Guest & Giveaway: Laird Connor Lindsey from Mary Wine's Highland Hellcat

Tuesday, October 5

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When reading Mary Wine's To Conquer a Highlander earlier this year, I couldn't help but be captivated by one of the secondary characters...he was one very sexy and charming highlander and yes I do have a weakness for them.  What can I say, guilty as charged :)  

While I enjoyed the previously mentioned book I couldn't wait for Connor Lindsey to get his own story and to my great delight I didn't have to wait long  Mary Wine's newest book in her Highlander series, Highland Hellcat released earlier this month.  If that isn't enough to celebrate, I had the privilege to interview her newest hero, Laird Connor Lindsey!  Yes, that's right....and he's wearing a kilt :)  Drool Read and enjoy!

Welcome Laird Lindsey!  How would you describe yourself – your personality and physique - for a woman that you hadn't met?  Maybe someone you were trying to seduce in your bachelor days :)

Now lass, I do nae want to make anyone blush or condemn myself as a braggart but I’m nae so hard on the eyes. It’s the truth I’ve seen the lasses whispering about me during spring festival. But a man’s true worth is in his personality, no the pretty features of his face. Me father taught me that and it’s a lesson I learned well. Being laird means there are families looking to me to make sure life is good. I can nae be starting a fight with another laird because it will lead to raids…even if a few of me fellow lairds are greedy men I’d just as soon plant me fist into.

The last time we had the pleasure of meeting you, you were leaving your friend Laird Torin to finally claim your wayward bride Deirdre Chattan.  Yet it didn’t go quite as expected.  Tell us what happened and why the alliance with the Chattan clan is so important to you that you defied both her father and the church to claim a bride.  Why was having a “pure” bride so important to you?

Torin and I grew up together so it’s fitting that we settle into being men about the same time. I’d spent several years gaining an alliance with Robert Chattan through his eldest daughter. Wedding Deirdre would ensure the Chattan and Lindsey remain allies and that’s what marriage is about for a laird. But rumors were being heard that she’d been seduced by someone else. I feel for the girl, Melor Douglas lied to her but the Douglas clan is a power-hungry one. They hold my sister and I need a wife that comes without rumors. The Douglas could smear the name of our children but saying Deirdre continued to meet Melor, her true love after our wedding. I was bastard born and I will nae condemn any child to the gossips.

You and your bride Brina were recently married.  Felicitations on your nuptials!   What was life like before you met her and how did being previously betrothed to her sister Deirdre affect your relationship?

Brina is exactly the sort of lass I would have chosen if I wasn’t bound to negotiate for a bride with me mind on alliances. She’s a spirited lass and I admit I like it. But it did prove to be quite a difficulty because she saw herself as duty bound to follow the path her father had set for her. It was something I could understand, even if I needed her to accept our union.

Brina was destined for the nunnery prior to you claiming her as your bride, and as a result she led a very sheltered and protected life, but she was also allowed certain freedoms that other young women are not.  A few of the things that you tutored her on was to accept the touch from another person and to curse :)  What are some of the things you’ve enjoyed teaching her the most and what are some of her favorite curse words?

Now, I can nae be telling ye what I enjoyed teaching me wife the most…I’ll end up in the stocks for sure!

What was your first impression of  Brina?  At what point did you realize you could have the kind of love that your parents had with her, and can you tell us what are your favorite things are about her and how you came to give her the nickname “Hellcat”?

I’ll tell ye straight, I called her a Hellcat the day I took her from her father but me sweet wife will likely dump salt in me boots for saying it. She does nae like the name but I can understand her argument. She’s loyal, one of the things I love about her and would nae wed me until she had her fathers blessing. It caused me a fair bit of frustration but she was right to do things correctly.

Imagine you could create the perfect ambiance for a romantic interlude with your wife, what would it be and why?  Would it be in a place like the cave where you first made love to Brina, or some other special place?

