Friday, March 23, 2012

Release Party Day 6-A Sneak Peek!!!!!

Today was supposed to be the official release of HER HIGHLAND CHAMPION. Unfortunately, the release date has been pushed back one week. So, for now, get a glimpse of what will be coming to you in ONE MORE WEEK, on March 30th!


A Decadent Honor Guard story….

Heather Winchester leads a charming life. With good friends, a beautiful flat in one of the most amazing cities in the world, and a promising future once she finishes her Ph.D, she is finally pursuing her own dreams instead of catering to everyone else’s…except she doesn’t remember any of it.

Malcolm Fraser has returned to his Highland village to forget his failings as a professional bodyguard. Believing he could just lose himself in the mundane activities of running his bed & breakfast, he finds a woman’s lifeless body by the loch instead….

Captivated by the Heather as she regains her memory, Malcolm is thrown into the line of duty. As danger comes knocking on their doors will he be strong enough to love her and keep her safe?


She turned to the bedside. A man stood there dressed in dark green sweats, with both hands clenched around the silver bedside bar. He was handsome, with light eyes, dark hair cropped close to his head, and a firm jaw. It was his hands, though. They drew her attention. Clean skin, defined knuckles, large fingers. Hands rough from a hard day’s physical labor, and yet, she imagined, gentle enough to caress the afternoon’s sufferings away.

“It’s good to see you awake.” He smiled. “You gave us all quite a fright.”

Okay, the Scottish accent drew her attention, too. At once, it both melted away some of her fears and sparked a whirlwind of questions.

“Where am I?” Her throat scratched like sandpaper.

“St. Catherine’s Hospital.”

She swallowed hard. “Where is that?”

“Fort William.” He reached for something on the table by her bed and brought back a plastic cup with a straw. “Here.”

“Thank you.” The warm water coated her sore vocal cords. She handed the cup back to him.

Wait a minute. Fort William? The only Fort William she knew was in Scotland. “I don’t understand. How did I get here?” Ignoring the aches in her body, she pressed both palms to the sheets on each side of her and pushed herself up. The blanket fell away from her chest and a new chill surrounded her. “What’s going on?”

Her arms shook, and she collapsed back to the bed.

“Relax.” The man set his palm on her shoulder, as if to keep her flat against the mattress. The heat of his fingers seeped through her hospital gown and into her skin. “I found you unconscious on the beach in Glenhalish. I called for an ambulance, and they brought you here.”

“I was in Glenhalish?”

“Aye, on a three day tour of the Highlands. Do you not remember being there?”

“No.” She squinted and studied him. No memories surfaced. “Do I know you?”

He shook his head. “Only from the beach. I’m Malcolm Fraser.”

She opened her mouth and then closed it again. Her gaze drifted to her lap as tears burned in the corners of her eyes. Panic swelled in her chest and into her throat.

“What is it, lass?” he asked with such tenderness.
"Can you tell me my name?"

If you buy Champion next Friday, I hope you enjoy it! Feel free to let me know what you think!

Remember to comment on any of the posts to get a chance at winning the next prize, a Celtic bag and a copy of Scottish Life magazine. The winner will be chosen after midnight tonight!


  1. ooooh, Alexa I LOVED that excerpt!!!! Totally drew me in!! I love how your incorporated Fort William into the story!

    On my last trip to Scotland we had wanted to check out the Fort, but the weather was so bad, (SNOW) that we didn't make it. We did go to Fort George, and I actually got to see some very handsome soldiers wearing their Black Watch uniforms!! :O)

    Wishing you the best of luck on your release!!!!!


  2. Alexa, I already fell in love with your hero. :)
    I'm looking forward to reading it even more!

    -Diva J.

  3. Aw, thanks! It's funny because I couldn't decide which scene to use for the excerpt and this was the choice of one of the senior editors. She said the same thing, Andrea, that it drew her in. I don't know about Fort George. Where is that? Oooh, and I can tell you there are lots more bits of Scotland incorporated in the story.

    Diva, thanks! Malcolm's pretty hot and I'm pretty sure you'll love him even more ESPECIALLY since this excerpt is early on in the story.

  4. I loved the excerpt - can't wait to buy your book. Congratulations on the new release!

  5. Wonderful excerpt! I look forward to reading more!