Sunday Snippet #44

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Sunday Snippets are six- or eight-sentence glimpses into my best-selling, award-winning Scottish romance books.  If you enjoy Scottish romance, keep reading, because I love sharing mine.  Skim back through my blog to read previous snippets. 

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Here’s a short snippet from HIGHLAND SEER.  Ellie is a widow, and her marriage was brief before her husband was killed. Does she have the nerve to do what she must?   Enjoy!

She had little experience enticing a man. A few weeks with her husband were poor preparation if she meant to wage a battle for this man, but battle she must. If she failed to convince him to see her as a woman, then she must appeal to his sense of duty, though that would be a poor reflection of what she’d seen in her dream. The man had been reaching for her. The expression on his face, though dimly seen, had betrayed his longing. 

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Sunday Snippet #43

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Sunday Snippets are six- or eight-sentence glimpses into my best-selling, award-winning Scottish romance books.  If you enjoy Scottish romance, keep reading, because I love sharing mine.  Skim back through my blog to read previous snippets.

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Here’s another snippet from HIGHLAND SEER, skipping ahead a bit from last week’s.   Enjoy!

He remained still, watching her through slitted eyes as his chest rose and fell with his breath. He’d allowed her touch, though it was improper. She knew he could have removed her hand and thrown her bodily from his chamber with no effort at all. That he should have. The muscle jumping in his jaw gave the only indication her touch still affected him.

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Sunday Snippet #42

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Sunday Snippets are six- or eight-sentence glimpses into my best-selling, award-winning Scottish romance books.  If you enjoy Scottish romance, keep reading, because I love sharing mine.  Skim back through my blog to read previous snippets. 

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Here’s another snippet from HIGHLAND SEER, continuing from last week’s.   Enjoy!

Lately, her dream had come three times, always the same. Within it a man, much like the man before her, dark blond hair falling into his eyes, but in her dream, his well-muscled arms had been reaching for her. Donal’s most assuredly were not. They formed a barrier across his impressive chest. Their message was clear: stay back.

“I’m sorry to disturb ye,” she began.

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Sunday Snippet #41

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Sunday Snippets are six- or eight-sentence glimpses into my best-selling, award-winning Scottish romance books.  If you enjoy Scottish romance, keep reading, because I love sharing mine.  Skim back through my blog to read previous snippets. 

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Here’s another snippet from HIGHLAND SEER, continuing from last week’s.  Ellie is exactly where she should not be.  Enjoy!

He probably thought she remained angry about Micheil, though in truth, Donal had given him a lesson he sorely needed. The few fighting men they had left were mostly untested. They’d been left behind to guard the keep while the Laird marched off with his heir and their best men to fight with the King four years before. The lads were barely more than bairns. Micheil had done a poor job of training them, but could scarcely be considered at fault, given that he’d still been in training when most of their fighting force fell at Flodden.

They’d been lucky so far that none of their neighbors had tried to overrun them with a massed attack. Instead, they’d picked off her few remaining fighting men, then sought to gain MacKyrie lands through marriage. To her.

She wanted none of them.

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Sunday Snippet #40

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Sunday Snippets are six- or eight-sentence glimpses into my best-selling, award-winning Scottish romance books.  If you enjoy Scottish romance, keep reading, because I love sharing mine.  Skim back through my blog to read previous snippets. 

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Here’s another snippet from HIGHLAND SEER, continuing from last week’s.  Ellie is exactly where she should not be.  Enjoy!

His naked shoulders, arms and chest bulged with muscle. His dark blond hair, badly trimmed, grazed his square jawline. His proud nose had been broken a time or two, but suited the intensity of his gaze. His eyes were hazel in this light, green in sunlight. What color would they be in the throes of passion? His mouth…were his lips soft or firm when he kissed?

They were set in a stubborn line at the moment as he waited for her to explain herself.

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Sunday Snippet #39

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Sunday Snippets are six- or eight-sentence glimpses into my best-selling, award-winning Scottish romance books.  If you enjoy Scottish romance, keep reading, because I love sharing mine.  Skim back through my blog to read previous snippets. 

