Dangerous in a Kilt
by Anna Durand
GENRE: erotic romance
Good-girl Erica Teague is out on bail, charged with a crime her ex-lover committed. Her desperate bid to experience one wild night of sizzling sex, before her trial and certain conviction, lands her in the arms of Lachlan MacTaggart, a hot Scot with a secret past. She can't resist his offer to enjoy one month of sex and companionship with no strings. But when their hot fling gets personal, can their passion free their imprisoned hearts?
Cliff smiled. "Morning, neighbor."
Stonewashed blue jeans hugged his hips and another tight T-shirt, this time jade green, stretched over his chiseled chest. The leash fell from my hand.
Casey flung his front paws onto Cliff's thighs. The man I'd kissed last night scratched my dog behind the ears. Casey, ebullient at the attention, licked Cliff's arm.
My fantasy Highlander's smile faltered. "Aren't you happy to see me?"
Happy? Seriously? I snagged Casey's collar and dragged him away from Cliff. "Are you stalking me?"
"Stalking?" He scratched his cheek. "I thought to follow you last night to make sure you were all right, but you took off so bloody fast. Might not believe it, but I am an honorable man."
A panicked laugh hiccupped out of me. "Honorable? Stalking is a crime, buddy."
My terrifying guard dog hopped up and down on his front feet, his tongue lolling.
"Erica." Cliff raised his hands, palms out. "I'm trying to be friendly."
"Go creep out some other random girl you hunted down online." I pushed Casey out of the doorway with my foot and pulled the door halfway closed. "Leave me alone, Cliff."
I slammed the door. Casey whined.
"Forget it." I wagged a finger at him. "Stalkers bad. Dog bite stalkers. Got it? No licking."
My Highlander's voice resounded through the door. "Who the bloody hell is Cliff?"
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Anna Durand is an award-winning romance writer specializing in steamy romances populated with spunky heroines and hunky heroes, in settings as diverse as modern Chicago and the fairy realm. Her romances have to date won eight awards and her novel Intuition was a 2016 RONE Award nominee, while her short story Tempted by a Kiss was a finalist in The Romance Reviews 2016 Readers' Choice Awards. Anna also maintains a blog, Spunk & Hunks, where she writes her own articles and reviews romance books, as well as hosting wonderful guest authors.
Spunk & Hunks blog: http://www.spunkandhunks.com/
Amazon Author Page: http://amzn.com/author/annadurand
Dangerous in a Kilt Buy Links:
The e-book has a special pre-order price of $0.99 and regular price will be $4.99. The special will extend through part of the tour, as the release date is 12/16.
Interview with Anna Durand
Where do you get inspiration for your stories?
Everywhere! Seriously, I never know where an idea will spring from or when it might happen. Sometimes I resolve to come up with a specific type of story idea, but usually they arise on their own. Anything might trigger a story seed -- watching the world around me, reading a book, watching a movie, listening to a song. In fact, the basic premise for Dangerous in a Kilt emerged out of one of my favorite songs, "Mr. Mysterious" by Vanessa Amorosi.
How did you do research for your book?
This might sound strange, but a lot of my inspiration for the book came from watching the UK television series Hamish MacBeth, about a quirky Scottish village in the Highlands. I also rely heavily on the Internet, though I always make sure I'm getting information from reliable sources (I am a librarian, after all). Online I found tons of cool places in and around Chicago to incorporate into the book, to make it more grounded in the real world.
Do you have another profession besides writing?
I run a cataloging services business, where I create cataloging-in-publication data for other people's books. You'll see CIP data on the copyright page of many books.
If you could go back in time, where would you go?
Oooh, hard one! It would be a tie between medieval Scotland and ancient Egypt. I've been rather obsessed with Egypt for most of my life and it would amazing to see the pyramids when they were brand new. I also have a long-time fascination with Scotland, and I love medieval times.
What is your next project?
As usual for me, I have several projects in various stages of completion. I've begun writing Wicked in a Kilt, the second book in the Hot Scots series. I'm finishing up the final edits on The Mortal Falls, my award-wining paranormal romance, and also putting the final polish on Fired Up, my next erotic romance and also an award winner. Fired Up is based on my short story Tempted by a Kiss.
GIVEAWAY INFORMATION and RAFFLECOPTER CODE
Anna Durand will be awarding a $20 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.
Follow the rest of the tour here: