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Wed
Feb 4 2015 6:22pm

8 Ways to Wait for Outlander’s Return

Today we're thrilled to welcome Jennifer McQuiston to Heroes and Heartbreakers! Jennifer's new historical release, Her Highland Fling, pairs a female reporter from England with a broody Scottish highlander who's determined to show her—and therefore all of England—that his small Scottish town is well worth a visit. Inevitably, hijinks ensue, and the hero and heroine soon begin to investigate one another, with delightful results. Jennifer, like many of us, is a fan of Starz's Outlander series, and shares some intriguing ways to spend the time while we wait for its return. Thanks, Jennifer! 

If you are like me, you are waiting with gnawed-off fingernails in anticipation of the April 4, 2015 return of Outlander. You’ve already read the book twice during the long, cold winter. And for heaven’s sake, Starz left us with Claire about to be raped and a pistol-brandishing Jamie bursting through a window snarling, “Take your hands off my wife!”

Brave Jamie and resilient Claire have captured your heart, and it isn’t fair to make you wait until April to see what comes next.

So what’s a girl to do during the interminable wait?

I bring you “8 Ways to Wait for Outlander.”

1) Cash in your frequent flyer miles and book a vacation to Inverness. (I just did this, and now my family is Scotland-bound come May. Try not to be jealous, darling. I’ll leave some Highlands for you.)

[Let's take up a few hobbies...]

Fri
Mar 28 2014 12:45pm

He’s All That: Historical Romance Heroes with Unusual Professions

Moonlight on My Mind by Jennifer McQuistonToday we're joined by author Jennifer McQuiston, whose Moonlight on My Mind is out this week. Moonlight On My Mind's hero is an Earl who's accused of murder—by the heroine, who might just marry him to save him from the hangman's rope! Jennifer writes unusual heroes—and heroines—and is here to talk about historical heroes with unusual professions. Thanks, Jennifer!

I love writing about unusual heroes, from burly, bearded (and Scottish!) solicitors, to Victorian veterinarians who are dirty, messy, and smelly—everything a romance hero is not supposed to be! But even before I penned my own unusual heroes, I had always adored reading about heroes who are a bit…well… more.

More than a rakish peer.

More than an anchorless second son.

More than the usual ship’s captain, pirate, spy, or soldier.

So today I share my Top Ten List of “Unusually Employed” Historical Romance Heroes, based on books I have read and loved, and that I highly recommend.

1) No Good Duke Goes Unpunished by Sarah MacLean (Rule of Scoundrels series): I highly recommend this read if you want to fall in love with Temple…sure, he’s a Duke. But he’s a murderous duke who knows how to use his fists, and as a co-owner of London’s most notorious gaming hell, he fights for the crowd in the ring every night.

[A lover AND a fighter, all right!...]