My Chat with Alec and Leona!

Hello and welcome!

To change things up I invited a couple for a chat, grab your coffee, tea or a glass of wine and join us 😉

Welcome! Welcome!

As they sit across from me, I look at them and think they are such a beautiful couple. I can’t wait to know their story.

What is your full name?
I be Alec Bowie, Chief of Clan Bowie. My wife be Leona MacDowall-Bowie.

Do you have a nickname?
I’m a Highlander. We do no’ do nicknames.
He calls me sweetin’, or his love. Depending on what he’s done lately to annoy me, I call him Alec. Unless he’s in trouble then I can no’ repeat in front of polite company all that I might call him.

What is one word best describes you?
Strong.
Stronger. I have to be in order to keep from stranglin’ him.

Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
I really do no’ see why that be important.
Be nice, Alec and play along. She sighs He be wearing a dark blue tunic and black leather trews. I be wearing a green gown with pretty blue stitching on the sleeves and bodice.

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
No. She made me look like a stubborn fool.
But ye were a stubborn fool, Alec. But ye have much improved since then. Leona smiles fondly at him. Alec returns her smile with one of his own. Then turning to me, she says softly It oft makes me weak in the knees, that dazzling, mischievous smile of his. 

What makes you laugh out loud?
When Derrick broke young Waldon’s arm, that was hilarious.
No, Alec, ‘twas no’ hilarious. ‘Twas necessary, but no’ hilarious. 
Alec starts to reply, but one look into Leona’s eyes is all it takes to soften his gaze.

What is your favourite dessert?
Alec looks at his wife with a devious smile.
Leona burns red to the roots of her hair giving me an inkling of what he is thinking.
Me wife’s sweet cakes.

What is your favourite drink?
Whisky.
Cider.

What is your greatest fear?
I’ve already faced it. The thought of losing me wife.
You will never lose me again.
Aye, I will no’ because I command ye never to die.
Leona rolls her eyes at him, but says nothing else.

What is your favourite colour?
I’m fond of olive green and pale blue.
Leona blushes I’m rather fond of dark brown.

What do you wear when you go to sleep?
Alec clears his throat before answering. My fur.

What is the perfect romantic outing?
Alec stars blankly at me
We be workin’ on that.

How ticklish are you? Where are you ticklish?
I am a Highlander. We are no’ ticklish.
His feet.

What’s your favourite smell?
Anythin’ me wife cooks.
Alec’s soap.

When you look at a woman / man, what catches your interest?
I have no’ looked at another woman since I married Leona. And if she were to look at another man, I’d slice his throat, disembowel him, and leave his innards for the scavengers to feast upon.

Do you have somebody in your life now?
Leona, and only Leona.

What is one word best describes her/him?
She be a verra givin’ person. And quite bonny. I can no’ describe her in only one word.

Is your book part of a series? What does the future hold for the readers of the series?
Suzan says there might be an entire new series spinning off from The Bowie Bride. She’ll know more in 2018.

Thank you Leona and Alec for spending time with me.

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Thank you for joining me, hope you enjoyed the chat.

Leona and Alec hail from The Bowie Bride, book 2 of The Mackintoshes and McLarens series by Suzan Tisdale, to be released April 18, 2017.

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Alec Bowie never wanted a wife. He never wanted a hearth and home. And he most assuredly never wanted to be chief of his clan. But much to his vexation, he finds himself in possession of all three.

His desire for peace and to protect his clan are stronger than his desire to remain free and untethered. He agrees to the marriage in the hopes his wife will bed him only long enough get with child then leave him the bloody hell alone.

Leona MacDowall — or Leona ‘Odd Eyes’, Leona the Witch, or Leona ‘The Devil’s Spawn’ depending on to whom you speak — is all too happy to volunteer to marry the Bowie Chief. Though the clan Bowie’s reputation as murderers and thieves precedes them, she believes life with Alec more palatable than living the rest of her life untouched, unmarried, and under the hateful rule of her spiteful father.

But nothing turns out the way they expect. Alec doesn’t know if he can keep to his original plan of leaving his wife alone after he gets her with child. Leona is beginning to suspect she might not get the happy home she’s always wanted. And worst of all, someone’s set on murdering Leona — and might just succeed before anyone’s dreams can come true.

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Ian’s Rose is available to purchase and Brogan’s Promise releases on June 27, 2017.

If you missed my chat with Ms. Tisdale you can read it here.

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My Chat with Wee William

Hello and welcome!

My guest today is Wee William… again … since he came to see me on my other blog site years ago, and I thought I should bring him over.

oh he is just walking in… I know I am staring, but can’t help it… I was doing that last time too LOL

WEE WILLIAM!

I know I should look away, but I can’t… OMG am I blushing? I forgot that he is soooo …. BIG …  all over!!!

