TAMING A WILD SCOT officially releases today. I’m working today, but I hope to find time to stop by my local Chapters to see it on the shelf. In any case, it’s time to celebrate!
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
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.
It’s always a bit nerve wracking when your publisher starts sending your book out to other authors and reviewers for feedback. Even when you love your characters and can’t wait to share their adventures with readers, you bite your nails in anticipation of the first comments. I’m thrilled to say that one of my favorite Scottish historical authors, Monica McCarty, has responded with some lovely words about TAMING A WILD SCOT:
“Get ready for a rich, exciting new voice in Scottish historical romance! Rowan Keats captures all the passion and heart of the Highlands as she expertly weaves a wonderful tale of passion, intrigue, and love that you won’t want to put down. I’m already looking forward to the next book in what is sure to be a must-read series.”
The release of TAMING A WILD SCOT is only two months away now! Amazing.
Do you enjoy reading books before they hit the store shelves? Do you love hot Highlander warriors? Then hop over to my Facebook page, where I’m giving away a pre-release copy of TAMING A WILD SCOT. If you comment on my FB posts between today and 6am EST August 1, 2013 you’ll be entered in the draw. Good luck!
***UPDATE: The winner of the ARC draw was Rhonda Kirby. Congratulations, Rhonda!!***
Woot! My novel is really starting to take shape!
November still seems like a long way off, but Taming a Wild Scot is up for pre-order at Amazon and several other stores. The back cover blurb is up in some spots as well, so I’ve added it to my website, too. I’ve also added an excerpt. It’s the first scene in the book, and I hope you enjoy it.