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Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Author Override: Christine Young

Author Override is the place where authors take the reins and take you on a journey into their world. Some may allow you into their private writing dens. Others may take you along with them on research trips or interviews. Whatever the case may be, sit back, relax and enjoy the ride because here you’ll get an in-depth look into an author’s musings.
Hello Maidens! Today we have historical author, Christine Young with us today. Today she is promoting her book HIGHLAND HONOR. We thought we'd bring you something special so Christine Young is actually going to interview her hero, Hawk from HIGHLAND HONOR! Come see what questions she asks him!

Christine Young (CY): Tell me a little about yourself.

Hawk (H): I'm the oldest sibling of three. Clan MacPherson is strong and loyal to the Scottish king. Since my father's untimely death when I was a boy, I have ruled the MacPherson lands. I have sought revenge against those who betrayed my father and tarnished the MacPherson name.

CY: Why do you want vengeance?

H: My father was accused of treason against the King of England. He was brought to trial and unjustly accused, and sentenced to death by James Whitcomb. I was just a boy when I saw him die.

CY: Were you afraid?

H: I was terrified but I made commitments to my clan and myself. I vowed to discover the truth and bring the perpetrator of this horrendous betrayal to justice.

CY: I heard you rescued James Whitcomb and his daughter from their overturned carriage. What prompted you to do this?

H: I saw two people in need and did the only thing acceptable. My moral code dictated that I save their lives.

CY: When did you discover the girl you rescued from the Boar's Head tavern was James Whitcomb's daughter?

H: Her stepbrother Archibald rode to my castle and demanded she be released to him. Archibald is an evil man and even if I hadn't felt something for Callie, I would have never handed her over to her stepbrother.

CY: Did you want revenge against Callie?

H: I did. I thought about my good fortune. The man I had detested for most of my life was dead. I would never be able to see justice done. Then magically his daughter fell into my hands and needed my protection. But somehow I… well…

CY: What did you think when you first saw Callie?

H: She was scuttling backwards as fast as she could, her hair fell in disarray but even though I was tempted to laugh, I thought she was the most beautiful woman I had ever set eyes upon. Tell the rest of it. Be honest… I wanted her in my arms and my bed as soon as I could find a way to sweet-talk her there.

CY: What is the biggest challenge you have faced?

H: Ah, Callie was hell bent on finding the truth about her father. I had a devil of a time trying to keep her safe.

CY: How did you meet Christine?

H: I met her a long time ago. I was always a part of her fantasies with her great grandfather being a Highland gent. It took several books before she finally decided to immortalize me.

"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."

For more information on Christine Young, please visit her website here.

* a $50.00 Amazon GC to one randomly drawn commenter for the entire blog tour.
* a Clan MacPherson book mark awarded at each stop to one randomly drawn commenter.

To enter, please:
1. Be a follower
2. Leave a comment for Christine Young with a valid email address!
***Remember, the more you comment throughout the tour, the more chances you get of winning! Contest will run through the duration of the tour. To follow the tour, find tour dates here.


DL Thomas said...

Your interview with Hawk was great!
The excerpt from Highland Honor is wonderful. I really want to read this book. I went to your blog and it looks this is a book in a series. Is it? If yes, is it better to read them in order?

Happy Holidays!

Traemac said...

Love the interview and the except! Can't wait to read the book!!!

Nissie said...

Great interview and giveaway! :)

Shannon said...

Great interview and give away! Shannon S. Calitigerlilly@yahoo.com

marybelle said...

I can see I'm going to love Hawk.


Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting Christine today!

ahz1 said...

Ooohhh, Highlanders...Yum...
Loved the interview with Hawk. Can't wait to read this book.

MomJane said...

This book sounds so great and fascinating. I can hardly wait to read it.

Kah_cherub said...

I really liked this excerpt! ;) Hawk sounds fantastic. thanks for the great interview!

kah_cherub at hotmail dot com

Carol L. said...

Love that interview and already love Hawk. lol That Callie is one lucky lady.
Carol L
Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

Karen H in NC said...

Love those character interviews! Always great fun and very informative!

