posted on August 24, 2016 by Lori Ann Bailey

Highland Deception and the Laird’s List

By: Lori Ann Bailey

Highland Deception by Lori Ann BaileyIt’s finally here. Release week for Highland Deception. So, in honor of this special week, I’m going to tell you a little bit about the book, then the Cameron laird will tell you how he thinks the novel should have gone.

Scotland, 1642. Maggie and Lachlan must fight their growing attraction, battling suspicion and intrigue as religious and political turmoil threaten to tear their clans apart.

He has sworn he will never marry.

Lachlan Cameron is honor bound to see a wounded lass to safety, although he has well learned women are deceivers, and this lovely maid harbors a wealth of secrets. But Maggie’s free spirit and charms enthrall him while he works to discover if she is innocent…or a spy scheming with his enemies to destroy his clan.

She has sworn she will never fall in love.

Maggie Murray fled her home to avoid a political marriage to an abusive man. Salvation comes when the Cameron laird, unaware of her identity, protects her as she escapes. His kindness slowly warms her, and she’s tempted to confess her real name. But his strong sense of honor would force him to return her to her father…and torment at the hands of her scorned betrothed.

Here are some of the ways Lachlan Cameron attempts to pry the truth from Maggie.

Lachlan’s list of what to do with a bonny lass when she won’t tell the truth.

  1. Kiss her senseless. When a lass melts in yer arms like a wanton tavern wench, surely her tongue will loosen and she will spill her secrets.
  2. Ply her with whisky. Alright, so I willnae corrupt the fair lass, but, if she does it to herself, why no’ take advantage. Besides, she looks even bonnier when she hiccups.
  3. Take her to yer bed. Do this no matter what. Secrets or no’, ye must awaken those desires in her that only ye can sate. She’ll no’ want to join that convent once she’s had a taste for the pleasures of yer touch.
  4. Make her jealous. Aye, ‘tis a good one, but may bring about a temper that singes ye with its flames instead of the docile response ye wish.
  5. Lock her in a tower. ‘Tis drastic and should only be used as a last resort. Warning, may lead to the truth ye dinnae really wish to hear.

Och, ‘tis no use. What would ye do to loosen the tongue of a bonny lass who makes ye want to think she could be the one, but may be in league with yer greatest enemy?

Lori Ann Bailey

Lori Ann Bailey

Lori Ann Bailey is a winner of the National Readers' Choice Award and Holt Medallion for Best First Book and Best Historical. She has a romantic soul and believes the best in everyone. Sappy commercials and proud mommy moments make her cry. She sobs uncontrollably and feels emotionally drained when reading sad books, so she started reading romance for the Happily Ever Afters. She was hooked. Then, the characters and scenes running around in her head as she attempted to sleep at night begged to be let out. Looking back now, her favorite class in high school was the one where a professor pulled a desk to the center of the room and told her to write two paragraphs about it and the college English class taught by a red-headed Birkenstock wearing girl, not much older than she, who introduced her to Jack Kerouac. After working in business and years spent as a stay-at-home mom she has found something in addition to her family to be passionate about, her books. When not writing, Lori enjoys time with her real-life hero and four kids or spending time walking or drinking wine with her friends.

One thought on “Highland Deception and the Laird’s List”

  1. A big thank you to everyone at Writerspace for allowing me to be a guest on your fabulous blog. If your readers ever want to reach out and ask me questions, I’m happy to be available to them. Big hugs and kisses for the much appreciated support.

    Lori Ann Bailey

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