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
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
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!
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.
Have you read the award-winning second book in my Highland Talents series, HIGHLAND SEER? If not, now is a perfect time to get it for yourself and all your friends! The Amazon #1 Medieval Historical Romance bestseller is on sale for 99 cents.
Don’t miss the 99-cent sale! HIGHLAND SEER is available at your favorite vendor:
The Wild Rose Press: http://ow.ly/AXaa9
Prepare to party! Today is the Worldwide Release Day for
The Healer’s Gift (a Highland Talents Novella)!
It is, or soon will be, available at all your favorite retailers, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, KOBO, AllRomanceEBooks, and others. To celebrate, I’m doing a little party from 6-8pm CDT on Facebook, and you’re welcome to drop in, say hi and maybe even win something! In fact, if you leave a comment here, when you join the party, you’ll get an extra chance at winning a prize.
I’ve got four print copies up for grabs (to US and Canada).
Winners will be notified by Goodreads after the 24 May closing date for the contest.
Newsletter subscribers, I’ll have another opportunity for you to win my books in my MAY Newsletter. What? You’re not on my mailing list? See that nice little newsletter envelope, surrounded by a lovely shade of blue, at the top of the page on the right? Click there, or HERE, to subscribe. You don’t want to miss out on all the fun, now do you?
This month, as I did last year, I’m participating in the AtoZ Blogging Challenge. The first post is A, the next is B and so on every day this month, except Sundays. Last year, my theme was Scotland. This year, my theme is The Writing Life. Check back here every day this month to follow along and find out what I’ve learned in the last year. For instance:
J is for judging. Whether you participate in a critique partnership or critique group, write reviews, or judge contests, you’re called upon to judge the work of other authors. Yes, it’s tough enough deciding if your own writing is good, bad or indifferent. But we writers depend on honest feedback from our peers to help us sort through plot problems, identify word repetition and grammar mistakes, and on the plus side, to gain attention from agents, editors and readers.
The old adage “If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything” doesn’t serve us well when we’re called upon to help another author improve their writing. Nor is it fair to anyone in a contest to give only positive feedback. Judging implies recognizing both positive and negative aspects of a work. But there’s no need to be mean, either. Honesty can be couched in kind words, helpful suggestions, and critical feedback that leaves room for the other person to grow as an author while protecting their ego.
Judging another’s work is fun when they’ve done a great job, you enjoy their story, and you can easily give them positive reinforcement. Most of us don’t enjoy the flip side of that coin, when we could not finish the book, when there are so many errors that it looks like we bled all over the page with our red pen, or when we have to score a contest entry so low that we know the entry has no chance of advancing. But if we’re determined to help our fellow authors ensure that manuscripts are truly ready to be published, then we have no choice.