Tasty Book Tours Presents: Love With A Scottish Outlaw And A Giveaway


All she does know? She’s starting to fall in love with him. 


LOVE WITH A SCOTTISH OUTLAW
Highland Weddings #3
Gayle Callen
Releasing June 27, 2017
Avon Books


Catriona Duff can’t remember who she is. Discovered in the midst of a raging thunderstorm, she has no recollection of how she came to be there or how the guards around her ended up dead. She certainly doesn’t remember that the handsome Highlander who saves her is her family’s sworn enemy. All she does know? She’s starting to fall in love with him.

Duncan Carlyle couldn’t believe his luck when he found Catriona, the daughter of the man who made him an outlaw and forced him from his ancestral home, stranded on the road with nothing to her name--including her memory. Speaking out against Aberfoyle’s evil practices of stealing poor and orphaned children to sell to the highest bidder has cost him everything, but now he has the opportunity to make the man understand the true price of a missing child. But as Duncan begins to know Cat, guilt over his actions wars with his irrepressible desire for her.

When Cat discovers the truth of her identity, she decides she can teach the outlawed clan chief a lesson, but in love, there’s more than one way to win.







Duncan lifted the woman’s upper body into his left arm, cradling her head so that he blocked the rain. He probed near her wound gingerly with his right hand, and she frowned and weakly tried to turn away.
His wariness deepened. There was something about her, a familiarity that echoed inside his head but refused to take shape.
“Where am I?” she whispered, her accent English. “What happened?”
An English lady in the Highlands? He chose to answer the second question rather than the first. “Ye’ve a nasty wound to your head, mistress. Did ye fall?”
She blinked as if she might lose consciousness. “Where am I? What happened?”
Now it was his turn to blink, but he remembered that wounds of the head could cause confusion. He knew he had to stop the blood loss.
“Mistress, can ye stand?”
She opened those eyes again, large and golden, in a delicate face. Her dark hair streamed back from her forehead, her hairline coming to a peak.
He recognized her, a flash of memory from Stirling several years ago, when he’d glared his hatred at the Earl of Aberfoyle, a haughty old man on horseback, forcing aside a poor lass heavy with child to make way for him. The earl’s family was seldom in Scotland, so their arrival in the Highlands had caused a stir. Duncan had seen this woman riding just behind, wearing the fine gown and jaunty hat that marked her a noble lady. At least she’d looked distressed at her father’s actions.
Catriona Duff was the daughter of Aberfoyle, the chief of the Clan Duff and Duncan’s bitter enemy. Aberfoyle was one of the main reasons that Duncan was an outlaw who had to protect and feed his people while on the run.
He lifted his head and looked about, as if the earl and his entire retinue were somewhere nearby, waiting to attack him. “Where are your men?” he demanded.
“What happened?” she asked weakly.
“Ye’ve hit your head. Where are your men?”
“My—men?”
Her hand fluttered toward her forehead, but he didn’t allow her to touch the wound.
A spasm of pain narrowed her eyes. “I found them . . . dead,” she whispered. “What happened to me?”
“I don’t know.” Six weeks after almost being captured, he was still wary of anything unusual in his part of the Highlands. Dead men would prove her story true, but he couldn’t deal with them now.
“I—I can’t remember—I can’t remember anything!” Though her cry was feeble, it was full of helplessness and fear.
“Ye don’t remember the accident?”
“Not . . . the accident, not even . . . my name.”
He frowned down at her, wondering at what intrigue she was playing—or what her father had set in motion. He wouldn’t put it past the bastard.
She clutched his plaid. “What happened to me?” she cried in despair.
“I do not ken. I must clean that wound. Can ye stand? I can pull ye up on my horse.”
He rose, lifting her up with him until she could clutch the saddle for support. After mounting, he reached down for her. He would have preferred she ride astride behind him, but she seemed so weak that he ended up cradling her across his thighs. She leaned into him, her head lolling onto his chest, her blood staining his black, red, and yellow plaid.
It didn’t take long to reach the rocky overhang he’d used for shelter several other times. Once out of the rain, he searched his saddle pack but found nothing that would do for a clean bandage. He ended up cutting several strips from the end of his shirt with his dirk. The wound seemed clean enough after all the rain, so he wrapped the improvised bandages around her head and hoped they stopped the bleeding.
She looked at him helplessly the whole time, and he felt like she was memorizing his features. He studied her, too. Her high cheekbones emphasized the hollows beneath, and her full lips hinted at an expressive mouth. Her pale face was as remote and beautiful as a statue, making her appeal to him on a primitive level that he would never acknowledge.
Why was she in the remote Highlands? According to gossip he’d heard long ago, she rarely visited her father’s castles. Was she the advance of a larger party headed right for Duncan’s unsuspecting people? She was so close to his hidden encampment. If he let her go, she could bring men to hunt the area, risking his people—risking the good he was trying to do. He couldn’t release her until he knew all the facts.

