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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Ravished by a Highlander by Paula Quinn... A Review and a Giveaway!

Surrender to your Every Desire...

Take a Peek at your emails... I've got 3 winners...

Back of the Book... Davina Montgomery is no ordinary English lady. For her own protection, she’s been locked away from society, her true identity the Crown’s most closely guarded secret. Until a shocking betrayal–and a bold rescue–land her in the arms of a fierce Highlander, a powerful warrior whose searing gaze and tantalizing touch awaken her body and soul.

As the firstborn son of a powerful Scottish laird, Robert MacGregor has no loyalty to the English throne, but he’s not the kind of man to leave a woman in distress, even if she is English. He vows to deliver Davina to safety, unharmed and untouched. Yet one stolen kiss leaves them both smoldering with desire…and desperate for more. With Davina’s secret threatening to destroy his clan, Rob must choose between everything he holds dear and the one woman he can’t live without...

What Did I Think? When the book opens we meet Davina Montgomery. It's 1685 just prior to the coronation of a new English King after the death of King Charles. We are at Saint Christopher's Abbey, there's a bit of banter between Davina and her friend and obvious protector, Edward, about her "secret", and the danger to her if she's found out. No sooner do we learn that little teaser of a tidbit, when we are thrown into a bloody battle for survival. An enemy army is attacking the Abbey! This is where we get a glimpse of what Davina is really made of- she's not content to hide locked up in the castle tower... She goes for her quiver and bow! Of course she almost kills Rob MacGregor, the Highlander who will soon whisk her off...

Paula Quinn gives us a strong heroine, political intrigue and hunk of a hero in our Highlander, Rob MacGregor. I love historical romances, and there is plenty of depth to Ravished by a Highlander. It's evident that Paula Quinn does her homework when it comes to the history, but she writes great characters too! Davina and Rob are fun, and the tension is HOT! But the characters surrounding our hero & heroine are well written too. I thoroughly enjoyed Ravished by a Highlander, with memorable characters, a well written story, a perfect setting and enough twists & turns to you keep you turning those pages. Ravished by a Highlander is book #1 in a new 4 book series called The Children of the Mist, based on the grown children of Callum & Kate MacGregor (who starred in Laird of the Mist). So there's plenty of Scottish romance from Paula Quinn to come AND plenty to catch up on if her writing is new to you! ( She's written more Scottish romances besides Laird of the Mist.)You can learn more about Paula and her books at Paula Quinn's website! And if you missed her great guest post on Chick with Books about writing her Highlander Romances, you can find it HERE! But in the meantime, would you like a chance to win a copy of Ravished by a Highlander?! Courtesy of Anna from Hachette Book Group, I have 3 copies to give away! Here's how to Enter...

To Enter this giveaway...
*For one entry leave me a comment with your email address!

*Get an extra entry for following my blog! Just leave a comment letting me know you're a follower! ( Not a follower yet? No problem, sign up by clicking on the 'followers" button on the sidebar to the left! Just let me know you became a new follower!)

*Blog or tweet about this giveaway and leave me the link.

This giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents only (No PO boxes). The books will be shipped to the winners directly from the publisher. Contest ends 11:59pm EST on May 29th. I will randomly pick the winners the next day and email them! (please check your email.. winner must reply to me within 3 days! Thanks!) Good Luck!

*BTW, I want to thank Anna of Hachette Book Group for sending along a copy of Ravished by a Highlander to review! Thanks Anna!

16 comments:

mountie9 said...

Not sure if you wanted them in separate posts or not, so I figured I would do it all in one to make it easier

I love the title and cover of this book and have it on my tbr pile, but it would be nice if I could save money and win it ; )
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Laurie said...

Braveheart is one of my all time favorite movies!
You can't go wrong with a Scottish historical romance. I absolutely love them.
I'd love to learn about what happens to Davinia & Rob.

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Shannon said...

Thank you for entering me. I follow through Google Reader. =)
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Linda said...

I have a certain fondness for historical romance,and Ravished by a Highlander sounds very interesting.
I have added the title to my ever increasing list of books to read, also known as a shopping list.

I follow you on Twitter and have retweeted giveaway info on same, @ebBoykin.

Cheers!

Robin K said...

Would love to win this!

I am a blog follower!

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Please enter me.
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Susan Helene Gottfried said...

No need to enter me and my dreaded PO Box...

I'm really dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted about over at Win a Book... I figure if that post doesn't bring you traffic, nothing will! (Yes, I'm a bit stir crazy again...)

Heidi V said...

Sounds very interesting! Thanks for the chance...


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Paula Quinn said...

Hi ladies,

Thank you all for stopping by :) Good luck in the giveaway!
Suzanne, thank you for such a wonderful review! So glad you enjoyed Ravished.

cheryl c said...

I love sexy Highlander books, and Paula Quinn writes some great ones.

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Michele said...

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I follow your blog.

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Virginia said...

I do love me some Highlanders so please enter me, I would love to win this book.

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