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An Author’s Hero Talks Back
I caught up with Jake Jameson. He’s reading a book while propped against a pine tree at the New England Highland Games. Wearing leather trews, protected by a heavy apron, I also notice he is…um…shirtless. Yum.
Nancy: “Hi, Jake. What are you reading so secretively?”
Jake: “It’s a bit embarrassing. I snuck this book of poetry into the historic village.”
Nancy: “Poetry? Since we are surrounded by thousands of kilted visitors, might I assume the author is Robert Burns?”
Jake: “Nope. Robert Frost. He used to teach around here.”
Nancy: “He taught at my college in Plymouth, New Hampshire. Will you recite something?”
Jake: “I’ll share a short verse.” He stubs a toe in the dirt. “I want to whisper it in the ear of the woman I love…I mean…never mind.”
Jake: “Fine. ‘Some say the world will end in fire’…” He coughs, and runs his fingers through his long, black hair.
Nancy: “I didn’t mean to embarrass you. Maybe Skye Gunn will enjoy it.” I giggle when his eyes widen.
Jake: “I doubt it,” he says when he finds his speech. “Besides, I haven’t seen that witch for five years.”
Nancy: “Right. I forgot. But, isn’t she worth a jump back in time to early 17th century Scotland to find out?”
Jake: “Maybe I should, but she got mad, last time we were together, and sent me home. I could have helped battle the sorcerer.”
Nancy: “That’s right. A time-traveling witch can make life tough…or interesting.”
Jake: “Quiet! Any rumor of witchcraft or time travel could get us killed.”
Nancy: “Nonsense. This is the 21st century.” A laugh escapes, but Jake isn’t smiling.
Iona: “Never you mind. I have to get back to my furnace.”
Nancy: “Where you pretend to be a blacksmith?”
Jake: “I AM a blacksmith. Comes in handy when I play-act as a 17th century smithy, here at the games.”
Nancy: “What are you making today?”
Nancy: “Swords? In this day and age?”
Jake: “Sure. Why dress in a kilt without a sword on your back or a dirk at your hip?”
Nancy: (looking around) “I see what you mean. The Highland Games are full of good looking men in sexy kilts. What about that guy?”
Jake: “That’s Bryce Buchanan. He turns the caber, and throws the hammer. People call him Bull.”
Nancy: “He is quite…large. Handsome, too. Maybe he can help you keep the witch busy so you can—”
Hmm…sounds like jealousy has raised it green, scaly, fire-breathing head!
Readers…have you ever attended a Scottish Highlands games or festival? If not, why not? If you did, what part did you enjoy the most?
Skye has spent the last five years trying to forget the blacksmith who followed her back to 16th century Scotland, to help fight evil. Sending Jake Jamison home against his will was a disastrous mistake. Stealing his heart was not part of the plan.
Jake must share his secret, Skye must give her heart fully, and both must dare to love in the time they have.
More About the Author
She loves chocolate-chip shortbread, wool plaids wrapped around the trim waist of a Scottish Highlander, the clang of broadswords, and the sound of bagpipes in the air. After growing up in Huntington, New York, and raising two handsome sons in New Hampshire, she moved to North Carolina where she writes full-time. Nancy is a member of Romance Writers of America, Heart of Carolina Romance Writers, Fantasy-Futuristic & Paranormal Romance Writers, Triangle Area Freelancers, and the Celtic Heart Romance Writers.
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One lucky person will win a tote filled with autographed paperback books by the following authors. Nancy met up with them at last month’s Romance Writers of America Conference. The tote includes:
A LADY BY MIDNIGHT by Tessa Dare
A JACKSON HOLE HOMECOMING by Cindy Kirk
WORTH THE CHALLENGE by Karen Erickson
A BREATH OF SCANDAL by Elizabeth Essex
MY RELUCTANT HIGHLANDER by Nancy Lee Badger
All in a Cloth Tote -courtesy of Sophie Barnes
Nancy will pick a winner on Thursday, September 5, 2013.
*an international winner will receive a selection of ebooks instead.
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Photos: Nancy Lee Badger