The Robin Hood-esque tale told in Love With A Scottish Outlaw by Gayle Callen, is when that is sure to steal the hearts of all who read it.  Holding it for ransom until the last word of the last page has been read.

Leading man Duncan's stoic determination to lead what is left of his claim in the face of his criminalization, the loss of clan lands, and even the kidnapping and enslavement of the clan's children by those entrusted to uphold the the laws of the land.  Is the stuff that literary legends are made of.
This man being the only thing standing between certain death and a return to health and mental clarity for the amnesiac daughter of the man determined to destroy both him and his clan forever. 
A plot twist that is nothing short of reader gold.  (And this is what one can expect in the first few chapters.)

The heat, drama, and romance really start to build as the book progresses and Catriona Duff becomes an integral part of both Duncan's clan and his heart.
Making his "best laid plans" concerning her return to her father less and less of a possibility.
Further complications arise as Catriona, memory returning, comes to terms with not only who she is, but her love for both Duncan and his clan.

This book is the embodiment of every girlhood fantasy that those of us who like our princes a whole lot less polished, and a whole lot more William Wallace, love.
The entire story line, from start to finish is utter perfection and a true delight to read.
If you have not experienced authoress Gayle Callen, run, do not walk to the nearest library,  bookstore, friend's bookshelf, and begin your adventure with her TODAY!

Reviewer's Note:  This is is the first book that I have ever read by Miss Callen.  But it will NOT be the last.  



After a detour through fitness instructing and computer programming, Gayle Callen found the life she’d always dreamed of as a romance writer. This USA Today bestselling author has written more than twenty historical romances for Avon Books, and her novels have won the Holt Medallion, the Laurel Wreath Award, the Booksellers’ Best Award, and been translated into eleven different languages. The mother of three grown children, an avid crafter, singer, and outdoor enthusiast, Gayle lives in Central New York with her dog Uma and her husband, Jim the Romance Hero. She also writes contemporary romances as Emma Cane. Discover more at her website.

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Pocket Books Presents: Gone To Dust And Giveaway

About the book:
GONE TO DUST
Liliana Hart
Book 2 in The Gravediggers Series
Pocket Books
June 20, 2017
9781501150050
$7.99

Praise for Gone to Dust, Book 2:
“Lucky fans of the super-talented Hart don’t have to wait long for the second installment of her new romantic suspense series Gravediggers, as the installments are being released back to back. In the first book, Hart set up her world where five men, declared dead to the world at large, work for a super-secret anti-terrorism force. Hart’s new heroine is a very talented romance writer who takes no crap from anyone — even secret commandos. Miller and Elias are both funny and sexy together, which helps make this book nonstop entertainment, with plenty of witty bantering and thrilling adventure!”
RT 4 ½ star TOP PICK Review

“Modern Cliterature...Enjoy [this] lusty [passage] adapted from summer’s raciest reads…”
Cosmopolitan, July 2017

Praise for The Darkest Corner, Book 1:
“Gritty, deadly, and peppered with unexpected humor, this supersexy, adrenaline-charged story will keep readers on edge and breathless until the last page.”
—Library Journal

“Liliana Hart sets up a fascinating and intriguing premise of individual men forced into taking extreme steps. Her heroine’s reluctant immersion into this world allows readers to discover the treachery and danger looming all around…a thrilling series!”
—RT

“A cool blend of entertaining antics and suspenseful moments, with a slightly morbid sense of humor thrown in for good measure. (Our heroine was a mortician, after all!) I had a blast getting to know this cast of characters and can’t wait to see what exciting things Liliana Hart has in store for us next.”
—Harlequin Junkie


About the book:
New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Liliana Hart’s second book in her sexy, suspenseful Gravediggers series, GONE TO DUST, features an elite group of mysterious men who might be dead to the world, but are also tasked with saving it—and no one can ever know.

