Saturday, September 29, 2012

Character Spotlight: Meet Cameron Robeson from My Banished Highlander

Please give a warm welcome to Cameron Robeson from My Banished Highlander by Nancy Lee Badger today as we sit down and see what makes him tick.

Q: So tell us about yourself. What got you in the crosshairs for your author?
A: “Aye, crosshairs is right. First I did some naughty things in the first book, My Honorable Highlander, and got an arrow in the back for my troubles. Now Lady Badger has tossed me headlong into the path of another witch named Iona Mackenzie. I hate the Mackenzies.”

Q: What was it that drew you to your mate?
A: “Here’s the problem. I fell in love in the first book with Haven MacKay, the woman my cousin has claimed. I meant to win her back, but Iona pestered me to save Haven and return them both to the future. Strange, but there is something about Iona that stirs my lust.”

Q: A little naughty fun, where was the wildest place you seduced your partner?
A: “Dragon’s teeth! I tried my best to make her share my bed in the hayloft of that tavern. She’d have none of that. Could have been heaven if she had.”

Q: Boxers, briefs or Commando on a man?
A: “I am not just a man. I am a Highlander; a warrior from 16th century Scotland. At the New England Highland Games, soon after that old witch shoved me into the future, I was asked ‘What do you wear under your kilt?’ and I replied ‘My boots.’ Got a few laughs.

Q: If your partner wants to seduce you, what's one sure fire trick she can play?
A: “Iona warmed up to me when the threat of death grew larger. She took my mind off our troubles when she tossed a pillow at my feet, kneeled down, lifted my kilt, and…”

Q: What is the one place on your partner's body that you know will drive them wild-in and out of bed?
A: “Iona has the loveliest neck and she moans every time I brush my lips along her velvety skin, from her ear to her shoulder. Dragon’s teeth, she smells nice, too!”

Q: What was one of the most embarrassing things your author did to you in My Banished Highlander?
A: “Lady Badger has a wry sense of humor, let me tell you. One of the first impressions Iona had of me was when I had just tussled with a Highland steer bent on running loose. I was filthy and bloody. Then she accused me of following her!”

Q: Anything else you would like to add?
A: “The tale goes on into book number three. Lady Badger promises more adventure for all of us—and a few new characters—as she sends us back and forth through time. I hope her readers come back for more battles, witchcraft, potions, suspense, and romance. Even a big, uneducated warrior like me found love…and was smart enough to hold on tight.

Thank you, Cameron Robeson, for joining us on 'Meet the Character' day here at Dawn’s Reading Nook Blog. Please find My Banished Highlander, Book #2 in the Highland Games Through Time series, by author Nancy Lee Badger at:


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With a letter in her hand and a Highlander at her back, what could go wrong?

When his clan convicts Cameron Robeson of treason in 1598 Scotland, the last thing he thought his cousin the Laird would do was banish him to the future. With a certain woman on his mind, he plans revenge while surrounded by the sights and sounds of the modern day New England Highland Games. His plans go awry when a comely redheaded lass wearing the Mackenzie plaid lands at his feet.

Iona Mackenzie is worried about her friend, Haven, and searches for answers among the tents at the games. Whom can she trust to help? Her father? The handsome blacksmith? Or, the tall, golden-haired Highlander? Romance takes a back seat because saving her friend is her priority, no matter how great Cameron can kiss.

When a magical amulet and an angry sorcerer send this unlikely couple back through time, more than one heart will be broken. Danger, intrigue, and threats surround them, and feelings between Iona and Cameron grow hot and steamy. They fight the sorcerer and search for Iona’s friend, the woman he vowed to steal from his cousin. Will the strong-willed Highlander and the present day witch stop fighting long enough to listen to their hearts?


Dinner was announced by a servant girl no older than fourteen, Iona guessed. What had her life included when she was fourteen? School, boys, summers in the antique store, trips to flea markets alongside her father. A different life, for sure.
A good childhood, I guess.
The massive curved stairs led down to a dark hallway. Voices rose near one end and she followed the sounds. The hall deposited her into the great room. All the tables were covered with bowls and baskets. The aroma of roasting meat and Scottish ale drew her closer.
Cameron stood. He was dressed in a different outfit. A worn, wool kilt of muted red and blue stripes had replaced his vest and pants. He had added a white shirt, laced at the neck. The new clothes gave him a hint of sophistication, and appealed to her on a feminine level that the leather getup had not. It reminded her of the threadbare kilt he’d worn the day they met. This was much nicer. He mirrored her scrutiny by glancing up and down at her borrowed dress.
His slow smile fueled a deep, heated response she hoped didn’t show on her face.
He gestured to an empty chair beside him, to the right of Fia. She walked across the room and ignored the stares and whispers. Besides Fia and the servants, she was the only woman among dozens of huge, well-armed men.
Iona ignored Cameron throughout the meal, and spoke with Fia about various safe topics. The meal ended, and she bid Fia and her husband goodnight. A servant with a lit candle led her to her room on the second floor, then lit the small candle beside her bed. Someone had tossed a nightgown on her bed.
“Is this for me?”
“Aye, my lady. Our mistress said ye had lost all yer belongings to ruffians. I hope it will fit ye. ‘Twas mine.”
“How thoughtful. I will return it in the morning. I had a leather satchel. Have you seen it? Otherwise, I have nothing—”
The servant shut the door and turned to Iona. Whispering, she said, “I know what ye are. We witches stick together in these times.”
“But, I don’t—”
“The master has taken your belongings and will discover yer secrets soon enough.”

Nancy Lee Badger loves chocolate-chip shortbread, wool plaids wrapped around the trim waist of a Scottish Highlander, the clang of dirks and broadswords, and the sound of bagpipes in the air. After growing up in Huntington, New York, and raising two handsome sons in New Hampshire, Nancy moved to North Carolina where she writes full-time. Nancy is a member of Romance Writers of America, Heart of Carolina Romance Writers, Fantasy-Futuristic &Paranormal Romance Writers, and the Celtic Heart Romance Writers.
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Nancy said...

Thanks for hosting my character today. Cameron is still blushing from some of your questions! Hope your readers enjoyed it.

Unknown said...

Very creative interview! I enjoyed the synopsis (without any "spoil alerts"). Makes me want to pick this book up and tell everyone about it. Great writing Nancy! Love this blog, too, Dawn, than you. Erla - an avid reader

Mickey said...

What a wonderful, clever decision to have your character, Cameron, asked such pointed questions by the interviewer. That and your excerpt have left me eager to read "My Banished Highlander."

Nancy Lee Badger also writes as Nancy Lennea said...

Mickey, I know you will enjoy it. Cameron is a brute and Iona is his match. Enjoy!

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