Monday, March 31, 2014

BLOG TOUR - The Great Scots

Edmund MacGregor will do anything to save Scotland from English rule-even kidnap Lady Amelia Bell for ransom. As the daughter of a duke and the chancellor's betrothed, she's the perfect pawn in this game. But from the moment he first lays eyes on his spirited captive, he can't resist stealing a kiss.

Lady Amelia's duty is to marry well, but that hasn't stopped her from fantasizing about true love. So when a sexy Scot appears in her home, she's beguiled. When he kidnaps her, she's furious. Yet as Edmund introduces her to a world of passion beyond her wildest dreams, can she leave her family behind for this handsome Highlander? And will Edmund risk the only true home he's ever known to capture the heart of this lovely lass?
Erin's 3.5 Star Review
While the book started out slow for me it quickly picked up steam. There's plenty of battles, castles & puppies to keep your attention (not to mention hot Scotman Highlanders). 
About Paula Quinn
New York Times bestselling author Paula Quinn lives in New York with her three beautiful children, three over-protective chihuahuas, and a loud umbrella cockatoo. She loves to read romance and science fiction and has been writing since she was eleven.  She loves all things medieval, but it is her love for Scotland that pulls at her heartstrings.
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As one of the bastards born to the Stirling court, Sorley the Hawk has never known his mother or father. It's a burning quest he has devoted himself to uncovering at any cost. But as a roguish warrior who serves at the pleasure of the King, his prowess-both on the battlefield and in his bedchamber-is legendary. So when a flame-haired Highland lass sneaks into his quarters with a tantalizing proposition, he can't resist taking her up on her offer .

Lady Mirabelle MacLaren will do anything to keep from marrying her odious suitor, even sully her own good name. And who better to despoil her than his sworn enemy, the one they call "Hawk?" As they set about the enjoyable task of ruining her reputation, Hawk and Mirabelle soon learn that rebellion never tasted so sweet.
Erin's 4 Star Review
Grabbed my attention from the first chapter & held it until the end. Sorley is all kinds of Scottish hotness. I liked that she gave them enough of an accent that it sounds authentic but is still easy to understand. A fantastic historical!
About Sue-Ellen Welfonder
Sue-Ellen Welfonder is a Scotophile whose burning wish to make frequent trips to the land of her dreams led her to a twenty-year career with the airlines.

Now a full-time writer, she's quick to admit that she much prefers wielding a pen to pushing tea and coffee. She makes annual visits to 
Scotland, insisting they are a necessity, as each trip gives her inspiration for new books.

Proud of her own Hebridean ancestry, she belongs to two clan societies: the MacFie Clan Society and the Clan MacAlpine Society. In addition to 
Scotland, her greatest passions are medieval history, the paranormal, and dogs. She never watches television, loves haggis, and writes at a 450-year-old desk that once stood in a Bavarian castle.

Sue-Ellen is married and currently resides with her husband and Jack Russell terrier in 

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  1. Hi, Paula and Sue-Ellen! I am looking forward to reading both of your books. I have loved everything Scottish since I saw Mel Gibson in Braveheart. It was so heartbreaking, and the Scots fought so hard for their independence.

    1. Cathy, I think Braveheart won millions of hearts for Scotland. The film is riddled with historical innacuracies, but it does get the blood racing and stirs incredible emotion. I love it, too. Thanks so much for looking in here.

  2. Hi Cathy, so nice to see you here! Mel Gibson in Braveheart was my very fist inspiration to write as a career!

  3. Yes, Mel Gibson made my heart go pitter patter in Braveheart. I loved Liam Neeson in Rob Roy too. My oldest dream of a Scotsman has long been Sean Connery...even though I've never seen him star in a movie about Scots! Did he ever? I'll have to check now that I think about it. In any event, I will always love reading a romantic Scots tale, and so I am grateful for your books, Paula, and Sue-Ellen's books. I'm excited about these newest additions of yours.

    1. Janice, I love Connery, too. Like a fine wine or whisky, he just gets better with age! I can't recall him playing a Scot ever either. ??? He sure is standing tall for the YES! campaign. I love that!

  4. Loved watching Braveheart and have always been a fan of Liam Neeson. Always enjoy reading books with Scottish characters in them, can just hear those accents as I am reading.

    1. Jean MP, I love Braveheart, too. The historical inaccuracies in it drive me nuts, but as a Hollywood film, I adore it for the emotional punch. The film did wonderful things for Scottish tourism, the impact still felt today. Love that. Adore Neeson, too. My kind of man: not a 'pretty boy,' but ruggedly handsome. Rough-hewn and earthy. A REAL man. ;)

    2. Morning, Ladies: Amanda, Heather, & Jennifer! Please accept my apologies for missing the event. I have been off the grid totally all week due to massive work on my home. Only hooked up online again since last night, Thursday.

      Thank you so much for hosting us on tour. I fell in love with your blog name and cute banner when I received the list of hosts. Very original! I'm so glad you enjoyed TO LOVE A HIGHLANDER so much and thank you for the great review! No, I do not write Scottish dialect and have been chided for that by some. So it's very refreshing to see a reviewer appreciate a Scottish romance without dialect. Thanks again for the lovely review and for hosting us. This has been a wonderful tour, largely due to the great hosts.