Wednesday, May 29, 2013

HIGHLANDER'S HOPE By Collette Cameron

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Not a day has gone by that Ewan McTavish, the Viscount Sethwick, hasn't dreamed of the beauty he danced with two years ago. He's determined to win her heart and make her his own. Heiress, Yvette Stapleton, is certain of one thing; marriage is risky and, therefore, to be avoided. At first, she doesn't recognize the dangerously handsome man who rescues her from assailants on London's docks, but Lord Sethwick's passionate kisses soon have her reconsidering her cynical views on matrimony. On a mission to stop a War Office traitor, Ewan draws Yvette into deadly international intrigue. To protect her, he exploits Scottish law, declaring her his lawful wife—without benefit of a ceremony. Yvette is furious upon discovering the irregular marriage is legally binding, though she never said, "I do." Will Ewan's manipulation cost him her newfound love?

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Collette will be awarding a gift basket that includes a 20.00 Amazon gift card, Cadbury Chocolates, Vintage-looking cameo pendant, Highlander's Hope bookmark, blue rose china teacup and demi-spoon, blue rose soaps, notepad--all assembled in an attractive vintage decor a randomly drawn commenter during the tour. Be sure to follow the tour HERE comment often for even more chances to win.


Highlander's Hope Excerpt - Carriage Scene

Peeking at him from beneath her lashes, she reached up to straighten her bonnet. It hung askew off the side of her head, like a giant drooping peony. She shoved it back into place but the moment she removed her hand, it flopped over once more.

The stranger's unrestrained laughter filled the carriage.

“Oh, bother it all.” Yvette’s patience with both her rescuer and the silly bonnet were at an end. She had no choice but to remove the dratted thing to reaffix it. Several strands of hair tumbled to her shoulders when she removed the cap from her head. Suppressing a shriek of annoyance, she placed the hat beside her. She then set about securing the wayward curls. Pinning the last strand in place, her eyes met those of her companion.

Momentarily forgetting her unanswered questions, she stilled, as did the world around her. The air hung suspended in her lungs. Her eyes widened in disbelief, her stunned gaze riveted on his face. “You exist?” Her voice was husky with awe.

Raising an ebony eyebrow, a flicker of humor softened the nobleman’s features. “So it would appear.”

A voice, deep and dark, caressed Yvette’s heightened senses. She stared. Her gaze roved across his handsome features returning, as if compelled by some unseen force, to his eyes.

Those eyes. Fringed by thick lashes, the mesmerizing turquoise pools gazing back at her sent her senses reeling in recognition. Her mouth dropped open. No, it couldn’t be. “Am I dreaming?” Giving a quick shake of her head, she lowered her eyelids for a moment. Lud, but she was befuddled. "Who are you?


A life-long Oregonian, Collette Cameron was born and raised in a small town along the northern Oregon coast. Today she makes her home in a rural community, 30 minutes west of Portland. Her Victorian farmhouse sits on a one-acre certified wildlife habit, interspersed with a plethora of gardens: English, rose, butterfly, rock, water, and of course, vegetable.

A voracious reader of romance since her teens, she even named her daughter after a heroine in her favorite romance novel. An enthusiast of times gone by, and anything related to romance, she writes Historical Romance, with a dash of inspiration, a pinch of humor, and a liberal portion of suspense.

Having dabbled in interior decorating in her youth, Collette returned to school, graduating summa cum laude from Oregon State University, and going on to obtain her Master's Degree in Teaching. She is member of Romance Writers of America, Rose City Romance Writers, The Beau Monde, and Love Faith and Hope, Inc.

Some of Collette's favorite things include unique blends of coffees and teas, trivia, Cadbury Milk Chocolate, inspirational quotes, and scented candles. Her Christian faith, husband, three adult children, and five miniature dachshunds round out her life quite nicely! When she's not teaching or writing, she enjoys amateur photography, bird watching, gardening, interior decorating, rock-hunting, boating or fishing on the Columbia River, and reading.


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  1. I was hoping for a new excerpt. This book sounds so great, and I can't wait to read it.

    1. MomJane, I have several excerpts on my blog.

  2. Good morning all! So happy to be here. Hi MomJane. Thought I might see you here today.

    The buy link at Amazon is finally working!

  3. Ahhhh....Cadbury are a lady after my own heart! Cadbury produces my favorite chocolates. I especially love those Cadbury Mini eggs at Easter. I was looking at your website and noticed that tiny picture of your writing space. What a beautifully decorated space you've set for yourself. Love the vintage tea cups too.

    Highlander's Hope is the first in a series, correct? Since you have such a large cast of characters, how many books do you plan in this series?

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

    1. Karen,
      My daughter and I go through bags of those mini eggs around Easter!
      Highlander's Hope is the first book in a trilogy. The second book. The Viscount's Vow (Vangie and Ian from Highlander's Hope) releases next fall, and I'm working on the third, The Earl's Enticement (Adaira and Roark).

      Then I have a six-book saga based on Ewan's other siblings and cousins. Plus there will be books for the twins, Isaiah and Josiah, and Yancy and Harcourt get to tell their stories too.

  4. Loving the tour so far!


  5. I love historical romances. Have you ever thought about writing any other genre of romance or general fiction?

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

    1. Actually, Shannon, I have. I'd love to write a medieval romance, plus I have a couple ideas for contemporary romances. Oh, and I have an idea for a paranormal romance trilogy. There's a general fiction story I want to write based on a true story too.

  6. This is a new genre of romances for me. I have seen so much around I didn't want to miss out on something I might love. Thank you for a chance to win.

    1. I'm reading a contemporary romance right now that I love! And, I've read sci-fi romance that I certainly never thought I'd enjoy.

  7. Thanks for sharing! I love these excerpts! They just make me NEED the book right now! lol

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

  8. The characters sound interesting

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  9. Sounds like an enjoyable read.
    jmcgaugh (at) semo (dot) edu

  10. Good excerpt, definitely going to read it. :)
    Thorton12 at hotmail dot com

  11. Thanks for the excerpt. Great! katieamanda1(at)yahoo(dot)com