Guest Author & Giveaway: Teresa Medeiros featuring The Devil Wears Plaid

Thursday, August 26

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This week we've had heroes who speak French, Italian, and today we introduce another language that makes me weak in the knees, and quite possibly my favorite....the Gaelic language/Scottish accent.  I talk a lot about how sexy I think kilts are on this blog, but what does it for me even more is the Scots accent and dialect. I LOOOOVE IT!  Spoken, written...doesn't matter to me.  Combine the kilt and the accent and I am a complete absolute goner :) Has anyone here heard the songs from Outlander: the Musical yet? (you can listen to the songs from the musical here, download a free song here, and view photos here).  You better believe I'll be attending the local Celtic fest :)  But I digress....

I'm very excited to have award winning and New York Times bestselling author Teresa Mederios as my guest today and she brings with her her sexy Scottish hero from her newest historical romance,  THE DEVIL WEARS PLAID. Does it get any better?....I don't think so :)  Read and enjoy!

Welcome to Seductive Musings Teresa! For you, what makes a romance novel a great love story?

I love a story that makes me laugh and cry and makes me feel like these two people really can’t live without each other. That they really somehow require each other to become fully realized individuals. I guess that was a test I made my husband pass before I agreed to marry him. I asked myself if he made me less of who I am or more of who I am and thankfully for both of us, the answer was MORE!

Several of your heroes are Scottish Highlanders, what makes them such great heroes in your opinion?

After visiting the Scotland Highlands a couple of years ago, I was impressed anew with what a beautiful, wild and dangerous country it is and just how tough you have to be to survive. And who can resist a hero with those skills? The very image of the Highlands makes you think words like “wild” and “untamed” and “rugged”--all words we also like to apply to our heroes. The accent is also pretty irresistible. (Just ask all of those Sean Connery and Gerard Butler fans!)

If you had an opportunity to provide only a two or three sentence "teaser" quote from THE DEVIL WEARS PLAID, to grab the attention of potential readers and give them a glimpse and feeling of what the story is about what would it be?

How about what Jamie says to his sworn enemy after he bursts into the church and interrupts the old man’s wedding to a nubile young bride?

"Oh, I haven't come for you, auld mon." A lazy smile curved the intruder's lips as he drew a gleaming black pistol from the waistband of his kilt and pointed it at the snowy white bodice of Emma's gown. "I've come for your bride.”

Tell us about your hero, Jamie Sinclair.  What do you think will make readers, much like his heroine Emmaline, fall in love with him despite being a stolen bride? And can you tell us a little bit about their story in THE DEVIL WEARS PLAID?

Jamie is essentially a noble soul trapped in very difficult circumstances. He becomes a dangerous man because of his hunger for revenge but at his core, there’s still a sweetness that Emmaline longs to reveal. I've always loved a good kidnapped bride story, especially when the hero doing the kidnapping is a hunky Higlander like Jamie. Emma is about to marry the man of her nightmares when Jamie bursts into the abbey on his big, black horse and whisks her away. I love that Jamie has physical power over her but she quickly develops emotional power over him.

How about your heroine, Emma, what makes her the perfect woman for Jamie?  What are some of the qualities that attracts him to her and makes her irresistibly tempting?

He thinks she’s going to be some frail English miss but she turns out to have a very tough core. She refuses to back down from the challenge he represents and he finds her spirit irresistible.

What's your favorite scene or moment from THE DEVIL WEARS PLAID, and why? Can you describe it for us without giving too much away?

I love the moment in the forest when Emma first confronts Jamie after he abducts her. She stands up to him but she also quickly realizes that his tenderness is going to be a much greater threat to her body (and her heart) than his bullying.

What are five fun facts about you or this book, that readers would love to know?

1) The name Emmaline came from a song by a band called HOT CHOCOLATE
2) My two goals in life were to do romance heroes named Billy and Jamie and I did Billy in NOBODY’S DARLING and now I’ve done Jamie in THE DEVIL WEARS PLAID.
3) I fell a little in love with Ian Hepburn, Jamie’s former friend, while I was writing the book
4) Jamie’s band of merry men are based on the heavy metal band AC/DC. You’ll recognize his cousin Bon from his physical description as the late great lead singer Bon Scott.
5) When Jamie and Emma make love the first time, I was listening to IF EVER I WOULD LEAVE YOU from the CAMELOT soundtrack

Finally, just for fun…if you could write the “fortune” in a fortune cookie what would it be?

