Saturday, September 22, 2012

Giveaway and Release Day Party with the Lovely Tarah Scott and her newest sizzle My Highland Love.

 
Good Morning my Naughty Nibblers!!  I have a special highland treat just for you!  Tarah Scott has released another totally yummy Highland book.  But don't take my word for it, take a look for yourself:
 
How does a woman tell her betrothed that she murdered her first husband?
 
Elise Kingston is a wanted woman. Nothing, not even Highlander Marcus MacGregor, will stop her from returning home to ensure that the man responsible for her daughter’s death hangs.
 
Until she must choose between his life and her revenge.
 
 
 
 
Excerpt--
 
"Tavis," Elise snapped, finally within hearing range of the boy and his sister, "this time you've gone too far and have endangered your sister by leaving the castle."
His attention remained fixed on the thickening woods at the bottom of the hill and her frustration gave way to concern. They were only minutes from the village—a bare half an hour from the keep and safely on MacGregor land—but the boy had intended to go farther—much farther. He had just turned fourteen, old enough to carry out the resolve to find the men who had murdered his father, and too young to understand the danger.
Bonnie tugged on her cloak and Elise looked down at her. The little girl grinned and pointed to the wildflowers surrounding them. Elise smiled, then shoved back the hood of her cloak. Bonnie squatted to pick the flowers. Elise's heart wrenched. If only their father still lived. He would teach Tavis a lesson. Of course, if Shamus still lived, Tavis wouldn't be hunting for murderers.
Those men were guilty of killing an innocent, yet no effort had been made to bring them to justice. The disquiet that always hovered close to the surface caused a nervous tremor to ripple through her stomach. While Shamus's murderers would likely never go before a judge, if Price found her, his version of justice would be in the form of a noose around her neck for the crime of defending herself against a man who had tried to kill her—twice.
Any doubts about her stepfather's part in Amelia's death had been dispelled a month after arriving at Brahan Seer when she read a recent edition of the London Sunday Times brought by relatives for Michael MacGregor. She found no mention of the Amelia's sinking. Instead, a ten thousand pound reward for information leading to the whereabouts of her body was printed in the announcements section.
Reward? Bounty is what it was.
The advertisement gave the appearance that Price was living up to his obligations as President of Landen Shipping. But she knew he intended she reach Boston dead—and reach Boston she would, for without her body, he would have to wait five years before taking control of her fifty-one percent of Landen Shipping. She intended to slip the noose over his head first.
Elise caught sight of her trembling fingers, and her stomach heaved with the memory of Amelia's body sliding noiselessly from the ship into the ocean. She choked back despair. If she had suspected that Robert had been poisoning her daughter even a few months earlier—
"Flowers!"
Elise jerked at Bonnie's squeal. The girl stood with a handful of flowers extended toward her. Elise brushed her fingers across the white petals of the stitchwort and the lavender butterwort. She was a fool to involve herself with the people here, but when Shamus was murdered she been unable to remain withdrawn.
"Riders," Tavis said.
Elise tensed. "Where?"
"There." Tavis pointed into the trees.
She leaned forward and traced the line of his arm with her gaze. A horse's rump slipped out of sight into the denser forest. Goose bumps raced across her arms.
Elise straightened and yanked Bonnie into her arms "It will be dark soon—" Tavis faced her and she stopped short when his gaze focused on something behind her.
Elise looked over her shoulder. Half a dozen riders emerged from the forest across the meadow. She started. Good Lord, what had possessed her to leave Brahan Seer without a pistol? She was as big a fool as Tavis and without the excuse of youth. She slid Bonnie to the ground as the warriors approached. They halted fifteen feet away. Elise edged Bonnie behind her when one of the men urged his horse closer. Her pulse jumped. Was it possible to become accustomed to the size of these Highland men?
She flushed at the spectacle of his open shirt but couldn't stop her gaze from sliding along the velvety dark hair that trailed downward and tapered off behind a white lawn shirt negligently tucked into his kilt. The large sword strapped to his hip broke the fascination.
How many had perished at the point of that weapon?
The hard muscles of his chest and arms gave evidence—many.
The man directed a clipped sentence in Gaelic to Tavis. The boy started past her, but she caught his arm. The men wore the red and green plaide of her benefactors the MacGregors, but were strangers.
"What do you want?" She cursed the curt demand that had bypassed good sense in favor of a willing tongue.
Except for a flicker of surprise across the man's face, he sat unmoving.