Here is a towel to dry off. Please have a seat here by the fire.
Let’s get started before I melt
Is it hot in here?

What is your full name?
William of Dunshire

Do you have a nickname?
Wee William
Don’t let his nickname fool you, there is nothing wee about him… clearing my throat…

What is one word best describes you?
BIG
I agree with that!!!

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Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
I just got out of the loch, lassie. I’m wearin’ water.
Don’t I know it…. sigh…. I want to be the water drops…

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
Aye, she did. Although I do no’ believe I’m as stubborn as she thinks I be.

What makes you laugh out loud?
Sarcasm

What is your fave dessert?
Whatever me wee wife makes.

What is your greatest fear?
That something bad I canna control will harm me wife or me bairns.

What is your fave colour?
Gray-blue – me wife’s eyes.

What do you wear when you go to sleep?
Me skin.

What is the perfect romantic date?
’tis 14th Century Scotland here, lassie. We dunna date much. But Nora and I do like to take walks around the loch. And occasionally, when the nine little ones get a wee loud, we sneak off to the barn.

How ticklish are you? Where are you ticklish?
Wee William of Dunshire, ticklish? Nay, lassie. Just do no’ touch me bare feet.

What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
Lilacs and bread. Reminds me of Nora.

When you look at a woman what catches your interest?
If Nora catches me lookin’ at another woman, she’ll beat me about the head with me own broadsword. I only have eyes for Nora.
Lucky Nora…

Do you have somebody in your life now?
Aye, Nora.

What is one word best describes her?
Brave.

Can you tell us a bit about what the future holds for the readers of the series?
The Clan MacDougall series is finished. But, it has spawned several other series, the Clan Graham series, the Clan McDunnah series. The Mackintoshes & McLarens series has started with the first book released in 2016, the 2nd one coming in April 2017.

I am so looking forward to reading the new series. Thank you so much Wee William for taking the time away from your family, but please next time take pity on my heart and wear something, ok?

He laughs and his booming voice gets the windows vibrating and he winks as he is walking away… what a sight… just as beautiful as the front… sigh

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Thank you for joining Wee William and I today, he is my favourite from The Clan MacDougall series by the awesome Suzan Tisdale.

This is the old cover, from when I read it back in 2014… time flies!

Since then I’ve listened to the audio version too, narrated by Brad Wills and I loved it *sigh* which I think you can tell from my review 😉
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The whole series got a cover remake, what do you think?
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You can also check the chat we had in February 2015 here, in case you missed it.

Three lucky readers, chosen by Sexy Mr. Random, will win an ebook copy of “Wee William’s Woman“. The contest will close at 3pm on Monday, March 27, 2017. GOOD LUCK!

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My Chat with Cailean!

Hello and welcome!

I met my next guest a few days ago and …. Just keep reading 😉

Welcome! Welcome!
where is my ice bucket?  … he is soooo… YUM 

What is your full name?
Cailean Ross

Do you have a nickname?
Cailean the Champ. The by-name hails from my champion knight status on the tournament and Highland Games circuit, namely the hugely popular Heatheredge Gathering in Scotland’s far north.

What is one word best describes you?
Dedicated.

Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
Aye, well… As you’ve caught me at the start of EDGE OF YESTERDAY, I’m in my most resplendent medieval reenactor gear. I was just heading for the joust, so I’m mailed, plated, and helmed in shining armor. As I’m proud to be a Scot, I’ve also slung my Ross plaid about my shoulders. And, of course, I’m carrying my trusty sword, Triumph.

I dinnae like to boast, but I’ve been drawing the eyes of the ladies here at the Gathering. A shame none of them appeal to me, lovely as they all are. I’d rather have a fine and braw medieval lass, but they are thin on the ground in modern-day Scotland.

Do you think the authors portrayed you accurately?
He grins For the most part, aye. It wasnae always easy accepting the mores and such of medieval Scotland – after all, how many men these days have an overlord who pretty much rules everything ye do? Good thing I liked and respected the one the authors chose for me. Otherwise, I might have walked off the page.

So, aye, Tarah and Sue-Ellen did me proud. Their pens gave me my head for the most part, with them just following along, scribbling away as I went about my business.

If I could change anything, I’d request potatoes in the story. Damn, I missed my tatties! But spuds didn’t exist in medieval Scotland, and so… I did without.

What makes you laugh out loud?
My lady’s brother asking if I can sit a horse or swing a sword. He chuckles shaking his head He only asked once.

What is your favourite dessert?
Millionaire Shortbread, which sadly also doesnae exist in medieval Scotland.
I have to search that... searching on the weboh they look yummy

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What is your favourite drink?
Anything but medieval cider. He shudders
I remember your first experience with cider 😀

What is your greatest fear?
Now he really laughs I would say my mother-in-law, but as she is indeed a formidable and very powerful woman, I’ll no’ risk her seeing this interview and getting annoyed. I’d like to keep my head on my shoulders.

