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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COMING SOON~ THE HEART OF THE HIGHLANDS: THE BEAST~ APRIL HOLTHAUS….with Pre-Order Links

 COMING JULY 25, 2015!

{Heart of the Highlands- The Beast}

[Protectors of the Crown, Book 1]

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  • Print Length: 135 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Grey Eagle Publishing, LLC (July 25, 2015)
  • Publication Date: July 25, 2015
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00X6BIYNU

 

For hundreds of years, Scotland has battled the English for their freedom. Now, they face a new threat. In a divided world between politics and religion, the young King James V faces a threat; his own people rebelling against him. As civil war break out amongst the Highland clans, James recruits a secret group of warriors for protection. He calls them the: Protectors of the Crown.

Ian MacKay has one mission; to defend the crown no matter the cost. Along with his men, Ian’s mission is to hunt down one of the most dangerous men in the Highlands. While on his journey, venturing into unfriendly territory, he comes across a lass on enemy land that he takes for ransom. However, as events unfold, truths come to light and passions are awakened. Is it Ian who has been captured by her instead?

Keira Sinclair has lived a life of peace and simplicity until now. With her clan on the verge of losing everything, she is forced to wed a Laird from a neighboring clan to ensure that hers survives. During her travels to her new home, her carriage is attacked and Keira is taken hostage by a ruthless man. Caught in the middle of a war that she does not understand, will her secrets be safe, or will she succumb to the Highland warrior who now threatens to capture her heart?

Protectors of the Crown Series

Book One- The Heart of the Highlands: The Beast
Book Two- The Heart of the Highlands: The Wolf; coming fall 2015
Book Three- The Heart of the Highlands: The Dragon; coming 2016
Book Four- The Heart of the Highlands: The Lion; coming 2016
Book Five- The Heart of the Highlands: The Stag; coming 2016

Goodreads link:

Pre-Order your copy today!

Amazon:

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Soon to be available everywhere books are sold!

 

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Meet April Holthaus…

 

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April lives in central Minnesota with her husband and son. She developed her passion of historical romances through her love of history and genealogy. Over the last several years she has compiled her family tree finding over 350 bloodline grandparents dating back to the 900s.

When not working or writing, April enjoys spending time with her family, reading and being outdoors.

Follow her at:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/author.april.holthaus

Blog Page: myromanticenchantments.blogspot.com/

Twitter: @aprilholthaus

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BOOK BLITZ~ MASK OF DUPLICITY~ JULIA BRANNAN… with #Review

MASK OF DUPLICITY by Julia Brannan
Series: Jacobite Chronicles, #1
Genre: ‪‎Historical Romance‬

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‪New Release:  http://amzn.to/1B0rDii

SYNOPSIS

Following the death of their father, Beth’s brother Richard returns from the army to claim his share of the family estate. However, Beth’s hopes of a quiet life are dashed when Richard, dissatisfied with his meagre inheritance and desperate for promotion, decides to force her into a marriage for his military gain. And he will stop at nothing to get his way.

Beth is coerced into a reconciliation with her noble cousins in order to marry well and escape her brutal brother. She is then thrown into the glittering social whirl of Georgian high society and struggles to conform. The effeminate but witty socialite Sir Anthony Peters offers to ease her passage into society and she is soon besieged by suitors eager to get their hands on her considerable dowry. Beth, however, wants love and passion for herself, and to break free from the artificial life she is growing to hate. She finds herself plunged into a world where nothing is as it seems and everyone hides behind a mask. Can she trust the people professing to care for her?

The first in the series about the fascinating lives of beautiful Beth Cunningham, her family and friends during the tempestuous days leading up to the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745, which attempted to overthrow the Hanoverian King George II and restore the Stuarts to the British throne.

Join the rebellion of one woman and her fight for survival in…

The Jacobite Chronicles.

