HRR Guest & Contest: Amy Jarecki

The Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London


A descendant of an ancient Lowland clan, Amy adores Scotland. Though she now resides in southwest Utah, she received her MBA from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. Winning multiple writing awards, she found her niche in the genre of Scottish historical romance, writing steamy edge-of-your-seat action adventures with rugged men and fascinating women who weave their paths through the brutal eras of centuries past. Amy loves hearing from her readers.

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Why do Highlanders make such good heroes?

In my books, there is nothing more romantic than a Scottish Highlander with a rolling burr. They’re a bit rough around the edges and for centuries they were considered barbarians, but there are so many redeeming qualities in these brawny heroes:

  1. Total alpha male. These rugged warriors cannot afford to be passive. They have a duty to protect their clans and their women and nothing will stand in their way.
  2. The Scottish Highlander’s honor is his most treasured attribute, guiding his every decision. No one can ever strip away his honor, for it defines him.
  3. Respect and Chivalry. Both his honor and the code of chivalry ensure the Highlander will treat the heroine reverently, respect her virtue, and when in a crowd, he will make her feel as if she’s the only and most beautiful woman in the room—even if he doesn’t know he’s in love with her yet.
  4. Ruggedly good looking. These Highland heroes are generally tall and sturdy, and oh so verra, verra masculine. With firm jaws, broad foreheads and intense eyes, there is no question who is in command when you enter their lair.
  5. Did I mention powerful? Their sturdy build and constant training tones their solid frames. A Highlander would be a good contender for Mr. Universe, though he’s not conceited about it. His muscular build is necessary for the protection of his clan—and his woman.
  6. Well-trained warrior. These men must be trained in the use of all weapons, and expertly wield a claymore, shoot arrows, and know how to handle a deadly dirk.
  7. A sense of humor. They don’t take themselves too seriously and know when to laugh at their own mistakes…but not always.
  8. Practiced lover. Any woman will swoon in his arms and consider herself completely ravished in the morning.
  9. Finally, Highland heroes have a fervent passion for the heroine that drives them to the ragged edge of madness.

Who wouldn’t fall in love with rugged warrior, who only has eyes for you, would protect you with his life, and speaks with a deep, lilting Scottish burr? *swoons*

Thank you so much for inviting me to your blog! It has been a lot of fun!


Releasing November 5, 2015 — Rise of a Legend

Running away from her catastrophic life, historical journalist Eva MacKay joins an archaeological dig at the battleground of Loudoun Hill. Unearthing the seal of William Wallace, Eva gains notoriety. But her dreams of Bowie knives—the weapon that murdered her husband—morph into great swords and dirks.

Drawn to a ruined monastery, Eva drifts into the worst nightmare of all. Awaking to the sharp point of a madman’s sword, she’s hurled into the midst of a bloody thirteenth century battle. Just when certain death is eminent, brutal arms surround the lass, dragging her deeper into unknown terror.

When Eva realizes she’s been hauled to the hideout of rebel William Wallace, a revelation dawns—she’s landed the story of a lifetime—if she can stay alive and find a way home to tell her tale.

What she doesn’t count on is her mounting chemistry with the greatest legend Scotland has ever known…or the absolute love swelling in her heart.

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48 thoughts on “HRR Guest & Contest: Amy Jarecki

  1. Thank you for hosting me on your site today. I’m so excited about the HRR event I can hardly wait! I’m looking forward to hearing what readers like about Highland heroes!!!!

  2. Kaleena Kaderabek says:

    Love your books Amy! What I love most about Highland hero’s is their sense of honor and alpha protectiveness!

  3. Julie Whiteley says:

    I agree with you Amy! Highlanders are a very special kind of hero! I guess what I like most is their fierce loyalty and protectiveness, and that they will fight for what they believe in. They are never foppish, whiny, or tepid. They are strong and brave and that’s what makes them heroes, Your highlanders are wonderful! Best of luck with her writing and upcoming releases.

  4. Carol L says:

    I love Highlanders. Their loyalty and honor alone make them sexy Heroes. When it comes to protecting the ones they love No one does it better then a Highlander. I love the excerpt/blurb. This is definitely going on my TRL. Thank you so much for the giveaway chance.
    Carol L

  5. JoAnne says:

    I love their pride and their ruggedness as well as their ingenuity.

    You are a new to me author. I will definitely be adding your books to my TBR pile.

  6. Anna Gibson says:

    Love your books Amy!!! I love their fierce loyalty and protectiveness. How they stop at nothing to defend and protect what is theirs.

  7. Liz Evans says:

    What I love is their rugged masculinity, their all or nothing attitude, loyalty to clan & & the same to a Highlanders
    Us..KILTS !!! The loom magnificent

  8. Barbi Davis says:

    I loved Rise of a Legend. Amy did such a wonderful job. I felt the anguish of the Scottish. And Longshanks devious deeds. And Eva, what a great lady. Book 2 is going to rock too!!!

  9. Tanya Guthrie says:

    I love them because they are brutish and almost barbaric. True ALPHAS to the core, but not freakish, if that makes sense.

  10. Janie McGaugh says:

    It’s hard to pick one thing that is the “most” alluring. If it comes right down to it, I guess I’d say it’s the accent.

  11. They will do anything for the one they care and love! And I imagine them like strong, powerful, handsome and smart gorgeous creatures 😉
    Thank you Amy <3

  12. Meredith Hillenbrand says:

    You are absolutely right, Shana, who wouldn’t want to fall in love with a highlander? I loved your post and have been wanting to read this book. You even have time travel in there. Thanks for the giveaway and chance.

  13. Tammy Bennett says:

    I love Highlanders for the loyalty to their Clan. They are fierce warriors and gentle lovers. Highlanders have love and respect of the harsh land they live in.

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