What is your favourite colour?
The shining silver steel of my sword.

What do you wear when you go to sleep?
Cold Highland air and my lady’s attentions.

What is the perfect romantic date?
Aye, well… I wouldn’t mind taking my love, Lady Julianna, to modern-day Heatheredge for a pub lunch at the town’s cozy tavern. Then I’d drive her north to Durness on Scotland’s rugged northern coast for a few days of long walks across the beaches and cliffs there. Privacy with her, see you? There is no’ much of that in medieval Scotland.

How ticklish are you? Where are you ticklish?
A champion knight is ne’er ticklish, lass. No’ in this time, nor in the auld days.

What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
Peat smoke on a chill autumn day. And if I have to tell you what it reminds me of, you’ve never been to the Highlands.
Unfortunately I have not, but it is on my bucket list.

When you look at a woman what catches your interest?
Hey, her looks. I’m a man, after all. But what really matters, what keeps me looking, is what comes out of her mouth. It’s a strong and smart woman that fires my blood. I’m blessed to have just such a spitfire in my beloved Julianna. She’s smart as a whip and bold as they come. God, I love her!

Do you have somebody in your life now?
I sure do. My lady wife, Julianna. Though, in truth, I don’t have her quite yet. As I understand this romance-novel-hero deal, you readers have to first read my book before I can truly claim her. We have to reach our happy-ever-after ending and all – and do so in public! Before readers’ eyes. I did have a chuckle at that part, you were quite embarrassed 😀

Did you hear that? I don’t think that is really fair. I want her now, see you? So get reading, lassies! Grab a copy of EDGE OF YESTERDAY, read on, love the book, and make me a happy man.

What is one word best describes her?
Daring.

Is your book part of a series? What does the future hold for the readers of the series?
Aye, EDGE OF YESTERDAY is book one of Tarah Scott’s and Sue-Ellen Welfonder’s co-authored EDGE series. These are Scottish time travel romances. There will be lots more “EDGE OF..” books coming, so readers can get ready to spend lots of exciting times in Heatheredge, Scotland, the fictitious Highland setting of the series.

I’ll add that the location is based on a real place known to the authors. I’ll also vouch that readers will enjoy their time there. After all, how can they not when I’ll be there to greet them?

I sure did enjoy myself. Thank you Cailean for chatting with me, say hello to Lady Julianna for me.

Now, thank you for having me, dear lady. It’s been good to have a blether with ye, as we Scots say. But I need to get back to my Julianna now. She knows I love her, but she might no’ like me spending too much time with all your lovely modern-day lady readers.

So I’m away… See you at the Edge, ladies!

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Thank you for joining us and I hope your had fun, I know I did 😉

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As Cailean mentioned he hails from book 1 of the Edge Series, Edge of Yesterday by two amazing authors, Tarah Scott and Sue-Ellen Welfonder.

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Two of Scottish romance’s most loved authors have joined pens to write a thrilling new time travel series filled with passion, danger, and intrigue. These never-before-published novels will sweep you to Scotland’s Highland Heatheredge, where magic is real, time is relevant, and there is no escape from desire…

Men are disappearing in the Highland crofting village of Heatheredge. The authorities suspect foul play, but without signs of violence—or bodies—they can’t prove a thing.

World champion swordsman Cailean Ross is living the fantasy of a lifetime as the victor of Heatheredge’s medieval reenactment Gathering. But when the fantasy turns into reality, swordplay becomes a fight to the death and he finds himself among the ‘missing’ statistics.

Julianna Mackay flees a man she fears is an evil wizard and literally runs into handsome Cailean Ross. Cailean defends Lady Julianna from her attackers. Together, they set out in search of the key to a six-hundred-year-old curse that can only be broken in medieval Scotland.

When the veil of time is lifted, Cailean and Julianna find that love may not be enough to save them or those they hold dear.

Releasing December 27, 2016

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Excerpt (+18 please)

“Is my company so abhorrent that you must flee?” she asked.

“On the contrary your company is too pleasing.”

She dropped her gaze in a clear attempt to hide her expression but Cailean could see she was pleased.

“Then stay,” she said.

“If your brother catches me here, he will try to kill me.”

She snorted. “Lennox knows I am a woman grown, and I am no maiden. I can do as I please.”

“That doesnae mean he would want me dallying with you.”

“Dallying?” She lifted her brows. “Ye think well of yourself, sir.”

“Dallying isn’t what ye had in mind?” he asked.

Her eyes darkened. Yes, this woman was trouble. She started toward him. He straightened from the wall and remained perfectly still until she stopped in front of him.

“I am no idiot,” she said. “I have seen the way you look at me.”

Trouble, trouble, trouble.

