Mach One, book 3 of ICE : International Clandestine Enterprise series

Hello and welcome!

If you remember I had a chat a month ago with Mike, the hero from Body Shot, book 2 in the ICE : International Clandestine Enterprise series by one of my fave authors, Amy Jarecki.

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The latest in the series, Mach One was released on January 2, 2017.

Just looking at the mysterious and stunning woman brings trouble.

But former Australian Airforce pilot Luke Fox isn’t the type to shirk away from a challenge. When ICE sends him in undercover to take down the most notorious drug cartel in Mexico, he’s not planning to encounter tempting and complex Mia. Further, Luke believes the woman to be part of the drug lord’s gang…until he uncovers the truth.

Intrigued by the cartel’s new pilot, she takes reckless risks.

Kidnapped when she was a child, Mia has lived her life in fear under the roof of a cold and heartless tyrant. Though she knows the punishment for her curiosity, she cannot help but seek to learn more about the new man who is so different from the others—and he’s the only one who’s not afraid to talk to her.

As forbidden romance blossoms, they face the most dangerous challenge of their lives.

Luke must complete his mission, but the stakes have just quadrupled. Shocked by the brutal truth, he refuses to end it without taking Mia with him. As the enemy closes in, all seems lost. Who saves whom in his fast-paced, heart-stopping struggle of good against evil?

Here is my review

5 stars – I listened to the previous 2 books in the ICE series in audio and they were both 5 stars across the board. This 3rd instalment is no different.
I was looking forward to read Luke’s story and he got his hands full with Mia. Joining their journey to freedom and finally to HEA is intense. His mission in Mexico is intense and it has a few nail-biting moments. Learning about Mia’s abduction and subsequent sale into slavery and what she has to do to survive is heart wrenching. She is smart and knowledgeable in many things but immature in others.
Loved seeing the other characters from the previous books making their appearance in this one too. Well done Ms. Jarecki.
I hope there will be more stories in the ICE series, I am looking forward to more adventures.

I really hope there will be more in the series. Ms. Jarecki? Pleeeeeze!

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I hope you will give the series a chance, here are the buy links.

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 Mike

Hello and welcome!

I met my next guest recently and he left a big impression. He is tucked away in my heart sigh… I want one…

What is your full name?
Michael Graham Rose, ma’am.

Do you have a nickname?
Just Mike, though Henri calls me Lionheart. he gives me this cheeky grins and I hope I am not drooling

What is one word best describes you?
Aside from Lionheart? That’s difficult. Hmm… let’s say protective.

Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
Nothing fancy. Cargo pants, an old t-shirt that says “I Like Big Guns” but the lettering is a bit faded. Looks a wee bit like, “I Like Big ’uns”. he gives a toothy grin and I can’t help but laugh

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
Och aye, I’d have none other than Amy Jarecki write about my uncompromising, opinionated self.

What makes you laugh out loud?
Henri in the kitchen. That woman is an ace at many things, but give her fire and food and it’s never pretty.

What is your favourite dessert?
There’s nothing better than an old fashioned Scottish bun with raspberry filling. Mmm. he licks his lips
I have to check them out, I love anything raspberry.

What is your favourite drink?
That would be a wee dram of Tulibardine Whisky. Aye, straight up ’cause anything else would spoil the taste.

What is your greatest fear?
Dunna tell Henri, but I’m a bit squeamish with heights.
Aaaah I remember the jump from the cliff, I still shudder thinking about it.

What is your favourite colour?
I’d have to say blue—the colour of Oban Bay on a sunny afternoon.

What do you wear when you go to sleep?
he leans back and rubs a hand down his massive chest What do you reckon I wear, lass?
I reckon… nothing? The way he says ‘lass’… I am melting…

What is the perfect romantic date?
That would be eating takeaway Chinese in the whirlpool bath in my townhouse, overlooking Oban Bay. Candles, good wine, and…ah…you can read about it in Chapter Thirty-Four.
I did and it was very romantic … and hot 😉

How ticklish are you? Where are you ticklish?
I’m a Scot. I’m a spy and an SAS officer. That means I cannot be tickled. Just dunna touch me on the flank…especially if you want to keep your nose in the middle of your face.

What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
Jasmine, yes that’s it. Heady jasmine reminds me of Henrietta Anderson, wild and untamable.

When you look at a woman what catches your interest?
The woman. I’m a man. big shrug What can I say? Women are interesting. I walk into a room, the first thing I do is ensure there’s no threat. The second? Scan for females.

Do you have somebody in your life now?
Och aye I do. Eagle Eyes pinned me down for life in BODY SHOT. That woman is a hellcat through and through.
And a good match for you 😀

What is one word best describes her?
Exotic. Badass. Hell, that’s two…so shoot me.
Errr… I think not. I rather not get into Eagle Eyes’ crosshairs LOL and I agree, I really like her!

