"O Scotia! my dear, my native soil!
For whom my warmest wish to heaven is sent;
Long may thy hardy sons of rustic toil
Be blest with health, and peace, and sweet content"
Robbie Burns

Thursday, September 30, 2010


As I am at the Emerald City RWA conference this weekend this edition of Fiction Friday is going to be a bit short and sweet. In the New Year – January 2011-- there will be a new release of the very successful series of anthologies called “MAMMOTH BOOK OF…” Lucky for us who love Scottish romances it is our turn with the MAMMOTH BOOK OF SCOTTISH ROMANCES featuring 20 of the top Scottish romance authors. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to get a list of those 20 but a did find a few of my favorite authors who will be included:

Long time friend and favorite author TERRI BRISBIN. Terri broke into romance scene with her very successful time travel of the MacKendieman series that included: A LOVE THROUGH TIME, ONCE FORBIDDEN and A MATTER OF TIME. She has also wrote a five book series of The Macleries: TAMING THE HIGHLANDER. SURRENDER THE HIGHLANDER, POSSESSED BY THE HIGHALNDER, THE EARL’S SECRET, and ONE CANDLELIT CHRISTMAS. One of my all time favorites is THE MAID OF LORNE. But Terri doesn’t only write Scottish romances she also has a steamy series of books check out this trailer…


PATRICIA GRASSO, an author whose books I devour like M/Ms will also have a short story in the anthology called THE PAGAN BRIDE. One of her best series is the that of the Flambau sisters, all seven of them. The girls are the “natural” daughter of the Duke of Arygll who he has decided to find husband’s for in Regency
England/Scotland. The latest offering in the series is Blaze’s story MARRYING THE MARGQUES, and she has her hands full with Scottish Rogue. Many of Grasso’s early titles were set in Scotland as well as exotic locations. She is not an author to be missed

Other authors in the anthology include....

Annette Blair- she has a great "witchy" series and this one features a Scot...

Donna Kauffman -- She has a number of current books with yummy Scottish heroes...

Julianne MacLean-- Look for a new Scottish series in 2011 from St Martin's Press

I will be back with more history posts next week when I return from Seattle/Tacoma.