Countdown to #scrollsofcridhe #newrelease – ONE MORE DAY!

Long, long ago, in the time before time, seven sisters were called from the far reaches of the realm. Each brought unique talents, but had one common gift; the ability to weave ageless tales of love and courage. An evil witch coveted their gifts and locked them in a tower, silencing their voices upon threat of death. But the Highlands are enchanted, and magic will not countenance seven pure hearts such as theirs to be lost.

With no one else to hear them, they sang their stories to each other. Fate blew a braw Highland wind to their prison, and the sweet, high timbre of the sisters’ voices enthralled it. The wind gathered close their silver words as it raced past each day, and carried their love and goodness throughout the world…then across the ages.

Today, their words live on in the Guardians of the Cridhe, seven sisters who have sworn to preserve those pure and musical hearts so long as they live. It is said these seven descend from those ancient female bards. Only their words can bear witness to that truth… Continue reading

Countdown to #scrollsofcridhe #newrelease – 2 Days!

Long, long ago, in the time before time, seven sisters were called from the far reaches of the realm. Each brought unique talents, but had one common gift; the ability to weave ageless tales of love and courage. An evil witch coveted their gifts and locked them in a tower, silencing their voices upon threat of death. But the Highlands are enchanted, and magic will not countenance seven pure hearts such as theirs to be lost.

With no one else to hear them, they sang their stories to each other. Fate blew a braw Highland wind to their prison, and the sweet, high timbre of the sisters’ voices enthralled it. The wind gathered close their silver words as it raced past each day, and carried their love and goodness throughout the world…then across the ages.

Today, their words live on in the Guardians of the Cridhe, seven sisters who have sworn to preserve those pure and musical hearts so long as they live. It is said these seven descend from those ancient female bards. Only their words can bear witness to that truth… Continue reading

Counting Down to #Scrollsofcridhe #newrelease

Long, long ago, in the time before time, seven sisters were called from the far reaches of the realm. Each brought unique talents, but had one common gift; the ability to weave ageless tales of love and courage. An evil witch coveted their gifts and locked them in a tower, silencing their voices upon threat of death. But the Highlands are enchanted, and magic will not countenance seven pure hearts such as theirs to be lost.

With no one else to hear them, they sang their stories to each other. Fate blew a braw Highland wind to their prison, and the sweet, high timbre of the sisters’ voices enthralled it. The wind gathered close their silver words as it raced past each day, and carried their love and goodness throughout the world…then across the ages.

Today, their words live on in the Guardians of the Cridhe, seven sisters who have sworn to preserve those pure and musical hearts so long as they live. It is said these seven descend from those ancient female bards. Only their words can bear witness to that truth… Continue reading

Bound to the Highlander Turns One! #Giveaway

Bound to the Highlander, Highland Chiefs book one

Bound to the Highlander, Highland Chiefs book one

Once upon a time there was a girl who had a dream…scratch that. Once upon a time, there was a girl who never thought in a million years anyone would want to read her book. She’s happy to say she was very wrong—it had to happen sometime. *makes note in calendar* :) Continue reading

Promised to the Highlander in Print! #Giveaway

The print version of PTTH is finally available and I couldn’t be more stoked!!! Of all the characters I’ve written about so far, Fergus Mackay stands out as my favourite. Mind you, I think Angus MacDonald in book four, Prisoner of the Highlander, might just give him a run for his money.

To help celebrate this release, I’m giving away five signed print copies over on Goodreads! Come on over and see how you can enter! Continue reading

On Self Imposed Deadlines: Poking My Head Up

Ronan's brooch pin, Enemy of the Highlander, book three Highland Chiefs

Ronan’s brooch pin, Enemy of the Highlander, book three Highland Chiefs

Hey everyone! Been a while since I posted, but I swear I have a good excuse. :) I just finished the second draft of Enemy of the Highlander (EOTH), third book in my Highland Chiefs series. Will be popping that off to beta readers in the coming days and then will submit to my publisher in a couple of weeks. Wish me luck that they all like it!

Writing a series is really awesome, but also really hard. The whole time I was writing EOTH I had to consider everything that came before in the previous two books, plus what will come in the subsequent two.

The middle book, like the middle child, has to live up to everyone else. In that vein, I felt that Ronan had a lot of living up to do which is why he journeys on a path of inner torment. Freya is his match in every way and these two have an explosive chemistry overriding their better judgement on many occasions. There were times I really had no idea how they could possibly have a HEA. But alas, it is a romance novel. ;-)

The other project I’m working on is a novella for a bundle to be released in November with a phenomenal group of authors I’m extremely fortunate to be affiliated with. Scratch that. We’ve bonded so quickly, we are like sisters. :D

The Guardians of Cridhe

The Guardians of Cridhe

The Guardians of Cridhe are Sue-Ellen Wellfonder, Tarah Scott, Lily Baldwin, Ceci Giltenan, Kathryn Lynn Davis, Suzan Tisdale…and me. Yeah I keep pinching myself and thanking the stars to be a part of such a dynamic and talented group. I’M BLESSED!!!

We have a group page on facebook you should really follow, if you don’t already, where we pop in from time to time to talk about the craft and our upcoming project. It’s crazy exciting and there’s only more good things to come!

So that’s what I’ve been up to. Going back under my rock now to finish this novella which, btw, is totally different from the Highland Chiefs series. More news in the coming weeks about the novellas I have planned for HC as well.

Happy Wednesday!!!

Romance Weekly

For those of you joining us from previous weeks, welcome back! For those of you just joining in, welcome to Romance Weekly where each week a bunch of us authors will answer the same three questions and you get to hop around from blog to blog and learn a little more about us. :) This week’s questions are brought to you by the most fabulous Jami Denise:-) Ready? Let’s do this.

1. When writing your novel, do you know how it’s going to end before you write, or do you write from start to finish?

I’m a panster writing historical romance and so while I may know the ultimate tops of trees outcome of the historical element, I don’t know exactly how the romance will play out except that it will have a HEA. And I love not knowing what will happen until I type the words. :)

2. How do the people you know impact your writing? Are you influenced by friends and family for your characters?

I can’t say there are specific traits from one person in my characters. But as a writer, I love people watching and finding out what makes people tick. So I guess there’s some spillover from the people I know, but I think it’s done at a subconscious level.

3. Describe the hero in your current WIP in three words.

The hero in my current work in progress is Ronan Sutherland from Enemy of the Highlander, book three in my Highland Chiefs series. Three words to describe him? Tormented, honourable, determined. He was a tough hero to write as there was so much to cover in his character arc. I hope I did him justice!!!

And that’s it for me this week. Keep on hippity hoppin over to see how Mishka Jenkins answered the questions. ‘Till next week!

Romance Weekly

For those of you joining us from previous weeks, welcome back! For those of you just joining in, welcome to Romance Weekly where each week a bunch of us authors will answer the same three questions and you get to hop around from blog to blog and learn a little more about us. :) This week’s questions are brought to you by the most fabulous Kim Handysides :-) Ready? Let’s do this. Continue reading