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Counting Down to #Scrollsofcridhe #newrelease

Posted by on 14 November, 2014

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…

Scrolls of Cridhe, Volume 1 - Highland Winds

Scrolls of Cridhe, Volume 1 – Highland Winds

I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to be a part of this amazing group of ladies. We have bonded over the past few months while creating our stories for our first release. So I’m counting down the days and hours until Monday, November 17th, when Scrolls of Cridhe, Volume 1, Highland Winds goes live!

Colaborating on a project like this means those involved must have mutual respect and an appreciation for one another as people as as creative writers. And we have that in spades.

In chatting with my fellow Guardian sisters, I discovered just how fascinating they are. Over the next three days I will feature a two at a time and share what I learned. Love these ladies and I know you will too.

Ceci Giltenan

Highland Revenge, Ceci Giltenan

Highland Revenge, Ceci Giltenan

Ceci and I began our writing careers ’round about the same time in 2013 with her debut release, Highland Solution, in September, and mine in October. By November we were chatting regularly and I am happy to say I met her in April in Florida and our friendship has continued to grow since then. With three novels released and the novella for Highland Winds, Ceci has continues to pump out fantstic Scottish historical stories. Ceci’s contribution to Highland Winds is Highland Revenge.

I asked Ceci three questions about her reading and writing preferences. Take a look at what she had to say. 🙂

My 3 favorite books: I’m cheating by saying 1) Harry Potter and fitting 7 books into one space. 2) Highland Courage (because the story holds a special place in my heart). 3) the dictionary (see where I am going with this?)

My two favorite authors: 1) HD Smith 2) The Guardians of Cridhe (there I go cheating again fitting 7 into 1).

The thing that inspires me to write Scottish historicals…either A) my family history or B) the effects of the Highland winds on kilts.

WOOOHOO! Love those answers, especially the last one. 😀

Lily Baldwin

A Jewel in the Vaults, Lily Baldwin

A Jewel in the Vaults, Lily Baldwin

While our writing careers also started in 2013, Lily and I have only gotten to know one another this year since joining the Guardians of Cridhe. And I am so very glad to call her a dear friend. ‘Sweet Lily’, as we lovingly refer to her, is not only an incredible writer, she has a kind heart and a beautiful soul. I love this lady. 🙂 Lily has three novels to her credit in her Isle of Mull series and her contribution to Highland Winds is A Jewel in the Vaults.

Here’s how Lily answered my questions.

Question one: I have two favorite books. Both are brilliant. Both drew me in on the first page and never let me go, but lots of books have done this. These two books are my favorites because of personal attachment. Book #1 is Katherine. This was my first romance and also my first book crush…John of Gaunt…sigh. Book #2 is Ahab’s Wife. Remembering the lead character in this book, Una Spencer, always gives me courage, and that’s why I love it.

Question two: This is one of those ‘I could sooner choose two favorite stars in the sky’ moments. Still, I will name two-ish :)~The Guardians of Cridhe for their support, love, and guidance. And my dad who is a passionate storyteller and writer.

Question #3: One day I decided I wanted to write a historical romance. The next step was choosing which era. There was little debate–straightaway I knew it had to be a Highlander romance. My mother’s father was a MacKinnon, which is the clan featured in the Isle of Mull Series. Also, I love Highland heros with their kilts, alpha hotness, and passionate souls.

Awesome answers! 🙂

So everyone!! In just three days, Scrolls of Cridhe, Volume 1 releases into the ‘verse! We are donating 50% of our royalties for November to cancer research so preorder your copy and help us fight cancer!

6 Responses to Counting Down to #Scrollsofcridhe #newrelease

  1. cecigiltenan

    Asking me to pick a favorite anything is hard. Except for cake. I have a favorite cake. 😉

  2. Sharon Frizell

    big congrats ladies and lots of sales and donations

  3. Sue-Ellen Welfonder (@SE_Welfonder)

    Love this, Kate! You are such a special soul! XXXOOXXX

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