Highland Hunger Blog Tour

HIGHLAND HUNGER

By Eliza Knight

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Publication Date: September 18, 2014

Knight Media, LLC.

Formats: eBook, Paperback

Pages: 278

Genre: Historical Romance

About the Book

03_Highland Hunger Complete Set Cover***ALL FIVE GAMES!!!***

An unclaimed land in the Scottish isles is ruled by the male and female victors in a series of war games every five years. Named Chief and Lady of the land, they rule the vast holding, and protect the people by divine right, until the next game begins.

After her brother’s death Ceana is named laird. The only way for her clan to survive the ravages of the Highlands is to join in the war games. Bastard son of a powerful earl, Macrath is placed in the games by his vengeful stepmother. He must survive for the ultimate retribution.

Ceana can’t afford to like the formidable, captivating, Highlander who seems to be following her, and yet she can’t seem to walk away. Macrath wants nothing more than to protect the enchanting warrior lass, but doing so may get in the way of his need for revenge. What starts out as a race to survive turns into passion to endure together.

May the gods be forever in their favor…

Purchase Links

Amazon US ~~ Amazon UK

 

Interview

It is my pleasure to welcome Eliza Knight, author of HIGHLAND HUNGER, to Room With Books!

Eliza, what do you do when you are not writing?

Catch up on life, lol. I have three little princesses, so we do a lot of family things together. I love to explore outside, hiking, walking, etc… I read a lot, too! I also like to binge-watch all the television series I missed while writing. And I’m currently doing a lot of working out to get back into shape (T-25, walking/running, and soon starting P90X3!)

Would you share any challenges you faced in getting your first book published?

I have always loved medieval romance. When I first started writing, I got very close to an offer with a NY Pub for my medieval romance series—set in England. But it came back from the marketing department that Regency and Scottish sold better. So I set the manuscript aside. I’d loved reading Regencies and Scottish romances, so they weren’t foreign to me. I switched historical eras/settings and my first story published was a short Scottish time-travel.

What was your first job?

My first job was as a babysitter. But when I was 15, I had the opportunity to work in a pediatrician’s office doing paperwork (my mom was the head-nurse there).

Was there any particular author or book that influenced you in any way growing up?

I loved to read the classics—Jane Eyre is one of my favs. But I also read Ken Follett, Margaret George, Julie Garwood and Jude Devereux.

If you could have any superpower what would you choose?

Ohhh… That’s a good question! Time-travel!!! I’d get some good research outta that! Plus, I’d get to see a bunch of braw Highlander’s J

Out of all of your characters, which is your favorite? What makes that character your favorite?

I have to say, my absolute favorite is Magnus from THE HIGHLANDER’S REWARD. There is just something about his strength, his loyalty, and the sweet side of him that makes me melt.

What does your writing schedule look like?

I write Monday-Friday, aiming for roughly 2500-3000 words a day. It’s a full-time job for me. I typically write for about 3-4 hours a day, the rest of the day is taken up with edits and the business side of writing.

Do you use your OWN experiences?

Every book has a little piece of me in it. Things I’ve said, heard, seen, done, people I’ve met, places I’ve been. But, it is all within context of the book. Its fiction after all 🙂

Was it easy to pick the title for your book?

Titles are so integral to the book, that I can’t actually start writing until I have one. They have to match perfectly. HIGHLAND HUNGER, was actually titled by my cover designer who was fleshing out the series with me. It matched perfectly because my heroine and hero are struggling for life, for place, for victory. They hunger for love, for acceptance, for strength. The subsequent books in the series are HIGHLAND SACRIFICE (Jan/2015) and HIGHLAND VICTORY (June/2015)

What one profession, other than author, would you choose now? Why does it appeal to you?

Hmmm… I think movie critic. I LOVE movies, and if I could watch them and analyze them and write about them, it would be awesome.

What are you currently working on?

I’m currently finishing up a novella—THE HIGHLANDER’S CHARM, part of my Stolen Bride series. Once I finish, I’ll be digging into the second book the Highland Wars series, HIGHLAND SACRIFICE.

