Join author B.J. Scott on her Virtual Book Tour for Highland Homecoming, presented by Goddess Fish Promotions, from November 25 – December 20, 2013. Please leave a comment or question to let B.J. know you stopped by. B.J. will be awarding a $50 Amazon gift card, Scottish shortbread cookies, can cooler and mouse pad (US/CANADA ONLY) to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour. Please be sure to leave your email address with your comment in case you are the winner. You can follow the rest of B.J.’s tour here, the more stops you visit, the better your odds of winning.
Guest Post - My Plans for 2014 by B.J. ScottThank you for hosting me on your blog today. The question you asked is what I hope to accomplish as a writer in 2014.My ultimate goal is to someday write full time, to put out enough books in a year to make a living doing what I love. Until now, juggling a job, small business, real life as a wife, mom and caring for our fur-babies makes finding time to write difficult. Add to that the time it takes to do promotions and it leaves very little time to breathe. This also means it takes me a lot longer than I would like to write and release new books. In the fall of 2014, my current job will be finished so I will be faced with some decisions to make. Look for another job or pursue my writing full time. The latter would be my choice, but to do that I must finish a few more books and better establish myself as an author. The key is to find the time to do that while I am still working and not compromise the quality of my work. It is my hope that each book will be better than the one before. I owe it to my readers to write the best books I can.
I am currently writing another Scottish historical that I am very excited about. I also have a four book anthology of Scottish time travel and a paranormal time travel set during the American Civil War in the works. If I can complete these books and have them release before the fall, it will give me six books on the market, setting a solid foundation from which to build my writing career. I am pleased with the success of my first three books, but given the time it takes for a book to be released by a publisher (usually a year) I may have to consider going the self-publishing route for one or all three of my next books. This will be a huge step for me and I have to admit it does make me a bit nervous, but feel the benefits will outweigh the negative aspects. I have yet to make a final decision.
By B.J. Scott
The Fraser Brother’s Trilogy, Book 3
Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing
Release Date: September 17, 2013
Genre: Historical Romance/Scottish Medieval
Length: 224 Pages
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About the book:
The last thing Alasdair Fraser expects to find on an isolated beach in Northern Scotland is a beautiful, unconscious lass. Unable to turn his back on someone in need, he delays his journey and tends to her injuries–an act that has him questioning his destiny and his plans to rejoin the fight for Scotland’s independence.
Will he drop the shield that guards his heart or will the secrets she fails to reveal and his own stubbornness keep them apart forever?
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ExcerptPerched on a stool by the fire, he watched her sleep, wondering how he was going to ever let her go. She was by far the loveliest woman he had ever seen, and she did not seem to be put off by his size, awkwardness, or lack of manners. But duty dictated that they part ways.After tossing a log on the fire, he spread a pelt on the floor in front of the hearth, then lowered himself to the ground. He pulled the tunic over his head and tossed it on the stool, then did the same with his trews and boots, before settling beneath a length of plaid.The last thing he wanted to do was lie on the floor and go to sleep. If truth be known, he wanted to slip beneath the covers, take Lauren in his arms, and make her his own. But that would not be right or proper. They were not betrothed and despite what people might think of him, he was a man of honor.The women he’d bedded in the past had all been of questionable repute and none had been untried maidens. If Lauren was not already married or spoken for, he held enough respect for her that he would wait until their wedding night. But then again, if she did not get her memory back, he might never know for certain.He slammed his fist on the floor. What the hell was he thinking? He was never going to take a bride. Especially one with no past. He was a warrior. There was no future for them, something he best not forget. He tucked the plaid around his shoulders and dozed off.An ear-piercing scream disturbed his slumber and Alasdair jolted up with a start. Wasting no time, he climbed to his feet and raced to the pallet.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
With a passion for historical romance, history in general, and anything Celtic, B.J. always has an exciting work in progress. Each story offers a blend of romance, adventure, suspense, and, where appropriate, a dab of comic relief. Carefully researched historical facts are woven into each manuscript, providing a backdrop from which steamy romance, gripping plots, and vivid characters—dashing alpha heroes and resourceful, beguiling heroines you can’t help but admire—spring to life. A member of RWA, World Romance Writers, Celtic Hearts Romance Writers, and Savvy Authors, B.J. also writes contemporary, paranormal, time travel, and romantic suspense.
C.S. Lewis first captivated B. J.’s imagination in the fourth grade, and her desire to write sprang from there. Following a career in nursing and child and youth work, B.J. married her knight-in-shining-armor, and he whisked her away to his castle by the sea. In reality, they share their century-old home in a small Canadian town on the shore of Lake Erie with three dogs and a cat. When she is not working at her childcare job, on her small business, or writing, you will find her reading, camping, or antique hunting.
Don't forget to leave a comment or question to let B.J. know you stopped by. B.J. will be awarding a $50 Amazon gift card, Scottish shortbread cookies, can cooler and mouse pad (US/CANADA ONLY) to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour. Please be sure to leave your email address with your comment in case you are the winner. You can follow the rest of B.J.’s tour here, the more stops you visit, the better your odds of winning.
Fraser Brother Series