The exciting events of recent weeks have resulted in my adopting my six-year-old granddaughter’s favorite way of beginning all her sentences. Yep. Her enthusiasm effervesces like a bubbling soda as she chatters. “Guess what?”
My debut novel from The Wild Rose Press is finally released! Whoo hoo!! BEYOND A HIGHLAND WHISPER became available on February 18th. A beguiling Scot from the 1400’s, Latharn Mackay is cursed into a crystal orb when a seductive witch rages against his withheld love. But hope’s not lost. The woman destined for his heart can break the curse by whispering her love aloud. A few problems lie ahead. Nessa is six hundred years in the future and Latharn can only visit her dreams with a silent presence. If he speaks, the curse will shatter his soul into bits. And there’s still the matter of the sorceress. An enraged woman always has the final say…unless love proves more powerful.
The last time Latharn MacKay walked among his kinsman was in Scotland of 1410. Sensuous and charismatic, all the women wanted him, but none could capture his heart. Latharn's charm became his curse when a dark sorceress didn’t take rejection well. She snared his soul into a crystal globe until the one woman destined to be his love whispered his release. Now all Latharn has to do is find her and guide her to him without speaking a word.
One of the youngest archeologists in St Louis of 2010, Nessa credits one thing for this achievement: the recurring dream of a heart-stopping Highlander since the summer she turned eighteen years old. Little does she know, he's not some fantasy cooked up by her subconscious. He’s a trapped soul determined for Nessa to end his six centuries in hell. Can love prevail over the dark magic of a woman scorned?
And guess what else?
Some folks have already bought it and let me know that they REALLY like it. And they’re NOT EVEN FAMILY!
And guess what else?
I signed another contract with The Wild Rose Press. YAY! They bought THE HIGHLANDER’S FURY.
And there’s even more!
I made it to the FINAL ROUND of the Kensington Brava / RT Book Reviews Writing with the Stars contest with my paranormal romance, ETERNITY’S MARK. Can you BELIEVE it? Me neither. Whew! Bear with me a minute while I try to catch my breath.
Okay. (Inhales deeply and then exhales) I’m better now. It’s difficult to describe how all these “guess what’s” have made me feel: elated, excited, anxious, and the ever popular scared…witless. You thought I was going to say something else, didn’t you? Shame on you!
The release of my book was like a satisfying sigh after holding my breath until I turned blue. I’m a bit of an insecure sort and I guess some inner demon kept whispering in my ear: they’re gonna send you an email saying they were just kidding. Yes. I know. I’m nuts. But aren’t we all?
My second contract brought a wonderful case of the giggles. Ha! I’m not just a one book wonder!
Surviving (and yes – I do mean SURVIVING) all the rounds of the Writing With the Stars contest has been a lot like hanging off the edge of an eroding cliff. You keep feeling the narrow ledge beneath your toes crumbling away and you have to scramble to dig in and hold on. Every time I discovered I made it to the next round it was like making it to a safe foothold where I could rest a minute and try not to look down. Then the next round would start and there my ledge would go, start crumbling again. So, I’m currently in hang-on-for-dear-life mode.
By the way, if you’d like to throw me a rope, here’s the link where you can vote for ETERNITY’S MARK:
But I feel I should warn you. It is an explicit love scene…so, if you prefer not to read steamy stuff, please don’t go there.
I guess I’ve got one last Guess What before I go. It’s how much I really appreciate my friend, Autumn inviting me to her blog. Life can get crazy sometimes but she still made time for nutty, old Maeve. You’re awesome, Autumn, and there’s no guessing about that.
Maeve Greyson writes paranormal romances with a Celtic twist from her cozy little home not too far from Kentucky Lake. Tucked away in the middle of nowhere, Maeve listens to the wind whispering through the trees, breathing life into her characters.
Her debut novel, BEYOND A HIGHLAND WHISPER, just released from The Wild Rose Press. She recently contracted another book with The Wild Rose Press and also finaled in the Kensington Brava and RT Book Reviews Writing With the Stars Contest with her paranormal romance, ETERNITY’S MARK.
Her writing partner, Jasper –the rat terrier/Chihuahua mix, critiques all her work. Under his sharp eye and the endless support of her husband of over thirty-one years, she hides away in her secluded wood and pours her daydreams into the keyboard.
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