Liz’s Chat with Alastair

Hello and welcome!

Today I have another one of my awesome friends, Liz, who invited her book boyfriend for a chat.

Read on and find out more.

Thank you Liz for coming today and for bringing your … 😮 I know I am supposed to say something… DAYUM he is fine…

Liz: AHEM

Me: Yes Liz? … oh yes… your book boyfriend I feel my face is bright pink

Liz, turning to the hunk: Let’s get started. What is your full name?
Alastair Colum MacKay.

Liz: Do you have a nickname?
Alastair: Aye, ’tis the Beast.

Liz: What is one word best describes you?
Alastair: It would depend on whom ye asked. Yet, since my brothers are nae nearby, I would say, honorable.

Liz: Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
Alastair: Trews, boots, tunic belted with leather, and a wolf-skin cloak presented to me recently by the Fianna.

Liz: Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
Alastair: Aye, she kens me well.

Liz: What makes you laugh out loud?
Alastair: Tormenting my brothers, Duncan and Stephen.

Liz: What is your favourite dessert?
A slow sensuous smile appears on Alastair’s face Fiona, my wife.

Liz: What is your favourite drink?
Alastair: Mead.

Liz: What is your greatest fear?
Alastair: ’Tis only one. Losing Fiona.

Liz: What is your favourite colour?
Alastair: The rose blush on my lovely wife’s face.

Liz: What do you wear when you go to sleep?
Alastair snorts Naught.

Liz: What is the perfect romantic date?
Alastair: Holding Fiona in my arms spread out among the heather on a warm summer night as we watch the stars.

Liz: How ticklish are you? Where are you ticklish?
Alastair: Me? Never.

Liz: What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
Alastair: The scent of wildflowers in spring—reminding me of Fiona.

Liz: When you look at a woman what catches your interest?
Alastair: There is only one woman that captures my attention—Fiona, and ’tis her smile.

Liz: Do you have somebody in your life now?
Alistair crosses his arms across his chest Have I not stated this already?

Liz: What is one word best describes her?
Alastair: Home.

Liz: Is your book part of a series? What does the future hold for the readers of the series?
Alastair: Aye, ’tis a series. Ye will read my oldest brother, Angus’s story soon. ’Tis called, “Dragon Knight’s Shield.” Be prepared for the Fire Dragon.

Me: I am looking forward to read your story Alastair. Thank you for coming for a chat.

Liz: Thank you Alastair!

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Thanks for dropping by today and I hope you enjoyed the chat, I most surely did. I would like to thank Liz for sharing Alistair with us and Ms. Morgan for dreaming him up for us to enjoy. I am looking forward to reading his story.

DragonKnightsAxe_w9181_750Alastair MacKay hails from DRAGON KNIGHT’S AXE, book 3 in the Order of the Dragon Knights series by Mary Morgan.

Battled scarred, Dragon Knight, Alastair MacKay, has fled to the seas to separate himself from his powers that are connected to the land. Yet, when he rescues a woman from a slave trader in Ireland, he steps back inadvertently into a world filled with magic—taking on the role of protector and leading him on a journey to confront his greatest fears.

Research assistant, Fiona O’Quinlan loves translating ancient artifacts at Trinity College. When she falls asleep on an archeological dig, she awakens in another time. She soon discovers a Dragon Knight’s relic has been entrusted into her care. Determined to return the artifact to the Great Glen, Fiona is unprepared for the danger ahead—losing her heart and soul to Alastair “Beast” MacKay.

Will their love be strong enough to soothe the beast and heal the man? Or will Death swing its axe, leaving them lost for all eternity?

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He would get the truth out of her. She was now his. Bought and paid for.

His anger simmered just below the surface, and he allowed his eyes to flash with the fire of the dragon. Hearing her gasp, he smiled. Good, little bird. Fear me. Without giving her time to react, he swept her up and dumped her over his left shoulder, and strode to the ship.

He heard her sharp intake of breath, and then she started to pound against his back. “Put…me down,” she demanded.

“Nae.”

