SC: Tell me a little bit about your main character of this book.MD: Let me introduce you to the heroin of my story. Rosalyn Macpherson is a head-strong Highlander who hates everything English. But as an alchemist, with healing skills and physic talents, she uses any means to take back her clan’s stolen castle, even poison. Although she’s a lady, most often she chooses not to curb her tongue and will fight for what she believes is right.
SC: I'll make a note to watch my back around her. Do you believe in the paranormal and if so, do you have an experience you can share?MD: Of course. I’m intrigued by the writings of Charles Fort, considered by many as the father of modern paranormalism. I’m a student of the Esoteric Sciences as well and I believe there are some parallels. Although I don’t write paranormal books, you’ll find pivotal content in my books that include, rune stones, alchemy, mysticism, physic phenomenon and even the use of the Philosophers Stone. Personally, I have not had a paranormal experience, but I consult a physic advisor regularly. I credit him with the path I am on today as a romance writer.
SC: It is good that you found one you can relate to. What titles are you working on now that you can tell us about?
MD: Confession: I’m usually working on multiple projects at once. I’ve outlined both a novella and a third novel for the “Lady of Lore Series.” I’m so excited about these new stories for many reasons, but it’s most rewarding when readers fall in love with your characters and ask that you continue to include their favorites. The novella will be released sometime this year, but no specific date has been set. It all depends are how quickly I can get the words down and ready for readers.
SC: Thanks for stopping by. Let's take a look at your story now.
The Golden Rose of Scotland
Ladies of Lore Series
Ladies of Lore Series
Genre: Historical Romance
Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing
Date of Publication: November 22, 2017
Number of pages: 247
Word Count: 78.955
Cover Artist: Anna Lena-Spies
Tagline: Romantic Adventures, Not for the Faint of Heart
When poisonings are an everyday occurrence, healer Rosalyn Macpherson must be ready with an antidote. Unless it’s for the English Lord who means to claim her clan’s Highland castle.
What’s in a name? Everything, for Lord Lachlan de Leverton, a charismatic English aristocrat. He’ll break the law to sever his ties to his notorious family. But first, he must secure the deed to Fyvie Castle before the feisty Scottish lass wins it.
Because of their conflicting claims, Rosalyn and Lachlan are ordered to appear in Edinburgh’s royal court, and in an unusual twist of fate, they are assigned as guardians, rather than prisoners, to a caravan carrying the Golden Rose, a papal gift for the King of Scots.
When the royal decree becomes a forced union between the two, it’s not the remedy Rosalyn had hoped for, but by now she doesn’t hate this Englishman quite as much.
Before the knot is tied, the Rose is stolen and Lachlan’s suspected of the crime. Rosalyn then faces the hardest decision yet. Must she sacrifice her precious Philosophers Stone or the land she loves, or both, to save him?
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What was Lachlan up to? Why was he toying with her like a wench? For if his aim was to take her virginity, should he dally with all of Scotland waiting?
But just as she was about to protest, his gaze met hers, revealing the passion trapped inside begging to be released. With his other hand, he shoved the remaining silk strap off her shoulder and let the wedding gown fall to her feet. She was totally exposed to her new husband’s whims. Nothing covered her but her own passion.
“You are so beautiful,” he gushed like a lad with a new shiny object. “I would savor you like a feast, but the guests and the king await.” As he held her gaze, he gathered her into his arms and gently laid her back on the bed.
Even though he had every right to take her, and he’d ignited a passion storm inside her, she was not ready to give up her virginity just because a king wanted her to. So when Lachlan turned away from her and began to loosen his belt, Rosalyn swiftly and silently stole his dagger from its sheath.
Now, would she have the courage to use it?
About the Author:
With a bachelor’s degree in journalism, Marisa has spent many years writing for the television industry. As an award-winning producer/director/marketer, she has worked on commercial production, show creation, product branding and social media.
Marisa has always enjoyed reading romance novels and now realizes a dream come true, writing page-turning romantic adventures.