Elise winced inwardly, remembering her American accent, but said in a clear voice, "I asked what you want."
Leather groaned when he leaned forward on his saddle. He shifted the reins to the hand resting in casual indolence on his leg and replied in English, "I asked the boy why he is unarmed outside the castle with two females."
Caught off guard by the deep vibrancy of his soft burr, her heart skipped a beat. "We don't need weapons on MacGregor land." She kept her tone unhurried.
"The MacGregor's reach extends as far as the solitude of this glen?" he asked.
"We are only fifteen minutes from the village," she said. "But his reach is well beyond this place."
"He is great, indeed," the warrior said.
"You know him?"
"I do."
She lifted Bonnie. "Then you know he would wreak vengeance on any who dared harm his own."
"Aye," the man answered. "The MacGregor would hunt them down like dogs. Only," he paused, "how would he know who to hunt?"
She gave him a disgusted look. "I tracked these children. You think he cannot track you?"
"A fine point," he agreed.
"Good." She took a step forward. "Now, we will be getting home."
"Aye, you should be getting home." He urged his horse to intercept. Elise set Bonnie down, shoving her in Tavis's direction. "And," the man went on, "we will take you." The warriors closed in around them. "The lad will ride with Erin. Give the little one to Kyle, and you," his eyes came back hard on Elise, "will ride with me."
The heat in his gaze sent a flush through her, but her ire piqued. "We do not accept favors from strangers."
His gaze unexpectedly deepened.
She stilled. What the devil? Was that amusement on his face?
"We are not strangers," he said. There was no mistaking the laughter in his eyes now. "Are we, Tavis?" His gaze shifted to the boy.
"Nay," he replied with a shy smile. "No' strangers at all, laird."
"You know this man?" Elise asked.
"He is the laird's son."
"Marcus!" Bonnie cried, peeking from behind Elise's skirts.
Elise looked at him. Marcus? This was the son Cameron had spoken of with such affection these past months? It suddenly seemed comical that she had doubted Cameron's stories of his son's exploits on the battlefield. She had believed the aging chief's stories were exaggerations, but the giant of a man before her was clearly capable of every feat with which his father had credited him.
Prodded by the revelation, she discerned the resemblance between father and son. Though grey sprinkled Cameron's hair, the two shared the same unruly, dark hair, the same build… and… "You have his eyes," she said.
He chuckled.
Heat flooded her cheeks. She pulled Bonnie into her arms. "You might have said who you were." She gave him an assessing look. "Only that wouldn't have been half as much fun. Who will take the child?"
His gaze fixed on the hand she had wrapped around Bonnie and the small burn scar that remained as a testament of her folly. His attention broke when a voice from behind her said in a thick brogue, "'Tis me ye be looking for, lass." She turned to a weathered warrior who urged his mount forward.
Elise handed Bonnie up to him. Stepping back, she bumped into the large body of a horse. Before she could move, an arm encircled her from behind, pulling her upward across hard thighs. A tremor shot through her. She hadn't been this close to a man's body since—since those first months of her seven-year marriage.
Panic seized her in a quick, hard rush. The trees blurred as her mind plunged backward in time to the touch of the man who had promised till death do them part. Her husband's gentle hand on their wedding night splintered into his violent grip the night he'd tried to murder her—the movement of thighs beneath her buttocks broke the trance as Marcus MacGregor spurred his horse into motion. His arms tightened around her and she held her breath, praying he couldn't hear her thudding heart.
The ambling movement of the bulky horse lifted her from Marcus's lap. She clutched at his shirt. Her knuckles brushed his bare chest and she jerked back as if singed by hot coals. Her body lifted again with the horse's next step and she instinctively threw her arms around Marcus's forearm. His hold tightened as rich laughter rumbled through his chest.
"Do not worry, lass. Upon pain of death, I swear, you will not slip from my arms until your feet touch down at Brahan Seer."
Elise grimaced, then straightened in an effort to shift from the sword hilt digging into her back.
"What's wrong?" He leaned her back in his arms and gazed down at her.
She stared. Robert had never looked so—she sat upright. "I've simply never ridden a horse in this manner."
"There are many ways to ride a horse, lass," he said softly.
Elise snapped her gaze to his face, then jerked back when her lips nearly brushed his. She felt herself slip and clutched at his free arm even as the arm around her crushed her closer. Her breasts pressed against his chest where his shirt lay open. Heat penetrated her bodice, hardening her nipples. A surprising warmth sparked between her legs. She caught sight of his smile an instant before she dropped her gaze.
 