She started to kick, and he clenched his jaw in frustration. The little bird had talons. He responded with a smack to her bottom, but instead of removing his hand, he kept it against her soft curves. “I will put ye down when we are on my ship.”

She went completely still, and then she screamed.

Alastair dumped her onto the ground. “For the love of Brigid, did ye have to yell into my ear?”

Fiona rubbed at her bottom and then stood. “You beast,” she spat out at him. Jumping onto a nearby boulder, she looked directly into his eyes. “Don’t you ever touch me like that again.”

Alastair yanked her to his chest by her arms, his face mere inches from hers. “And what are ye going to do?” He watched as her eyes widened in alarm. Blue eyes that reminded him of the sky on warm summer days. Then his gaze traveled down to her lips, red as berries.

Instantly, his beast roared to life. Claim one kiss, Alastair.

“I will slit your throat,” she whispered.

Releasing his hold, his beast laughed, mocking him. He stared at her for a few moments before turning away. Stalking over to the ship, he climbed up the ladder.

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You can read Liz’s 5-star review here.

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Author Bio

I am a constant daydreamer and have been told quite often to remove my head from the clouds. Yet, this is where I find the magic to write my stories. Not only do I love to weave a good tale, but I have a voracious appetite for reading. I worked for Borders Books for almost fourteen years. Imagine my delight to be surrounded by so many books, talking to others about them, and getting paid.

Pure bliss!

I have traveled to England, Scotland, Ireland, and France. There are those who know me well when I say, “My heart is in the Highlands.” I believe I have left it there or maybe in Ireland.

When not writing, I enjoy playing in my garden—another place where magic grows. Of course, there is time spent with my family. They are the ones that keep me grounded.

To start you on the journey into her book world, Ms. Morgan has graciously giving away Alastair’s story, 1 signed book for the US and 1 ebook for international.

The 2 lucky readers will be chosen by Sexy Mr. Random from the comments after 3pm EST Monday, November 2, 2015. GOOD LUCK!

Until next time read a book, listen to a book and don’t forget to show your love by leaving a review!

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My Chat with Amy Jarecki

Hello and welcome!

Today I have a sweet and incredibly talented author whose books I discovered not long ago and have been listening to the audiobooks with a voracious appetite. I say keep them coming 😀

Please welcome Amy Jarecki!

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A descendant of an ancient Lowland clan, Amy adores Scotland. Though she now resides in southwest Utah, she received her MBA from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. Winning multiple writing awards, she found her niche in the genre of Scottish historical romance, writing steamy edge-of-your-seat action adventures with rugged men and fascinating women who weave their paths through the brutal eras of centuries past.

When time is available, she lectures on writing topics at conferences across the US.

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Amy’s first published novel, now titled “Boy Man Chief“, won the League of Utah Writers award for Best Manuscript, and the St. George Spark Book Award. Since then, she has won many other writing awards. In November 2014, her novel, “Captured by the Pirate Laird” hit #24 on Amazon’s top 100 bestseller list. She’s also a “crowdsourced” winning author through Amazon’s Kindle Scout Program.

Do you have a nickname?
laughing I’d like to say no. But my family doesn’t allow anyone to slip by without a bevy of nicknames. My dad calls me LBTWAJG (LB for short). It stands for Little Bitty Teeny Weeny Amy Janer’s Gal. blushing My brother calls me Elf. My mother calls me Prunella Sue, and Prune Face when she’s irritated with me. LOL

What is one word best describes you?
Perseverant.

What makes you laugh out loud?
So many things. I love to laugh!

What is your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
Chocolate chip cookies in the oven. Reminds me of Christmas!

Favourite place to spend time in.
Scotland. I go every couple of years.
It is on my bucket list and seeing the pics you post from your travels make me want to go ever more.

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My fave pic is of Dunottar Castle, Stonehaven.

Is there a genre that you refuse to read?
I can’t read horror, else I have nightmares.
Me neither *shiver*

Writing! What started it?
I’ve written all my life, but I started my first novel in the late 90’s after reading a Tom Clancy book. Believe it or not, my manuscript was a thriller—and awful!

