Highland Yearning by Dawn Ireland #review #giveaway #bewitching

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Highland Yearning

The Mackay Saga

Dawn Ireland

 

Genre: Highland Time Travel (set in 1775)

 

Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing

 

Date of Publication: July 20th

 

ASIN: B01FMX5KXG

 

Number of pages: 167

Word Count: 70,000

 

Cover Artist: Fiona

 

Book Description:

 

Caden Mackay would never bed a Sutherland, let alone marry one. Bloody hell, what had possessed his twin brother to propose to one of the she-devils? And what is Caden to do with the Sutherland beauty who appears, as if by magic, in his library? The defiant intruder is the enemy, but she is unlike any woman Caden’s ever known, and her tantalizing curves and wide green eyes could tempt a monk. He must devise a way to stop the wedding. But can he stop the desire that makes him long to make Ariel Sutherland his own?

 

Ariel’s life had never gone the way she’d hoped, but ending up in eighteenth century Scotland was a stretch, even for her. If not for her dog, Scruffy, she might have thought she’d walked into a romantic daydream. Especially since the object of her desire appears to be entirely too virile. But can she find her way back to her time, before her too-handsome Highlander makes her believe that love can conquer in any century?

 

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Highland Yearning-Excerpt

 

Caden turned to his cousin. “We’ll search the windows above. By now the coward has fled, but we may yet find something to unmask our would-be assassin. Then we’ll attend to your urgent matter.”

He drew Ariel aside far enough that Ian couldn’t hear them. His expression screamed, I’d rather fight a dozen well-armed warriors than be in debt to a Sutherland. “Thank you for . . .” He simply stared at her.

“Saving your life?” She waited. Nothing. “Kissing you?” She raised her eyebrows. “Just trying to fill in the blank here.”

He blanched, but then heat filled his eyes. “Aye.”

“Well, one of us had to take the bull by the horns.” Okay, best not to dwell on that image. “I mean, I was curious. I wanted to kiss you. No big deal. It was just a kiss.”

“Aye.”

“Will you stop agreeing with me.”

His smile was genuine and she felt it to the tips of her toes. Good heavens, the man had charisma.

“I’ve nae had a woman who wanted me to disagree with her.”

“Well, I’m not like most women.” That was true enough. She’d never done the ‘let’s talk about boys, clothes and makeup thing’ with a group of girls. Somehow, she’d never fit in.

He smiled down at her. “Aye.”

“There you go, agreeing again.”

“Perhaps it’s because you make yourself so agreeable.”

She couldn’t contain the laughter that burst from her lips. “Really?” The word came out between gasps. “Oh, I wish you could have been there to tell my teachers. Not that they’d believe you. They thought I questioned everything.”

“Then they didnae ken you.” His brows drew together. “I believe the stone was meant for me, but just in case, I want you to take care.

Her laughter died. “Why would anyone want to kill me?”

“Have you offended anyone aside from Ranald, the Countess or Robertson since I met you?”

“I don’t-So, I speak my mind. Is there a law against that in this century?”

“No. And I prefer plain speaking, but I’m nae most men.”

“No, you’re not.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

review

What could be more perfect than a Highland Clan leader and a modern descendant of their most hated enemies?  The two are attracted to each other but can’t breach the chasm of their births.

A lovable heroine, a handsome clansman, a haughty child-countess and a rascally little terrier make for excitement and plenty of tension.  As an independent reviewer for Romance Authors that Rock, I give this one 4.5 hearts.  I just wanted it to be longer!!!

Not available on Amazon yet

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1703298261

 

About the Author

 

“Once Upon a Time” are four of Dawn’s favorite words, because she never knows where they will lead. She writes stories to remind herself that even though things may seem bleak, there is always the possibility of a “Happily Ever After.” If along the way she makes readers smile, cry or see the magic in their everyday lives, then she’s done her job.

 

Dawn’s written several award-winning novels set in Georgian England and the Highlands – an era filled with rules and intrigue. Her characters often defy “Society” as they pursue love, run away, pursue, run away – well, you get the idea.

Then again, she might write romance in order to do the research. What other profession encourages you to sit in the audience at Harlequin’s Male Model search, and take notes, or just sigh?

 

When she’s not writing, Dawn may be found singing, gardening, learning to play the harp or wood carving. She lives in a Victorian home in Upstate New York with her husband and very independent cats.

 

Dawn hopes you’ll read her books, and together you’ll bring to life characters that aren’t perfect, but have a story to tell.

 

www.dawn-ireland.com

 

www.authordawnIreland.wordpress.com

 

www.smpauthors.wordpress.com

 

www.Twitter.com/AuthorDIreland

 

www.Facebook.com/DawnIrelandAuthor

 

www.writeblogconnect.wordpress.com

 

 

Tour giveaway

 

5 ebooks- winners may choose from Highland Sons, Love’s Guardian or The Perfect Duke.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted on July 20, 2016, in Paranormal Romance & Author's That Rock. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. I’m looking forward to reading this book soon. It sounds and looks awesome 😊

  2. I’m so glad you liked Highland Yearning. I really did have fun writing this one:) I appreciate the time you took to read the story and the effort you put into hosting me on your blog!!! Have a Magical Night! Dawn Ireland

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