Monday, November 30, 2015

Fàilte St. Andrew's Day, Christy English, and HOW TO SEDUCE A SCOT

Christy English joins us today to celebrate St. Andrew's Day with the release of HOW TO SEDUCE A SCOT, Book 1 in the Broadswords and Ballrooms series:

He’s the terror of the ton...

The plan is simple:

1. Descend from the Highlands to face the aggravation of a London Season;

2. Foist his wild sister off on some gullible English lord;

3. Retreat before the ladies of the scandalized ton can get any ideas.

Determined to see his hellion of a sister wed, Highlander Alexander Waters is willing to face anything—even the English. He just didn’t expect his own rough manners to cause such a riot…or for a blooming English rose to catch his eye.

Gently bred Catherine Middlebrook must find a respectable man to marry or her family will be ruined. She won’t allow herself to be distracted by Highland barbarians…no matter how her body may thrill whenever Alex is near.

Catherine wasn’t part of the plan, but as their battle of wills escalates, Alex comes to realize this “proper” English girl is as wild as the Highlands themselves...and nothing will stop him from having her.

Ever since Christy English picked up a fake sword in stage combat class at the age of fourteen, she has lived vicariously through the sword-wielding women of her imagination. A banker by day and a writer by night, she loves to eat chocolate, drink too many soft drinks, and walk the mountain trails of her home in North Carolina.
Goodreads link

What Kind of Historical Romance Heroine Are You?

Sourcebooks offers a special giveaway at this link ... and offers an exclusive snippet from HOW TO SEDUCE A SCOT:

His angel was as drunk as a sailor.

Alex cursed, not bothering to do it under his breath. Mary Elizabeth ignored him, but Miss Middlebrook stared him down like a schoolroom governess.

“I beg your pardon, Alex, but I must insist you do not use that language in my presence.” She looked at him imperiously from under the narrow brim of her white flowered bonnet. He was about to open his mouth to apologize when she laughed long and loud. The sweet sound echoed down the street in waves, and more than one gentleman looked over to see where the courtesan was sitting. When they saw only a little debutante dressed in pink muslin and silk flowers, they raised their eyebrows and turned back to their companions. But not before their gazes lingered for a moment, as if to memorize her face.

Coming in February 2016


  1. I took the quiz. I'm a quietly brave romantic heroine. Hope I get lucky in the contest.

  2. My fav about highlanders are the men in kilts.

  3. I too am a quietly brave romantic heroine! I've enjoyed her books and this sounds like another good one!

  4. The Scottish accent is my favorite part :)

  5. Thank you all so much for joining in my launch fun :) And thank you for hosting me SOS Aloha!

  6. I am a wildly independent romantic heroine. Fun quiz and sounds like a fun book.

  7. What a fascinating book! I love the loyalty and accent of Highlander heroes.