If you could choose another career what would it be?
I used to be a general manger for a large corporation. I imagine I’d still be working in big business.

Audiobooks! How do you choose the best voice for your stories?
That’s hard, though there are more narrators signing up with ACX every day. I have been really happy with Dave Gillies from Glasgow. He has a Scottish accent that’s easy to understand, and he’s narrating the Highland Dynasty Series for me.
You did mentioned him when we chatted and I agree, he does have an amazing voice.

Does your work convey a specific emotion or message?
Of course, my books are romances with happy endings, but I always try to weave in historical events and accuracies about the characters whenever possible.

Who is your intended audience and why should they read your books?
My audience is readers of historical romance. If they like action adventures set in the Highlands with rugged men and fascinating women, they might like my stories.

What is next in your writing?
So much is going on right now. I’m writing a series about the first Jacobite uprising for my agent, and I’m also writing a time-travel series that takes place during the time of William Wallace. I don’t have release dates yet—but will soon!
Looking forward to more!

Thank you for inviting me on your blog today!
It was a delight Amy! Thank you for joining me in my little corner of the blogging world.

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Thanks for joining me here and I hope you enjoyed the chat with Ms. Jarecki. If you follow my blog you probably read My Chat with Calum, one of my book boyfriends from her books, his story is Captured by the Pirate Laird, book 1 in the Highland Force Series, or the chats with the wonderful narrators of her books…. yes I had a chat with each one of them 😉

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Ms. Jarecki loves hearing from her readers and can be contacted through her website. She can also be found on Facebook and Twitter. If you do chat with her, say hello from me 😀

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I was browsing on youtube, because I am curious that way LOL and found this gem:

Ms. Jarecki got the rights back for it and it will be re-released soon with a new cover.

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Sheltered, raised in rural Utah, Zoe Marshall has never heard of the Mayan Prophecy of the Golden Goddess—but she’s about to. At the moment she’s thrilled to have landed her dream job dancing on a cruise ship where she meets Belizean Gabriel AhKin. The sizzling bartender stirs her passion. When the ship docks in Belize, Zoe disappears—spirited into the bowels of a Mayan cult led by a reclusive fanatic. After the madman sees her, he divines Zoe is the Golden Goddess. She is “the one” to fulfill the prophecy. Now Gabriel’s driving obsession is to rescue the woman who’s captured his heart.

Sounds like a good story, no? I am looking forward to reading it or if it comes out in audio, listening to it.

Another story that sounds really good is the “Rise Of A Legend“, book 1 in the Guardian of Scotland Series, coming November 5, 2015.

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Running away from her catastrophic life, historical journalist Eva MacKay joins an archaeological dig at the battleground of Loudoun Hill. Unearthing the seal of William Wallace, Eva gains notoriety. But her dreams of Bowie knives—the weapon that murdered her husband—morph into great swords and dirks.

Drawn to a ruined monastery, Eva drifts into the worst nightmare of all. Awaking to the sharp point of a madman’s sword, she’s hurled into the midst of a bloody thirteenth century battle. Just when certain death is eminent, brutal arms surround the lass, dragging her deeper into unknown terror.

When Eva realizes she’s been hauled to the hideout of rebel William Wallace, a revelation dawns—she’s landed the story of a lifetime—if she can stay alive and find a way home to tell her tale.

What she doesn’t count on is her mounting chemistry with the greatest legend Scotland has ever known…or the absolute love swelling in her heart.

Preorder links: AmazonB&NiBooks

To start you on the journey into her book world, Ms. Jarecki is giving away the audio version of Knight in Highland Armor , book 1 in Highland Dynasty series, narrated by Dave Gillies. What a story and what a voice giving it life, I cried at the scene where he is singing the farewell song at the hero’s Father’s funeral, breathtaking.

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In 15th century Scotland, Gyllis Campbell arrives at the Beltane festival with one thing on her mind – to win the heart of Sir Sean MacDougall once and for all. Astonishingly, Sir Sean would like nothing more than to oblige the lovely lass. But when news of his father’s death arrives, Sean races for Dunollie Castle. Unaware of Sean’s tragedy, Gyllis departs the festival thwarted. Worse, a terrible illness strikes her down, and she’s sent to the cloisters of Ardchattan Priory for healing.

