Friday, March 2, 2012

Launch Party - True Highland Spirit

by Amanda Forester

True Highland Spirit is officially released!!! I'm so excited to see the launch of this book!

A feisty lass who knows how to wield a sword, a French knight with a dangerous secret, a lost treasure, a cold hearted villain, and a war for survival against an unbeatable foe all come together to hopefully take the reader on a spirited adventure. This book is the third in the Highland series, and continues the tale of the McNab clan in the war with England in 1356. This particular campaign against England was particularly interesting because French troops traveled to Scotland to join the Scots in invading Northern England (in actual history - I didn't make that up!). When I discovered French knights gallivanting about the Scottish countryside I knew I had to write that story!

This book was close to my heart, which can be a joy and a nightmare to write. I really felt I knew the characters, and they would get irate at me if I didn't write things down correctly. There were so many strong characters in this book it was a challenge just writing that first draft. I am absolutely thrilled to have this story finished and ready for reading. I hope you will enjoy my strong willed characters as much as I do, especially now that they are done torturing me to write their story!

Here are what some reviewers are saying about True Highland Spirit:




Forester’s third 14th-century Highlands romance unites a French knight and a formidable Highland lady. Morrigan McNab joins her older brother in thieving to help provide for their clan. Though usually dressed for battle, Morrigan unexpectedly uncovers her feminine appeal when she meets French minstrel Jacques. And when Morrigan is told to kill an enemy of the clan, she meets the elusive minstrel again and learns that he is Sir Jacques Dragonet, a French knight whose lord plans to enlist the help of the Scots against the English. Morrigan can fight as well as any man, and Jacques is as drawn to her tenacity as her beauty, though he knows his secrets could prevent them from ever being together. The realistic battle scenes form the perfect backdrop for the burgeoning romance and a subplot involving hidden treasures of the Templars. ~
Publisher's Weekly, Starred Review



Forester’s third book in her Highlander series is a riveting, diverting read. She blends a fast-paced adventurous plot with political and religious intrigue to form the perfect backdrop for a delightful romance. The humor and interaction between two unique characters is an ideal counterpoint to the daily life of a typical Scot. ~RT Book Reviews Top Pick!
Since I am indulging in shameless promotion this morning this would be a great time to tell you that my two previous books, The Highlander's Sword and The Highlander's Heart, are now on sale as e-books!

In True Highland Spirit my heroine has given up ever getting married and doing the "normal" things a woman of her era would do. Instead she tromps off to war to protect her clan, and much to her surprise finds love. Have you ever found love when you least expected it? One lucky commenter will win a copy of True Highland Spirit!! (Be sure to leave your name and e-mail!)

27 comments:

  1. Amanda, congrats on your new release and on the fabulous reviews!

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  2. Congrats Amanda,

    another book to read, love highlander's story ;)

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  3. Congrats Amanda!! I have both your other books and look forward to reading this one for I know it'll be amazing like Highalnders Sword & Highlanders Heart :)

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  4. Many congrat's on another best seller and those awesome reviews. Love in strange places? Oh, yes, ma'am, and it's lasted more than forty years.

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  5. Well done, Amanda! Wonderful premise and great cover, and now I'm off to indulge in my first one-click of the day.

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  6. CONGRATS AMANDA ALL YOUR BOOKS ROCK!!

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  7. Woohoo, Amanda, I LOVE Highlanders and can't wait to read! Yeah! Congrats on the latest release!

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  8. Tracey - thanks!!!

    Eli - I confess I do enjoy a Highlander story too! I enjoy getting a chance to live there as I write.

    Ashley - I'm so glad you you enjoyed the first two Highlander stories! I'm particularly excited about this one, it really came alive for me and I hope it will readers too!

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  9. Congrats on the release. What awesome reviews, too!

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  10. Congrats on the new book, Amanda! Looks like another winner!

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  11. Congrats on your release!

    I met my husband while taking a year off between graduation and starting a career in order to travel. My brief stint in another country became a longer stint when a company there hired me. He was working there at the time.

    little lamb lst at yahoo dot com

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  12. I must admit I've not read you before but I love anything Highlander and all these books sound absolutely fantastic - great covers too!

    catslady5(at)aol.com

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  13. Carolyn - I love your real life love story - so inspiring!

    Grace - thanks! I hope you will enjoy as much as I have enjoyed your books!

    Bella114 - thanks! I hope you will enjoy it!

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  14. Terry - I know we both share a passion for the Highlands. I'm still jealous you got to visit it, and I hope to go sometime!

    Shana - thanks! I'm always thrilled when someone not related to me says they like my books!

    Cheryl - thanks! I like the cover too!

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  15. Lil - what a great story. In what country did you meet your husband? Sounds like you had a great adventure!

    Catslady - I hope you will enjoy a little trip to the Highlands via a paperback!

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  16. Congrats on your new release and it sounds like a fabulout read, would love to read it.

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  17. I found love when I bought furniture and had it delivered a few years later I got rid of the furniture and kept the delivery man nicholsgail@rocketmail.com

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  18. Quilt lady - thanks! it's always a challenge to boil down a novel into a few sentences. I'm glad it sound interesting!

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  19. Happy release day! I really enjoyed your first two Highlander books and can't wait to read this one. Thanks for the chance to win.

    jenalang(at)live(dot)com

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  20. Congrats on the new release and the great reviews! I love that your heroine is able to use a sword and is out there helping her people rather than sitting home wringing her hands. Thank you for sharing.

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  21. Congrats on the new release. My favorite read is of Highlander romance. Thanks for the opportunity.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

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  22. Hi amanda, congrats on your book! I haven't yet met an unexpected love till now. Wishing this year my love luck will be good :), aretha zhen , arethazhen(at)rocketmail(dot)com

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  23. Congratulations! I have been waiting most impatiently for Morrigan's story. I haved loved discovering your writing through this series. I can't wait to read this one.

    rrbcpa at bellsouth dot net

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  24. Congratulations on the new book! It sounds very good.

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  25. I just realized I didn't leave my email so I had chance to win. Its motorlips19@aol.com

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  26. Congrats on this latest release, Amanda! Hope you had a great launch week! :)

    chibipooh(at)gmail(dot)com

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  27. And the winner of a copy of True Highland Spirit is (drum roll please) Renee! Congratulations!!

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