TO LOVE A HIGHLANDER:
Book 1 of a 5-book series, Scandalous Scots, published by Grand Central Publishing.
(Series launched in Dec. 2013 with an e-novella, ONCE UPON A HIGHLAND CHRISTMAS)
4 1/2 Stars TOP PICK from RT!
A TEMPTING PROPOSITION As one of the bastards born to the Stirling court, Sorley the Hawk has never known his mother or father. It’s a burning quest he has devoted himself to uncovering at any cost. But as a roguish warrior who serves at the pleasure of the King, his prowess-both on the battlefield and in his bedchamber-is legendary. So when a flame-haired Highland lass sneaks into his quarters with a tantalizing proposition, he can’t resist taking her up on her offer . . .AN UNQUENCHABLE DESIRE Lady Mirabelle MacLaren will do anything to keep from marrying her odious suitor, even sully her own good name. And who better to despoil her than his sworn enemy, the one they call “Hawk?” As they set about the enjoyable task of ruining her reputation, Hawk and Mirabelle soon learn that rebellion never tasted so sweet.
Set-Up: Sorley and Mirabelle have met up in the castle chapel to discuss the finer points of the proposition she’s made him…
Mirabelle swallowed, unable to help herself. “You are a charmer.”
A slow smile curved Sorley’s lips. A darkly seductive smile, as unsettling as how he’d let his gaze slide oh-so-suggestively up and down her body. Yet his boldness made her pulse leap. It also warmed her in indecent places. She touched a hand to her breast, feeling both hot and dizzy despite the chill dampness of the chapel.
He stepped closer, giving her the distinct impression he’d pounce if she so much as blinked. “I am fond of women, aye.”
“So I have heard.” She kept her head raised, resisted the urge to wipe her palms against her cloak.
“Are you nervous?”
“I am relieved.” She spoke true, just not admitting she was indeed jittery. Her emotions were running higher than ever before.
She was also sharply aware of every ruggedly alluring inch of him. Including the oh-so-virile bulge she could see through the edges of his cloak. The glow of a wall sconce slanted right there, proving that he wasn’t just a tall, strapping man, powerfully-built and good-looking.
He was also just as well-lusted as the court ladies claimed.
Sorley the Hawk wanted her.
And he was already prepared to do exactly what she’d asked of him.
Set-Up ~ Sorley speaking to Mirabelle, shortly before their first love scene…
"If I cross this threshold, there’ll be no going back. No restraint.’ He gave her a final chance. ‘I will ravish you in there, as I have e’er dreamt of doing. Thoroughly, completely, and until we are both so replete, so sated, that we cannae move. Then we shall begin again."
Sue-Ellen Welfonder is a USA Today Bestselling author who writes Scottish medieval romances for Grand Central Publishing. As time allows, she also writes as Allie Mackay, penning contemporary paranormals, mostly set in the Scottish Highlands.
Her twenty-year airline career allowed her to see the world, but it was always to Scotland that she returned. She spent fifteen years living in Europe, using that time to explore as many castle ruins, medieval abbeys, and stone circles, as possible. Anything ancient, crumbling, or lichened caught her eye. She still visits Scotland when she can as such trips give her inspiration for new books.
Proud of her own Hebridean ancestry, she belongs to two clan societies and never misses a chance to attend Highland Games. In addition to Scotland, her greatest passions are medieval history, the paranormal, nature, and animals. She enjoys long walks and bicycling, loves haggis, and writes at a 450-year-old desk that once stood in a Bavarian castle.
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TO LOVE A HIGHLANDER has a kitten character named Little Heart. The book is dedicated to the real Little Heart, a stray kitten who was brutalized and died of his injuries several days later. He was named Little Heart for the heart stitched into his body bandaging. His story upset me so much that I decided to write him into this book, giving him the happy ending he should have received in real life.
A portion of the royalties will be donated to my favorite cat rescue organization, Alley Cat Allies.
Career Awards, etc..
DEVIL IN A KILT debuted with a 4 ½ Star Top Pick RT Review and also earned RT’s “Best First Historical Romance” Award.
Many of my other titles have received RT Top Picks and RT Award Nominations. I’ve also made the USA Today Bestseller List, and the Waldens Bestseller List (when it still existed).
All of my books (except DEVIL IN A KILT) have sold to major Book Clubs (Doubleday, Rhapsody, etc..)
All of my books have been translated into many languages.
Quite a few titles are also available as audio books.
I am now a ‘hybrid author,’ still contracted by NY (GCP), but very excited to be indie publishing my oop titles and writing new Allie Mackay series to put out on my own. So far, I have re-vamped and re-released my Allie Mackay Scottish time travel, HIGHLANDER IN HER DREAMS, and also have two e-novellas and boxed set indie-pubbed: FALLING IN TIME (Scottish time travel novella) and THE SEVENTH SISTER, a magical tale set in Ireland. I see the future in digital/indie publishing and am thrilled by the opportunities it offers to authors.
Scottish Romance Author Group
I am thrilled to be part of a newly-formed 7-member author group. We all write Scottish romance and have great things planned for Scotland-loving readers. Our first project is a Scottish romance bundle we’re collaborating on. The stories are all new, fresh, and original work (Scottish historicals) and will release in Nov. This bundle is just the beginning. Other projects are in the pipeline.
Members are (in alphabetical order): Lily Baldwin, Kathryn Lynn Davis, Ceci Giltenan, Kate Robbins, Tarah Scott, Suzan Tisdale, and Sue-Ellen Welfonder.
I am married (for nearly all my adult life) and live with my German husband in southwest Florida. Our home is shared by a wee (sadly aging) Jack Russell terrier male named Em. All things revolve around him.
Little known ‘quirk’ – German is the language spoken in home, not English. That’s because my German is better than my husband’s English. I’ve been speaking German as my main language so long now that I have a slight German accent and even think and dream in German.