Hogmanay, a word derived from the old Norse language, became the major winter celebration once the Reformation outlawed Christmas in 16th century Scotland. Hogmanay remains a huge party to this day, though the prohibition against celebrating Yule was lifted in the 1950s.
For many, this part of mid-winter is also a time to pause and reflect on the waning year and on plans and goals for the coming year. In the darkest days of winter, it’s refreshing to turn our attention to new starts, opportunities and possibilities.
I’ve had a great year writing and releasing two new titles, and spending time with friends old and new. I’ll be thrilled if the new year brings more of the same for me and whatever you wish for to all of you.
Wherever you are, whatever your celebratory spirit of choice this evening, I wish you a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year!
Santa recommends my Highland Talents series! Rudolf, too!
Whether you’re looking for a present for a friend or a reward for yourself for all your hard work this holiday season, I’ve got a Highlander for you! All my books are available as ebooks and in print. Highland Healer and Highland Seer are also available as audiobooks.
Win a Children’s Kindle Fire HD 6 just in time for Christmas! Plus 1 digital copy of The Dirty Word, a children’s book written by Glynnis Campbell and illustrated by Brynna Campbell, plus 1 audio copy of The Great Awakening, written by Chaise Allen Crosby & illustrated by Tanya Anne Crosby — 3 great prizes!
Merry Christmas! From Willa Blair, Glynnis Campbell, Tanya Anne Crosby, Kathryn Le Veque, Pamela Morsi, Suzan Tisdale, Lauren Royal & Laurin Wittig.
Willa Blair is a strong believer that education is the key to success in life. Education starts with reading and listening to stories. Make learning more fun with these wonderful stories and gorgeous illustrations!
I’m so excited! Today is worldwide release day for HIGHLAND TROTH, the third full-length book and fourth title in my Scottish historical paranormal Highland Talents series. If you love men in kilts, romance, and the Highlands of Scotland, you’ll love this book!
Jamie Lathan’s story is one my readers have been asking for since the first Highland Talents book, HIGHLAND HEALER, came out a little over two years ago. Writing HIGHLAND TROTH took a while—I wanted to create a memorable love match for Jamie. That meant nothing could come easily for him or for Caitrin. They had years to pine for each other, but trouble really started when they finally reunited.
I think you’ll enjoy their journey.
To celebrate HIGHLAND TROTH’s release, I’m having a Worldwide Release Day party today on Facebook from 9 am to 9 pm CST. Please drop by and say hello! My wonderful guest authors will bring lots of games, contests and prizes. You just never know what might happen—you might even win a $100 gift card!
I’ll see you there!
You can get HIGHLAND TROTH (Highland Talents Book 3) at the following booksellers. Don’t see your favorite bookseller listed yet? Check their website for late arrivals!