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Adventures 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!
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!
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Cree 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?
Time 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.
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Release of the 4th Cree & Dawn short story ……. Highlander’s Rescue. Look for more details coming soon and a brief excerpt!
Cover reveal for The King’s Warrior, book two of The Pict King Series. You don’t want to miss this!
There’s no way to be a perfect mother
and a million ways to be a good one! ~~Jill Churchill
Wishing Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers and those who mother!
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Highlander’s Rescue A Cree & Dawn Short Story #4 A June release!
Cree 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 just before a snowstorm hit and though he followed after her when he found out she was gone, the blinding snow forced him to take shelter.
What happened to Wintra?
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Highlander’s True Love…the first Cree & Dawn Short Story to follow the Highlander Trilogy.
With the birth of the twins, Cree and Dawn have been busy and longing for some private time together. When it appears they just may finally have it, Cree is summoned to the Great Hall. He is not only angry that his time with his wife has been interrupted, but that a woman demands to see him. Cree grows more annoyed when he discovers the woman has a lad of two years with her and she claims the lad is his son.
The situation worsens when Cree tells the woman that he does not remember her and that he would certainly not forget someone as beautiful as her. He does not realize that Dawn is standing behind him.
Is the woman telling the truth? Is the lad Cree’s son? If not, then who is she and what does she want with Cree? And what will Dawn do if the lad is Cree’s son?
Problems abound for the pair and it will take true love to see them through the ordeal.
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I thought some of you might like to know a little something about the Picts, a tribal people who occupied Scotland when it was known as Alba. Many thought them savages because of their numerous tattoos, the reason they were referred to as the “painted people’. As more facts are unearthed about them through archaeological digs, findings show that the Picts may have had a more established society.
They left behind many “picture stones” carved with mysterious symbols that are found throughout Scotland today. Many of the Celtic crosses are also considered Pict stones, since after the fifth century most of the Picts converted to Christianity.
The Picts have always fascinated me and it was a mythical King that had seven sons who went on to rule the seven provinces of Alba that I based King Talon on. In The King’s Executioner, King Talon makes it clear that the Picts will never die that Pict blood will continue to run in all people throughout the land long after he and his future sons are dead. Oddly enough, DNA tests have shown that many of today’s Scots have Pict DNA in them.
I sprinkled some known facts about the Picts throughout the book, one being that the Picts were believed to go into battle completely naked. You’ll also find a character known as the Giantess. She is based on a Scottish myth, but the majority of what I’ve written about the Picts is from my imagination. Though you never know, maybe its memories I’m truly writing about. 🙂
I hope you enjoy reading about the mysterious Picts, forefathers of the Highlanders.
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