My Highland Love is and first book in the Highland Lords series and is now available at
 
 
 
 
Not only does it have a yummy cover, but it is also filled with hot sex scenes!!  So what's a party without prizes?  No party at all!!  LOL!!  Just fill out the rafflecopter for your chance to win!!  Good Luck!!
 
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87 comments:

Bboo04 said...

I was wondering if you have a favorite character to write?

Linda said...

Congrat Tarah & your latest book. Highlanders are so yummy! How many books will there be in this series?

Mel Bourn said...

Congrats! I love a man in a kilt!!I love the names of the characters. How do you decide what to use?
Mel

Tarah Scott said...

Boo: ROFL. My favorite character to write? It's corny, but it's always the one I'm currently writing. There is a special place in my heart for the hero of My Highland Love, as this was the first book I wrote years ago. Of course, there have been umpteen rewrites and revisions such them to get the book publish worthy!

Tarah Scott said...

Linda--thanks! So far, I have two more books planned for this series, with a fourth possibility.

Mel--Hi, how are you? Ahh, names. A good question. Unless a name has come to me somewhere in life, I research names based on the books content. Once I find a name that 'feels' right, I take it!

Tin said...

Hi, Tarah!

Congratulations on the release of this book!

What's your favorite part about this book? and
What are you reading now?

ReneAva said...

Hello Tarah!

Your book sounds delightful! When it comes to your books cover, do you leave it in anothers hands or are you involved in its creation?

I wish you the very best of success on your new release :)

~Ava~

Cinta García de la Rosa said...

Thanks for this giveaway. I cannot wait to read this book!

debi01760 said...

How many Highland Lords will there be in the series? Love a man in a kilt :)

Debi01760@hotmail.com

Kate Worth said...

Hi Tarah,
I hope your event is a great success! I love, love, love your cover.
Kate

Tarah Scott said...

Tin--What is my favorite part of this book? That's a toughie. I think one of my favorite scenes in the book is scene where Elise returns to the castle to find Marcus has just discovered she'd left against his wishes. This is Elise's first real physical encounter with Marcus and while the scene is very short, I think it's quite dramatic. I'm currently reading an indie title The Promise by Kate Worth. It's pretty good.

Christine A. said...

Congrats Tarah! This book sound great and I LOVE the cover!

Have you been to Scotland? How long did it take you to write the book?

Hope you have a great weekend.

Tarah Scott said...

Rene--So far, I've had a hand in the creation of my covers. I'm very fortunate to have a couple of top artists creating my covers, so my main input has been to give them a rundown on the book, then to ok the photos. After that, it's been watching then work their magic!

Cinta--Good luck!

Debi--So far, two more books are in the works for this series. I have one more possibility--depending on what readers think as we move through the series.

Kate! ROFL. Girl, how did you know I was thinking of you?

Teresa Thompson said...

What is your inspiration for this book!

Elizabeth H. said...

Hi Tarah! I LOVE this cover! The excerpt has me wanting more! Have you always wanted to write about sexy highlanders? Any other stories you have lined up to write?
Thanks for the excerpt and awesome giveaway!
ehaney578 at aol dot com

Alyson LaBarge said...

Oh my...that steamy little excerpt has me going. That is going to be one hot book! Whoo!!

Alyson LaBarge said...

Forgot my question... Is it challenging to write the steamy parts of the book? Where do you draw your inspiration from?

Thanks!!

3girlzmama@gmail.com

Tarah Scott said...

Teresa--Great question! At the time I wrote this book the tortured hero was very much in fashion. Of course, the tortured hero will always be in fashion! But he dominated the scene. I wanted to write about a man who knew what he wanted and wasn't afraid to go for it. Of course, that, too, comes with pitfalls. ROFL.

