Monday, November 26, 2012

The Highlander's Hope

Woohoo!!! My crit buddy Calista Taylor is heading out on a new adventure. Under that name she's published an incredible steampunk craft book, 2 steampunk romances (Virdis & Devil on a Sparrow's Wing) and 2 grim reaper romances (JACK & For One Last Kiss).

Now, she branching out into the world of contemporary romance under the name Cali MacKay. Her first novel is called The Highlander's Hope and it's up for FREE!

Here's the blurb:

When Dr. Catriona Ross discovers clues to a long lost highland treasure, her only hope of finding the jewels is to obtain the help of Scotland's most eligible bachelor and playboy, Iain MacCraigh.

Iain can't believe his luck when he finds out the jewels are hidden away somewhere on his land-- and it doesn't hurt that the historian looking for them has curves to go with her smarts. With his brother betting the family fortune, this is the life line he desperately needs.

The odds are against them, and with word getting out about the jewels, they're not the only ones on the hunt. Time's running out, but can they learn to trust each other, or will they lose the jewels and true love in the process?


Sounds great doesn't it? And I can totally vouch for it! A sexy highlander, a smart & courageous historian & an elusive treasure - all kinds of awesome!

Book 2 in this new series - A Highland Home - is also available - and only $2.99.

Rowan Campbell is desperate for answers. She’s lived her life without knowing a thing about her father, her mother refused to speak of him, even on her deathbed. With her cheating fiancĂ© gone and no one else in her life, Rowan moves to her mother’s hometown in Scotland, determined to find the father she’s never known.

When Angus Macleod agrees to help a family friend move to Scotland from the States, the last thing he expects is to fall hard for the fiery redhead, who makes him rethink his bachelor ways. Looking for any excuse to spend time with Rowan, he’s more than happy to help her find her father, even if she’s skittish about committing to anything serious. But when Angus discovers Rowan’s mother left Scotland pregnant and terrified, he wonders how dangerous Rowan’s quest might be. Before long, Angus finds himself hindering rather than helping, despite knowing his actions could ruin any chance he has for happiness.

With Rowan closing in on her father’s identity, will Angus be able to keep her from harm? And will she ever forgive him for standing in her way?


So, pop off and try out Cali's latest stories - I hope you'll love them as much as I do!
Isn't it great when you get to celebrate a critique buddy's success? :) 


41 comments:

  1. Congratulations to Cali! These sound like great reads. :)

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  2. Yay for Cali!!!! Sound like sizzling reads! Take care
    x

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  3. Wow, two pen names and a lot of books - good stuff, Cali!

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  4. Congrats to Cali! Sounds like she's got lots of good things going on.

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  5. Elizabeth - they are!

    Old Kitty - Cali writes great characters with strong emotions :)

    Alex - I know! She's a multi-talented & creative lady :)

    Natalie - she really does :)

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  6. Sounds as yummy as a Scottish highlander in boots and breeches!

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  7. Aw, Scotland. I love stories set in Scotland, I shall have to look into these.

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  8. Here's to Highlanders! I love all things Scottish. :-)

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  9. It's wonderful to celebrate a friend's success! Congratulations to Cali.

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  10. Thank you everyone for all your support and well wishes!! It's greatly appreciated!!

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  11. Jennifer - they do ... and they are! :)

    Yvonne - definitely! There's something about a Scotsman :)

    Jack - I think you'll love them! :)

    Lee - me too! My folks emigrated to Canada from Scotland so I'm always intrigued by things Scottish :)

    Beth - it really is!! :)

    Cali - yay!!

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  12. Man, that woman gets stuff done!

    I LOVE her new stories. I totally fell for Angus. Not only can he cook, he's a VET! Puppy love! (And I know one of the side characters in books 1 & 2 is going to pop up in book 3. I soooo can wait as I already have a crush on him too.)

    The adventures are great, the books smart and quick and enjoyable. I hope she does well on her new venture.

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  13. Congrats to Cali! It sounds like she is one busy writer. :) Thanks for the introduction.
    ~Jess

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  14. Jean - exactly!! The men in this series are fantastic! :)

    Jess - she reall is - and talented to boot! :)

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  15. I needed something like this to read during my airport layovers next week, so The Highlander's Hope is now on my Kindle. Thanks Jemi and Cali. Your timing was perfect for me.

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  16. Jemi, I wish your friend all the best with her new books. I've downloaded that free one and look forward to reading it!

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  17. Stephanie - I agree - her stories are a TON of fun! :)

    Pat - YAY!! I bet you'll be searching the airport for some Scottish lads as you read :)

    Maria - thank you! I think you'll love it!! :)

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  18. That's so awesome - congrats to Cali!

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  19. Congratulations to Cali! These sound like great reads.

    Hi Jemi!

    nas

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  20. It is fun to celebrate success! Congratulations to Cali!

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  21. Susan - it's great to see her doing so well - she's a sweetie!

    Nas - they really are great stories :)

    Cynthia - it really is! :)

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  22. Great news for Cali! Throwing confetti!

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  23. Gosh! Both books are (comparatively) local to me. Does.your crit partner live in Scotland? They sound like two excellent reads.

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  24. Rosalind - they are! No, Cali lives in the US, but she's got UK connections & has been there several times :)

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  25. Carol - you're welcome! I think you'll really like them :)

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  26. loving the dashing face on the second cover :)

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  27. Dezzy - me too! Cali makes GREAT covers!!! :)

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  28. Congratulations to Cali! They sound like great reads. :)

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  29. Congrats to Cali. These books sound awesome.

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  30. Thank you all for the congratulations, kind words and amazing support!! I hope you'll enjoy the books!

    Jean and Sharon, as my crit partners, I couldn't have done any of it without you guys, so I owe you the world!!

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  31. Medeia - they are! I love them :)

    Cali - you're more than welcome! :)

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  32. For some reason, I encountered the word "steampunk" four times today. Most days go by without any usage of the word "steampunk"... wonder if it's a sign of sorts and if so, a sign of what?

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  33. Agnes - too funny! Steampunk does show up in bunches some days. Maybe your next job with involve somehting steampunky!! :)

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  34. She's a busy lady!

    It does sound great. Congrats to Calista!

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  35. wow Calista is becoming prolific! I'm really happy for her.

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  36. Talli - I know! I don't know how she gets everything done all the time!! :)

    Lynda - she is! That's what you get for working non-stop!! :)

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