Thursday, December 25, 2014

Return to Clan Sinclair Book Tour: Excerpt + Giveaway! @avonbooks @Karen_Ranney

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Welcome to my post for the Return to Clan Sinclair book tour! I have an excerpt coming up, as well as a giveaway for a $50 gift card. But, first, allow me to introduce the book:

Release date: December 23, 2014
Publisher: Avon Impulse
Genre: Historical (Highlander/Victorian) Romance
Series: Clan Sinclair #3.5

The stunning follow-up novella in New York Times bestselling author Karen Ranney’s belovedClan Sinclair series.

It’s true love in the Scottish highlands. When Ceana Sinclair Mead married the youngest son of an Irish duke, she never dreamed that seven years later her beloved Peter would die. Her three brothers-in-law thought she should be grateful to remain a proper widow. After three years of  this, she’s ready to scream. She escapes to Scotland, only to discover she’s so much more than just the Widow Mead.

In Scotland, Ceana crosses paths with Bruce Preston, an American tasked with a dangerous mission by her brother, Macrath. Bruce is too attractive for her peace of mind, but she still finds him fascinating. Their one night together is more wonderful than Ceana could have imagined and she has never felt more alive.

But when the past reaches out in the form of an old foe, Ceana’s life is in danger. Now Bruce fights to become her savior-and more-if she’ll let him.


“For an American, you’re not a bad sort,” Dennis said. 

He only inclined his head, not bothering to return the compliment. 

Dennis entered the room, moving the only other chair to a position in front of the desk.

“We’ll be leaving soon,” Dennis said.

“I’m sure Scotland will be the lesser for it.”

Was he supposed to be polite to the man? The duke had been a barnacle on his backside since appearing at Drumvagen.

“It’ll be good for Ceana to be back where she belongs,” the man said, eyeing him closely.

Was this some sort of damn test of his tact and tolerance? If so, he was about to spectacularly fail it.

“Why, so you can make sure she’s miserable? What’s wrong with her being with her family?”

Dennis reared back on his chair. “We are her family.”

“Some family,” he said. “You make sure she’s still wearing mourning three years after her husband dies. She has to sneak away from Ireland in order to visit her brother. You come chasing after her the minute she’s been gone too long - according to you. Are you sure you’re not her jailer?”

Before Dennis could speak, he added, “I don’t think she should go back to Ireland. Her home might have been there once, but it isn’t anymore.”

“And where do you think it is? With you?”

“That’s not your decision to make, is it?” he asked.

Or his. Only one person could make it. If he was brave enough to give her the choice.

Yes, damn it, he was.
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About the Author:
Karen Ranney began writing when she was five. Her first published work was The Maple Leaf, read over the school intercom when she was in the first grade. In addition to wanting to be a violinist (her parents had a special violin crafted for her when she was seven), she wanted to be a lawyer, a teacher, and, most of all, a writer. Though the violin was discarded early, she still admits to a fascination with the law, and she volunteers as a teacher whenever needed. Writing, however, has remained the overwhelming love of her life.


  1. Thank you for hosting today! Merry Christmas!

  2. Thank you for the excerpt.
    Merry Christmas!