Plagued by raids on his lands and deception in his ranks, Sean is embroiled in a battle to regain control. Worse, pulled in a myriad of directions, adversity runs rampant as Gyllis struggles to regain her health and Sean battles the very demon who covets his title. Fighting for their lives, both must face their demons before their love can blossom.

I finished listening to it last week, I loved it, find my 5-star review here.

The winner will be chosen from the comments by Sexy Mr. Random after 3pm EST on Monday, October 26, 2015. GOOD LUCK!

Until next time read a book, listen to a book and don’t forget to show your love by leaving a review!

Surrounded by the Light, Chapter I

Read Chapter 1 of  “Surrounded by the Light” by M.A. Abraham​ to be released on November 17, 2015 !!!

Source: Surrounded by the Light, Chapter I

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The Crusader’s Heart

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Today Wulfe and Christina’s story is available!

The Crusader's Heart by Claire Delacroix, a medieval romance and #2 in the Champions of Saint Euphemia series.A valiant warrior sworn to the order of the Knights Templar for life, Wulfe resents being dispatched on a quest to Paris just when the Latin Kingdoms are at their most vulnerable. He is determined to fulfill his duty as quickly as possible and return to fight for justice—but the courtesan he defends in Venice is resolved to remain at his side. The alluring and perceptive Christina will not be left behind, and soon Wulfe finds himself forced to choose between his vows and his heart…

My Chat with Trent

Hello and welcome!

Today I have a guest who I met quite a while ago and I thought you should meet him too. He is sweet, charming and oh so yummy looking 😀

Please welcome Trent!

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What is your full name?
Trent Merlin Harvard, but I don’t use the middle one.

Do you have a nickname?
Depends on Diamond’s mood, or the girls. Yes, they tend to pick on me.

What is one word best describes you?
One word? Opinionated? I can be like that.

Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
I just came from the job site, so I am in a sweat shirt and a pair of jeans, I hope you don’t mind.
I don’t mind at all 😀

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
No, I am not nearly that stubborn, nor am that opinionated. I am a very understanding and compassionate man.

What makes you laugh out loud?
My girls when they are practicing their dance moves with Diamond.

What is your favourite dessert?
I am a simple man, but I love pineapple cheese cake.

What is your favourite drink?
I like to round off my day with a scotch, smooth, without ice. Not the cheap stuff though, 100 year plus.

What is your greatest fear?
After what I went through in that book? Allowing any of my women on another flight.

What is your favourite colour?
I love green, any shade of it, reminds me of the outdoors.

What do you wear when you go to sleep?
Depends what I have in mind before I go to bed, usually pajama bottoms, for some reasons the tops never get worn, at least not by me.

What is the perfect romantic date?
I love to spend time on the beach, so I would say watching the moon rise over the ocean.
sigh isn’t he romantic?

How ticklish are you? Where are you ticklish?
Promise you won’t tell Diamond and the girls? My feet, I won’t tell you the rest, my skin is very sensitive.

What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
I love the smell of oranges and lemons, they are so fresh and clean, reminds me of the cakes my mother used to make… ever have a chiffon cake?

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Actually I did! Mary Ann made me one when I went for a visit and it is heavenly. I ate most of it too 😀

When you look at a woman what catches your interest?
Her hair, I love a woman with long beautiful hair that gleams in the light and is soft to the touch.

Do you have somebody in your life now?
Diamond, I never thought it would get to that point, but it did.

What is one word best describes her?
Graceful. She is a prima ballerina.

Is your book part of a series?
No, it was a stand alone.

Thank you so much Trent for coming for a chat.

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Thanks for dropping by and I hope you enjoyed the chat with Trent.

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He hails from “Dance Ballerina, Dance” by one of my fave authors, M. A. Abraham.

