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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!
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?
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.
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?
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If you don’t know about USAToday’s HEA blog, today is a great day to check it out. HEA features romance — all sorts of romance. New releases in all genres, interviews with your favorite romance authors, features on fun topics, and the list goes on.
Today, I’ve got an article there. Amazon recently named San Antonio the most romantic city in the country, so I asked some of my fellow San Antonio Romance Authors what they thought made San Antonio so romantic. You can check it out HERE!
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.