With the help of a bet, an eight-hundred-year-old marriage contract, and a spell, ex-SBS soldier Will might just have enough in his arsenal to capture Meghan’s heart.
Since arriving in Little Glen, Scotland, Meghan Kennedy’s life has got decidedly more interesting. She enters into a bet with hunky ex-SBS soldier, William MacKenzie, discovers an ancient marriage contract and to top it all off, she learns that she had a spell cast on her…eight hundred years before she was even born. None of it matters, because she refuses to make the same mistake twice. Will’s hard body and sexy grin don’t matter, his beautiful hypnotic eyes don’t matter, and it doesn’t matter that every time they kiss her body calls out for his, as though denied of his touch for hundreds of years.
Ex-SBS soldier William MacKenzie is disciplined, trained to be an efficient soldier and he takes the same approach with his life as he does his business. Then Meghan arrives, with her fiery temper and hair to match, all he can think about is Meghan. Her feisty temper bemuses him, her beauty astounds him and her stubbornness annoys the hell out of him. Lucky for him, he doesn’t know how to quit, he can be just as stubborn and occasionally ruthless, and he will use any means necessary to get her. Of course the ‘means’ at his disposal just happen to be a bet, a marriage contract and an ancient spell, but if in the end Meghan belongs to him, who is he to argue?
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Tell us a little about your book?
Thank you so much for having here today.
The Bannockburn Spell is about a couple, Meghan (the stubborn redhead) and Will (the ex-Special Forces hottie), who are linked together by a 800 year-old marriage contract. But Meghan wants nothing more than to go back home to Toronto and continue her life despite her growing feelings for Will, and Will is not willing to just let her walk away, so Will offers Meghan a deal. He bets Meghan that she falls in love with him. If she wins he will leave her be, if he wins, gets her. The only hiccup is that there was a spell woven into the marriage contract and once both read the contact neither will be able to live without the other.
How much emotion does it take from you to write?
Not much. The only time my emotions come into play is when I am interrupted or I don’t to get my writing fix for the day.
What is your favorite part of the book?
My favorite part of The Bannockburn Spell is when Meghan confronts Will about the Marriage Contract in the local pub in front of the entire town and the bartender keeps handing her shots of whiskey to calm her down. LOL I love that part.
It was that scene where the basic idea of my book came from. Then my idea got split into two different books with different characters, but I refused to change that scene and I knew it would fit into one of my story ideas. It always makes me smile when I read it.
You can only pick 3 words to describe your main characters…what would they be?
Meghan – fiery, stubborn, insecure
Will – relentless, patient, regimented
Which was the easiest character to write and the hardest ~ and why?
Rob Cummings, aka: the bad guy. It was hard to write Rob because I had to develop him into man that was being cornered and he began doing things he wouldn’t normally do and realizes he is rather good at it. It was hard to show his inner conflict of good against evil during these times.
How many books are you shooting for in this series?
I haven’t decided if it will be a series yet. Although the possibility is there.
It is not a series in the normal sense of the word, but I think I would really like to write about Will’s brothers, Gavin and Richard and Meghan’s younger brother, Ryan. Each one of them has definite possibilities.
What are you currently working on?
I’m working on the next book in my Out of Time series. I haven’t decided on a title yet, but it will follow the first book No Matter When and be a mixture of Historical, Time Travel and Futuristic.
Do you have anything due to release soon?
Yes! My next stand alone titled Extinct, it due out in March 2014. I’m really excited, it’s the first contemporary/shifter book I’ve written.
What’s one thing that you enjoy about writing?
Being alone and letting my mind drift, then writing out the visions I just created. It might take me a few times until I get it to my satisfaction but I really enjoy that process.
Since we’re cover hussies….what was your first impression of your cover?
I loved everything about it except the woman. LOL She was looking over her shoulder but the angle of her neck looked unnatural, like her neck was about to snap. Ahhh…it was gross! The guy though…WOW very cute and the title, is beautiful. Thankfully, Totally Bound has the best/very patient art dept and they found me the couple that is now on my cover which I just love.
What do you prefer ebooks or paperbacks?
