Lexi: It’s fall, there is a new chill in the air. What better way to keep warm than to wrap up in a plaid! Our guest today, Vonda Sinclair, has written some hot highlanders that would be perfect to curl up with on a crisp fall day! Welcome Vonda!
Vonda: Thanks for allowing me to visit with you today, Lexi and Crystal! I agree with you. A plaid-wrapped Highlander would be the best to snuggle up with on a cool fall day or night! LOL Highlanders are used to the cold, unlike me (a thin-skinned American.) Their hot, muscular bodies are probably like heaters.
Lexi: My Brave Highlander is book three in your Highland Adventure series. First, I have to ask. Does Dirk, the hero in My Brave Highlander, really have red hair?
Yes, he does indeed have red hair. Scotland has the highest percent of red-haired people of any other country, so it is reasonable to imagine that some of those hot highlanders must have red hair. Dirk has a fiery, passionate temperament to match, both on the battlefield and in the bedroom. He is one fearsome, battle-hardened warrior. To go with his hair, he has piercing pale blue eyes… a glare from which has made many a man tremble in fear. J
Lexi: How can we resist a highlander like that! And one who rescues a woman out in a snowstorm? That is one outcome of being stranded in a snowstorm that I have never dreamed up, how did I miss that daydream? Did you ever have any knight in shining armor rescues in your daydreams growing up?
Vonda: Absolutely! I used to read fairy tales and tales of King Arthur and his knights when I was growing up. I always wanted a kind-hearted but fiercely protective knight of my own and now I have him! Isobel, the heroine in My Brave Highlander, is very fortunate that Dirk came along when he did to help her get back to shelter during the snowstorm, and to set her broken finger. She’s ready and willing to thank him properly for his help. But Dirk is too honorable to go after what he really wants.
Lexi: Even better than daydreams, seeing places you dream about in person. The pictures on your website of Scotland are beautiful! Are they yours?
Vonda: Yes, one of my absolute favorite things is traveling to Scotland with my husband and taking thousands of photos of the scenery. Almost everywhere you look in Scotland is a postcard view. Who can resist snapping off picture after picture? I love photographing castles nestled in the incredible beauty of the natural landscape, with the mountains and lochs surrounding them, or maybe the cliffs and the sea.
Lexi: Have you met any highlanders that have inspired your fierce heroes? Or maybe your husband is your inspiration (just in case he is reading over your shoulder)?
Vonda: I confess I don’t know any fierce highlander warriors personally but I know a lot of descendants of Scots. My husband is my inspiration for creating heroes who are compassionate, kind-hearted, sexy, protective, fearsome, and who know how to handle weapons like an expert. I recently bought him a Highland dirk (dagger) that he is crazy about. Maybe I should buy him a sword and a kilt!
Lexi: Castles, lochs, or gardens. Whatever inspires you in your Highland series I hope it continues. Congrats on your newest release, My Brave Highlander! Thanks for stopping by!
Vonda: Thanks so much! I enjoyed the visit! I have a question for your readers. Do you enjoy Scottish romance novels and if so, what is it that you find so appealing about them? I’ll be giving away an ebook copy of My Brave Highlander to one commenter.
As Vonda mentioned above, she is giving away one digital copy of My Brave Highlander, to one reader. To enter, just leave a comment on this post answering her question and then fill out the Rafflecopter below. Additional entries are available but not required. Good luck!