Thursday, February 21, 2013

Writing in Reverse

I'm terribly sorry to be late in posting this. Two novels publishing within a week of each other has taken it's toll, and an accident.

The lovely Charlie Cochet was kind enough to host me on her blog, in celebration of the re-publication of Duet, from Dreamspinner Press. Did you know that the contemporary part of the story was written first, as a novella? Only after a beta asked, "Where's the rest of this?" did Aillil's family and homelife enter the picture.

Curious? Check out the post, "Writing in Reverse" at Charlie's blog. And while you're there, enter to win an ebook copy of the novel.

Find Duet at Dreamspinner Press.

A conqueror’s decree can’t separate Aillil Callaghan from his Scottish heritage. He wears his clan’s forbidden plaid with pride, awaiting the day he becomes Laird, restores his family’s name, and fights to free Scotland from English tyranny. An Englishman in his home? Abomination! Yet the tutor his father engaged for Aillil’s younger brothers may have something to teach the Callaghan heir as well.

Violinist and scholar Malcolm Byerly fled Kent in fear, seeking nothing more than a quiet post, eager minds to teach, and for no one to learn his secrets. He didn’t count on his charges’ English-hating barbarian of an older brother, or on red-and-green tartan concealing a kindred soul. A shared love of music breaks down the barriers between two worlds. 

Aillil’s father threatens their love, but a far more dangerous enemy tears them apart. They vanish into legend. 

Two centuries later, concert violinist Billy Byerly arrives at Castle Callaghan—and feels strangely at home. Legends speak of a Lost Laird who haunts the fortress in wait of his lover’s return. Billy doesn’t believe in legends, ghosts, or love that outlasts life. 

But the Lost Laird knows his own.

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