Sunday night, we celebrate Robert Burns. Typically, the highlights of the evening include the formal recitation of his “Address to a Haggis,” the presentation of the “Great chieftain o’ the puddin-race!” and whisky. Check out a video HERE.
Join me at a Facebook party with 17 Best Selling Authors of Scottish Romance and our MC for the event, Debbie McCreary, on Sunday, Jan 25th, for some fun and giveaways. This is a Ceilidh you won’t want to miss.
Schedule of Guests:
4:15 Terry Spear
4:30-4:45: Debbie Robbins/ Kate Robbins
4:45-5:00: April Holthaus
5:00-5:15: Suzan Tisdale
5:15-5:30: Victoria Roberts
5:30-5:45: Victoria Zak
5:45-6:00: Terri Brisbin
6:00-6:15: Tanya Anne Crosby
6:15-6:30: Ashley York
6:30-6:45: Lily Baldwin
6:45-7:00: Glynnis Campbell
7:00-7:15: Vonda Sinclair
7:15-7:30: Violetta Rand
7:30-7:45: Book Addicts/Tartan Book Review
7:45-8:00: Willa Blair
8:00-8:15: Tarah Scott
8:15-8:30: BJ Scott
8:30-8:45: Kathryn Lynn Davis
8:45-9:00: Kathryn Le Veque
I’m thrilled to announce that I’m officially a Hybrid author. My first Indie project, Heart of Stone, in the anthology Kissing the Highlander with Eliza Knight, Victoria Roberts, Vonda Sinclair and Terry Spear, is up for preorder and releases on February 10, just in time for Valentine’s Day!
Five new Highland novellas by Bestselling Authors of Highland romances that will delight with mystery, intrigue, romance, drama and much more! From the authors who have provided countless hours of reading pleasure so that fans can slip away to the past and live among all those hot Highlanders.
Lady Sorcha Barclay fled her brother-in-law’s castle because of his unwanted advances. An awe-inspiring circle of standing stones captures her attention and she captures the attention of the laird who owns the land.
Laird Ronan Daziel takes Sorcha to his castle to protect her and give her a home. Before long, he wants much more. He’s duty-bound to take a wife whose clan wishes an alliance with his. So why does he long to have something more? Everyone loves the lass as much as he does. But he has pledged his loyalty to his clan. Taking Sorcha to wife could lead to battle on several fronts. How can he wed another when she stole his heart from the first moment he laid eyes on her near the ancient standing stones on his lands?
They should be enemies… But passion and love know no bounds.
Returning from battle to England, Samuel de Mowbray discovers that his two younger sisters have been stolen by Highlanders. Determined to save them from vicious warriors, he convinces the king to send him north. While there, he discovers that his loyalties are wavering and that a headstrong, feisty lass could destroy everything he believes.
Catriona Buchanan must travel north to ask for help in saving her brother and ridding her castle of brutal English knights. Unfortunately, to do so, she must trust in the thing she mistrusts the most—an Englishman. Minute by minute, the man who should be her enemy breaks down her defenses. There is something different about him and she can’t help but be captivated by Samuel, and his steamy kisses.
Riding home after two years away, Gavan MacNabb encounters a lass and her deerhound in a moonlit circle of standing stones. Little does he know the garland of bluebells she weaves and the spell she sings will change the course of his life.
Marsali Murray doesn’t really believe the old wives’ tale that making a chain of bluebells by the standing stones under a waxing moon will bring true love, but she’s desperate to try anything to escape the boring, everlasting sameness of her life.
Gavan has already seen much of the world denied to Marsali. He’s ready to settle down. She is eager to spread her wings. Can they find what they need with each other?
Since the deaths of her parents, Ceana Gunn has lived in the shadow of her uncle and his family. She wants nothing more than to see her clan the way it was when her father was still laird. But her uncle has other ideas. Ceana soon discovers that the only refuge to be found is in the last place she expects—the arms of her enemy.
Luthais MacKay wants to be left alone. His only interest is training his prized hawks. He certainly doesn’t have time to listen to the petty squabbling of his clan when his father travels to Edinburgh and leaves him in charge. But when Luthais discovers a mysterious woman on his lands, he’s determined to unravel her secrets…one layer at a time.
Can unexpected passion and a little ancient magic turn enemies into lovers?
During a fierce storm on the west coast of Scotland, Shamus MacKenzie barely survives a galley wreck only to be captured and held for ransom by the enemy MacDonalds. Aided by the gift of second sight, Maili MacDonald, sister of the ruthless chief, senses the handsome, dark-haired stranger will somehow be important in her life. Compelled to help him, she insists on providing him food and a healer to see to his injuries. She knows she is daft to fall in love with this captivating warrior after one forbidden kiss but cannot help herself. With each visit from Maili, Shamus finds his thoughts consumed by the enchanting lass. Can he convince her to help him escape the dungeon and prevent the impending battle between the two clans?
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 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.
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!
Happy 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!
Wouldn’t you love to win my kilted Scottish bagpiper nutcracker in time for the holidays?
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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
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
St. Andrews ruined castle by the sea
Now that you’ve seen these, where would you like to go on your own ABC tour?