Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Possession or Deception...Give Us Highlanders!

POSSESSION OF A HIGHLANDER
 
Brianna Lindsay’s grip on the inheritance that is rightly hers hangs by a thread. If the town finds out her father has died, Brianna will be forced into marriage with her loathsome cousin, Lord Robert, and will lose all of Edzell Castle and its lands. To protect her home, she’ll have to trust a complete stranger, a brooding Highland barbarian who sweeps into Edzell with a small retinue and insists on replacing her Captain of the Guard. He proves his worth by defeating her men and she has no choice but to accept his offer.

Though his motives are suspect, Colin MacKinnon has nobility in his blood and good intentions in coming to Edzell. He seeks his own kingdom, one to rival his father’s, and sets out to conquer Brianna in the best way he knows how—with seduction.
Brianna never thought of all the wealth she protects, the one thing she has left completely vulnerable is her heart. Colin never thought that of everything he stands to achieve, he might have to face the unexpected pain of loss. Together, they must navigate a treacherous world of spies and intrigue, of legacy and fidelity, of love and betrayal, to find what is truly worth possessing.

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MADELINE MARTIN Madeline Martin lives in Jacksonville, Florida with her two daughters (AKA Oldest Minion and Youngest Minion) along with their two cats: Sketchy Cat who stares at walls and eats fuzz and Lap Cat who has a shoe fetish and enjoys Kung Pow peanuts. All shenanigans are detailed regularly on Twitter.

Madeline graduated from Flagler College with a degree in Business Administration and works for corporate America. Her hobbies include rock climbing, running, doing crazy races (like Mud Runs and Color Runs) and just about anything exciting she can do without getting nauseous. She's also a history fan (really more of a full on history dork) and loves to blog about random curiosities from her research.

After living in Europe for over a decade, Madeline enjoys traveling overseas whenever she can. Her favorite place to visit thus far: Scotland.

THE HIGHLAND Q&A
ANGI: What’s your favorite vice of Colin from POSSESSION OF A HIGHLANDER?
MADELINE: He’s a total sucker for Brianna. At one point he’s keeping a secret he thinks will hurt her. Brianna realizes this and employs a notorious vixen to educate her on seduction. Let’s just say poor Colin doesn’t stand a chance.

ANGI: Benedict Cumberbatch or Chris Pine?
MADELINE: Ooooooooh – Chris Pine!

ANGI: Who’s your favorite Scotsman?
MADELINE: My favorite Scotsman are mostly book boyfriends and it all depends on which book I’m reader or writing. LOL My favorite book boyfriend I’ve read is Jamie Fraser (shocking, right?), my favorite book boyfriend I’ve written is Alec from my next novel, Enchantment of a Highlander. He’s so tortured and such a stoic, quiet mega alpha male.

ANGI: What’s your favorite meal?
MADELINE: Filet mignon with french fries soaking in all the briny, rich steak juice. Pair it with a nice pinot noir and finish it with crème brulee. Ahhhh…. I’m 5,000 calories worth of happy.

ANGI: What’s your favorite theme park food?
MADELINE: Sea World has the most decadent caramel covered popcorn. The bag is $5 and I can eat such a massive amount, it’s truly shameful.

ANGI: Destination…anywhere in the world and why?
MADELINE: I love Scotland. Not only is it beautiful and the people are so friendly, but I find it so inspiring to my writing. It’s like all those little gaps I couldn’t quite put my finger on get filled out with lush detail.

ANGI: Where do you read and how often?
MADELINE: I actually listen to almost all my books. I work a full time job in Corporate American and am a single mom juggling all that with a writing career. I wish I had more time to read, but a second best is popping in my ear buds and tuning in to Audible. It’s kind of exciting – this series is actually going to be on Audible. I heard from the narrator two weeks ago confirming pronunciations, etc. It’s so awesome to think that the medium with which I get my book fix will soon have my books in their lists!

ANGI: What’s your favorite movie of all time?
MADELINE: Dangerous Beauty. It’s a beautifully poetic story about a young woman in Venice and the nobleman she loves, but cannot marry because his station is so much higher than hers. Her mother was a courtesan and teaches her to be one as well. The story is so very romantic and you’ll find yourself sighing at the gorgeously romantic dialogue.