Is your book part of a series? What does the future hold for the readers of the series?
Aye, all the books in the series are stand-alone. HUNT FOR EVIL is book one and establishes ICE, the International Clandestine Enterprise located 45 meters under a glacier in Iceland. Mine is BODY SHOT, book two, but not number two. If you ask me it’s the best in the whole series. Next will be MACH ONE, releasing January 2nd, with Aussie pilot Luke Fox and the mysterious Mia with no last name. I’m anxious to discover the trouble Fox dives into when he’s sent to Mexico to destroy the evilest drug cartel on the planet.

I am looking forward to “Mach One”. Thank you Mike for chatting with me, hugs to Henri. I really, really like her, so take good care of each other.

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Thanks for joining us and I hope you enjoyed the chat.

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As Mike mentioned, he hails from Body Shot, book 2 in the ICE : International Clandestine Enterprise series by one of my fave authors, Amy Jarecki. Check out his picture shared by Amy 😉

She has every right to feel venomous resentment…

Convicted of a murder she didn’t commit, sniper Henri Anderson suffers two years of hard time before she’s given a choice—accept an unknown assignment offered by a seedy foreign dignitary or head for home. The decision took all of two seconds. At least that’s what she thinks, until a mysterious Scottish man shows up and offers a deal sweet enough to tempt a saint.

But has the rugged blue-eyed closer met his match?

Annoyed that ICE is wasting his time by sending him to Utah to recruit a talented soldier who has already turned them down, secret agent, Mike Rose, has no intention of failing. He’s a tough guy with more persuasion in his hard stare than most people manage with an oration. Disarmed by a woman who’s not only tenacious, she’s downright stunning, Mike tempts Henri with something even a hardened Delta Force sniper can’t refuse. And once she’s hooked, Mike thinks he’s done—can go back to covert ops working alone. But Henri isn’t a woman who’s easy to forget. And when she’s snared by the clutches of the very man who framed her for murder, the big Scot will sell his soul to save her.

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The ICE series is quite different from the Highlander stories I listened to from the author and so worth reading/listening to.

You can read my 5-star review for Hunt for Evil audiobook here.

My review for Body Shot audiobook:

“excellent”
Overall 5 stars; Performance 5 stars; Story 5 stars
The first book in the series was a 5-star listen, this one is too and so much more. Maybe because Mike picked my interest in book 1, and Mr. Froomkin brought him to life with passion, his Scot brogue is to die for *sigh* his voice is so versatile it was a pleasure to listen. Kept pressing rewind on some scenes 😀
Ms. Jarecki pairs Mike, an Alpha male with a warm heart and Henri, a fearless, determined woman and they do get their HEA, the journey is exciting, suspenseful, mixed with some hawt scenes.
This will go onto my relisten list for sure.
I can’t wait for book 3!

MACH ONE, book 3, is releasing on January 2, 2017.

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Just looking at the mysterious and stunning woman brings trouble.

But former Australian Airforce pilot Luke Fox isn’t the type to shirk away from a challenge. When ICE sends him in undercover to take down the most notorious drug cartel in Mexico, he’s not planning to encounter tempting and complex Mia. Further, Luke believes the woman to be part of the drug lord’s gang…until he uncovers the truth.

Intrigued by the cartel’s new pilot, she takes reckless risks.

Kidnapped when she was a child, Mia has lived her life in fear under the roof of a cold and heartless tyrant. Though she knows the punishment for her curiosity, she cannot help but seek to learn more about the new man who is so different from the others–and he’s the only one who’s not afraid to talk to her.

As forbidden romance sizzles, they face the most dangerous challenge of their lives.

Luke must complete his mission, but the stakes have just quadrupled. Shocked by the brutal truth, he refuses to end it without taking Mia with him. As the enemy closes in, all seems lost. Who saves whom in his fast-paced, heart-stopping struggle of good against evil?

Preorder links found here.

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 😀

Other links: Amazon • B&N • iBooks • Audible • Goodreads • newsletter

If you missed my chat with Ms. Jarecki check it out, and I also had a chat with a few other hunks: Hugh in September 2016, William in July 2016, Calum in July 2015
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To start you on the journey into the series, Ms. Jarecki is giving away to everyone who reads this blog a free copy of HUNT FOR EVIL, can be downloaded thru InstaFreebie by clicking on this link. HAPPY READING!

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 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?
Protective.

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.

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

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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?

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I listened to the audiobook and just WOW

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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! 😀

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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.

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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!

My Chat with William

Hello and welcome!

You will not believe who is chatting with me today! Read on and find out 😉

Welcome, Sir!

What is your full name?
William Wallace, m’lady.

Do you have a nickname?
None that I’d own up to, though my closest allies call me Willy.

What is one word best describes you?
Guardian.

