My Wild Highlander is the second story in my Scottish historical romance series (My Fierce Highlander was the first.)
My Wild Highlander:
Lady Angelique Drummagan, a half-Scottish, half-French countess, has suffered much pain and betrayal in her past. She wants nothing to do with the sensual Scottish warrior that the king has ordered her to marry because the rogue could never be a faithful husband, but she has little choice in the matter. Dangerous, greedy enemies threaten her from all sides and she’s in dire need of his protection.
Sir Lachlan MacGrath, known as Seducer of the Highlands, possesses a charming wickedness and canny wit which has earned him much popularity. After the king decrees that he wed the fiery hellion, Lachlan discovers there is one woman who can resist him—Angelique. Can he break through her icy façade and melt her heart, or will the dark secrets lurking in her past not only cost them their future together, but their very lives?
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2. Can you tell us a little about your favorite scene in the story?
This is part of my favorite scene:
The passage opened up and they moved through a large dim church filled with empty pews. Only a couple of candles lit the plain interior. Five of King James's retainers wearing royal livery waited near the pulpit along with a dour Protestant minister.
"What is happening?" Angelique asked.
"We are to be married, as you ken." Lachlan set her on her feet at the front of the church.
She pulled him aside. "Have you lost your mind? We cannot marry now. Not like this," she whispered loudly.
"Aye, 'tis necessary to marry in secret. Someone wishes to kill us. They are wanting your estate through any means, fair or foul." His harsh expression told her of the seriousness of the matter. "King James bid us to go ahead and marry. Now. We have the special license."
"But I must wear my wedding gown and I did not bring it. I will not marry in my shift and a blanket. Barefoot."
3. When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
After reading romance novels nonstop for about a year. After that first one, I was addicted. Then one day, as I was reading an especially hot, amazing hero, I thought why don't I create a story featuring my own hot, yummilicious hero? I could make him do whatever I want. LOL As I was learning to write, I wrote a contemporary romance first. I didn't want to overwhelm myself learning to write AND doing historical research. I wanted to take it one step at a time and learn the novel writing process right.
4. Tell us a little about your daily writing routine. Are you a plotter or pantser?
I'm a hybrid plotter/pantser but I probably lean more toward the pantser side. I find I have to know before starting what the hero's and heroine's goals, motivations and conflicts are. I need a broad overall vision of where the story is going so I'll know beforehand that it will work out in the end and have a tight, fast-paced plot where everything ties in together. After that bare bones framework, I let my imagination take flight.
5. What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
I can't really share what I'm writing with anyone while I'm writing it. My muse insists that I keep it a secret until I'm finished. :)
At first, the idea of historical research intimidated me because I wanted everything to be spot on accurate. But once I went for it, I discovered the historical research wasn't so bad and I actually enjoyed it. One perk is research trips to Scotland. I find that my stories truly feel more Scottish since that first trip.
7. What authors or friends influenced you in helping you become a writer?
I was reading a Sandra Brown book when I said, hey, why don't I write a book? I don't know her but I have to say she inspired me to become a writer. As for friends, I have a wonderful critique group called Rebels I've been with for years. We always encourage and support each other on our writing journey.
8. What does your family think about your career as a published author?
My husband has always supported and encouraged me in my writing. He believed in me even more than I believed in myself at times. My parents and other relatives are happy about my publishing success.
9. Besides writing, what other interests do you have?
I enjoy photography, graphic art, hiking, swimming, jewelry making, travel, etc.
10. Can you tell us about what’s coming up next for you writing wise?
I'm working on the next Highlander novel in this series. It's about Lachlan's friend, Dirk, and a woman he meets in a mysterious way.
11. How can readers connect with you online?
They can find me at:
My website: http://www.vondasinclair.com/
Author group blog, Fierce Romance: http://fierceromance.blogspot.com/
Thanks so much for interviewing me! This was fun!
And as a treat for readers, Vonda says:
"I'll give away an ebook copy of My Fierce Highlander."
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