Sunday, October 13, 2013

Talking with Bound to the Highlander's Hero, James MacIntosh

Please give a warm welcome to James MacIntosh from Bound to the Highlander by Kate Robbins today as we sit down and see what makes him/her tick.

Q: So tell us about yourself. What got you in the crosshairs for your author? I think she was surprised by my political loyalties. But what does she know, she’s just a woman.

Q: What was it that drew you to your mate? Oh, the enchanting and infuriating Aileana Chattan. I couldn’t stay away from that lass, but I couldn’t afford to waste time with her either. She wasn’t a Stewart supporter and couldn’t help me and my political ambitions. Still, I had to have her.

Q: A little naughty fun, where was the wildest place you seduced your partner(s)? In the carriage on the way to Linlithgow Palace. And I’m not entirely convinced she didn’t seduce me.

Q: Boxers, briefs or Commando on a man? Hose. It’s the fifteenth century. I don’t know what boxers or briefs are. Sounds painful.

Q: If your partner wants to seduce you, what's one sure fire trick he/she can play? I love getting her riled. The heat in her eyes when she’s vexed with me sets my blood on fire.

Q: What is the one place on your partner's body that you know will drive them wild-in and out of bed? She has a little spot on her neck that I’ll sometimes touch when she’s not expecting it. It’s fun watching her unhinge.

Q: What was one of the most embarrassing thing your author did to you in Bound to the Highlander? I think someone needs to speak with her about my jerkin in the beginning of the book. It’s far too revealing and she actually talks about my thighs. Who would want to know about that?

Q: Anything else you would like to add? Thank you for hosting me today, Dawn. I’m sure my author would like me to express her wishes that you enjoy Bound to the Highlander. Long live King James!

Thank you James MacIntosh for joining us on 'Meet the Character' day here at Dawn’s Reading Nook Blog. Please find Bound to the Highlander by Kate Robbins at Tirgearr Publishing.

Bound to the Highlander
2013 TARA Award for Historical Romance

Bound to the Highlander is available on multiple formats on October 10th, 2013.

Aileana Chattan suffers a devastating loss, then discovers she is to wed neighboring chief and baron, James MacIntosh -- a man she despises and whose loyalty deprived her of the father she loved. Despite him and his traitorous clan, Aileana will do her duty, but she doesn't have to like it or him. But when the MacIntosh awakens something inside her so absolute and consuming, she is forced to question everything. 

James MacIntosh is a nobleman torn between tradition and progress. He must make a sacrifice if he is to help Scotland move forward as a unified country. Forced to sign a marriage contract years earlier binding Lady Aileana to him, James must find a way to break it, or risk losing all -- including his heart. 

From the wild and rugged Highlands near Inverness to the dungeons of Edinburgh Castle, James and Aileana’s preconceptions of honor, duty and love are challenged at every adventurous turn. 


Aileana turned on her heel, intent to put this rogue in his place, and ran into his chest. She gasped. The thick, rich scent of leather enveloped her, sending an unexpected shiver down her spine. She stumbled, but he was quick enough to catch her by the arms before she fell. Her hands splayed flat against his chest. Bulging muscles underneath his jerkin begged her fingers to stroke their curve.
His bright green eyes bore into hers. While his long sandy brown hair was tied at his nape, a few strands had broken free and fell loose across his face. She fought the irresistible urge to tuck them behind his ear.
“Who are you?”
His voice was warm honey on her skin. He smelled of sweet mead and she was transfixed by his mouth which curved in all the right ways.
“Perhaps you’re a faerie come to steal me away.”
His raspy voice made her skin tingle.
“Good sir.”
Aileana pushed against his chest. He pushed back. The stranger pulled her forward, his mouth now no more than an inch from hers. His hard body pressed against her, spreading heat to her very core.
“I bet you taste as delicious as you smell.” His fingers brushed the side of her mouth and his lips parted.
Her knees trembled. His intent was clear and their proximity was inappropriate.
Panic hit her hard.

Author Bio:

Kate Robbins writes historical romance novels out of pure escapism and a love for all things Scottish, not to mention a life-long enjoyment of reading romance. Her journey into storytelling began with a short screenplay she wrote, directed, and produced which was screened at the 2003 Nickel Film Festival in St. John’s, Newfoundland. She has also written and directed several stage plays for youth.

Kate loves the research process and delving into secondary sources in order to give readers the most authentic historical romance possible. She has travelled to Scotland and has visited the sites described in her Highland Chiefs series.

Bound to the Highlander is the first of three books set during the early fifteenth century during the reign of James Stewart, first of his name.

Kate is the pen name of Debbie Robbins who lives in St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada with her hubby, the man-beast, and her two awesome boys, the man-cubs.

Kate in online at the following and would love to hear from you:


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