A couple of years ago, after decades of knowing each other, a small group of writer friends began to gather for lunch once a month. We would talk about family and life but then the topics would turn inevitably to writing and stories, the market and contracts, and other publishing topics. We were a mixed group – all published, most by traditional publishers, some of us trying our hand at indie publishing, too. Finally, someone said — hey, we’re all writers, we should write something together!
And that was the beginning our our series – The Blackwood Legacy – and our first anthology – Brandywine Brides!
We gathered for planning sessions. We climbed into cars and did road trips all over Chester County PA, looking at stone houses, horse farms and the Brandywine River as it ran down through historic Chadds Ford. It took months before the family’s history and the idea of the first connected collection took shape. One writer had to bow out and we recruited another to take her place. Finally, seven stories about seven generations of the Blackwood family took shape – from the patriarch Finlan Blackwood in 1721 down to the current owner and namesake Finn Blackwood.
Brandywine Brides is now available for pre-order and will debut on April 25 — we hope you’ll give us and the Blackwood Family a try…. it’s at a special price now – 99¢ – and available at most retailers
One Family ~ Seven Generations ~ A Legacy of Love
Isn’t it beautiful? I just got the cover of my upcoming Harlequin Historical – Claiming His Highland Bride – and I love it! Don’t you?
This is Alan Cameron’s story – readers have been watching grow up since STOLEN BY THE HIGHLANDER when his skills at finding people led him into the middle of things. Then, in KIDNAPPED BY THE HIGHLAND ROGUE, he honorably offered to marry the disgraced heroine when he thought she needed his help. Now, he’s got his own heroine and all the problems that go along with that! And his story is a transition in my “A Highland Feuding” series – from the Mackintosh side of the feud to the Cameron side….which should be fun!
If you’re interested in pre-ordering, linksfor most major retailers and in most formats are on the book page . I hope you’ll give Alan and Sorcha a try. And let me know what you think of the cover? Harlequin has given us our name fonts back – I just love the crisp look of my name in all CAPS and they’ve gone back to the medallion (rather than covering the top 25% of the cover in a purple swath)… I like that, too!
Well, it’s been fun but it’s almost over! This week brings my website launch month-long celebration to a close. We’ve had winners – lots of winners! – and there’s still time for one more. Make sure to stop over on my FB page or FB profile for your chance. And stop back here for more exciting news to share over the next month!
I was so excited to be invited to write a story for a limited-time-only Celtic ghost/haunted castle collection of novellas last fall and even more excited when that collection – ONCE UPON A HAUNTED CASTLE – hit the USA TODAY bestseller list! Now, I’m releasing my novella UPON A MISTY SKYE by itself — and it’s available now for preorder!
The story — On Scotland’s Isle of Skye, Alexander MacDonald and Isabel MacLeod were not supposed to meet or fall in love or marry. Now that they have, their parents mean to separate them, by any means possible. But the ghost of Duntulm Castle has other plans for the forbidden lovers.
Here are some links to the preorder pages —
Terri is proud to announce a month-long celebration as she launches her NEW website and celebrates her birthday! There will be weekly giveaways via her FB profile/page asking questions about the new website – www.terribrisbin.com . Beginning on January 4th, the first celebration is “A Calendar A Day” – Terri will pick one winner will be picked each day (Saturday&Sunday count as one) to receive a beautiful Scotland calendar. Other giveaways will include books, totebags, lunchbags and more each week until the grand prize on January 30th!
PS – thanks to the wonderful Shelley Kay at Webcrafters Design for the beautiful new site!
I’m part of a Medieval Giveaway by some of the biggest names in romance, in historical romance and in medieval historical romance!! More than 20 authors – giving away a Kindle Fire and copies of our books to the winner!
I hope you’ll enter and good luck!!
PS – please feel free to share the news!!
We were so excited to find out yesterday that our Celtic ghost anthology – Once Upon A Haunted Castle – hit the USA Today Bestselling list this week! Thanks to everyone who bought it or shared our posts or tweets or participated in our giveaway – you all made it possible!
…in Scotland….in medieval times…with a ghost. Did that get your attention? I hope so! If you like Highlanders (the brawny Scottish type), meddling and sometimes dangerous ghosts, haunted castles, and lovers who need a little help…. ONCE UPON A HAUNTED CASTLE is for you! It’s a collection of 5 BRAND NEW original novellas from bestselling and award winning authors Kathryn LeVeque, Eliza Knight, Madeline Martin, Ruth A. Casie. . . and ME!
To celebrate the anthology’s release TODAY, we’re blogging and posting and sharing and giving away…all over social media. Stop by History Undressed for a chance to win a Kindle….and more… Grab the anthology at the special intro price of 99¢ for this week only…
I hope you give it a try and enjoy the stories!!
I wasn’t able to access this during my trip over the last several weeks but I did want to share a few of my favorite pictures from Scotland and Iceland with you all. It was a spectacular journey and I gathered lots of info and inspiration for upcoming stories on the trip. Can’t wait to write them!
The scenery was incredible….