It may seem like Kristi has taken up residency from last week, but we have her back this week for a very good reason. Today she sees the release of her book, Her Highland Rogue, the second book in the Clan Ross Series.
You may remember His Heart's Desire last year, book one, in which Catrìona MacDougall dreamed of a Highland warrior for many years, and actually fell in love with her dream lover.
Laird Braden Ross was to marry Catrìona MacDougall back in his own time, and when they were leaving MacDougall lands, they were ambushed under orders from evil priestess, Morgana, who wants Bradan for her own. Angered that Bradon won't return her feelings, Morgana leaves him with a dying Catrìona in his arms.
Bradan loved Catrìona and can't believe she's dead. His soul reaches out to her in her dreams, but she's trying to find a way to banish him so she can get on with her life.
Very exciting stuff, indeed.
Today's release is with another Ross brother, Alec. He's been to the future with Braden, and he's watched as they fell in love. He envies his brother's good fortune and wants love for himself.
Meagan Wentworth is Catrìona MacDougall's beft friend. When Alec meets her, he thinks he could love her. But when he's whisked back to 13th century Scotland, Meagan must find a way to get to him. When she does, he doesn't remember her. What if he never does? If he doesn't, can she find a way for him to fall in love with her again? And if he doesn't, will she be stuck in the 13th century forever, a place where she knows no one, and in a time where talk of the future could get her tried as a witch!
Wow. This series keeps getting better.
Before we check out the excerpt, remember, Kristi is giving away a copy of Her Highland Rogue to one lucky commenter today. Be sure to leave your email address so we can contact you.
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Meagan can’t believe she’s back in time, with no plumbing, no electricity and the hottie she’d been falling for, doesn’t remember her. Meagan is going to do what she can to get back to her time period, she doesn’t need this…and yet, she has never backed down from a challenge. She’s going to remind Alec who she is and what they had together in the future. Hopefully, she’ll be able to survive the late 1200’s and not be accused of witchcraft or die. And of course get the guy and write there happy ending.
Kady, Muse Extraordinaire was without a doubt, a success at what she did if she did say so herself. That wasn’t bragging, it was a simple fact.
The New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists were peppered with her accomplishments. There were Golden Globes, a few Oscars sitting on shelves and to her disgust, one in a closet, attesting she had it going on. However, the Oscar in the closet was not her problem. No. This distinction belonged to her favorite lady human, Meagan Wentworth.
In addition to owning a haunted tour in New Orleans, Meagan happened to be a huge success in the romance writing industry. What Meagan didn’t have was her happy ending. Enter Kady’s new and temporary occupation as matchmaker thanks to her own stupidity. Mental note, never taunt Cupid. And never do it while he’s hosting the annual Valentine’s Day Ball. That was like cutting the cotton ball tail off the Easter Bunny, or telling Santa the elves were more popular than he was.
Yeah, lesson learned there.
Kady hated to fail and if she didn’t find Meagan true love within six weeks she was looking at the big F straight in the eye. What did she know of matchmaking? She inspired people and sat back and accepted the kudos. Okay, so she didn’t do the hard work, like sketching the dress design, or writing the book or screenplay. Still, it wasn’t easy helping the uninspired find inspiration and she was dumbfounded as to how to help Meagan find true love. She knew bupkis about matters of the heart.
Thankfully, Meagan had already found a Scottish hottie named Alec Ross and they seemed to get along just fine thank you very much. All Kady had to do is make sure nothing or rather no one parted the two lovers.
“So, whatcha gonna do now?” Tiffany said with a snide laugh.
Kady narrowed her eyes. Tiffany, an obnoxious muse, perched beside Kady on the magnolia tree. She really wasn’t in the mood for Tiffany’s snipping. Kady had things to do…and trading barbs with Tiffany was not on the list.
“Well, since she’s already found Alec I’m going to make sure this ends happily,” Kady announced as she watched Meagan and Alec whispering between each other.
Kady turned to face her nemesis head on. “What pray tell is ‘hmmm’ supposed to mean?”
“Don’t you, nothing, me, Tiffany. What’s your point?” Kady said.
Tiffany fussed with her skirt before she said, “Has it escaped your notice that Alec is from the thirteenth century and Morgana is getting ready to send him back to where he came from?”
“Don’t you have an artist to torment? Maybe today you can find another one willing to part with his ear again. And in answer to your question, the answer is no. I’m very aware of what Morgana is up to.”
“For the last time, Picasso had his own issues. That had nothing to do with me.” Tiffany frowned.
Kady smiled. “Hmm.” she mocked pleased she’d managed to fluster Tiffany. She hated to be reminded of Picasso’s strange behavior.
“Am I too late?” A new voice asked.
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Kristi Ahlers is a California girl! She grew up in Northern California in a small city called Yuba City. Since then she's lived in Brussels, Belgium, and England along with a myriad of other locations. A former flight attendant, she was able to continue to feed her love of travel. This has greatly influenced her writing, allowing her to pen stories about places she's managed to visit and things she's experienced.
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