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Fifty Shades of Plaid – or why Lizzie loves a kilted hero

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Very excited as my paperbacks should arrive today and I am on countdown until the book launch on Monday 6th July.

Originally posted on New Romantics Press:

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I’ve always loved romantic heroes, be they highwaymen, pirates, Regency bucks or men in kilts.

I think the element of ‘costume’ removes the hero from the real world and transports both him and the reader into the realm of fantasy. The costumed hero is, generally, aristocratic – and while he does not have to work to earn his daily crust, he often has emotional scars which only the heroine can heal. And, in the case of men in kilts, there is the additional tease of whether or not they’ve gone ‘commando’ beneath their kilt, in true Scottish fashion.  So, while I loved the Wicked Lady, Frenchman’s Creek and the Scarlet Pimpernel, my favourite books and movies are Scottish-themed.

Master of Ballantrae         kidnapped

My interest began as a child in Scotland, reared (courtesy of Saturday morning cinema) on the exploits of highlanders featured in such movies as Rob…

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SCOTCH ON THE ROCKS – available for pre-order.

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Yay. The day I’ve been dreaming of this since I started writing Scotch on the Rocks just over a year ago. Not quite publication day, but close.

I’ve loved writing this book and I owe a big debt to my writer and non-writer friends who have read it, commented and made suggestions along the way. Writing this novel has involved at least two research trips to Scotland (it’s a dirty job – what can I say?!) and hours spent pouring over catalogues of men in kilts. I have to thank Dr Nick Fiddes of http://www.scotweb.co.uk who so generously allowed me to use one of the images from his website. Sorry I had to decapitate the poor laddie.

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 Scotland, is a dreamy, mystical place and the further north one travels the more one feels it. It’s as if its situated smack in the middle of the biggest ley line on earth. Even though we were blasted by wind and rain in May during my research trip, I’m keen to go back again. If you’re wondering why I feel so drawn to this land and the people who live in it, read my upcoming blog – FIFTY SHADES OF PLAID. Who needs grey when they can have tartan? Ok, down to the business in hand.

Here’s the blurb for Scotch on the Rocks . . .

SCOTCH ON THE ROCKS – Where the men are men and the women are glad of it!

ISHABEL STUART is at the crossroads of her life.

Her wealthy industrialist father has died unexpectedly, leaving her a half-share in a ruined whisky distillery and the task of scattering his ashes on a Munroe.  After discovering her fiancé playing away from home, she cancels their lavish Christmas wedding at St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh and heads for the only place she feels safe – Eilean na Sgairbh, a windswept island on Scotland’s west coast -where the cormorants outnumber the inhabitants, ten to one.

When she arrives at her family home – now a bed and breakfast managed by her left-wing, firebrand Aunt Esme, she finds a guest in situ – BRODIE. Issy longs for peace and the chance to lick her wounds, but gorgeous, sexy American, Brodie, turns her world upside down instead.

In spite of her vow to steer clear of men, she grows to rely on Brodie.  However, she suspects him of having an ulterior motive for staying at her aunt’s B&B on remote Cormorant Island. Having been let down by the men in her life, will it be third time lucky for Issy? Is she wise to trust a man she knows nothing about – a man who presents her with more questions than answers?

As for Aunt Esme, she has secrets of her own . . .

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Beach Reads Blog Tour 2015 Day 12 #BeachBooks @lizzie_lamb

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more great books to think about from Rosie’s fabulous blog tour. I’m honoured to have taken part in it.

Originally posted on Rosie Amber:

Day 12 of our lovely beach holiday where all we are doing is sitting back with a book or two.

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My guest today is Lizzie Lamb.

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A few lines about my ideal holiday destination where I can sit back and relax with a book

My ideal holiday destination where I can kick back, relax and read a book would be an air conditioned villa whose garden leads on to a tropical beach. That being unlikely in the grand scheme of things, I’ll settle for our caravan on the edge of a Scottish loch in high summer when it is possible to read out of doors without a light until well after 10pm.

The ideal format my choice of book would be available in (for me as a reader) –why?

I spend a lot of time in front of a screen – writing, texting, blogging etc. I have an array of…

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Beach Reads Blog Tour 2015 Day 11 #BeachBooks @june_kearns

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Some great Bach read suggestions from June Kearns. Another great blog post from Rosie Amber

Originally posted on Rosie Amber:

It’s Day 11 of our wonderful book tour holiday, pull up a deck chair and feel the sand between your toes.

June Kearns

Today my guest is June Kearns.

Beach Read Postcard

 

Beach Reads Blog Tour

My ideal holiday spot for relaxing and reading? Cromarty. (From the shipping forecast? Forties, Cromarty, Forth, Tyne and Dogger.) The tiny historic town at the tip of the Black Isle, way up in the north of Scotland has warm seas (Gulf Stream), seals, kites and bottlenose dolphins. The rest of the family can swim, sail, fish, play golf, tennis and everything else that they like to do, while I sit in the sun with a book. Bliss!