But he wasn’t going to take the bait. He stared but said nothing.

“Ye find me pleasing to look upon,” she said.

“I have eyes,” he said, then cursed his tongue. Give the woman inch and she would take a mile.

She stepped closer and before he could move she placed her hands on his chest. “You want to know what it is like to kiss me.”

It wasn’t a question.

She slid her hands up his chest and over his shoulders, her fingers brushed his flesh and tickled the sensitive hair at the back of his neck. His cock began to lengthen.

“Julianna,” he said, but she was pulling his head down.

Their lips touched and Cailean felt his surroundings slip away. Her mouth, warm and soft, melted beneath his. Her breath was sweet with the taste of rosemary and mint. Lightly, her tongue flicked at his lips. Cailean sucked her tongue into his mouth. She pressed close and her hard nipples poked into him. Cailean gripped her shoulders and crushed her to him. Julianna speared the fingers of one hand into his hair and tugged as she nipped at his lips. Heat flashed through him. She abruptly pulled back and Cailean jarred. Julianna backed him toward the bed. Leaving would have been the better part of valor. But a kiss or two wouldn’t hurt…

“Your brother will never forgive me,” he said.

“Then we willnae tell him.”

The backs of his legs bumped the wood frame of the bed and he fell onto his arse. His cock jerked when she knelt in front of him. Sweet God, she wasn’t going to… She kept her eyes on his face as she reached toward his…belt. Laughter appeared in her eyes as she unbuckled his sword belt. The woman was a tease—and knew it. She grasped the sword and pulled the belt from around him, buckled it, then hung it over the small post at the foot of the bed. Julianna rose, hiked up her dress, and straddled his lap. She reached beneath her skirt and shoved his kilt up to his waist. He held his breath as her velvety soft skin made contact with his thighs.

“God have mercy,” he breathed, and she laughed as her mouth descended onto his.

Cailean kissed her back and wondered if he’d ever truly kissed a woman before today. He’d known beautiful women, had cared for one or two, but Julianna took his breath away.

Her soft belly bumped his engorged cock and a spasm of pleasure pulled his bollocks so tight he grimaced in discomfort. Bloody hell, he wanted the woman. Her mouth moved on his and this time she sucked his tongue into her mouth. Cailean grasped the hairnet she wore and pulled it from her hair. Two long braids tumbled free. He took one braid and worked it loose until the thick tresses filled his hand. He drew a fistful of the hair to his nose and breathed deep.    

She began to rock her mons against his erection. He drew a sharp breath when her soft curls tickled the underside of his cock and bollocks. Cailean gritted his teeth against the compulsion to orgasm. He hadn’t embarrassed himself in that way since he’d been a lad of nineteen. He broke the kiss, then tugged down a sleeve of her dress and revealed one perfect breast with a light pink areola. He ducked his head and took the nipple in his mouth. Her skin tasted slightly salty and felt like velvet. He flicked the nipple with his tongue. She gasped and rocked harder. Each bump against his member sent pleasure rocketing through him. She hadn’t lied when she said she was no maiden. The woman knew what she wanted—and he liked that. So much for the submissive wilting medieval woman.

Cailean twisted and rolled Julianna onto her back. He shoved his hands beneath her arse and scooted her fully onto the bed. Her loosened hair framed her face like spun gold. Cailean brushed his lips against hers. She stilled and satisfaction shot through him. She wasn’t afraid to ask for what she wanted, but she hadn’t expected tenderness…and maybe a little more?

He kissed her again and covered a breast with his palm. Julianna slid her arms around him and hugged him close. Cailean gently rocked against her. It would take every ounce of determination he had not to come before he pleased her, but he would do it. She arched her hips. What would she do if he slipped a finger into her wet heat? His heart pounded. God help him, if he touched her sex he might not be able to keep from driving inside her like a beast. 

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My thoughts – 5 stars
To the authors: I haven’t done any cleaning and is all your fault 😛

I couldn’t stop reading, I could not put it down, the whole time I was in suspense waiting to see what happens next, loved the buildup, the story is amazing. The characters mesh well, loved the interactions between Cailean and Julianna. Made me laugh thought how long it took Cailean to realize he was not in his time anymore, it created quite a few interesting moments for him. The ending was surprising… a good one, I promise 😉

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One lucky reader, chosen by Sexy Mr. Random from the comments on this chat, will win an ebook copy of Cailean and Julianna’s story, to be announced after 3pm EST, Wednesday, December 28, 2015. GOOD LUCK!

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My Chat with Suzan Tisdale

Hello and welcome!

Today I have an awesome author of Highlander Romance. She has a way with words that keep me engrossed from beginning to end. I read all her books and I recommend them with 5 stars.

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Welcome Suzan Tisdale!

