept after me and I finally caved and wrote a book.  I

did so, more or less, to get Becky to stop bugging me.  When Devil

in a Kilt sold, I was astonished.  And so I sort of slid into a career I

never really sought.   

Q)  What genre do you read for pleasure?

SEW:  Lots, but to choose a fiction fave: cozy mysteries.

Let’s play a Game…

Fruit? Apple, grapes or orange

SEW:  Apple  (eat at least one daily)

Reading? Fiction or non-fiction

SEW:  Non-fiction (if I have to choose, I LOVE research books)

Movie? Braveheart or Highlander

SEW:  Braveheart (though the inaccuracies drive me nuts)

Snacks? Popcorn  or chips

SEW:  Chips  (I am a potato zealot)

Chocolate?  Light or dark

SEW:  Light (milk chocolate)

Where do you see yourself in 10years?

SEW:   Hopefully in a place of less stress and worry – the last few

years have been difficult.  I would love to do more volunteer work

– for needy animals and nature/the environment.

Anything you’d like our readers to know about this book that might

surprise them?

SEW:  This book is a milestone book for me on many levels.  A

personal one is that it is the first book I have completed without

my beloved Jack Russell terrier, Em, sharing my desk chair.  He

was my constant companion throughout the writing of all my

books, but I lost him during the writing of this one.  He was my

muse – he’d either curl on my lap, or sprawl across the chair seat

behind me, pushing at me with his little legs until I’d be perched

on less than an inch of the chair.  I would keep on writing, not

having the heart to disturb him as he snored away behind me.  I am

still grieving his loss.

Thank you Sue-Ellen for being our guest today. For those who know me, (WendyK), they know that I simply adore Scottish romances (historical or contemporary), but what you might not know is that I’ve read Sue-Ellen since that first book, DEVIL IN A KILT. The world of publishing is changing and has changed a lot from Sue-Ellen’s first book, but I can always count on Sue-Ellen to give me many hours of joy, time away from the reality of life, characters I’ll adore and stories I’ll fall in love with. If you are new to Sue-Ellen, I suggest you be prepared once you find her books you’ll want them all! If you are an old friend who like me has read them all, then sit back and enjoy. Either way there’s a treat to be had.
Thank you again Sue-Ellen for being our guest today! We are honored to have you here and to count you among our Friends.
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Giveaway:
This giveaway is from My Book Addiction and more! We are offering up one e-copy of any previous title from Sue-Ellen Welfonder. We will have ONE winner who will get one ebook from Sue-Ellen Welfonder, all titles are available except To Desire a Highlander. Giveaway is open anywhere I can gift an ebook. To win just comment below, you may ask Sue-Ellen a question, tell us your favorite thing about reading romance or Scotland, or just say Hi. We’d love it if you share the post but honestly just comment and you’re entered to win.
Winner will be picked September 1st!
Good Luck and enjoy!
*WendyK*

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A great new box set, Tantalizing Tidbits: giveaway!!!

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