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Here’s another snippet from HIGHLAND SEER.  What is Ellie up to?  Enjoy!

Ellie turned from the fire to study the man whose room she had invaded. Aye, invaded. She was laird, and a woman. He could no more refuse her than refuse to breathe. Though he should have, and they both knew it.

It was highly improper for her to be here—alone with a strange man. An attractive man. A half-undressed man.

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Sunday Snippet #38

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Sunday Snippets are six- or eight-sentence glimpses into my best-selling, award-winning Scottish romance books.  If you enjoy Scottish romance, keep reading, because I love sharing mine.  Skim back through my blog to read previous snippets. 

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Here’s another snippet from HIGHLAND SEER.  This snippet takes place the day following the visit to the distillery, in the evening.  Enjoy!

When he opened the door, it was all he could do not to close it again in shock. The MacKyrie stood in the torchlit hallway. She gave him a quirk of her lips as he stared at her, too surprised to utter a word.

“I’m sorry to bother ye, Donal McNabb, but I wished to speak to ye privately.” She glanced away, down the darkened hallway.

“Privately? Why did ye no’ send for me, then?”

Her gaze returned to him, bold, even defiant, as she glanced over his shoulder. “May I come in?”

Donal’s eyes widened. Into his room?

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Sunday Snippet #37

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Sunday Snippets are six- or eight-sentence glimpses into my best-selling, award-winning Scottish romance books.  If you enjoy Scottish romance, keep reading, because I love sharing mine.  Skim back through my blog to read previous snippets. 

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Here’s another snippet from HIGHLAND SEER.  Enjoy!

“Each step becomes a stumbling block we must overcome. Our problems amplify one another.”

“For want of a nail…” Jamie murmured.

“Aye.” Ellie shook her head. “But we need many ‘nails’ as ye call them. Men here, in the fields, manning the walls and the passes, driving the wagons to market, guarding them, even husbands for our lasses and fathers for their children, all of that and more.”

“Ye need men.” Donal summed it up for her, growing more impressed at what this slip of a lass had accomplished while wearing the title “Laird.” Many men born and trained to the lairdship would not have done as well.

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Sunday Snippet #36

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Sunday Snippets are six- or eight-sentence glimpses into my best-selling, award-winning Scottish romance books.  If you enjoy Scottish romance, keep reading, because I love sharing mine.  Skim back through my blog to read previous snippets. 

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Here’s another snippet from HIGHLAND SEER.  Enjoy!

“Yet ye have kept this going the last four years on yer own?” Donal couldn’t help asking the question. This process seemed too daunting for a lass of a laird and her nearly broken clan. He had to respect the determination it took to rise to such a challenge and continue to make any whisky at all.

“Aye, as we must. We canna survive raising and selling cattle. Since we use many of our coos for food during the winter, as do some of our neighbors, our whisky is our wealth—or was when we had the men to keep up production.”

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Sunday Snippet #35

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Sunday Snippets are six- or eight-sentence glimpses into my best-selling, award-winning Scottish romance books.  If you enjoy Scottish romance, keep reading, because I love sharing mine.  Skim back through my blog to read previous snippets. 

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Here’s another snippet from HIGHLAND SEER.  Enjoy!

Jamie looked around, then turned toward the back where kegs were stacked row upon row. “That doesna seem like very many kegs for a still of this size.”

“We keep the new whisky here for a short time, then move it to the keep to better protect it,” Ellie added.

“Protect it?” Donal wanted an answer. What other threats beset this clan?

“Aye, but not from raids. Fire.”

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Sunday Snippet #34

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Sunday Snippets are six- or eight-sentence glimpses into my best-selling, award-winning Scottish romance books.  If you enjoy Scottish romance, keep reading, because I love sharing mine.  Skim back through my blog to read previous snippets. 

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Here’s another snippet from HIGHLAND SEER.  Enjoy!

The friar stood by, silent, while Ellie spoke of their losses.

Something about the friar didn’t seem right. Something other than his lack of clerical clothing, but damned if Donal could put his finger on what bothered him. The friar seemed relaxed, but watchful as well. Even stranger, he had failed to provide the usual “God rest their souls” response to Ellie’s comment. What was he doing running a clan’s distillery instead of one belonging to a holy order?

