Breathing a big sigh of relief!

Oh my goodness, I’m finally breathing again. If you’ve been following along on Twitter, you’ll know that I’ve been struggling so much with the last few chapters of my latest work-in-progress.  Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great story, and I’ve been wanting to write it for a couple of years now, but it’s been a challenge to get where I wanted the story to go. Especially so in the last couple of weeks. I don’t know what it is, but sometimes I either lose the drive or get impatient to move on to the next book, and almost give up. Say it isn’t so, you say! Almost finished and give up?  Yeah, sounds crazy, but I’d done stupider things in my writing career.

Anyway, while I was plotting away at how to finish this one, which is a highland time travel, by the way, I toyed with all sorts of names for it. Once Upon A Highlander, Highland Dreams, Her Highland Rogue, and so on and so on. Even had a few drafts of cover art completed. Today, after I finally typed ‘the end’ of the first draft, I looked those over and hated them all. Yes, I really did. Every single cover design and book title felt like it had been done before. So I went out and found a new cover design that I just love! It’s not the typical half naked highlander on the cover, in fact, there isn’t a highlander in sight. And the title, well as I was looking at the art, the title just came to me. And I’m proud to share it with you today. I absolutely love it, and I’m even more in love with the title.

A modern woman, an ancient highlander and a love that spans time itself.

Jenna Morgan sorely misses the friend who disappeared a year ago. With no trace of what happened to him, she refuses to believe he is dead and is unable to put his disappearance to rest. Determined to figure out what happened, Jenna takes to the woods, following the same path where Aidan had been last seen only to disappear herself and wind up in eleventh century Scotland.

When an ill lowlander is brought to his keep, Laird Richard Mathieson takes one look at the lovely blonde and knows he’s found his future wife. Winning her heart is another matter as she staunchly refuses to accept that he is not her missing friend. But it’s the highland way to take a bride when gifted by the Almighty God, and she is truly a gift from the heavens.

With obstacles at every turn, including the determined laird and a savage warrior who wants to claim her for his own, survival in ancient times is a lot more difficult than Jenna ever imagined. After a fierce battle that leaves one man dead, she must decide whether to return to her own time or give up everything she holds dear to stay with the love she has found in the past.

I’ve got at least another round of editing to go, but for me that’s the easy part. Getting the first draft down is where the blood ‘n guts comes from so this should be ready in a few weeks, if all goes well.

More to follow, but it will likely come out first via  KindleUnlimited and then make its way through the other vendors after the initial 3 month period is up.

Til next time,

Ellie

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