Friday, October 5, 2012

Spotlight: The Recruit by Monica McCarty + giveaway

Now that's one damn FINE cover! Love a man in a kilt! Yum!

Have any of yall read Monica McCarty? She's a newly added one to my TBR pile and I'm definitely looking forward to meeting her men. They sound luscious! 

Today we've got a great excerpt from Monica's next release, The Recruit, that hits shelves October 30th! There's a fab giveaway, a print copy of the Recruit, down at the bottom for one US follower too!

So read on and enjoy!

The Recruit (Highland Guard, #6)
Fiery, aggressive, and bold, Kenneth Sutherland is a true champion—skilled with any weapon and driven to win. Now Kenneth is ready for his greatest challenge: joining Robert the Bruce’s secret army to fight among the elite. Kenneth’s best chance to attain that honor is by winning the Highland Games. Focused and prepared for victory, he is caught off guard by a lovely wisp of a woman—and a stolen moment of wicked seduction. Her innocent arousal and her shameless hunger fire his blood. He will win his place in the guard—and in Mary of Mar’s bed.

The ruggedly handsome hero-in-the-making stirs a heart that should know better. Mary vows that her surrender will be sport only—no promises, no heartbreak, just one night of incredible passion. Nothing, she swears, will persuade her to give up her hard-wrought independence and put her fate in the hands of another powerful man. But with every gentle touch and heart-pounding kiss, Kenneth makes her want more. Now Mary wants his heart. But is this determined champion willing to surrender everything for love?

Release Date: October 30, 2012
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Thanks to Romance at Random for the fab giveaway!
[trying something new...do yall prefer the rafflecopter to leaving your email in the comments?]

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30 comments:

  1. I love Monica Mccarty's books. Definitely one of my favorite historical romance authors. I don't know if I prefer it or not. It's become such a habit to leave my email that I find myself doing it without realizing.

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    1. Good to hear. Her books all sound fantastic Danni :) I'm really looking forward to checking her out! And thanks for the input! Much appreciated :)

      Have a great Friday!

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  2. I have not read her books yet. Yummy cover! I love these kind of books! I am drawn to good looking men with accents. LOL. Thanks for the giveaway.
    Sue B

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    1. Me too Sue. Me too :) It's a pretty good combo! Good luck!

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  3. Finally this book is coming out - I read the first five books in the series & loved them. In fact I've gone back to her first books and am almost done with the MacLeods of Sky trilogy. Fingers & toes crossed for this one!
    I'm ok with leaving my email in the comments (as some bloggers call it Ninja style) so whichever is easier for the blogger. Tho some ask for the email to be left in a box in the rafflecopter entry.

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    1. Oh what a good recommendation! I've got a copy of book 1, the Chief, now :) Looking forward to it! The MacLeods trilogy sounds really good too!

      Happy reading Di!

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  4. I am not all caught up on this series. I think I am on book 3. I dont just go straight thru. Anyway, I have them all, I think. And they are hotcha hotcha covers. And of course, marvelous stories.
    I dont think I understand rafflecopter. I have problems. ;-) I go and make a comment, go back up to click the entry and cant find rafflecopter. It is gone. Or I click on leave a comment. Go down to leave it and there is a problem and I cant leave one. And then I feel guilty as all get out thinking what they must be thinking...."Oh she thought she would get one by us?" LOLOL
    I am sure the problems are all mine. But, well, that is typical... haha

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    1. Mmmhmm. The covers really all are nice! I just got a chance to look them all up and whew they're pretty good. Found a copy of the Viper when I was out today. LOVING that one.

      Aw I'm sorry to hear you had trouble with the rafflecopter. Good to know though that it's doing something strange like that. It's really not supposed to. The rafflecopter should stay put once it's there. I've had the comment thing go wonky before too. I've got no clue why. Every once in a while it won't let me reply to someone's comment like I am yours. The button will be there but it won't click open. Technology does a number on my some days! Thanks for your input on it!

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    2. One thing I've noticed with rafflecopter is that that when you have done something like that (tried to make a comment and then come back) it wants to refresh itself and it takes a few moments longer to actually reappear. It is really strange but I've grown to accept it :)

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  5. I love the Highland Guard series! Looking forward to The Recruit!

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    1. Good to hear! Enjoy the new release when it gets here! Just a couple more weeks :)

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  6. I love this cover! Just drooled a bit ;)

    Either is preferable to me but if I had to choose, I would say e-mail in the comments. Like someone said above, it's like second nature to leave one.

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    1. I know, right?! lol.


      Good to know, Leah. I might see if I can find a combo of the two so people who aren't comfortable with it have another option. Thanks for your input. I really appreciate yall's help!

      [alright...continue drooling...]

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  7. Love this series. Can't wait to read this installment. I have become pretty selective in what books i keep on my shelf. This series is not the keep list. Thanks for the update and the chance to win.

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    1. No problem Kim. I'm so glad to hear so many of yall enjoy the series. Makes me want to move it up my tbr list!

      Happy weekend!

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  8. Monica McCarty's books are my favorite highlander books. I love this series. It's full of action, great dialogue, suspense and romance. Thanks for offering the giveaway.

    Damaris (Maris)

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    1. Alright yall are killing me! Now that I have book 1 I want to read it NOW! But I've got review books in line first. Might have to be a snuck in treat for next week :)

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  9. I can not wait to read this book. I am a complete fan of Monica McCarty's Highlanders. I have them all except this one :) She writes great characters, with action and suspense and romance. She also adds a lot of historical facts in the books that I love.

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    1. I can't believe I've not read her sooner. I LOVE highlanders and yall are making me a little jealous I haven't met hers yet ;) lol Hope you enjoy it!

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  10. What an awesome giveaway! I'm a huge fan of Monica McCarty! Really looking forward to reading this one! Thanks for the giveaway. =)

    Ntzee @ http://maybethisbook.blogspot.com/

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    1. Good luck Ntzee! Just a couple more weeks until it's here :)

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  11. I love Monica McCarty!! I especially love Highlander books!!! Yum. Anyway, I don't mind if giveaway is done with rafflecopter of comments.

    sheryll1974@netscape.net

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    1. I am seriously going to have to get on the ball soon and read her. So glad to hear so many good things about her books :)

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  12. Love Monica's Highland Guard series and looking forward to the release of "The Recruit."

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  13. That cover is really something to look at, actually I am pretty sure I was just staring for a while.

    My only issue with rafflecopter is that when I originally signed into it I used my business email not really realizing what I was doing. Usually when I leave my email in the comments I leave a separate one that doesn't go to my phone and that I don't check during work hours because otherwise I will get distracted. I also use that email for blog subscriptions, etc. I guess I like the separation. I always feel bad though because I feel that it gets confusing for anyone who is not me (or if one of the entries is 'follow by email' and it doesn't leave a place to say what email you used - there is no way to show that I do follow, but just not with that particular email).

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    1. Hmm. I wonder if there's a way to change that Alicia. That would be confusing. I tried logging in to change mine but it's linked to the blog so I'm not sure if it's the same for non-bloggers that don't use their services or not.

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  14. I love this series! This history and romance really work so well together. Loving that cover as well!

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    1. It's good isn't it? Caught my eye for sure :) Hope you enjoy the new release!

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  15. I love Monica Mccarty and I love this series. This cover deserves to be displayed on my bookshelf :)

    Jolene A

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