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A Letter to Readers from Alyson McLayne, Author of HIGHLAND PROMISE (The Sons of Gregor MacLeod #1–with a giveaway!)

A Letter to the Reader Hello Lovely Readers!! My name is Alyson McLayne, and I can’t tell you how excited I am to introduce you to my book, HIGHLAND PROMISE, a Scottish Highlander Romantic Adventure! It’s the first book in my historical romance series, THE SONS OF GREGOR MACLEOD, starring five Highland Lairds, who were fostered together as lads to become brothers. Darach, Lachlan, Callum, Gavin, and Kerr fight for their clans, for each other, and for their own true love. These Highland Lairds are a band of brothers, who will defend each other to the death—if they don’t kill…

Mary Wine, Author of HIGLAND FLAME, Share 3 Historical Facts You Need to Know (plus a giveaway!)

Historical facts you should know when reading Highland Flame: A reverence was the proper greeting for this era, sometimes called courtesy. You stepped back with one foot, bent at the knee, keeping your back straight and ‘lowered’. If you were the higher ranking person, you would do the same and it was called ‘offering courtesy’, meaning it was a polite way of greeting one another. Even Queen Elizabeth Tudor lowered herself before the archbishop of Canterbury. Every house had a buttery….it was where the butts of ale were stored. A butler was the man who kept the keys to the…

New Release Review and Giveaway! THE WRONG BRIDE by Gayle Callen (Highland Weddings #1)

Enter to Win a  Print Copy of THE WRONG BRIDE (US Only)   THE WRONG BRIDE  Highland Weddings #1 Gayle Callen Releasing Oct 27th, 2015 Avon Romance The first in a wonderfully engaging series set in the Scottish Highlands, USA Today bestselling author Gayle Callen creates an unforgettable story of mistaken identity and irresistible attraction. Shaken from sleep during the night, bundled off to the Highlands by a burly Scot, Riona is at first terrified, then livid. Hugh McCallum insists they were promised to each other as children to ensure peace between their clans. The stubborn laird refuses to believe he’s kidnapped the wrong Catriona Duff. Instead,…

New Release and Giveaway! CONQUEROR’S KISS by Hannah Howell

Enter to Win a  Print Copy of CONQUEROR’S KISS CONQUEROR’S KISS Hannah Howell Released Oct 27th, 2015 Kensington: Zebra   There is little hope for sanctuary in the midst of the tumultuous Scottish border wars, yet one woman may find safe refuge…in the arms of her sworn enemy.. Jennet Graeme has witnessed terrible tragedy during the many years of strife between the Scots and the English. As Scottish invaders plunder her convent sanctuary, she defiantly resists the blond warrior who claims her as his prize. But his brute strength is overpowering and Jennet is forced to ride with him through the lawless lands, tending to the wounded,…

A Conversation with Brenda B. Taylor, Author of A HIGHLAND PEARL (Highland Treasures #1)

I love Brenda’s answer for “Where did the inspiration for this book come from?” Thanks so much for agreeing to be with us today, Brenda! Thank you for hosting me on your blog.   What 5 things should readers know about you? Five things readers should know about me are: (1) I am a retired teacher and school administrator; (2) Writing historical fiction was a long-time ambition; (3) I did not begin writing until after retirement; (4) My husband and I have traveled in our RV over most of the US and Canada; (5) I love traveling to Scotland. I…

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