It’s Almost Here!

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It seems like it has been such a long time coming, but the fourth book in the McDougall series is now on pre-order! Both the steamy and sweet versions will be released on August 22nd. You can pre-order through the buttons below.

I loved writing this fun tale of Roderick and Gwen and I hope you enjoy their adventure. She’s a thief; he’s an officer of the law. What could go wrong -- or right?

I have one other piece of news! The McDougall series is going to be “going wide,” which, in the publishing world, means it will be available on all retailers, including iBooks, Kobo, and Nook (Barnes and Noble).  It does mean that it will no longer be available in Kindle Unlimited, unfortunately, but it will be some time before the change is made.

I hope you have a wonderful week, and enjoy the books below while you wait for Roderick and Gwen!

Love always,

Audrey

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The Rebel’s Purpose

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Does summer always seem to fly by for you? Kids are at home, in most places the weather is much nicer, everyone is outside -- I love it. What about you? I’ve started a discussion on Facebook -- tell me about your summer. Is it your favorite time of year or do you look forward to the fall?

Last newsletter I promised to share with you the sweet version of this cover -- and here it is! What do you think? I love this one, and it is perfect for our heroine, who you will meet very soon.

In the meantime, I have some suggested reading for you below!

Love always,

Audrey

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Temptation of Fire

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Temptation of Fire

I hope everyone is having a lovely week! I have had a few questions about my next books, and I promise, they are coming! I am busy working away on Roderick and Gwen’s story. Good news -- the first draft is now complete and after another review, it will be off to the editor.

While I don’t have the book ready for you yet, this week I did want to share the title and the cover for the steamy version of the book. Next, I will share the sweet version! What do you think of this one?

While you wait, be sure to catch up with the McDougall family -- the sweet and steamy versions of the books can be found below.

Already read them? Then I have a few recommended reads for you to enjoy.

Love always,

Audrey

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Follow Me!

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I hope you are all having a lovely July Wednesday. In the summer, I love nothing more than heading outside with a good book and a coffee in the morning or a glass of iced tea in the afternoon. I am busy working away on the fourth book in my McDougalls series, but now is the time to catch up! You can find the book links below.

And you can always receive alerts for my new releases by following me on Bookbub or Amazon. I would love a follow! Click here to follow.

I also have a couple of other recommendations, as always. Emily Murdoch has a new series, with the first book now available and the second on pre-order! Check it out below.

For your Scottish fix, pick up the free read below.

Love always,

Audrey

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Book Boyfriends!

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Ah, the aptly named book boyfriends -- the men of our dreams ;) There’s something about a Highlander I’m particularly partial to -- how about you? I’m willing to bet there are a few here who have a preference for Scottish men as well, but I’d love to know which era you most enjoy your heroes -- and heroines! Head on over to my Facebook Page to discuss.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer so far! Looking for beach or pool reads? Check out a couple of the recommendations and book fairs below.

Love always,

Audrey

The Highland Railway

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One of the best parts of writing historical romance is getting the opportunity to research. It can also be one of the toughest parts, if it takes some time to find what you’re looking for. I can’t tell you how much time I’ve spent researching the railway system in the United Kingdom, first for Adam and Rebecca’s story, and now for Roderick and Gwen’s! It’s important to know the legs of the journey as well as how much time it would take to get from one place to another in order to properly tell the story.

In this book, Gwen and Roderick travel from Glasgow to Perth on the Caledonian Line, and from there they take the Highland Railway from Perth to Inverness. If you’re interested in historical documents, this will be of interest to you. George Bradshaw published a tourist guide for Great Britain and Ireland, which describes train routes in detail. You can find the book online here: https://books.google.ca/books?id=80AGAAAAQAAJ&redir_esc=y.

And of course, below are some recommended reads for you this week. I am currently reading a wonderful series by Cecelia Mecca, the Border Series -- I'm on book 3! Many of you have probably either heard of the books or read them yourself, but if not, check them out here.

Love always,

Audrey

 

McDougall Catch Up Time!

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I know my next book will not be available for some time, but I have to tell you just how much I am enjoying writing about Roderick and his heroine Gwen! To tease you a bit, I can tell you that we start in the new world, but rest assured we spend most of the story in Scotland near our lovely Loch Ness.

If you haven’t already, now is the time to catch up with the McDougalls! The books are available below, sweet or steamy.

In the meantime, I have some book recommendations below -- a few different books, depending on your taste!

Love always,

Audrey

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Our next stories

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Thank you everyone for your input last week! After reviewing all of your responses, I will be releasing both the steamy and sweet versions of Roderick’s story at the same time to try to avoid confusion.

What this means is that the next release will be slightly later than planned. I am hoping you will have Roderick's story in your hands by late August / early September, with Peggy's story coming around mid-December. 

