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03 June 2013

A Look At Collette Cameron & 'Highlander's Hope' ( @Collette_Author @GoddessFish #SO )

Today we have author Collette Cameron visiting. Welcome!

What would you like to tell readers about yourself?
* 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.

What book are you going to tell us about today?
* Highlander's Hope

A look into the story
~ Blurb ~
* 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 ~
* She stepped back as he pushed his way into the room, leaving the door ajar. His hair was damp, no doubt from bathing, and the stubble darkening his face earlier was gone. Feet bare, wearing only buckskin breeches and a shirt unbuttoned to the waist, he resembled a pirate—a dangerous, rakish, sinfully handsome pirate.
* She sucked in her breath. He oughtn’t to be here, but he’d said he wanted to talk to her, and he had promised to behave.
* Yvette’s eyes traveled the path of silky hair from his chest until it disappeared into his waistband. Her stomach flip-flopped. Sweet Lord above. She pressed her hands to her frolicking middle. Why doesn’t he say something?
* A distraction, that’s what she needed. She escaped to the lumpy bed where she had flung her clothing before bathing. She folded and packed the garments into her valise and set it on the floor beside her trunk. She bent to retrieve her bath towel, and peeked side-ways at him from the corner of her eye. He hasn’t moved. What’s he about?
* Grabbing the towel, she glanced down and froze. The candles to her left bathed her in a stream of light. She could clearly see the outline of her legs. Her nightwear was almost translucent in the candlelight and gave him a shadowy view of— dear God—nearly everything.
* No wonder he hadn’t moved, the bounder.
* Standing upright, she held the towel before her, and faced him. “Enjoying the view, your lordship?” she snapped.
* Ewan still leaned against the doorframe, watching her. “Immeasurably.”

Buy Highlander's Hope here...
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Thank you for joining us here today, Collette! It was a pleasure getting to know you and your story.

ANNOUNCEMENT! Collette Cameron will be awarding a gift basket that includes a gift card, blue rose tea cup, blue rose soap, vintage looking cameo pendant, shortbread, tea, and other goodies to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour. So be sure to leave your name and email with your comment and visit other tour stops (find them here: goddessfishpromotions.blogspot.com-tour-highlanders-hope) for a greater chance of winning!

7 comments:

Collette Cameron said...

I'm so tickled to be here today!

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting today.

Shannon R said...

What would be the best part of living in that time period rather than today? The worst?

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MomJane said...

Sounds like a fun read. Loved the excerpt and I really liked the cover.

Collette Cameron said...

Shannon,
I love the fashion and the romanticism of the Regency era. They rarely bathed though. Yuck!

MomJane,
Hi again!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

Awww, cute teaser!! Thanks for the chance to win all of those goodies!! Good luck with the release!

inthehammockblog at gmail dot com

Karen H in NC said...

Sorry for the late post. I’m playing catch-up here so I’m just popping in to say HI and sorry I missed visiting with you on party day! Hope you all had a good time!
kareninnc at gmail dot com