Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Virtual excerpt tour stop for Highland Magic by Christine Young

Reviews and Interviews is happy to be a virtual excerpt tour stop today for Highland Magic by Christine Young, a historical romance available now from Rogue Phoenix Press. This is just one of many tour stops Christine has throughout the month. And Christine was a guest here last November for her novel Highland Honor.

Christine will be awarding a $15.00 Amazon Gift Card to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour, as well as 10 MacPherson book marks to randomly drawn commenters. To be entered to win, leave an e-mail with a comment below or at any of Christine's other tour stops. The more you comment, the more chances you have to win. 

Author bio and links:
Born in Medford, Oregon, novelist Christine Young has lived in Oregon all of her life. After graduating from Oregon State University with a BS in science, she spent another year at Southern Oregon State University working on her teaching certificate, and a few years later received her Master's degree in secondary education and counseling. 

Now, the long, hot days of summer provide the perfect setting for creating romance. She sold her first book, Dakota's Bride, in the summer of 1998 and her second book, My Angel to Kensington, quickly followed. Her teaching and writing careers have intertwined with raising three children.  Christine's newest venture is the creation of Rogue Phoenix Press. Christine is the founder, editor and co-owner with her husband. They live in Salem, Oregon.

Blurb about Highland Magic:
Throughout the Highlands she is known as Keely, the witch woman. She is a great healer --a woman whose dreams come true. Ian MacPherson is a man who puts honor, loyalty, and duty above everything. Their lives are entwined when Ian is sent by the Scottish King to bring Keely to trial for witchcraft. He is attacked and left for dead, but Keely rescues him. When he wakes, he discovers he has no memory. As he remembers his lost past, Ian finds that his need to protect the woman who has saved his life eclipses his duty to his king and country., He is a man torn between honor and duty to his country and the woman he loves.

Excerpt from Highland Magic:
"She is illegitimate but she is your daughter. Never forget that." She rose and walked to his side. Her small, fragile hand rested on his back, yet she gave comfort with her touch and she gave him courage as well.

At his sides, his fingers clenched tight, wishing for the peace that always seemed to surround his wife. When she could have hated him for his illegitimate daughter, she had not. Indeed, she had always loved Keely as if she were her own flesh and blood.

"I will always remember I love her dearly. I wish she could live with us in peace and comfort."

"The King may not allow it. I am sure Hawke's man is doing all in his power to keep her safe. Keeping her safe may well mean keeping her away from ye."

"Do ye suppose they travel to the MacPherson castle?" he wondered, suddenly more eager than ever to learn the truth.

"Nay, that would pit the MacPhersons against the King. Hawke would not allow that to happen."

"Perhaps they went to their newly acquired estate in England."

"The Whitcomb estate?" she questioned. "Do ye believe Keely would be safe there?" He nodded. "Henry would not raise a hand to help King James."

"'Tis a very real possibility." "I will send Angus. He is young but capable and wily. If anyone can discover what has happened to the pair, Angus can."

"Then send young Angus so ye have a mind left to concentrate on the harvest and your people."


Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting today.

Catherine Lee said...

Christine...I haven't heard of Rogue Phoenix Press. What do they publish? How do you and your hubby divvy up the duties? I assume the skills needed to run it are different from your writing skills.
catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

Rita Wray said...

I'm looking forward to reading Highland Magic.


Unknown said...

Thank you for the great excerpt, it sounds like a really well written story

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MomJane said...

I am really enjoying your tour. This sounds like an awesome story. I love this genre.

MomJane said...

I am really enjoying your tour. This sounds like an awesome story. I love this genre.

Mary Preston said...

Being illegitimate in such times would have had consequences. Very interesting.


Anonymous said...

Love the excerpt!