Never-ending adventures of a romance writer…

shell on beach LBI 2016A walk on the beach got me upset. It started off wonderful, a beautiful, warm, sunny day and early enough that there were no crowds. I had just come across the shell in this pic and was about to pick it up when Dawn (heroine from my Highlander Trilogy) popped into my head. Her hands gestured quickly, warning me not to pick it up. That some things are best left as they are. Clearly, there was much more she wished to say and I plopped down on the sand to communicate the best I could with my heroine who had no voice.

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King’s Executioner & King’s Warrior info

DonnaFletcher_TheKingsExecutioner_200pxGrab your copy now of The King’s Executioner before the release of book 2, The King’s Warrior in September.

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I’m giving away three advanced reading copies of the The King’s Warrior before release date. To enter to win, go here.

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Question…about Cree & Dawn

Highlander Unchained picQuestion… I walked along the beach this morning to clear my head and get out in the sunshine since I’ve been buried inside writing. I wasn’t surprised that one of my Highlanders joined me, though I was surprised to see it was Cree.

After saying what was on his mind, he suggested I pose a question to all of you.
Cree says there is a dangerous mystery brewing and he knows Dawn is going to jump head first into it. He believes it will take time to figure it all out and that he will have his hands full keeping Dawn out of harm’s way. So he proposes I write a full length book as soon as I can fit it into my schedule.

So, do you agree with Cree? Would you all like a new full length novel about Cree & Dawn?

Th continuing adventures of a romance writer…

DonnaFletcher_TheKingsWarrior_200My hero spent a good portion of the day telling me that he needed a scene where he could run into battle completely naked. Why, I asked, would you do that while my mind went crazy imagining the scene? I’m a Pict he told me and Picts sometimes fight naked.  The Picts were the forefathers of the Highlanders and were known as the Painted People, due to their many tattoos. So, you can imagine what my mind was conjuring.

I went back and checked my research and sure enough he was right or so it was believed. I wondered if it was because they were so scantily dressed that the Picts were considered naked by foreign invaders. But who was I to argue with my hero and just the thought of such a scene…well I just had to give in to him. Of course I had to write and rewrite the scene to get it the way he wanted it, but I had a grand time doing so. You’ll be able to read it in The King’s Warrior, available in September. Oh, naturally the heroine was also in the scene…and she saw everything! 🙂

Look for further adventures of a romance writer coming your way!

Win more than 50 historical romance books plus a Kindle Fire

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The Adventures of a Romance Writer

tired womanAdventures of a romance writer…I realized at 3am this morning that my characters control my sleep. The hero, I’m presently involved with (ohhh that sounds romantic, I should be so lucky) woke me to let me know he wasn’t pleased with the last scene I wrote about him.

One other time a hero wouldn’t let me get any sleep (another I should be so lucky moment) until I changed a chapter I had just finished. He did not like what I did with his character, insisted he would never, ever act that way.

Then there was the heroine who, at 6am, decided it wasn’t working between her and the hero (copious tears shed until we worked it out). And let’s not forget the new heroes and heroines who pop up and insist on waking me out of a sound sleep to tell me their stories. (I do have a lot of people in my bed. No wonder I never get any sleep.)

Back to my present hero, who insists he will not leave my side until I get that scene right even if it takes all day (another I should be so lucky moment). 🙂

Ahhh the adventures of a romance writer…to be continued!

Win a copy of The King’s Warrior before it’s released!

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I’m thrilled to reveal the cover of The King’s Warrior, 2nd book in The King Pict Series. Tentative release date September.

To celebrate I’m giving away three advanced reading copies of The King’s Warrior before it’s release date, leave a comment here and you’ll be entered. The three winners will be chosen and notified and posted here just before the release date.

Watch for excerpts starting in August!

A big thank to Kim Killion for another fabulous cover!

Highlander’s Rescue A Cree & Dawn Short Story Available Now!

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DonnaFletcher_HighlandersRescue200Cree and Dawn are about to depart on their much delayed journey to see Cree’s sister, Wintra. Dawn hopes they arrive in time so she can be there for Wintra when she delivers her baby. To their surprise, Torr, Wintra’s husband, arrives looking for his wife. It seems Wintra left home just before a snowstorm hit and though he followed after her when he found out she was gone, the blinding snowstorm forced him to take shelter.

Torr is mad with worry for his wife. Cree is ready to beat Torr for not keeping his sister safe, and Dawn attempts to calm both men as the three wonder…where is Wintra?

Celebrating Cree & Dawn!

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Highlander Unchained picTime to celebrate! The 4th Cree & Dawn short story, Highlander’s Rescue, will be released in June. To celebrate, the two books that introduce the memorable couple, Highlander Unchained and Forbidden Highlander, are on sale for $2.99 each. Highlander Unchained continues in Forbidden Highlander. So if you haven’t read about Cree & Dawn yet, here’s your chance.

Sale ends May 31, 2016.

 

 

 

The infamous warrior Cree is paraded before the village Dowell and though shackled and wounded he walks with arrogant pride, meeting all the curious and fearful stares of the villagers with a fierceness that has them quickly turning their heads away, all but one woman.

Dawn cannot keep her eyes off the captured warrior, though tales of his exploits suggests he’s more devil than man. When his eyes meet hers, she wonders if the notorious tales are true for only the devil himself could be that sinfully handsome.

Dawn is summoned by the liege lord Colum and ordered to tend Cree, in all ways possible, while he awaits his fate, and please him she must or suffer the consequences. Colum laughs when he issues his orders. He’s sending not only a plain woman to please the mighty warrior in his final days, but one he’ll find no pleasure with. After all, what man wants a woman who cannot utter a sound.

But no shackles can hold Cree and when he breaks free he returns to claim the voiceless woman who found a way into his silent heart.

Highlander Unchained available at: Kindle, Nook, Kobo, itunes.

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