Author Spotlight – Nancy Lee Badger Talks About her Writing Journey plus Giveaway

I have a new guest author this week – the wonderful Nancy Lee Badger! She’s here to talk about her recent releases and give away a copy of one of her books. I’ll hand things over to her now…


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 Nessía 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

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 husband’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 Gunn’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 he’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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Dragon Bites print cover - small

Dragon Bites
by Nancy Lee Badger

This is a collection of three novellas. DRAGON’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 writer’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.


Nancy Lee BadgerAuthor Bio

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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About Felicity Heaton

I'm a NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY best-selling author writing passionate paranormal romance books as Felicity Heaton and F E Heaton. In my books I create detailed worlds, twisting plots, mind-blowing action, intense emotion and heart-stopping romances with leading men that vary from dark deadly vampires to sexy shape-shifters and wicked werewolves, to sinful angels and hot demons! If you're a fan of paranormal romance authors Lara Adrian, Larissa Ione, Kresley Cole, J R Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Gena Showalter and Christine Feehan then you will love my books too.

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Laurel Johnson

Love anything Scotland and dragon. Thanks for this opportunity to win one your books.

Julie Tinkler

I’ve never been to Scotland but what I’ve seen and read about it sounds beautiful I will definitely get there, ( I’m hoping to go next year maybe see some Dragons?? so fingers crossed! ) Super Giveaway I’ve not read any of your books yet, so would love to win one.Thanks

Nancy Lee Badger

What lovely comments so far! thank you to Felicity for hosting me today. If you have any questions about me or my writing please ask!

Michelle Willms

I’ve never been to Scotland, though I’ve read some about it’s history. It’s a fascinating country with an intriguing history and culture. I love dragons. Love them. I have read about dragons since I was a small child, searched for dragons in small caves and in forests, dreamed of dragons and rescued dragons from evil princesses. I’m glad you are writing about wonderful dragon shifters.

Anna@herding cats

W00t! I Nancy!! I saw your name pop up on my feed and did a little *squee* I’m not entering in the giveaway just wanted to *wave* and say hi 🙂 And ooo Unwrapping Chris?! That sounds promising! lol I love Military themed reads 🙂


Thank you for sending people to this post. I will make sure to send you books to review in the future. Always great to find another person who LOVES to read.
Nancy Lee Badger


Sounds great. Anna sent me over, and I always listen to her recommendations. I love both Scotland and dragons, really anything that has either will have me perking up. If I won, I’d love epub. My email is smurfettev AT gmail DOT com

Mary Jo Toth

Love reading about Scotland, headed there next time for the first time to visit. Very excited to see this country … taking my 17 yr old niece who competes in Highland dancing. Mobi format – mjtoth.dis(at)gmail(dot)com


I’ve not yet rad any kind of Highlander books but I’ve heard some good things about them. This will be a treat for me. Anna’s recommendations are always good ones! Thanks for the giveaway!

Pat Egan Fordyce

Sounds like a great story! I love Highlanders. Nice to meet you Nancy, Anna sent me. I live in N.C. too! Thanks for the giveaway.

Cherie Marks

I do hope to someday visit the wilds (and even the not-so-wilds) of Scotland. Until then, I just have to live vicariously through the books I read about those gorgeous Highlanders.

Janie McGaugh

I love time-travel romances that take place in Scotland, so I’d have to go with My Honorable Highlander (in Kindle format). Thanks for the chance to win!
jmcgaugh (at) semo (dot) edu

Stephanie Fredrick

You have my two favorite things in reading, dragons and highlanders. I’ve always had a fascination with dragons. The beauty, mystery and power that they embody is so intriguing. And a sexy highlander what could be better.
Thanks for the chance to win. Mobi- fsteph55(at)yahoo(dot)com

Eva Millien

I love both dragons and Highlanders. Your books sounds great and I have added them to my TBR. evamillien at gmail dot com

Sherry Johnson

I love both dragons and highlanders.I’ve always wanted to go to Scotland but never got the chance to.Thanks for the chance to win.


I have read all of your Highlander series Nancy. They are wonderful. I sit down and my mind takes me to old Scotland and I am enthralled by the adventure and romance in your books.

Meghan Stith

Oo… I LOVE Highlander novels!
Thanks for the giveaway!
mestith at gmail dot com

Stacey Brutger

I love dragons and highlanders. I’m debating on going to Scotland next year. So excited!

Gemma Juliana

Wonderful blog post, Nancy. You did a brilliant job on the cover. What awesome stories! This is already on my e-TBR list.


Highlanders & dragons – everything to love here.

Kindle: marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com


Like highlanders

bn100candg at hotmail dot com

Sherry Johnson

I love them both.Thanks for the chance to win.