My Chat with Hugh

Hello and welcome!

It’s been a while, but I am back and have I a treat for you today?

Read on 😉

What is your full name?
Hugh MacIain MacDonald, 13th Chieftain of Glencoe

Do you have a nickname?
None that I’d own up to, lass.

What is one word best describes you?

Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
Och, ye’d think we were about to have a gathering with all this blather about my costume. Bloody hell, I’m wearing nothing special. Just a shirt, doublet, and kilt in the MacIan tartan…With all the usual accoutrements—I’ve a sword at my hip, a dirk at my belt and daggers in my hose and up my sleeves. But ye needn’t fear me, lass. The weapons are to fend off any unwanted visitors.

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
If she didna, I’d hang her by her thumbs.

What makes you laugh out loud?
Campbells when they are hanging by their thumbs.

What is your favourite dessert?
Apple tart. Especially when ’tis topped by a wee bit ’o cream.

What is your favourite drink?
Whisky. No finer spirit hath man ever made.

What is your greatest fear?
Another attack like the one in the Coe.

What is your favourite colour?
Wisteria blue like the color of Charlotte’s eyes.

What do you wear when you go to sleep?
grins Wouldna ye like to ken, lass?
Yes, I would 😀

What is the perfect romantic date?
I like to surprise a lass when she’s not expecting to see me. Then take her to the height of Ben Nevis and watch the Northern Lights illuminate the sky as we share a bottle of French champagne beneath the warmth of a woolen plaid.

How ticklish are you? Where are you ticklish?
My feet—but ye canna tell a soul, and remember I’m armed.

What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
Wildflowers remind me of my true love, Charlotte. Mm. I can smell a bouquet of lavender and roses now.

When you look at a woman what catches your interest?
I suppose it is different with every lass—but a pair of lovely eyes always makes me melt like warm cream butter.

Do you have somebody in your life now?
Och, aye. Have you read The Fearless Highlander? Make no bones about it, Miss Charlotte is the woman for me.
Lucky lady!

What is one word best describes her?
No one mere word could describe my Charlotte…except perhaps, rapturous.

Is your book part of a series? What does the future hold for the readers of the series?
Aye, The Fearless Highlander is the first in The Highland Defender Series and is followed by The Valiant Highlander. After that, these books are changing publishers and the series title will be altered to Lords of the Highlands. Hachette/Grand Central/Forever is releasing The Highland Duke on March 28, 2017 followed by The Highland Commander on May 30th and then The Highland Earl (working title) in October.

Amy’s books are on my auto-buy list. Thank you for spending time with me! Sending my regards to Miss Charlotte.


I hope you enjoyed the chat as much as I did. Thanks for joining us.


As Hugh mentioned, he hails from The Fearless Highlander by Amy Jarecki and is the first in the series.

Heir to the most notorious clan in the Highlands, Hugh MacIain hides his identity while imprisoned in the bowels of Fort William’s hell. Aye, this braw warrior has endured horrors that should have seen him dead, though now it appears it’s the bloody flux that will send him to Satan’s fire.

Optimistic, competent, and captivating, Charlotte Hill takes pity on the fevered prisoner sprawled atop a cot in the fort’s surgery. When finally the Highlander opens his eyes, he seizes her heart with a pained stare. Truly, this is no commoner – but in 1692, a warrior loyal to the Jacobite cause and the daughter of a government colonel may as well be worlds apart.

After his escape, Hugh snatches his chance to woo the lass, until disaster strikes. While war and lust for vengeance force Charlotte further from Hugh’s arms, the couple’s romance seems aimlessly adrift on the open sea. Before they sail too far apart, can the tender love of an English lady coax a determined Highlander from his path of revenge?


I listened to the audiobook and just WOW

Wow! What a story! It was one of the best I’ve listened to so far. Ms. Jarecki writes her tales in a way that touch the soul while giving the reader a wee bit of a history lesson. I loved how it grabbed my attention and I couldn’t wait to get back to it. The main characters, Hugh and Charlotte, are so well suited despite their many differences and they show that love is indeed a powerful force, compassion is never to be dismissed. Loved the HEA ending, as usual the author doesn’t leave the reader with questions. Looking forward to the next one.

This is the first of Mr. Froomkin’s narrations I listened to and it is exceptional.
His voices are many, I never had to wonder who was speaking and the most important thing for me is that I didn’t just hear the words, I felt them, every emotion, sigh, cry, anger, joy, love. I got lost in the story. My fave was the voice he gave Hugh, also his Father’s and Charlotte’s come in close second. Thank you for a most pleasant experience. You’ve got a new fan! 😀


The second book in the series, “Highland Defender” is waiting for me on my iPad and I can’t wait to start listening to it, Joel Froomkin’s voice is amazing.


Ms. Jarecki just released  cover for The Highland Duke, book 1 in the Lords of the Highland Series, carrying on from the Highland Defender Series and taking place in the first Jacobite uprising. Isn’t it gorgeous?

Lord George Gordon has much at risk and more to hide. He shouldn’t have been so cavalier, riding into battle with his cousin. But hindsight has a way of making men wise. When a musket ball lodges in his thigh, he has no choice but to trust the healer who finds him.

Akira Ayres isn’t so certain about the mysterious wounded Highlander. Though he’s a Jacobite, she cannot let him die. When they’re hunted by a murderous captain, the pair must flee. But Akira isn’t about to race away with the brutish Highlander barking orders. She has three sisters who depend on her income for food and shelter.

Bleeding and weak, His Grace needs her more. When he promises her payment, Akira agrees to help him home. Aye, the Duke of Gordon may be a rake, but he could very well lose his hardened heart to a Gypsy rose.

Publication date is March 28, 2017 and available for pre-order now through all online book retailers.

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 😀

Check out the books and keep up to date: AmazonB&NiBooksAudibleGoodreadsnewsletter.

If you missed my chat with Ms. Jarecki last October, check it out, and I had couple of her hunks for a chat: William on July 8, 2016 and Calum on July 17, 2015 YUM

To start you on the journey into the series, Ms. Jarecki is giving away the audio version of “The Fearless Highlander” to one lucky reader. The winner will be chosen from the comments by Sexy Mr. Random after 3pm EST on Monday, September 19, 2016. 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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