HALLOWE’EN IS COMING!

His clan’s history is hidden in the walls—along with the ghost WAITING FOR THE LAIRD

YOUR WAIT IS OVER!

http://i1.wp.com/willablair.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/WaitingfortheLaird_w10962.jpg?resize=340%2C545Widow Lara MacLaren hungers for the hunky architect she hires to restore her derelict Scottish manor, but is she ready for a relationship…and is Ian ready for her twins?

Ian Paterson is eager to awaken Lara’s passionate side. Yet, if he reveals his ancestral claim to her estate, he risks losing her and his job. His clan’s history, lost over the years, may be hidden in the walls—along with a ghost waiting for the laird’s return.

When they uncover a room full of Jacobite treasure, proof of his ancestry, Ian realizes he’s out of time. If the ghost is real, it could expose his secret and destroy his romance with Lara. Ian must convince her she and her twins are the future he truly wants.

Hallowe’en is coming! Get Waiting for the Laird from your favorite bookseller:

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reviewertoppick2“Willa Blair spins a beautiful romance set in the Scottish Highlands full of suspense, history and mystery…This is an absolutely wonderful story to read while curled up in a comfy chair with a nice hot drink, I highly suggests you pick it up and enjoy.” Night Owl Romance


4-5-stars_seal-of-excellence“…a delightful romance and unexpected adventure set in Scotland…After getting to know Ian, I wanted to hop on an airplane and head over to Scotland so I could find a laird of my own.”  
Books & Benches, Reviewer’s Choice Seal of Excellence and 2017 Scéal Book Award Contemporary Category Finalist

“About 3:00 am I finally had to force myself to stop…yes, it was that good. Give yourself a treat and grab this book…” The Reading Cafe

Love a Ghost Story? Get Waiting for the Laird

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Widow Lara MacLaren hungers for the hunky architect she hires to restore her derelict Scottish manor, but is she ready for a relationship…and is Ian ready for her twins?

Ian Paterson is eager to awaken Lara’s passionate side. Yet, if he reveals his ancestral claim to her estate, he risks losing her and his job. His clan’s history, lost over the years, may be hidden in the walls—along with a ghost waiting for the laird’s return.

When they uncover a room full of Jacobite treasure, proof of his ancestry, Ian realizes he’s out of time. If the ghost is real, it could expose his secret and destroy his romance with Lara. Ian must convince her she and her twins are the future he truly wants.

“It’s an absolutely heart-warming story rich with love of family, of memories, of new beginnings, and the fidelity of one most unusual ghost. It’s a delight.” Chassie West, Edgar- and Anthony-nominated author of mystery and suspense

Preorder now at your favorite bookseller:

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And check out Waiting for the Laird on USAToday’s HEA blog!

The Highland Talents Series

My bestselling Highland Talents series is complete!

Follow the heart-pounding adventures—and heart-warming romances—of the Lathan Clan, their friends—and enemies—in the Highland Talents series, starting with the prequel, Heart of Stone, to the award-winning Highland Healer, Highland Seer, and more. 

 

Get the entire bestselling Highland Talents series in ebook or print. And if you love listening to a Scottish accent, Highland Healer and Highland Seer are available as audiobooks, too. 

Do you want to be the first to know what I’m doing next? Are you eager for details about my new book and new series?  Join my mailing list and you’ll find out about release dates and  read excerpts before anyone else. Plus, my newsletter subscribers get access to special contests! To join, click on the red link or on the plaid heart in the upper right corner of this page.

Get Your Kindle Holiday Deals!

Highland Healer & Highland Seer are Kindle Holiday Deals!

Half Price for the Entire Month of November!

Even if you already have your own copies of my bestselling books, you can still take advantage of the Kindle Holiday Deals. Get an early start on your holiday shopping by giving Kindle ebooks as gifts! Highland Healer (Highland Talents Book 1) and Highland Seer (Highland Talents Book 2) are perfect for your friends and relatives who enjoy romance and adventure—especially historical tales of braw men in kilts and the lasses who love them.

