Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The Highland Duke by Amy Jarecki Release Blitz w/Review

Author: Amy Jarecki
Series: Lords of the Highlands, #1
On Sale: March 28, 2017
Publisher: Forever
Mass Market: $7.99 USD
eBook: $3.99 USD

Indie author Amy Jarecki makes her print debut with a brand-new series about rugged Highland lords.

She'll put her life on the line for him . . .

When Akira Ayres finds the brawny Scot with a musket ball in his thigh, the healer has no qualms about doing whatever it takes to save his life. Even if it means fleeing with him across the Highlands to tend to his wounds while English redcoats are closing in. Though Akira is as fierce and brave as any of her clansmen, even she's intimidated by the fearsome, brutally handsome Highlander who refuses to reveal his name.

Yet she can never learn his true identity.

Geordie knows if Akira ever discovers he's the Duke of Gordon, both her life and his will be forfeit in a heartbeat. The only way to keep the lass safe is to ensure she's by his side day and night. But the longer he's with her, the harder it becomes to think of letting her go. Despite all their differences, despite the danger-he will face death itself to make her his . . .





Amy Jarecki is a descendant of an ancient Lowland clan and adores Scotland. Though she now resides in southwest Utah, she received her MBA from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. Winning multiple writing awards, she found her niche in the genre of Scottish historical romance. Amy writes steamy edge-of-your-seat action adventures with rugged men and fascinating women who weave their paths through the brutal eras of centuries past.



DNSB Review:

5 stars

If you love Highland Romance, I would definitely recommend, The Highland Duke. When Akira, a healer from the village, is walking through the battlefield checking bodies to see if they are breathing when she comes across a man laid out from an injury to his thigh. Not wanting to let this woman know who he really is, The Duke of Gordon introduces himself only as Geordie. Knowing that he would be arrested for treason for fighting against the Queens army, Geordie has Akira procure a horse so that he can head back to his home.

Hounded across Scotland by a Redcoat bent on arresting him, Geordie, with Akira in tow, sets off home. Along the way, the two wary souls get to know one another. Though Geordie knows that he can never marry, his wife making that happen when she demanded a divorce from him so she may become a nun, he falls for Akira. Akira, once she finds out who he really is, knows that the two would never be able to wed because she is a Gypsy.  I couldn't wait to see how this book would go. I needed to know if Geordie would be caught by the Redcoats on his tail, would Akira’s family situation be bettered by her having met Geordie. What would happen next was running through my mind for most of the read. I can’t wait to see what’s next in this series. Ms. Jarecki has a new fan.
*Reviewed by Crystal