The Gravediggers aren’t exactly what they seem. They’re the most elite of the world’s fighting forces—and all they have in common is that they’ve been betrayed by the countries they’ve died for. Because they are dead. To their country, their military, and their families. Sometimes the dead do rise…

Miller Darling is one of the most popular romance novelists of her time. Not bad for a woman who doesn’t believe in romance. She’s as logical as they come, and she doesn’t believe in happily-ever-afters. What she does believe in is family, so when her brother disappears, she doesn’t think twice about packing her bag and her laptop and heading out to find him.

Elias Cole lived and breathed the live of a Navy SEAL. Now he’s “dead” and his hero’s honor tarnished. The only thing keeping him sane are the men who are like him—The Gravediggers—and the woman who makes his head spin. He’s never met anyone like Miller Darling. Her smart mouth and quick wit keep him on his toes, and damned if he doesn’t find that appealing.

When Miller receives a package from the brother who abandoned her asking for help, it’s clear she’s in over her head with the mess he’s gotten himself into. She needs a professional, and Elias is just the man for the job. Only her brother is a former SEAL—the man who left his team to die—and Elias is more interested in vengeance than saving his life.

My Thoughts 
There are so many things to love about this book.  The first and most outstanding of which has to be its heroine.  Miller Darling is the perfect blend of beauty and brains.  With a laser sharp wit and sarcasm, which never seems to miss its target.
A target most often found in former Navy SEAL, Elias Cole.

For his part.  Elias is doing his best to bide his time as a Gravedigger.  One of a select group of anti-terrorism agents.  So secret that not even the President of the United States has knowledge of their activities.
But just as with everything else in Elias's existence, not even his service to the Gravediggers is not what it seems.
For Elias has a mission all his own...even there.
To take down the one woman who took his life.  The leader of the Gravediggers, and his boss, Eve.
That is if he can manage to keep his hands, and the rest of him off of a certain snarky writer with a body made for sin...and a mouth to match.

But it seems that fate, by way of a most macabre delivery via UPS and Miller's family legacy involving the treasure of King Solomon; has other plans for the two.
Plans that will see them traveling to remote locations and facing all manner of peril.  Just to save the only man that Miller has loved her whole life.  Her brother.

What Miller and Elias have no way of knowing is how being so close to danger and intrigue will serve to bring them and their lovelorn hearts closer to each other.

Gone To Dust  may be the second book of the Gravedigger series.  But it is destined to be for in the hearts of readers who crave action, adventure, love, and laughter.  Miller Darling is a sweetheart of a heroine.  A lady meant to stand withe best, and keep her wits about her.
She is the secret ingredient that brings color and life to both Elias and the story.

Making this book even harder to put down are elements of lore, action, suspense, romance, and a plot so full of twists and turns that one may need Dramamine just to follow it.
This book is truly a work of dramatic perfection.
One that this reviewer has no problem rating 5 fabulous stars.

Gravedigger Giveaway:
For the Gravedigger Giveaway, we are giving away one review copy of Book 1, The Darkest Corner! Be sure to check out all participating sites on the blog tour for more Gravedigger Giveaways. And note that RT will giveaway three bundles of Book 1 and Book 2, with the drawing to be held Monday, July 10th. Please note, you can only win one giveaway and must have a U.S. address.

Gone to Dust blog tour:

June 20
RT Book Reviews – Gravedigger Giveaway Bundle (Book 1 and 2) drawing opens

June 21

June 22

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June 24

June 26

June 27

June 28

June 29

June 30

July 5

July 7

July 9
RT Book Reviews – Gravedigger Giveaway Bundle (Book 1 and 2) drawing date  

September 25
Authors on the Air Global Radio Network – Gravediggers Series interview



About the author:
Liliana Hart is a New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestselling author of more than forty titles, including the Addison Holmes Whiskey and J.J. Graves Mystery series. Since self-publishing in June 2011, Liliana has sold more than four million ebooks. She’s hit the #1 spot on lists all over the world, and all three of her series have appeared on the New York Times bestseller list. Liliana is a sought-after speaker who’s given keynote speeches and self-publishing workshops to standing-room-only crowds from CA to NYC to London.

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