Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Blog Tour & Giveaway of Sins of a Highland Devil by Sue-Ellen Welfonder

I was excited to learn about Sue-Ellen Welfonder's new Highland Warriors trilogy. The first in the series, Sins of a Highland Devil (Highland Warriors) came out on Jan. 3, 2011.

Sins of a Highland Devil (Highland Warriors)

The blurb:
The king has ordered three clans to battle to the death: The one left standing will reign over the Glen of Many Legends.  James Cameron, known throughout the Highlands as "The Devil," leads his men with ruthless determination.  He knows no weakness -- until a headstrong, flame-haired beauty from a rival clan tempts him to abandon his ironclad loyalties.

Catriona MacDonald's past encounters with James have proved that ladies who play with fire can get scorched.  But her brush with this devil leaves her burning to feel his touch once more, even though the fierce warrior is her sworn enemy.  Now "The Devil" must fight for his family, his honor, and his very life. . . even as he surrenders to his desire to possess Catriona at any cost.

Sins of a Highland Devil lays the foundation for what will certainly be a fun romantic trilogy.  We meet all three romantic leads and each character comes across distinct and clearly different from the others. 

I admit that I particularly like James Cameron with his longstanding "feud" with the young and feisty Catriona MacDonald.  Their shared highland pride and the unreasonable demands of the Stewart king make them natural allies, even if they allow the longstanding feud to stand in their way.   Full of humor, intrigue, action and romance, Sins of a Highland Devil had me chuckling.  It was  a fun read - and very hard to put down!

ISBN-10: 0446561789 - Mass Market Paperback $7.99
Publisher: Forever; Original edition (January 3, 2011), 400 pages.
Review copy provided by the publisher.

About the Author, courtesy of her publisher:

Sue-Ellen Welfonder is a card-carrying Scotophile whose burning wish to make frequent (free) trips to the land of her dreams led her to a twenty year career with the airlines.  Bi-lingual, she flew international all those years, working her flights as foreign language speaker.  Her flying career allowed her to see the world, but it was always to Scotland that she returned. 

Now a full-time writer, she’s quick to admit that she much prefers wielding a pen to pushing tea and coffee.  She spent fifteen years living in Europe and used that time to explore as many castle ruins, medieval abbeys, and stone circles as possible.  Anything ancient, crumbling, or lichened caught her eye.  She makes annual visits to Scotland, insisting they are a necessity as each trip gives her inspiration for new books.

Proud of her own Hebridean ancestry, she belongs to two clan societies: the MacFie Clan Society and the Clan MacAlpine Society.  In addition to Scotland, her greatest passions are medieval history, the paranormal, and dogs.  She never watches television, loves haggis, and writes at a four-hundred-and-fifty year old desk that once stood in a Bavarian castle.

Sue-Ellen is married and currently resides with her husband and Jack Russell Terrier in Florida.  Readers can learn more about her and the world of her books at: www.welfonder.com.

To enter please tell us about your favorite romance novel or romantic hero.

1. Please include your email address, so that I can contact you if you win. No email address, no entry.
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3. One entry per person and only one winner per household.

The contest is limited to US and Canada only. No P.O. boxes. The contest ends at noon on February 7, 2010.

Thank you so much to Anna, Forever and Hatchette Book Group for generously sponsoring this giveaway and this review opportunity!

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  1. My favorite love story is Twilight with Edward. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book. Tore923@aol.com

  2. Jamie Fraser from Outlander. =)

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  3. One of my favorite romance novels is The Paper Marriage by Bronwym Williams. It was actually the first romance I ever read :)
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  4. My favorite romantic heroes are Cat and Bones together. They can be heroes seperately but the romance comes with them together.

    Im a follower

  5. Jamie from Outlander.

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  6. My favorite romance novel and hero are Zsadist from Lover Awakened by JR Ward. I love that book and I can read it over and over again. I just love how fierce a lover Zsadist is.

    I am a follower

  7. My favorite romance novel and hero are Zsadist from Lover Awakened by JR Ward. I love that book and I can read it over and over again. I just love how fierce a lover Zsadist is.

    I am a follower

  8. I just finished reading Raeliksen by Renee Vincent and I loved it. I'm reading the second book in the series Mac Liam and it just as good. Waiting patiently for the final book!

    GFC follower


  9. Mr Rochester in Jane Eyre. Book and show Episode 2006 with Toby Stephens. Deb , email -r.d1@myfairpoint.net

  10. One of the first romance novels I read was 'The Fires of Winter' by Johanna Lindsay and it left an indelible impression; still one of my faves... I'm a follower via GCF under Swedish Mamas. Thanks!

    Aliya D.

  11. One of my favorites of all time is still Pride and Prejudice. I've loved it ever since I was a teenager.

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  12. My favourite romantic hero would be Bones from the Night Huntress novels by Jeaniene Frost.

    Thanks for the giveaway!


  13. My favorite hero are Zsadist from Lover Awakened by JR Ward.
    I am a follower

  14. My favorite romance novel is Pride and Prejudice and my favorite romance hero is Mr. Darcy.

  15. My favorite romantic hero is Curran from the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews.

    Thanks for the contest!

    I am a GFC follower.


  16. My favorite romantic hero is Acheron from the Dark Hunters.