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Meet the author:  JULIA BRANNAN

Julia Brannan
Julia has been a voracious reader since childhood, using books to escape the miseries of a turbulent adolescence. After leaving university with a degree in English Language and Literature, she spent her twenties trying to be a sensible and responsible person, even going so far as to work for the Civil Service. The book escape came in very useful there too.
And then she gave up trying to conform and resolved to spend the rest of her life living as she wanted to, not as others would like her to. She has since had a variety of jobs, including telesales, teaching and gilding and is currently a transcriber, copy editor and proofreader. In her spare time she is still a voracious reader, and enjoys keeping fit and travelling the world. Life hasn’t always been good, but it has rarely been boring. She lives in rural Wales with her cat Constantine, and her wonderful partner sensibly lives four miles away in the next village.
Now she has decided that rather than just escape into other people’s books, she would actually quite like to create some of her own, in the hopes that people will enjoy reading them as much as she does writing them.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Julia-Brannan/727743920650760
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Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14060028.Julia_Brannan

MY THOUGHTS:

MASK OF DUPLICITY by Julia Brannan is an exciting new Scottish Historical Romance set during the 1740’s. Book 1 in this new and fantastic series of “The Jacobite Chronicles” and what a beginning.

“The first in the series about the fascinating lives of beautiful Beth Cunningham, her family and friends during the tempestuous days leading up to the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745, which attempted to overthrow the Hanoverian King George II and restore the Stuarts to the British throne.”

Meet Beth Cunningham, her brother Richard, Sir Anthony Peters, and a wonderful, albeit,  treasonous cast of characters, where some have a mask of duplicity.

Fast paced, tale that is well written, with passion, action, fights, sensual tension, duplicity, treason, and finding a HEA for Beth. A must read for Historical Romance fans who enjoy action, adventure, and yes, treason. The Jacobite Rebellion pitted brother against brother, committed many treasonous acts all in the name of restoring the Stuarts to the British throne.

The cast of characters is long, but a necessity to help carry the story forward. The reader is easily caught up in the story, the lives of the characters and the depth of the story.

Ms. Brannan is a new author to me, but I look forward to reading more of her “Jacobite Chronicles”. While, “Mask of Duplicity” had a satisfying conclusion, I would say it is a continuing tale, as many questions are left unanswered. Not necessarily a cliffhanger, but a continuing storyline, I look forward to finding out Beth’s fiance’s true identity and issues this will cause between her and others.

Well researched. I would strongly recommend “Mask of Duplicity” to fans of Scottish Historical, The Jacobite Rebellion and uprising, Historical Romance fans, and fans of Scottish-British history. A fascinating story with a long cast of characters who will capture your interest and hold your attention. A true treasure! An enjoyable and satisfying read and one I would strongly recommend.

*Received for an honest review*

Rating: 4.5

Heat rating: Mild

Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

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PRE-ORDER BLAST~ POSSESSION OF A HIGHLANDER~MADELINE MARTIN…

COMING AUGUST 11, 2015!

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CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR UPCOMING RELEASE, MS. MARTIN!

Possession of a Highlander (Book 2 releases August 11, 2015)

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Brianna Lindsay’s grip on the inheritance that is rightly hers hangs by a thread. If the town finds out her father has died, Brianna will be forced into marriage with her loathsome cousin, Lord Robert, and will lose all of Edzell Castle and its lands. To protect her home, she’ll have to trust a complete stranger, a brooding Highland barbarian who sweeps into Edzell with a small retinue and insists on replacing her Captain of the Guard. He proves his worth by defeating her men and she has no choice but to accept his offer.

Though his motives are suspect, Colin MacKinnon has nobility in his blood and good intentions in coming to Edzell. He seeks his own kingdom, one to rival his father’s, and sets out to conquer Brianna in the best way he knows how—with seduction.

Brianna never thought of all the wealth she protects, the one thing she has left completely vulnerable is her heart. Colin never thought that of everything he stands to achieve, he might have to face the unexpected pain of loss. Together, they must navigate a treacherous world of spies and intrigue, of legacy and fidelity, of love and betrayal, to find what is truly worth possessing.

Pre- Order Possession of a Highlander Pre-Order buy links!

