August 4, 2018
Hi all! This summer has flown by and has been filled with many personal changes! So many things are in the works right now. Not only am I still writing and prepping new stories for release, I’m busy being mom. One of my sons leaves for college tomorrow, and I’m excited to watch him set course into adulthood and see what journey he takes. My little kids are ready for school to start, and while I have one going off to college, our youngest is starting preschool! Crazy.
But first, News! Most of you probably know that I was in Scotland recently. It was such a fun trip, and I’ve blathered on and on about it everywhere: I invite you to pop over to Entangled’s blog by clicking here to read about my trip to Culloden, Inverness, Isle of Skye, and in particular, Eilean Donan castle (I included one of my photos of the famous castle here!). Feel free to leave a comment on the blog to let me know what you think. There’s also some men in kilts holding my Ladies of Scotland books, which was so cool of them to do so. (And a book bundle raffle giveaway at the bottom!!)
As most of you probably know, Entangled has a huge “Real Men Wear Kilts” sale going on, featuring authors Tamara Gill, Lily Maxton, Heather McCollum, Tara Kingston, Jennifer Trethewey, Lori Ann Bailey, Cynthia Breeding, Callie Hutton, Amalie Howard & Angie Morgan, and of course, Moi! There are many titles on sale thru tomorrow only (August 5th, 2018) for only $0.99, including my very own The Maiden’s Defender, on all ereader platforms. Links are below. Don’t miss the chance to get ten amazing Scottish romances for only a buck a piece! The Maiden’s Defender:
“Training men to be ruthless soldiers is a skill at which Highlander Teàrlach MacGregor excels. He can kill three men with nothing but a sword and a couple of daggers. After he rescues a ward of the king, the beautiful Lady Madeline Crawford, the fierce warrior begins to yearn for a cottage of his own in the Highlands, with the sweet, delicate Madeline as the mother of his bairns.
Madeline begins to see a side of Teàrlach that nobody else has witnessed. The strong silent Highlander takes her to her first fair, teaches her to read, and bestows upon her a passionate kiss—her very first. But Madeline is informed that she is betrothed to another with the blessing of the king, making her and Teàrlach’s love forbidden.
Teàrlach, the famed fighter, vows to make Madeline his even if that means bringing down her corrupt warden, and Madeline knows that she must defy the king if she hopes to claim her Highlander.”
The Maiden’s Defender links:
I’d be ever grateful if you let a short review when done reading it. Reviews are immensely beneficial to authors, and in a market where you, the reader, can read anything, it means so much to us to know you chose one of our books.
Links to all “Real Men Wear Kilts” sale books: Entangled Publishing
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It’s Baltimore Book Fest time! Mark your calendars for September 28th-30th, and come see me at the Maryland Romance Writers tent! I’ll be on panels discussing historical romance and story crafting. More about that will be posted on my social media, so make sure to follow me online! Links at the very bottom.
I’m pleased to share with you a debut author, Eve Pendle! Her first book, Six Weeks with a Lord released in June! Take a gander:
Grace Alnott is out of time. To save her younger brother from an abusive guardian, her merchant father’s will demands she must marry a peer. Handsome but destitute Everett Hetherington, Earl of Westbury agrees to her offer of a marriage of convenience but stipulates she must live with him for six weeks. No matter how honorable he seems she can’t allow him to get too close, because the aristocracy cannot be trusted.
Six weeks. Major Everett Hetherington, new Earl of Westbury, has exactly six weeks to convince the very independent Grace Alnott to spend the rest of her life with him. Despite her belief she doesn’t belong in his world, he must tempt the alluring Grace into staying, because he has fallen for her. Hard. He just has to ensure she never discovers his secret.
Diana is another new author, debuting just this past month with her book How to Train your Baron.
When Elsinore Cosgrove escapes a ballroom in search of adventure, she has no idea it will lead to a hasty marriage. The youngest daughter of a duke, all she wants is to make her own choices. Now she’s engaged to an infuriating, handsome Scottish baron who doesn’t even know her name! Using all her feminine wiles, along with advice gleaned from a training guide for hunting hounds, Elsinore is determined to mold her baron into the husband she wants.
Quin Graham is a man with many secrets. If another scandal can be avoided with a sham marriage, so be it. Only his fiancée isn’t at all what he’s expecting, and the clumsy, curious, and clever Elsinore refuses to be set aside. For reasons he’s unwilling to explain, the last thing Quin needs is to fall for his wife.
Goodies of Scotland Giveaway!
***Giveaway closed. CONGRATS to Darlene C. !!
I received all of your entries, even though I couldn’t respond, and selected my winner through a random number generator. Thanks so much to all for your continued readership and support. It means the world to me.
Many of you have waited for it, the third and final “Goodies of Scotland” giveaway! Here’s what’s in it:
- Post cards (with a bit of kilt/thigh eye-candy)
- Man in kilt tissue pack
- Designer “Outlander” stationary card
- Whisky Tea with some kilt/knee eye-candy (I have absolutely no idea if it’s good! Try at your own risk!)
- Leather bookmark from Edinburgh Castle with gold-colored embossing
- Scotland adhesive sticker
- Mary Queen of Scots fridge magnet
- Eilean Donan Castle keepsake pin
- Wooden Isle of Skye drink coaster
Here’s how you enter:
- Drop me an email through my contact form<— and put “Goodies of Scotland Giveaway!” in the subject. Please do not leave a comment at the bottom of the page to enter the giveaway. Unfortunately, I cannot include them in the giveaway running.
- Contest entry closes tomorrow, Sunday Aug 5th, 2013, at midnight EST. A winner will be announced next week here and on Facebook. The winner will be contacted directly via email.
- All winners are selected by a random number generator.
- Because this has been my most popular giveaway yet, and for reasons of fairness, winners of the previous two Goodies of Scotland bundles through the Entangled Historical Romance Fanpage are ineligible. Thanks for helping me spread the treats around!!