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Winner of the 2014 RONE Award for best Historical Romance Novel with “Rowan’s Lady“.

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The Clan MacDougall Series • The Clan Graham Series • The Clan McDunnah Series  • Moirra’s Heart Series
Available in paperback, digital and audio at:  Amazon, iBooksB&N, Kobo, and Audible
Get comfortable and read on, see what she has to say.
Do you have a nickname?
No, at least not since high school.
What is one word best describes you?
Cheeky!

What makes you laugh out loud?
My husband – he has a wicked sense of humor. We laugh all the time.

What is your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
Baking bread. It reminds me of my mother.

Favourite place to spend time in.
Anywhere my husband happens to be. Or with family. After that, it is at my desk that sits in front of a window in our living room. That is temporary, however. Just until my new office and the rest of the room addition is complete.

Is there a genre that you refuse to read?
Not really.

Writing! What started it?
I’ve been writing since childhood. I was a painfully shy and introverted little girl. In my imagination, I could create worlds where I wasn’t quite so shy and had lots of friends. It morphed from there. I also come from a long line of creative individuals – artists, musicians, poets, teachers, scientists, inventors, and even a few ne’er-do-wells.

If you could choose another career what would it be?
Supreme Omnipotent Despotic Ruler of the Universe. I say that tongue in cheek. I can’t imagine ever doing anything but writing.
You are too funny Suzan!

Audiobooks! What started them?
My author friend, Tanya Anne Crosby said “You HAVE to do audio books.” So I did!
I am so glad you listened to Tanya. I loved your books when I read them, but listening to Brad Wills’ voice telling your stories brings them waaay up there.

Does your work convey a specific emotion or message?
Yes. There is always a happily ever after – they are real. Nice guys do finish first and bad guys will always get their’s in the end. Honor is important.

Who is your intended audience and why should they read your books?
I think 18+, but only because there are ‘love scenes’. I don’t think my love scenes are graphic – usually I try to make them a bit funny – only a few people have ever said they thought them too explicit.

What is next in your writing?
I’m currently working on Caelen’s Wife the trilogy. Book 2 – A Whisper of Fate – is finished and will release on Friday, February 27, 2015. Here is the cover.

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I just love the couple on these gorgeous covers.

Then it is on to book 3 – A Breath of Promise. After that, it will be the second installment in my Moirra’s Heart series, then the collection I’m doing with Kathryn Le Veque, Christi Caldwell, Cynthia Wright, Eva Devon, and Eliza Knight. Yes, it is going to be a very busy year!

The news will make your fans really happy.

Thank you Suzan for spending time with me.

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Hope you enjoyed the chat and you will give a try to Suzan Tisdale‘s books. And here is a chance to start on reading one. Ms. Tisdale is giving away 1 signed paperback copy of Caelen’s Wife – A Murmur of Providence. Giveaway open internationally.

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This is book one of a three part novel. Book 2 will be released on February 27, 2015 and Book 3 on March 27, 2015.

Rumor has it the water on Clan McPherson lands is magical….

Clan McPherson has known peace amongst their neighboring clans for more than one hundred years. That peace is threatened when Fiona McPherson is made chief after the death of her husband.
Known more for her fighting skills than her beauty, Fiona refuses the multiple proposals of marriage that begin to seemingly arise from nowhere. She may be the chief of her clan, but she’s still a woman. It isn’t Fiona they want, but her land and she’s willing to fight to the death to keep it.

Rumor has it Caelen McDunnah has lost his mind…

Called McDunnah, the chief of Clan McDunnah, has no desire to remarry. He’s perfectly content to still mourn the loss of his first wife and babe, even if it has been sixteen years. Until he meets the beautiful and feisty Fiona McPherson.
Known to start a fight out of sheer boredom or madness — no one is ever truly sure which — Caelen suddenly finds himself in the middle of battles he has no desire to fight, but fight them he will if it means he can have Fiona McPherson as his own.

There is always a wee bit of truth in every rumor.

My thoughts on this book: “I loved this first instalment of Clan McDunnah series and I can’t wait for the second one. I am glad I have to wait only a few more weeks. What a quandary to be in! Fiona is chief of her small clan she swore to keep safe and intact, but she didn’t expect Caelen McDunnah to enter her life and turn it upside down. The way they were brought together is filled with doubts, with outside interference. I have a feeling they will both have a hard time ahead of them, but knowing Ms. Tisdale’s style, she will give them a HEA worthy of them.”  5 stars

To read more about all the series and keep up to date with Suzan Tisdale’s news, see links below.

One lucky commenter, chosen by Sexy Mr. Random, will be announced after 3pm, EST, Friday, February 27, 2015. GOOD LUCK!

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My Chat with Tadhg …YUMYUMYUM

Hello and welcome!

Thanks again for joining me in my chat room.