Don’t dream it, be it. (And yes, I stole that from ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW.)  


Emmaline Marlow is about to wed the extremely powerful laird of the Hepburn clan to save her father from debtor's prison when ruffian Jamie Sinclair bursts into the abbey on a magnificent black horse and abduts her in one strong swoop. Though he is Hepburn's sworn enemy, Emma's mysterious captor is everything her bridegroom is not--handsome, virile, dangerous...and a perilous temptation for her yearning heart.


Jamie expects Emma to be some milksop English miss, not a fiery, defiant beauty whose irresistible charms will tempt him at every turn. But he cannot allow either one of them to forget he is her enemy and she his pawn in the deadly Highland feud between the clans. Stealing his enemy's bride was simple, but can he claim her innocence without losing his heart?

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Many thanks Teresa for being my guest and congrats on your new book!  And when it comes to favorite names for heroes mine is, hands down, Jamie (anyone who's followed this blog for awhile knows why).

Teresa Medeiros wrote her first novel at the age of twenty-one. Her May 2002 release, A KISS TO REMEMBER, was chosen as one of the "Top 10 Romances of the Year" by Booklist magazine, the official publication of the American Library Association, while ONE NIGHT OF SCANDAL, her August 2003 release, won the Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Best Historical Romance of 2003.  She lives in Kentucky with her husband and her cats Willow and Buffy the Mouse Slayer.  If you'd like to learn more about Teresa and the books she writes you can find her at her website, Facebook, Twitter, and newsletter.

To celebrate the release of THE DEVIL WEARS PLAID by Teresa Medeiros, her publisher Pocket Books has offered to giveaway one copy of her new book.  Here's how you can win:

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Barbara E. August 26, 2010 at 1:06 AM  

A sexy highlander and a stolen bride, what could be better? I love Teresa's writing and I'm looking forward to reading Jamie Sinclair and Emmaline Marlowe's story.

Chris J. August 26, 2010 at 1:58 AM  

What a great blog and I love the 5 things we may not know about you. I love Scotland, the Scottish accents and kilts, oh yeah!
I haven't read a historical in awhile but I would love to read this one, the sample got me! hehe.
A strong herione, Emmaline and a dashing, rugged Scotsman, Jamie, not to mention his companions; this is a must read.
Thank you for sharing it here and the chance to win.

Jane August 26, 2010 at 3:50 AM  

Congrats to Teresa on the new release. I like the premise of the book.

kimmyl August 26, 2010 at 7:30 AM  

I love reading Teresa's books. Especially the teasers. I love reading about Scotland and how they lived during that era. Very interesting.
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Bethie August 26, 2010 at 8:28 AM  

Please count me in. Thanks for the giveaway.

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Carol L. August 26, 2010 at 8:30 AM  

Theresa, I l0ove your books and have read almost all of them. But I love my Highlanders and their kilts. Can't wait to read about Jamie and Emmaline.
Carol L.

Virginia C August 26, 2010 at 8:44 AM  

Hello, Teresa! Such a delight to read your interview. I am a great fan of yours, and your books have their own section on my keeper shelf. "The Devil Wears Plaid" sounds terrific! You just can't beat a devilish Scotsman in a kilt--especially a gorgeous, green-eyed Scotsman! My favorite kind : )

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Danielle August 26, 2010 at 8:45 AM  

I've read several of Theresa's books and really enjoyed them. The Scottish highlander is my favorite type of historical romance this book sounds awesome.

Tore August 26, 2010 at 12:21 PM  

I am a follower. I have never read any of your books but would like to. I like reading historical romances and i would love to read about scotland. Please enter me in contest.

Kathleen O August 26, 2010 at 1:58 PM  

Can't win, but I love Teresa's books and I cannot wait to read this one. A stolen bride by a brawny Scotsman. What could be better.

alba August 26, 2010 at 3:07 PM  

hello Teresa.
I am so excited to read DWP.
I too love the name Jamie sound wonderful with the Scottish Burrrrrrrrrrr.Lachlan is my All time favorite ..
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have a good one good luck to the winner.

Anonymous,  August 26, 2010 at 3:40 PM  

Hi, Teresa :)
Congratulations on your book release!
I loved reading the excerpt... Sinclair sounds develish ;)

Sheree August 26, 2010 at 6:58 PM  

Hi! I've been looking forward to this book. I've often wondered how warm can a kilt possibly be. Wouldn't all that wool necessary to keep warm during the Scottish winters make the kilts really heavy? I'm just glad that I can read about the Scottish highlands without having to be there personally. Thank you, Teresa!


