I admit that when I sent a call out for a Scottish gay romance author I did have an ulterior motive. Have you seen the stunning scenery?
Cait Miller came up trumps.
Scotland has long been the inspiration of poets and writers worldwide. A country of moody weather and wild places. Of misty glens purple with heather, craggy mountain ranges and pine forests.
Where you only have to travel five minutes in any direction to find a castle or a breathtaking view.
Filled with the history and passion of her people who have shed blood and tears for the love of this beautiful country.
As one of those people I can say I absolutely embrace that love of Scotland. Even now we are fighting for an independence that we don’t actually need any more. Perhaps we are better off together but the fierce fight for independence is bred into our very bones, but that is a discussion for another blog.
Scotland has long been my inspiration; in fact my Shifting Magic m/f series is largely set here. I followed the advice given to many a novice writer; write what you know. Luckily, what I know, and love, is Scotland. In fact it is a rare book which isn’t set here or where one of my characters isn’t Scottish. Part of that is admittedly that it’s easier for me to slip up with my Scottish/American dialogue or grammar. But mostly it’s because it’s just what comes naturally to me. After all, who could live here, look at this…and not be inspired?
Cait Miller’s Bio:
Cait Miller lives on the West Coast of Scotland in the same small town where she was born. She shares her home near the beach with a large collection of dragons and two miniature Yorkshire Terriers. Cait dreams one day of living in a castle filled with history…or at least a house with a library.
Books and writing have played a huge part in Cait’s life since she was very young. Encouraged by a mother with similar interests and one of the world’s greatest English teachers, she began writing her own stories. Unfortunately she inherited a practical side to her nature from her grannie—who once told her at a party, in front of her teenage friends, to cross her legs, not her fingers.
Cait went on to become one of the first people in her family to graduate from university, where she trained for a medical profession. Writing became something she did for her own pleasure, never dreaming it could be anything else. Then, one day, she showed one of those stories to a group of online friends who taught her to Believe In the Magic…
If you’re ever looking for Cait, you only have to find the nearest quiet corner and she’ll be there, book or pen in hand, wrapped up in another world.
When they met at a romance novelist convention Mark and Gray had a blistering secret affair, knowing that any future together would be impossible. Life with another man would mean suicide for Mark’s TV career, so they let each other go even though it was the last thing they wanted.
What they hadn’t counted on was Gray’s mother. Under pressure of begging and bribery Gray finds himself once again attending the convention where only a year before his heart had been broken, and facing the man who had done it.
Though Gray swore to keep his distance it’s not long until the embers of their affair are burning again and the two men are setting the hotel on fire. Perhaps this time Mark will be ready for their unconventional romance.
Warning contains two hot men behaving badly with each other in a hotel filled with women.
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