To celebrate the release of Black Raven's Lady, I am happy to have Kathleen Harrington stop by for a guest post, and a giveaway of the ebook!
Summary from goodreads.com:This exciting conclusion to the popular Highland Lairds Trilogy features a runaway lass and the laird who will do anything to protect her.
Feisty Lady Raine Cameron has been surrounded her whole life by gossip claiming she is not her father's daughter. Determined to find her true heritage, the dark-haired beauty boards the Black Raven under false pretenses in search of the man who she believes is her father, a man who is also a traitor to Scotland. Only the Black Raven himself stands in her way…
Laird Keir MacNeil has a reputation for being a ruthless and powerful ship captain. On a mission to apprehend Scotland's most wanted traitor, he never expected to see Raine on his ship. Keir vows to keep Raine out of harm's way and return her to her family untarnished. But as his lust for her grows, he must choose between honor and the woman he never expected to desire.
Now, I'd like to welcome Kathleen Harrington to In the Hammock for a guest post!
Love on the High Seas by Kathleen Harrington
I’ve always enjoyed stories about the sea, tall ships and the men who sail them – from privateers to captains in the British Navy. From the movie featuring the pirate Jean Lafitte – who helped the Americans defeat the English at the Battle of New Orleans – to the books and films about the fictitious Captain Horatio Hornblower.
I’m a great fan of the Aubrey/Maturin Series by Patrick O’Brian. The movie, Master and Commander – the Far Side of the World, starring Russell Crowe, is based on O’Brian’s tales of the Royal Navy’s adventures on the high seas. And of course, I mustn’t forget to mention Johnny Depp’s portrayal of Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean.
(One of my secret fantasies has been to live in the days of the sea-rovers and spend my life on a tall ship with its handsome captain. Shh! Don’t tell anyone, okay?)
While researching the history of Scotland during the reign of King James IV, I came across the lives of three brothers who were ship captains, and I grew intrigued with their true story.
The Bartons sailed with letters of marque and reprisal signed by their king for the purpose of protecting Scottish merchantmen from pirates. The intrepid brothers were so successful in capturing prizes of war, which were sailing under English, Flemish, and Dutch flags, that the king of England put a price on their heads.
I knew I wanted to write a story about three half-bothers who sailed their own ships, carrying orders from King James IV to protect the sovereignty of their monarch and country.
And so the trilogy of the Highland Lairds evolved…
The eldest brother, Rory MacLean, is the hero of Book One, THE MAC LEAN GROOM. The story takes place in the Highlands, where Rory is given his reluctant bride, Joanna Macdonald, as a reward for his victories at sea.
In the second book, LACHLAN’S BRIDE, the middle brother is sent to England to escort Lady Francine Walsingham to Edinburgh. The moment Lachlan MacRath lays eyes on the enchanting widow, he’s intent on her seduction.
In the third book, BLACK RAVEN’S LADY, I focus on Laird Keir MacNeil, who’s been given command of a royal squadron and orders to put down an insurrection sweeping the Hebrides. The heroine, Lady Raine Cameron, wangles her way aboard Keir’s ship, the Black Raven, with the secret goal of finding her birth father. The backdrop of life onboard a warship sailing into a rebellion provides the excitement of sea battles, castle bombardments, and ferocious storms – along with scenes of humor and intimacy.
While Keir fights his sensual attraction to Raine – an utterly hopeless endeavor – she’s just as intent on keeping her secret quest from him – and the meaning of her visions to herself. For Keir scorns the belief in magic of any kind, while Raine is steadfast in the knowledge that she has the gift of Second Sight. Yet a moonlight visit to the enchanted Stones of Calanais will ignite the simmering passion between them and nothing will ever be the same again.
BLACK RAVEN’S LADY, an Avon Impulse Imprint, is an October 21st release. Thank you for inviting me to share my thoughts with your readers. I can be reached in the following places:http://www.avonromance.com/author/kathleen_harrington
GIVEAWAY RULES: The publisher has generously provided an ebook copy of "Black Raven's Lady" for a lucky reader of my blog!
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- Ends Nov 7Thanks to everyone for entering! Good luck!