Saturday, 25 January 2014

Burns' Night Blog Hop

Hi everyone and welcome to the Burns’ Night Blog Hop brought to you by Love, Lust and Lipstick Stains.

Today we are celebrating all things Scottish – from a wee dram to mega hot highland heroes. Other than some great posts and a lot of fun there are some amazing prizes up for grabs.

1 x $50 Amazon Gift Card

5 x $10 Amazon Gift Cards


I was lucky enough to visit Scotland years ago. I fell in love with its history and beauty. The highlands are just breathtaking as is the rest of the landscape which is dotted with castles and ancient ruins. One day, with a little luck, I’ll be able to go again.


But instead of my travel log ramblings and as we are celebrating Burns’ Night, I thought I would share one of my favourite poems – A Red Red Rose by the bard himself.

O my Luve's like a red, red rose
That’s newly sprung in June;
O my Luve's like the melodie
That’s sweetly play'd in tune.

As fair art thou, my bonnie lass,
So deep in luve am I:
And I will luve thee still, my dear,
Till a’ the seas gang dry:

Till a’ the seas gang dry, my dear,
And the rocks melt wi’ the sun:
I will luve thee still, my dear,
While the sands o’ life shall run.

And fare thee well, my only Luve
And fare thee well, a while!
And I will come again, my Luve,
Tho’ it were ten thousand mile.


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The blog links are below so you can keep hopping along.  J


Below is the blurb from my latest medieval fantasy, Rain (alas not set in Scotland).

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the hop.

 Nicóle  xx



1216 AD

Nuri is caught between heaven and hell. Two men fight for her love and her soul. The first is Maras, an elemental being who follows the storms. The second is Brother Erebus, a pious monk whose tortured soul is twisted by his desire for her. But Nuri may sacrifice more than her heart when the Church brands her angel a demon. As Brother Erebus will do anything to protect her soul from the silver haired devil, even if he has to crush her body to do it.

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1.Love, Lust and Lipstick Stains9.Inner Goddess17.Nina Mason
2.Samantha Holt10.Hunter S. Jones18.Kate Robbins
3.A Dirty Book Affair11.Christina Phillips19.Scenes from a Chaotic Mind
4.Anne Conley12.Andrea Bellmont20.Sarah Bella
5.Em Taylor13.Isobelle Cate21.Joanne Wadsworth
6.Kirsten S. Blacketer14.Storm Chase22.Anne Stenhouse
7.Willa Blair15.Ceci Giltenan23.BJ Scott
8.Nicole Hurley- Moore16.Tarah Scott


  1. Thank you for joining the hop, Nicole! And Rain might not be set in Scotland but it's still a beautiful story!

  2. I love photos of Scottland and hopefully one day I will be able to visit too. For now though I love looking at the awesome pictures and reading amazing books about the Highlands. Your book Rain sounds awesome and sizzling - LOL

    1. Thank you, Ronda :) I hope you make it to Scotland one day, it's certainly worth the trip!

  3. So glad I decided to follow this tour, Nicole, because I "met" you for the first time. I went to Amazon and got Capturing Bliss and Trinket Seller's Daughter for starters. I love historical romances best of all romances, and Scots stories even better...but have to wait on those more often than medieval or I'm patient. I was lucky enough to visit Scotland also...for four lovely days in 1986. I'll never forget it! Thanks for participating in the tour and for this post.

    1. Hi Janice! Thank you so much for buying my books. Trinket Seller's was my very first book and I have a bit of a soft spot for Capturing Bliss. I hope you enjoy them. :) I love reading historical romances as well, it's my favourite genre (no surprise there!). Thanks for saying hello.

  4. "A Red, Red Rose" is my favorite Burns poem.
    capefearlibn at gmail dot com

    1. Hi Catherine, I have to admit it one of those poems that always makes me sigh. :)

  5. I love historical romance but I've never read a Scots one. Weird huh? Seeing I'm from there? I wanted to ask: is that castle the one on the Lake of Menteith where Mary Queen of Scots stayed? It looks familiar and it's bugging me as I know I've been there. Happy Burns Night!

    1. Hi Storm, I'm not 100% sure but I think it's Eilean Donan Castle rather than the Inchmahone Priory. :) Happy Burns Night to you!

  6. I absolutely love Highland romances!