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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

#Spotlight & #Giveaway: Just in Time for a Highlander by Gwyn Cready

A new time travel romance set in the Scottish Highlands is coming your way! 



21897474Just in Time for a Highlander 
(Sirens of the Scottish Borderlands #1)
by Gwyn Cready
Mass Market Paperback, 320 pages
Expected publication: February 3rd 2015 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN 1492601934
It's tough being a woman in a man's profession, especially for Abby Kerr, the unexpected chieftess of Clan Kerr. Loathe to marry but in need of a strong arm, Abby wishes for a Scots warrior and gets . . . Duncan, the historical reenactment hobbyist.

Wall Street Impresario Duncan MacHarg isn't bad with a fencing foil, but he's no Highlander. When a misdirected spell plucks him from the 21st century, he lands in 1705 Scotland at the feet of the fiercest woman he's ever laid eyes on...


Excerpt:

“Undine, do you see what your magic has wrought?” Abby stabbed a finger in Duncan’s direction.

The woman gave him a full look and her eyes widened. “Oh. Oh, dear.”

“What magic?” Duncan demanded.

Undine regarded him thoughtfully. “He’s handsome, at least. And tall. That could be useful. But that hair…”

“If I wanted handsome, Rosston would certainly do. He at least wields a real sword.” She took Undine by the elbow and turned her away from Duncan. “The poor man appears to have no skills beyond his fists,” she said in a lowered voice. “And I think he’s addled in his head—like Hal the sheep shearer.”

“What were you thinking?” Undine demanded.

“What was I thinking?! ’Twas your herbs.”

“I mean when you opened the paper.”

“I didn’t open the paper. It was shot out of my hand.”

“All of it?!” Undine paled.

“Except for the part that flew in my mouth.” Abby wiped the back of her hand across her tongue and made a sharp sound of disgust. “It tasted like burnt groats.”

Duncan had had enough of being ignored. “What herbs? What magic? What are you talking about? Did you bring me here?”

Undine considered. “You could try to make do with him.”

“Make do?!” Abby cried. “You make do with him! Can’t you see this is the last thing I need with the clans right now?” She pulled herself onto the horse. “You need to get rid of him.”

The “get rid of him” made Duncan’s stomach tighten. “No. Wait—”

“Abby?” a voice called from beyond the trees. “Abby, are you there?”

“Oh, God help us, it’s Rosston.” Abby gave Duncan a warning look. “Don’t say another word.”

“No!” Duncan grabbed her pommel. “I want to go home! Send me home! I don’t know what you two witches have done.”

“Silence, you fool.” She jerked the reins in an effort to keep the beast from lurching. The arrow fell from her bow.

A kilted clansman crested the rise.

“You, there!” Duncan called to the man. “Help me. These women have—”

Duncan felt a thwack on the head, and the world went dark.




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4 comments:

Janice Hougland said...

If I could travel back in time I want to go exactly where Duncan went, and where Claire went in Outlander. Scotland. I know there will be vast differences between then and now, especially with regards to hygiene and toilets (haha) and violence in everyday life, but I would love to be there in person anyway. Thanks for such an interesting question! jdh2690@gmail.com

lindalou said...

If I could go back in time, I'd go back to Scotland ... Thanks for the giveaway!

Anita Yancey said...

If I could travel back in time I would go to Montana during the 1800's. Thanks for having the giveaway.

Gwyn Cready said...

I'd like to go to Duncan's time, too. For a day. That's about as long as I'd last without a blow dryer.