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.

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

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Find her books at all major portals Amazon, iBooksB&N, Kobo, and Audible

Two lucky readers, chosen by Sexy Mr. Random, will be announced after 3pm, EST, Monday, April 17, 2017. GOOD LUCK!
Until next time read a book, listen to a book and don’t forget to show your love by leaving a review!
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My Chat with 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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To keep up to date with Ms. Tisdale, and see what she is up to, see links below.

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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!

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 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!

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

The Scrolls of Cridhe Hunks 3 – My Chat with A… I mean Pillory John ;)

Hello and welcome!

Today I have yet another of the hunks hailing from the Scrolls of Cridhe.

Please help me welcome him!

Gods bones Suzan! What are you ladies trying to do to me? I will drown in my own drool if you keep this up.
He smiles and I loose my train of thought… what was I saying? I clear my throat trying to get my voice going… ok here I go…

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What is your full name?
There is a funny story behind my name…
I know and I love your name.

Do you have a nickname?
Pillory John

What is one word best describes you?
He pauses to think… My wife would say handsome.
I say so too…

Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
Leather trews and a brown tunic, as well as me sword.

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
Aye, I do!

What makes you laugh out loud?
Me wife, Moirra and me step-daughter, little Orabilis.

What is your favourite dessert?
Me wife he answers with a wry smile

What is your favourite drink?
I gave up the hard drink a while back. It makes me act a fool. Now, I drink cider and the occasional ale.

What is your greatest fear?
That I’ll lose the family I have found with Moirra and her daughters.

What is your favourite colour?
Me wife’s pretty green eyes.

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

What is the perfect romantic date?
We do no’ ‘date’ in 14th century Scotland. But me favorite thing to do with me wife, well, I canna say here.

How ticklish are you? Where are you ticklish?
He shakes his head, I guess he will not answer this question.

What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
Bread. It reminds me of me wife.

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I love the smell of fresh bread, my grandmother used to bake these huge round breads with a crispy crust in the outside brick oven. Ah, sweet memories!

When you look at a woman what catches your interest?
Well, a gentleman would say a woman’s eyes. But, I am no’ always a gentleman. The first thing I noticed about me wife was her hips, then her ample bosom, and then her eyes. Her eyes captivated me from the first time I looked into them.

Do you have somebody in your life now?
Aye. Moirra.

What is one word best describes her?
Intriguing

Is your book part of a series? What does the future hold for the readers of the series?
Yes, Stealing Moirra’s Heart, is part of what is called a mini series. The plan is to release the second instalment sometime in December.
Oh I am so looking forward to more.

Thank you for accepting my invitation for this chat. My greeting to Moirra and her daughters.

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I really enjoyed this chat, very nice view, I hope you did too 😀

I can’t tell you his real name, I am sworn to secrecy. You will have to read the book to find out 😉

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He hails from “Stealing Moirra’s Heart” by Suzan Tisdale, whom I adore to Scotland and back 😉 I read all her other books and listened to the audiobooks narrated by Brad Wills.

Moirra Dundottar needs a man. Much as she hates to admit it, it’s true. With a reputation for losing husbands, her prospects are slim, her outlook bleak. Until the morning she sees a strange man on the town square–a man who’s accused of being a thief and is locked in the pillory.

“Something tells me ye be no thief.”

The strange man gives her a quick glance up and down, flashes a brilliant white smile and laughs. “I am many things, lass. All around bastard, ne’er-do-well, and rakehell. But I be no thief.”

She didn’t believe he was a thief when she rescued him … until he stole her heart.

It is one of the stories in “HIGHLAND WINDS”, Volume 1 in The Scrolls of Cridhe. This wonderful anthology will be released on November 17, 2014.

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To preorder in ebook format follow the links

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The paperback is available at Amazon. It will be available to order online B&N too on release day.

Before you go, don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopter for a chance to win a digital copy of “Highland Winds”.

Thanks for dropping by and please join me tomorrow for the chat with another of the hunks.

Until tomorrow! Have a great day!

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