Giveaway and Review: "Sins of a Highland Devil"

As part of the "Sins of a Highland Devil" blog tour, I have my review and a giveaway of 3 copies of the book, sponsored by Hachette!

"Sins of a Highland Devil"
 by Sue-Ellen Welfonder

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Release Date: Jan 1, 2011

Source: sent by publisher

My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Summary from

The first book in the Highland Warriors trilogy, in which three heroes make a pact to insure that a rival clan does not take over their Glen of Many Legends. At the same time, three women plot to marry these heroes to ensure peace. In SINS OF A HIGHLAND DEVIL, James Cameron is concerned when the King's decree states all three neighboring clans must have a battle to the death in order to lay official claim to the scared Glen of Many Legends. James attempts to make a pact with the heads of the other clans to fight this decree. But he ends up fighting his own fierce desire when coming head-to-head with Lady Catriona of the opposing MacDonald clan, who has her own plan for peace.
My Review:

I loved the supernatural element to the story and Scandia, the ghost, had a much more interesting and romantic love story than Catriona did. However, I did like how Catriona wanted to help Scandia and felt sympathy for her.

For me, this book would have been better if I had liked the hero more and if the story had been more romantic. I just didn't feel like the hero and heroine felt anything more than lust for each other. James kept saying he loved Catriona, but he didn't show it. He always pushed her away when he started to actually feel anything for her.

My favorite character was Rannoch, the mystical deer stag. I especially had a soft spot for Rannoch because the author's note at the beginning told of the inspiration for his character.
Main Characters: 3/5
Supporting Characters: 5/5

Setting: 3/5

Romance: 3/5

Uniqueness: 4/5
Cover: 3/5
Writing: 4/5

Bottom Line: I loved the supernatural characters, including Scandia and the deer Rannoch, but I wanted to see more love between the two leads. 

Hachette books has generously provided three copies of this historical romance for readers of my blog!

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  1. Sounds like a good book. Thanks for the giveaway, I'm a follower.

  2. Great review, Carrie...I totally have a thing for these Highlanders ;)

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  3. Super cool sexy cover of a highlander. *wink*

  4. I love highland type books. Loved the review and I would love to read this book.

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  5. I read some other review, and that person liked Rannoch too. Now I sure got interested what that is all about

  6. Sounds interesting! Would love to enter this contest.


    I am a follower. :)

  7. I'm really looking forward to reading this one.
    nice review.



  8. Looks like a fun read!
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  10. I am a follower and would love to be entered.


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  11. I'd love to read this one. Thanks for the giveaway!

  12. Please include me!!! This sounds like a very good book! Please!

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  13. I am an old follower. Thanks for the chance to win this book.

  14. I'm a GFC follower. I think this book sounds like something I'd really enjoy. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  15. Great review. I love this cover!

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  16. Looks good! I'd love to read it.
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  17. I love books about the Highlanders. Sorry that the hero didn't work out for you though!

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  21. Great contest!


  22. Thanks for the great giveaway. I can't wait to read this book and will share with my daughter.

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  23. This book sounds good. I enjoy Sue-Ellen's writing.

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  27. This sure sounds like a great read even though there seems to be lacking a bit of love.


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