Glorious Scottish Spring

It may be summer here, but in Scotland, it was springtime and it was glorious.

I will admit to having been just a wee bit obsessed with finding bluebells. After all, they play such a central role in Heart of Stone, how could I resist? Before this trip, I could only write about them based on what I read on the internet. So to finally get to see, feel and smell them? Trust me, online research is not the same as holding them in your hands. Lucky for me, they were in bloom nearly everywhere we went.

Of course, there were daffodils and tulips and beautiful, new green leaves on the trees and shrubs.  For an East-coaster transplanted to (usually) dry-as-a-bone Texas, spring in Scotland was lush, colorful and refreshing.

Check back soon for more pictures from my trip!

More Scotland!

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.

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.

We also got a chance to duck into St. Giles. I recommend a visit if you get a chance. What a gorgeous kirk!

I have lots more pictures, so keep checking back to see more of my trip!

On SALE!

Kissing the Highlander is on sale for 99 cents for a limited time!

Don’t miss this opportunity to get five original novellas in one volume from five of your favorite award-winning, USA Today, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble top-100 bestselling authors. 

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Click on these links to get your copy at your favorite bookseller:

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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

Don’t miss this sale! Get your copy today!

Re-Release Day!

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!

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! 

Highland Talents on TV!

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.

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Kissing the Highlander finalAnd 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!

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

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!

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!