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Meet the author…

Madeline  Martin

Madeline Martin lives in Jacksonville, Florida with her two daughters and a menagerie of pets. She graduated from Flagler College with a degree in Business Administration and works for corporate America. Her hobbies include rock climbing, running, doing Mud Runs and just about anything exciting she can do without getting nauseous. She grew up in Europe and still enjoys traveling overseas whenever she can find the time to get away. Her favorite place to visit thus far: Scotland.

Connect & Socialize!

Website: http://www.madelinemartin.com/

Twitter @MadelineMMartin

Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1ByLMIy

Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/12062937.Madeline_Martin

Do stop by and say “Hi”!

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If you haven’t had a chance to read Book 1, here is your perfect opportunity, before Book 2 releases in August 2015!

Deception of a Highlander

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What it’s about:

Scottish Romance doesn’t get much steamier—or more dangerous—than a spy hunting her quarry, and losing her heart to him instead.

To pay a seemingly impossible debt, Mariel Brandon has become a spy for Aaron, one of England’s deadliest minds. Aaron’s latest mission for the sharp-witted and daring Mariel is to find two people in a heavily fortified castle on the Isle of Skye, a castle headed by the clan MacDonald and the powerful Kieran. Mariel is to seduce Kieran and get him to take her to Skye. If she succeeds, Aaron promises to let Mariel’s young brother go, and to free both of them from their debt.  If she fails, her brother will die.

What she doesn’t count on is craving Kieran MacDonald almost immediately upon meeting him. Now Mariel must keep a secret from Kieran—one that could get them both killed—as she tries to form a plan that will save her brother, get her out from under Aaron’s thumb once and for all, and keep her in Kieran’s strong arms forever.

Available on Amazon in paperback or Kindle here: http://www.amazon.com/Deception-Highlander-Madeline-Martin-ebook/dp/B00R6VQHRG

Available at Barnes and Noble website in paperback or Nook here: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/deception-of-a-highlander-martin/1121157041?ean=9781626816329

Available for Kobo here: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/deception-of-a-highlander?utm_source=linkshare_us&utm_medium=Affiliate&utm_campaign=linkshare_us&siteID=7W0jeRqnKFU-cHg17.U3tZgqQM76NPNyDQ

Available on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/deception-of-a-highlander/id953313068?mt=11&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

 

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~Author Giveaway~

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We are offering 1 lucky commenter a chance to win a digital copy of Deception of a Highlander!

Commenter MUST share this post, on as many social networks as possible. Let us know here, we trust you, so NO need to send links, unless you just wish to do so.

No fears, for those commenters who DO NOT work on social Networks, just tell a friend, neighbor or co-worker, anyone and let us know. NO names, please, that will be our little secret!

We will pick a winner on June 20 and post on this site! You MUST return for the winner announcement.

Good luck and thanks for stopping by today!

Please help us promote, Ms. Martin!

Help an author, write a review!

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PRE-ORDER NOW! APRIL HOLTHAUS~ THE HEART OF THE HIGHLANDS: BEAST

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AMAZON

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  • Print Length: 135 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Grey Eagle Publishing, LLC (July 25, 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00X6BIYNU

 

For hundreds of years, Scotland has battled the English for their freedom. Now, they face a new, unforeseen threat. In a divided world between politics and religion, the young King James V faces a threat from his own people. As civil wars break out amongst the highland clans, James recruits a secret group of warriors for protection. He calls them, the Protectors of the Crown.

Ian MacKay has one mission; to defend the crown no matter the cost. Along with his men, Ian’s mission is to hunt down one of the most dangerous men in the Highlands. While on his journey, venturing into unfriendly territory, he comes across a lass on enemy land that he takes for ransom. However, as events unfold, truths come to light and passions are awakened. Is it Ian whose been captured by her instead?

Keira Sinclair has lived a life of peace and simplicity until now. With her clan on the verge of losing everything, she is forced to wed a Laird from a neighboring clan to ensure that hers survives. During her travels to her new home, her carriage is attacked and Keira is taken hostage by a ruthless man. Caught in the middle of a war that she does not understand, will her secrets be safe, or will she succumb to the Highland warrior who now threatens to capture her heart?