Diamond Taylor didn’t think twice about what she was going to do when she heard her grandmother was on her deathbed. She immediately took a leave of absence from her position as Prima Ballerina and boarded a plane for Sydney and home. She wasn’t prepared for what she found when she got there, a dying grandmother, a grieving grandfather, and both prepared to do whatever it took to make sure she was matched with their neighbor who they had all but adopted.

Trent was doing everything he could do to help his neighbors, they were like family to him and his wards considered them equivalent to grandparents. It was such a tragedy that the only member of their own family didn’t care enough to bother coming to be by their side, though that was about to change. The last thing he expected was someone like Diamond Taylor and his reaction to the dark-haired beauty. She was a complication he didn’t need in his life, but couldn’t help reaching for with both hands.

Diamond and Trent took one look at each other and it was hate at first sight, or was it? No matter what, they were being railroaded into an unwanted marriage by her matchmaking grandparents and the truce they declared to make the last days of her grandmothers life happy were about to bind them in ways neither expected. The question was, could they make it continue to work later, when there was no reason left to pretend?

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My review is here.

Check out the review for it from The Reading Café, one of the blogs that has been very supportive of the author from the very beginning. It is classy and with lots of great reviews, interviews and giveaways.

To keep up with the news or check out the books by M. A. Abraham, check the links below.

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Ms. Abraham has graciously offered one lucky reader, that will be chosen by Sexy Mr. Random, an ebook copy of “Dance Ballerina Dance”. The comments will stay open until 3pm on Monday, October 19, 2015. Good luck!

Until next time read a book, listen to a book and don’t forget to show your love by leaving a review!

First Chapter of Integration

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Read the first chapter in the newly released INTEGRATION, book 2 of Tantalus series by M. A. Abraham. Then go and get it at your fave store, find links here

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There were eight of them in total, all teenaged Human females stretched out in the grass. They were hidden in the rocks, close to the summit of a foothill, watching the young, winged Tantalarian males play an aerial game with a ball far overhead. Not one girl was standing guard to make sure they weren’t about to get caught, and they were getting frustrated by the lack of technology at their disposal. The Tantalarian men were too far away to see clearly without a really good set of binoculars, or a telescope. They had neither; although one did have a weak set of binoculars that they took turns trying to focus to get a clearer view.

“Jean, can’t you find something better to use than these binoculars? They are barely functional. Damn, this is frustrating.”

“If you aren’t satisfied with what we have, I know six others girls…

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My Chat with Ben

Hello and welcome!

Today I have a yummy hunk from the Texas desert sent by one of my fave authors team, T.C. Archer.

What is your full name?
Ben Hunter

Do you have a nickname?
Hunter

What is one word best describes you?
Competent.

Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
Button fly jeans, crisp, white cotton shirt, Stetson, cowboy boots and, of course, I wear my Texas Ranger badge pinned over my left breast.
and I ready to swoon… double checking I don’t have drool on my chin… button fly jeans and cowboy boots YUM

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
Evan and Tarah did a great job. We became good friends.
They are sure a great team.

What makes you laugh out loud?
When Liz tries telling me she’s too old for me.

What is your favourite dessert?
Pecan pie

What is your favourite drink?
Cold beer

What is your greatest fear?
That I won’t be able to stop Texas’ most infamous human traffics dealer from killing the woman I love.

What is your favourite colour?

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The bright yellow of the poppies that grow in the El Paso desert.
They are lovely!

What do you wear when you go to sleep?
El Paso is hot country, honey. What do you think I wear?
Just the way I like them 😉

What is the perfect romantic date?
A ride in the desert outside my father’s ranch in El Paso.

How ticklish are you? Where are you ticklish?
Yes, ma’am. Though I won’t own up to just where I’m ticklish.
I would mind finding out for myself 😀

What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
Fresh biscuits. They remind me of early Sunday mornings as a child when my grandmother would get up early to prepare Sunday breakfast for the family.

When you look at a woman what catches your interest?
Her smile.

Do you have somebody in your life now?
I do, though she’s giving me a hard time. Liz Monahan. I’ve never known a woman like her.

What is one word best describes her?
Smart—too smart. That’s more than one word, I know. But she is just too damned smart.

