24 May 2013

Blast: Highlanders Hope


Happy Friday! I've never been happier to see a Friday. My husband and I decided to repaint the entire house, but since he works through the day and I don't, it's fallen on me to do the bulk of the work. But today is my easy day since we're having kids over tonight. Hooray for sleepovers! Today's guest is Collette Cameron, author of Highlander's Hope. Enjoy!

P.S. The author is offering a fantastic prize! She's got a gift basket with a $20 gift card, chocolates, a cameo, a Highlander's Hope bookmark, teacup and spoon, soaps and a notepad. Make sure to leave your email all over the place on this tour for more chances to win.


BLURB:  

Not a day has gone by that Ewan McTavish, the Viscount Sethwick, hasn't dreamed of the beauty he danced with two years ago. He's determined to win her heart and make her his own. Heiress, Yvette Stapleton, is certain of one thing; marriage is risky and, therefore, to be avoided. At first, she doesn't recognize the dangerously handsome man who rescues her from assailants on London's docks, but Lord Sethwick's passionate kisses soon have her reconsidering her cynical views on matrimony. On a mission to stop a War Office traitor, Ewan draws Yvette into deadly international intrigue. To protect her, he exploits Scottish law, declaring her his lawful wife—without benefit of a ceremony. Yvette is furious upon discovering the irregular marriage is legally binding, though she never said, "I do." Will Ewan's manipulation cost him her newfound love?   

EXCERPT:




She stepped back as he pushed his way into the room, leaving the door ajar. His hair was damp, no doubt from bathing, and the stubble darkening his face earlier was gone. Feet bare, wearing only buckskin breeches and a shirt unbuttoned to the waist, he resembled a pirate—a dangerous, rakish, sinfully handsome pirate.





She sucked in her breath. He oughtn’t to be here, but he’d said he wanted to talk to her, and he had promised to behave.

Yvette’s eyes traveled the path of silky hair from his chest until it disappeared into his waistband. Her stomach flip-flopped. Sweet Lord above. She pressed her hands to her frolicking middle.    Why doesn’t he say something?

A distraction, that’s what she needed. She escaped to the lumpy bed where she had flung her clothing before bathing. She folded and packed the garments into her valise and set it on the floor beside her trunk. She bent to retrieve her bath towel, and peeked side-ways at him from the corner of her eye. He hasn’t moved. What’s he about?

Grabbing the towel, she glanced down and froze. The candles to her left bathed her in a stream of light. She could clearly see the outline of her legs. Her nightwear was almost translucent in the candlelight and gave him a shadowy view of— dear God—nearly everything.

No wonder he hadn’t moved, the bounder.

Standing upright, she held the towel before her, and faced him. “Enjoying the view, your lordship?” she snapped.
    
Ewan still leaned against the doorframe, watching her. “Immeasurably.”


AUTHOR INFORMATION:

A life-long Oregonian, Collette Cameron was born and raised in a small town along the northern Oregon coast. Today she makes her home in a rural community, 30 minutes west of Portland. Her Victorian farmhouse sits on a one-acre certified wildlife habit, interspersed with a plethora of gardens: English, rose, butterfly, rock, water, and of course, vegetable.

A voracious reader of romance since her teens, she even named her daughter after a heroine in her favorite romance novel. An enthusiast of times gone by, and anything related to romance, she writes Historical Romance, with a dash of inspiration, a pinch of humor, and a liberal portion of suspense.

Having dabbled in interior decorating in her youth, Collette returned to school, graduating summa cum laude from Oregon State University, and going on to obtain her Master's Degree in Teaching. She is member of Romance Writers of America, Rose City Romance Writers, The Beau Monde, and Love Faith and Hope, Inc.

Some of Collette's favorite things include unique blends of coffees and teas, trivia, Cadbury Milk Chocolate, inspirational quotes, and scented candles. Her Christian faith, husband, three adult children, and five miniature dachshunds round out her life quite nicely! When she's not teaching or writing, she enjoys amateur photography, bird watching, gardening, interior decorating, rock-hunting, boating or fishing on the Columbia River, and reading.


LINKS:

Book URL: http://smpauthors.wordpress.com/meet-collette-cameron/highlanders-hope-by-collette-cameron/
This is not a "buy" link.

My Links:
Website: http://collettecameron.com/
Blog: http://blueroseromance.com/
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10 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting today.

Catherine Lee said...

He is a bounder! It's a shame that word has fallen out of common use...LOL.
catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

Collette Cameron said...

Thanks so much for hosting me today, Lyndsay!

Karen H in NC said...

Well, it’s Friday. Had fun following you around this week and looking forward to more good stuff next week. Have a great weekend!
kareninnc at gmail dot com

M_Nark said...

LOVE the excerpt ... I like the hero already. mnark111 AT gmail DOT com

Anonymous said...

I'm enjoying the tour! (Have you ever tried the British and Canadian Cadbury bars? Some people prefer the chocolate texture to ours...)

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Shannon R said...

A victorian house on a plot of wildlife, it sounds like you live in the perfect inspiration for a historical romance like this

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Collette Cameron said...

I've tried British and US Cadbury chocolate. British is much better!

Shannon, my shabby chic writing room does inspire me when I write. I used to write in my husband's den. He's a hunter and there are deer heads mounted on the walls. Not very inspiring.

bn100 said...

Nice title

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strawberryrose said...

This is a new genre, new author and a new book for me. I'm so excited. Thank you for a chance to win. I'm not even half way and I think I need to find a fan to cool me off.

strawberryrose@earthlink.net