Protectors of the Crown Series
Book One- The Heart of the Highlands: The Beast
Book Two- The Heart of the Highlands: The Wolf; coming fall 2015
Book Three- The Heart of the Highlands: The Dragon; coming 2016
Book Four- The Heart of the Highlands: The Lion; coming 2016
Book Five- The Heart of the Highlands: The Stag; coming 2016

 

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April Holthaus

Meet April Holthaus…

April lives in central Minnesota with her husband and son. She developed her passion of historical romances through her love of history and genealogy. Over the last several years she has compiled her family tree finding over 350 bloodline grandparents dating back to the 900s.

When not working or writing, April enjoys spending time with her family, reading and being outdoors.

Follow her at:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/author.april.holthaus
Blog Page: myromanticenchantments.blogspot.com/
Twitter: @aprilholthaus

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HAPPY RELEASE DAY~ VICTORIA ROBERTS~ KILTS AND DAGGERS…

HAPPY RELEASE DAY!!

Kilts and Daggers
Book 2 of the Highland Spies

Ever since Lady Grace Walsingham discovered her uncle and sister are spies for the Crown, she has yearned for adventure. She’s counting the days until she can leave barbaric Scotland behind, even if she must endure Highland captain Fagan Murray’s company for weeks.

Fagan has a simple mission: escort the haughty Lady Grace back to England. But nothing is ever easy. The sharp-tongued woman needles him at every turn. But when a menacing threat follows them on their journey, Fagan’s grudging tolerance for Grace turns to respect…and into a perilous attraction that could seal their fate.

Pre-Order: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Books-A-Million | Indigo

Highland Spies series:
My Highland Spy
Kilts and Daggers
Plaids and Petticoats

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Meet the author…

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Award-winning author Victoria Roberts writes Scottish historical romances about kilted heroes and warriors from the past. RT Book Reviews named her “one of the most promising debut authors across the genres,” and she was also a 2013 RT Reviewers’ Choice award winner for X Marks the Scot.

Represented by Jill Marsal of the Marsal Lyon Literary Agency, Victoria is a member of Romance Writers of America® and several local chapters, as well as a contributing author to the online magazine Celtic Guide.

Victoria lives in western Pennsylvania with her husband of twenty one years and their two beautiful children—not to mention one spoiled dog. When she is not plotting her next Scottish adventure, she’s dragging her clan to every Scottish festival under the sun.

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victoria@victoriarobertsauthor.com.

Author hangouts!

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Celtic Hearts Romance Writers – www.celtichearts.org
Marsal Lyon Literary Agency – www.marsallyonliteraryagency.com
Sourcebooks – www.sourcebooks.com
The Celtic Guide – www.thecelticguide.com
Casablanca Authors – www.casablancaauthors.blogspot.com

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Kilts and Daggers -- Victoria Roberts

MY THOUGHTS:

KILTS AND DAGGERS by Victoria Roberts is another exciting, adventurous Medieval Scottish Highland Historical Romance. #2 of the “Highland Spies” series, but can be read as a stand alone. But I would suggest Book one, “My Highland Spy”. This is Fagan Murray, Captain of the Murray clan and Lady Grace Walsingham, the Laird’s sister-in-law’s story and what a story!

Fast paced tale of intrigue, adventure, spies,passion,betrayal,and Highland romance. Ms. Roberts is a masterful storyteller and it shines in each of her stories. The vivid descriptions of the Highlands of Scotland just brings this story alive, as does the charismatic, flawed characters. Well written tale with passionate embraces and suspenseful but dangerous adventures. A bit of mystery is thrown into the mix as well. An absolute delight from beginning to the last page. Masterful!! Highly recommended! Fans of Scottish Romance, Historical Romance,Highland warriors, clan wars, dangerous missions, English-Scottish conflict and a deliciously wicked tale are sure to enjoy “Kilts and Daggers”. Don’t miss this one. Can’t wait for the next installment.