Fun Facts

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream? Chocolate peanut butter

Night owl, or early bird? Depends J On the weekends I’m a night owl, during the week I go to be early

Coffee or tea? Coffee

Roller Coasters or Water Rides? Water Rides

Swimming in the ocean or a pool? Pool—but I prefer to lounge by the beach

Walking or fitness club? Walking!

Any last words?

 I wanted to thank Patricia and Room with Books for letting me share a bit about myself and my books with you! If you want to learn more about my books and any upcoming appearances, sign up for my occaisional newsletter. The link can be found on the front page of my website: www.elizaknight.com. Happy Reading!

Thank you for chatting with our readers, Eliza, and for allowing Room With Books to be part of your tour!

 ~ Patricia ~

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ElizaKnight_HighlandWars_LogoAbout the Author

02_Eliza KnightKnight is a member of the Historical Novel Society, Romance Writers of America and several RWA affiliate writing chapters: Hearts Through History, Celtic Hearts, Maryland Romance Writers and Washington Romance Writers. Growing up playing in castle ruins and traipsing the halls of Versailles when visiting her grandparents during the summer, instilled in a love of history and royals at an early age. Feeding her love of history, she created the popular historical blog, History Undressed (www.historyundressed.com). Under the pseudonym Eliza Knight, she is a bestselling, award-winning, multi-published author of historical and erotic romance.

For more information please visit E. Knight’s website and blog. You can also find her on FacebookTwitter, and Goodreads.

 

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Highland Hunger Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, October 20
Spotlight & Giveaway at Passages to the Past

Tuesday, October 21
Spotlight at Just One More Chapter

Wednesday, October 22
Interview at Romance Book Junkies

Thursday, October 23
Guest Post at Back Porchervations

Monday, October 27
Interview at Room with Books

Tuesday, October 28
Spotlight at Svetlana’s Reads and Views

Wednesday, October 29
Review & Giveaway at A Bookish Affair

Friday, October 31
Review & Giveaway at Peeking Between the Pages

Saturday, November 1
Review at Book Nerd

Monday, November 3
Review at Historical Romance Lover

Tuesday, November 4
Review at Book Marks the Spot

Wednesday, November 5
Review at Oh, For the Hook of a Book!
Guest Post at Boom Baby Reviews

Thursday, November 6
Guest Post at SOS Aloha

Friday, November 7
Review at Journey with Books
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Larsen, Annette K.: Just Ella

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Just Ella

Just Ella by Annette K. Larsen

Book Summary:

A Proper Romance

Ariella was only looking for a distraction, something to break up the monotony of palace life. What she found was a young man willing to overlook her title and show her a new and vibrant way of life. But when her growing feelings for Gavin spiral out of control and clash with the expectations of her station, she will discover that the consequences of her curiosity are far more severe than she’d imagined.

I watched in helpless horror as two guards hauled Gavin to his feet and dragged him from the room. My voice was frozen, unable to protest as another guard took hold of my arm, leading me upstairs. From the confines of my room, I stared into the darkness beyond my window, hoping to catch one more glimpse of Gavin. He was gone, and I wondered if he would have been better off if he had never met me.

Books 1 for Patricia copyREVIEW: FIVE STARSGold Star

I seldom review a book I so thoroughly enjoy! In an age of open sexuality, paranormalism and dystopia, Just Ella by Annette K. Larsen is a wonderful breath of fresh air.

Just Ella, a historical romance, still addresses the challenges of all ages: who am I and how do I fit into this world; and how do I live with myself if I don’t do the right thing?

Just Ella tells the tale of a young royal learning her place in society but yearning for a life with more meaning. Ella finds herself stifled by being a princess and searches for a way to alleviate the monotony her station brings with it. She has always loved the gardens and begins to explore, finding more than she bargained for in Gavin, a young gardener. Their love evolves and brings many troubles from the moment their time shared together is discovered.

The love of Ella and Gavin is obvious to the outsider from the onset.  But watching them traverse the expectations of Ella’s family and of their era is, to me, like watching the young love of Romeo and Juliet develop over the life of William Shakespeare’s play of the same name. It is pure and full of innocence, yet filled with despair, and even treachery, at every turn.

The beauty of watching Ella from her first moments of true love, through the battles of growing up, meeting the expectations of family and her place in society, and becoming the confident woman she is meant to be is a thing of profound beauty.

