Thursday, June 27, 2013

Highlander's Hope by Collette Cameron


Not a day has gone by that Ewan McTavish, the Viscount Sethwick, hasn't dreamed of the beauty he danced with two years ago. He's determined to win her heart and make her his own. Heiress, Yvette Stapleton, is certain of one thing; marriage is risky and, therefore, to be avoided. At first, she doesn't recognize the dangerously handsome man who rescues her from assailants on London's docks, but Lord Sethwick's passionate kisses soon have her reconsidering her cynical views on matrimony. 

On a mission to stop a War Office traitor, Ewan draws Yvette into deadly international intrigue. To protect her, he exploits Scottish law, declaring her his lawful wife—without benefit of a ceremony. Yvette is furious upon discovering the irregular marriage is legally binding, though she never said, "I do." Will Ewan's manipulation cost him her newfound love?    

Excerpt


A sharp rap echoed at the door. Yvette breathed a sigh. Thank Goodness. Lord Sethwick wouldn’t have to answer the question after all. She raised her head and forced her gaze from the document in his hand.
He stared at her intently, then called, “Enter.”
“Lord Sethwick, please excuse the interruption,” a deep voice greeted. “‘Tis urgent I speak with you.”
Half-turning to look at the newcomer, Yvette could not contain her frightened gasp. She shot halfway out of her chair before Lord Sethwick’s hand snaked across the table and grasped hers, restraining her.
“Ewan!” In her panic, she addressed him by his given name.
“Miss Stapleton, Mrs. Pettigrove, may I introduce my associate, Trenton Carmichael?” said Ewan. “You know him as Nigel Collingsworth.”
Yvette sat down so hard her bottom smacked the chair with a stinging thud. Despite the day’s promise to be quite warm, she shivered, chilled to the bone. Searching the viscount’s face she repeated, stunned, “Your associate? I don’t understand. He was chasing me yesterday.”
Mrs. Pettigrove’s gooseberry eyes were round as the moon watching the exchange. “Mr. Collings, er, Carmichael was chasing you, Miss Stapleton?”
No one responded to her probing.
Holding Yvette’s hand, Lord Sethwick explained, “He wasn’t chasing you. Trent was trying to protect you by catching the man who was chasing you.”
“A different man was also chasing you? Whatever for?” Mrs. Pettigrove sounded envious.
Everyone ignored her.
Mr. Carmichael addressed Yvette. “I regret frightening you yesterday. It wasn’t my intent.”
Another knock sounded.
“Come in.” Lord Sethwick was less gracious this time.
Yvette managed not to gawk at the two men who entered the chamber. At least she thought she did. Faith, what handsome men. They must be friends of Lord Sethwick’s. Nobility no doubt.
“Sethwick, you rogue, keeping the arrival of your lovely bride-to-be a secret,” teased a tall gentleman dressed in black from toe to top.



About The Author


A life-long Oregonian, Collette Cameron was born and raised in a small town along the northern Oregon coast. Today she makes her home in a rural community, 30 minutes west of Portland. Her Victorian farmhouse sits on a one-acre certified wildlife habit, interspersed with a plethora of gardens: English, rose, butterfly, rock, water, and of course, vegetable.


A voracious reader of romance since her teens, she even named her daughter after a heroine in her favorite romance novel. An enthusiast of times gone by, and anything related to romance, she writes Historical Romance, with a dash of inspiration, a pinch of humor, and a liberal portion of suspense.



Having dabbled in interior decorating in her youth, Collette returned to school, graduating summa cum laude from Oregon State University, and going on to obtain her Master's Degree in Teaching. She is member of Romance Writers of America, Rose City Romance Writers, The Beau Monde, and Love Faith and Hope, Inc.


Some of Collette's favorite things include unique blends of coffees and teas, trivia, Cadbury Milk Chocolate, inspirational quotes, and scented candles. Her Christian faith, husband, three adult children, and five miniature dachshunds round out her life quite nicely! When she's not teaching or writing, she enjoys amateur photography, bird watching, gardening, interior decorating, rock-hunting, boating or fishing on the Columbia River, and reading. 

Purchase Highlander's Hope:

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Collette Cameron is giving away a copy of Highlander's HopeTo be entered in the giveaway, leave a comment along with your e-mail address. You can enter the book giveaway twice--once on each spotlight post for the author. Please note: The giveaway is for U.S. addresses only.




17 comments:

lgm52 said...

I enjoy historical novels. This one sounds "just right"! Thanks for the giveaway.
lgm52(at)hotmail(dot)com

karenk said...

thanks for the chance to read this wonderful novel

karenk
kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Patty said...

I checked it out on Amazon via the link you posted, and it sounds like a great book. Would love to win a copy for my Kindle!

pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

Collette Cameron said...

Thanks so much for having me here today! It's a glorious, sunny morning in Western Oregon.

Thank you too, for your kind comments. Do be sure to leave an email so I can contact the winner of the book!

Diana Flowers said...

This book sounds fantastic and right up my alley! Love the cover! Please enter me and thank you!

dianalflowers[at]aol[dot]com

Amy C said...

Looks like a book for me. Thank you!
campbellamyd at gmail dot com

Nicole Laverdure said...

Just to mention that I read Highlander’s Hope and I found it a captivating romance! I highly recommend Collette's book!

Collette Cameron said...

Ah, thanks Nicole! So want to hear more about your trip to Scotland!

Thanks for stopping by Amy and Diana. I'll be sure to enter you in the giveaway!

Beth Zelfer said...

Congrats on the success of your book!! I am still waiting on the hardcopy unfortunately!!! Hope your summer off from school is going well. Call me!! I do have a new email address finally too!

bzelfer@comcast.net


Thanks,

Maria said...

Well, while I wait for Highlander's Hope to be available for my Nook, I'll try for a giveaway. I'm really excited to read this book. :) smrgrl@gmail.com

Collette Cameron said...

Beth and Maria,
It's so nice to see both of you here! Poor Beth, I know you don't own an ereader, and Maria, you've been so patient waiting on the nook!

It should be available on Nook in August, and the print novels are due out within the next six months. Keeping my fingers crossed!

Ella Quinn - Romance Novelist said...

This is such a wonderful book. I tweeted.

Nancy S. Goodman said...

Great book, everyone! I tweeted

Cindi A said...

Please enter me in the contest to win a copy of Highlander's Hope.
cindialtman(at)gmail(dot)com

rubynreba said...

Enjoyed the interview. Thanks for the chance to win this book.
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

Veronica Sternberg said...

I'm excited to read this! shopgirl152nykiki(at)yahoo(dot)com

Merry said...

Highlander's Hpoe sound like a romantic read, please add me to the drawing. Thanks!
Worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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