As for the background behind Marcus' life, take a look at my post at Blue Bells Trilogy. I talk a bit about the research I did for this book and the MacGregor family history I drew on for My Highland Love.
ttp://bluebellstrilogy.blogspot.com/2012/09/tarah-scott-on-highland-clearances.html

Tarah Scott said...

Elizabeth--Thank you! Oh yes, I write about more than sexy highlanders. I write about knights, cops, undercover agents and more!

Alyson--Thanks! Writing steamy parts is definitely a challenge! I draw my inspiration from all over. When I see a movie with a particularly compelling love scene I'm always wondering how I would write that scene. When I read love scenes that are well done, I am inspired by the beauty of those words.

Mariann at Belles Book Bag said...

Great post and Giveaway!! Thanks for the chance to win!! Tarah is a new author to me and can't wait to read~love Highlander romances!!;)
Have a great day!!

Lindsay Avalon said...

What do you like most about Highlanders?

This sounds amazing!

Kaylyn D. said...

I love the cover! Why highlanders? What makes you want to write about them?

Diva J. said...

Hey, Tarah.
I agree with everyone else your cover is so pretty!

What inspired you to write My Highland Love?

Thanks for the giveaway Nikki!

divajeffersonATgmailDOTcom

Tarah Scott said...

Thanks, Mariann! Good luck.

Lindsay and Kaylyn--Why Highlanders? ROFL. They are so sexy! However, I love the Highland way of making their own destiny. English romance are the bomb with all the rules they have to adhere to. Highland romances are the opposite. They're wild!

Diva--I love the cover too! Reese Dante is the artist. She's amazing. I was inspired to write My Highland Love first and foremost, as I said above, the wild Highland way of life appeals to me. I'm an Aquarius, so I guess my independent spirit found a home in the Highland Books. My great grandfather is Scottish. Maybe he had a bit of a hand in things too. Heh heh. Another big inspiration was my desire to write about a man who knew what he wanted and wasn't afraid to go for it! Of course, he had no real idea what he was info when he went after Elise. But what man knows what he's in for when he chases a woman?

Gaele said...

< is a MacGregor .. well - many clans. what a great concept.. and well - kilts are always sexy.

Virginia C said...

Congratulations, Tarah! "My Highland Love" sounds intriguing, involving, and intoxicating--another wonderful read!!!

Dovile said...

What is the most interesting thing you've learned while researching for this book?

Virginia C said...

It's me again--sorry--having PC & posting issues ;(

Here's my question:

Tarah, are there any genres that you haven't written yet that you are interested in exploring?

Holly said...

Thanks for the excerpt and the giveaway!!

What has been your favorite book to write so far?

wanda f said...

Highlanders are my favorite hero's.I just want to say I love your books Tarah.Do you have any rituals you do to get in the mood to write?Have an amazing weekend

mcv said...

Tarah, I love your historical romances. Do you write any other genres?
mcv111 at hotmail dot com

Tarah Scott said...

Gaele and Virginia, thanks!

Dovile--Wow, tough question. I think one of the most interesting things I learned while researching this book was what renegades the MacGregor clan was. They really were the rebels of the Highland Scots--and paid a dear price for that reputation throughout the ages.

Virginia! Yes, indeed, there is one particular genre I haven't written that I am very interested in writing; Horror.

Tarah Scott said...

Holly--ROFL. My favorite book to have written really is always the one I'm currently working on. It's so tough because I really do write what I want to write, so love each book.

Wanda--No ritual for getting in the mood to write. I'm always in the mood. I'm one of those strange people who is obsessed with writing. When I'm not writing, I'm thinking about when I'll be able to write. It really is a sickness. ROFL.

MCV--I do write in other genres. I write suspense, erotic and paranormal. I also write as T. C. Archer, which is a collaborative effort with the very talented Evan Trevane. We write various forms of suspense and romantic/erotic science fiction.

Jesse Kimmel-Freeman said...

How did you come up with the cover or did you not get a say in it?

Sophia Rose said...

Hi Tarah!

The book sounds great. I am always curious how a book comes to the author. So how did this book come about?

Thanks!
Sophia

LorettaLynn//Temprance said...

