Published: April 11th, 2014
Cover Artist – Kim Killion
Sent on a rescue mission, Finn Mac Chaluim is prepared to do his duty, hand over the lass and return home.
But fate has other ideas.
In the midst of a Norse invasion, Catriona barely escapes with her life. Masquerading as her sister, she finds herself in the hands of Finn who intends to hand her over to her sister’s betrothed, Laird Gillean. In the interests of bringing peace to her home, Catriona is determined to continue the ruse—even if it means going along with the marriage and denying her growing attraction to a man who keeps his hurts hidden behind a quick grin.
If the green faery, Tèile, has anything to do with it, Catriona and Finn will come together—but only at the right time. Thanks to her last attempt at matchmaking, many paths were changed and now it’s up to her to put it right. Can she help Finn— who learned the hard way that sharing your life with someone only leads to heartache—get past his doubts? And will the battle-scarred Catriona even accept him into her heart? When Laird Gillean’s attentions toward Catriona become dangerous, both Finn and Tèile will find they have an uphill battle on their hands.
Choosing the title
For me, choosing the title is that hardest thing about writing a book. Lots of writers do it differently. Many choose the title beforehand, some have several possibilities and others, like me, wait until the very end. I tend to hope the story will lead me to the title. That’s what happened with To Dream of a Highlander. It needed to follow the same flow as the title of the first in the series, To Steal a Highlander’s Heart, but it also needed to reflect the story. In this story, dreams play a big role. The hero dreams of the heroine before he even meets her.
But titles don’t always come easily. I can’t take credit for many of mine. I have a group for friends who are wonderful at brainstorming and usually come up with some great ideas.
For historical authors, titles tend to be longer and more flowy to suit the style or writing. A big trend in contemporary romance is to have something punchier. One word titles are guaranteed to stick in the reader’s head. Whatever style of title an author chooses, it should always intrigue. Let it provide a little snippet of information to tease and tantalize then let your wonderful writing do the rest of the work.
Samantha lives in a small village in England with her gorgeous twin girls and husband who is a trained bodyguard and ex-soldier. She traditionally writes historical romances involving chivalrous knights and hot highlanders, but occasionally dabbles in contemporary romance.
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