Tomorrow is the official publication day of Highland Storms, the sequel to Trade Winds, and I’m absolutely thrilled! In some ways it feels like I’ve been waiting ages for this, but in others, the day has come around very quickly indeed.
It’s only just over a year since Trade Winds was published and I was very pleased to be able to continue the story. I hadn’t originally planned on writing a sequel, they just seem to happen with me. I was going to leave Killian and his wife to live their Happy Ever After life, but somehow I couldn’t quite let go. And their baby boy, born all the way over in China, seemed to me to be a fighter – well, he had to be in order to survive a journey like that! Then I began to imagine him as a grown man and what he’d be like, combined with the fact that at some stage, he’d have to take over his father’s Highland estates, and the story took off from there …
I’ve been on a blog tour in honour of Highland Storms and this was meant to be the final stop, but we’ve added a few extra dates as follows, so please stop by if you have a moment:-
7th November – Eliza Knight’s blog www.historyundressed.blogspot.com
10th November – Helen Hollick’s blog http://helen-myguests.blogspot.com/
27th November – Cathie Dunn’s blog http://cathiedunn.blogspot.com/
12th December – The Word Wenches blog http://wordwenches.typepad.com/
In the meantime, to celebrate publiction day, here’s a chance to win a £20 Amazon voucher – just answer the following question – Do you prefer blond men or dark-haired ones and why? (I’d like to know because I had a hard time deciding which of my heroes I liked best – Killian or his son Brice). Competition ends at midnight on Friday 4th November.
Highland Storms – blurb:-
Who can you trust?
Betrayed by his brother and his childhood love, Brice Kinross needs a fresh start. So he welcomes the opportunity to leave Sweden for the Scottish Highlands to take over the family estate.
But there’s trouble afoot at Rosyth in 1754 and Brice finds himself unwelcome. The estate is in ruin and money is disappearing. He discovers an ally in Marsaili Buchanan, the beautiful redheaded housekeeper, but can he trust her?
Marsaili is determined to build a good life. She works hard at being housekeeper and harder still at avoiding men who want to take advantage of her. But she’s irresistibly drawn to the new clan chief, even though he’s made it plain he doesn’t want to be shackled to anyone.
And the young laird has more than romance on his mind. His investigations are stirring up an enemy. Someone who will stop at nothing to get what he wants – including Marsaili – even if that means destroying Brice’s life forever …
To read an excerpt, please click here