When a Laird Takes a Lady is here!

Aiden’s and Isabail’s story–When a Laird Takes a Lady–is available in stores and online today. In Taming a Wild Scot, Aiden kidnapped Isabail and rode off with her. He’s a fierce Highland laird outlawed for crimes against the king, and she’s a pampered noblewoman who is convinced that he killed her beloved brother. Is romance between them possible? Find out what happens When a Laird Takes a Lady…


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Only one week left before the release of WHEN A LAIRD TAKES A LADY…and it’s time for another giveaway! Woo hoo!

Comment on today’s post (April 29, 2014) before midnight EST for a chance to win a signed copy of LAIRD and a lovely beaded bookmark crafted by the wonderful Nicole Laverdure. I’ll announce the winner tomorrow. Good luck!

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Facebook Giveaway

To celebrate my May 6th release of WHEN A LAIRD TAKES A LADY, I’m doing a giveaway!

Comment on my giveaway post today (April 22, 2014) for a chance to win a signed copy of both books in my Claimed by the Highlander series. Even if you’ve already read book 1 (Taming a Wild Scot), feel free to enter–you can always give it away. :-)

I’ll ship the books internationally, so you can enter no matter where you live. All you need to do is comment on either of my two FB pages today between now and 11:59pm EST. I’ll announce the winner tomorrow.

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RT Reviewer’s Choice Awards

Absolutely amazing! TAMING A WILD SCOT has been nominated for a RT Book Reviews Reviewer’s Choice Award for First Historical Romance. It’s included among some fabulous titles and I am thrilled beyond belief.

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The winner will be announced at the RT convention in New Orleans in April. Alas, I won’t be there in person, but I sincerely wish all the nominees the best of luck.

You can see all the categories and nominees here.

Pre-Release Giveaway

TAMING A WILD SCOT hits the store shelves in two weeks!

If you love your heroes big, brawny and excellent with a sword, then I have just the ticket for you. Every Tuesday and Thursday from here to November 5th–my release day–I’m going to give away one copy of TAMING A WILD SCOT and one copy of another wonderful Scottish historical romance novel. That’s two books for one lucky winner and five chances to win!

The giveaways will take place on my Facebook author page. To enter the draw, all you need to do is hop over to my author page, Like it (if you haven’t already), and comment on that day’s giveaway post. On Wednesday/Friday mornings, I’ll draw a random name from the list of commenters and post the winner

Today, I’m giving away a copy of TAMING A WILD SCOT and a copy of THE CHIEF by Monica McCarty–the fabulous first novel in The Highland Guard series. So don’t miss out! Head on over and enter.

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More Reviewer Feedback

This week my publicist sent me a copy of the review of TAMING A WILD SCOT from Publishers Weekly. It very nearly brought me to tears. In a good way, lol. It seems a little unreal to get praise like this for my writing. I’m realistic enough to know not everyone will like my book–but in the meantime, I’m celebrating!

“Keats’s strong debut highlights the dangers of 1285 Scotland…Lyrical writing, well-researched but not overbearing historical detail, and a strong cast of characters will keep the reader engaged.”

You can read the whole review here: Details and Permalink

4 1/2 Stars from RT Book Reviews

Whew! The first big review is out of the way, and I’m thrilled to say TAMING A WILD SCOT got an awesome commentary from RT Book Reviews. The review will be published in their November edition, and here’s a bit of what reviewer Kathe Robin had to say:

She seamlessly weaves an unusual romance with the intrigues and power plays associated with the era, greatly enhancing the story’s emotional power.