Estella August 26, 2010 at 7:01 PM  

I love Highlander stories! A bride stolen by a Scotsman has to make for awesome reading.

Digicats August 26, 2010 at 8:06 PM  

Great interview and I love the musical insights into the book. Just started to read it and am really enjoying it.

Ellen August 26, 2010 at 8:13 PM  

I've loved Teresa's books since the first time I read Breath of Magic. Since then she's had a permanent space on my keeper shelf. I can't wait to read DWP and add it to the collection.

jedisakora @ The Little Corner of the World August 26, 2010 at 8:15 PM  

Oh i love Teresa! She was one of the first romance authors i ever read (also one of the ones where i went mad getting everything she wrote). Her books are aways marvelous. ^^

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librarypat,  August 26, 2010 at 11:12 PM  

Teresa is one of my favorite authors. I have many of her books on my TBR pile and others on my keeper shelf.

We attended a Celtic festival in SW Virginia last weekend and I just found out about one near Williamsburgh, VA in Oct. We have one here in September. Can't get enough of them. My husband always likes an excuse to wear his kilts.

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Ltdlit August 26, 2010 at 11:14 PM  

I can't wait to read this book- I love the premise...AND the title is fantastic! I went to my local BN today to buy it...but they were all out :(
Bad for me, great for Teresa!
Congrats on your new book!

LilMissMolly August 27, 2010 at 12:11 AM  

Squee! Teresa is one of my all-time favorite authors. I've been following her on Facebook for the past year or so and her posts are very entertaining. I'm not a cat lover, but her pics of her kitties are pretty adorable.
And, I'm really happy that this book is finally here!!!
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Armenia August 27, 2010 at 12:41 PM  

Carrie, I knew about Outlander the musical but had no idea I could download a free song. I just love "Blood of My Blood" song and I remember how in the book it was such a powerful and moving scene for me. Thank you.

I have several books of Teresa Medeiros, but one book that is close to my heart is Yours Until Dawn. The heroine faced her vanity straight on and grew up right in front of my eyes. The fact that she helped the hero during his rehabilitation just made me like her so much, and I remember cheering when they found each other towards the end.

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mrsshukra August 27, 2010 at 9:59 PM  

Been looking forward to Teresa's latest novel! Completed form! GFC follower!


Scorpio M. August 28, 2010 at 12:25 AM  

I haven't read many Highlander romances, this one sounds very captivating. =)

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Pam S (pams00),  August 28, 2010 at 1:25 PM  

I hadn't heard the songs from Outlander yet , thanks so much for the cool links will have to check all that out today. I love the Fun Facts! LOL will be thinking about AC/DC all day now.

I've been wanting to read this since I heard on if it being in the works so can't wait to be able to to set down in a cozy corner somewhere with it ;)!

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Caffey August 28, 2010 at 3:19 PM  

Hi Teresa! I so love Scots! And when I saw the title then blurb of your new book, I was excited! Did you pick that title? It sounds so fitting to the blurb and excerpt! And now even more reading about it! So neat you got to visit the Scotland Highlands! I so would love to (but I don't like to fly, so it will be tough to get there, LOL) So instead I read it through your books and other Scots! I'm deaf as well as my son and hubby but they have some hearing and love music, love to feel it and to get anything from it they can and love AC/DC. They are always showing me lyrics of theirs! I so loved the way Jamie made his entrance at the wedding! You said that you feel in love with Ian Hepburn, will he have his own book too?

Would love to read this one! Thanks!

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Meredith August 28, 2010 at 9:00 PM  

Love books with Scots! I like the excerpt where he's after the bride!

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Sharlet Liebel August 28, 2010 at 11:51 PM  

Hello Teresa,

One of the reasons I'm sure to enjoy your THE DEVIL WEARS PLAID is your spirit of personal - and writing - sharing on Facebook. I take seriously your comments about music, movie character, and language pronunciation - ie "mon" for man.

Writing tips help me to understand the importance you place on research for names of people, country and characters you write about. Aside - I write book reviews and some are historical novels.

Incidentally, my oldest daughter and granddaughter visited London and Scotland several years ago. It was the adventure of their lives. We kept in touch by email at coffee shops they visited as they backpacked from town to town. I want a copy of your book to give them.

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throuthehaze August 29, 2010 at 1:59 PM  

I LOVE reading about highlanders. This definitely sounds like something I would enjoy reading :)

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