A life-long resident of Newfoundland and mother of two man things (her sons), Kate says she writes "out of pure escapism and a love for all things Scottish, not to mention a life-long enjoyment of reading romance." She loves the research involved with her writing, and blending historical fact with her stories to create an authentic reading experience.
Kate's debut novel, Bound to the Highlander, was a runaway hit before it was even published, having won the 2013 TARA Award winner for Historical Romance, and has since gone on to claim the Amazon title of #1 Best Seller of Historical Romance. This books continues to hold honorable positions in the Amazon top 100 lists for Historical Romance, Scottish Historical Romance, AND Historical Medieval Romance.
From Bound to the Highlander --
Aileana Chattan suffers a devastating loss, then discovers she is to wed neighboring chief and baron, James MacIntosh -- a man she despises and whose loyalty deprived her of the father she loved. Despite him and his traitorous clan, Aileana will do her duty, but she doesn't have to like it or him. But when the MacIntosh awakens something inside her so absolute and consuming, she is forced to question everything.
James MacIntosh is a nobleman torn between tradition and progress. He must make a sacrifice if he is to help Scotland move forward as a unified country. Forced to sign a marriage contract years earlier binding Lady Aileana to him, James must find a way to break it, or risk losing all -- including his heart.
From the wild and rugged Highlands near Inverness to the dungeons of Edinburgh Castle, James and Aileana’s preconceptions of honor, duty and love are challenged at every adventurous turn.Promise to the Highlander. This book has been quickly climbing the charts and gaining attention on its own while shadowing the popularity of the first book in the series. It also currently holds respectable positions on the Amazon top 100 lists for Historical Romance, Scottish Historical Romance, AND Historical Medieval Romance.
From Promise to the Highlander --
Nessia Stephenson's world was safe until a threat from a neighbouring clan forces her to accept a betrothal to a man whose family can offer her the protection she needs. The real threat lies in her intense attraction to the man who arranged the match—the clan's chief and her intended’s brother, Fergus MacKay.
When powerful warlord Fergus MacKay arranges a marriage for his younger brother, William, he has no idea the price will be his own heart. Fergus is captivated by the wildly beautiful Nessia, a woman he can never have.
When the feud between the MacKay and Sutherland clans escalates, Nessia, William, and Fergus all must make sacrifices for their future. Longing and loss, honour and duty. How can love triumph under such desperate circumstances?What's next for Kate?
Well, let me tell you! Friday, 21 November will see the release of book three in the Highland Chiefs series, Enemy of the Highlander. And you can bet there will be a lot of fanfare over this one. This is the first book in Kate's three book deal. As well, this book will go out both as digital AND print. And if that weren't enough, the 21st is also Kate's birthday. I don't have to tell you that she'll be partying all weekend :-)
From Enemy of the Highlander --
Two years ago Freya MacKay walked away from the only man she would ever love, her family’s bitter enemy, knowing her clan would never accept their love. A fragile alliance has been forged and now he has returned to warn of a terrible threat. Freya MacKay is torn between the familiar surge of passion he evokes and her promise to wed another man.
Ronan Sutherland has lost everything to a cruel uncle who will lay the entire north Highlands to waste if he is not stopped. There is only one who can help—but seeking alliance with his former enemy, Fergus MacKay, means encountering the woman who left him two years ago, breaking his heart.
A bitter feud keeps their clans at one another’s throats and it seems nothing will stop one from destroying the other. Will Ronan ever forgive Freya for leaving him? Can he trust her again? Or will the decades of hatred and deceit between their families prevail?Following in 2015 will see the releases of book 4, Prisoner of the Highlander, and book 5, Heart of the Highlander. As soon as we have details on these books, we'll be sure to share.
When asked how Kate felt about receiving the three book contract, this is what she had to say --
"Gobsmacked. I know we talked about how many books were in the series, but I didn't expect to receive all three at once! Am thrilled Tirgearr has such faith in this series."And when asked how she plans to celebrate her new deal, she said --
"By taking my man things to a nice dinner :-) "
|Bound to the Highlander -- Grab it here|
|Promised to the Highlander -- Grab it here|
|Enemy of the Highlander -- more info here|
Please follow Kate online on her website, Facebook, Twitter, and at Tirgearr for information on the releases of Prisoner of the Highlander and Heart of the Highlander.
Many congratulations, Kate, and best success for Enemy of the Highlander and the whole series. You deserve it.