Celebrate ELIZA KNIGHT’S 50th Book!

Congratulations to my friend and fellow author, Eliza Knight, on her 50th book release!

Read on for the back cover copy, an excerpt and where to buy Eliza’s exciting new Scottish Historical Romance, Claimed by the Warrior.

Claimed by the Warrior
The Conquered Bride Series
Book 3
Releasing 3/31/16
He came to conquer…
 
A widower, Laird Torsten Mackenzie, has worked long and hard to regain the respect his clan deserved after his older brother turned traitorous. Even in death, Cathal’s  crimes remain a mar on Torsten’s conscience. Setting aside his grief, Torsten devotes his life to his people, and to his young, motherless daughter. When a rival clan attacks his lands unprovoked, he’s determined to put them in their place once and for all. Marching on their gates, he’s taken by surprise when Lady MacDonell steps through the opening instead of her wayward husband. Reacting impulsively, Torsten exacts his revenge by whisking her away.
 
But she laid claim to his heart…
 
Headstrong and fierce, Éabha MacDonell’s true nature has been buried for six long years in a marriage that fills her with shame, and has kept her tucked in the shadows. But the death of her husband, and being forced from the only home she’s ever known, brings freedom in a way she’d never imagined. Free to rediscover parts of herself she’d thought never to behold again—her love of art, her desire for children. But most of all, the tug at her heart, the warmth of a secret glance and the heat of a passionate embrace.
 
In the arms of her captor, Éabha’s more liberated than she’s ever been before and Torsten might just have found the one person who can make him whole again.
 
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EXCERPT:

Damned MacDonells.

Why the hell did those bloody fools have to keep raiding? Had they not yet learned their lesson?

Laird Torsten Mackenzie crouched just out of arrow’s reach from the high, thick walls of the MacDonell’s castle. The fortress loomed up in the moonlight, but despite its fortifications, he planned to breach it this very night. A promise he’d made the last time the bastards had dared to cross onto his land.

Torsten was certain he’d been clear that any further raids on his lands would not be tolerated. Another raid from the MacDonells was a declaration of war, he’d even put it in writing so the imbeciles would not be confused. Yet, despite his warnings, the arseholes had done so again, trampling crops, burning crofter’s homes, beating tenants and violating women.

Rage lanced hot through Torsten’s veins. He gripped the reins tighter, his body stiffened, and his mount, Lucifer, tossed his head in irritation. When he got ahold of Donald MacDonell, that sorry excuse for a laird, he was going to beat him to a bloody pulp, until the last of his breath escaped and his face was unrecognizable.

His warhorse snorted and Torsten loosened his grip, concentrating his fury on the castle just beyond.

“My laird?”

Torsten glanced at Little Rob, his second-in-command, a man not so little in personality or size. He, too, had steel-studded leather armor covering his leine shirt, his green and blue plaid muted in the darkness.

“Wait.” Torsten glowered at the wall and keep, imagining the men inside celebrating their latest raid, and reliving every horrifying moment. Well, Torsten, wasn’t celebrating, and his people surely weren’t. They were trying to pick up the pieces of their lives, while desperately trying not to relive it. Donald MacDonell had better start praying now, for Torsten would show no mercy.

 

About the Author:
Eliza Knight is a USA Today Bestselling and award-winning author of sizzling historical romance and time-travel erotic romance. Under the name E. Knight, she pens riveting historical fiction. She runs the award-winning blog, History Undressed. When not reading, writing and researching, she likes to cuddle up in front of a warm fire with her own knight in shining armor. Visit Eliza at www.elizaknight.com or www.historyundressed.com

Release Day and Giveaway!

WhenHighlandLightningStrikes_w10208_750When Highland Lightning Strikes releases today!

I’m so excited to share my latest Highland Talents series novella with you!

If you preordered your copy, you’re probably already reading it.

When you’re done, please leave a review—even a line or two will do! 

If you don’t have When Highland Lightning Strikes yet, what are you waiting for?

 

Get your copy now from your favorite bookseller.

Amazon   iBooks   Barnes & Noble   Kobo  The Wild Rose Press   AllRomanceEBooks

WHLS Release DayTo celebrate When Highland Lightning Strikes‘ release, I’m giving away a Robbie Burns-themed charm bracelet from the Writer’s Museum on Makar Court in Edinburgh.

