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Highland Promise is out now! Find out how Alyson McLayne celebrated release day!

Highland Promise, book one in Alyson McLayne's highland romance series The Sons of Gregor MacLeod, is out now!

Five boys destined to become Highland lairds are fostered together as brothers. Darach, Lachlan, Callum, Gavin and Kerr fight for their clans, for each other, and for their own true loves.

When forced to choose between duty and honor…
Darach MacKenzie vowed never again to let a woman near his heart after his betrothed betrayed him. It sparked an intense feud between his clan and the Frasers. With all-out war on the wind, Darach can’t be distracted—not even by a sweet and charming lass who desperately needs his help.

This Highland Laird will find a way to have both
When Darach rescued Caitlin MacInnes from the clutches of vile Laird Fraser, she vowed to never let men or misery rule her life again. With Darach and the MacKenzie clan, Caitlin finally feels safe. But when Laird Fraser shows up to claim what’s rightfully his, or go to war, Darach will have to use all his brawn and brains to protect Caitlin—even if it means losing his heart.

Alyson is here to tell us how she'll celebrate release day!

There will be Bellinis. Several of them. And clinking of raised glasses. Maybe a teary speech and lots of giddy laughter with my friends and family. What? You don’t know what a Bellini is? Recipes vary, but my favorite is a peach, champagne, rum, and sangria bomb of yummy goodness. Kind of like a slurpee but better. Much better.

And there will be chocolate. Guaranteed. The thick, creamy expensive kind, not the cheap, waxy stuff. And why restrict myself to release day? How about release week? I understand why I can’t be drunk all week, but seven consecutive days of chocolate? Oh, yes.

And I’m sure I’ll make several trips to bookstores in my area, looking for my book and blurting out to anyone who passes, I wrote this! And despite having a whole box of books at home my publisher sent me, I’m sure I’ll buy several copies because—I WROTE THIS!

Much time may be spent alone with Darach MacKenzie, my hero, stroking his, um, cover. Because, well, look at him—he’s the Bellini equivalent of a Highland Laird. A hot Scottish bomb of yummy goodness. And because September tried to kill me, there will be sleeping, lots of it, with Darach tucked in beside me, the smell of a new book—my book—lulling me to napping heaven.

I plan to get my hair streaked and toes painted, finally get the new lenses put in my snazzy glasses, try those magnetic fake eyelashes, find a chiropractor to fix my sore neck that September tried to break, buy myself a fitbit, and dust off my old clothes hanger/treadmill.

Because here’s the last way I’m planning to celebrate my book release—a week of fun in the sun with the family. Yeah, baby!

Alyson McLayne is a mom of twins and an award-winning writer of contemporary, historical, and paranormal romance. She’s also a dog lover and cat servant with a serious stash of dark chocolate. After getting her degree in theater at the University of Alberta, she promptly moved to the West Coast of Canada where she worked in film for several years and met her Prop Master husband.

She and her family reside in Vancouver with their sweet but troublesome chocolate lab puppy named Jasper. Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

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