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5 Essential Things All Highlanders Need
Author Guest , Top 5 / August 13, 2018

I love a book filled with adventure, passion, and humor—with a mandatory HEA, of course. Add a medieval setting—preferably in the Highlands of Scotland—and I’ll stay up way too late finishing the story!! But I can only imagine how tough it must have been to actually live there in the 1450s: danger from brigands and other clans, blustery cold in the winter months, the very real possibility of starvation, not to mention plague and pestilence. And if that wasn’t bad enough, women and infants had a much higher mortality rate during childbirth than they do now—some estimates are as high as 4% (and that sounds conservative to me). So Highlanders had to be a hearty bunch to survive, which got me thinking…what are some of the essentials all Highlanders need to not only survive, but to thrive? Here are my top five! A warm plaid to snuggle under—with a brawny Highland Laird, of course! A strong clan to call your own, and a warm castle to live in—preferably as Lady to that Highlander! A sturdy horse to flee your enemy, while sharing a saddle with your hot Scot. A sharp wit to outmaneuver other clans and the hated, bluidy Grit…

Author/Reader Match: Nicola Rendell
MatchMaker / August 13, 2018

Instead of trying to find your perfect match in a dating app, we bring you the “Reader Match” where we introduce you to authors as a reader you may fall in love with. It’s our great pleasure to present Nicola Rendell. Writes : I write sweet and naughty rom-com. My upcoming release is SHIMMY BANG SPARKLE, which comes out on August 21, 2018. About : Nothing brings me greater joy as a writer than to learn that I’ve swept a reader off her feet. I think romance is the ultimate escape from everyday life and I like to write stories that transport us to a place where love is all-consuming and all-important. I love the chaos of new love and the frenzy of falling hard and fast for someone that makes your heart tumble in your chest. When I’m not reading or writing, I love to cook, sew, and play the piano. I am utterly smitten with my dogs and my husband. And sugar cookies. What I’m looking for in my ideal reader match : You like to giggle. You enjoy wild and unbridled passion. You love your heroines feisty and funny. You dig alphas with an unexpected softer side….