ANGI: What's your most favorite thing to do when you travel?
MADELINE: Plan! I’m uber Type A and going through all the travel guides and trip advisor recommendations is like my travel cat nip. I love nailing down all the perfect places to visit and book and eat at, so I know wherever I go, I’m getting the best cultural experience my research can afford me. 

ANGI: Hiking Boots or Dancing Heels?
MADELINE: That’s a hard question, I love both!! Let’s go with hiking boots in the day and dancing heels at night.

ANGI’S GOTTA ASK: What is your favorite thing about Orlando? Besides the memories you make with your minions?
MADELINE’s GOTTA ANSWER: It has to be Downtown Disney. It’s free to go to, but has all these incredible interactive opportunities. The Lego story has lego go cars you can make and race, there are water fountains that shoot water from the ground where the minions run and try not to get wet, and then there’s the Ghirardelli ice cream shop.


I think one of the best memories from there was when OldestMinion and I joined in a dancing competition by accident and made it all the way to the final round! We had to dance together in front of hundreds of people who had stopped to watch. OldestMinion was super nervous, but still danced her heart out and was rewarded later when a much bigger kid stopped her and complimented her awesome moves. I’ve never seen OldestMinion smile so big. 

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“Martin’s promising debut sets a dramatic romance…” -Publishers Weekly

UP NEXT for MADELINE
ENCHANTMENT OF A HIGHLANDER
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The sweeping historical romance that began with Deception of a Highlander, and continued with Possession of a Highlander, reaches its dazzling conclusion in this scorcher set on the Scottish plains.

Alec MacLean returns home after a decade to find his recently deceased father has let his inheritance fall to ruin. As the new laird, it’s Alec’s responsibility to rebuild the castle and restore the lands. He must also regain the people’s trust after having abandoned them so long ago, a feat not easily done when he fears he’s plagued with the same darkness as his father.



Celia escaped the North Berwick witch trials at a young age, surviving because of the sacrifice of her beloved caretaker. She’s made a life for herself in the wilds of Scotland where no laird rules, a life where she heals for coin, a life without love so she can never feel the hurt of loss again.

When the new laird comes back to claim his land, his determination to restore order threatens everything Celia has worked so hard to gain, especially with the undeniable attraction sizzling between them. Together, they will face all challenges, from the tangle of their own damaged pasts to the fire-fueled witch hunts sweeping the Isle of Mull. Together, they will find that he best way to overcome darkness and war is through the undeniable light of love.


PREVIOUSLY RELEASED by MADELINE
DECEPTION OF A HIGHLANDER
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MADELINE WANTS TO KNOW: Who is your favorite book boyfriend?

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16 comments:

  1. Hi,

    my favorite book boyfriend right now has to be Batman. I'm reading all of my sons graphic novels. The art work is amazing.

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    1. That's awesome. I love Batman! Do you have a favorite actor who has played him?

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  2. Welcome back, Madeline !!
    So excited about your book.

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    1. Thank you so much for having me again, Angi! You ladies are always so fabulous here. :) Sorry for just now be replying - I just got home from work :)

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  3. Hi, Madeline! and welcome back to GLIAS! Loved the story blurb and wish you much success.

    I had to laugh at Mary Preston's comment about Batman being her boyfriend. LOL

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    1. LOL - is Mary OK with you taking on her man's name? ;)

      Thanks so much for having me back and for the wonderful well-wishes :)

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  4. Archer Hale from Archer's Voice by Mia Sheridan

    Betul E.

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    1. Oooooh - a sexy voice is an easy thing to fall in love with :)

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  5. Oh I love so many different heroes throughout all of the books I have read, but one I love seeing time after time is Roarke from JD Robb's In Death books!

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    1. Roarke - that's a fantastic name! And I change up mine sometimes too (shhh....don't tell the other BBs!!!) ;)

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    1. It's OK :) It's not necessary to be in the drawing ;) Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. LOL Book boyfriend? Gosh, it changes all the time. I guess I will say Dare Macintosh from Lori Foster. I would show you a picture of the cover and you would understand if I could haha

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    1. Oh, I've got a good imagination. LOL And my BBs are always changing too (I just don't tell THEM that) ;)

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  8. My go to book boyfriend is James Mallory from Gentle Rogue by Johanna Lindsey.

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    1. Oooh, I'll have to look that one up! I always love a good book boyfriend :D

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