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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Scottish Seduction Blog Tour Giveaway!!! Happy Valentines Day!


Valentine's Day wouldn't be Valentine's Day without a little romance, right!?! How about a Hot Scottish Warrior?! How about a pair?! Yes ladies, Happy Valentines Day! Today Chick with Books is hosting a GIVEAWAY courtesy of Forever Romance and Grand Central Publishing! Two lucky Chick with Books readers with win a copy of both Seduction of a Highland Warrior by Sue-Ellen Welfonder and The Chieftain by Margaret Mallory! Both wonderful writers and two great books! Here's my review of them...

The Chieftain by Margaret Mallory... Margaret Mallory never fails to make great hero's. But she also writes wonderful heroines to be with those hero's. Such is the romance between Connor, chieftain of the MacDonalds of sleat, and Ilysa, the humble girl who has grown up in the same household as Connor, who Connor seeks advise from, but whose bloodline is not grand enough to save the clan Connor must now lead after his father and brother are killed. I love their story, but I love the fact that Margaret Mallory always creates strong female characters that can handle themselves and yet are feminine enough to seduce their warrior. The story is one of battle and romance, as rival clans abound and honor and family drive Connor to protect his lands and his people. The story is wonderful, but the writing will seduce you! You feel as though you are back in time, with the people and places so familiar to Connor and Ilysa. He dialogue is believable and so is the setting. Her research is spot on, but she's got a lot of experience with this era and knows her stuff. She always peppers her stories with a bit of humor too. It's a great combination.

If you love romance, and you love Highlander romances (and those hot warriors), Margaret Mallory is your girl. The Chieftain is a great read and you will not be disappointed. You'll have to wait until Feb. 26th for it's official release, BUT courtesy of Forever Romance and Grand Central Publishing you have a chance to win a copy! Details are down below! Don't miss out! You can read more about The Chieftain by Margaret Mallory at her MargaretMallory.com!

Seduction of a Highland Warrior by Sue-Ellen Welfonder... Sue-Ellen was a new author to me, but this isn't her first Highland warrior. Seduction of a Highland Warrior opens with a wonderful setup... letting you know that the the tales of Highland warriors are ancient and full of wonder....
In the beginning of days, before Highland warriors walked heather-clad hills and gazed in awe across moors chased by cloud shadows, old gods ruled the dark and misty realm that would one day be known as Scotland.
 Don't you just love it?! Then we hear about the legend of the MacDonald's and it is fantastic! And of course all good legends eventually lead to the present day, which would be the new Clan Donald Chieftain, Alasdair. Honor is everything to Alasdair, which makes him sizzle all the more, especially to Lady Marjory Mackintosh! 

I really enjoyed the story, the writing and the romance! Sue-Ellen also creates a strong female character in Marjory and it makes the story and the romance all the more convincing. But what makes a great Highlander romance in the end is the authenticity of the surroundings and Sue-Ellen does a great job of creating a historic landscape.

If you love those Highlanders, you have to give Sue-Ellen Welfonder a try. She did a wonderful job with Seduction of a Highland Warrior and I look forward to cracking the spine on more of her books! Seduction of a Highland Warrior is available right now, but courtesty of Forever Romance and Grand Central Publishing YOU have a chance to win a copy right here at Chick with Books! Two lucky readers will win a copy of BOTH Seductions of a Highland Warrior by Sue-Ellen Welfonder and The Chieftain by Margaret Mallory! Here's the details...

Scottish Seduction Blog Tour Giveaway...

This giveaway is for a copy of both The Chieftain by Margaret Mallory and Seduction of a Highland Warrior by Sue-Ellen Welfonder. Two winners will be chosen from all eligible entries. Here's how to enter...

* For one entry just leave a comment here with your email address!

* For an additional entry, blog or tweet about this giveaway and leave me the link in a comment here!

This giveaway is U.S. residents only (NO P.O.Boxes please). These books books will be shipped directly to the winner from the publishers. Contest ends 11:59 on March 2nd, 2013.

CONGRATS to Bethie (lizzi0915@aol.com) and Steve (STPAND)! They each won a copy of these great books! Thanks for EVERYone who entered the giveaway! 

27 comments:

Michele said...

Please enter me. I'm a huge Margaret Mallory fan!
Thanks,
Mmmtnbike09@yahoo.com

traveler said...

Wonderful giveaway. thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Sue-Ellen Welfonder said...

Thank you for such a lovely review, Suzanne! You really brightened my day. I'm so glad you enjoyed the book and hope you'll like the others, too.

Carol L. said...

A great review. Please count me in. I have read all of their books and look forward to Connor and Alasdair.
Happy Valentine's Day. :)
Carol L
Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

Cathy P said...

I love Sue-Ellen's and Margaret's books. Thanks for the giveaway!

kscathyATyahooDOTcom

Anonymous said...

These two books signal Book Heaven! What a win that would be!

whitneyaugur@aol.com

Trudy said...

I'd love to win! I love Sue-Ellen's books and Margret is a new-to-me author!

cheryl c said...

I adore Highlander stories, and these authors have written some of my favorites. Thanks for a chance to win these 2 books!

Happy Valentine's Day!

castings at mindspring dot com

Glittergirl said...

This is one of the best reviews I have ever read, thank you. Really, you can't miss with either of these authors and thanks to the giveaway we don't have to choose :-) I'll be checking this site again!

Glittergirl said...

Sorry, here's my email:
glittergirl54 at ymail dot com

Lexi H said...

You did a wonderful job with the interviews!
And the backdrop for your blog is beautiful...where is it?

Thanks for joining in on this fun blog tour!

eyesofblueice (at) gmail

holdenj said...

Great looking books! Thanks!
JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

catslady said...

Highlander stories are my favorite - thanks for the chance!

catslady5(at)aol.com

Bullrem said...

Suzanne; How very sweet of you to have Sue-Ellen and Margaret on your blog for Valentine's Day - nothing better on this day than two Hot Scot books. The only thing that might be a wee bIt better is if I were to win them..!! Now there is a real gift.

Thank your for your very nice reviews and for having this contest. Helen in Ark.
bullrem at hotmail dot com

Diana Quincy said...

Having read the first three books in this series, I'm looking forward to reading THE CHIEFTAIN. No one writes a sexy highlander quite like Margaret Mallory!

Bethie said...

Love those Highlanders! Please count me in.

lizzi0915 at aol dot com

Anonymous said...

Keep them coming, ladies! I find I am reading faster these day, especially books I love.

librarypat said...

Medieval Highland romances were the first romances I read. they are still my favorite. There is something special about the land and the people who live there. Sue-Ellen and Margaret write wonderful Highland stories. I appreciate authors who have a feel for the time, people, and land they are writing about. That comes through with these authors. They take you there giving you the feel of time and place that brings the characters alive. I have enjoyed their books in the past and look forward to reading these two and many more by them.

librarypat AT comcast DOT net

librarypat said...

Tweeted the giveaway:

https://twitter.com/pbbearclaw/status/302585333734846464

librarypat AT comcast DOT net

shana said...

nineteen19@blackfoot.net

I'd love to win these for my mom (but I'll read them also!). Her maiden name is MacDonald.

bn100 said...

Very nice reviews.

bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

joan/yahoo said...

I just ordered my first Mallory book. Can't wait to read it.

stpand said...

please enter me

http://scr.im/2aqx

Di said...

I love books about Highlanders and two series is even better!
sallans d at yahoo dot com

burun estetigi said...

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becoming a vet said...

Thanks again for the blog post.Much thanks again. Want more.

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