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Thursday, May 12, 2011

The Guardian by Margaret Mallory... Blog Tour, Review and GIVEAWAY!

I just love the writing of Margaret Mallory! She never, and I really mean it, never disappoints me! Her characters are made up of strong women, hunky guys and stories that sweep you off your feet into a time and place that are so well described that you feel that you've lived there all your life... History and romance blended into a perfect dish!

How fortunate for us girls that Margaret has written another great romance! The Guardian by Margaret Mallory brings together...

Four fearless warriors returning to the Highlands to claim their lands and legacies. But all their trials on the battlefield can't prepare them for their greatest challenge yet: winning the hearts of four willful Scottish beauties."

After years of fighting abroad, Ian MacDonald comes home to find his clan in peril. To save his kin, he must right the wrongs from his past . . . and claim the bride he's long resisted.

As a young lass, Sìleas depended on Ian to play her knight in shining armor. But when his rescue attempt compromised her virtue, Ian was forced to marry against his wishes. Five years later, Sìleas has grown from an awkward girl into an independent beauty who knows she deserves better than the reluctant husband who preferred war to his wife. Now this devilishly handsome Highlander is finally falling in love. He wants a second chance with Sìleas - and he won't take no for an answer.

The Guardian by Margaret Mallory is humorous, sexy and truly a story you'll long remember after the last page, dripping with romance! I loved Sileas, who created a life for herself despite her childhood crush, Ian, who never thought twice about taking her into his arms until 5 years later when he is left speechless as he comes home to find the most gorgeous woman living in his house- and who happens to be his WIFE! The four warrior boys, who grew to men are a wonderful part of the story, showing their coming of age in a time of war and clan politics. Their relationships among themselves helped define Ian, and give us a sense of time and place where Margaret set her story. It's also so much fun watching the boys try and figure out women!

If you love a man in kilts (how can ye not?!) you have to pick up this book! If you are familiar with Margaret Mallory's other romance series, All The Kings Men, you will love the characters and setting just as much in The Guardian, which is the first book in her new series, Return of the Highlanders.

About the Author... Margaret Mallory surprised her friends and family by abandoning her legal career—and her steady job—to write novels. At long last, she can satisfy her passion for justice by punishing the bad and rewarding the worthy—in the pages of her novels, of course. She lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her husband and their two college-age children. Want to know a little more? Learn how Margaret became a writer at her author profile on Hachette's website!

You can find more about the author at Margaret Mallory's website, read an excerpt of The Guardian!, AND enter to win one
of three copies of The Guardian courtesy of Hachette Books! Here's how to enter...

* Let's all get in a little romance in this summer! All you need to do to enter is leave a comment with your email address!

* If you want to Tweet or Blog about the giveaway, that's great too! You'll get a bonus entry for spreading the word! Just leave me a link to where you tweeted or blogged!

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!

I want to thank Brianne of Hachette Book Group for sending along a copy of The Guardian to review! Today's post is also part of Margaret Mallory's Blog Tour for The Guardian!


Meredith said...

I'd love to read The Guardian this summer! Thanks for the giveaway!

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Meredith said...


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Margaret Mallory said...

Thanks so much for the kind words about all my books and for participating in my blog tour. I'm glad you enjoyed THE GUARDIAN!


Linda said...

I love books about hunky Highlanders. This novel sounds wonderful. Thanks for the giveaway.

Unknown said...

I would love a little romance this summer. Nothing spells joy to me like a new author, lemonade and the sun :)

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Martha Lawson said...

This one sounds great! I'd love to be entered to win it.

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Shannon said...

Thank you for including me.
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Dawn M. said...

Heh. This sounds like a fun summer read. Count me in, please!


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Michele said...

I'm a huge Margaret Mallory fan!!
Please enter me. Thanks!

stpand said...

Please enter me in the contest, thanks!

chey said...

This book sounds fantastic!
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cheryl c said...

I really enjoy Highlander romances!

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LadyVampire2u said...

I love reading historical romance books like this one. A new author to me but thats what I enjoy about blogging...finding new authors to enjoy. Thanks!

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Unknown said...

Would love to read this, please enter me! Thanks for the giveaway!


latishajean said...

I would love to read this book sounds so good Thank you so much for the great giveaway!

CherylS22 said...

Can't wait to read this book.
Thanks for the giveaway!
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