To 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.
To enter to win this bracelet, clickHEREbefore 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
Today, I’m sharing the cover for my next Highland Talents novella, When Highland Lightning Strikes.
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:
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?
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?
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!