Tuesday, February 12, 2019

The Accidental Branding of a Highland Hussy by @LauraHunsaker

Once upon a time, there was a baby author who loved Highlander Romances so much, that she read any book with a man in a kilt on them. At one point, she created a Twitter account specifically to join in Man Candy Monday. This was a night where all of Romancelandia would join in to post stock photos of hunky men. For Laura, it was reserved for men in kilts only, and she was known for finding the best of the kilted men. She teased on twitter that she was a hussy for those Highlanders. What she didn't know, is that she would become so well known by that name, that she would be forever branded the Highland Hussy.

When someone says that they're "on brand," it usually means that whatever it is they are doing is exactly what one would expect from them. They are conforming to the image that is associated with that brand. And my brand is, you guessed it! Highlanders! I write Scottish Romance...with a twist!

Check out this post for more about my books

Hi I'm Laura Hunsaker, the Highland Hussy, and I write Scottish Time Travel Romance. Except when I don't.

I had an idea that just wouldn't leave, and after a major case of writer's block, I decided to take someone's advice and just play around. The goal was to not stress about my work in progress, but rather just write something, anything, new. In the Romantic Suspense I've written called Dark Past, there's nary a Scot to be found! As an author, I really wondered long and hard about what to do about that, since I typically write in such a different genre. As a reader, I thought about several well-known authors who write in several genres, and it's neither confusing nor annoying. So this Highland Hussy has written a Romantic Suspense without any Highlanders LOL.

You can add Dark Past to your Goodreads account here.

I can't wait for everyone to meet Kate and Kyle, and let's hope readers won't mind reading an FBI hero and barista heroine written by a Highland Hussy.

Dark Past has a tentative release date of April 30, 2019. Keep an eye on this blog, or my website for the firm date. Join my newsletter for all new release information. 

Some secrets won't stay quiet...

The small town was supposed to be safe... 

Kate Landry is tired of running. Thinking she's safe, she settles in the small logging town of Chester, California to manage a cafe. She may be keeping a low profile, but she's hoping to return to a normal life. 
When FBI agent Kyle Donovan visits to Chester to stay with a friend, and to recover from his latest case, he never expects to meet sexy barista Kate. 

But someone is following Kate... 

Kyle worries he brought trouble to her door, while Kate worries her dark past is coming after her.

With danger lurking around every corner, her safe haven isn't as safe as she'd thought. Kate will finally have to trust someone enough to tell him her secrets. Secrets that may just get them killed...

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  1. Congratulations on your new suspense. Can't wait to hear what the new brand will be, Dark Hussy? Thanks for starting my day with your post.

  2. I love romantic suspense! Guess that's why I also write it. The story sounds great!! I'll have to grab a copy! Good luck!

  3. Laura, congrats on the books. I too am a sucker for men in kilts! Welcome to the blog!

  4. Laura, I knew your post would be fun! Since I'm part Scotch-Irish as my maternal grandfather always said, I'm partial to men in kilts. Actually, I'm partial to hunky heroes of any persuasion. *g* Looking forward to your new romantic suspense.

    1. Haha! glad I could deliver ;) My mom is Irish and likes to remind me the Irish wear kilts too, so...maybe I'll need to write an Irish hero in a kilt?

  5. It's always rewarding to try a new genre. Great cover!

  6. I’m sure Dark Past will be a hit!

  7. I simply loved this post. How funny about your nickname. Who doesn't love a sexy Highlander? I simply melt over the accent alone and those kilts! *fans herself* Good luck with your new romantic suspense. Sounds really good!

    Mrs. N

    nnlight at nnlightsbookheaven dot com

    1. Thank you so much, Mrs. N!! And seriously, the accent! *swoon*

  8. So fun, Laura! I love genre hopping... and men in kilts ;)

  9. I love men in kilts and would love to read your books.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

  10. "This was a night where all of Romancelandia would join in to post stock photos of hunky men"
    OMG, what a great idea. I already spend my days daydreaming about imaginary husbands from the romance books I read...

    Of course we don't mind you writing about a man who isn't a Highlander. The more the merrier. And we love FBI agents too! Can't wait to read!

    My contact info: adissidente at Gmail dot com

    1. We really need to bring Man Candy Monday back, don't we

  11. OMG I think I'm gonna love you! I love anything time travel! 😍😍😍😍

  12. Great post - Love your "branded" name! Congratulations on your new release. Off to check it out AND your time-travel romances!


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