Wouldn’t you love to step into this picture?
I know I would.
I took this some years ago on an autumn walk in Scotland.
This isn’t the Highlands. It’s a hamlet in the Borders, very special, and a place that saw much action way back when. (yes, I mean in medieval times, during the Wars with the English)
In truth, there isn’t anywhere in Scotland that isn’t drenched in history.
And legend and lore.
Tragedy and triumph, proud and fierce warriors, and the strong, equally fearless women who loved them.
And we can’t forget Highland magic, can we?
Those are just a few of the many reasons we’re all so in love with Scotland.
And why so many authors write Scottish-set romance. Likewise, why so many readers love these books.
Speaking of which…
It is finally time to start letting you know about my upcoming release, Seduction of a Highland Warrior.
Many of you have been asking about this one. It’s been a long wait, I know.
The release date is Jan. 29th, 2013.
For now, I thought you might like to see what the galleys look like..
I did these a good while ago.
If you aren’t familiar with the term ‘galleys’ (or ‘first pass pages’ as my publisher calls them), this is what the author receives to proof-read before a book goes into final print.
It’s at this stage that we (hopefully) catch typos and any factual errors and report them to our publisher so they can be fixed before the book lands on the bookshelves.
For me, reading the galleys is also when I fall in love with a book again.
At this point, I’ve spent so much time working on it (through the initial writing stage and revisions, copy edits, etc..), that I can grow tired of the story. Then eventually the galleys arrive and I revisit the tale, and its magic captures me anew.
I love reading galleys!
And I hope you’ll love Seduction of a Highland Warrior when the book releases.
In its pages, you’ll also be able to revisit beloved characters from the first two books in my Highland Warriors trilogy:
You’ll once again see…
The hero and heroine of the trilogy’s first book, Sins of a Highland Devil: James and Catriona Cameron.
And the hero and heroine of book two, Temptation of a Highland Scoundrel: Kendrew and Isobel Mackintosh.
You just might encounter one or two other much-loved and well-kent characters from other books. But you’ll have to read the story to find out who they are.
I’m not telling.
For today, here’s a mini-blurb of Seduction of a Highland Warrior…
A proud Highland chieftain returns to his beloved glen only to find that he still desires the woman he’s tried to forget and that claiming her is more likely to destroy them than quench their forbidden passion.
But sometimes all must be risked for love, even everything a man holds dear.
I’m also sharing the final cover at the bottom of this post. I’ll let you see the full cover and blurb sometime soon.
And so you know, I’m leaving this post in place in for a while.
I am again in the end throes of several looming deadlines. So I’m pretty much hiding out in my writer’s cave these days, keeping the Dragon happy.
I know lots you have been waiting for this book, so this seems a good post to keep on view in the tea room.
I’ll look in again when I can. (not this week as I have pc maintenance going on for a few days, beginning this morning.. so I am offline this week.)
I hope you’ll enjoy this first glimpse at Alasdair and Marjory’s book.
If you’re interested, Seduction of a Highland Warrior is now available for pre-order.