Saturday, April 5, 2014

The Great Scots Blog Tour + Giveaway!


New York Times bestselling author Paula Quinn lives in New York with her three beautiful children, three over-protective chihuahuas, and a loud umbrella cockatoo. She loves to read romance and science fiction and has been writing since she was eleven.  She loves all things medieval, but it is her love for Scotland that pulls at her heartstrings.

Where to Find Paula:

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The Seduction of Miss Amelia Bell by Paula Quinn
Publisher: Forever (March 25, 2014) 
Series: The MacGregors: Highland Heirs, 1
Genre: Historical Romance


Edmund MacGregor will do anything to save Scotland from English rule-even kidnap Lady Amelia Bell for ransom. As the daughter of a duke and the chancellor's betrothed, she's the perfect pawn in this game. But from the moment he first lays eyes on his spirited captive, he can't resist stealing a kiss . . . 


Lady Amelia's duty is to marry well, but that hasn't stopped her from fantasizing about true love. So when a sexy Scot appears in her home, she's beguiled. When he kidnaps her, she's furious. Yet as Edmund introduces her to a world of passion beyond her wildest dreams, can she leave her family behind for this handsome Highlander? And will Edmund risk the only true home he's ever known to capture the heart of this lovely lass?(

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The Seduction of Miss Amelia Bell by Paula Quinn

What was left? Everything! Why was she saying all the wrong things today? Why were the two people she cared about forbidden? When he moved to turn away and leave her as Sarah had, she stopped him, taking hold of his arm. Forbidden had never stopped her before. She wouldn’t let it now.

He turned and she looked up into his despairing gaze. Did he care for her?

She reached her hand up to his face and watched his lids close as she touched him.

“There is something between us, Edmund. It draws me to ye even when every thought in my head is shouting to keep my distance fer our hearts’ sake. It tempts me to beg God that if this is a dream and I am still asleep at David’s feet in my uncle’s garden, never let me wake. I don’t want to contemplate
my life. I want to live it.”

She spread her thumb over his enticing mouth and inched closer toward it. “And all the pleasures of it. With ye. I know none of them and I want to learn with ye.”

He pulled her in the rest of the way and covered her mouth with a hot, hungry kiss. She answered, rising up on the tips of her toes and plunging her fingers into his locks, then pulling him down to answer her passion. She felt engulfed in flames. Her nipples burned, as did the crux between her legs. Her lungs, too, so she didn’t waste any breath speaking, except to say, “Take me inside.”

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Sue-Ellen Welfonder is a Scotophile whose burning wish to make frequent trips to the land of her dreams led her to a twenty-year career with the airlines.

Now a full-time writer, she's quick to admit that she much prefers wielding a pen to pushing tea and coffee. She makes annual visits to Scotland, insisting they are a necessity, as each trip gives her inspiration for new books.

Proud of her own Hebridean ancestry, she belongs to two clan societies: the MacFie Clan Society and the Clan MacAlpine Society. In addition to Scotland, her greatest passions are medieval history, the paranormal, and dogs. She never watches television, loves haggis, and writes at a 450-year-old desk that once stood in a Bavarian castle.

Sue-Ellen is married and currently resides with her husband and Jack Russell terrier in Florida. 

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To Love a Highlander by Sue-Ellen Welfonder
Publisher: Forever (April 29, 2014) 
Series: Scandalous Scots, 1
Genre: Historical Romance


As one of the bastards born to the Stirling court, Sorley the Hawk has never known his mother or father. It's a burning quest he has devoted himself to uncovering at any cost. But as a roguish warrior who serves at the pleasure of the King, his prowess-both on the battlefield and in his bedchamber-is legendary. So when a flame-haired Highland lass sneaks into his quarters with a tantalizing proposition, he can't resist taking her up on her offer . . . 


Lady Mirabelle MacLaren will do anything to keep from marrying her odious suitor, even sully her own good name. And who better to despoil her than his sworn enemy, the one they call "Hawk?" As they set about the enjoyable task of ruining her reputation, Hawk and Mirabelle soon learn that rebellion never tasted so sweet.

