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Release day: The Highlander’s Defiant Captive

27 September 2019

Today is the official release of The Highlander’s Defiant Captive by Anna Campbell (The Lairds Most Likely, book 4) (ebook, self-published). Here’s the blurb:

Peace in the glens means war in the bedchamber!

Scotland. 1699. In a time of heroes, the greatest hero of all is Callum Mackinnon, Laird of Achnasheen. Brave, reckless, canny, and handsome enough to turn any lassie weak at the knees, Callum is a legend in the wild corner of the Highlands where he rules. Now the young laird is determined to choose a new path for his clan and end the violent feud with the Drummonds, a conflict that has painted the glens red with blood for centuries. This means taking Bonny Mhairi Drummond, the Rose of Bruard, as his wife. When negotiations with her pig-headed father break down, Callum seizes matters into his own hands and kidnaps the fairest maiden in Scotland, swearing to make her his own.

Bonny Mhairi is the adored only child of Clan Drummond’s doughty chieftain and she’s inherited all her father’s courage and stubbornness. Not to mention his undying hatred for anyone called Mackinnon. When the Mackinnon chieftain steals her away from her home and vows to woo her into accepting him as her husband, she swears that she’ll never consent to be his bride. But trapped inside her foe’s castle, Mhairi finds it hard to cling to old certainties. She detests her arrogant jailer, even as he sparks a fierce, forbidden hunger in her soul.

Loving the enemy…

As Callum and Mhairi wage their passionate war of hearts, danger, treachery and desire circle closer and closer. When her father’s army masses at the gates of Achnasheen, will Mhairi prove herself a Drummond now and forever? Or will new allegiances trump ancient hatred, as the desperate laird battles to win the lass he loves more than his life?

Anna dropped by today to tell us a little about this book:

Sometimes a story sneaks up on you! That’s definitely the case with The Highlander’s Defiant Captive. When I started the Lairds Most Likely series, the plan was to do three books. The schedule is now eight! And this latest book wasn’t even a glint in my eye when I did my first lot of planning for the series. In the first book, The Laird’s Willful Lass, in a “getting to know you” scene, my hero Fergus Mackinnon shows my heroine Marina Lucchetti around his magnificent castle in the Scottish Highlands. One of their stops is the picture gallery where he tells her about a beautiful red-haired lady featured in one of the portraits. This ancestress is Bonny Mhairi Drummond, kidnapped by a Mackinnon laird, and soon so in love with her handsome captor that when her father turns up with an army to rescue her, she tells Daddy to get nicked. As I wrote more books in the series, I found myself wondering about Mhairi and wicked Callum Mackinnon, the man she marries and falls in love with so unwillingly. The result is my first excursion into 17th century Scotland and a really old school historical romance. I had enormous fun writing The Highlander’s Defiant Captive. I hope you have fun with it too!

You can find out more about this book at Anna’s website or buy it from Amazon.


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