In the meantime, I hope you are enjoying your summer! It’s so hot but so welcomed as well. As always I have some books to recommend for your beach days or lazy Sundays in the yard!

Love always,

Audrey

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What do you think?

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I hope everyone is having a wonderful week so far!

I so appreciate all who have taken the time to download, read, and review Treasures of the Wind or The Highlander’s Call! I am working hard on the fourth book, which will be Roderick’s story. His heroine is certainly feisty and quite the match for him! The book is already full of sparks and I’m looking forward to sharing it with you this summer.

Then it will be onto the fifth and final book in the series -- I can hardly believe it! The rest of 2018 will be all McDougalls, and then next year will bring something new. What that is yet, I’m not really sure, but if there are any eras you would most like to read about, I am always open to suggestions.

In the meantime, there are lots of book suggestions for you to below to fill your Kindles.

Love always,

Audrey

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Thank you for your reviews!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful week so far!

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I so appreciate all who have taken the time to download, read, and review Treasures of the Wind or The Highlander’s Call! I am working hard on the fourth book, which will be Roderick’s story. His heroine is certainly feisty and quite the match for him! The book is already full of sparks and I’m looking forward to sharing it with you this summer.

Then it will be onto the fifth and final book in the series -- I can hardly believe it! The rest of 2018 will be all McDougalls, and then next year will bring something new. What that is yet, I’m not really sure, but if there are any eras you would most like to read about, I am always open to suggestions.

In the meantime, there are lots of book suggestions for you to below to fill your Kindles.

Love always,

Audrey

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The Highlander’s Call is here!

The Highlander’s Call, the sweet and wholesome version of Treasures of the Wind, is here!

For those of you who have been patiently waiting, this is the third book in my McDougall family series, and tells the story of Adam McDougall and Rebecca Trenton, an Englishwoman who finds herself in the Scottish Highlands. If you prefer a bit of steaminess, be sure to look for Treasures of the Wind, which is also available on Amazon.

Adam is definitely the thinker among the McDougall men, and he and Rebecca must fight against outside forces to find their happy ending.

I hope you enjoy it! I would so love to know what you think, and, as always, would appreciate your review on Amazon and Goodreads.

If you know someone who would enjoy this, please forward on.

Love always and enjoy!

Audrey

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A taste of the third book in the McDougalls series!

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Hello and happy Wednesday! I hope you are having a wonderful week, wherever in the world you are. I hope your weather is beautiful and you are able to enjoy the outdoors and get lots of reading in!

Question for you -- would you like a free copy of The Highlander’s Call?

If you love sweet and wholesome romance, are able to review on Amazon, and can post a review within the next two weeks, please respond to this email, and you can become a member of my Sweet & Wholesome Advanced Reader Team.

If you have already read Treasures of the Wind, this is the same book, but a sweet and wholesome version. If you’d like to leave a review for either book, I would love for you to do so! The links are below.

Wondering if you'll like this book? I've included a taste for you below. Enjoy!

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McDougall fans, rejoice!

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The Highlander’s Call (the sweet and wholesome version of Treasures of the Wind, the third book in my McDougalls series), is now available for pre-order! If you have been waiting for this version and would like to get an idea of my inspiration for the series, be sure to check out my pinterest board here! In the meantime, if you need to catch up, you have two weeks until the book comes out to read the first two in the series, which can be found below under The McDougall Family.

I have also finished outlining the fourth book in the series, and I am so excited to write it! I think Roderick may be my favorite brother, and his story is one that will be tons of fun, with lots of sparks between him and his heroine. It will answer his desire for something more while at the same time be primarily set in Scotland, as you all are wishing for.

In the meantime, I hope you are enjoying your spring! I have some recommended reads below for you to curl up with as you soak up the sunshine, and a few giveaways with lots of options for you. A couple of the giveaways have a bit of a higher heat level, so just be sure you are interested in the books as described before downloading.

Love always,

Audrey

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Happily Ever Afters

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As promised, today I have a beautiful cover to reveal to you!

This is The Highlander’s Call, the sweet and wholesome version of Treasures of the Wind, the third book in The McDougalls series. It will be coming this month, so watch out for it!

What else are you reading these days? I read a fairly wide variety of books but one thing is for certain -- anything I read MUST have a happily ever after. I find there is so much wrong in the world today, that reading is my happy place, and I don’t want to leave a book with sadness. What about you? Are you ok with endings that do not end happily or are you like me? Head on over to my Facebook page to discuss!

Love always and enjoy,

Audrey

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Your Hero and Heroine

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This week’s newsletter is short and sweet as I have been very busy with family and working away on my upcoming books!

