Here We Go 1-2-3!

Bound to the Highlander, Highland Chiefs book one

Bound to the Highlander, Highland Chiefs book one

Hi everyone! I sincerely hope you all had a wonderful summer. Mine was busy, busy, busy. And, in turn, I have a lot of great things to share!

First of all, my Highland Chiefs series is doing really well and I am regularly gobsmacked by the incredible feedback I’ve received from readers. Between Bound to the Highlander and Promised to the Highlander, I have been able to talk with so many of you and I love hearing your thoughts. Please keep them coming! I don’t often respond to reviews, but I do read each and every one of them. THANK YOU!

Right. So let’s get to the announcements, shall we?

Enemy of the Highlander

Enemy of the Highlander

#1 Enemy of the Highlander, book three in the series, is now under contract and will be released on November 21st (my birthday) in ebook AND print! WOOOT! I am soooo excited! It’s on goodreads now so if you wish to add it to your ‘Want to Read’ shelf, go right ahead!!

#2 Promised to the Highlander will be released in print on September 30th!!! Can’t wait to have these three books in my hands!!! I will be having a print release party in St. John’s, Newfoundland some time this fall, possibly in November. Heeeeeeee!

#3 And this is a BIG one!!!! I have just signed a three book deal with Tirgearr Publishing for the three remaining books in this series. WOOOOOOOOOT! Such a great feeling to know they will all have the same home. I couldn’t be more thrilled.

The next two books in the series, Prisoner of the Highlander, and Heart of the Highlander are still works in progress. I will post more about them in the coming weeks.

Cheers!

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

Highland Romance Feature: To Dream of a Highlander, Samantha Holt

To Dream of a Highlander, Samantha Holt

To Dream of a Highlander, Samantha Holt

Happy Saturday everyone!! Wondering what to pick up to read over the weekend? Well look no further. Samantha Holt’s new release, To Dream of a Highlander, is on sale this weekend! So head on over to Amazon and pick it up. :) Continue reading

God’s Teeth! It’s a New Release: The Bride Gift

Today I welcome fellow Romance Weekly blogger, Sarah Hegger who just released her debut novel, The Bride Gift. Sarah’s here today to curse and swear and kick up a racket. I know right? Some of these authors are outta control! :) Seriously, Sarah has some fantastic commentary on when and how to use profanity in medieval fiction. I love what she has to say, take a look. :) Continue reading

Promised to the Highlander: New Release

Promised to the Highlander, Highland Chiefs book two

Promised to the Highlander, Highland Chiefs book two

And we are live!!! I’m so excited I could SQUEEEE! Without further ado, here’s the link for Promised to the Highlander on Amazon.

Also, for the entire month of June, my first book, Bound to the Highlander is 99 cents! WOOOHOOOO! 

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Promised to the Highlander: The Final Countdown

In t-minus 24 hours my second book will launch into cyberspace. Acutally, too bad it’s not a sci-fi novel as that would have been an awesome analogy wha? :D Ahem…anyhoo, as I was saying, bright and early tomorrow morning Promised to the Highlander will be live on Amazon. There’s so many emotions rolling around inside me right now it’s hard to stay focused on any one thing. Oh look, A PEANUT! Continue reading

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 moi! :-) Ready? Let’s do this. Continue reading