Romance By Catherine: Holiday Fun with Maeve Greyson

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Holiday Fun with Maeve Greyson

Join me in a warm welcome for Maeve Grayson ~ Let's talk a lil' holiday chaos and books... shall we?


Holy Crap! It’s only TEN days ‘til Christmas…



I mentioned that fact to a co-worker and I was promptly told to shut up. Hmm…it appears some folks have reached “Holiday Critical Mass”. That uncomfortable state where you realize in order to get everything ready for the perfect celebration, you better gear down and haul ass.



Clark W. Griswold of National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation immediately comes to mind when it comes to “Holiday Critical Mass”. If you’ve never enjoyed that holiday classic, I highly recommend it. A good laugh relieves holiday stress and you’ll be surprised how much you can relate to everything that happens to poor old Clark.



I’m also going to let you in on a little secret: no matter how much money you spend, pre-cooking you do, or pre-planning you chart and diagram…something is going to go wrong and you know what? It won’t matter. Christmas will still come. The only thing that truly matters is that you’re lucky enough to be surrounded by people who love you –even if you do occasionally screw something up. Reference the Who’s in Whoville and how the Grinch couldn’t steal their Christmas. Love is all that really matters. Don’t you agree?



And since we’re in the middle of this season of giving –one lucky commenter will be selected by Jasper to receive either a print copy or an ecopy (pdf format) of BEYOND A HIGHLAND WHISPER –commenter’s choice− and I’ll also include a sweet packet of some of the promo stuff I’m taking to RT in April. Neat stuff like a cover flat of ETERNITY’S MARK, a rack card with eye candy, ink pens…you know –the kind of goodies that make reading romance just a little more fun. And if you go to my website (www.maevegreyson.com) and sign up to receive my newsletter, your name will be entered in the drawing twice! (And don’t worry – I only send newsletters when I have NEWS – I promise I won’t over-stuff your inbox and I will NEVER share your email.)



All my best to each and every one of you and may your holidays be filled with warmth, laughter and above all: may your days overflow with love.



Maeve’s books:


Can love prevail over the dark magic of a woman scorned?

The last time Latharn MacKay walked among his kinsman was in Scotland of 1410. Sensuous and charismatic, all the women wanted him, but none could capture his heart. Latharn's charm became his curse when a dark sorceress didn’t take rejection well. She snared his soul into a crystal globe until the one woman destined to be his love whispered his release. Now all Latharn has to do is find her and guide her to him without speaking a word.

One of the youngest archeologists in St Louis of 2010, Nessa credits one thing for this achievement: the recurring dream of a heart-stopping Highlander since the summer she turned eighteen years old. Little does she know, he's not some fantasy cooked up by her subconscious. He’s a trapped soul determined for Nessa to end his six centuries in hell.




An average day in the life of an immortal Fury?



Flex powers. Locate evil. Administer justice.



Until Ciara’s goddess mothers convince her to seduce a brooding mortal and bear the man a gifted child. All she has to do is swap places with his betrothed. A simple task−become the seductive wife, bear the man a child and train the young one in the Ways. Once the boy reaches seven years of age, they’ll swap her back with the wife Faolan thinks he selected and Ciara can resume her job of rousting wickedness from the world.



Faolan MacKay’s advisors plague him daily about his matrimonial duties as laird, dragging prospects from across the Highlands: plump dowries attached to each one.



Faolan’s lost everyone he’s ever loved. He’d rather go straight to the fiery pits of Hell than down the wedding aisle. Out of desperation, a plan takes seed. He’ll select a wife he can ignore. There’s just one problem with this foolproof theory. Nobody ignores Ciara.



Against his better judgment, he’s enthralled with the woman and to Ciara’s surprise, this strange thing called love burns hotter than her hunger for vengeance.



At the end of the seven years the ruse is up, all will return to as it was. Can the bond of love overcome the mandate of the ultimate powers?




Eternity’s MarkMarch 27, 2012 from Kensington Brava



A sexy Scot. A mystical inheritance. What could go wrong?



Veterinarian Hannah MacPherson knows better than to believe in love at first—or any—sight.



True, being swept away by Taggart de Gaelson to the vast Scottish castle she’s mysteriously inherited is uber-romantic. The legacy is totally legitimate, and its messenger is big, broad-shouldered, and smokin’ in more ways than one…



Too bad Taggart forgot to mention that Hannah’s also a Guardian of magical dragons called the Draecna. And as Hannah’s sworn otherworldly protector, Taggart is honor-bound not to lay a hand on her, no matter how close he gets…



But turning duty into pleasure is just too tempting. And for Hannah, mastering her powers and saving two worlds from evil will be way easier than showing one hardheaded warrior that breaking all the rules means they are eternally made for each other…



Maeve’s Bio:



Maeve Greyson writes paranormal romances with a Celtic twist from her cozy little home not too far from Kentucky Lake.  Tucked away in the middle of nowhere, Maeve listens to the wind whispering through the trees and hears the voices of her characters. 