IMG_4242To enter to win this bracelet, click HERE before midnight on 26 October.

 

 

 

 

 

“Blair’s new Highland romance thrills and excites! The sensual and charming hero, Angus, is a perfect match for the intriguing and fiesty Shona. An enchanting tale that had me eagerly turning pages. I thoroughly enjoy Blair’s work and recommend her Scottish love stories to all!” ~Eliza Knight, USA Today Bestselling Author

 

PREORDER When Highland Lightning Strikes!

WhenHighlandLightningStrikes_w10208_750It’s true! You can preorder my next release today!

When Highland Lightning Strikes will release on 21 October. You can reserve your copy now, and be one of the first to read it! 

Preorder When Highland Lightning Strikes from these booksellers:

Amazon   Barnes & Noble   iBooks   Kobo   The Wild Rose Press   AllRomanceEBooks  BookStrand

 

 

Broken promises and broken dreams litter their pasts, and their present. Can they build a future from the ruins?

Cover Reveal! When Highland Lightning Strikes

Today, I’m sharing the cover for my next Highland Talents novella, When Highland Lightning Strikes.  

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When Highland Lightning Strikes is available for preorder HERE, and releases on 21 October. In the meantime, you can add it to your Goodreads “Want to Read” list here: 

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A Man who would be Laird

Angus MacAnalen fully expects to succeed his dead brother as Laird. But on the day of the Clan Council’’s vote, a new lass steals his breath and his heart, making him question the ambition that drives him. When he begins to suspect she has a hidden talent that could help his clan, he must overcome the painful disappointment of the past before it costs him the future he desires.

A Lass in Exile

Because of her strange ability, Shona’’s village banished her to live with a distant uncle after her parents died. When she catches the eye of the prospective laird of her new home, she fears the clan’’s scrutiny may cause her to be expelled again, or worse. But Angus seems determined to win her heart, and Shona can’’t help wanting to give it to him, despite the risks.

A Love Lifted out of the Ruins

Broken promises and broken dreams litter their pasts, and their present. Can they build a future from the ruins?

New Release! Heart of Stone

IMG_2782Heart of Stone is out! 

Previously Published in the anthology, Kissing the Highlander, Heart of Stone is a Highland Talents prequel. In it, you’ll get a glimpse of young Donal MacNabb. You’ll see him as man to be reckoned with in Highland Healer. Better yet, he gets his own romance and adventure in Highland Seer.

My Highland Talents stories are set in the years following what has been called the worst defeat Scotland suffered at the hands of the English. Despite having established diplomatic relations with England and having married Henry VIII’s sister, Margaret Tudor, James IV was forced to honor the Auld Alliance when France went to war with England. He died in battle at Flodden Field in 1513 along with most of his nobles, clan chiefs and their heirs. For years, Scotland was ruled by Regents and fell into chaos.

Heart of Stone takes place in happier times, 11 years before that tragedy. A patron of education and the arts, James IV was Scotland’s Renaissance king. In 1496, he made education compulsory for the upper classes, which leads Donal’s older brother, Gavan MacNabb to St. Andrews and beyond, before his journey home in Heart of Stone.

Bound home after two years away, Gavan MacNabb comes across a lass and her deerhound in a moonlit circle of standing stones. Little does he know that 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. Anything except marrying a man her father chooses for her. When her deerhound, Corrie, insists on following Gavan, Marsali decides that’s the excuse she needs to have the adventure she craves. She’ll go where he goes, whether he is the man promised by her spell—or not.

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?

Get your copy today! AMAZON  iBooks  Smashwords  Barnes & Noble  Kobo

Print and other formats are coming! Or get Heart of Stone in the anthology, Kissing the Highlander!

A New Chapter!

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.

AmazonEncore helps readers discover extraordinary, previously-published, overlooked books from emerging authors.

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.

RELEASE DAY!

Kissing the Highlander finalIt’s finally here!  Release day for Kissing the Highlander!  

Do you have your copy yet?  Click HERE for all the bookseller links you want to buy your very own copy of this amazing anthology.

reviewertoppick2Night Owl Reviews has already named it a five-star Top Pick! 

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…  

You’re going to fall in love!