All Good Things...
… must come to an end. Well, that’s what they say. Personally I don’t believe it. Even though my 20Days/20Books Reader Appreciation is winding down today, my blog marches on and I hope you’ll come by again. I often spotlight other authors, chat about what I’m working on or what nonsense Mack the Wonder Dog & Prince Harry have gotten tangled up in. I also host Red Pencil Thursday–an online critique group that readers seem to enjoy as much as other writers.
I hope you’ve enjoyed the snippets and excerpts from Plaid to the Bone each day. This novella is near and dear to my heart and not just because it’s my 20th published work. The love story between Adam Cameron and Cait Grant isn’t the usual boy-meets-girl, boy-loses-girl, boy-gets-girl tale. It’s more like girl-meets-boy, girl’s-supposed-to-kill-boy, girl-falls-in-love-instead-but-nothing’s-ever-that-easy. Oh, and Adam and Cait have to figure out how to avoid the curse her blood oath will set in motion.
At only $2.99, it’s a budget-friendly read and the prequel to the Spirit of the Highlands series!
Find Plaid to the Bone at: Kindle | Nook | iBooks | Kobo
And for my international friends: AmazonUK | AmazonCA | AmazonDE
When I asked some of my writer friends to help me celebrate this publishing milestone, the incredibly talented Grace Burrowes was one of the first to volunteer. Here’s a little of her email to me:
Congrats on the upcoming twentieth title–may there be twenty more that you enjoy writing even more! I’m happy to donate an audio version of my July release, “Once Upon a Tartan.” My narrator for the Scottish Victorians, James Langton/Roger Hampton, was born in Yorkshire and educated in Edinburgh. He NAILS the Scottish accents, and the English too.
I can also donate either an audio or a print copy of my first Scottish Victorian, “The Bridegroom Wore Plaid,” which was a PW Best Book of 2012.
PS I treated myself to your Waking Up With A Rake and found it delightful!
(Mia again here. I shared this so if you only know her by her NYTimes bestselling books, now you’ll know the warm, generous person behind them.)
My Spirit of the Highlands series starts with Plaid to the Bone. The tales of Bonniebroch Castle continue in a few days on October 1st with Plaid Tidings. As the title suggests, it’s a Christmas story. And in the grand tradition of Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, a few “corporeally-challenged” characters take up residence in the castle, to alternately bedevil or assist the living.
“4 ½ stars! Marlowe has penned a wonderful tale, rich in romance and wit. Replete with memorable characters and a touch of Scottish legend, this well-written romance is both poignant and highly entertaining. Not to be missed by fans of Scottish Regency.” ~ Kathe Robin, RTBOOKReviews
Today we’re in a Scottish state of mind. You might win a download of Plaid to the Bone from Kensington, an audio version of Once Upon a Tartan or a print or audio edition of The Bridegroom Wore Plaid from Grace Burrowes. I’m thrilled to share that I have three ARCs of Plaid Tidings to give to 3 lucky winners. And as always, your comment will enter you in the Grand Prize drawing for a Kindle Paperwhite. All winners for my 20Days/20Book Reader Appreciation will be announced tomorrow!
If you’ve been entertained these past 20 days, I hope you’ll also sign up for my newsletter. That way you’ll know when I do something like this again sometime!
Here’s our discussion topic: Grace is just getting back from a trip to Scotland. My DH and I cruised around Scotland last May. We’d love to answer any questions you might have about that lovely land. But remember, being fiction writers, if we don’t know the answer, we may make something up!