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A book I’ve been meaning to read for ages: Love & The Goddess by Mary Elizabeth Coen

I’d already spotted this and admired the cover, but it was the feature on A Woman’s Wisdom Blog that made me fly to the…

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Boot Camp Bride by Lizzie Lamb

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Wow! Love this review – thank you 😊

Originally posted on A Woman's Wisdom - The Book Blog For Lovers Of The Written Word:

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Take an up-for-anything rookie reporter. Add a world-weary photo-journalist. Put them together . . . light the blue touch paper and stand well back! Posing as a bride-to-be, Charlee Montague goes undercover at a boot camp for brides in Norfolk to photograph supermodel Anastasia Markova looking less than perfect. At Charlee’s side and posing as her fiancé, is Rafael Ffinch award winning photographer and survivor of a kidnap attempt in Colombia. He’s in no mood to cut inexperienced Charlee any slack and has made it plain that once the investigation is over, their partnership – and fake engagement – will be terminated, too. Soon Charlee has more questions than answers. What’s the real reason behind Ffinch’s interest in the boot camp? How is it connected to his kidnap in Colombia? In setting out to uncover the truth, Charlee puts herself in danger … As…

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Beach Reads Blog Tour 2015 Day 8 #Beachbooks @GeorgiaRoseBook

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More great authors mentioned on this blog tour – included my Boit Camo Bride. Check out Georgia’s recommendations.

Originally posted on Rosie Amber:

Week 2 and we are well into a holiday mood, with our reading.

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Today’s guest on the Beach Reads 2015 Blog Tour is Georgia Rose

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Beach Reads Blog Tour

I’d like to thank Rosie for inviting me on this tour. I imagine this is what it feels like to be chosen to go on Desert Island Discs and as it’s likely to be the closest I ever get to that I’m treating it the same and much like the choices there these have been hard to make – I didn’t think about that when I eagerly said yes! As an author Rosie has said that I can choose one of my own to promote but in an effort not to do an Elisabeth Schwartzkopf from the Roy Plomley era I shall not, though I will add that I do believe mine would make great beach reads and you can find out…

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Beach Reads Blog Tour 2015 Day 3 #BeachBooks @Alison_Williams #wwwblogs

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Day three of Rosie’s fab blog. Check out these novels x

Originally posted on Rosie Amber:

Whoa! It’s Day 3 of our Holiday! With amazing book suggestions for your own vacation.

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Today my guest is Alison Williams

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I’m very lucky in that my ideal holiday destination is actually where I’m going this year (and where I went last year) – a beautiful restored farmhouse in a secluded valley in the Lot-et-Garonne area of Aquitane in France. I love France – the food, the weather, the people, the attitude to life, and our holidays there are always wonderful. Lot-et-Garonne isn’t as well known or as touristy as some other regions in France and yet it is beautiful. I have an incredibly busy life and here I can truly relax, unwind and breathe. And read, of course.

I like to take a mixture of genres and a mixture of formats – some on Kindle because I can read seven or eight books a week when I’m on holiday…

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Guest Blog: Jean Fullerton and Her Writing Life

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We are delighted to welcome the lovely Jean Fullerton to our blog today. We put her on the spot and asked her a few questions about her life as a writer.Jean Fullerton

Tell us all about you

I was born and raised within the sound of Bow Bells in the East End of London and grew in the Jack the Ripper old stomping ground, Wapping and Whitechapel. I’m a District Nurse and have worked in East London for twenty-five years.

My first four novels No Cure for Love,A Glimpse at Happiness, Perhaps Tomorrow and Hold on to Hope were set in Victorian East London and were shortlisted and won various prizes.

Call Nurse Millie, was released in 2013, and All Change for Nurse Millie, a year later. There are also two seasonal novellas, Christmas with Nurse Millie and Easter with Nurse Millie. The third in the series, Fetch Nurse…

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Beach Reads Blog Tour 2015 Day 1 #BeachBooks #MondayBlogs

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Day one of Rosie’s beach reads blog.

Originally posted on Rosie Amber:

Welcome to Day 1 of this two week Beach Reads Blog Tour.

With a heat wave forecast for this week, here in the UK, what better way to start this tour.

Come pull up a deck chair the view is great….we’ll take you on a virtual holiday of books.

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Each day we’ll be hearing from  a guest telling us about their 5  chosen Beach Read books for 2015.

I’m kicking off the tour with my own holiday reads to share with you all.

My favourite destination would be an easy to get to British Beach with a pre-order of sunshine and warmth. I’m not a fan of a long stressful journey. So I might choose an out of the way spot in Dorset, Devon or Cornwall unless I could have a tailor made holiday with door to door private pick-up, priority through the airport, private staffed villa and private beach which I…

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Wednesday Wing…..Just 2 clicks to Twitter and pass on by, is that enough? #WriterTip #wwwblogs

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More great tips from Rosie Amber.

Originally posted on Rosie Amber:

Welcome to my new feature called Wednesday Wing

Rosie's Notebook

Where I’ll be passing on observations, tips and information to readers I’ve made a note of.

Today I’m passing on a tip about sharing posts on Twitter.

I’m the first to raise my hand and admit to BAD HABITS when sharing posts to Twitter.

You know what it’s like, too little time too many posts, posts you feel obliged to share, posts you skim read and hit the “Share” button and move on.

How many of them will just be lingering on you Twitter feed with very little sharing by others?

Here are a couple of tips to help make some of your tweets that you share from blogs look a little different and more eye catching.

Quick Tips to make the Tweet look interesting with very little effort

Turn this tweet– Wednesday Wing…Just 2 clicks to Twitter and pass on by…

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