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Saturday 1 February 2014

#MySexySaturday Sexy 'n Flawed

Welcome to the 34nd week of My Sexy Saturday. 
This week we’re talking about those broken heroes and heroines who think they have nothing left to give to another person. They’ve stopped looking for their soul mates or don’t believe they even have one. They are truly surprised when someone falls for them. Romance writers have a knack for writing broken characters just as they have a knack for making them fall in love again. We all love those stories, both writer and reader alike. If your story has one of these characters in it, please share them with us…if not…share those sexy moments that you do have between your characters. 

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Meet Gard Marschand from The Devil Take You—an evildoer of epic proportions; a severely flawed, cruel and malevolent character. Marauder, murderer, thief; a man hell bent on revenge. He has no time or need for love. Nor has he any redeeming qualities that a lass might look for. He is prepared to do anything, no matter how heinous to accomplish his goals. How could any woman fall in love with such a diabolically evil man?

Excerpt from The Devil Take You (Scottish Highlander historical romance)

“Braelynn.” She turned to face him. “Ye have ta see me as I am. No’ as ye
wish me ta be. Stop makin’ excuses for me. I am no’ one o’ the heroes from yor
poems.” For the first time in his life, he wished that he were. “I have killed wit’oot
excuse. All nationalities, includin' my own countrymen.”
Her gaze searched his. “Perhaps wha’ ye have done ta this point doesna matter.” Her voice was soft. “Wha’ ye do from this moment on should.”
He rubbed her cheek. “Why this moment on, Brae?” he whispered, his eyes
searching for what she could possibly see when she looked at him. “Wha’ be remarkable aboot this moment?”
Her eyes filled. “I dinna ken. But do ye na feel it too?” He did feel something.
“I dinna care wha’ ye have done in the past. I want to stay wit’ ya.” His breath
caught at this admission. She bit her lip waiting. Then finally she continued, “I
dinna wish for ya to send me ta Richmond. I dinna wish ta live somewhere under
pretext o’ widowhood, alone, unkennin’ o’ wha’ it was ta be wit’ ya. I wish ta stay
wit’ ye in wha’e’er capacity ye will have me.”
Pain bloomed in his chest. He closed his eyes and swallowed before he looked
at her again. “I have nuthin’ ta offer ye, Brae. I am a landless knight. A murderer, a thief. An abuser o’ women and children.”
“I dinna care if ye are an earl or a soldier. I have naught ta offer ye either. I
have done things I am na proud o’.”
He tried to smile. The drink making him relaxed. “Wha’ could ya have
possibly done, Caelian?” He tucked her hair behind her ear, watching and waiting for her big confession.

The Devil Take You Blrub:

I believe your stay in purgatory has only just begun...

Scotland - 1307 – During the Scottish Wars of Independence

Gard Marschand will stop at nothing in his pursuit to regain what is lost. Concealing his true identity, he will associate with his enemies, kill his own countrymen, even sell his soul to the devil if all else fails. He will lie, cheat, steal, rape and siege his way across two countries gaining power and reputation in his malevolent wake. His determination all consuming, until King Edward commands Gard to lay siege on Ross-shire holding, where Braelynn Galbraith obliterates his single-minded purpose.

Braelynn Galbraith wants peace for her beloved Scotland, marriage to her childhood sweetheart, Callum, and a house full of children. In that order. But evil incarnate in the form of Gard Marschand, turns her life inside out and destroys all hope of a decent marriage.

Can Gard abandon his deep-seated need of revenge for a love that might just save his soul, or will he succumb to the demons that hound him and surrender to the devil within?

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  1. I so have to pick up this book now. You left me hanging!

    1. Oh, that's awesome! Thank you and thanks for stopping ND. I dropped by your place too. :D

  2. I love a good Scot! Great cover, too. I bet I can guess how he "destroys" her marriage prospects., the scoundrel.

    1. Thanks KC. I love this cover too and a good Scot. :D

  3. Mmmm...love me some Scots. I have this one on my e-reader! ;-)

    1. Thank you, Morticia. Now I'm nervous. I hope you like it when you get to it. This is one of my favs and one of my favourite heroes too.

  4. If the guy can say, "Och!" and "ken", I'm in. This is my first hop an it's been busy!

    1. Hi PJ. Glad you've joined the fun. It's a talented and supportive group. And so much to see and read. Thanks for stopping. Cheers.

  5. I love a Scotsman! Just went to Amazon and got this one.

    1. Thanks so much, Evelise. I hope you enjoy it.

  6. Wonderful excerpt! I love Scottish anything and this one is fantastic on the dialect. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you, Lynn. I think we have that in common, our Scotsman. :)
      Cheers! Thank you again for all you do.