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Friday, September 9, 2011

One Year Blogaversary & Giveaway!

Wow, I can’t believe this blog has been up and running for a whole year now and it almost passed me by. LoL When I first started RBtWBC I definitely didn’t foresee it going for more than a few months, let alone a year; or making such great blogging friends! I’m still amazed when I get comments on a post or when authors respond to a request to visit. It can get a little crazy busy sometimes but I hope you all have enjoyed the ride as much as I have! So true to my normal last minute fashion I've thrown together a lil' something to celebrate and I thought we’d do a little themed party with one of my favorite things to read about, HIGHLANDERS!!! Like my cake? 

I thought it would be fun for everyone to build their very own Highlander and those who do can enter to win a *signed* copy of Shadow Highlander by Donna Grant using the rafflecopter below, and I will ship this anywhere so no restrictions!

  • What's your Highlanders name? What does he look like? Does he wield a weapon? What kind? Is he a warrior or a laird? Is your Highlander part of a clan? What are his clan's colors? Does he have any tattoos? Supernatural powers? For bonus points you can post a picture of what your Highlander might look like on Reading Between the Wines FaceBook page!

Here's my guy:
Fabulous artwork by Pickyme

Declan MacLaren (His mother was Irish) Laird and Earl of Lochiel
6’5’’ with longish hair as black as midnight and deep blue eyes so dark they sometimes look black
Clan Arach with the seal of a dragon, clan colors are black and dark blue
Declan carries two broadswords strapped across his back
He is a dragon guardian and can communicate with them telepathically as well as call them to him when in need. He has clan tattoos representing! 

Shadow Highlander (Dark Sword, #5)The Prize: SIGNED COPY
Sent on a dangerous mission into the shadowy world of the Druids, Galen must find a powerful ancient relic to defeat the enemies of Castle MacLeod. But what he discovers is far more powerful—and far more dangerous. A Druid lass whose beauty is as spellbinding as any magic…
Reaghan is the most enchanting woman Galen has even met—and the most enigmatic. She alone is immune to his mind-reading gifts. He alone makes her feel safe and secure. But Reaghan holds a secret power deep inside her that could destroy them both. And if Galen hopes to hold this captivating woman in his arms every night, he must defeat the darkness that draws closer around her every day….
I will also throw in a special Highlander book thong to go with it from my etsy story, Dalla Luna Designs, and some swag!

So create your Highlander and go forth to enter! Rules & such are stated in the rafflecopter below, enter there!


Karen C said...

Just want to wish you a Happy Blogoversary even though I'm not participating in the Build your own Highlander. Hope your blog continues to be successful. Celebrate responsibly now!! :-)

Evie said...

Happy Blogaversary and have a great day!

Jessica ( frellathon ) said...

Congratulations on one year.

Unknown said...

Happy Blogoversary! My highlander is 6'7" has long auburn hair and looks yummy in a kilt and is named James Gavin Campbell.

LorettaLynn//Temprance said...

Congrats on one year!!!

I say
Tall dark and handsum,With green eyes and is about 6'4 :):)


Krystal Larson said...

Congratulations and thank you very much for the wonderful prize!

Di said...

Name: Alexander Gilchrist
Stats: 6'4", Black hair, Blue Eyes
Clan: Laird of Clan Jordan
Plaid: blues, greens w/a touch of white
Powers: can detect presence & truth

Congrats on getting thru a year!

sallans d at yahoo dot com

Carol L. said...

Congrats on your anniversary. Wishing you many more followers and anniversaries.
My Highlander is 6'6, blue black hair to his shoulders with a braid on each side. Light green eyes with a dimple in his chin .He's built like a brick s**t house. :)He has a claymore strapped to his back and his sword at his side. Celtic tattoos around the tops of each bicep. His colors are black,maroon and gray plaid. His name is Ian and Laird of his clan.Clan MacKellen.
Fierce warrior, loving son, brother and lover. Thanks for the opportunity.
Carol L
Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

Mary Preston said...

My Highlander is a Laird. He wields a claymore & a Battle Axe. He is ruggedly handsome & self assured. He wears a kilt & does it justice. He has a wicked smile.


