Due to a problem with my iPhone (thanks a bunch, Apple), we made an unexpected trip on the train from Pitlochry to Edinburgh to go the the Apple store. Fortunately, the problem didn’t take long to fix, so that gave us a couple of hours to revisit some of the city before catching the return train.
Pitlochry Train Station
Pitlochry Train Station
Edinburgh Train Station
Besides a return visit to the Makars’ Court (a Scots word for poet or author), where inscribed flagstones celebrate Scottish authors from the 14th century to today, and the Writers’ Museum, both just off the Royal Mile, we met some raptors and a bagpiper.
Yours Truly…and friend
Falcons and owls, oh my!
We also got a chance to duck into St. Giles. I recommend a visit if you get a chance. What a gorgeous kirk!
You must look up – gargoyles!
And gorgeous glass
I have lots more pictures, so keep checking back to see more of my trip!
Being in Scotland again was wonderful! Driving around on our own was fun and incredibly easy, though at times hair-raising if we met an oncoming lorry on a narrow two-lane road. Fortunately, those encounters were rare. It was springtime in the Highlands and everything was either green or blooming. Lamb twins bounced around their mothers in the fields, yet snow still capped the tops of the Munros.
The vistas would steal your breath. I’ll share some of my photos in this and several following posts, so check back often to see what I’ve added!
Looking west on Loch Tay
Snow on the Munros and a stiff wind at the marina
Only a little jet-lagged and ready for the first wee dram of the trip!
Where old phone booths go to hide.
Our lodgings inside the Taymouth Castle’s former walled garden
As you can tell from these pictures from our first afternoon, the weather was changeable, but we never let a quick shower deter us. There was too much to see and do!
Kissing the Highlander is on sale in the UK and Canada, too!
“Kissing the Highlander is an anthology of Scottish Historical Romance novellas by some of the best in the business…All of the stories capture the magic and mystery of the Scottish Highlands…All the stories can stand alone but definitely feel like part something larger and more sweeping…The tales are exciting, romantic and short enough to read in one sitting. A great taste of the Scottish Highlands.” Night Owl Reviews Top Pick!
“WOW! What an amazing anthology with some amazing and talented storytellers! Just the collection for thrill seekers who enjoy feisty heroines and sexy warriors. A must read collection! A true treasure to any romance readers library. A definite keeper! Fast paced and well written with passion, charismatic characters and romantic, thrilling storyline. Perfectly wicked and dangerous! Simply put, WOW!” My Book Addiction and More
“…All five authors pull the reader into the sweeping Highlands where green pastures and blue skies make way for building romance between warring clans…You can never go wrong with a Highlander!!” The Reading Cafe Review
I’m so excited! Today is Release Day for the new AmazonEncore-published versions of Highland Healer and Highland Seer! Full of romance, adventure, men in kilts and women with very special talents, not a word has been changed. Just the covers, and the publisher, of course. Read a description and excerpt for Highland Healer here, and for Highland Seer here.
If you don’t have your copies yet, this is great news, because they’re now available at a lower price: $3.99! Get yours today!
I’ve just entered a new chapter in my publishing career! Amazon Publishing bought the rights to Highland Healer and Highland Seer from The Wild Rose Press, and will release them on 31 March under Amazon Publishing’s AmazonEncore imprint. Prior to that date, they are available for preorder.
I’m thrilled to be under contract with this publishing powerhouse. This will mean some changes, of course–good ones. Along with Amazon’s promotional reach, the most visible change is that my first two books are now sporting fabulous new covers!
Available in print and on Kindle exclusively from Amazon, Highland Healer and Highland Seer have not been modified in any way other than the new covers. The audiobook versions are still available from Amazon, Audible.com and Tantor.
I’m thrilled to join Amazon Publishing’s exclusive family of authors. And I’m eternally grateful to The Wild Rose Press, not only for making this new arrangement possible, but for buying Highland Healer three years ago, launching my career as a debut published author. I look forward to continuing my long and successful association with The Wild Rose Press, and to my new relationship with Amazon Publishing.
I’m now a hybrid, multi-published, multi-publisher author. Wow.
Valentine’s Day is coming! Who needs candy hearts when you can give your sweetheart five bestselling authors? Five men in kilts, and five women they can’t live without, all in the Highlands of Scotland…
In case you missed it, my books were recently featured on San Antonio Living along with books by fellow San Antonio Romance Authors members. Like you, the hostess, Shelly Miles, is quite taken with my covers! And former SARA president Patricia Walters-Fisher did a wonderful job introducing all the books. After a short commercial, watch the clip for Love is in the Air by clicking HERE.
And don’t forget, Kissing the Highlander releases on Tuesday, 10 February! All your favorite booksellers will have it! You’re going to love this anthology of five novellas by five bestselling Scottish historical romance authors, including, of course, yours truly. Enjoy!