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Sunday Snippet #33

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Sunday Snippets are six- or eight-sentence glimpses into my best-selling, award-winning Scottish romance books.  If you enjoy Scottish romance, keep reading, because I love sharing mine.  Skim back through my blog to read previous snippets. 

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Here’s another snippet from HIGHLAND SEER.  Enjoy!

“Have ye no guards here?” Donal turned to Ellie for an answer. As laird, it was her responsibility to see the wealth of the clan protected.

“Nay, no’ since Flodden. But this is the most remote area in the MacKyrie holdings. We’ve had little reason to fear someone would come this far to do us harm, especially when they must pass the keep to reach this. We defend the keep because our people are there. All of these,” Ellie said and waved a hand about her to indicate the surrounding buildings, “could of need be replaced. As we’ve learned to our great grief, our people canna.”

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Sunday Snippet #32

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Sunday Snippets are six- or eight-sentence glimpses into my best-selling, award-winning Scottish romance books.  If you enjoy Scottish romance, keep reading, because I love sharing mine.  Follow along week to week and skim back through my blog to read previous snippets. 

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And to celebrate,

HIGHLAND HEALER is on sale for a limited time,

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Here’s another snippet from HIGHLAND SEER.  Enjoy!

“My grandfather started with a small still, making just enough for the clan.” Ellie let her mount walk up the hill. Donal kept pace with her, listening without comment, enjoying the sound of her voice. “But word got out. In my father’s time, demand grew such that he built this place and we expanded our production.” Ellie pursed her lips and glanced at Donal, then returned her gaze to the building. “’Tis the best thing left to us, yet since Flodden, we struggle to keep it going.”

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Sunday Snippet #31

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Sunday Snippets are six- or eight-sentence glimpses into my best-selling, award-winning Scottish romance books.  If you enjoy Scottish romance, keep reading, because I love sharing mine.  Follow along week to week and skim back through my blog to read previous snippets.

 

FinalHighlandSeer_w7776 HIGHLAND SEER is out on Amazon Kindle!  

And to celebrate,

HIGHLAND HEALER is on sale for a limited time,

so don’t miss it!   

Here’s another snippet from HIGHLAND SEER.  Enjoy!

“What’s this?” Jamie’s exclamation drew Donal’s gaze from the woman beside him back to the glen. A fast moving burn danced down one side, splashing over rocks and flowing deeper into the valley behind them. A large stone building sat at the upper end of the clearing, surrounded by several smaller ones.

“The MacKyrie distillery.” Ellie raised her voice to answer him since he and Micheil had gotten a few lengths ahead. “Ye ken those casks ye saved were full of whisky. This is where we make it.”

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Six Sentence Sunday Snippet #20

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Revisions are done on the second book in my Highland Talents series, Highland Seer!  I sent them back to my editor on Friday, so I’m hopeful that Highland Seer gets into the queue for a fall release, and that I have a new cover to debut soon.

In the meantime, here’s another snippet from Highland Seer. This follows soon after last week’s snippet.  Enjoy!

The Lathans have found a clan in trouble.  There aren’t many fighting-age men left, and no one to train the younger lads.  Donal is determined to find a solution to this problem, but he’s got his work cut out for him.  The half-trained young man who is as close to a master of arms as the MacKyrie’s have finds Donal and Bram working with the  younger lads and takes offense.  Donal challenges him to show his stuff, but Micheil isn’t inclined to treat it as a demonstration.

Enjoy my Six Sentence Sunday Snippet!

Micheil growled an oath and shoved through the crowd into the circle.  “They’re too young to take up fighting,” he argued.  “No one would accost them.”

“Were those lads on the whisky wagon too young to be waving their dirks at brigands armed with claymores, then?”

That stopped Micheil in his tracks.  He drew his weapon.

Donal grinned.  “That’s better.  Let’s dance, shall we?”

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Six Sentence Sunday Snippet #19

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I’m so excited!  I signed the contract last week for the second book in my Highland Talents series, Highland Seer!  This past week I worked on revisions, which I plan to return to my editor in the next two or three days so that Highland Seer can get into the queue for a fall release.

