Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Virtue and Valor by Collette Cameron @Collette_Author - Release Day Blitz and #Giveaway

Virtue and Valor
by Collette Cameron
Series: Highland Heather Romancing a Scot, #2
Genre: Historical Romance - Scottish Regency
Release Date: June 24, 2015

Bartholomew Yancy never expected to inherit an English earldom and had no intention of marrying. Now, the Earl of Ramsbury and last in his line, he’s obligated to resign his position as England’s War Secretary, find a wife, and produce an heir. Only one woman holds the least appeal: Isobel Ferguson, an exquisite Scotswoman. Brought to Scotland to mediate between feuding clans, he doggedly woos her.

Disillusioned with men pursuing her for her attractiveness, rather than her unusual intellect, Isobel has all but abandoned any hope of finding a husband in the Highlands. Not only does she believe Yancy no different than her other suitors, he’s a notorious rake. She’s been told he’s practically betrothed. Therefore, his interest in her cannot possibly be honorable, and so she shuns his attentions.

When Isobel is mistakenly abducted by a band of rogue Scots, Yancy risks his life to rescues her. To salvage her compromised reputation, her brother and father insist she marry him. Yancy readily agrees, but Isobel—knowing full well she’s fated for spinsterhood by refusing his offer— won’t be coerced into marriage.

Can love unite a reluctant earl and a disenchanted beauty?

As if sensing his master’s alarm, the horse lengthened his strides, flying across the moor.

Almost there.

All at once, Isobel peered over her shoulder, dread frozen on her face. Her eyes grew round as twin moons. A large purplish-blue bruise covered most of one cheek, and dried blood had congealed on her split and swollen lower lip.

So great was Yancy’s urge to kill, his gut knotted tighter than a hangman’s noose, and a red haze blinded him.

“Yancy.” Isobel smiled, that dazzling, mind numbing curving of pretty lips that rendered a man incapable of coherent thought.

Arms outstretched, he rode beneath her. “Let go. I’ll catch you.”

She shook her head, eyes now squeezed tight as a pickpocket’s fist. “No, I am too heavy.”

“Damn it, Isobel. Let go! We’ve got mere minutes to flee.” He softened his voice. “I promise, darling, I’ll not let you fall.”

Her pink mouth formed a small ‘O’ of surprise. She released the rope and plopped in an ungraceful tangle of skirts into his lap.

Yancy seized her in his arms and planted a fierce, possessive kiss on her unbruised cheek. “So help me God, Isobel, I lost twenty years from my life in the past few days, and ten of those in the last couple of minutes alone.”

“You are alive.” Bursting into tears, she threw her arms around his neck and buried her face in his throat. “You are really alive.”
Sobs wracked her as her tears soaked his neckcloth. “I thought you had been killed.”

He kissed her hair, savoring the gift of holding her in his arms. Wonder rendered him mute. Had she grieved for him?

Book 1: Triumph and Treasure

Bestselling, award-winning author, Collette Cameron, has a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies and a Master's in Teaching. Author of the Castle Brides Series, Highland Heather Romancing a Scot Series, and Conundrums of the Misses Culpepper Series, Collette writes Regency and Scottish historicals and makes her home in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and five mini-dachshunds. Mother to three and a self-proclaimed Cadbury Chocolate chocoholic, Collette loves a good joke, inspirational quotes, flowers, trivia, and all things shabby chic or cobalt blue. You'll always find dogs, birds, quirky—sometimes naughty—humor, and a dash of inspiration in her novels.

Her motto for life? You can’t have too much chocolate, too many hugs, too many flowers, or too many books. She’s thinking about adding shoes to that list.

1 comment:

  1. Collette CameronJuly 8, 2015 at 2:30 PM

    Thank you for helping me celebrate my new release!


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