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To Love a Highlander by Sue-Ellen Welfonder

Mirabelle shivered.  She didn’t know if it was because of the way he was looking at her or if her body was simply reacting to his touch.
     Without question, he was the most dangerously handsome man at court.
     She suspected in all the land.
     He was also the man most suited to aid her.
     So she stepped back, summoning all her courage.  “You know women well,” she owned, her heartbeat quickening.  “I do have a reason for this visit.  It has nothing to do with the castle ghost.”
     “So we near the truth at last.”  He sounded amused.  “I’ll admit I am curious.”
“I have a business arrangement for you.”  She couldn’t believe the steadiness of her voice.
     He arched a brow.  “Now I am even more intrigued.”
     “You shouldn’t be.”  She made a sweeping gesture with her hand, taking in his room in all its opulence.  “You are known as a man of many skills, greatly favored at court.  I am in need of one of your talents.”
     “Indeed?”  He narrowed his eyes, no longer bemused.  “And what might that be?”

     “I require your amatory skills.”  Mirabelle kept her chin raised.  “I want you to ruin me.”

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You know me -- I love a good Scottish hero, so I'm all over these books! 

Have you read Paula or Sue-Ellen? Do you have a favorite?


Until Next Time,


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Anna@herding cats&burning soup said...

I've got both on my tbr pile :) I've really enjoyed Sue-Ellens in the past. Quinn is a new one for me but looks amazing!

leahweller said...

I'm reading an older release of Paula's now and am loving it! I'll get to sit and finish now without having to lay it down, since I'm off work this weekend. :) I'm ordering The Seduction of Miss Amelia Bell today, along with some others.

Sue-Ellen brought another great couple into my life with Sorley and Mirabelle! Love them. :)

welfonder said...

Hi Leah! So glad you're enjoying Paula's books. Isn't she wonderful? I love her work, too. Btw, you will adore the dog in The Seduction of Miss Amelia Bell. I want him. :)
So glad you loved TO LOVE A HIGHLANDER so much. Sorley and Mirabelle were wonderful to write. I love them dearly and could hardly write their ending & epilogue for (happy) tears. I rarely cry, so that was something!

welfonder said...

Great to hear, Anna! I hope you'll enjoy this one, too. Paula's book is great. I've been reading it on this tour (too busy these days to read it all in one sitting, sadly) and it's wonderful. You'll love it.

welfonder said...

I love her look, too, Paula! Blue is my favorite color and Eilean Donan is always a winner.

welfonder said...

Hi Danielle! Thank you so much for hosting us today. It's great to be here. I'll join Paula in complimenting your site. It's really beautiful and a perfect showcase for historical romance. Love it!
Everyone ~ Have fun in here today and good luck in the drawing. I'll look in again later tonight so I don't miss anyone. Thanks so much for stopping by.

Jean Patton said...

I have ordered The Seduction of Miss Amelia Bell and have To Love a Highlander on preorder, looking forward to some quiet time for reading now!

Stephanie Kennedy said...

what a wonderful blog and give away

Paula Quinn said...

Hi Anna, Sue-Ellen is one of my favorite authors so this tour is a real treat for me!

Paula Quinn said...

Hi Lean, Oh wow, I'm so happy you're reading an older book of mine! I hope you enjoy it! Thanks so much for ordering Amelia Bell. I pre ordered Sue-Ellen's and CANNOT wait to get it!

Paula Quinn said...

Hi Jean, thank you so much for ordering Amelia Bell and To Love A Highlander. I know you'll enjoy them both!!

Paula Quinn said...

Hi Stephanie! Welcome! Good luck in the giveaway!

The_Book_Queen said...

Ah, thank you! :) Historical romances were my first love, and while I've branched out into other genres to read, they are still some of my favorites!

Glad to have you -- and Paula as well -- on the blog today!


The_Book_Queen said...

Thanks, Paula! :) Deep down, I think we've all got a touch of royalty in us -- or at least the attitude of one, right?

Happy to have you on the blog today!


welfonder said...

Hi Stephanie! Thanks for looking in. Good luck in the drawing!

Adaffern said...

I love reading Scottish historicals. I enjoy hearing about the rich history of the country and find it fascinating when learning about customs and traditions that survived when families emigrated to the US.

Cathy P said...

Waving at Paula and Sue-Ellen! Somehow I missed this post, but the good news is that I am posting now. I love all things Scottish: the beautiful scenery, the history, the loyalty and courage of its people, and of course, the kilts.

The_Book_Queen said...

Ooh, I couldn't agree more, Cathy! :)

Paula Quinn said...

Thanks so much for hosting the tour! It's wonderful to be here! I love the regal look of everything! I have a thing for kings and crowns so I think I'll just look around :)