Thanks so much for allowing me to visit your blog today! Yes, My Fierce Highlander became published in a very roundabout way. Finishing the book took about seven or eight months. Getting it published took… longer. 🙂 I sent out queries to agents seeking representation for the manuscript. One agent said she loved it and signed me. She spent over three years trying to sell the book to NY publishers. We got several requests, even a revision request. Editors said they loved it and that it was publishable quality, but they simply couldn’t publish it right now for various reasons. Move forward a few years and, with the proliferation of Kindles, Nooks and other ereaders, and Amazon’s and B&N’s brilliant idea of letting authors publish their own books, I took the plunge. The book is selling well and I have a second book in the series out, My Wild Highlander.
What would you say is the best quality about Laird Alasdair MacGrath? What is his worst quality?
My Fierce Highlander has lots of historical details in it. How much research went into this book? Have you ever visited Scotland?
Alasdair’s rakish younger brother Lachlan has his own book called, My Wild Highlander. What can we expect from the second book?
When you write do you have any rituals or habits?
What inspired you to start writing? Why did you choose to write historical romance?
Who is your favourite author and what is it about their work that resonates with you?
Fun questions! What is it about Scottish Highlanders that gets your heart racing?
If we snuck in your house (not that we would!) what book would we book would we find on your bedside table?
If you could drop your characters into another author’s world, whose world would you pick and why?
Gwyneth Carswell, an English lady banished by her father to the harsh Scottish Highlands, wants nothing more than to take her young son away from the violence of two fighting clans–her own distant kin, the MacIrwins, and their enemies, the MacGraths. She risks everything to rescue the fierce MacGrath warrior from the battlefield where he’s left for dead by her clan. She only knows she is inexplicably drawn to him and he wants peace as she does. When her clan learns of her betrayal, they seek vengeance. Dare she trust the enemy more than her own family?
Laird Alasdair MacGrath is driven to end two-hundred years of feuding with the MacIrwins. But by taking in and protecting Lady Gwyneth and her son, he provokes more attacks from his mortal enemy. As the danger and conflict surrounding them escalate, Alasdair and Gwyneth discover an explosive passion neither of them expected. With the arrival of a powerful man from her past, a horrible decision confronts her–give up her son or the man she loves.