Friday, May 31, 2013

Highlander's Hope by Collette Cameron Blurb Blitz Tour & Giveaway

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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?

Carriage Scene
Peeking at him from beneath her lashes, she reached up to straighten her bonnet. It hung askew off the side of her head, like a giant drooping peony. She shoved it back into place but the moment she removed her hand, it flopped over once more.
The stranger's unrestrained laughter filled the carriage.
“Oh, bother it all.” Yvette’s patience with both her rescuer and the silly bonnet were at an end. She had no choice but to remove the dratted thing to reaffix it. Several strands of hair tumbled to her shoulders when she removed the cap from her head. Suppressing a shriek of annoyance, she placed the hat beside her. She then set about securing the wayward curls. Pinning the last strand in place, her eyes met those of her companion.
Momentarily forgetting her unanswered questions, she stilled, as did the world around her. The air hung suspended in her lungs. Her eyes widened in disbelief, her stunned gaze riveted on his face. “You exist?” Her voice was husky with awe.
Raising an ebony eyebrow, a flicker of humor softened the nobleman’s features. “So it would appear.”
A voice, deep and dark, caressed Yvette’s heightened senses. She stared. Her gaze roved across his handsome features returning, as if compelled by some unseen force, to his eyes.
Those eyes. Fringed by thick lashes, the mesmerizing turquoise pools gazing back at her sent her senses reeling in recognition. Her mouth dropped open. No, it couldn’t be. “Am I dreaming?” Giving a quick shake of her head, she lowered her eyelids for a moment. Lud, but she was befuddled. "Who are you?


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.


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Collette 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 tours.  Don't forget to leave your email address in the comments section, in case you are chosen the winner.

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26 comments:

  1. We just don't use words like "befuddled" any more. It's too bad...it's such a good word! What a nice scene.
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

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    1. Hi Catherine,

      Thanks for stopping by. Good luck.

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    2. Catherine,
      That's one of the things I like so much about writing historicals; the fun outdated words.

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  2. Well, it’s Friday. Had fun following you around this week and looking forward to more good stuff next week. Have a great weekend!
    kareninnc at gmail dot com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by again Karen.

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    2. Karen, I've come to expect you at the blog stops! Thanks so much for being here.

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    1. I was asked to cut that scene twice. I wouldn't because it tells the reader so much about Yvette and Ewan.

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  4. I like the excerpt, and this book sounds great! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  5. Would it really be legally binding if they never consumated the marriage? Though I am sure that is part of his plans ;)

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

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  6. Shannon,
    It would. You could get the marriage annulled but that was nearly as hard to do as to get a divorce. Besides, without giving too much away, no one would believe it hadn't been consummated.

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    1. Shannon, you're thinking of things in today's world. Back in historical romances, while I'm sure women were just as vocal as we are today, I doubt we had very much to say where people would listen to what we want.

      Beside, I have a feeling that Lord Sethwick is sexy as sin.

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  7. Hey all!!!

    Thanks for stopping by... Sorry, I was in my reading cave reading all day.

    Good luck with the contest.

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  8. This looks so great! Thanks for sharing with us! I adore that cover as well.
    Did the author have any say on the design of the book cover? Also, who in the author's life encouraged them to sit down and write their first book?
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    mestith at gmail dot com

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    1. Hey Meghan.

      Thanks for stopping by. I'm not sure of the answers, hopefully Collette will stop by again.

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  9. Such a fun post! I love following this tour!

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

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    1. Hey Andra.

      I'm glad you're following any enjoying the tour.

      Good luck.

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  10. Thanks for the chance to win and hosting this post...it was really fun and interesting :)
    nurse_mommy(at)live(dot)com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Stephanie and finding the posting.. Sorry I accidentally took it off the side bar. :(

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  11. Really great sounding story!!!

    josiehink122026(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Hey Josie!!!

      Thanks for stopping by.

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