*Received for an honest review from the publisher via Net Galley*

*Will be cross-posted on My Book Addiction Reviews dot com*

Rating: 4.5

Heat rating: Mild

Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

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FOREVER MINE~ MONICA BURNS…BLOG TOUR with review *Mature Content*

“Forever Mine” by Monica Burns

Forever Mine
By Monica Burns
 
Blurb:
 

Her future lies in the past 

When a bomb explosion thrusts Victoria Ashton backward in time to 1897, she’s forced to

impersonate the Countess of Guildford. Despite Victoria’s attempts to convince the earl she’s not his wife, her counterpart’s infidelity, lies, and ill-tempered personality makes the task almost impossible. Worse, Victoria finds herself falling in love with a man who loathes her. Only when the earl learns to trust her does she realize her future lies in the past. But love always comes at a price, and she must make a painful sacrifice in order for them to be together.

Her love is what will save him 

Nicholas Thornhill, Earl of Guildford has been searching for his missing wife for three weeks. Rumors of him being guilty of murder make him unwilling to believe his wife’s latest in a multitude of lies. But the changes in Victoria continuously surprise him. Despite his best intentions, he finds the contempt he once felt for his wife turning into something deeper and stronger. But when danger threatens to separate them forever, he must forge a bond with her that crosses the boundaries of time.

A passion to last forever




Available for pre-order at
      
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Excerpt

 

 

Despite the way he unnerved her, it was impossible to avoid noting how wonderful he
smelled. It was a spicy, potently male scent. Deep inside her, a voice cried out for her to press
her fingers against his beautiful mouth. The thought made Victoria suck in a quick, sharp breath
of air.
Nicholas’ eyes darkened with an emotion she didn’t even want to consider defining.

Slowly, he lowered his head until his mouth lightly touched hers. Fire streaked across her
skin, its warmth sinking into her pores until it heated her blood like molten lava. She sighed then
parted her mouth to lace his lips with the tip of her tongue. A dark sound rumbled in his chest as
his tongue swept its way into her mouth and imitated an act her body suddenly craved as if she
were starving.

Pleasure swept its way through her. The fiery sensation of it settled into every inch of her
body.
He said she’d bewitched him, but she was the one under his spell. His lips teased and
seduced hers until her body screamed for more.

She wanted him to touch her. Needed him. She arched her hips upward in a silent plea for
his touch, and a dark growl vibrated on her lips as he tugged the covers off her. His tongue
swirled around hers, teasing and taunting her with each tantalizing stoke. The hot taste of him
made her nipples grow hard until they ached with a pleasurable, tantalizing sensitivity. Eager to
assuage the need for his touch, she caught his hand and pressed it to her breasts. A growl
rumbled out of him as he rubbed his thumb over the rigid peak. The sensation of soft linen
between her skin and his hand made her moan softly as his mouth worked its way across her
cheek to her neck where he gently nipped at her skin.


Need spun through her, and as he lifted his head to stare down at her, she saw desire
darkening his green eyes. A knot of anticipation tightened in her lower body as his hand left her
breast and slid downward to her stomach where the heel of his hand pressed into the sensitive
spot at the apex of her thighs. The simple pressure made her suck in a sharp breath, and a small
smile curved his lips.
 


 

“I want to watch you as I make you shatter from my touch, Victoria.” His words
whispered across her senses as his hand pulled the hem of her nightgown upward to expose her
completely. 

 

 

About the Author
A bestselling author of spicy historical and paranormal romance, Monica Burns penned her first short romance story at the age of nine when she selected the pseudonym she uses today. Her historical book awards include the 2011 RT BookReviews Reviewers Choice Award and the 2012 Gayle Wilson Heart of Excellence Award for Pleasure Me. She is also the recipient of the prestigious paranormal romance award, the 2011 PRISM Best of the Best award for Assassin’s Heart. From the days when she hid her stories from her sisters to her first completed full-length manuscript, she always believed in her dream despite rejections and setbacks. A workaholic wife and mother, Monica believes it’s possible for the good guy to win if they work hard enough.
You can find Monica here:
            
