Highland Storm (Guardians of Scotland #2)
Genre: M/F, Historical, Fantasy, Romance
A long forgotten Ancient kingdom has been awakened and threatens to change the Dragonkine world forever.
Can passion weather the dragon’s storm?
The only true pleasures in life Conall Hamilton yearned for were to marry a good woman, raise a family, and hide away into seclusion to live a normal life away from battle and war, not an easy task for the Dragonkine warrior and Clan Douglas’s second in command. Assigned to investigate an allied clan, he vows upon his return to marry his love, Effie. That’s until the Dragonkine warrior finds himself accused of a crime he did not commit, murder. Imprisoned, he must find a way to escape not only to save his own life but to save the life of the woman he loves.
In time the past will catch up with you…
Effie Douglas is a survivor. Though not born a Douglas, Effie leaves her old life behind to seek safety within Clan Douglas. For five years Conall Hamilton has been her secret lover and savior, helping her pick up the pieces of her damaged past. Hiding the true nature of their relationship from their clan had become a burden for the red-headed lass and now she desires more. She wants Conall’s name. When Effie is summoned home, she is plagued with unwanted memories, treachery, and new found information that will change her life forever. Will Effie have the courage and strength to weather the storm that rages around her?
My Review 4/5 Stars
Conall Hamilton lost his wife and son. One morning his wife comes to him and tells him he needs to move on and make Effie his wife.
Effie Douglas wants to be more than just a secret for Conall, she wants him to make an honest woman out of her. When he finally asks her to be his wife, she is afraid that he will find out who she is when her brother comes to the castle.
Going back home, Effie wants to make sure that Conall doesn’t find out who she really is, but what she finds when she gets there is betrayal.
I love me a good Scottish Historical, there is something about a man in a kilt, throw in some paranormal and I’m in heaven. This story ahs action, love and betrayal. Someone who is supposed to love and protect Effie betrays her at every turn. She has her doubts about her worth to Conall when he finds out she is, but he puts those things to rest.
I enjoyed how the MC’s were with each other and how the secondary characters got to tell some of their story as well. Can’t wait for the next book.
Plans for the New Year
Plans for the New Year, well I have a few, but most of all I will be kicking cancer’s ass. Right before Thanksgiving I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Very shocking and set my world spiraling out of control. I had just finished writing Highland Storm and working on edits, and at the same time dealing with test and working out a treatment plan. Definitely a crazy time.
So, my number one goal is fighting cancer and to continue to write book three in the Guardians of Scotland series. I also have a few ideas for two new series. Vampires in Scotland… Vikings in Scotland… why yes.
Thank you for having me on your blog today.
Nessa: Why did you become a writer?
Victoria: I wanted to write my own stories so, I had a vision and went with it.
N: Do you have any siblings?
V: Yes, two sisters.
N: If you could go anywhere in the world where would you go? Why?
V: Scotland. I love to go on a castle tour and just soak up Scotland’s history and beauty.
N: If the zombie apocalypse happened tomorrow would you be ready?
V: Lol No way. I would end up a brain eating zombie.
N: What is your favorite genre to read?
V: Paranormal Romance
N: If you could meet anyone past, present or future, who would it be?
V: I would love to meet J.R. Ward. She’s amazing!
N: Where do you see yourself three years from now?
N: What is the one thing your readers don’t know about you, but you wished to share?
V: I’m pretty much an open book.
This or That:
Take out or Home cooking – home cooking
Paper or Plastic- paper
Day or Night – night
Books or ebooks – books
Reality Tv or Sitcoms- Sitcoms
Vampire or Werewolf – Both 😉
Top 10 Music:
I love all kinds of music, but when I write I like to listen to Celtic instrumental, LOR soundtrack or 2cellos.
In the car, I listen to pop, rock, sometimes country. It really depends on the mood I’m in. So, I don’t have a particular top 10.
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Growing up in the sister city to Stirling, Scotland, Sottish flare was abundant throughout Dunedin. From her High School band to the annual Highland Games that took place right across the street from her childhood home, the bagpipes beckoned her toward her calling. It seemed only natural for Victoria Zak to want to write in the Scottish historical romance genre. Add to the fact, she was also a paranormal romance junkie, there was no doubt that her influences would be the driving force behind her stories.
Although, she never sought out a writing career, her desire for the written word grew the more she read. Her love for Scotland, curiosity of history, and passion for romance has inspired her to write her first book, Highland Burn. The Guardians of Scotland series continues this winter with Highland Storm.
Now, Victoria Zak lives in the sunshine state with her husband, two beautiful children, and three furry friends. Living in paradise, being a stay at home, and to be able to share her stories has been a blessing.
Victoria loves to hear from her readers. You can connect with her through FB, Twitter, G+, and her website.
*** An ARC copy was given to me for a honest review.