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Hot Scots and the Five Reasons Monica McCarty Loves Them

Monica McCarty is no stranger to hot Scottish Men: her Highland Guard series, feature scorching hot Highland warriors who are as deadly with their looks as there are with their fighting skills. Part of Robert the Bruce’s elite secret army in the fight to reclaim his crown, these Highland Guards are prepared for every battle—except for falling in love.   Hot Scots! Five reasons we love those Scottish heroes . . .  There’s no doubt about it, Scotsmen are hot right now. Whether it’s on the pages of a favorite novel or on the TV screen with the recent Outlander craze, we American lasses can’t seem to get enough of those strapping lads in plaid. Sure they are brave, tough, [...]

Book Review – The Raider is Hot! Monica McCarty’s latest release in the Highland Guards

Thank you April from My Book Addiction – great review of Monica McCarty’s Highland Guard series — Hot, Scottish heroes that will make you swoon! Review – MY THOUGHTS: THE RAIDER by Monica McCarty is an exciting Scottish Medieval Historical Romance. #8 in the “Highland Guard” series, but can be read as a stand alone. What a series!! Visit the author’s website for a list of the previous titles. Who doesn’t love those hard, sexy, fierce Highlanders, and these legendary warriors are no different until, that is, that are felled by their traitorous hearts…. Meet, Robert “Raider” Boyd, aka, Robbie, one of Robert the Bruce’s fierce, most formidable, elite Highland Guard warriors and the English Lady who captures his heart [...]

On sale today – The Raider by Monica McCarty #MenInKilts

While you wait for the Outlander movie, wet your whistle with this amazing series – you’ll be glad you did – After consolidating his gains against the enemy English, King Robert the Bruce of Scotland sends his best soldiers to fortify the lawless borders. These legendary warriors of the Highland Guard let nothing come before king and country—except the calling of their heart. Of all Bruce’s elite warriors, Robert “Raider” Boyd is the most formidable. A true patriot whose bare hands are a deadly weapon, Robbie is the fierce enforcer of the Guard, and his hatred of the English has been honed to a razor-sharp edge. But vengeance proves bittersweet when his enemy’s beautiful sister falls into his hands and [...]

Saturday Snippet – The Raider, Highland Guards are Hot!

New on Tuesday – After consolidating his gains against the enemy English, King Robert the Bruce of Scotland sends his best soldiers to fortify the lawless borders. These legendary warriors of the Highland Guard let nothing come before king and country—except the calling of their heart. Of all Bruce’s elite warriors, Robert “Raider” Boyd is the most formidable. A true patriot whose bare hands are a deadly weapon, Robbie is the fierce enforcer of the Guard, and his hatred of the English has been honed to a razor-sharp edge. But vengeance proves bittersweet when his enemy’s beautiful sister falls into his hands and he finds himself fighting temptation—a battle he badly wants to lose. Lady Rosalin Clifford barely recognizes the [...]

5 Star review: The Eclectic Reader loves THE HUNTER by Monica McCarty

Synopsis: The war for Scotland’s freedom continues as King Robert the Bruce battles on. At his command is an elite army of trained warriors, soldiers dedicated to their king, their country—and to the remarkable women they love. Prized for his unbeatable tracking skills, Ewen “Hunter” Lamont accepts a dangerous assignment: locate a missing undercover courier. But this is no ordinary target. Ewen has met his prey before as “Sister Genna,” a fiery, forbidden woman forever etched in his memory after one stolen, sinful kiss. Now that he knows her real identity, he’s more determined than ever to keep her safe. But without the protection of the veil between them, fighting the allure of the beautiful lass may be the toughest [...]

New Release: The Hunter by Monica McCarty + 6 book Backlist #Giveaway

The war for Scotland’s freedom continues as King Robert the Bruce battles on. At his command is an elite army of trained warriors, soldiers dedicated to their king, their country—and to the remarkable women they love. It’s available, THE HUNTER, by Monica McCarty – see what readers are saying: Great book.. one to dive into. It can certainly stand alone but the rest of the series is just as awesome!! ~Shauni, Goodreads

WEEKLY GIVEAWAY: Enter to win a copy of THE HUNTER!

This week we’re giving away 10 copies of THE HUNTER, in which the war for Scotland’s freedom continues as King Robert the Bruce battles on. At his command is an elite army of trained warriors, soldiers dedicated to their king, their country—and to the remarkable women they love. Winners will be emailed this Friday, so enter to win below! As always, you can head over to Romance at Random’s Giveaway Tab, for any giveaway details you might need, and we’ll remind you every day during this week to enter via Facebook and on Twitter. Follow us now so you won’t miss out!

Preview Monica McCarty’s New Scottish Historical, THE HUNTER

The war for Scotland’s freedom continues as King Robert the Bruce battles on. At his command is an elite army of trained warriors, soldiers dedicated to their king, their country—and to the remarkable women they love. Prized for his unbeatable tracking skills, Ewen “Hunter” Lamont accepts a dangerous assignment: locate a missing undercover courier. But this is no ordinary target. Ewen has met his prey before as “Sister Genna,” a fiery, forbidden woman forever etched in his memory after one stolen, sinful kiss. Now that he knows her real identity, he’s more determined than ever to keep her safe. But without the protection of the veil between them, fighting the allure of the beautiful lass may be the toughest battle [...]