I realized that I have been remiss in sharing with you the inspiration for the characters in the third book of the McDougalls story! The steamy version is Treasures of the Wind, now available, and the upcoming sweet and wholesome version will be released May 9th. This version now has a title! It will be The Highlander's Call, and I am very excited to share the cover with you next week. 

Our hero's inspiration is Robbie Amell, who I first saw in The Flash TV show (yes, I love superheroes). Our heroine's inspiration is none other than Emma Watson, who we all grew to love in Harry Potter but who I loved in her role as Belle from Beauty and the Beast. Did you not love that movie?

You can see more inspiration, of course, through my pinterest page. Since this was suggested to me by other authors, I have just loved having a board of all of my research in one place. It is easy to refer to and I love to share it with you.

Love always and enjoy,

Audrey

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A Book Fair for you!

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Instead of emailing you on Wednesday this week, I am sending out a special weekend email!

The reason is that I am part of a wonderful romance book fair, that is open this weekend only. You can see the link below for more details.

Also to note, the first reading suggestion below is free on Amazon. 

As for what else is happening in my writing world, I am currently working on the sweet and wholesome edition of the third book in my McDougall series. It will be released on May 23rd! In the meantime, I am also beginning to work on the fourth book in the series, which will be Roderick’s story! I love Roderick -- I think he might be my favorite of all the brothers. I have something for the mischievous sort of man. However, I can’t quite decide on where he will find himself…. We know he longs to go west, but at the same time, perhaps he just needs to find the right woman to make him appreciate the Highlands. What do you think?

I hope the rest of your weekend is absolutely wonderful!

Love always and enjoy,

Audrey

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What do you think?

Happy Wednesday! I hope your week is going well.

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I would so love to know what you think of Treasures of the Wind! It has received many wonderful reviews on Amazon, and currently has a 4.8 star rating! Thank you so much to all of you who have read and reviewed.

I would like to share one review with you:

The story has everything, the initial romance, a self loving pest of a fiancé, some skulduggery, and finally true love conquering all to round it off.

There was a delicious tension running through the story - would they get together or wouldn’t they. I read this book in one sitting because it was so unputdownable and I just needed to know what happened. I would recommend this book to anyone.

And, starting today, if you like and share my the pinned post on my Facebook page, you have the opportunity to be entered into a giveaway for a $10 Amazon gift card!

Lastly, I had the pleasure to be interviewed by Holland Rae for a feature on her blog. I would love for you to read it!

Love always and enjoy,

Audrey

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Treasures of the Wind Is Here!

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The day is finally here -- a brand new story! Thank you all for your patience as you have diligently waited for new work from me.

This is the third book in my McDougalls story, and tells the story of Adam and Rebecca Trenton, an Englishwoman who finds herself in the Scottish Highlands. There is a bit of steaminess to this story. For those of you who prefer sweet and wholesome romance, you will have to wait a little longer for that version, which will be released in May.

Adam is definitely the thinker among the McDougall men, and he and Rebecca must fight against outside forces to find their happy ending.

I hope you enjoy it! I would so love to know what you think, and, as always, would appreciate your review on Amazon and Goodreads.

Love always and enjoy!

Audrey

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The majestic Highlands

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As I research for my McDougalls series, I always fall more and more in love with the location they live in. Galbury Castle is near the village of Aldourie, in the Highlands of Scotland, of course. The McDougalls live next to the famed Loch Ness, and for the past couple of books the lake has been the setting for more than once scene.

In my upcoming book (which now has a title, Treasures of the Wind), or the first time we get to see the Highlands through the eyes of an outsider, our heroine, Rebecca. I’ve written it with the awe I feel myself when I think of the amazing landscapes. We also meet the family through someone who has never made their acquaintance before, which is fresh and fun. I can hardly wait to share the next book with you! Treasures of the Wind, the steamy version of Book 3, will be out April 4th. The sweet and wholesome version will follow shortly thereafter.

For more McDougalls, see the books below. For those of you who enjoy the steamy versions be sure to check out The McDougalls. The sweet and wholesome versions are The McDougall Family. Have you read the newly released The Chieftain’s Duty? Did you enjoy it?

Love always,

Audrey

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The sweet and wholesome version of Kyla and Finlay’s story is ready for you…

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For those of you who enjoy sweet and clean romance, today I have the perfect story for you. The Chieftain’s Duty is sweet and wholesome version of my story Promises of Sunlight from the McDougalls’ series.

I love Kyla’s strong independence, as well as Finlay’s loving heart, though he tries so hard to hide it.

I hope you enjoy it!

For more McDougalls, see the books below. For those of you who enjoy the steamy versions be sure to check out The McDougalls, as book 3 will be coming soon. The sweet and wholesome versions are The McDougall Family.

Love always,

Audrey

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