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.
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- A sense of humor. They don’t take themselves too seriously and know when to laugh at their own mistakes…but not always.
- Practiced lover. Any woman will swoon in his arms and consider herself completely ravished in the morning.
- 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*
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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.