The Lathans have found a clan in trouble.  There aren’t many fighting-age men left, and no one to train the younger lads.  Donal is determined to find a solution to this problem, but he’s got his work cut out for him.

Enjoy my Six Sentence Sunday Snippet!

Donal had collected sticks and wooden swords lying about in the dirt.  He gave one to each lad, paired each lad with another, then ordered, “Show me what ye can do.”

Their enthusiasm for sparring didn’t surprise him, but their lack of skill did.

“Do ye think to defend yerselves or yer mates like that?”

The lads stopped what they were doing and stared at him, wide-eyed.  “Aye,” a brave one answered him.  “We’ll defend our clan to the death.”

“Then die ye will, laddie, unless ye learn how to fight.”

 

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Highland Healer is now available in both print and ebook formats from Amazon,  The Wild Rose Press, Barnes and Noble and other retailers.  Highland Seer will be released later this year.

Six Sentence Sunday Snippet #18 – Whisky

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I signed the contract this week for the second book in my Highland Talents series, Highland Seer.  So that’s where today’s snippet is from.  

The Lathans have rescued old men and lads who were attacked by bandits bent on stealing their wagons loaded with kegs of whisky.  Returning the wounded MacKyries home to be cared for, the Lathans are angry that their  laird would send his clansmen out so poorly guarded and with bounty guaranteed to draw thieves.

Enjoy my Six Sentence Sunday Snippet!

“Can we be sure of our welcome here?” Jamie asked quietly.

“We’re bringin’ home their whisky and their menfolk,” Donal groused.   “The laird’s gratitude had better include answering a few questions, like why we’re havin’ to bring home his wounded.”  At Jamie’s raised eyebrow, he continued.  “Once they ken how charming we are, there shouldna be any problems.”

Jamie grinned and shook his head.

Behind him, Bram choked back a laugh and began coughing.

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Highland Healer is now available in both print and ebook formats from Amazon,  The Wild Rose Press, Barnes and Noble and other retailers.  Highland Seer will be released later this year.

Six Sentence Sunday Snippet #17 – Visitors

I enjoyed a visit from a long-time friend this week, so this snippet is about a visitor Toran receives – a new friend and ally. As the old saying goes, there’s good news and bad news…

Enjoy my Six Sentence Sunday!

Toran stood with fists on hips as Angus approached. “What brings ye?” Toran asked. “Is there more trouble?”  

“Aye,” Angus answered. “And good news, as well.”  He dismounted and handed the reins to one of the lads who stood by.

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Six Sentence Sunday #16 – Sunday Snippets

This week, I spoke on a panel about writing love stories and love scenes at the Writers Guild of Texas in Austin with Tracy Wolff, Mari Mancusi, and Shawnna Perigo.  It was so much fun, I’ve decided to share a bit of a love scene here today.

Enjoy my Six Sentence Sunday!

He had to prove to her that he was serious about a future with her. “To become my wife and the lady of my clan.”

“What?”

Toran glanced quickly around, but no one else seemed to have heard her startled exclamation.

“There will be time, lass.  All ye need.  And when ye find that ye are ready, we will marry.”

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Six Sentence Sunday #15 Now We’re Sunday Snippets

Things are a little chaotic since the demise of #SixSentenceSunday.  Our Facebook follow-on group just changed its name to Sunday Snippets.  There’s another group called Sneak Peek Sunday that uses 8-10 sentences.  I’m going to stick with six for now and hope this all sorts itself out soon.  It would be great for all these groups to get together and support each other.

Enjoy my Six Sentence…ooops, I mean Sunday Snippet!  In this one, Toran is just starting to get a sense of the chaotic situation he’s landed in.

He needed to get a look outside. If he could move quietly enough so as not to wake the lass, he could peer out the tent flap. His boots were lashed together with enough slack between them to hobble him, but not to prevent him from walking in some limited fashion. He considered trying to remove them, but the bindings around his ankles were too tight, and even if he got the boots off, he didn’t want to lose them. He wouldn’t get far on bare feet, so he’d have to find a way to cut the cord between them. First things first.

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