That time of year, by Donna Kauffman + Giveaway!!!
Ah…the holiday season. That time of year when we think of friends, of family, reflect on the year that has past, our hopes of the future…and, you know, wonder if this is the year you’ll finally find out what those hunky Scotsman really wear under their kilts.
What? You have your annual traditions…I have mine!
Having set many books on the bonny shores of my Henderson ancestors’ homeland, Scotland is dear to my heart. And not just because of the Kilt Question…though it certainly adds to the charm! I have visited in the vibrant green of spring, and the dark and windy winter. And loved every single second of it.
My favorite spot is the Isle of Skye, which is like home to me. When I cross the bridge at Kyle of Lochalsh, I feel that I’ve crossed the Sound and stared at the craggy peaks of the Black Cuillins many, many times before.
Skye is sentimental to me in many ways…but this holiday season, it’s especially true, as I get to celebrate the digital release of my very first contemporary single title, THE LEGEND MACKINNON. 3 grand love stories wrapped up in one sweeping tale, delving into Skye’s beauty and it’s ancient mysteries. There are underground castles, Druid doors…and did I mention 3 hunky Scots heroes who aren’t exactly your run of the mill men?
The MacKinnon lads have had an interesting time of it…which, given one is a ghost, one a time traveler, and the last an immortal, is probably understating things a bit.
This book was also my first foray in writing paranormals. Most Scots based romance is historical, so this was an exciting chance for me, a contemporary author, to blend the two together. I loved the freedom, the adventure, the thrill of it. So much so, I wrote four more paranormals for Bantam in the following few years. (And, yes! They are all available in both print and digital download.) I revisited the UK with the second book, LEGEND OF THE SORCERER…Wales this time. (Both in our century…and the 23rd!) I came back again with my fifth and last paranormal…THE CHARM STONE, this time set on a Hebridean Island off the western Highland coast…not too far from Skye.
With more than 50 titles out there now, the books I’ve set in Scotland have been amongst those my readers claim are their all time favorites. THE LEGEND MACKINNON easily sits at the top of that list. I get letters from readers who say they’ve worn out their copy from re-reading it. (The best thing you can say to an author!) Now, with the digital release, you can read and re-read to your heart’s content.
Do you have a favorite comfort read? The one you go back to time and again?
And…have you ever wondered what those hunky Scots lads wear under their plaids? Give LEGEND MACKINNON a try and find out how the MacKinnon lads deal with that drafty issue.
Happy Holidays! Remember, 5 winners are chosen to win a random free book every week — winners announced on Sunday – good luck!
***Ladies, in my opinion, this series more than rocks! Retailers carrying this series found here – Also, Ebook versions of Donna’s old Loveswepts will be available Fall 2012 so put them on your To Buy Lists, you will love her stories!! Happy Romance, SueG***