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A Highland Ruby by Brenda B. Taylor


Please help me welcome today’s guest, Brenda B. Taylor, with her new release…




She must choose between a life of adventure with the man she loves or a settled, secure life with her betrothed. Flora Vass forced Gavin Munro out of her heart and mind until he returned to Scotland after an adventurous five years in the New World. Gavin leaves no doubt he returned to make the bonnie Flora his own and intends to fight for her. Flora’s betrothed, Iain MacKay, and Gavin’s brother, Chief Andrew Munro, have other plans. Andrew needs her to marry the MacKay and bring peace between the two clans. Iain MacKay desires an heir. War with England looms on the horizon, forcing Flora to make crucial decisions.

A Highland Ruby Excerpt:

He watched her through the grey mist, walking along the shore of Cromarty Firth. The hood of her arisaid covered her bonnie russet locks, but he imagined them bouncing with each step she took. She came every morn, sometimes with the wee curly-headed laddie in tow, but now, she walked alone. His heart beat a fast rhythm like a lad watching his first love. How foolish to be hiding behind a rock when he could speak to her, hold her hand, and look into her dark eyes.

Gavin gathered courage and stood to his full height when Flora walked past the rock where he hid. “Flora,” he said in a quiet voice. She continued to walk, not hearing him above the moaning wind.

Quickly, he took a place beside her, then grabbed her arm. She screamed as she turned to face him. Her eyes widened with fear, she tried to jerk her arm free, then beat his chest with the fist of the other hand, and kicked his shin with the toe of a pointed boot.

Gavin jumped from the boot’s path, but kept her arm secure. “Stop. ‘Tis I, Gavin.” She stopped kicking and the free hand went to her mouth while she studied his face. A small squeak emerged from between full red lips. He watched her lips for a moment, then bent to place a kiss on the inviting mouth. She became rigid with no response.

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Author Interview:

Why did you write this book?

Since elementary school I’ve had a desire to write stories, but a family and career took precedence over my ambitions to be a writer. After retirement, I became interested in genealogy and followed my family line to Scotland. Stories about the ancient Scots stirred my interest. A Highland Ruby is a result of research into my Scots heritage and Scotland’s history.

What is your favorite genre to read?

My favorite genres to read are historical romance and historical fiction. History is one of my teaching fields, and I enjoy reading stories set in the past.

Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?

My favorite character from fiction is Elizabeth Bennet from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice,

What are you working on at the moment, and what will we see from you in coming months?

I am working on a novella prequel to A Highland Pearl, the first book in the Highland Treasures series. The novella tells the story of the love between Andrew’s and Gavin’s parents, Aine and William Munro.

Thank you for joining me today, Brenda. I enjoyed getting to know about you and your book!

About Author Brenda B. Taylor:

The desire to write historical fiction has long been a passion with Brenda B. Taylor. Since elementary school, she has written stories in her spare time. Brenda earned three degrees: a BSE from Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas; a MEd from Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas; and an EdD from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas; then worked as a teacher and administrator in the Texas Public School system. Only after retirement could she fulfill the dream of publication.

Brenda and her husband make their home in beautiful East Texas where they enjoy spending time with family and friends, traveling, and working in Bethabara Faith Ministry, Inc. She crafts stories about the extraordinary lives of ordinary people in her favorite place overlooking bird feeders, bird houses, and a variety of blooming trees and flowers. She sincerely thanks all who purchase and read her books. Her desire is that the message in each book will touch the heart of the reader as it did hers in the writing.

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New Releases from Wild Rose Press – Plus, fun facts and favorite lines

I’m happy to feature two new releases from The Wild Rose Press.  Please check out the books and follow the authors on Twitter and Facebook, etc.

Now, for a bit about the stories, some favorite lines, AND the fun fact tidbits…


Willa Blair with The Healer’s Gift (A Highland Talents Novella) – Scottish Historical Paranormal Romance 

The Healer’s gift changes everything Coira thinks she knows about herself and her future.

Fun Fact: The Healer’s Gift (A Highland Talents Novella) resolves the story of one of the most tormented characters in HIGHLAND HEALER (Highland Talents Book 1). Coira MacDugall deserves the harshest punishment for her actions in the Highlands.  But her clan’s new laird, Logan, defies her expectations.  And the Healer’s gift changes everything she thought she knew — about herself and the people around her.  

A few lines from the story: 

“Ye bring me peace.  Did ye ken that?  I desire ye, I canna hide it.  But ye bring me peace.”


!!! Ebook On Sale – Only  $2.00 – 1/2 Price at The Wild Rose Press through July !!!

Click here to learn more or purchase: Wild Rose Press        Amazon

Find Willa here:

website: www.willablair.com

blog: www.willablair.com/blog

Twitter: www.twitter.com/willablair

FB: www.facebook.com/willablair


Sharron Riddle with Walking Sticks: The Gift, a New Adult paranormal novel 

Is death the only way to stop the cursed walking sticks? 

Fun Fact: The Walking Sticks was inspired by Maori Legends – Native New Zealanders – who believed in blue skinned, fair haired fairy folk years before the first white men arrived to their islands. 

A few lines from the story: 

“I know, but it seems like weird stuff has been happening ever since I opened the package. The stick in my room…” Kerry looked around, lowered her voice. “I locked it in my closet, and I heard it in there. Riva, I swear, it was trying to get out.”


Click here to learn more or purchase: Wild Rose Press   Amazon

Find Sharron here:

Website: http://www.sharronriddle.com

Twitter @RiddleMeAStory

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/shariluvs2write



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