Tuesday, April 9, 2013


By Karyn Gerrard
There is something innately sexy and thrilling about a highlander. Especially one from the past.

What appeals? The kilt? The sword? The longish hair blowing in the wind? All of the above to be sure. Usually these laddies are brawny and muscular and huge—in all the right places. They have the touch of barbarian, something dangerous and primal. He's carnal, sexy, and sensuous. Not afraid to voice his needs and his wants. And let’s talk about how sexy a deep Scottish burr is. Who wouldn’t want a handsome, rugged highlander whispering hotly in your ear “Och, lassie, ye are verra beautiful...” Or something much more naughty! *swoon*

Delve under the handsome, gruff, tough exterior and you find an honorable stout heart. A man who is capable of deep emotion and passion.

Or so the romance novels tell us. And why not? It’s fantasy, it’s fun! Who wants to read of a short, toothless, dirty warrior who lives in a mud hut? Not me! Bring on the six-foot-four Scottish stud who wields a large sword and wears nothing but a kilt~

One of my favorite reads is Kiss of the Highlander By Karen Marie Moning. Time-travel? Sexy highlander? Alpha, kilted, walking sex bomb?
Perfect. After I read this a couple of years ago I vowed I would try to write a highlander time-travel of my own.
I did it! MY HIGHLAND COVER MODEL from Decadent Publishing.
My Cailin Thorburn is everything I find appealing about a romance novel highlander. This is fantasy all the way with a dash of magic thrown in. Cailin is intelligent, witty, honorable, and sexy as hell. Brave too, as he adjusts to a crazy situation that occurs out of his own time. I LOVE anything with Highlander in the title. These guys are rough-hewn, muscular, dangerous warriors with a great capacity for passion and love. My Cailin is all that and more.

BLURB:  Skye Bancroft is a hard-working assistant art director at Night Moon Publishers. Dealing with the occasional spoiled and egocentric model is part of her job description. But she didn’t count on one so delusional to think he was a Scotsman from the highlands of 1814.

Cailin Thorburn is every woman’s dream—a warrior who is fierce, passionate, and wields a very large sword. Rendered unconscious during battle, he awakens in another place, time, and seemingly in another man’s body. Was it all a dream? Convincing the bonnie lass, Skye, that he is Cailin, the Highland warrior, is a daunting task.

Can an extraordinary man from another world prove he is who he claims to be? Will their attraction be enough, or is Cailin just a cover model in a kilt?

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