Authors share their favorite Holiday movie, what’s yours?

My favorite holiday movie isn’t really a movie, but a “special” (that’s what they used to call such programs back in the day): A Charlie Brown Christmas. No matter how many times I see it, it brings a tear to my eye, and I’m not normally sentimental. I also love the music. I’m pretty sure I watched it the very first time it was broadcast and probably every year since. Now that you can watch it free online, I don’t have to worry that I’ll miss it. —Kara Lennox, Loveswept author of Lana’s Lawman My favorite holiday movie is It’s a Wonderful Life. I’ve been watching it since I was far too young to understand it, and every year that [...]

New Release: The Recruit by Monica McCarty

On Sale Now! About the book: Scotland’s King Robert the Bruce is retaking his kingdom from the invading English. To win, he’ll need all the grit and courage of his elite band of warriors, the Highland Guard, men who fight without fear and love without limits.

The influence of Diana Gabaldon’s OUTLANDER series by Monica McCarty + Giveaway

It’s hard to think of many authors who have had such a lasting influence on a genre, as Diana Gabaldon has had on Scottish fiction, particularly Scottish romance. Her OUTLANDER series helped to spawn an entire sub-genre of Scottish Time Travel Romance, with favorite authors like Karen Marie Moning (who brought me back to romance in the early 2000s), Janet Chapman, Melissa Mayhue, Veronica Wolff and many others. Although OUTLANDER isn’t technically a “romance” (I’d call it Scottish fiction with elements of fantasy, romance and adventure), many romance readers became hooked on the genre after reading it. For many it was their first introduction to Scotland, its rich history, and those oh-so-sexy lads in plaid. Count me among them.

On Sale Today!

Forbidden by Jacquelyn Frank (On Sale 10/30) The unexpected happens in an instant. On her way to work, secretary Docia Waverley hurtles into a crashing crossroads, and she quickly begins to suspect that things will never be the same. Then, when a tall, blond, muscular stranger intervenes on her behalf, telling her it is his duty to protect her at all cost, what is just a feeling turns to proof positive. That is, as long as Docia’s savior doesn’t turn out to be a crazed kidnapper. The Recruit by Monica McCarty (On Sale 10/30)

Book Trailer Bonanza! Pick your favorite & you may pick the winner . . .

Wikipedia defines book trailers as this: A book trailer is a video advertisement for a book which employs techniques similar to those of movie trailers to promote books and encourage readers.[1] These trailers can also be referred to as “video-podcasts”, with higher quality trailers being called “cinematic book trailers”.[2] They are circulated on television and online in most common digital video formats.[3] Book trailers can be comprised, of but not limited to, actors performing scenes from the book akin to a movie trailer, full production trailers, flash videos, animation or simple still photos set to music with text conveying the story.[4] This differs from author readings and interviews, which consist of video footage of the author narrating a portion of [...]

Romance Author Recommends: Monica McCarty’s bookshelf

If your bookshelves look anything like mine, they are stacked high with books “to be read.” When I first got my kindle, I had high hopes of managing that daunting “TBR” pile. Instead, I’ve just doubled the problem, adding an overflowing virtual shelf to the one in my bedroom. Sigh. I’ve come to accept that I will never catch up. So in that long queue, here are my five most recent reads (you’ll notice no historical romances, as I’m currently writing the seventh book in my Highland Guard Series, THE HUNTER, and I tend to avoid in-genre reading while I’m writing. I gorge between books): 1. Gone Girl: A Novel by Gillian Flynn. The book everyone is talking about for [...]

Download a free preview of THE RECRUIT by Monica McCarty

If you can’t resist a Scottish historical, you certainly won’t be able to resist Monica McCarty’s spicy hot Highland Guard series. The latest, The Recruit goes on sale October 30, but here’s an early sample to tide you over . . .

Read these wonderful historical romances—new from Mary Balogh and Monica McCarty

Gwendoline, Lady Muir, has seen her share of tragedy, especially since a freak accident took her husband much too soon. Content in a quiet life with friends and family, the young widow has no desire to marry again. But when Hugo, Lord Trentham, scoops her up in his arms after a fall, she feels a sensation that both shocks and emboldens her. Hugo never intends to kiss Lady Muir, and frankly, he judges her to be a spoiled, frivolous—if beautiful—aristocrat. He is a gentleman in name only: a soldier whose bravery earned him a title; a merchant’s son who inherited his wealth. He is happiest when working the land, but duty and title now demand that he finds a wife. [...]

The Viper by Monica McCarty

10/18 – 20, Check out AS THE PAGE TURNS BLOG & Win: Prize Detail • Today’s (10/18) leave a comment under todays post and THREE readers of the blog will be entered for a chance at a copy of The Viper • On (10/19) leave a comment under tomorrows post TWO readers of the blog will be entered for a chance at all the books in the Highland Guard series to date (The Chief, The Hawk, The Ranger and The Viper) • On (10/20) leave a comment under Thursdays post and ONE reader of the blog will be entered for a chance at all of Monica McCarty’s books. On sale October 18, 2011 The war for Scotland’s sovereignty rages on—as [...]