Megan@Riverina Romantics said...

It's been a year already Crystal? Wow! Congrats girl!

June M. said...

My highlander's name is Duncan MacLean, and he is a laird. He is about 6'4" ysll, shoulder length dark brown hair (with auburn & gold highlights). He also has silvery gray eyes. He carries a claymore and is deadly accurate with a dagger. His crest/colors are green and black. That's all I can think of right now.
GFC: June M.
manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

Rhianna said...

Only one year? For all you've accomplished I'd have thought you'd been at it for five! ;)

Here's wishing you MANY more blogiversaries! *hugs*

-- Rhi

Darlene said...

My highlander has long dark wavy hair, green eyes, tanned skin, lean and muscular (but not too muscular), with a fabulous accent! He wields a dagger, and he is a warrior!

Thanks for the giveaway!

darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

Patricia's Particularity said...

My Highlander is my Husband - manly but still dorky with all the raw emotion I need :)

Happy Blogoversary!!

Anita Yancey said...

My highlander would be at least 6'4", have black hair, dark eyes, and very sexy. Thanks for this chance.


Na said...

Happy Blog Anniversary! I adore highlanders and my ideal one is tall (6 feet and up), short-medium dark brown hair, vivid blue eyes. He has strong arms and legs and knows how to protect.

Lisa Richards/alterlisa said...

Congrates on your milestone!
My Highlander's name is "Mac" McDonald.He's 6'8" and has curly ldark brown locks with shocking green eyes. His colors are black and green and OMG what awesome calves that show when he flashes them under that kilt.

alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

SM Patel said...

Happy Blogaversary!

Christina Manning said...


Unknown said...

Yay!! Happy One year to ya!!! You do such a great job on the blog!


Texas Book Lover said...

Happy Blogoversary!

My Highlander would be...

Well over 6' tall with broad shoulders, family tatoos that each son gets when coming of age. Dark hair that is just long enough to run your fingers trough and hold on to. Piercing blue eyes. Oh and and ass that was made to grab!

I do not have access to software to put together a picture! :-(

poisnivyred said...

My highlander is named Caz. He is 6'1 with shoulder length wavy blond hair and blue eyes. He can make women fall at his feet with a song.

Kelsey d

Christine A. said...

Congrats on 1 year.

I do enjoy highlanders- wish I truly had one!
A strong druid,long dark hair, any name, laird of a clan, colors forest green. He has to have an accent!

your1chef at aol dot com

winnie said...

Congrats on the one year anniversary! You do an amazing job with the blog, keep up the great work! :)

Now, my own Highlander:
His name is Calum Macrae, a fierce, 6'6" warrior with shoulder length dark brown hair and piercing blue eyes, whose weapon of choice is a two-handed claymore that he can handle with ease due to supernatural strength!


Mary @SweepingMe said...


My highlander is 6'1 dark brown hair, blue eyes and is sexy as hell in his kilt. He puts the S in Sex! His name is Gavin.

mary_reiss @

books4me said...

Oooooh, a highlander! Duncan is 6'4" and weighs 250 lbs, all muscle. His hair, which comes down to his mid back, is dark red that sparkles with blonde in the sunlight. He usually keeps it pulled back in a pony tail to keep it out of his face as he fights. This warrior carries a heavy sword to fight demons.

Ok, so I'm not an author...but you get the gest...LOL!

books4me67 at

Anonymous said...

Happy Blogaversary! I love your blog and really enjoy all of the posts. Wishing you many more years!

My Highlander -

name: Kieran Kinsley

phyiscal: 6'3 ish, broad shouldered, lean/muscled, ice blue eyes, black hair (shoulder length with various tiny braids scattered in), high cheekbones, square jaw, full lips

personality: rugged, loyal, charming

colors: Green, Blue, Black

pams00 @

Spav said...

He's 6'5'', muscular, with light brown hair and copper eyes.

Yto said...

my highlander would be tall, slightly muscular (not too much), darker hair (brown or black) and he has hazel eyes.