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MY THOUGHTS:
FOREVER MINE by Monica Burns is a unique Scottish Historical Victorian Time-Travel Romance with a bit of Paranormal element set in present time to 1897. Meet, Victoria Ashton, Countess of Guildford and Nicholas Thornhill, Earl of Guildford and a passion that lasts forever, literally.
Well written with a unique take of romance, time,passion, tragedy,danger and a powerful love story that spans generations and though time. Even, though the lies, betrayal, ill tempers, and the possibility of murder, the Earl of Guildford, Nickolas, can’t stop from being attracted to the present day Victoria.
Time Travel, is not usually my foray, but, I have to say, FOREVER MINE is a must read. It is powerful, compelling, passionate, and a must read. I have enjoyed every single story Ms. Burns has written thus far, and have to say FOREVER MINE, was no exception, and fact I am now a believer of the Time-Travel genre. The chemistry
between the present day Victoria and Nickolas is astounded, powerful and very passionate. Even through time and generations, their love could not be denied. I would highly recommend FOREVER MINE to Historical readers as well as Time-Travel,and Romance readers. A terrific read from the first blast from an explosion to the very last page and beyond, we all wish to have this kind of love story. Powerful and compelling!! Well done!
*Received for an honest review from the author and/or publicist*
Rating: 4.5
Heat rating: Hot
Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More
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TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT with #Excerpt and #Giveaway~MOONLIGHT RAIDER~ AMANDA SCOTT

TODAY’S SPOTLIGHT!

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AMANDA SCOTT

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21914718About MOONLIGHT RAIDER

A MAN OF HIS WORD

Border lord Walter Scott of Rankilburn, grief-stricken after burying his father, goes to the forest seeking solace. Instead he finds a half-naked young lady fleeing pursuit. Wat offers his protection, but honor demands that he return the golden-eyed beauty to her rightful husband-even though the last thing he wants is to see her in another man’s arms.

A RUNAWAY BRIDE

Molly Cockburn has fled her home, family, and the brutal scoundrel she was forced to wed. Her pursuers are closing in when the powerful new Lord of Rankilburn bravely intervenes, then promises to help prove her marriage unlawful. Though fiercely loyal to her family, Molly fears they might harm the man she is coming to love, and now she must decide whether to remain faithful to her blood . . . or to her heart.


 

MOONLIGHT RAIDER EXCERPT!

Without thinking, she put a hand to his arm, noting how hard his muscles were as she looked into his eyes said with deep sincerity, “I’m sorry I frightened you. I don’t think clearly when I’m angry. In troth, I fear that whenever my temper gets the better of me, I do try to get away, but only to try and calm myself. Losing my temper has often …”
She paused when his expression altered rather strangely.
“You should not look at a man like that unless you want him to kiss you,” he said softly.
“But I do,” she replied honestly and without hesitation. “No man has kissed me since my granddad died, and I think I would like you to, if you don’t mind.”

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A voice deep within Wat shouted a warning of where such a kiss might lead, but he ignored it, cupping her chin again with one hand while he drew her closer with the other. Then, gently and ever so slowly, savoring the moment for himself, he lowered his mouth to hers and kissed her.
Her rosy lips were feather soft and warm against his own. Her slender body snuggled against his and seemed to fit there unusually well. When she moved her lips beneath his, kissing him back, he shifted the hand that had cupped her chin to cradle her head beneath her veil, marveling at the soft silkiness of her hair.
She moved her lips as if to taste different parts of his, and another part of his body stirred strongly in response.
The urge to take her then and there was nearly overpowered him, and as much to distract himself from that dangerous urge as to answer the invitation her lips were offering, he pressed his tongue between them and began to explore the intriguing, moist interior of her mouth.
She gave a gasp, then seemed to stop breathing. But when he continued his exploration undaunted, she inhaled with a moan and touched her tongue to his.
Her breath was whisper soft and clean, and her breasts pressed against him, tantalizing him and making his fingers itch to stroke them. That thought provided stronger warning than the voice in his head that he was treading dangerous ground.
Remembering his vow to protect her but wise enough not to break their embrace too abruptly, he eased his tongue from her mouth. Then he kissed her more lightly on the lips and again on her forehead.
“We must go back, lass. I should not have done that, but I’m not sorry I did.”
“We did it, sir,” she said, looking solemnly into his eyes. “Faith, I invited it.”
He shook his head at her. “Believe me, if my father were still alive, and I were to tell him exactly how it happened, he would have much to say to me, none of which I would want to hear. But I’d deserve every word.”
“Sadly, he is not here to scold you,” she said.
“Aye, but Westruther will give me an earful if he hears about it. You are an inexperienced maiden who was naturally curious, whilst I am …”
“… much experienced at such things?” she said for him when he paused.
“More experienced than you, I’d wager,” he said with a sudden grin. “But we are not going to discuss my experience, now or ever, my lass.”