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Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
Same as always. Chausses, a quilted arming doublet under my hauberk, atop that a surcoat with the crest of Scotland emblazoned across the front. Over my shoulder is my sword belt. I wield the two-handed sword—six pounds and five feet long it is. On my left hip I wear my dirk. I have daggers in my hose and up each sleeve. A man never kens when a backstabber will sneak up and try to run a blade across his throat.

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
Och aye, lass.

What makes you laugh out loud?
Not much in these times, though I oft laugh when I’m with Eva. Her odd twists of phrase can tickle me at the oddest moments.

What is your favourite dessert?
No question there, plum pudding!

What is your favourite drink?
A good tot of whisky goes down well, I’d reckon.

What is your greatest fear?
A man in my position cannot afford to fear… though if I had to pick something it would be failure.

What is your favourite colour?
Green like the hills of Scotland—they remind me of Eva’s eyes.

What do you wear when you go to sleep?
I beg your pardon?

What is the perfect romantic date?
Och, in my time, a man courts a woman. But I’d have to say a feast in Stirling Castle’s great hall, followed by dancing and wine, and topped with a stroll alone atop the wall-walk. I might even steal a wee kiss if I were to be so fortunate.

How ticklish are you? Where are you ticklish?
Pardon me, m’lady, but a warrior would never admit to being ticklish.

What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
I love the smell of wildflowers and honeyed mead. Aye, such scents will always remind me of spending evenings of passion with my Eva.

When you look at a woman what catches your interest?
William scratches his head I believe the word you used was woman. Mm.

Do you have somebody in your life now?
I never thought I would—I was intended for the priesthood, but the day that redheaded woman walked into my life, she claimed my heart forever.

What is one word best describes her?
Amour

Is your book part of a series? What does the future hold for the readers of the series?
Aye, books one and two are about my story, and book three will be about my son: The Time Traveler’s Christmas.

Thank you William for chatting with me. I really enjoyed the first two books and I am looking forward to your son’s story, I hear it is coming in October.

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Thank you for joining me today and I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.

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William hails from “Rise of a Legend” book 1 of the Guardian of Scotland series by Amy Jarecki.

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 is hurled into the midst of a bloody 13th-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 has 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.

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I listened to the audio book and I fell in love:
My review on Audible.
5 stars amazing
If you love Highlander historical stories, this one is for you.
Loved the story, time travel, romance, danger, suspense… Picked my curiosity to find out more about William Wallace.
Mr. Gillies outdid himself, I loved his voice before, but after listening to this one, just wow. His various voices throughout the book, never had to think who is speaking. Loved the voice he gave William *sigh* and the singing, you have to hear him singing.
I am definitely getting the next one today.
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His story continues in book 2, “In the Kingdom’s Name”

Can history rewrite itself? As the time of treachery draws near, hope is but a fleeting whisper.

After his success at the Battle of Stirling Bridge, William Wallace becomes Guardian of Scotland and is thrown into the machinations of court. But when disaster strikes, the love of his life, Eva MacKay, is hurled back to the 21st century. Frantically she tries to return, only to face failure with her every attempt. In this tale of breathtaking love and heartbreaking farewells, destiny twists and turns until all hope expires…but does it?

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I did listen to it, right after the first audio book. I couldn’t help myself… the story, Mr. Gillies’ voice sigh

My review on Audible.
5 stars amazing
Can I give this audiobook 10 stars? WOW
The story continues from book 1 and what a story it is! Ms. Jarecki’s talent with words is amazing. Brought to life by the wonderful voice of Mr. Gillies who is one of my fave narrators with his many voices and passion, the story is vivid like a movie playing in my mind. William and Eva are reunited again by the power behind the medallion. Their time together was not easy and when Eva was pulled back to her time at the most inopportune time, I cried with her. But… they get their HEA in a twist at the end that blew my mind. Thank you for the hours of listening pleasure.

William’s son, Lachlan, story is coming on October 4, 2016. I can’t wait!!!

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A man’s life can fall apart in an instant…

Tougher than oxhide, Lachlan Wallace can take about anything except a breakup call from his wife two minutes before competing in the Karate Championship of the World. Arriving home with a loss, he agrees to watch his uncle’s cat over the holidays. Or so he thinks—until he awakes on a fourteenth century battlefield beside a woman fighting for her life.

Never underestimate a woman’s determination…

Taken from her at the age of two, Lady Christina de Moray hasn’t seen her son in thirteen years. While traveling with Robert the Bruce’s army to exchange an English prisoner for the lad, a battle erupts. Losing the fight, Christina is rescued by a mysterious warrior while the English escape with her son yet again.

