To celebrate my brand new publishing contract with Lyrical Press, Inc. for my time-travel romance WISHING FOR A HIGHLANDER, I’m giving props to one of my Top Five, who also writes a mean Scot. My Top Five favorite authors are ladies I will drop everything for and run out and buy their new release, go to their readings when they’re in town, stalk–I mean follow them on Twitter and Facebook, and occasionally inundate them with emails telling them how great I think they are.
Karen Marie Moning is in my Top Five. Reading KMM is like getting an aromatherapy massage. It’s like smelling grass and cherry blossoms after a long, cold winter. It’s like eating a salted caramel cupcake after a fasting for a blood-draw. Need I say more?
KMM’s Fae Fever series knocked my socks off. I’ve read the entire series twice and will probably read it again. But today’s excerpts are from one of her Highlander romances, Spell of the Highlander.
Closing her eyes, Aoibheal turned her far-vision outward, analyzing the weft and weck of the fabric of her world. She’d pulled a thread here, tugged a thread there, and the infinitesimal changes she sought had begun. (Kindle Locations 53-55)
“If you are wishing to live, lass,” came the deep, rich purr of a brogue behind her, “best summon me out now.” (Kindle Location 477)
“He will kill you, lass,” rolled the deep Scots burr behind her, “and you know it. You doona ken the same of me. Sure death or a mayhap death, ’tis a simple choice.” (Kindle Locations 507-508)
There were days inside the mirror when he felt he might willingly cut off his right arm for a single deep breath of a peat fire heaped with sheaves of fragrant heather, or a few lungfuls of briny air on Scotia’s wild shore. (Kindle Locations 654-655)
His thoughts both gentled and grew fiercer as they turned toward her. (Kindle Locations 676-677).