Today I have somebody who I met very recently, I fell in love in the first book of the series and after reading the second book which was his story, he is locked forever in my heart. I anticipated all week his arrival ever since Miss Ceci told me that he is coming.

And here he is, be still my heart, he is so handsome… I just hope I don’t get tongue tied… wish me luck.

Come in, come in. Thank you for accepting my invitation for a chat. Have a seat.

He bows, then takes a seat in the high back chair across from me.

What is your full name?
Tadhg Matheson, Laird of Clan Matheson.

I am ready to melt just listening to his voice, I love the Scottish accent… sigh

Do you have a nickname?
My friends just call me Tadhg, that is pronounced TIEg

What is one word best describes you?
Hmmm, I suppose that depends on one’s point of view but I would have to say loyal.

Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
Now lass, I can’t imagine why they would want to know that.

I can see you, but they can’t and I know they are always curious.
I am wearing what I always wear, a full-sleeved tunic, called a léine in Gaelic that reaches my knees and a length of plaid belted at my waist and pinned at my shoulders.

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
Och lass, talk has reached my ears that I have been called the perfect man. I don’t think such a beast exists, so she may have polished my edges a bit. However, I do love my wife with all my heart and I try to be a fair and noble leader.
I think you are perfect …. sigh

What makes you laugh out loud?
I laugh at a lot of things but I suppose my greatest joy comes from children. Their enthusiasm and willingness to simply experience life is refreshing.

What is your favourite dessert?
I love tarts, particularly berry tarts with a bit of fresh cream on them.

Baking is not my strength, I am glad my friends do bake, but I make some really good raspberry whipped cream, here, taste this.

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He looks curiously at it, smells it and then tastes it.

Tastes really good.
I know, raspberries are my favourite.

What is your favourite drink?
It depends on the occasion. As a general rule I enjoy good, mellow ale. However, I would never say no to a drop of fine, aged whisky.

What is your greatest fear?
Ah lass, what is every man’s greatest fear? I fear not being able to protect and care for my family. They are my world.

What is your favourite colour?
At one time, I would have said green. Now, there is nothing more beautiful than the silver grey color of my lovely wife’s eyes. 

What do you wear when you go to sleep?
Have ye ever seen my wife? All I wear to bed is a smile.

What is the perfect romantic date?
Date? Ah, ye mean the courting ritual in which modern folks engage? Well, I can’t say I have ever been on a date, but I suppose slipping away to someplace private with my sweet Mairead might be fun. Perhaps taking a wee snack and a skin of wine to share would be nice.

How ticklish are you? Where are you ticklish?
I am not ticklish. Well, perhaps I am a little ticklish under the arms. 

What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
I love the fragrance that belongs solely to my wife. It is the fresh clean aroma of soap, herbs and some unique aroma that is hers alone. When I smell it, I know I am home. I am with those I love most in the world.

When you look at a woman what catches your interest?
Her eyes. I have already told ye, I find my wife’s eyes captivating. I think a woman’s soul and beauty are most profoundly revealed in her eyes.

Do you have somebody in your life now?
Aye lass. My wee wife Mairead is the heart of my heart.

What is one word best describes her?
Strong. She doesn’t always believe that, but I know it is true. She has the heart of a warrior.

Is your book part of a series? What does the future hold for the readers of the series?
My book is the second book in the Duncurra series. The third book is about my old friend, Fingal MacIan. He and I trained together under Laird Chisholm. King David II has plans for Fingal and I do not envy him. He is being asked to marry Malcolm MacLennan’s heir and lead his clan. The problem is, he is the last man on the face of the earth that she wants to marry. Still, he is up to this task. If anyone can win the heart of a reluctant lass, it is Fingal.

I look forward to see what happens to Fingal.

Thanks again for making the time for the chat, I know you are a busy man. Sending my love to Mairead, she truly is amazing.

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And there you have it, I hope you enjoyed the chat as much as I did.

Tadhg hails from “Highland Courage”, the second book in the Duncurra series by the awesome Ceci Giltenan.

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Her parents want a betrothal, but Mairead MacKenzie can’t get married without revealing her secret and no man will wed her once he knows.
Plain in comparison to her siblings and extremely reserved, Mairead has been called “MacKenzie’s Mouse” since she was a child. No one knows the reason for her timidity and she would just as soon keep it that way. When her parents arrange a betrothal to Laird Tadhg Matheson she is horrified. She only sees one way to prevent an old secret from becoming a new scandal.

Tadhg Matheson admires and respects the MacKenzies. While an alliance with them through marriage to Mairead would be in his clan’s best interest, he knows Laird MacKenzie seeks a closer alliance with another clan. When Tadhg learns of her terrible shyness and her youngest brother’s fears about her, Tadhg offers for her anyway.