Annette K. Larsen has taken what is, to me, the hardest part of a young life and transported me back in time to the age of kings and queens, princes and princesses, and my dream as a young girl, of finding prince charming and living happily ever after. I sincerely hope there will be many more novels in the future from Annette K. Larsen.

“My books are about women who face hard choices, who face pain and rejection and often have to face the reality of sacrificing what they want for what is right. The consequences are often difficult or unpleasant, but in the end, doing what’s right will always be worth it.” The book Just Ella takes that lesson to its very heart and teaches all of us that doing the right thing will always bring about the best ending. I hope more people, both young and older, will read this novel and learn this lesson.

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I write clean romance. Why? Because that’s what I love to read, but over the years I’ve discovered it’s quite a challenge to find good clean romance. I believe it’s a genre that many people are looking for and too few authors are writing. My first novel, Just Ella, took me many years to write because I wanted it to be more than just a cutesy love story. I wanted it to have depth, to feel genuine. Hopefully I succeeded, but you’ll have to be the judge.

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Praise for Just Ella

“I fell in love with this book. Treat yourself to something wonderful. You can’t go wrong with Just Ella!” ~Inspired Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer

“By far one of the best romance novels I’ve ever read. Pulls you in with great, likable characters and keeps you going with a sweet and exciting love story–plus a good plot to give it even more substance. Full of those tender moments you want to go back and read again, plus exciting moments, clever humor, and some suspense as well.” ~Jana Miller

“Annette Larsen writes a love story that takes time, is complicated, and yet still sweeps you up in the romance (without the cheese, thank you). It’s compelling and emotional and sweet and you will love every page.” ~Kimi

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annetteAuthor Annette K. Larsen

I was born in Utah, but grew up in Flagstaff Arizona and St. Louis Missouri, the fifth of seven children. I attended college at Southern Virginia University and Brigham Young University where I studied English and Theater. I now live in Idaho with my husband and four children.

I have Charlotte Bronte to thank for the courage to write novels. After being bombarded with assigned reading about women who justified abandoning either their families or their principles in the name of love, I had the great fortune of reading Jane Eyre. And that was it: finally a heroine who understood that being moral and making the right choice was hard, and sometimes it hurt, but it was still worth it. After rereading it several years later, I realized that if I wanted more books to exist with the kinds of heroines I admired, then I might as well write a few myself. My books are about women who face hard choices, who face pain and rejection and often have to sacrifice what they want for what is right. The consequences are often difficult or unpleasant, but it the end, doing what’s right will always be worth it.

I believe there is no substitute for good writing or good chocolate. Fortunately, one often leads to the other.

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Excerpt:

“When have we ever seen anyone else out here?”

“Just because we haven’t doesn’t mean we couldn’t.”

“Well, I’m sorry you regret confiding in me, but I’m not going to stop coming here.”

“I don’t want you to stop coming here. I love that you come here. But you have to let me come with you.”

“Because you can protect me from the wicked world?” My voice was mocking, mean.

His eyes narrowed. “I can hold my own,” he said in absolute seriousness. For the first time I considered his build in relation to something other than his striking looks. The years of hard physical work had resulted in toned muscle and rough, strong hands. He would be good in a fight. The thought made me swallow. “Can you say the same for yourself?”

I looked down at the book I’d been reading, rubbing one hand over the cover in agitation while my face burned. The guilt I felt at his reprimand surprised me. “All right,” I conceded. “You can come from now on.”

He moved close to me, then brush a curl behind my ear. “I’m sorry,” he said softly.

I had to keep myself from closing my eyes as the warmth of his touch rippled down my spine. “I’m fine.”

“I’m still sorry.”

I rested my chin on my knees, staring at the water for a minute. “How old are you?” My quiet question broke the silence.

“Eighteen,” he answered, close to my ear. “How old are you?”

I turned to glare at him but was momentarily distracted to find him leaning toward me, smiling. I had the oddest urge to kiss the smirk off his face.

Forcing myself to look at his eyes, I resumed my glaring. He knew my age. Everyone knew, because everyone prepared for it. “I’ll be sixteen in five days,” I said caustically.

He just kept smiling. “Happy Birthday.”

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