Is your book part of a series? What does the future hold for the readers of the series?
Yes. Abducted is the first in the Texas Rangers: Special Ops series. This book features my team, the Reconnaissance team—Recon Rangers. I believe they’re writing the story about a friend of my, Ranger Jared Townsend. I think you’ll like him.

I am looking forward to reading his story too. Thank you for the chat Ben! Thank you Tarah and Evan!

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Hope you enjoyed the chat with yummy Ben. I sure did 😉

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As Ben mentioned, his book, Abducted, is the first in the Texas Rangers: Special Ops series by an amazing duo who make up T.C. Archer, Evan Trevane and Shawn M. Casey (aka Tarah Scott), where science fiction and horror collide… and a little suspense now and then, too.

She came for the fashion show. He came to catch a killer.
The El Paso fashion gala was slated to be the hottest event of the year and a must do if Liz Monahan, the creative brains behind Nina Bruce Designs, was to vault the company to the big time. Circumstances put Liz at the party in one of her own creations, escorted by a young, handsome model hired to show her off to the well-known and well-established. But Liz didn’t count on her date being an undercover Texas Ranger who is investigating a human trafficking ring. She also didn’t count on being kidnapped and trafficked herself.
When Texas Ranger Ben Hunter slips away from Liz Monahan at the gala and begins his investigation, he couldn’t be more surprised to arrive in Juarez, Mexico to find her held captive by infamous human trafficker Carlos Sanchez. In order to save her, Ben must commit murder. Hers.

Release date is October 12, 2015. Preorder your copy today at Amazon! I am reading it now, it is worth it, my review will be posted soon.

Check out the links to check out the books and keep up to date on future releases. I read quite a few of their books and if you like mixes of sci-fi, suspense, romance, you should give them a try.

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To start you on your reading journey, the author duo is giving away an ebook copy of Abducted to a lucky winner chosen by Sexy Mr. Random after 3 pm EST on Monday, October 12, 2015. GOOD LUCK!

Until next time read a book, listen to a book and don’t forget to show your love by leaving a review!

My Chat with Diana Cosby

Hello and welcome!

Today I have an author whose books I love a lot. She is also an amazing photographer and she shares her photos with her readers. My favourite pictures are of Liam, he just makes me smile.

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A retired Navy Chief, Diana Cosby is an international bestselling author of Scottish medieval romantic suspense. Books in her award-winning MacGruder Brothers series are translated in five languages. Diana has spoken at the Library of Congress, Lady Jane’s Salon in NYC, and appeared in Woman’s Day, on USA Today’s romance blog, “Happy Ever After,” MSN.com, Atlantic County Women Magazine, and Texoma Living Magazine.
After her career in the Navy, Diana dove into her passion – writing romance novels. With 34 moves behind her, she was anxious to create characters who reflected the amazing cultures and people she’s met throughout the world. With the release of her first two books in her new Scottish medieval The Oath Trilogy, An Oath Taken and An Oath Broken, both which hit bestseller lists in the U.S., Canada, and the United Kingdom, as well as the release of the eBoxSet of the MacGruder Brothers series, she is now preparing for the release of the last book in The Oath trilogy, An Oath Sworn on 23 December, 2015!
Diana looks forward to the years of writing ahead and meeting the amazing people who will share this journey.

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Welcome Diana Cosby!

What is one word best describes you?
Determined, focused.

What makes you laugh out loud?
Witty dialogue.

What is your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
I love the smell of horses. It reminds me of living in Alaska where I worked at a riding stable and often rode over the tundra with incredible views of the ocean beyond.

Favourite place to spend time.
As an amateur photographer, I love seeing what photos I can take, which can be birds, flowers, bugs, to out-of-the box pictures. I often share photos that I take on my Facebook Author page.

Is there a genre that you refuse to read?
For me, a good story is exactly that. Each genre offers a unique story focus.

Writing! What started it?
I’ve read romance novels since my teens. When I retired from the Navy, I decided to try my hand at writing the stories that I loved.