I dont really have a question. But i do love your books and Highlanders are oh so yummy :)

Linda said...

Love this and can´t wait for a chance to read, =) it seems like all my questions already has been answered, so i´ll just wish you all a Happy Saturday!

best wishes, Linda

Tarah Scott said...

Jesse--Other than a man in a kilt and a castle, I was very uncertain what this cover would look like. However, I was luckier than I deserve when one of the great cover artists Reese Dante was assigned my project. She ran by me the man's torso. I fell in love with the picture and she nailed the cover in one shot. I love her!

Tarah Scott said...

Sophia--ROFL. Girl, that's the sixty-four thousand dollar question. I knew that I wanted to write about a man who knew what he wanted and wasn't afraid to go for it. When I began to research Scottish history and came across the Highland Clearances and the part the MacGregor clan played, I knew I had my story. The rest, well, that took some time.

Tarah Scott said...

Thank you, Loretta!

And thank you, Linda!

erin said...

Thanks for a great post and giveaway! I'm late to the party and everyone else has asked such great questions... so mine is: who is your sqee-worthy author that you'd love to meet?

Stella Ex Libris said...

Congratulations Tarah on your release, it looks stunning! :-D I would like to ask: who is your favourite Scottish hero in either a series/film or novel?

Thank you,

stella.exlibris (at) gmail (dot) com

Pyxi said...

My question is music or no music when you are writing? I always have mine blaring. :)

Shanna Roberson

Tarah Scott said...

Erin--My modern squee author to meet is Stephen King. ROFL. I know, strange for a historical romance author. However, King has written some very beautiful books. I can only hope to learn something from him. My dead, squee author to meet is Charles Dickens. Makes more sense, huh? It might interest you to know that Dickens is a favorite author of King as well. I'm in good company.

Stella--my favorite Scottish hero is a real life character who has been featured in many films: Rob Roy. Yes, he was a MacGregor--and a Campbell, btw, the MacGregors age old enemies.

Tarah Scott said...

Pyxi--usually no music, but on the occasion when I do write to music, it's almost always country music. HA!! I grew up in Texas. You can take the girl out of Texas, but can't take the Texas out of the girl.

SheriV said...

Hello Tarah,

Why highlanders? What about that period of Scottish history appeals to you?

smurfettev AT gmail DOT com

Donna said...

who do you like to read when you are not writing?
Thanks for the hop!!
donnasing777@yahoo.com

BLHmistress said...

If you could write with anyone who would it be? And if any of your books were made into a movie, who would you like to star in them?

vampiremistress2010(at)gmail(dot)com

Tarah Scott said...

Sheri--Highlanders are wild. You just gotta love that. What period of history appeals to me? ROFL. From medieval times to the late nineteenth century.

Donna--I read everything! I love suspense, science fiction and, of course, historical romance!

BLH--As it happens I do collaborate with another author, Evan Trevane. Together, we write as T. C. Archer. However, if I were to choose a famous author that would be Stephen King. Oh boy, who would star in my books? Gerard Butler comes to mind, but I could be biased.

VanillaOrchids said...

Although I've not been reading for enjoyment for more than a few years, I've not read a historical romance where the heroine had killed her husband. I'm curious, how did that idea come to you?

Thank you for sharing the excerpt. I'd definitely love to read the rest! :D

And thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

Pam

divavixenqueen said...

Hi.
Great excerpt.
Have you ever visited any of the places that you've written about

Caffey said...

Love love love the cover and blurb! and thanks so much on the treat of getting to read this excerpt! I love too that this is a series and can expect more MIK! (Men in Kilts). Even with just this excerpt it was great reading Elise's strong and independent traits. Marcus will so have a challenge on his hands! I could so picture him in this excerpt!

I'm following the blog! Thrilled too. Do you have titles yet for the other books? And how are the other books related? More MIK's from the clan or family or? Thanks

Tarah Scott said...

Vanilla--There are several reasons for Elise having killed her husband. One, I wanted her to have a really big secret. Two, I wanted to give her a serious hurdle emotionally in moving forward with any other relationship, and third, the fact that she killed her husband meant that the villain had something with which to use against her legally.

Divavixen--I haven't visited Scotland. I have written about other places, like Arizona where my erotic romantic suspense Hawk and the Cougar is located. I lived in AZ when I was younger.