And never bet against the potency of passion…

Left with no way back to the twenty-first century, Lachlan agrees to help Christina rescue the lad from his English captors. If the heir is not returned by Christmas next, the Bruce will make his decision whom to grant the de Moray lands, including Lady Christina’s hand. Once his duty is fulfilled, Lachlan hopes to discover a way home—as long as he keeps his mind on the goal and ignores his growing love for the spirited woman who gives him her trust—and her heart.

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.

To start you on the journey into the series, Ms. Jarecki is giving away the audio version of “Rise of a Legend” to one lucky reader. The winner will be chosen from the comments by Sexy Mr. Random after 3pm EST on Monday, July 18, 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!

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 😀

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

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!

My Chat with Calum!

Hello and welcome!

My guest is somebody who I listed to not long ago and who is what my idea of a Highlander Laird would be.

Welcome! Welcome!

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DAYUM Amy! He is delish!

What is your full name?
Calum Garbh MacLeod, 1st of Raasay

Do you have a nickname?
No fool-born cur would risk their neck with such an irreverent slur.

What is one word best describes you?
Achiever

Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
Same as always—a plaid pinned at my shoulder, shirt, brogues on my feet, hose to my knees, a broadsword at my left hip, dirk at my right, with a few daggers stashed where I can best reach them.
And he looks mighty fine too, I will be thinking DAYUM quite a few times today…

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
Och, aye lass. That’s why I allowed her to live.

What makes you laugh out loud?
A good yarn by my favorite bard—especially tales of my pirating adventures. his deep hearty laugh makes me laugh too

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What is your favourite dessert?
Not a thing can surpass a plum tart.

What is your favourite drink?
Need ye ask? I’m a Scott, and a Highlander at that. A wee tot of whisky down the gullet sets me to rights after the evening meal.

What is your greatest fear?
I fear nothing. Calum leans forward But I’d kill anyone who threatens the Lady Anne.

What is your favourite colour?
Deep sea blue—the color of Lady Anne’s eyes.

What do you wear when you go to sleep?
The flesh the Almighty gave me.

What is the perfect romantic date?
What’s this? A date? Och, lassie a chieftain courts a woman—invites her to join him at the high table and showers her with fine food and drink, followed by dancing until we can dance no more.

How ticklish are you? Where are you ticklish?
A chieftain would never admit to being ticklish, lass. But touch me beneath me ear, and ye might lose a finger or two.

What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
The scent of a red rose in spring reminds me of Lady Anne.

When you look at a woman what catches your interest?
Does she have honeyed tresses and eyes so clear she can see through to yer soul?

Do you have somebody in your life now?
Aye, since I met the Lady Anne, no other woman has turned me head—not a once.

What is one word best describes her?
Perfection.

Is your book part of a series? What does the future hold for the readers of the series?
Och aye, Captured by the Pirate Laird is the first in the Highland Force Series. Book two is about Bran, who becomes me Henchman—and the following two relay the tales of my sons, Ian and Alexander.

Captured by the Pirate Laird
The Highland Henchman
Beauty and the Barbarian
Return of the Highland Laird (a Novella)

Thank you Calum for spending some time with me today. I am looking forward to listening to the rest of the stories.

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Thanks for coming by and hope you enjoyed the chat.

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As Calum mentioned, his story is Captured by the Pirate Laird, book 1 in the Highland Force Series by Amy Jarecky.

Wed by proxy to a baron old enough to be her grandfather, Lady Anne trudges up the gangway of a galleon that will deliver her into the arms of a tyrant. Crestfallen, she believes her disastrous life cannot get worse—until she awakes to the blasts of cannon fire.

Facing certain death, Anne trembles in her stateroom while swords clash and the chilling screams of battle rage on the deck above. When a rugged Highlander kicks in her door, she prays for a swift end.

But Laird Calum MacLeod has a reason for plundering the ship—and it’s not a stunning English lass. With no other choice, he takes Anne to his crumbling keep on the isle of Raasay and sends a letter of ransom to her husband. In time, Anne grows to understand MacLeod’s plight and finds it increasingly difficult to resist Calum’s unsettling charm—until the baron sends a reply agreeing to terms.

Ripped from passion that will be forever seared into their souls, will Anne and Calum risk everything for love?

Click on her name and check out the pictures she took while in Scotland *sigh* I especially like the one of Dunottar Castle.

I listened to the audiobook narrated by Paul Woodson whose voice is just a delight to listen to and his Highland brogue… oh my! I am looking forward to listening to the rest of the series and check out the other books also.

Check out my review here.

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To keep in contact with Ms. Jarecki, have a chat, (if you do, say hello from me 😉 ), check out the books, see what comes next, here are the links:

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To start you on your reading journey, Ms. Jarecky is giving away an audiobook of Knight in Highland Armor, narrated by Dave Gillies, and a signed print copy of Captured by the Pirate Laird. Two lucky readers who will be chosen by Sexy Mr. Random after 3pm EST on Monday, July 20th, 2015. GOOD LUCK!

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