My good friend Nancy dropped by to share her research on kilts and pirates and she’s got a fun raffle to win. Just enter on the rafflecopter link.
Thanks to Nancy for sharing her story with us!
My Hunted Highlander by Nancy Lee Badger
Researching Kilts and Pirates
My Hunted Highlander, released June 16th, is the third and final book in the Kilted Athletes Through Time series. In my story, I take the readers through time, and twist my plot to include Scottish pirates. Before writing the first line, I had already decided to have Niall Sinclair captured by pirates. The pirates save his life by pulling him from the North Sea. To escape, he decides to romance a very special woman. Blair MacIan happens to be the captain of The Black Thistle.
Researching pirates took me places I have never been before! I found books in my local library, such as: Encyclopedia of Ships & Seafaring; The Pirate’s Own Book; The Pirate Wars. The internet brought me to various sites, as well. Links shared by other authors kept me busy, too.
The book blurb sets the tone:
Plucked naked from the North Sea, bruised and nearly drowned, Niall Sinclair wakes bound to the mast of the pirate ship, The Black Thistle. Hiding his identity, and brutalized by the first mate and other seamen, their captain comes to his aid. Her identity, and gender, are a surprise, and his physical reaction to her makes him nearly forget his need to escape, and return to his clan. When kidnapped from her shipbuilding business in modern day Portsmouth, New Hampshire, the last place Blair MacIan figured to end up, was at the helm of a pirate ship in 1603 Scotland. With her abusive husband dead, and the ship, the crew, and their people under her care, the last thing she needed was to fish a naked man from the sea. His ravaged face and ragged sandy hair could not detract from his magnificence, and she sensed in him, a means for her own escape.
How these two people react, while surrounded by her pirate crew, was fun to write. The ship, her history as a modern shipbuilder, and the fury of a storm at sea all came together even before the villain captures her and her son, and wrenches them into the future. For a fast-paced story filled with pirates, time travel, and spicy romance, check out My Hunted Highlander.
More About the Author
Award-winning author, Nancy Lee Badger, 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. A former EMT, volunteer firefighter, and 911 Dispatcher, Nancy writes about kilted Highlanders, heart-broken dragons, and romantic thrillers and 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.
Nancy is giving away
A Pirate Booty Prize Package!
Weapon is NOT included
Giveaway Ends Saturday July 25th
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