Secrets always have a way of revealing themselves. With Tadhg’s unconditional love, can Mairead find the strength and courage she needs to handle the consequences when they do?

The first book in the series, “Highland Solution” is where I first met Tadhg and he captured my attention. Make sure you are sign up at BookBub, this title will be on sale for 99ç on July 21st.

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Laird Niall MacIan needs Lady Katherine Ruthven’s dowry to relieve his clan’s crushing debt but he has no intention of giving her his heart in the bargain.

Niall MacIan, a Highland laird, desperately needs funds to save his impoverished clan. Lady Katherine Ruthven, a lowland heiress, is rumored to be “unmarriageable” and her uncle hopes to be granted her title and lands when the king sends her to a convent. King David II anxious to strengthen his alliances sees a solution that will give Ruthven the title he wants, and MacIan the money he needs. Laird MacIan will receive Lady Katherine’s hand along with her substantial dowry and her uncle will receive her lands and title.

Lady Katherine must forfeit everything in exchange for a husband who does not want to be married and believes all women to be self-centered and deceitful. Can the lovely and gentle Katherine mend his heart and build a life with him or will he allow the treachery of others to destroy them?

You can follow Ceci Giltenan on Facebook ~ Twitter , also on her website to keep up to date on her amazing books.

Books are listed on Goodreads, and go check out the author page on Amazon and give it a like.

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QUESTION
What is your favourite dessert? Mine is tiramisu.

One lucky commenter will win an ebook copy of Tadhg and Mairead’s book, HIGHLAND COURAGE by Ceci Giltenan. The comments will stay open until 3pm on Monday, July 21st, 2014, when Sexy Mr. Random will pick a winner. Good luck!

Until next time! Happy reading!

My chat with Iain

Hello and welcome!

Today I have somebody I met quite a while ago and can’t forget.

*sigh*

He is quite a charmer and hails from the Highlands, he agreed to visit for a chat… and here he is.

Welcome Iain! Please have a seat!

he bows and takes a seat in the winged-back chair across from me …

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and I serve him a glass of mead

How did you know?
I smile and wink
I have my sources

Lets get started…
he nods in agreement

What is your full name?
Iain MacPherson

Do you have a nickname?
Aye, the lady I kidnapped calls me Lord Keeper.

What is one word best describes you?
How can a man describe himself? You might ask those who best know me, my cousin Thomas, for example. Perhaps, ‘tis best, you do not ask the ladies.

Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
A white lawn shirt with a belted plaide of my clan colors.

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
Aye, perhaps too well, which is not always to my credit. 

What makes you laugh out loud?
When I leave a witty woman speechless.

What is your favourite dessert?
Of late, my favorite dessert is shortbread, uncooked, as the batter. The lady who I plan to marry threw a batch on me in a fit of anger. I was kind enough to share with her the batter than landed all over me.

What is your greatest fear?
That I will become my father.

What is your favourite colour?
The deep blue of loch Katrine which is the same color of the eyes that belong to the woman I love.

What do you wear when you go to sleep?
Nothing, if I can help it.

What is the perfect romantic date?
An afternoon in a meadow where I once spent a strange and wonderful afternoon with a woman.

How ticklish are you? Where are you ticklish?
Perhaps, but I willna’ say where.

What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
My favourite smell is heather on a spring morning.

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

Do you have somebody in your life now?
Aye, an English lass I stole from the holy ground of Montrose Abbey.

What is one word best describes her?
When I discover the one word that describes her I will tell you. She has no’ yet even told me her name. 

Is your book part of a series? What does the future hold for the readers of the series?
The authoress is contemplating writing the story of my cousin, Captain Thomas MacPherson. His mother was French and his father a Highlander. The woman he married…well, I will leave that story for another time.
I really hope she does!

Thank you for making this long journey to join me and also for answering my questions.

he bows and smiles and has my heart melting… *sigh*

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I hope you enjoyed this chat and thanks joining me here.

Iain hails from the Highlands and came to life under the pen of Tarah Scott whose style of writing I love so much. The book is called “LORD KEEPER”

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and is available at all major ebook stores

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No man bargains for war when he chooses a bride, but when he steals her from holy ground, he can expect nothing less. 

Iain MacPherson swore he was nothing like his father, but his kidnapping of Victoria Hockley, the Countess of Lansbury is the first step toward the same obsessive jealousy that fueled his father’s life-long feud against the chief Iain’s mother loved. 

A kiss, a midnight race for freedom, and a royal missive force Victoria into her captor’s arms. Hallowed ground can’t save her from the devil that followed her from England. Yet the Scottish lord who swears to protect her is far more dangerous.

To read an excerpt click HERE

You can connect with Tarah Scott, on Facebook ~ Twitter , also on her website where you can check out all her books.

Books are listed on Goodreads, and go check out the author page on Amazon and give it a like.

