Author Interview/Book Spotlight and Giveaway: Wrath of the Highlander by Sky Purington

The Simple Things in Life Interview

1. What made you want to be a writer?

I’ve wanted to be a writer since I won New Hampshire’s Young Author award in second grade. I fell in love with stringing words together to create stories. So I suppose in the beginning it was a mad addition to words themselves. 

2. Who is your favorite author?

I have so many favorites but a few at the top of the list include Lisa Kleypas and Christine Feehan.

3. What is the name of the last book you read

Actually, it was a read-over of my upcoming release, Faith of the Highlander, book four in the MacLomain Series- Next Generation. Having written four novels already this year with one more coming before the end of 2014, I haven’t had a chance to read much of anything else.

4. Tell us about yourself in 3 words?

Planner. Creative. Determined.

5. What is your favorite activity?

Writing! By far. If one can consider such an activity. ;-)

6. If your book could be made into a movie? Which actors would you have play the main two characters?

Oh, that’s a tough one! Hmm. I can’t provide specifics but have a baseline of what I’d be looking for. Thinking of Scottish actors of course, I’d have to go with someone who was a mix between Sean Connery and Gerard Butler (younger years) for Malcolm’s character. As to Cadence, I’d have to find someone who looks like Julia Roberts in her 20’s. 

7. Who is your favorite character in your book?

Malcolm MacLomain. I came to know him pretty well in books one and two in this series. Totally fell in love with him in Wrath of the Highlander. He’d had a run of back luck in his life and was pretty conflicted. I enjoyed discovering the truly honorable highlander that existed beneath his rough exterior.

8. What's in your TBR ( to be read) pile?

Too many books to list! Once the Next Generation is finished I intend to tackle a few. 

9. What are 3 of your pet peeves?

Not meeting a deadline. Those who say one thing but do another. People who degrade others. 

10. What's your favorite ( cats or dogs), ( coffee or tea), and what's your favorite food?

Dogs. Coffee. Mac n’ Cheese.

Thanks so much for hosting me today. Great interview! 

Wrath of the Highlander
The MacLomain Series
Next Generation
Book 3
Sky Purington

Genre:  Time Travel Fantasy Romance

Date of Publication:   July 9, 2014

Number of pages:  254
Word Count:  76,500

Cover Artist:  Tamra Westberry

Book Description:

Bookstore owner and ghostwriter, Cadence wants nothing more than to be part of the unending draw between her Broun heritage and the medieval MacLomain clan. When an unexpected Claddagh ring appears on her finger, the distant past soon becomes her future. Though sure she was brought back in time for another man, the laird’s cousin soon draws her eye, then her every thought.

Recently widowed by a traitorous wife, Malcolm MacLomain has no use for love. Merciless, he swears revenge on his enemies and embarks for war. When courageous and persevering, Cadence becomes part of his endeavor his broken heart starts to mend. Caught in an unexpected journey of forgiveness and discovery, two worlds collide and heal despite the, Wrath of the Highlander.

Available Now- Mark of the Highlander (Book 1), Vow of the Highlander (Book 2) and Wrath of the Highlander (Book 3). Coming Soon- Faith of the Highlander (Book 4) and the final in the series, Plight of the Highlander (Book 5).

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“Have you found your mystery man yet, lass?” he said, so low she would feel the rumble of his inquisition through the thin material of her silky, smooth dress.

Her lips trembled, eyes wide, but she gave no answer.

Oh, but to close his lips over hers.

“No,” Cadence finally murmured, her eyes still locked on his. “But I will find him.”

When she licked her lips, his eyes drifted down. Wide and full, they were created for pure sin. He could only imagine them running down his body. Damnation, he needed her closer.

Though he wouldn’t kiss her, he’d sure as hell dance with her.

Ignoring her assurance that she was meant for another man, Malcolm pulled her into the dancing crowd. It didn’t matter if the music was merry. He wasn’t in the mood for speed. Besides, he was viciously aroused. She’d feel his need while she tried to keep focus on the man she so eagerly sought.

“Goddess above, what are you doing to me,” she whispered, voice strangled.

Arms wrapped around her lower back, he brought his mouth against her ear. “‘Twill be no goddess giving you answers, only me.” He tightened his hold. “Do you feel me then, lass?”

“How could I not?” she gasped. Hands clamped on his upper arms, she turned her face into his chest and mumbled, “You show ill respect to a man you have not met.”

“I dinnae respect a man until he earns it.” Malcolm closed his eyes and breathed in the sweet scent of her hair.

As each individual note trilled from the bagpipe, she melted against him more thoroughly than the icy snowflakes speckling his heated skin. Fire and drink might warm the crowd but where they stood his breath hit the air in foggy puffs. Always a fan of the cold, but an even bigger fan of a bonnie wee lass against him, he cupped one hand around the back of her neck.

Her heart thundered against his.

Her body shuddered.

“Easy, lass,” he whispered. “I willnae take what you’re unwilling to give.”

“Yet you hold me prisoner,” she murmured.

“Nay, we but dance.”

“If only.”

Her words were so soft he barely heard them.

Jaw grinding, he held her securely while pressing tighter against her.

“No,” she whispered. Then she pulled back, her voice stronger as her eyes met his. “No.”

“Aye, lass.” But he loosened his hold and gave her one more word before he let her go. “Soon.”

About the Author:

Sky Purington is the best-selling author of eleven novels and several novellas. A New Englander born and bred, Sky was raised hearing stories of folklore, myth and legend. When combined with a love for nature, romance and time-travel, elements from the stories of her youth found release in her books.

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  1. I enjoyed the excerpt! This looks like a great read!

  2. This is a wonderful book in a great series, it can be read alone, but I would recomment reading all the books in The Next Generation series and while you're at it pick up the other 2 MacLomain series and Calum's Curse, all are awesome!


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