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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Time for a Highlander by Maxine Mansfield - Book Tour - Review - Giveaway - Enter Daily!


Hi lovelies! It gives me great pleasure today to host Maxine Mansfield and her new book, “Time for a Highlander”!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble Gift Card.  Also, come back daily to interact with Maxine and to increase your chances of winning! 

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this exciting giveaway!


Time for a Highlander
by Maxine Mansfield

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GENRE: Time Travel/Romance

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BLURB:

Forty-five-year-old history teacher Bethany Anne Anderson wasn't supposed to die on her dream vacation to Scotland. Someone else was supposed to rescue the child from the falling druid stone. But she's perfectly fine with moving on to the hereafter. She has loved ones waiting for her. Then Tobias Morie, better known as Fate, steps in. Her intervention has changed the future. Before she can move on, she must first help him correct one of his own mistakes. That's fine until she wakes up in 1643 in the body of twenty-year-old Lady Elspeth Frasier. Worse, she's engaged to the very handsome, very young, very virile Quinton MacLeod. But that's not all Fate demands. She must give the Highland laird the heir he’d originally been denied. 

Quinton MacLeod loved once. He won't do it again, even if he had time for such nonsense. With the Highland lairds divided between loyalty to their beloved country and the English king, he seeks only peace—in his keep and in his heart. But raised in England and a ward of the enemy, his beautiful new wife has strange notions of education and cleanliness that cause chaos within both. There's also the matter of her very unlady-like views on the marriage bed, which, come to think of it, he's more than happy to overlook. If only he could trust her.

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EXCERPT ONE:

Beth’s eyes flew open as warm hands gently shook her awake. “Elspeth, are ye or are ye nae still a maiden?”

She stared up into the stormy blue eyes of Lard Quinton MacLeod and shook her head no, then nodded yes.

“Which is it?”

She cleared her throat. “I swear to you, m—my lord, Elspeth Frasier MacLeod’s body is still untouched by any man.”

Quint smiled as he slowly brought his lips to hers. He chuckled. “Nae for long it isna.”

The heat of his kiss as his lips captured hers burned Beth with a passion that seared her to the depths of her being. She was helpless, defenseless against the onslaught. She opened in surrender as his tongue slipped between her lips. It was heaven.


“To begin with, yes, Bethany Ann Anderson’s body is dead, mashed flat as a pancake. Trust me, not a pretty sight. You, madam, have been given a new body. Well, really, it’s a very old body, as you are now in the past. Close to four hundred years in the past to be exact, in late March of Our Lord’s year 1643. You are presently at Frasier Castle on an island off the coast of Scotland, and you are now in the body of one Lady Elspeth Frasier who, after suffering a rather nasty fall and fatal bump to the head during dinner last night, no longer has need of it.”


Beth paced back and forth before the fireplace. How exactly did one go about explaining the unexplainable?
With her next pass, Quint pulled her onto his lap and nuzzled her ear. “It’s the middle of the night, my Beth. Ye said we need ta talk. If neither of us says anything, its nae talking, ye ken?”

She blew out a breath and looked her husband straight in the eye. “I’m not who you think I am.”

Quint chuckled. “Who are ye then? Ye look like my wife. Did the sidhe steal in through the window in the middle of the night and carry off my Beth? Are ye simply a pretty little boobrie they left in her place?”

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REVIEW:



I don’t often read this genre, but this book sounded very interesting and intriguing – and it certainly didn’t disappoint!  However, I must warn you there are several hot and steamy sex scenes – so if you’re not okay with that this book might not be for you.

This book has a strong plot line with plot twists and fascinating characters.  I felt like I was swept away and transported to 1643!

I was very pleased with how the time travel concept was so well constructed.  Sometimes time travel books seem so fake and impossible.  Thankfully, this book considers the whole picture and made the story more realistic and plausible.

I liked how well the story flowed and kept at a great pace – with a huge scene happening in just the first few pages!  I really enjoyed the humor and comedy scenes!  One day I had taken this book with me to the park and I couldn’t stop myself from laughing out loud!  Yes, definitely got some crazy lady stares lol!

I loved the main character, Beth, who was a 45-year-old teacher and divorcee.  She was very sweet and thoughtful – always putting others needs above her own.  Unfortunately, she was abused by her ex-husband.  They had two sons and her husband completely blamed her for their death.  I felt like Beth would be someone I would want to be friends with.  She has had some very sad and difficult times, but finally gets to take a much needed vacation to Scotland.  That’s where this book really takes off.  I think many people will relate to Beth and enjoy her demeanor.

This book is totally about second chances/second lives.  I love the idea about being able to start over – like a whole new life, but with the knowledge, understanding, and experience of the first life going into the second.  Beth was more of a doormat in her first life.  She was a pleaser and took care of everyone else, but herself.  Now in her second life as Elsbeth she is a sexy, young, take-charge lady with lots of secrets.  Even better in her second life, her deadbeat, loser ex-husband is traded in for a handsome, strong, but gentle Highlander!

I would definitely recommend this book as it is fun, exciting, humorous, entertaining, and full of love, humor, tragedy, and second chances!  I also think this book shows how good things can come to those who most deserve it and that we may not always get second chances – so always make the most out of each day!

**Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.**

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AUTHOR BIO:


Hi, my name is Maxine Mansfield and I write fantasy, erotic romances. I live in the far northern state of Alaska where the summer days are long and the winter nights even longer.

I have one very special man, his three equally special children, and our six delightful grandchildren in my life. Not to mention a very bossy African Grey parrot named Gabriel.

Oh, and Gnomes! many, many gnomes.

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GIVEAWAY INFO:

Maxine Mansfield will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.


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11 comments:

  1. Judging by the excerpt, book sounds very intriguing, looking forward to reading it!

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  2. Which of your characters would you go out for drinks with?

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  3. congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

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  4. Oh sounds so good! Maxine Mansfield is a new author for me! Cannot wait to read this one!

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  5. Awesome review, I'm looking forward to reading this one myself :)

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  6. This review put a very big smile on my face ... Thanks :)

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  7. Love the review thanks for sharing

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  8. Shared on G+ to help spread the word, have a great day!

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  9. sounds like a fun one

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