I have a new guest author this week â€“ the wonderful Nancy Lee Badger! Sheâ€™s here to talk about her recent releases and give away a copy of one of her books. Iâ€™ll hand things over to her nowâ€¦
The last few months have been a whirlwind of writing, promotion, and travel. When I decided to write romance novels full-time, I never realized how all the different aspects OTHER THAN WRITING raise their heads the moment I finished a manuscript. Selling books is not easy. I have written for two publishers, but branched out as an Indie author when I could not find a suitable venue for my Scottish time travels.
My recent release, My Reluctant Highlander, is the latest in my Highland Games Through Time series. I recently returned from another Scottish festival, one of dozens held throughout the United States that perpetuate the Scottish heritage of many of our citizens. It made sense to include in my stories some of the events found at these games. Research also found me working on the history of Scottish dragons, one of which is called NessÃa of Loch Ness. This wingless water beast becomes the heroine in Dragon in the Mist, which I include in DRAGON Bites, a collection of three dragon shape-shifter novellas. My research, and my love of folklore, morphed into several stories using dragons as central characters.
I wanted my novellas available in print form as some of my readers do not prefer e-readers. My 87-year-old father is a prime example. He lives in a facility where he enjoys bingo, playing solitaire, and reading books. Now he can read all three of my dragon stories in a large paperback book. All books in my Highland Games Through Times series are available in print as well as ebook.
As a member of Romance Writers of America, I recently traveled to Atlanta, Georgia for their annual conference. I was amazed at the pleasant vibes, friendly faces, and gung-ho attitudes of the attendees, many of whom are well-known authors of romance fiction. I was inspired, so I am hard at work on my next novel. I also plan to re-release a short story that has a contemporary military theme, just in time for the holidays, titled Unwrapping Chris.
My Reluctant Highlander
Highland Games Through Time # 3
by Nancy Lee Badger
Skye spent the last five years trying to forget the blacksmith who followed her back to 16th century Scotland. Sending Jake home against his will was a mistake. He might have defeated the evil sorcerer, preventing her husbandâ€™s death. When the sorcerer returns, she is kidnapped. To escape, she defies time to find Jake, again. The last person Jake wants to see is Skye, who has haunted his dreams. Before he could save Skye Gunnâ€™s people, she dismissed him. Until he met Skye, his life had been normal. No one knows he is a firebreather, except her. When Skye falls into his bed-beaten, bloody and beautiful-Jake must choose to trust her, or turn his back on the only woman heâ€™s loved across time. Skye encourages Jake to help her stop the sorcerer. Stealing his heart was not part of the plan. Jake must share his secret, Skye must give her heart fully, and both must dare to love in the time they have.
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by Nancy Lee Badger
This is a collection of three novellas. DRAGONâ€™S CURSE, set on the Scottish island of Staffa in the late 16th century, features a young man cursed to transform into dragon at inopportune times and the woman he protects. SOUTHERN FRIED DRAGON pairs a Scottish dragon-turned woman and a federal soldier at Ft. Sumter on the eve of Civil War. DRAGON IN THE MIST is a contemporary love story on the shores of Loch Ness.
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WIN MY BOOK! Promotion is one aspect of a writerâ€™s world and this blog posting (thanks Felicity!) will get my name in front of the public. As my thanks for leaving a comment about Scotland or dragons, I will send one lucky person an ebook of either My Honorable Highlander, My Banished Highlander, My Reluctant Highlander, or DRAGON Bites. Please include your email and desired format.
After growing up in Huntington, New York, and raising two handsome sons in New Hampshire, Nancy moved to North Carolina where she writes full-time. Due to a Scottish heritage, she and her family volunteer at the New Hampshire Highland Games each fall. Nancy is a member of Romance Writers of America, Heart of Carolina Romance Writers, Fantasy Futuristic & Paranormal Romance Writers, and the Celtic Heart Romance Writers. Nancy also writes romantic suspense as Nancy Lennea and is a proud Army Mom.
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