Christine Young said...

I'd like to thank Under the Covers for hosting Highland Honor today. So nice of you. And I'd also like to thank all those who have read the interview with Hawke and those who have left a comment.

DL yes they are better read in order. The first of course is Highland Honor, the second which is Ian's story is Highland Magic and the third is Lainie's (their little sister) Highland Song. Highland Song will be published soon.

Joanne said...

Great interview with Hawk. Very informative. Can't wait to read the book. Congrats on the new release.


LadyRed said...

OMGoodness!!! LOVE IT! I absolutely adore authors who can give "interviews" with their book characters and place themselves in their characters persona!!! I too am descended from the Scots (my dad was born of a FULL blooded Scottish family in Cruden Bay, Scotland and MAN OH MAN did he have that fierce Scottish blood flowing through his veins)! I absolutely DEVOUR any book with even a HINT of Scot in it (obsessed much? LOL!). Can't wait to read this and thank you for the contest!

Timitra said...

Christine I seriously enjoyed that interview between you and Hawk!!!! My favorite answer is when he says "I wanted her in my arms and my bed as soon a s I could find a way to sweet talk her there"

Patti P said...

Thank you that was great. I have this on my wish list.
I love highland stories.


Sariah said...

Great interview! I really like the sounds of this book! Thanks for the chance.

sariahwalters at gmail dot com

Di said...

That was fun! I really want to meet Hawke & find out how he saves the day (& Callie).

sallans d at yahoo dot com

Sophia Rose said...

I enjoyed learning more about the story in this interview format. The excerpt was cute and gave a little taste of their relationship.

Thanks for posting and for the giveaway opportunity.


SacredmOOn said...

I so enjoyed the Hawk interview! This book sounds so good. Thanks for posting the awesome interview and excerpt. DeAnna S. @SacredmOOn1

Shari Jung said...

Great interview! Can't wait to read the book!

Jewel said...

Great interview. The book sounds awesome. I like Hawk already. Can't wait to read it.

Thanks for the giveaway!
GFC: Jewel

Christine Young said...

Joanne, LadyRed, Timitra, Patti P, Sariah, Di, Sophia Rose, sacredmOOn, Shari Jung and Jewel, thank you all so much for sharing with me. You guys are all so sweet.

Christine Young said...

I will announce the winner of the Clan MacPherson bookmark on Saturday

latishajean said...

What a great interview thank you for sharing! I love the except can't wait to read more!
tishajean@ charter.net

Lady D said...

OMG!!! I love the interview, I'm half in love with Hawk already, and I can't wait to get my hands on this book!!!!

ladyd2206 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Catherine Lee said...

I like the Highlander movies...although I haven't read any books with the highland setting, I may like it. I'm trying to broaden my literary tastes. It's one of my goals for 2012.

Thanks for the tour.

WakeAngel said...

Thanks for the interview and the giveaway!

Lisa Richards/alterlisa said...

Fascinating interview with Hawk.

alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

SdyLion said...

I loved the interview and can't wait to read the series. sdylion@gmail.com

Christine Young said...

Everyone who commented thank you so much for all the nice things that were said. I hope you all enjoy Highland Honor.

Congratulations Marybelle you are the winner of the clan MacPherson bookmark.

All of you who commented will be put in the drawing for the $50.00 GC.

Hope all of you follow the rest of the tour.

books4me said...

Oooh...love Scottish romances as my hubby is Scottish! Beautiful country and beautiful men;)

books4me67 at ymail dot com

ML said...

I love anything with Highland in the title! Hawk sounds like a great character!
mljfoland AT hotmail DOT com

Red said...

love the excerpt!


ilona said...

Great Character Interview. I love when authors do this as it makes the character even more real to me :D

Have avoided reading the excerpt as I hate having to wait to read more and I just don't have the funds to buy it :(

felinewyvern at googlemail dot com

alainala said...

Great interview! love meeting characters..
the book looks really good... love highlanders!

alainala AT hotmail DOT ca

Brenda Demko said...

Great interview. Thank you for the giveaway! Seasons Greetings! brendem7@comcast.net