I wasn’t quite sure what to expect in early January of this year when I set about to write this story. I had to consider the two books that had come before, and the two books that will follow it. Once I started writing, though, the story took on a life of it’s own. Ronan and Freya are lively characters and easy to like, but I did have my challenges with Ronan’s story arc at times, I will admit.
The next book in this series, Prisoner of the Highlander, is about Angus MacDonald and I will begin that one in January 2015. I also hope to have a novella completed soon about Gwen and Callum from Bound to the Highlander, so still lots on the horizon with my Highland Chiefs series and subsequent spin off novellas.
But today is all about Ronan and Freya. I’m stoked the ebook and print are being released together for this novel. Will be so awesome to have all three sittily happy and pretty on my bookshelf. And if you want to help me celebrate, stop by my facebook party on Sunday evening. I have lots of prizes and fabulous guest authors joining. Hope to see you there!
And so I sincerely hope you enjoy Enemy of the Highlander. Here’s a little snippet to whet your appetite. 🙂 Happy reading!!
Enemy of the Highlander, Excerpt
Golspie, Scotland, 1432
A writ of bastardy.
For all his efforts and all he had put up with from his monster of a father, it had
come to this. Ronan Sutherland stared hard at the unfolded parchment in his hand.
Someone behind him coughed; another sniffed.
He should walk away, say to hell with Dunrobin Castle, the earl’s title, all the evil
he had seen within these walls, and be done with it. What kept him here was beyond
“My lord, ’tis been validated.” Robert de Strathbrook, Bishop of Caithness
“By whom?” Ronan turned to see if the man would look him in the eye.
The bishop had been formidable in his day. Now instead, his robes dwarfed him,
his cheeks hollowed by age. He would not have the stamina to travel to Edinburgh
and engage the king’s council.
“My priests took it upon themselves to conduct the act in my stead. Sutherland is
one of the oldest earldoms in the country. It was not easy, but their diligence was
properly paid, I assure you.”
Ronan’s guts burned. “When?”
“The letter says the rightful earl will arrive in a sennight to claim the title. He said
you should be out of the master chamber by then.”