May 3, 2011
Laura Hunsaker AKA taught for 3 years, but now that she has children has chosen to stay at home. While reading is fantastic for her over-active imagination, writing leaves her so much more fulfilled. Hard at work on her second novel, she spends way too much time on twitter, and maybe isn't quite so hard at work as she likes to imagine. Laura's first novel Highland Destiny released as an ebook in November, but has done so well, it went to print in March. She has high hopes for her next book, tentatively titled Highland Betrayal. Look for news and updates on her website http://www.laurahunsaker.wordpress.com/
-Did you get to travel to Scotland or Ireland for any research?
No, but I will go to Ireland in Sept, if things go as planned
-Which of your Highlanders was hardest to write?
The first one. Highland Destiny took so much research to make everything accurate for the time period. I had to find out when coffee was first introduced to Britain, when the pocket watch was in mainstream use, primitive shampoos (ie oils and soap), and my personal favorite-the corset wasn't called a corset in Britain until later in the 1800s.
-Do you have any secret obsessions while writing you can‘t live without?
coffee and music :)
-Can you share with us any highlanders your currently working on?
I'm working on two right now actually. Liam MacRae, Connor's brother is my second book, and I'm trying to sneak in bits here and there on my rough copy of the third book.
-What got you started in writing about Highlanders?
A few good Highlander novels, and the Highland Hussy was born! I can't help myself-that combination of possessive and protective gets me fired up every time!
-Can you describe to us your dream highlander?
He'd be taller than I am (I'm 5'9" so I'd love above 6') and he'd be possessive around other men, protective of me, and he'd appreciate me for all my flaws, er, quirks I mean :) and he'd love my goofy sense of humor
-Who is your darkest Highlander / Who is your mildest Highlander?
My darkest? How bout my most broody Highlander? Connor, no doubt. Liam, his younger brother, is more laid back and easy going since he's not laird of the clan. He likes to have fun, and will have to teach his woman, super responsible Marley, how to have fun
-Can you tell us about your Highlanders twitter style? (140 characters or less)
My Highlanders are strong and honorable with a protective instinct,they take what's theirs and hold tight whether it's a lass or their clan
-How do your highlanders differ from others?
Mine are protective and possessive, but they don't overwhelm the heroine. I love a good Alpha male just like the next girl, but I hate having the hero be a complete asshat for no reason than just saying "Oh he's a primitive macho he-man." It never worked for me.
-Are your highlanders paranormal or just historical, and why did you choose that path?
Mine are primarily Historical, but there are the elements of Time Travel, and magic. I wanted my heroine to be sarcastic and spunky and I hate when that type of personality can feel out of place in an Historical Romance. By adding in the twist of time travel, my heroine can now be sarcastic, but have to learn to adapt. The challenge of being a 21st century woman in the 1700s will either bring out the best or the worst in her...sometimes both.
-What would the colors of your Tartan be?
red and black
-Where can readers find you?
-Do you have a link to your book list?
since it's just the one, no, but I have a "buy link"
-Would you like to stop by and chat with the
commenter's in the comment section?
as if you could keep me away! lol
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pdf copy of Highland Destiny
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