Thursday, December 15, 2011

Book Tour for Highland Honor by Christine Young (Guest Post w/ 2 GIVEAWAYS)

All lovers of historical romance rejoice!  Christine Young is here today courtesy of Goddess Fish Promotions to talk about her new release and provided me with some great prizes to give away.  So be sure to read this entire post to learn how to be entered in the giveaways and to learn about this exciting book.

Many readers love the alpha male and what makes the alpha male alpha? Brawn, of course. We all want the attraction to be more than physical. But let's face facts, we are first attracted to a man by his physical traits. After the brawn comes the characteristics that make us fall in love with him. Is he sweet and gentle? Courageous and kind? Smart and loving? Does he care more about his lady than he does himself? Would he protect the heroine with his life if necessary?

The location has to be romantic and I am of course speaking about a historical romance. There is nothing more romantic than the wild and rugged scenery in the Highlands of Scotland. When I visited the Highlands a couple of years ago, I was so attracted to the beautiful lochs, the castles, and the churches as well. Living in the United States there are few structures dating back thousands of years. Driving on the highways it seemed we saw a castle or a church every 30 minutes; unbelievable to this naïve American.

Historical novels let us dream in the past and revisit what our relatives might have seen in their time. Again the old castles and thoughts of royalty lure many into reading historicals.

Highland Honor by Christine Young

Willfully stubborn, innocently courageous, Callie Whitcomb braves a journey through the treacherous highlands to the MacPherson castle. Callie flees from an unwanted marriage as well as her ruthless half brother. Naively she believes Colin MacPherson, the head of the clan, is loyal to her father and will give her sanctuary, protecting her from the vile plans that have been made for her.

As hard and as unyielding as the winter storms that sweep through the countryside, Colin is irresistibly drawn to the impetuous beauty who has magically appeared on his doorsteps. Despite his vows of revenge against her father, she stirs his passion as well as his sense of justice...but to love her would violate all his vows of revenge.


"Where are we going?" she asked as they rode side by side across a vivid green meadow. Even before she asked the question, she had guessed his intentions. They were two-fold.

"To find a private spot, a place where we can eat and," he paused thoughtfully as he turned to look her way. Then his roguish smile captured her heart. He could make her heart melt with just a smile.

"And?" she queried even as her cheeks heated, knowing the answer before he spoke.    

His grin widened, then he winked. "Race ye to the trees." He waited silently for her
to accept the challenge he tossed her way. 

"Ye would like that wouldn't ye? But I won't fall for the bait ye toss my way. We both know who has the fastest horse." 

"And who would that be?" he asked, laughing.

"I do." She had waited long enough for him to drop back a few strides, giving her more of a head start than she knew he would have allowed. She gave a silent command to her horse. The mare lunged forward. 

"Callie--" she heard him cry out her name, laughingly. "Cheater. I'll get my revenge."


Born in Medford, Oregon, novelist Christine Young has lived in Oregon all of her life. After graduating from Oregon State University with a BS in science, she spent another year at Southern Oregon State University working on her teaching certificate, and a few years later received her Master's degree in secondary education and counseling. Now the long, hot days of summer provide the perfect setting for creating romance. She sold her first book, Dakota's Bride, the summer of 1998 and her second book, My Angel to Kensington. She is the author of 10 published romance books and 2 novellas. Christine is a retired high school math teacher. Her teaching and writing careers have intertwined with raising three children.  Christine's newest venture is the creation of Rogue Phoenix Press. Christine is the founder, editor and co-owner with her husband. They live in Salem, Oregon.



There are 2 giveaways I'm offering.  

*One giveaway is for a $50.00 Amazon GC to one randomly drawn commenter from the blog tour.
*The other giveaway is strictly related to my site and is for a Clan MacPherson book mark.

-To be entered in both giveaways just leave a comment on this post, along with your email addy.
-For the tour wide giveaway, the more tour stops you comment on the greater your chances of winning.  For a list of tour stops go here.
-My giveaway is open for those in the US.
-The tour wide giveaway is OPEN TO ALL.
-Both giveaways end at 11:59 PM CST on 12/23.


  1. An alpha male in a romantic setting; that's like raspberry jam on fresh bread. Totally delicious.


  2. I love reading historical novels about Scotland and yours sound very exciting.

  3. The Highlands sound so wonderful. Sigh.... I love to visit them.... in books ;-) Can't wait to read Highland Honor!


  4. I'd like to thank Words of Wisdom for hosting me today and Marybell, MomJane and Chelsea B for their nice comments.

  5. I love a good romance! Great excerpt...I really want to read this one :-) Plus, who can resist a hunky guy with an accent!

  6. We all know what it takes to be an alpha hero, but do we know what it takes for a sleeze to become an alpha hero? I just started reading 'Some Like it Wicked' by Teresa Medeiros. The hero is a bastard son of a Duke and is pretty much a wastrel. But the heroine has chosen him to be her hero. She arranges to get him out of Newgate prison if he agrees to marry her and take her to Scotland to locate her long, lost brother. I can't wait to find out what Teresa does with this hero in the rough to polish him up to alpha hero material!

  7. Alpha males with a sensitive side ... so yummy!! I admit to having a soft spot for them, despite the recent trend of beta heroes in so many romances.

  8. Christine...Do you find it difficult to write dialects/accents without them sounding fake or cheesy? I think that's really a challenge!


  9. Thanks everyone for visiting today and commenting! Thanks too Christine for letting me host you.

    Good luck all commenters in the giveaway!

  10. I'm certainly enjoying this tour - as we read these books it does sound romantic, but I really enjoy our modern conveniences.
    sallans d at yahoo dot com

  11. Loving Scottish Historical romance books like I do I can't wait to read about Colin and Callie. Enjoying the tour hop. Thanks for the excepts. Happy Holidays.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  12. Love Scottish historical. This book sounds great and would love to win and read it. Thanks for the chance to win.
    Happy holidays. Have a merry christmas
    GFC follower: Chris Bails

  13. Romance + HEA => my kind of read
    If it's in Scotland +> Top of TBR
    sallans d at yahoo dot com

  14. Haven't read a lot of historical, but would love to start! Especially Scotland with romance...mmmm...

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  16. Carol L you have won the Clan MacPherson bookmark. I will contact you. If you don't hear from me please email me at