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text 2016-12-12 22:42
Blog Tour: Tempest in the Highlands (Scotish Relic Trilogy: Book 3) by May McGoldrick & Excerpt


E-Original published by Swerve
Publication Date: December 6, 2016
ISBN: 9781250106582
Price: $3.99



Book Description

Miranda MacDonnell is on the run. When she inherited a mysterious relic from her mother, she had no idea the dangers it would bring. Now hunted by a relentless foe who will stop at nothing to find her, she has one choice: stow away on the ship of the notorious privateer, Black Hawk.


Rob Hawkins, the half-English privateer known as Black Hawk, has a mission from the Tudor king to find and kill the rogue commander, Sir Ralph Evers. To complete his quest, Hawk must find Miranda, a young woman Evers is pursuing. Caught in a tempest, he is shipwrecked with a “boy” who demonstrates an uncanny ability for saving him. Cast away on the mysterious Isle of the Dead, Hawk realizes that the “boy” traveling with him is actually Miranda MacDonnell and having her means that Evers will come to him. What begins as a ploy —using her as bait—soon changes, however, as he falls in love with her.


Ancient forces are at work, drawing the four possessors of the relic’s power to the Isle of the Dead in the Outer Hebrides for a final battle where good must overcome the forces of evil in this spectacular finale to the Scottish Relic Trilogy.




One moment, Miranda was gasping for more air. The next, her very existence depended on how close she could get to him. The touch of his lips freed her mind and made her body soar. The tension gripping her limbs and her lungs melted away in an instant. She shivered involuntarily and her arms tightened around his neck.


Hawk’s mouth moved back and forth over her burning lips, urging them to open. Surrendering to his silent demand, she parted her lips. She heard the groan deep in his throat as he took a fistful of her hair and his tongue plunged deep into the soft recesses of her mouth.


A silent thrill of desire raced through her. She’d never been kissed by a man before. But right now, all fears were forgotten. The trap in which they found themselves became trivial. Miranda allowed the rising hunger she had for him to erupt within her.


Lost in the seductive play of his tongue, the heat of his embrace, and his roaming hand, she responded with passion.


He lifted her higher in his arms and pulled her legs around his hips.

Her body ached for his touch, her heart pounded, and her mind whirled in the closeness of his embrace. Miranda gave another low moan of surrender as he deepened the kiss.


She didn’t know for how long they were lost in the kiss, but when he tore his mouth away, he was as breathless as she had been.


“This is a dangerous game we’ve started,” he said.


She understood what he was saying. It was impossible to not feel his erection pressing against her. Unwrapping her legs from his waist, she tried to float away, but his arm around her waist kept her close.


“I don’t mean to scare you off,” he said. “But you’re too beautiful, too tempting, and I’m a man.” Hawk released his hold on the wall, and they floated together. His gaze never left her face. “But I want you to know you can trust me.”


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Author Bio


Authors Nikoo and Jim McGoldrick (writing as May McGoldrick) weave emotionally satisfying tales of love and danger. Publishing under the names of May McGoldrick and Jan Coffey, these authors have written thirty-five novels and works of nonfiction for Penguin Putnam, Mira, HarperCollins, Entangled, and Heinemann. Nikoo, an engineer, also conducts frequent workshops on writing and publishing and serves as a Resident Author. Jim holds a Ph.D. in Medieval and Renaissance literature and teaches English in northwestern Connecticut.


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Website: www.maymcgoldrick.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/MayMcGoldrick
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MayMcGoldrick



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review 2016-11-26 00:00
Tempest in the Highlands
Tempest in the Highlands - May McGoldric... Tempest in the Highlands - May McGoldrick ~An ARC was given to be by the publisher and was made available via NetGalley. ~

This is the last book of The Scottish Relic Trilogy, and this is one good ending for me.

A healer, a psychometric, and a seer, then a person one that can communicate with the dead. Four pieces of relic, when combined, grants the holder a power like no other.

A fascinating, and a well-rounded story, set in a timeline where people are afraid of the things they do not understand. For me, it is hard to manipulate if you are on the 1500 timeline. People are afraid and most of them would condemn people who have abilities, like the characters in this series. And yet, I find myself fascinated on how this was made.

We have a basic theme, and three individual personal problem per character. It should be overwhelming, but it wasn’t. The last book fixed it.

I like Miranda. Her spirit and the way her personality was created. The way she did her best to save Rob because their fate was interconnected was full of hardship. Rob on the other hand, well, he is an assassin of the crown so, there is much to tell. However, I like how he was trying to understand what is happening and doing his best to survive for the both of them. Being in the marooned in the island where the Relic is supposed to be destroyed, I am amaze of his trust on Miranda.