Caffey--The title of the next book is My Highland Lord, and is about Marcus MacGregor's son. Oh, he's a scoundrel!

Julianne Keller said...

Great excerpt, and a fantastic cover. The cover alone would get me to read the book. What was your inspiration for this book?
luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

heather said...

Hi Tarah, My Highland Love sounds great! I've noticed you have alot of different genres among your books, is there a certain one you like writing best or a genre you haven't written and would like to?

June M. said...

Congrats Tarah on your newest release! My question: Who was the first person you told the first time you got "the call"?
This book looks great!

Diane D - Florida said...

Hi Tarah, I've read two excerpts of this now, and enjoyed both. I want to read the complete book so very much now. I think that all avenues of questions have been asked. I will just say then that you've managed to hold my interest. It takes a lot to do that to me.

dpd333 (at) aol dot com

Seyma Bennett Shabbir said...

My Highland Love sounds great!What is your inspiration? How do you pick the names?
seyma_bennett@hotmail.com

Tarah Scott said...

Julianne--When I finally decided to write my first book, I chose to write My Highland Love. I adored Scottish historicals, so that was an easy choice. I wanted to write about a decisive man, one who knew what he wanted and would take it. And when I starting researching time periods I was so struck by the Highland Clearances and the part the MacGregors played in the period that I knew I'd found the basis for my story.

Heather--thanks! I do have a special place in my heart for the writing of historical romance. I get to allow the poet in me more rein there than in any other genre. However, I love the challenged presented in other genres. I have yet to write horror, and I would love to try that genre.

Diane--thank you for the wonderful compliment!

Seyma--I did pick the names. I guess the title worked, as my publisher did not ask me to make any changes.

SdyLion said...

What a sexy cover. What made you choose the time period for this book- were you always into the historical fiction? sdylion(at)gmail(dot)com

Joanne said...

Congrats on the new release. This book sounds fantastic. Can't wait to read it. Is there any genre that you won't write?

e.balinski(at)att(dot)net

Scorpion Queen said...

I love Highlanders! I can't wait to read this!

Cassandra said...

Who or what inspires you the most?
Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
cassandrahicks1989@yahoo.com

susanmp said...

Congrats on your new release!! What other genre are you interested in writing and why?

susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

Tarah Scott said...

SdyLionn--I have always been into historical fiction. ROFL. By the time I was 15, I'd read all of Zane Grey's books--I'm a Texas girl, so you know I had to read those. I then ate up Georgette Heyer who, as we all know, is the queen of historical romance. What made me choose the post Regency era for My Highland Love was the history behind the Highland Clearances. I really wanted to use that as a backdrop for Marcus' character.

Joanne--Thanks so much! Any genre I won't write. Gosh, probably true erotica. I write erotic romance, but true erotica leans more toward the sexual experience and less on the plot. I like good erotica--who doesn't! But I write heavy plots, so would miss that.

Scorpion Queen--Gotta love that name! I love Highlanders too!

Cassandra--Oh boy, what inspires me most? ROFL. Life. It is just everywhere.

Susanmp--I write in other genres, suspense and paranormal. I am a mythology lover, so paranormal was an easy move. I never thought I would write suspense, but it has crept into everything I write. HA! I really love the action in suspense.

Rachel Ringdahl said...

I already love your heroine. I think this book looks like it will be a fabulous read.

How did you get stared writing?

fundinmental said...

Hi. Why did you want to become a writer?

ad0ffae6-78f6-11e1-8cde-000bcdcb5194 said...

Gotta love Scotland, and I found LABYRINTH very entertaining! I'm just curious...do you think you'd be tempted to write m/m someday? Scottish manlove just sounds so appealing to me (or hey, m/m/f is okay, too)...

vitajex(at)aol(dot)com

dusty katt said...

When you're writing is it dress up and go to work or just whatever is comfy?

Chrystina Williams said...

Do you have a schedule when writing or do you just write when you can?

Tarah Scott said...

Rachel--That's a great question! A friend once told me that I didn't choose writing. Writing chose me. She was probably right. I had the bug to write for some time, but I had a toddler and was approaching forty, so really resisted. But when my first story--that's My Highland Love, btw--kept waking me up night after night with scenes rolling around in my head, I finally gave in and wrote my first scene. I was lucky enough to share it with a person who expressed sincere interest, and I was off and running. ROFL. I guess I was pretty much caught at that point.

