February 1, 2012
The winner of a signed copy of Royal Weddings Through the Ages is…Jennie Jones! Congratulations, and I’ll be mailing your copy out this week.
This past week, I’ve been working on revisions for my MacEgan Christmas anthology, tentatively titled Warriors in Winter. There are three stories, each about a hundred pages long, with three different couples. It’s been fun because I introduced one of the couples in “Lionheart’s Bride”–Liam and Adriana. Liam is the son of King Patrick and Isabel MacEgan, and he goes off on Crusade at the side of King Richard the Lionheart. There, he meets Adriana de Manzano, a beautiful Spanish noblewoman.
Originally, when I wrote their story, I wondered about their happily-ever-after, and in some ways, I wished for the chance to tell more of their story. Adriana is not only the queen’s lady-in-waiting; she’s also a personal guard and a strong fighter in her own way. When I was creating the three couples for Warriors in Winter, their story kept coming back to me, and when I began to continue the story where it left off, I found out there were some darker secrets from the Crusade…secrets that still haunt Adriana. This book is tentatively slated for release in December of this year.
Would you like to see some of my photographs that inspired the MacEgan Brothers series? I’ve created a Pinterest board here: http://pinterest.com/michellewilling/macegan-brothers/ and I hope you enjoy exploring. I plan to create one for the MacKinloch clan as well, and you can follow the boards and be alerted when there are updates.
In between revisions on the anthology and writing my new Regency book, I’ve been enjoying watching the children play sports. My eldest son is playing basketball and training for baseball season, my daughter is also learning how to play basketball, and my youngest son is still on the sidelines with me. Saturdays are always busy, but I enjoy cheering them on. I never played team sports as a child, so I’m living vicariously.
This month, at the Mills and Boon website, Seduced by Her Highland Warrior, is now available to UK readers. The sequel story, Tempted by the Highland Warrior (Callum’s book) will be out on June 19th in both the UK and the U.S. The cover is absolutely amazing, and I can’t wait to share it with you.
Wishing all of you a Happy Valentine’s Day this month!