Mini Blog Blitz #GuestPost ~ The Lost Laird from Her Past by Jeanine Englert #HistoricalRomance @JeanineWrites @rararesources

Welcome to my stop on the mini blog blitz for The Lost Laird from Her Past by Jeanine Englert, courtesy of Rachel’s Random Resources. 

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Today I have a guest post from Jeanine to share…

Thank you, BetweenTheLines, for hosting me today for a guest post on your blog! I’m so excited to be here to celebrate the release of my latest Harlequin Historical/ Mills & Boon book, The Lost Laird from Her Past, which is book two in the Falling for a Stewart series.

As a writer, I’m often asked about my inspirations and themes for my books, so I thought I’d share five things that served as inspirations and themes for The Lost Laird from Her Past:

  1. The Highlands. This beautiful section of Scotland was a huge inspiration for me as I wrote this book. Garrick and Brenna travel from Argyll down to Oban on their journey. I watched countless YouTube videos of these areas, looked at a variety of old maps of the area, and selected several images of the area to use as inspiration for their scenes. The setting is often a character in itself in my books, and this book was no different.

  2. Loss and Feeling Lost. As the title might suggest, the hero, Laird Garrick MacLean of Westmoreland, has suffered great loss and has been “lost” to those who loved him as well as himself. His return forces him to face those things, as painful as they may be. Throughout the book, he works through these feelings of loss and his fear of losing anyone else in his life. 

  3. The Concept of Home and Family. As the author note in the front of the book suggests, “This book is for everyone who has ever believed they were too lost to find their way home or too undeserving to find their way back. Remember that home is a part of you and that you are never to broken to be loved.” The concept of home and family are integral to Brenna and Garrick’s story. They struggle with these ideas separately and together, but journey through them to have a new understanding of these ideas in the end of the book.

  4. Ayleen’s Crucifix. Although I won’t spoil the significance of this symbol in the book and all it represents, it is important in the way Garrick views it and how its meaning to him transforms throughout the book from the opening pages to the ending scene.

  5. Alexander Montgomerie. Although not as well know as Robert Burns, Alexander Montgomerie was a Scottish poet who lived from 1556-1611. His poems serve as a tether between Garrick and Brenna throughout the book. 

Thank you so much for having me on your blog today! It has been amazing spending some time with you. Please feel free to drop a comment or ask questions if you like. I’m happy to answer any questions you might have about my writing process or my books. 

Please also feel free to follow me @JeanineWrites on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram or you can drop me a note on my website at www.jeaninewrites.com. 

Wishing you all health, happiness, and many love stories for the rest of 2022!

Jeanine

Thanks so much for this, Jeanine.

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The Lost Laird fom Her Past Mills and Boon FINAL COVERA second chance…With her first love!

Lady Brenna Stewart is grateful to be saved from her burning carriage—only her rescuer is Laird Garrick MacLean, the man she once loved and lost! He seems determined to protect her from the unknown enemy pursuing her across the Scottish Highlands. But, bitterly hurt by his past betrayal, she needs answers. Why did he abandon her? And how can she keep her heart safe now, when the connection between them is as strong as ever…

Purchase Link – https://books2read.com/u/b6Mwnp

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Jeanine Englert’s love affair with mysteries and romance began with Nancy Drew, Murder She Wrote, and her Grandmother’s bookshelves full of romance novels. She is a VIVIAN® and Golden Heart® Finalist as well as a Silver Falchion, Maggie, and Daphne du Maurier Award Winner in historical romance and mystery. Her Scottish Highland historical and historical romantic suspense novels revolve around characters seeking self-acceptance and redemption. When she isn’t wrangling with her characters on the page, she can be found trying to convince her husband to watch her latest Masterpiece or BBC show obsession. She loves to talk about books, writing, her beloved rescue pups, as well as mysteries and romance with other readers. Visit her website at www.jeaninewrites.com. 

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While Away the Hours in Scotland Giveaway! (Open to UK / US)

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Whether it’s too cold, too hot, or too rainy where you are, you can while away the hours with the first two books in the Falling for a Stewart SeriesEloping with the Laird and The Lost Laird from Her Past! Your prize also includes two Scottish blessing bracelets, one for you and one for a friend, and some lovely book swag! Happy reading! 

*Terms and Conditions –UK & US entries welcome.  Please enter using the Rafflecopter box below.  The winner will be selected at random via Rafflecopter from all valid entries and will be notified by Twitter and/or email. If no response is received within 7 days then Rachel’s Random Resources reserves the right to select an alternative winner. Open to all entrants aged 18 or over.  Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of the winners’ information. This will passed to the giveaway organiser and used only for fulfilment of the prize, after which time Rachel’s Random Resources will delete the data.  I am not responsible for despatch or delivery of the prize.

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#GuestPost from Laura Briggs #Author of A little Hotel in Cornwall @PaperDollWrites #Giveaway #Romance @rararesources

I’m delighted to join the 1 Day Blog Blitz for A little Hotel in Cornwall, courtesy of Rachel’s Random Resources, with a guest post from the author, Laura Briggs.

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Over to Laura and her Top Reasons to Binge Read A Little Hotel in Cornwall

Thank you to Cathy for letting me share with her lovely readers about the books in my series A LITTLE HOTEL IN CORNWALL. I’m pretty excited to share that all eight of its novellas are finally available in one handy digital volume. Because, if you’re like me, you probably like to binge your entertainment now and then, and it’s just easier to have a book bundle on hand for those moments, right? And with the series anthology freshly debuted, I thought it might be fitting to share the reasons why readers agree Maisie’s Cornish adventures are definitely best read back to back to….well, you get the idea!