 



Scott, AmandaAbout Amanda Scott

Amanda Scott is the author of over 61 romance novels and the recipient of the Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA Award.  She lives in Folsom, California, outside of Sacramento.  She is a fourth-generation Californian. 

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~~#SCOTTISH SEDUCTION TOUR AND #GIVEAWAY~~

MBA&M PROUDLY PRESENTS THE ….

SCOTTISH SEDUCTION TOUR WITH SUE-ELLEN WELFONDER AND MARGARET MALLORY…

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Turn up the highland heat!!

THE CHIEFTAIN
PUBLICATION DATE: February 26, 2013
ISBN: 9780446583114

In THE CHIEFTAIN, Connor, chieftain of the MacDonalds of Sleat, holds the fate of his people in his hands. Rival clans are plotting to take over his lands, and duty determines whom he will fight, trust . . . even marry. Beautiful Ilysa dresses plainly, speaks softly, and loves her chieftain from afar. Yet when Connor finally stokes the embers of desire that have so long burned within her, Ilysa feels bliss unlike any she’s ever known.Can she find a way to prove she is the woman he needs by his side?

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SEDUCTION OF A HIGHLAND WARRIOR
PUBLICATION DATE: January 29, 2013
ISBN: 9780446561792

In SEDUCTION OF A HIGHLAND WARRIOR, Chieftain Alasdair MacDonald has sworn to preserve the peace in the Glen of Many Legends. Though he’s handsome and fearless, his warrior’s heart belongs only to his beloved land-until the fair sister of his oldest enemy shatters his defenses. Lady Marjory Mackintosh will do anything to unite the warring clans, even seduce Alasdair MacDonald. She has loved the rugged Highlander since she first saw him and now, as temptation leads to surrender, Marjory dares to possess him, body and soul.

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ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Margaret Mallory abandoned a career as a lawyer to become a romance novelist. Why this surprised everyone, she doesn’t know. Who wouldn’t rather have thrilling adventures with handsome Highlanders than write briefs and memos? Margaret lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her husband, a goofy dog, and a crabby cat.

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Sue-Ellen 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 never watches television, loves haggis, and writes at a 450-year-old desk that once stood in a Bavarian castle.

 

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GIVEAWAY ALERT!!

(Sponsored by the publisher)

**Sent directly from the publisher to the winners**

We are offering,2 lucky commenter, a copy of “THE CHIETAIN” AND “SEDUCTION OF A HIGHLAND WARRIOR”. Yes, 2 winners,1 copy of each title per winner. Sorry open to U.S. residents only**. NO P.O. Boxes,please. Giveaway will run from today Febuary 11 until February 18,2013.

**YOU MUST CHECK OUT “OUR THOUGHTS” AND COMMENT ON THE REVIEW**

**Please tell us: what you think the allure of  Scottish heroes,Highlanders and Scotland stories is to readers** (Not in order to win, just out of curiosity)

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!

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GIVEAWAY AND INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR,MICHELLE WILLINGHAM….

MY BOOK ADDICTION AND MORE IS PROUD TO PRESENT…..

MICHELLE WILLINGHAM!

WELCOME MICHELLE!

MBA&M: Please tell our readers a few tidbits about Michelle Willingham?

I live in Virginia with my husband, three children, and a cat who thinks he’s a dog. Cooking and baking are some of my favorite hobbies, and I’m not ashamed to say I enjoy reality shows like “So You Think You Can Dance” and “Top Chef.” I tell myself, I’m watching characters in action. J

I’ve been writing historical romance since 2004, but my first book was published in 2007. Since then, I’ve published over twenty books, novellas, and short stories. My newest book, Tempted by the Highland Warrior just came out this week!