The appearance of the rest of the previous people on boo one and two also helped with me liking the book. The conclusion of the book was really good and it did not leave any stone un-turned.
I am happy that I was able to read this series. I have my reservations, but as I progress in each book, I am captivated on the world the author has written.

a very good ending to a very good series. everything was close and everything came together so nicely. even the ending was truly spectacular. beautifully written, captivating characters and a magnificent story line that will keep you on your toes.
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review 2016-07-15 20:00
The Tempest
The Tempest - William Shakespeare

I went to see The Tempest in the Globe theatre in the summer of 2013. And while it was some time ago, it really helped me to understand the play.


The tempest, Shakespeare's final play and considered to be one of his least understandable is not an easy read but an interesting read it is. Filled with many, many characters and as much different story lines it's absolutely necessary to pay attention at all times.


I enjoyed reading it, there were some very nice passages of course and it is great to get the references in other books to this play, but my reading experiences was really colored by the fact I'd already seen the play and could thus imagine it happening.

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review 2016-06-20 14:37
Delilah Dusticle and the Cursed Tempest
Delilah Dusticle and the Cursed Tempest - A.J. York

Who would think dust would come in handy? Delilah Dusticle would. While I am ridding my house of this pesky stuff, Delilah is performing incredible magic with her debris. Delilah thought that she was having very vivid dreams until Dev arrived and informed Delilah that her dreams were actually visions.   Delilah is the chosen one, the one that would save Dev’s sister Kirin, from her adductors. Armed with her friends, Delilah travels to India to obtain information about the abduction and to plan her next steps.   Dev was not totally honest with Delilah when she asked her to find Kirin and now that Delilah has committed to the case, she is beginning to see how complicated this abduction really is. As Delilah and her team return to her room, they discover that someone has paid them a visit. Her room is a disgrace, more messy than normal, if you can believe that from a woman that enjoys dust. It’s a fun, magical adventure as Delilah tries to save Kirin.


I enjoy reading Delilah’s adventures, as I never know what type of predicament she will find herself in and how she will solve it.   I enjoy her nonhuman characters which supplement her stories as I find them imaginative and quirky. They add a fun and entertaining element to the stories. Delilah is a character with determination and wit. She is one who is determined to help out when asked even if she has no idea what she is walking into. The story was entertaining, humorous and creative.

I received a copy of this novella from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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review 2016-01-28 00:00
The Tempest
The Tempest - William Shakespeare Even though I gave The Tempest five stars, it's still not quite up there with how much I loved Macbeth and Othello.

I would consider The Tempest the most romantic of Shakespeare's plays I have read so far. At least this one doesn't have people settling for those that they decide to make do with (Twelfth Night) or not realizing someone is not really dead so you kill yourself (Romeo and Juliet) or you use psychological warfare on another person to turn them into someone they are not (The Taming of the Shrew). There is also a really cool fantasy element in it that I liked.

The opening act of The Tempest shows a party (Alonso, Ferdinand, Sebastian, Antonio, Gonzalo, Stephano, and Trinculo) on a ship fearing for their lives during a storm that is about to blow their ship apart. That opening scene was so well written that I felt like I was on the ship about to be pitched into the sea. I would love to see this play in a theater sometime.

From there we go to Prospero and his daughter Miranda who live on an island and who have witnessed the shipwreck. Miranda wants to help those who were are injured, but then finds out that her father who is actually able to control the weather has caused the shipwreck to happen. We find out about Prospero's past and boy is it a doozy.

I have to say that I loved the character of Prospero. Prospero is always able to command a familiar named Ariel which seems to be a fatherly type relationship between the two of them as well. He was definitely a contradiction. He loves Miranda, but wants to avenge himself on the people that have betrayed him, though he still wants Miranda to be happy and does what is necessary in order for her to find happiness.

Miranda I felt for a little because part of me does wonder how much does she feel when she has insta-love with Ferdinand? He's the first eligible man she has seen ever, of course she falls in love with him.

Everything else that follows is Prospero doing what is necessary to ensure that Miranda actually gets married to Ferdinand.

People have commented that this is one of Shakespeare's most lyric plays and they are right. I could almost hear singing in my head as I was reading this play. The flow of the play were really good too. None of the acts felt too long or short. I was able to follow along with what was going on. Though having a Folger's version of this play always helps.

The ending was more interactive than Shakespeare's other plays, though I did wonder about Prospero doing an epilogue asking the audience to forgive him for what he did by clapping. It made me think of the stage plays of Peter Pan where Peter asked the audience to clap in order to save Tinkerbell. And I have to say, I am still puzzled at what wrong did Prospero do. His brother set him and his daughter off to die on a boat. I am all about forgiveness, but heck with that.
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