I love the convince of ebooks, but paperbacks are still my favorite. There is no fear that they will be erased off my computer one day.
Is there a genre you would like to write but are a little apprehensive to try?
God no! I’m willing to write in any genre, my apprehension comes from writing smaller books like novellas.
My goal is to concur that fear it in the next few months.
Okay…. personal time!!!!
Oh yeah, I go there… Hahah…
If you thought you were safe… Nah… Forgot it… Not a chance! We will start off slow and easy, I promise!
What is on your night stand/dresser? Light, alarm clock, earplugs, a picture from my daughter and…BOOKS! I bet that was a shocker.
What are you listening to you right now? Roar by Katy Perry
What are you reading right now? Fire and Ice by Julie Garwood
What is your favorite season? Holiday? Autumn and Halloween
And what has been your best b-day present ever? I got a Margaritaville Frozen Drink Maker one year. BEST GIFT EVER!
Hard and Quick Time! Don’t think… Just answer!
Okay, before we go this route, I will get us a refill on our drinks…
Hooray for drinks!
Quickie time… Think fast….
*deep breath* Okay…go!
Are you a quickie kind girl? Yup!
Dark or Milk Chocolate? Milk
Whipped or Melted? Melted
Straight up or with a twist – sex? Straight up
What’s your fave drink – in a glass or on him? Both! lol
Spank or Flogger? Spank
Junk or Health Food? Health food
Ties or Chains? Ties
Leather or Lace? Lace
Soft or Hard… Bed, where was your mind? Hard please!
Control or Be Controlled? Both
Hot Wax or Whip Cream? Whip Cream
Vampire or Werewolf? Werewolf
Twitter and/or Facebook? Facebook
Pinterest or not? Yes! I’m a P.I.T (pinner in training).
Thank you Nancy for coming by the blog today and answering our questions
“A bet?” She narrowed her eyes. “What kind of bet?”
He crossed his arms. “I bet that you fall in love with me.”
“Yeah,” she snorted. “Like that’s going to happen.”
“Well, then this should be easy for you.”
She clicked her tongue.
“Not scared, are you?” He gave her pride a nudge.
She mimicked his stance. “What are the stakes?”
He smothered a smile. “If you win, you’re free from the contract. But if I win…” He lowered his head until they were nose to nose. “I get you.”
Will saw the doubt cross her face then decided to give her pride another poke, just enough to get what he wanted. “Think you can win?” Straightening to his full height, he held out his hand to her.
She eyed his hand suspiciously, then slid her smaller hand into his. “You bet I can.”
He held fast as she tried to pull back, running his thumb over the back of her hand.
“Good.” He drew in her lavender scent. “You’ll forgive me if I don’t wish you luck. I don’t want you to win.”
Meghan’s mouth dropped open in shock and she snatched her hand away. “You’re an asshole.”
Will grinned. “I have my moments.”
Once again Hamish handed her another shot of whisky, she took it without so much as a thanks and again downed it as she had with the first. She swallowed the second shot hard and swayed slightly. Shoving the glass into Will’s chest, she waved the printed pages in his face…again. “I’m taking these.”
Will sighed, holding onto his patience at her last act of rebellion before leaving. Leaving! An unexpected annoyance filled him. He didn’t want her to go anywhere, he wanted her here, with him. As she turned, her hair flew over her shoulder and before he could stop himself he reached out, grabbing a handful of her flaming hair, stopping her. Stepping up behind her, he toyed with the silky strands. “Going home?” he asked softly.
“That’s none of your business.”
She was right, it was none of his business and he didn’t push her about it, but he needed to know. He squeezed his jaw. “Time’s up, Meghan, I’m done waiting.”
My name is Nancy Adams. I am a full-blooded Canadian, right down to the maple syrup running though my veins. I enjoy watching hockey but despise skating…and the cold. I enjoy a good helping of Tourtiere with a side of Poutine as much as the next person, yet I am only bilingual when it comes to swear words.Besides writing, I have three small – but legal – addictions: bed linens, lavender and books. All of which are replenished on a regular basis. Reading into the wee hours of the morning is one of my many bad habits, next to spontaneously rearranging furniture and randomly painting rooms in my house.
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