WELCOME TO THE BLOG HOP!
2015 was a very exciting year for me. I officially became a published author (and have the awesome book cake to prove it!) and released my first two books with my third, Enchantment of a Highlander, releasing on January 19, 2016.
In writing this series, I discovered something about myself as an author – I love writing tough women. Maybe it’s because of how uncomfortable I was in my own skin most of my life, or maybe it was the way I felt like I’d lost my identity for a few years in the role of being a mother and a wife, or maybe it’s just my personality at its core, but I love the way a capable heroine makes my heart race with empowerment.
My first book, Deception of a Highlander, demonstrated this with my heroine, Mariel Brandon. She’s an English spy whose young brother is held hostage by London’s underlord. In order to save her brother’s life, she must become an assassin if she can’t seduce the information she needs from a Scottish laird. But with her brother’s life on the line and the horror she learns behind the laird’s secrets, can she really kill the only man she’s ever truly loved?
Here’s a quick excerpt I enjoyed writing:
In a halfhearted attempt to attack, he swung his fist in her direction. She caught his hand before he hit her temple and shoved him away with a look of disgust.
“Stop it,” she said dryly.
He studied her movements, waiting for her to engage in an offensive maneuver so he could safely tackle her to the ground and end their mock battle. “Stop what?”
“Stop treating me like a delicate courtier and fight me like a man.” Her leg swung at him.
Kieran palmed her firm calf and swept her standing leg from beneath her so she fell into the soft soil. “Better?” he teased, his hand still fixed against the heat of her shapely leg.
Her eyes slanted up at him with the glint of a challenge. “Much.”
Publishers Weekly said: “Martin’s promising debut sets a dramatic romance…”
Today is the last day Deception of a Highlander is on sale for only .99 (sale only on iTunes and Amazon).
For a chance to win a signed copy of Deception of a Highlander, please comment below telling me why you like reading about tough heroines.
And continue on through the blog tour by going to the following authors sites:
Tamara Gill http://tamaragill.blogspot.com.au
LaVerne Thompson http://isisindcblog.blogspot.com
Barbara Valentin http://www.barbaravalentin.com/
Red L. Jameson http://immortalhistory.com