Tarah Scott said...

Fundimental--ROFL. I don't think anyone in their right mind wants to become a writer. I think we just can't resist. It becomes a true obsession. I have come to believe that everyone needs one good obsession. Life is far more interesting that way. Don't you think?

ad0ffea6--Oh! I'm so glad you liked Labyrinth. I agonized over that book. Write m/m someday. I love good m/m! I honestly don't know where I would start. It's an intriguing idea, though, isn't it?

Dusty katt--Dress up? No ma'am! That's one of the perks of not going into an office. On days I don't work my regular job, I oftentimes stay in my pajamas--at least until my daughter is due to come home. ROFL. I don't know why I care, she's as bad as I am. As soon as she gets home, she's in her pajamas.

Chrystina--I write when I can. My schedule isn't set, so I plan my week down to the minute for my writing time. If I miss a day, I get very cranky. HA!

Tina B said...

Very intriguing excerpt! Loved it! :)
I love Highlanders!!! They are so sexy!
I am not sure what to ask, so, do you outline your stories or do you just have an idea and let it flow?
Congrats on your newest release!! I am definitely adding this one to my TBR.
;)

Shannon Ro said...

What was young favorite book growing up?

Tarah Scott said...

Tina--Thanks! I don't outline early on. When I get an idea, I like to play with scenes before getting serious about plot. ROFL. Usually, about halfway or two thirds through the book, I have to do at least a basic outline so that I'm sure to tie up all plot points.

Shannon--When I was twelve, I love Nancy Drew. By fifteen, my favorite book(s) were Zane Grey, with Riders of the Purple Sage as one of the top dogs. When I discovered Georgette Heyer--well, I was in heaven.

andieleah said...

What is your favorite genre to write?
andieleah78@gmail.com

marta chausée said...

Where do you scout your models for your covers? That really IS a sizzling cover!

Thank you for the contest-giveaway. Smart move. The excerpt is tasty.

Beth Gallinger said...

I don't have any questions. I just wanted to say thank you for the book and giveaway! (Beth Gal)

Louise James said...

Hi Tara! Great giveaway. Thank you.
Do you write under another pen and a different genre? So many authors are doing this nowadays.

Carin said...

Can the guy on the cover come play? Carin

Louise James said...

Oops Tarah - I meant. Need more coffee. LOL

Lindsey Brookes said...

Can't wait to read this one! I LOVE highlander books!

Kara Lee Lovell said...

I can't wait to read it. I won TC Archer Trouble at the Hotel Bana Ghanoush it was great.

I alsp love Highlander books. Did I see that this is a series? If it is how many are in the series? How many will be?

Tarah Scott said...

Andieleah--That's a tough question. I began by writing historicals, so they're definitely my first love. I really do like the action of suspense as well. ROFL. Well, I've managed to combine that in my hsitoricals as well. So maybe that's the best of both worlds?

Marta--That cover model was chosen by the cover artist, Reese Dante. Isn't he just yummy?

Beth--You're very welcome. Good luck!

Louise--ROFL. I need more coffee too. I do write under another name, T. C. Archer, which is actually a collaborative name for myself as Shawn M. Casey and the very talented Evan Trevane. We write romantic/erotic sci fi, and romantic suspense and paranormal suspense.

Lindsey--Thanks! I hope you love this one as well.

Kara Lee--Wasn't that book so much fun? HA!! Evan and I had a great time writing Trouble at the Hotel Baba Ghanoush. Yes, you did see that My Highland Love is a series--the Highland Lords series. Right now I have two more planned, the first of which is finished in draft and features Kiernan MacGregor as the hero--he's the son of Marcus MacGregor, the hero of My Highland Love

Jean MP said...

Love the cover, can't wait to read this story. When you write to you like quiet or do you listen to music?

Patches said...

Love the write up.
Do you ever just go to public place and people watch to get ideas??

Tarah Scott said...

Jean--I seldom write with music. It gives me way too many ideas. ROFL

Patches--You got it, girl. I do specifically people watch. How about you?

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