Cover Reveal: The Healer’s Gift!

Look what arrived today!  

I’m thrilled with my new cover.  I hope you are, too!

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THE HEALER’S GIFT

A Highland Talents Novella

The Healer’s gift changes everything Coira thinks she knows about herself and her future.

The Healer’s Gift will resolve the story of one of the most tormented characters in HIGHLAND HEALER. Coira MacDugall deserves the harshest punishment for her actions in the Highlands.  But her clan’s new laird, Logan, defies her expectations.  And the Healer’s gift changes everything she thought she knew — about herself and the people around her.    Coming soon!

The Doldrums

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Two hundred years ago, the doldrums referred to the area near the equator where the winds calmed, and sailing ships could be stuck for days or weeks until the trade winds resumed.

Nowadays, the term refers to feeling depressed, or to anything that gets us to that bleak state of mind.  The period from now until Spring arrives certainly qualifies.  The love/lust/chocolate of Valentine’s Day is behind us, and there’s little to look forward to for the next month or so except more of this harsh, snowy winter with its cloudy, short days. Oh, yes, and cabin fever.

For a writer, the doldrums can be a period of writer’s block, but it can also be a period of reflection, or a chance to gain some distance from what has been written.  In other words, a chance to approach the revision process with fresh eyes.  Now that I finally finished the first draft of the third book in my Highland Talents series, Highland Troth, I’m taking that kind of time over the next couple of weeks. What should I do to keep myself from going back to the manuscript too quickly?  I have a few ideas:

  • Clean out those insidious junk drawers.  I have them.  You do, too.  Mine are in need of a good purge.  What about yours?ID-100131568
  • Speaking of purge – my closet could use one of those, too.
  • And my desk? Definitely.  Things tend to stack up when I’m in the throes of writing.  My husband calls it my “functional filing system,” which translates to random stacks of papers.  I know what’s in them — or at least I think I do.

But that all sounds like work.  How about:

  • Take a trip?  A change of scenery, especially to a sunnier location this time of year, would provide a new perspective.ID-10086266
  • Play tourist locally?  We’re not snowed in like some (many!) of you are, and there are lots of places to go and things to see.
  • Develop a new hobby? Painting?  Gardening? Painting the garden?

I’ll be spending the next month doing several of these things.  What about you?  What do you have planned over the next month to combat the doldrums?

Photo credits: freedigitalphotos.net  Tim Seed, moggara12, Just2Shutter

A Scottish Affair Scavenger Hunt!

Welcome to our scavenger hunt A Scottish Affair!

Romance is in the air, and your favorite Scottish historical authors are here to fulfill your reading wishes with sexy Scottish heroes and the women who tame them. These Highlanders are guaranteed to warm the cold winter nights and add a little sizzle to your dreams. Join us for our scavenger hunt, which begins February 9, and ends with the A Scottish Affair Bash on the most romantic day of the year, February 14.

Our Grand Prize Winner will win a virtual/real basket of thirty books and prizes. First prize winner receives their choice of five books from our list of prizes. Second prize winner wins their choice of four books from our list of prizes. Third prize winners will receive their choice of three books from our list of prizes. But that’s not all! On the day of our big bash, February 14, we’re giving away another thirty books and prizes!

The rules for the hunt are simple. You must visit each author to get the word that will complete our scavenger hunt phrase. There are a total of thirteen authors for a phrase of thirteen words. You will then go to the RAFFLECOPTER  on CoffeeTimeRomance’s blog and input the phrase, then voila! You’re in the contest. No worries, we make finding the key words easy! Scroll down this page and you’ll see a link to each of your favorite Scottish romance authors stop on the hunt. Just hover, click, and you’re there!

The hunt begins!  And now for my clue:  my secret word is FOR.

Win big with “A Scottish Affair Scavenger Hunt!  February 9-Feb 14. Visit Coffee Time Romance blog for details.

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As you’ll see, the Grand Prize winner will be winning a TON of books.  All great Scottish romances.  Good luck to everyone who enters!

Here are the participating authors’ websites to find the scavenger hunt clues..

Sue-Ellen Welfonder http://tartaninkafterhours.wordpress.com/

Suzan Tisdale www.suzantisdale.com

Terri Brisbin  http://terribrisbin.com/news/

Lily Baldwin http://www.lilybaldwinauthor.com/

Kathryn Lynn Davis http://www.kathrynlynndavis.com

Eliza Knight www.historyundressed.com

Vonda Sinclair www.vondasinclair.com

Glynnis Campbell http://www.glynnis.net

Willa Blair www.willablair.com

Victoria Roberts www.victoriarobertsauthor.com

BJ Scott http://authorbjscott.wordpress.com/

Ceci Giltenan: www.cecigiltenan.com

Tarah Scott: http://tarahscott.tarahscott.com/

One Grand Prize Winner

One digital copy Passion’s Exile by Glynnis Campbell

One hardcover of Too Deep for Tears by Kathryn Lynn Davis

One signed copy of X Marks the Scot by Victoria Roberts and one t-shirt

One digital copy of To Wed a Wicked Highlander by Victoria Roberts

One digital copy of To Bewitch a Highlander by Lily Baldwin

One Kindle copy of Highlander Thunder by Lily Baldwin

One digital copy of Highland Healer by Willa Blair

One digital copy of Highland Seer by Willa Blair

One ARC of the upcoming novella The Healer’s Gift by Willa Blair

One digital copy of Lord Keeper by Tarah Scott

One signed copy of My Highland Love by Tarah Scott

One digital copy of My Fierce Highlander by Vonda Sinclair

One digital copy of My Wild Highlander by Vonda Sinclair

One digital copy of The Highlander’s Reward by Eliza Knight

One digital copy of The Highlander’s Conquest by Eliza Knight

One digital copy of The Highlander’s Lad by Eliza Knight

One digital copy of Highland Legacy by BJ Scott and a bracelet.

One digital copy of Rowan’s Lady by Suzan Tisdale

One digital copy of McKenna’s Honor by Suzan Tisdale

One digital copy of Findley’s Lass by Suzan Tisdale

One digital copy of Wee William’s Woman by Suzan Tisdale

One digital copy of Laiden’s Daughter by Suzan Tisdale

One digital copy of Taming the Highlander by Terri Brisbin

One copy – digital or print – of A Love Through Time by Terri Brisbin

One digital copy of A Knight of Passion by Tarah Scott

One digital copy of My Highland Lord by Tarah Scott

One digital copy of Highland Solution by Ceci Giltenan

One digital copy of Highland Courage by Ceci Giltenan (Upon release March 3)

One digital copy of Highlander in Her Dreams by Sue-Ellen Welfonder

One First Prize Winner

Choice of any FIVE of the grand prize choices

One Second Prize Winner

Choice of any FOUR of the grand prize choices

One Third Prize Winner

Choice of any THREE of the grand prize choices