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QUESTION

If you could go back in time, where would you go and what era would be your choice?

One lucky commenter will win an ebook copy of Iain’s book, LORD KEEPER by Tarah Scott. The comments will stay open until 3pm on Monday, June 30th, when Sexy Mr. Random will pick a winner. Good luck!

Until next time! Happy reading!

My chat with Erroll

Hello and welcome!

I had the pleasure to meet Erroll a few days ago and here is what he has to say…

What is your full name?
Erroll MacLean. I carry the courtesy title of Earl of Rushton.

Do you have a nickname?
My family often calls me Rush.

What is one word best describes you?
My dear, I would not repeat that word in the presence of a lady.

I giggle..  he thinks I am a lady 😀

Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
I have been working in the fields with my new thresher. I am wearing a white shirt and breeches.

Looking him up and down, I think he could wear a potato sack and still look dashing… sigh

 Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
The lady was kind and portrayed me in a better light than I deserve. For that, I thank her.

What makes you laugh out loud?
A saucy retort from a quick witted woman. Sadly, it’s a rare occurrence.

Not really rare if you hang around me !

What is your favourite dessert?
Clootie dumplings. Cook makes them with apples, and they are the best in all of Scotland.

I have to check this out, never heard of it before… here it is… YUM

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This rich fruit pudding is a classic Scottish dessert, serve with clotted cream and a dram of whisky. http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/clootiepudding_9528

What is your favourite drink?
Brandy—French brandy, of course.

What is your greatest fear?
I trust you will keep this to yourself. My greatest fear is that my family does not need me.

What is your favourite colour?
My favourite color is the rich pink of heather. There is nothing more beautiful than a field of heather in bloom—except, perhaps, the glow of pink on a woman’s cheeks after I’ve made love to her.

sigh

What do you wear when you go to sleep?
Lass, that is a very intimate question for a woman to ask a man. But if you must know, come closer, and I will whisper the answer in your ear. I lean closer… Yes, that’s it. I wear only what God, in his Grace, gave me upon birth. I see I have shocked you. Forgive me.

No, no… I like a man who wears that… believe me, it would take a lot to shock me 😀

What is the perfect romantic date?
Ah, romance. Perhaps a walk along the shores of my childhood home, the Isle of Mull, with a picnic to follow.

How ticklish are you? Where are you ticklish?
A gentleman is not ticklish.

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What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
Freshly baked bread. The smell reminds me of a voyage I took recently, and the young lady who played cook for us. Her freshly baked bread was almost as luscious as she.

I love the smell of fresh baked bread, my grandmother and my mother baked a lot too. I can almost smell it now just thinking about it.

When you look at a woman what catches your interest?
Her eyes, of course. What else? A gentleman doesn’t look lower.

I am openly giggling now… ya right

Do you have somebody in your life now?
I do. A woman who I met under interesting circumstances. But, as I am a gentleman, I cannot explain beyond saying, she did her best to defend her sister’s honor—including, shooting me.

What is one word best describes her?
Determined. A quality I find refreshing.

Is your book part of a series? What does the future hold for the readers of the series?
My book is, indeed, part of a series. To Tame a Highland Earl is the first MacLean Highlander novel. You will see my brother Ash, and I am sure there is much in store for my wife’s sister Grace. The chit needs to be taught a good lesson, and I believe Miss Scott knows just the gentleman to do it. There is more to come besides these two, but I will not give away all the secrets.

Oh, I can’t wait to read them.
Thank you for your kindness in accepting my invitation and answering my questions.

My pleasure lass!
He bows deep and kisses my hand… oh my, how charming

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So there you go. I had the opportunity to read Erroll’s story and I can tell you this. It is a great story, I could not put it down. A great love story placed in the Highlands in the 1800s full of adventure, some mishaps, and with a happy ending. Sparks fly between Erroll and Eve from the get-go. I recommend it with 5 stars. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series.

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A man torn between two worlds. Both need him…neither wants him.

Groomed for a life amongst the English aristocracy, Lord Erroll Rushton is unexpectedly thrust back into his father’s Scottish world when the Englishwoman he compromises refuses to marry him.

No gentleman breaks into a lady’s bedchamber…but then, no lady sleeps with a pistol under her pillow.

Miss Eve Crenshaw will marry for love or won’t marry at all. When London’s most notorious rakehell breaks into her bedchamber in the dead of night and compromises her beyond repair, Eve plans a daring escape that shocks even the Earl.

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She also writes as T. C. Archer, a team of two, Evan Trevane and Shawn M. Casey.
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I have a question for you. What is your fave dessert that your grandmother made?

One lucky commenter, chosen by Sexy Mr. Random, will win this great poster from Tarah Scott.

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The contest will be open until 3pm, EST, Monday, May 19th, 2014. GOOD LUCK!

Until next time, happy reading!

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