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#GuestPost + #Giveaway from Bella Cassidy #author of Shoot the Moon @BellaMoonShoot @rararesources

I’m delighted to welcome Bella Cassidy with a guest post for my slot on the blog tour organised by Rachel’s Random Resources. I read Shoot the Moon earlier this year, my review can be found here.

Shoot The Moon

I am sometimes asked if any of my characters are based on real people. Oh yes, I say cheerily, every single one. Before reflecting that writers who don’t include elements of people they know in their work must have far better imaginations than me.

I find people absolutely fascinating; and will ask a hundred questions of anyone. And I’m delighted that, having reinvented myself as a journalist in my fifties, I’ve finally found an excuse for being so nosey. 

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#BlogTour #GuestPost by @Annecdotist ‘What Would You Sacrifice to Secure Your Secrets’ #SugarandSnails @InspiredQuill #TuesdayBookBlog

I’m delighted to be a part of the blog tour for Anne Goodwin’s book, Sugar and Snails, and I have a guest post to share.

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What would you sacrifice to secure your secrets?

As a child, did you have a diary that locked with a tiny key? I loved mine, but I’m struck now by the paradox of securing my secrets with so flimsy a lock. 

Most of us have secrets, sides of ourselves we don’t readily share. Some are trivial. Others cut to the heart of who we are.

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#GuestPost ~ Top Tips for Funny Fiction by @writer_robin #author of Monster Max and the Marmalade Ghost #childrensfiction @rararesources

I’m delighted to join the blog tour for Monster Max and the Marmalade Ghost, organised by Rachel’s Random Resources, with a guest post by the author, Robin Bennett

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Over to you, Robin…

Top Tips for Funny Fiction

Funny February is just around the corner, which is just as well as I think a lot of us need cheering up. It’s handily coinciding with the launch of my latest Monster Max book (‘Monster Max and the Marmalade Ghost’), which is hilarious. Hopefully.

Anyway, I thought I’d write a few tips about humour in books – especially in children’s books.

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#GuestPost ~ Christina Courtenay #author of Tempted by the Runes #HistoricalRomance #Giveaway @PiaCCourtenay @rararesources

I’m delighted to welcome Christina Courtenay with a guest post and giveaway as part of the blog tour organised by Rachel’s Random Resources.

Tempted By The Runes

In the 860s AD when the Vikings first started to settle on Iceland, it was completely uninhabited. There had apparently been a few Irish monks who had somehow made their way there to live in isolation, and possibly the odd ship that had been blown off course, but unlike most other places that were colonised, the newcomers didn’t have to fight anyone for possession of the land. It was just there for the taking. That must have been an amazing feeling!

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#SpotlightFeature ~ Ballad of Jasmine Wills by Lee Rozelle #Extract #NewRelease #Satire

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The Tallapoochee Farmers Bank opens at 8.00 a.m., and every morning Jasmine sits in her car and waits for Kay-Lee to come open the door. At the edge of the Tallapoochee National Forest, the morning air holds traces of ragwort, dogwood, and these vagrant pink flowers that pop up at the edge of the road. Oxeye daisies clinging to gravel lean in the wind as the trains clank by. Alabama is beautiful like that, like flowers clinging to gravel. Like Jasmine.

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#GuestPost by D.A. Baden ~ author of Habitat Man @DABadenauthor @rararesources #Humour #Romance #Ecology

I’m delighted to welcome D.A. Baden with a guest post as part of the blog tour for her novel, Habitat Man, courtesy of Rachel’s Random Resources.

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Habitat Man…Fiction as therapy for both the reader and the writer.

It’s hard to escape the climate crisis and biodiversity crisis. Everywhere we go we seem to be confronted by dreadful images of whales swimming in plastic, forests on fire, barren ground cleared by deforestation. It’s particularly bad for me in my job as a sustainability academic. To keep myself positive and sane, I focus my attention on some of the solutions out there. I try to keep up with the latest sustainable innovations, but it is the numerous wonderful projects and people who are working locally in their patch to turn things around that really fascinate me.

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#GuestPost by #author Jim Alexander on Writing a Sequel @JimPlanetjimbot

I’m delighted to welcome Jim Alexander with his guest post about writing Good Cop (a sequel to GoodCopBadCop) which was published on 7th October.

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Over to you, Jim…

Picture the scene. I’m sitting across the table from someone. Let’s call him Person A. Person A asks me if I’m working on a sequel to my novel GoodCopBadCop. No spoilers here, but there could be an argument (at least that’s Person A’s view) to suggest the ending to GoodCopBadCop is ambiguous. And that, naturally, I should be thinking about a sequel. At the time in response, I’m pretty adamant. I’m not interested. I leave Person A in absolutely no doubt that there is no prospect of doing a follow-up. I’m done with that particular chapter (or collection of chapters).

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Blog Tour #GuestPost + #Giveaway from Katherine Shaw #Author of GLORIA @katheroony @rararesources

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for GLORIA, organised by Rachel’s Random Resources. I have a guest post from the author, Katherine Shaw, to share.

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Over to you, Katherine…

The Magic of Amsterdam, and Why I Chose it as the Setting for GLORIA

If you take a look at the book cover for GLORIA you will quickly spot one thing – it is set in Amsterdam! Or…more accurately…the final third of the book is. All of my promotional materials – bookmarks, stickers, ad graphics – contain artwork of the city, so I thought I’d use this blog post to share why I love the city, and why I chose it as the setting for my debut novel.

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