Monday, 3 December 2012

Monday Moments presents Cathie Dunn

Welcome! Monday Moments features fellow Wild Rose Press author, Cathie Dunn. Rory Cameron and Catriona Mackenzie from Highland Arms are an intriguing pair. Read on to find out a little about them...

Betrayed by her brother’s lies, Catriona MacKenzie is banished from her Edinburgh home to her godmother’s remote manor in the Highlands. While her father ponders her fate, Catriona’s insatiable curiosity leads her straight into trouble―and into the arms of a notorious Highlander.
Five years after an ill-fated Jacobite rebellion, Rory Cameron works as a smuggler to raise money for the cause―until Catriona uncovers a plot against him and exposes his activities. Now Rory is faced with a decision that could save their lives or destroy them both.

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  Her mind made up, she rose and wrapped a thick blanket around her shoulders. As her bare feet touched the wooden floor, she hissed at the chill. With no maid to call upon, she left her room and went downstairs in search of the kitchen. The thought of a warming cup of tea raised her spirits. Then she’d continue to set her plan into motion.
  She pushed the kitchen door open and stopped short. Standing by the mullioned window, in front of a large bowl overflowing with water, was Rory Cameron. He turned as he heard the door. Catriona caught her breath, and grabbed the handle, letting go of the blanket.
  Water dripped over his head and down his torso, trickling in small rivulets over his kilt held by a broad belt with a round silver buckle in a Pagan design of interlacing swirls. The light curls of hair on his tanned chest glistened with moisture. His shoulder-length hair was unbound, falling softly over taut muscle. A dry smile told her she was staring at him. Again.
  She swallowed hard. “I...” She stuttered. “I’m so sorry, Mr. Cameron.” She averted her gaze to her feet. “I was just looking for a pot of tea. I didn’t mean to interrupt.”
  The insufferable man laughed as he grabbed a piece of cloth and began to pat himself dry. “I don’t think you did.” He shook his head, sending strands flying before rubbing it vigorously. “And it’s Rory, remember?” He grinned. Catriona stood rooted to the spot. Words failed her. Her mouth went dry.
  “But tell me...” He went on. “Do you always venture into the kitchen so early? If so, you’d better get dressed next time.”
  Transfixed by his mocking gaze, her cheeks heated as she became aware of her own state of undress. What an impression was she giving him, with her hair falling loosely over her shoulders, and the blanket barely covering her modesty?
  Oh, dear God, the blanket!

Cathie Dunn writes romantic suspense & adventure set in Scotland, England and Normandy. A hobby historian, her focus is on medieval and Jacobite eras.

She has two historical novels published: Highland Arms, a romantic Scottish adventure, and Dark Deceit, the first in medieval The Anarchy Trilogy. Cathie also published Silent Deception, a romantic spooky novella set in Victorian Cornwall. All her books are available on Amazon.

Cathie lives in Scotland with her husband and two cats and currently works on a contemporary romantic suspense set in Idaho, US, and a medieval Scottish romance.

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Thank you for featuring today, Cathie. Wishing you much success with Highland Arms. 



  1. I love romantic suspense and Scotland. It sounds great - Congratulations!

    1. Then you'll love this one, Lisa. (Check out my review of Highland Arms, on amazon, from earlier this year)

  2. Thank you so much for having me here today, Nancy. Always a pleasure to visit your blog.

    Best of luck with Topaz Eyes launching this week. :-)

  3. Hi Ladies! That blurb got me for sure...this sounds like an action-packed read!

  4. Thank you, Christine. It is that... ;-)

  5. The story sounds intriguing Cathie.

    Good luck with Topaz Eyes Nancy!

  6. Thank you, Helen. And thank you, Cathie, for featuring today.


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