Friday, February 21, 2014

Aloha to Sinful Scots Blog tour with Amanda Scott's THE WARRIOR'S BRIDE and Cara Elliott's SINFULLY YOURS (part 1)


On this day in 1371, Robert II was crowned King of Scotland, thereby establishing the Stewart Dynasty.  He was the grandson of Robert the Bruce.  He died in 1390 in Dundonald Castle .. which happens to be the first castle my family visited in Scotland ... kicking off my love of Alba.



Amanda Scott and Cara Elliott join me in my love affair with Alba.  They are celebrating the release of new historical romances set in Scotland ...

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THE WARRIOR’S BRIDE by Amanda Scott:

Robert MacAulay, heir to a powerful Baron, is known for being a skilled warrior with a strong sense of duty. His respectable reputation, along with his devotion to the king, is why Andrew MacFarlan and hope he'd agree to marry his youngest daughter, Lady Muriella. But for reasons Rob refuses to share, he turns down Andrew's request and vows never to wed. Lady Muriella never wanted to take a husband, but after seeing her two older sisters happily settled, she's beginning to think marriage may have its merits. When she learns that Rob has refused her without even knowing her, she becomes determined to seduce him into changing his mind. Then she will be the one to say no to him. But when she's captured by her father sworn enemy Dougal, both land in more trouble than either had anticipated.

About Amanda Scott:

Amanda Scott is the author of over 60 romance novels and the recipient of the Romance Writers of America's prestigious RITA Award. She lives in Folsom, California, outside of Sacramento. She is a fourth-generation Californian.

Social Media:
amandascottauthor.com
Facebook: facebook.com/amandascottauthor

Buy links for THE WARRIOR’S BRIDE:
Amazon
Barnes and Noble
iTunes

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SINFULLY YOURS by Cara Elliott

After an eventful Season, Anna Sloane longs for some peace and quiet to pursue her writing. Though her plots might be full of harrowing adventure and heated passion, she'd much prefer to leave such exploits on the page rather than experience them in real life. Or so she thinks until she encounters the darkly dissolute-and gorgeously charming-Marquess of Davenport. Davenport has a reputation as a notorious rake whose only forte is wanton seduction. However the real reason he's a guest at the same remote Scottish castle has nothing to do with Anna . . . until a series of mysterious threats leave him no choice but to turn to her for help in stopping a dangerous conspiracy. As desire erupts between them, Davenport soon learns he's not the only one using a carefully crafted image to hide his true talents. And he's more than ready to show Anna that sometimes reality can be even better than her wildest imaginings.

About Cara Elliot:

Cara Elliott started writing Western novels at the age of five. Later she changed her genre to Regency romance after reading Pride and Prejudice. She graduated from Yale University, and she now lives and works in New York City.

Social Media:
CaraElliott.com
@CaraElliott
Facebook: facebook.com/cara.elliott1

Buy Links:
Amazon
Barnes and Noble
iTunes

I am giving away a print copy of THE WARRIOR BRIDE to one randomly selected commenter.  To enter the giveaway,

1.  Dare to share a sinful secret?   I have one ... my lovely friend Nadja sent me Hershey's Kisses with Macadamia Nuts ... available only in Hawaii!

2.  This giveaway is open to all readers.  

3.  Comments are open through Saturday, March 1, 10  pm in Baltimore.  I'll post the winner on Sunday, March 2.

Mahalo,

Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City


43 comments:

  1. Those look yummy!
    My secret - I don't always make my bed or do my dishes every day - shhhh - don't tell!!

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    1. Me, too. Thus, your secret is safe with me!

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  2. Cherry Hershey's Kisses and Cherry M&M's are my sinful secret.

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    1. One of my coworkers recently visited the Hershey resort in PA. She said the gift shop, stocked full of every flavor of Kisses, was too tempting!

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  3. I hate to cook and do any housework. I love M&Ms and Hershey's with Almond candy bars.

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    1. I'm training my kids to clean and my husband cooks, leaving me to eat chocolate!

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  4. Wow, those look really good.

    My sinful secret is I buy myself a box of Sees Candy Chocolate Truffles every year around Christmas as a treat for myself. lol

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    1. I learned about See's Chocolate after reading an interview with Kira Sedgewick after she took the lead role in THE CLOSER. She noted that See's Chocolate soothed the ache of being away from her family in NY.

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  5. My sinful secret - I buy more books than I really should.

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  6. Hmmm, sinful secret? I'm sleep a lot that sometimes, I forget to eat. :(

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    1. Naps are good ... but don't forget to eat! Even if you are not hungry, have something healthy ... then chocolate!

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  7. I have a terrible crush on someone who doesn't know I exist.

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    1. I bet you have a few admirers that you may not they have a crush on you!

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  8. That is a sweet friend you have. Let's see my secret is most people know I don't watch TV but what they don't know is if I had the old movies channel with 30's, 40's, 50's movies I could sit all day and watch them :)
    Lori

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    1. The oldies are the goodies ... and great for a rainy afternoon!

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  9. I like to have potato chips for breakfast.

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    1. Why not? Get the crispy, crunchy, and salty first thing in the morning!

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  10. I like to wake up in the middle of the night and eat cold pizza.

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    1. I love cold pizza ... and I often make a stealthy path at the midnight hour to the fridge where cold pizza is waiting for me!

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  11. You know me and Highlanders! Big secret? Hmmm- nothing as exotic as macadamia nut kisses!

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    1. But the secret is what is under the kilt?!?!

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  12. OMG, Kim! Hershey's Kisses with Macadamia Nuts?? I'm dying over here in California . . . I like Amanda's Highland stories and I'm not familiar with Cara's, but that's changing as I just visited Amazon ... My "sinful" secret? I spend way too much $$ on books! Thanks for this post. jdh2690@gmail.com

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  13. My sinful secret is that I spend way too much time on Facebook. My husband would have a fit if he knew. I love Amanda's books, love highlanders, and would love to read this.

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  14. Mine is that I like to hit the casino with my best friend - I've always loved games of any kind.

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    1. My family played Skipbo tonight ... my kids like to play poker with their dad. I love Scrabble but my family hates it!

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  15. Although I like cookies just out of the oven, frozen cookies are a tasty treat, too.

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    1. I agree with cookies before and after the oven!

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  16. Love those Scottish men!! ;)
    My sinful secret...Alpha men! Food, would be chocolate.

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    1. How about an Alpha Hero feeding you chocolate?

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    2. I didn't even think of that. Lol. LOVE that idea! ��

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  17. I'd have to say my sinful secret is my love for macadamia nuts, but since they are so very expensive now, I 'settle' for cashews....

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  18. I just recently discovered nutella and I skip the dipping and eat it straight off a spoon :P Thanks for sharing!

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    1. OMG ... so do it! Other than the recent arrival of the Hawaiian treats, I don't keep chocolate in the house. But hubby had a two for one coupon for Nutella ... and it soothes the stress away!

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  19. My sinful secret is that I'll buy chocolate chip cookie dough to bake for my hubby and me. We are both chocolate addicts. But, I also will hide a little bit of the dough in the fridge, and eat it all myself!

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  20. I buy chips and/or cookies and hide the stash from the family so I won't have to share. Shh...

    Marcy Shuler

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  21. Glad you enjoyed your package from Hawaii. Would you believe my secret that I have yet to actually buy Mac Nut Kisses for myself? I always buy them for other people :-)

    Aloha.
    Nadja

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  22. My sinful secret is that I will read a book instead of doing housework.

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