Monday, May 20, 2013

'Highlander's Hope' by Collette Cameron Blurb Blitz Tour

Collette Cameron


Not a day has gone by that Ewan McTavish, the Viscount Sethwick, hasn't dreamed of the beauty he danced with two years ago. He's determined to win her heart and make her his own. Heiress, Yvette Stapleton, is certain of one thing; marriage is risky and, therefore, to be avoided. At first, she doesn't recognize the dangerously handsome man who rescues her from assailants on London's docks, but Lord Sethwick's passionate kisses soon have her reconsidering her cynical views on matrimony. On a mission to stop a War Office traitor, Ewan draws Yvette into deadly international intrigue. To protect her, he exploits Scottish law, declaring her his lawful wife—without benefit of a ceremony. Yvette is furious upon discovering the irregular marriage is legally binding, though she never said, "I do." Will Ewan's manipulation cost him her newfound love? 

Read an excerpt:
Highlander's Hope Excerpt-London Inn Scene

Ewan jolted awake. “Merde.”

He had fallen asleep with Yvette in his arms. Shooting a worried glance at the window, he recognized the first golden blush of daybreak sweeping across the hazy sky.

Sucking in a strangled breath, he grasped the inexperienced hand fondling him. Blast it. The towel had come loose while he slept, of course.

“Yvette,” he whispered as she showered kisses across his bare chest and neck. Grasping her roaming hands, he ensnared her in his embrace, and raised his voice. “Yvette, wake up.”

He gave her a gentle shake. Dark lashes trembled, rising to reveal drowsy eyes. A smile lit her face when her gaze met his. She lifted her hand, caressing his face, her fingers lingering on his scar before she raised herself up and kissed the mark. Caught up in the powerful spell, he almost forgot himself. He fought the urge to throw reason to the wind and kiss her with all the desire he was holding in check. “Yvette. . .”
Ewan knew the moment she awoke. He felt her stiffen in his arms and heard her small cry of shocked dismay. She pressed at his chest with both hands. He released her and watched her scramble across the bed. She stopped in the middle, facing him. Her hair swirled around her, settling in shimmering waves about her hips.
Dawn’s glow lit the room. He could see her expressions. Shock—followed by confusion, then complete horror as she realized the full scope of her situation.
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A life-long Oregonian, Collette Cameron was born and raised in a small town along the northern Oregon coast. Today she makes her home in a rural community, 30 minutes west of Portland. Her Victorian farmhouse sits on a one-acre certified wildlife habit, interspersed with a plethora of gardens: English, rose, butterfly, rock, water, and of course, vegetable.

A voracious reader of romance since her teens, she even named her daughter after a heroine in her favorite romance novel. An enthusiast of times gone by, and anything related to romance, she writes Historical Romance, with a dash of inspiration, a pinch of humor, and a liberal portion of suspense.

Having dabbled in interior decorating in her youth, Collette returned to school, graduating summa cum laude from Oregon State University, and going on to obtain her Master's Degree in Teaching. She is member of Romance Writers of America, Rose City Romance Writers, The Beau Monde, and Love Faith and Hope, Inc.

Some of Collette's favorite things include unique blends of coffees and teas, trivia, Cadbury Milk Chocolate, inspirational quotes, and scented candles. Her Christian faith, husband, three adult children, and five miniature dachshunds round out her life quite nicely! When she's not teaching or writing, she enjoys amateur photography, bird watching, gardening, interior decorating, rock-hunting, boating or fishing on the Columbia River, and reading. 

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Collette will be awarding a gift basket that includes a 20.00 Amazon gift card, Cadbury Chocolates, Vintage-looking cameo pendant, Highlander's Hope bookmark, blue rose china teacup and demi-spoon, blue rose soaps, notepad--all assembled in an attractive vintage decor box to a randomly drawn commenter during the tours.. Follow the tour for more chances to win!


  1. I was hoping for another excerpt. I love this one, but I want more.

    1. I have several excerpts on my blog. Take a peek. They're listed on the right hand side under archives.

  2. woo! Sounds like a sexy and engaging historical romance! Exactly my cup of tea! lol

    andralynn7 at gmail dot com

    1. I took the liberty of blending a Regency with Highlander's. It makes for an interesting mix!

  3. Another new-to-me author. Is this your debut book Collette? Sounds good, exactly like something I would love reading.

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

    1. Karen,
      It is my debut novel. The second releases next fall.

  4. I have a feeling she is not going to be happy about being married with an "i do". I am looking forward to seeing the sparks fly

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

    1. Oh, Shannon, she's definitely not happy!

  5. Very intriguing excerpt!


  6. This looks like fun!


    1. Oh, it gets very interesting when Yvette's companion discovers her.

  7. Nice excerpt

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  8. This sounds great! Adding to my wishlist!

  9. Don't know what happened to my comment so I'll try again. :) I love Scottish Historical Romance. I'm looking forward to reading Highlanders Hope. Congrats on your Debut book Collette. It's now on my TRL. Great cover as well. :)
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  10. The excerpts I know will get better and better as I go if more than one is youed. Please.. Please.. Please?


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