MBA&M: What was the inspiration behind writing the MacKinloch Clan series?

 

The first book, Claimed by the Highland Warrior, was inspired by the musical “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.” I named the four MacKinloch Brothers similar to the brothers in the musical, after the alphabet: Alex, Bram, Callum, and Dougal. And yet, as I began writing these Highlanders, I discovered that each one had his own personal demons to overcome. Alex is fighting to heal his broken marriage. Bram is struggling to rejoin the ordinary world after having been a prisoner of war. Last, Callum has lost his voice. Each one of these men is a tormented hero, but their heroines heal their scars with love and kindness.

MBA&M: Who would you say influenced you the most in your writing career?

It’s a cross between LaVyrle Spencer and Johanna Lindsey. I loved the emotional intensity and the vivid characters of LaVyrle Spencer, and I own every book she’s written. Each time I re-read an old favorite (Morning Glory, The Endearment, and Vows are stand-out historical romances), I catch something new. She’s the author who inspired me to write and a person I would dearly love to meet.

Johanna Lindsey wrote sexy, alpha heroes who were magical. I happily devoured her books in high school and enjoyed every last one. I loved the way she tackled multiple time periods: medieval, western, Regency—you name it, she wrote it. It’s not easy to write in different time periods, but like Lindsey, it’s something I want to do in my career as well. I’ve just finished writing my first Regency, and can’t wait to share it with readers!

MBA&M: I know the Mackinloch Clan has three books so far in this series,how many more will there be or is “Tempted by the Highland Warrior” the last in this series?

There is a companion novella, “Craving the Highlander’s Touch” which accompanies Seduced by Her Highland Warrior. It gave me the chance to write a story for secondary characters who caught my eye. As far as a last book, I’ve left open the possibility of a story for Dougal, but currently there are no immediate plans. We’ll see how the response is to the trilogy and if there’s a demand, I’ll consider it.

MBA&M: What do you feel is the allure to readers of “Highland Warriors”?

I think everyone loves Celtic lore and Scotland. It’s such a wild, beautiful country with a history of rebels. It’s that independent spirit that makes me imagine a warrior who will fight to the death for what he wants. It’s even better when he’ll fight for the heroine. Is there anything sexier than a hot Highlander who will do anything for the woman he loves?


MBA&M: Please tell our readers where to find you and where to find your latest books?

My website is: http://www.michellewillingham.com and I’m on Facebook daily at: http://www.facebook.com/michellewillinghamfans or on Twitter (@michellewilling). I love to chat with readers and friends, and everyone is more than welcome to stop by.

My books are available at all major book stores and online retailers such as Amazon (amzn.to/L7jk3G)

Barnes and Noble (bit.ly/IMSK4o)

 and Harlequin (http://www.harlequin.com/storeitem.html?iid=26213&cid=191).

                  Michelle, do you have anything else you would like to add today?

** I’d like to offer up one copy of the first book in the MacKinloch series, Claimed by the Highland Warrior as a prize. Since I love to bake, tell me what’s your favorite dessert to make?**

Thanks so much for having me!

Thank you for spending time with us and our readers today! What an honor to have you today!

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Please read the about question from the author and answer in order for a chance to win a copy of “Claimed By the Highland Warrior” by  Michelle!Giveway open from today June 25 until July 2.2012.

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!

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TEMPTED BY THE HIGHLAND WARRIOR

MICHELLE WILLINGHAM

Mass Market Paperback:288 pages

Publisher:Harlequin (June 19, 2012)

Language:English

ISBN-10:0373296983

ISBN-13: 978-0373296989

HIS SILENT STRENGTH REACHED OUT TO HER

After years of brutal torture, Callum MacKinloch is finally free of his captors—but his voice is still held prisoner. He’d never let anyone hear him scream. Although Lady Marguerite de Montpierre’s chains may be invisible, they threaten to tie her to a loveless and cruel marriage.

When Marguerite discovers Callum waiting to die, her heart aches for the warrior beneath the suffering—but they can have no future. Yet she is the one woman with the power to tame the rage locked inside him. Maybe he can find another reason to live…for her.

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HAPPY READING!

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