Click on the red titles (above) or on the book covers to get your copies for only $1.99 through the end of November.

If you want to give copies as gifts, on the Amazon Kindle book page, click “Give as a Gift” and then “Email the gift to me” to have Amazon email you a gift code you can send to your lucky recipient at any time in the future.

HighlandSeer_7776_ap750Now is your chance to get the first two books in my Highland Talents series for a terrific price. Don’t miss it!

If you want to know more about the rest of the Highland Talents series, check out my Amazon Author Page.

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Happy Shopping!

Scotland, Again!

Being in Scotland again was wonderful! Driving around on our own was fun and incredibly easy, though at times hair-raising if we met an oncoming lorry on a narrow two-lane road. Fortunately, those encounters were rare. It was springtime in the Highlands and everything was either green or blooming.  Lamb twins bounced around their mothers in the fields, yet snow still capped the tops of the Munros.

The vistas would steal your breath. I’ll share some of my photos in this and several following posts, so check back often to see what I’ve added!

 

As you can tell from these pictures from our first afternoon, the weather was changeable, but we never let a quick shower deter us.  There was too much to see and do!

Check back later for more pictures!

Burns Night

Sunday night, we celebrate Robert Burns.  Typically, the highlights of the evening include the formal recitation of his “Address to a Haggis,” the presentation of the “Great chieftain o’ the puddin-race!” and whisky.  Check out a video HERE.

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Join me at a Facebook party with 17 Best Selling Authors of Scottish Romance and our MC for the event, Debbie McCreary, on Sunday, Jan 25th, for some fun and giveaways. This is a Ceilidh you won’t want to miss. 

Schedule of Guests:
4:00-4:15 Intro
4:15 Terry Spear
4:30-4:45: Debbie Robbins/ Kate Robbins
4:45-5:00: April Holthaus
5:00-5:15: Suzan Tisdale
5:15-5:30: Victoria Roberts
5:30-5:45: Victoria Zak
5:45-6:00: Terri Brisbin
6:00-6:15: Tanya Anne Crosby
6:15-6:30: Ashley York
6:30-6:45: Lily Baldwin
6:45-7:00: Glynnis Campbell
7:00-7:15: Vonda Sinclair
7:15-7:30: Violetta Rand
7:30-7:45: Book Addicts/Tartan Book Review
7:45-8:00: Willa Blair
8:00-8:15: Tarah Scott
8:15-8:30: BJ Scott
8:30-8:45: Kathryn Lynn Davis
8:45-9:00: Kathryn Le Veque

 

It’s going to be epic!

A New Year’s Eve Toast to You

Happy New YearHogmanay, a word derived from the old Norse language, became the major winter celebration once the Reformation outlawed Christmas in 16th century Scotland. Hogmanay remains a huge party to this day, though the prohibition against celebrating Yule was lifted in the 1950s.

For many, this part of mid-winter is also a time to pause and reflect on the waning year and on plans and goals for the coming year. In the darkest days of winter, it’s refreshing to turn our attention to new starts, opportunities and possibilities.

I’ve had a great year writing and releasing two new titles, and spending time with friends old and new. I’ll be thrilled if the new year brings more of the same for me and whatever you wish for to all of you.

IMG_0644Wherever you are, whatever your celebratory spirit of choice this evening, I wish you a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year!  

Slàinte Mhath!

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!

HIGHLAND SEER Sale!

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. 

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Don’t miss the 99-cent sale! HIGHLAND SEER is available at your favorite vendor:

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HIGHLAND SEER Wins RONE Awards Honorable Mention

What a lovely surprise! At the InD’Tale Magazine RONE Awards on Friday, 11 July, HIGHLAND SEER was awarded an Honorable Mention in the Historical Medieval category!

I’m thrilled for HIGHLAND SEER to get this recognition! If you haven’t read it yet, it’s available in ebook, print and audiobook formats from your favorite retailer!