Guest Post and Giveaway-Monica McCarty, Author of The Raider!

Recently, I asked Monica McCarty to share 5 things a Highlander would never be without (other than his kilt).  Check out her responses, and enter to win a copy of The Raider!

Five items a Highlander is never without (other than his kilt) by Monica McCarty:

1. His mighty clan fortress (aka his castle, preferably on a windswept more or rocky coastline)

2. A dark and sexy burr

3. His sporran (it is not a man-purse!)

4. His strength, toughness, and tenacity (and maybe just a tad bit of stubbornness 🙂

5. His very big claymore (I mean his sword, of course!)

I also asked Monica to share her favorite line from The Raider –

Monica: The most memorable to me is what Robbie says to Rosalin as he’s leaving her in the tent after they arrive at camp in the forest. It’s what follows, “To celebrate a successful raid.” He’s furious with her and it’s a little crude, so I’ll have to leave it at that.

About the book:

After consolidating his gains against the enemy English, King Robert the Bruce of Scotland sends his best soldiers to fortify the lawless borders. These legendary warriors of the Highland Guard let nothing come before king and country—except the calling of their heart.

Of all Bruce’s elite warriors, Robert “Raider” Boyd is the most formidable. A true patriot whose bare hands are a deadly weapon, Robbie is the fierce enforcer of the Guard, and his hatred of the English has been honed to a razor-sharp edge. But vengeance proves bittersweet when his enemy’s beautiful sister falls into his hands and he finds himself fighting temptation—a battle he badly wants to lose.

Lady Rosalin Clifford barely recognizes the rebel prisoner she saved from execution six years ago. Though her girlish ideals for fairness have matured into a passion for justice, Rosalin believes she betrayed her brother when she helped this dangerous man escape.  Now her traitorous act has come back to haunt her. But she can’t deny the longing this tormented warrior ignites in her, or deny the passion that turns sworn enemies into lovers. Is the gentle love of a true English Rose enough to free Scotland’s most brutal warrior from a path of vengeance—before it’s too late?

About the author:

Monica McCarty is the bestselling author of The Hunter, The Recruit, The Saint, The Viper, The Ranger, The Hawk, and The Chief, the first seven books in the Highland Guard series, the Highlander trilogy Highlander Untamed, Highlander Unmasked, and Highlander Unchained, and the Campbell trilogy Highland Warrior, Highland Outlaw, and Highland Scoundrel. Her interest in the Scottish clan system began in the most unlikely of places: a comparative legal history course at Stanford Law School. After a short but enjoyable stint as an attorney, she realized that her career as a lawyer set against her husband’s transitory life as a professional baseball player was not exactly a match made in heaven. So she traded in her legal briefs for Scottish historical romances with sexy alpha heroes. Monica McCarty lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and their two children.

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13 thoughts on “Guest Post and Giveaway-Monica McCarty, Author of The Raider!

  • March 19, 2014 at 10:51 pm

    Congrats to Monica on the new release! I’d also have to add… kilts!

  • March 19, 2014 at 11:55 pm

    Of course no Highlander would be without any of the five things listed, especially his sporran (not a man purse). 😀

  • March 20, 2014 at 12:01 am

    I love the sound of this book. Especially the main characters’ history.


  • March 20, 2014 at 5:06 am

    I like the list and can’t wait to read this one 😀

  • March 20, 2014 at 10:06 am

    This book sounds so amazing. I love the hot sexy cover.

  • March 20, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    I’ve read and loved the first several books in this series – I’ve got some catching up to do!

  • March 20, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    I just love her books!!

  • March 21, 2014 at 1:01 am

    I love your books! Absolutely my favorite medieval series.

  • March 22, 2014 at 10:22 am

    I’ve not read any of your books, but your cover caught my eye. I love my Highlanders! Thanks for the contest!

  • March 22, 2014 at 7:27 pm

    Interesting items

  • March 23, 2014 at 12:31 am

    I love this series!

  • March 24, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    Perfect list and completely agree. Congrats on the release, it sounds fantastic. Definitely added to my TBR.

  • March 24, 2014 at 11:29 pm

    Sounds awesome! Love the Five Items list, so true!

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