Her debut novel, BEYOND A HIGHLAND WHISPER is available now from The Wild Rose Press and other online retailers. March 2012 will see two new paranormal romances from Maeve. THE HIGHLANDER’S FURY releases from The Wild Rose Press on March 2nd and ETERNITY’S MARK releases from Kensington’s Brava line on March 27th. ETERNITY’S MARK was the winner of Kensington Brava and RT Book Reviews 2011 Writing with the Stars Contest.



Maeve can also be found procrastinating in these corners of cyberspace:



27 comments:

Calisa Rhose said...

Yep. Something always goes opposite of expectations! The Griswolds had all the unluck one family could handle and came through smiling. Have a Happy Holiday, Maeve!

(I need a print copy)

Maeve said...

LOL! Happy holidays, Calisa!!

:-)

Pat McDermott said...

Maeve, one of these days DH and I are going to hop a cruise ship for the whole month of December. Well, we'd have to win the lottery first... It does feel like that at times, but you're right, when the big day comes around, it's worth all the turmoil, especially when everyone gets together and rehashes old memories even as they're creating new ones. Happy Holidays to you and yours, including, of course, Jasper!

Victoria Roberts said...

Happy Holidays, Maeve!

I LOVED Beyond a Highland Whisper and I can't wait to read The Highlander's Fury and Eternity's Mark.

Clark and his family are a family tradition. We love that movie!

Merry Christmas, my friend. Good things to come for both of us in 2012. ;-)

Kate Richards said...

Every time someone mentions the Grinch I hear that song the Who's sing when they hold hands at the end...in my head lol. But it really is the spirit!

Maeve said...

LOL! A cruise would be awesome at this time of year, Pat. And Jasper sends his best holiday wishes to you and your family.

Thanks for you kind words, Victoria! Merry Christmas and here's to a wonderful year to us all!

Yep. I've got the "Whoville" song memorized too, Kate. Merry Christmas, my friend! :-)

Lynne said...

You are so right, anything can and will happen and when you least expect it. The Highlanders look hot and can't wait to read. would love to win a copy.
fingershankins@yahoo.com

Maeve said...

LOL! Yep. You've just gotta roll with it, Lynn. Happy holidays!

:-)

JoanneR said...

Sometimes the things that go wrong can be the best thing about the holiday. Certainly helps to create the memories. Thank you for sharing your inspirations and thoughts.

Maeve said...

Absolutely, Joanne! Happy holidays to you :-)

susan said...

would love to win this book in print form and merry Christmas to you. susan Leech garysue@dejazzd.com

Beth Trissel said...

Delightful post Maeve and fabulous giveaway. I also have a mention of Clark Griswald AND Christmas Vacation on my site. Hilarious. I think it's best to simplify I say in the midst of unpacked boxes of decorations and a half decorated tree that the kitten is gleefully assaulting.

Maeve said...

Merry Christmas to YOU, Susan!

:-)

Maeve said...

LOL! Isn't it funny how cats ALWAYS think that the Christmas tree is specifically for THEIR enjoyment? Merry Christmas Beth!

:-)

Catherine Bybee said...

Thanks everyone for coming by today... Maeve you have quite the following.

Maeve said...

Thank YOU for having me over for a visit, Catherine! Your cyber-home is quite lovely. :-)

BJ Scott said...

Great interview and looking forward to reading the books!

Only ten days and I am still not ready. Tree goes up tomorrow. Merry christmas and all the best in the new year

BJ Scott

Maeve said...

Thanks BJ! Merry Christmas and the happiest of New Years to you as well.

:-)

DeanY said...

I love your Highland books.
Have a wonder Holiday Season and a Merry Christmas.

Maeve said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, Dean! :-)

Paisley Kirkpatrick said...

Merry Christmas to you Maeve and to dear Jasper. I bet you look forward to opening packages with your family. How fun! You have such a cheerful and funloving bunch to hand with. :)

I can't wait to read all of your books. Best of luck with lots of sales.

Kathryn Merkel said...

Hi Maeve, I'm still trying to win a copy of Beyond a Highland Whisper so I can find out how Lathan foiled the dark sorceress, since I won't have any book money until after Christmas.

drainbamaged.gyzmo at gmail.com

Nancy Jardine said...

Roll on March for me too! Two in one month is ....super!

Maeve said...

Merry Christmas Paisley, Katherine and Nancy!

Maeve said...

I really appreciate everyone stopping by - Jasper will draw the winner's name later today and I'll post it here!

Merry Christmas All!

:-)

Maeve said...

Jasper nosed through the folded notes and picked CALISA as the winner!!!!

Congratulations Calisa! I'll be contacting you for your snail mail addy.

Catherine Bybee said...

Yeah... a winner...

I just need to send out a thank you to Maeve for coming by this week. And tell everyone here thanks... leaving comments on blogs is how your name makes it in front of others. It's a little bit of the pie as to how we are noticed. So win/win.