Crimson Heart by Heather McCollum Giveaway $20GC (Starbucks or Amazon)

Thank you so much for having me today on Bitches Be Writin’! I’m thrilled to announce the release of my 16th century Scottish paranormal romance, CRIMSON HEART! CRIMSON HEART is the third full-length book in the Highland Hearts series, which follows the Macbain and Munro clans from the Highlands to Tudor London and then on to the Scottish court in Edinburgh. Magic, trickery and kilts – oh my!

Thrown together by secrets, drawn together by desire, Searc and Elena must learn that love and trust go hand in hand before the sadistic killer of young women in Edinburgh destroys both of their worlds.

Here is an excerpt:

She leaned back against the door, her bare, wet toes

curling against the stone floor. She didn’t want him to go.

She didn’t want to be alone. Not anymore.

“Step aside,” he ordered.

“I’d rather you stayed.” Elena traced the hard angles of

Searc’s face with her gaze. She’d come to know those lines

over the days since he’d rescued her in the forest, come to

trust the man behind them. For the first time in her life she

didn’t want to hide herself anymore. She had today, and it

had cost her so much, too much. “Don’t leave me.” One by

one Elena opened her fingers that clutched the bath sheet.

The damp linen dropped to her feet.

“Elena—”

“I am unhurt,” she interrupted. “But—” she raised her

hand timidly toward his face. He didn’t move away. “I don’t

want to be alone.” He still hadn’t looked down at her body,

but held her gaze locked to his. Her hand crept closer. “I

don’t want to hide anymore.” The pads of her fingers hovered

near his jaw, the stubble giving him a roguish look. She held

her breath and touched him.

He closed his eyes and inhaled as she lay her palm along

his face. When he opened them again Elena’s breath caught

at the intensity there. The red spark was gone, but another

spark made her heart beat inside her like a bird within a

cage. She left his jaw and took his hand, placing it on her

exposed collarbone where her heart beat insistently. “I will

do everything I can not to have you look at me again like

you did today in that filthy cottage.” She slid his hand down

her chest to her breast.

“Nay.” He shook his head, pulling his hand away. “Ye

will not make amends this way, Elena.”

She stepped closer to his warmth, her naked back cold in

the chilled room, completely vulnerable. “No, I mean…I’m

done hiding from you, Searc.” She shook her head. “It is too

painful to keep secrets. I’d rather… After today, your look. It

would be less painful to die then keep them from you.” She

felt her eyes watering up but blinked the tears away. “I want

you to know me, everything about me.” She pressed close

against him to wrap her hands around the back of his neck.

“Starting with this.” She kissed him.

His exhale was half groan, half growl, yet still he resisted.

“Lass, ye don’t need to do this.”

She frowned at him. “Damn it, Searc, stop being so

noble.” His eyes widened slightly. “I want this. I want you,

and if you turn me away after I’ve thrown myself literally in

your hands naked—”

Searc cut her off, grasping her face, angling it to press

tightly against his lips. His one hand wrapped around her

back, running down the chilled skin covering her spine,

pressing her to him. The feel of him, so completely aroused,

melted her worry away. He did want her. A hot ache shot

down through her body.

Although all the books in the Highland Hearts series can stand alone, they are more fun read in the following order:

HIGHLAND HEART – short prequel novella (Only $0.99) HH Buy Link

CAPTURED HEART – Book One CH Buy Link

TANGLED HEARTS – Book Two TH Buy Link

UNTAMED HEARTS – long novella (Only $0.99) UH Buy Link

CRIMSON HEART – Book Three CrH Buy Link

Thank you so much for having me here today! For more information on me and my books, please stop by my web site at www.HeatherMcCollum.com. I can also be found here:

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Crimson-Heart-500Book Synopsis: Elena has spent her entire life hiding her family name while walking the thin line between lady and servant in a Protestant household. She has kept the secret of her lineage for years, but with a new, fiercely Catholic queen on the throne, Elena’s Protestant caretaker is being targeted. And when Bloody Mary discovers Elena’s true identity, she must flee to Scotland to save her life.

Highland warrior, Searc Munro, has secrets of his own. In a family of healers, his dark, killing magic must never be known. When his father’s life is threatened, Searc unleashes his lethal power to save him. With his clan’s suspicious glances and whispers plaguing him, he sets off alone, only to find another use for his magic in saving a beautiful lass being attacked in the forest.

Teaming up as exiles, Elena and Searc head toward Edinburg to find refuge. Yet, with a series of ritual killings haunting the city and a traitor attempting to assassinate Scotland’s regent, suspicion turns to Searc. As word of another British heir reaches the country, the two must learn to trust each other before it’s too late.

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Author Bio:gCmS3RD0

Heather McCollum is an award winning, historical paranormal and YA romance writer. She earned her B.A. in Biology, much to her English professor’s dismay. She is a member of Romance Writers of America and the Ruby Slippered Sisterhood of 2009 Golden Heart finalists.

The ancient magic and lush beauty of Great Britain entrances Ms. McCollum’s heart and imagination every time she visits. The country’s history and landscape have been a backdrop for her writing ever since her first journey across the pond.

When she is not creating vibrant characters & magical adventures on the page, she is roaring her own battle cry in the war against ovarian cancer. Ms. McCollum recently slayed the cancer beast and resides with her very own Highland hero, rescued golden retriever & 3 kids in the wilds of suburbia on the mid-Atlantic coast.

For more information about Ms. McCollum, please visit www.HeatherMcCollum.com. WebsiteBlog Twitter Facebook Goodreads Newsletter

Giveaway: $20 GC (Starbucks or Amazon )and previous two books in the series.  Leave comments along with an email address.

 

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11 thoughts on “Crimson Heart by Heather McCollum Giveaway $20GC (Starbucks or Amazon)”

  1. The book sounds amazing. Looking forward to reading it! So glad that your health is good and that your living your life well. Have a happy 4th!

  2. I enjoyed the excerpt. Would love to enter the contest, but the Rafflecopter doesn’t load on the comment page (and the link is back to this page).

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