Still Looking for a Present?

Santa recommends my Highland Talents series! Rudolf, too!

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Whether you’re looking for a gift 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.

Get your copies today from these book sellers:

AMAZON  iBooks  Barnes & Noble  KOBO  AllRomanceEBooks  TheWildRosePress  BookStrand

Win a Kid’s Kindle!

We have a winner! Congratulations to Sumer Owen!

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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!

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Entering is easy!

 

 

Merry Christmas! From Willa Blair, Glynnis Campbell, Tanya Anne Crosby, Kathryn Le Veque, Pamela Morsi, Suzan Tisdale, Lauren Royal & Laurin Wittig.

 

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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!

HIGHLAND TROTH’s WorldWide Release Day!

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.  

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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!  

AMAZON  iBooks  Barnes & Noble  KOBO AllRomanceEBooks  TheWildRosePress  BookStrand

Happy Thanksgiving!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHappy Thanksgiving!  Today is the day when we Americans pause to count our blessings.  I hope you have a long list.  I do, and my list includes you!

Thank you for buying the books I love to write. Thank you for telling everyone you know about my stories.  Thank you for taking the time to write reviews.  Thank you for sharing your excitement with me on social media, in email, and in person at book signings.

I always dreamed of being a published author. With your help, I’ve achieved that lifelong dream.  Today, as I do every day, I appreciate all my readers for what you’ve helped me accomplish. Your support makes me eager to dream up new stories and share them with you.

So a heartfelt thank you to each and every one of you.  Have a happy Thanksgiving and a wonderful holiday season!

Adorable November Newsletter Prize

Wouldn’t you love to win my kilted Scottish bagpiper nutcracker in time for the holidays?

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Join my newsletter to find out how.  Click on the envelope at the top of the right-hand column, or click HERE to sign up. Hurry! The holidays are coming, and my November newsletter will be out next week!

Another Bloomin’ Castle!

Visitors to Scotland have a saying: “A B C.” It stands for “another bloomin’ castle” or “another bloody castle”, depending on your preference, as in “here we are, visiting another…”. You get the idea. I’m sure the same holds true for the rest of Great Britain, France, and many other places. Nonetheless, those castles are fascinating places to visit and included on tours for many reasons. They’re picturesque, they are remnants of a past about which we’ve forgotten much. They’re often architectural marvels. And they’re romantic.

On my recent trip to Scotland, I did the ABC tour, which also included some gorgeous stately homes, as well. Take a look!

Cameron House on the shores of Loch Lomond

Stirling Castle

Cawdor Castle and lovely gardens

Culloden House and incredible walled garden

Blair Castle and not a Blair in sight (save me) – it’s the seat of the Murrays

Holyroodhouse Palace Royal Residence and ruined Abbey

Edinburgh Castle

St. Andrews ruined castle by the sea

Now that you’ve seen these, where would you like to go on your own ABC tour?

The Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond

On my trip to Scotland last month, we stayed a couple of days on the incredibly romantic and beautiful Loch Lomond. Right away, we got to do a wee cruise on the loch, which is the largest body of fresh water in Great Britain.

 

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This is looking down the loch toward Ben Lomond.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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In the trees is the Auchendennan House, built in 1866.  It stands on the site of King Robert the Bruce’s hunting lodge.

 

 

 

 

Inchmurrin, the largest of 24 islands in Loch Lomond. It is 1 mile by 1.5 miles in size, privately owned, and houses Scotland’s oldest official naturist club. That’s not birdwatchers, in case you were wondering.  Other islands on the loch were home to illegal stills during the Napoleonic wars, when imported wine was hard to get.  Landowners ignored the operations, since the smuggling provided their tenants with income.

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Part of the marina where the cruise originated. 

 

 

 

 

My favorite view, though I caught a bit of afternoon haze.  I think I could get lost in those hills.  How about you?

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I’ll post more pictures from my trip now and again, so check back often!

HIGHLANDER Giveaway Hop Winner!

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SCOTLAND!

Scotland is everything they say it is–and more.  Beautiful, mystical, historical, sunny, misty, fortified, spirited…I could go on, but for once, I’d rather show you!

Have you dreamed of being on the water? Or of what might be in it?

Lochs Lomond, Lochy and Ness

Might you fancy a Wee Dram?

 

Or care to try your hand at hunting with a hawk, or owl, or eagle?

 

Have you touched a Standing Stone or seen a Fairy Ring?

At Clava Cairns

Or visited a Castle or Manor House?

Stirling, Cawdor, Blair, Edinburgh, and St.Andrews Castles, Holyrood Palace, Culloden and Cameron Houses

Seen the heather in bloom in the Highlands, or visited breathtaking gardens?

 

If my pictures make you long to be in Scotland, go!  It’s not too late to enjoy more of the 2014 Year of Homecoming events.  Or wait for next spring.  Whenever you visit, you’ll have a wonderful time!