If you could choose another career what would it be?
It’s a toss-up between painting pictures and photography. I love both!

Does your work convey a specific emotion or message?
I have a general theme in all of my stories — all is not what it seems. In addition, my hope is that readers will be inspired by my characters and the struggles they overcome to believe in themselves and dare to go after their own dreams.

Who is your intended audience and why should they read your books?
My intended audience is readers who enjoy Scottish medieval romantic suspense wrapped around the history of the story’s timeframe.

What is next in your writing?
Next in my writing is the release of “An Oath Sworn“, book 3 in the bestselling “The Oath Trilogy” in December. Colyne and Marie’s story is a book of my heart, and I sincerely hope my readers will enjoy it as well.

Tell us about your current charity project.
One of my passions is that of giving back and helping others. As a volunteer for Habitat For Humanity, one day I was thinking how romance readers are AMAZING as is Habitat for Humanity. So, I thought, why not pair the two and help a deserving family receive a home? And, Diana Cosby’s Romance Reader’s Build A Habitat for Humanity Home fundraiser was born.
I contacted the Habitat For Humanity office in Grayson County, Texas, where I’ve had the honor of helping with several builds and spoke with Laurie Mealy, Executive Director. She embraced the project, and was thrilled at the thought of pairing romance readers, who love stories where heroes and heroines overcome challenges to make their dreams come true, with making the dream of home ownership for a deserving family a reality.

How it works:
As readers send contributions to Habitat for Humanity of Grayson County for the Romance Readers Build A Habitat For Humanity Home project, the home on the upper right side of their homepage on their website will fill in. The goal is to fund an entire home – $55,000. Donations can be sent via PayPal using the ‘Donate Link,’ or donate funds by mailing a check or money order to: Habitat for Humanity of Grayson County, 901 N. Grand Avenue, P.O. Box 2725, Sherman, TX 75091

I kicked off the challenge by donating $200. I have total faith that romance readers together are an unstoppable force, and as the stories they love, they will leave a deserving family with a happy ending.

Goal: Raise $55,000 to build a Habitat For Humanity Home. Now—$6,335!
That is such a great cause Diana!

My sincere thanks for having me as a guest author today. I appreciate everyone who stopped by. Take care, and my deepest wish is that you believe in yourself and dare to go after your dreams!

Thank you Diana for taking the time for a chat with me! Looking forward to more books and more pictures of Liam 😉

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Thanks for joining me on this chat and I hope you enjoyed reading it. You probably remember me mention Ms. Cosby’s name when I had one of my book boyfriends, Sir Nicholas, from An Oath Takenbook 1 in The Oath Trilogy, for a chat in March 2015.

Ms. Cosby is not only a gifted writer, amazing photographer, but also a truly caring person. Check out the interview on one of my fave blogs, Booktalk with Eileen, where she shares another of her humanitarian projects.

Diana has many passions in life, but one that resonates in her life is that of giving. She firmly believe that each of us can make a positive difference in another person’s life.  She supports many, among them are:

The National Trust for Scotland, which acts as guardian of Scotland’s magnificent heritage of architectural, scenic and historic treasures.

Habitat For Humanity, which gives a deserving family more than a home, but a foundation upon which to build their dreams.

Semper Fi Fund , is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit to help with immediate financial support for injured and critically ill members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families.

Homes For Our Troops, assists severely injured Servicemen and Servicewomen and their immediate families through various venues to aid them in building a home that allows them live a more independent life.

The Navy SEAL Foundation, provides immediate and ongoing support and assistance to the Naval Special Warfare community and their families.

To keep in touch with Ms. Cosby and check out her other books, follow these links:

websiteNewsletterFacebook • Twitter • AmazonB&NKoboGoodreads

I hope you check out Ms. Cosby’s Facebook page… say hello from me!

Liam had the honour in picking a book for the giveaway and looks like His Captive, book 1 in the MacGruder Brothers series is his favourite. The signed print book is going to one lucky reader, chosen by Sexy Mr. Random. Comments will stay open until 3pm EST, Monday, October 5, 2015.  GOOD LUCK!

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