Christine Young

I am a writer and avid reader of romances particularly historical romances. Please join me on my journey through time

Christine Presents ~ Dangerous in a Kilt by Anna Durand

Please welcome Anna Durand author of Dangerous in a Kilt.

Anna Durand will be awarding a $20 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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Dangerous in a Kilt

by Anna Durand

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GENRE: erotic romance

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INTERVIEW:

  1. How did you come up with ideas for your books?
    What expertise did you bring to your writing?

I often get ideas from reading nonfiction. My obsession with ancient Egypt inspired my Reborn series, and learning about Scottish history and culture compelled me to write Dangerous in a Kilt. As a professional librarian, I’m very good at finding reliable information, a skill that always helps me as a writer.

  1. As far as your writing goes, what are your future plans?

I intend to keep writing romances and expand into more subgenres, including historical romance. I also have some unusual storylines in the works, including one inspired by a contest I ran in my newsletter where I asked my fans to cobble together disparate story elements. The winning entry involves the Old West, time travel, a shapeshifting English earl, and a modern heroine.

  1. If you could be one of the characters from any of your books, who would it be and why?

I’d want to be Erica from Dangerous in a Kilt. Sure, she’s been framed for her ex-lover’s crime, but she gets to cuddle up with a sexy Highlander! I also like her spunkiness and sarcasm, and the way she dives in headfirst when she decides to get involved with Lachlan.

  1. What is the best and worst advice you ever received? (regarding writing or publishing)

The best advice is to learn as much as you can about the publishing industry — the unvarnished truth, not just the feel-good stuff. Bad advice usually involves someone thinking their personal preferences are writing laws, never to be violated.

  1. Do you outline your books or just start writing?

I never outline anymore. Been there, done that, hated it! With my nonlinear writing style, where I write scenes as they pop into my head instead of in chronological order, outlines just don’t work. I’ll often change my mind about a particular aspect of a story once I get to know the characters better. I find I can’t really know them until I start to write them.

  1. Do you have any hobbies and does the knowledge you’ve gained from these carry over into your characters or the plot of your books?

I love to make jewelry, but so far none of my characters has adopted my hobby. The heroine of my work-in-progress, Wicked in a Kilt, is a librarian like me — though that’s a day job rather than a hobby.

  1. Do you have an all time favorite book?

I would have to say Jane Eyre. I love the gothic drama of it, the secrets that nearly destroy everything, and the way Jane matures throughout the story.

  1. Have you started your next project? If so, can you share a little bit about your book?

I’ve started writing the second book in the Hot Scots series, Wicked in a Kilt. The story focuses on Lachlan’s youngest brother, Aidan. He’s been a ladies’ man in the past but wants to settle down and find true love, just like his brother did. Naturally, he thinks he has to follow in Lachlan’s footsteps — literally — by traveling to America to find a woman. He meets a not-so-innocent virgin who wants nothing to do with him, at first.

  1. Can you tell us a little about the black moment in your book?

Lachlan has a painful secret, which is why he insists his “fling” with Erica involve no personal questions. When his secret comes out, everything falls apart. Both their hearts are broken, and it seems like nothing can mend the rift. I wanted Erica and Lachlan to earn their happily ever after, which meant they had to suffer first.

  1. What is your favorite reality show?

I have to admit I love Alaskan Bush People. I like the family dynamic and watching them come up with creative bush solutions to problems.

  1. Can you tell us a little bit about what it was like to write a series.

I’ve written three series so far — one has ended, the other two are ongoing. With the Hot Scots series, I knew from the start I’d write more than one book so I gave Lachlan two brothers who could become the heroes of future stories. He also has three sisters, so you never know, I just might give them their own books too! And Erica and Lachlan make an appearance in the second book, which seemed appropriate because Aidan tries to re-create Lachlan’s path to true love.

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BLURB:

 

Good-girl Erica Teague is out on bail, charged with a crime her ex-lover committed. Her desperate bid to experience one wild night of sizzling sex, before her trial and certain conviction, lands her in the arms of Lachlan MacTaggart, a hot Scot with a secret past. She can’t resist his offer to enjoy one month of sex and companionship with no strings. But when their hot fling gets personal, can their passion free their imprisoned hearts?

 

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EXCERPT:

 

I swigged my brandy. A flash of fruity sweetness raced over my tongue, chased by a tangy burn. Why was I waiting for a man who didn’t have the courtesy to call and cancel? Enough of this. I leaped off the stool onto my five-inch heels and tottered, mirroring my stool’s motion. What the hell had I been thinking, wearing stilettos for the first time in my life?

 

Strong hands grasped my upper arms. “Easy there.”

 

I craned my neck to behold my would-be savior. My heart thudded.

 

A giant of a man peered down into my eyes, his body towering several inches above me. Whoa, mama. The heels elevated my five-four to five-ten, which must’ve made him well over six feet tall. Thick muscles in his impossibly broad shoulders flexed as he maintained his hold on me. The lights glistened on his short, dark hair, casting it in unearthly hues. The sensation of his fingers on my skin and the proximity of his body flooded me with heat and my mouth watered at the sight of acres of hard, defined muscles straining his skintight black T-shirt. His powerful thighs vanished under a kilt, its plaid woven in pastel shades of green and blue with orange lines threaded through them. The blue in the fabric echoed his pale eyes, which studied me with electrifying interest. Black combat boots covered his feet but somehow, combined with his angular features, they lent him a rugged appeal.

 

I raked my gaze over his body, drinking in every inch of him, until our gazes intersected.

 

 

 

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

 

Anna Durand is an award-winning romance writer specializing in steamy romances populated with spunky heroines and hunky heroes, in settings as diverse as modern Chicago and the fairy realm. Her romances have to date won eight awards and her novel Intuition was a 2016 RONE Award nominee, while her short story Tempted by a Kiss was a finalist in The Romance Reviews 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards. Anna also maintains a blog, Spunk & Hunks, where she writes her own articles and reviews romance books, as well as hosting wonderful guest authors.

Website: http://www.annadurand.com/

Spunk & Hunks blog: http://www.spunkandhunks.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheAnnaDurand

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AnnaDurandFiction

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/annadurand

Google+: https://plus.google.com/+AnnaDurandFiction/

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/Anna_Durand/

Amazon Author Page: http://amzn.com/author/annadurand

 

Dangerous in a Kilt Buy Links:

 

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LZ9523F

 

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dangerous-in-a-kilt-anna-durand/1124468823

 

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/dangerous-in-a-kilt/id1147897435

https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-dangerousinakilt-2092621-149.html

https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Anna_Durand_Dangerous_in_a_Kilt?id=7z4ZDQAAQBAJ

https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/dangerous-in-a-kilt

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/660943

 

The e-book has a special pre-order price of $0.99 and regular price will be $4.99. The special will extend through part of the tour, as the release date is 12/16.

 

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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION and RAFFLECOPTER CODE

 

Anna Durand will be awarding a $20 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

 

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/28e4345f2061

 

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7 comments on “Christine Presents ~ Dangerous in a Kilt by Anna Durand

  1. Thanks for hosting!

  2. Anna Durand
    December 26, 2016

    Thank you for hosting me today. Happy holidays!

  3. Edgar Gerik
    December 26, 2016

    Great interview and interesting book

  4. Lisa Brown
    December 26, 2016

    Congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  5. achristay
    December 26, 2016

    Welcome to my blog. I hope you have a great tour.

  6. Rita Wray
    December 29, 2016

    I liked the interview.

  7. Nikolina84
    January 2, 2017

    This book sounds like something I’d really enjoy reading, thank you for sharing!

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