For certain it would no be that cell, even if the memory is a pleasant one. I enjoy full well having Brina in me room with me and she loves the sound of the ocean. She will nae admit it, at least no to anyone else but I think the lass enjoys it most when I toss her over me shoulder and kick the door closed behind us.

Let’s pretend that you need to write a brief memoir of your life and highlight the best parts, or life lessons you'd like to impart for future generations to cherish, what would you say?

The most important lesson I’ve learned is to stop looking at the future and yearning for it so much. There’s something to be said for having a goal but no’ if you lose sight of the happiness in front of ye. We all know how life will end, so take the time to enjoy the day ye have, tomorrow will arrive right on time.

Lastly, which of your friends do you think will be the next to kneel at the alter and speak their vows? Will it be Lairds MacLeod or Cameron?

I can nae say which of me friends will wed next but I’ll tell both of them straight that I think they need to. Roan did a fine thing, allowing Kaie to follow her devotion. I hope the man receives some kindness from heaven for that. Quinton? Well, his heart still bears a deep scar and it is nae me place to tell ye about that. I know it will take a woman willing to battle his demons to win his love. I hope he finds one.

He wants a wife he can control…

Connor Lindsey is a Highland laird, but his clan’s loyalty is hard won and he takes nothing for granted. He’ll do whatever it takes to find a virtuous wife, even if he has to kidnap her…

She has a spirit that can’t be tamed…

Brina Chattan has always defied convention. She sees no reason to be docile now that she’s been captured by a powerful laird and taken to his storm-tossed castle in the Highlands, far from her home.

When a rival laird’s interference nearly tears them apart, Connor discovers that a woman with a wild streak suits him much better than he’d ever imagined…

Read an excerpt from Ch. 1

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Congratulations Mary on the release of Highland Hellcat!  If you would like to learn more about Mary and the books she writes as Mary Wine you can visit her website, and on Facebook. In case you didn't already know, Mary also writes books as Dawn Ryder, which Mary describes as "my naughty inner child". Her Dawn Ryder stories are more erotic, and if you are interested in learning more about her books as Dawn you can check them out at 

To celebrate the release of Highland Hellcat, the second book in Mary Wine's Highlander series, her publisher Casablanca Sourcebooks, has offered to giveaway TWO copies!  Here's how you can enter to win...

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Anonymous,  October 5, 2010 at 4:10 AM  

A woman isn't worth anything without her ability to stand up for herself and her love ones.

I can't help but notice that the kilt sits rather low on the hips in the interview picture. Hee!

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Kristen October 5, 2010 at 7:32 AM  

A woman isn't worth anything without her ability to love herself completely!

I am an old gfc follower!

nel October 5, 2010 at 7:42 AM  

A woman isn't worth anything without God in her heart!!!

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debbie October 5, 2010 at 8:09 AM  

A woman isn't worth anything if she doesn't believe in herself.
I guess we know the answer to what they wear under those kilts now.LOL.
How many books do you think will be in this series?
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Pam S (pams00),  October 5, 2010 at 2:33 PM  

A woman isn't worth anything without... knowing how to accept help from others yet knowing how to stand up for herself.

LOL loved your interview - and the kilt pic ;).

When you are not reading or writing, what do you enjoy? Any fav t.v. shows you watch pretty regularly?

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Dawn Ryder--Mary Wine October 5, 2010 at 2:50 PM  

hey Ladies!

For the moment, there are three books in this saga. Highland Heat will release in March.

When I'm not writing...I'm often sewing many of the costumes you see me in or at taekwondo pratice.


Mary Wine

Sheree October 5, 2010 at 3:07 PM  

A woman isn't worth anything without a solid sense of herself. Loving and caring is okay but being a doormat is not and everyone should have boundaries.

I'm glad that Deirdre will get her HEA in the next book since Connor dropped her. in this one.


Tore October 5, 2010 at 3:10 PM  

I am a follower and email subscriber. A woman isn't worth anything without strength, love and compassion and god. Please enter me in contest. Would love to read this book.

PoCoKat October 5, 2010 at 3:56 PM  

A woman isn't worth anything without self esteem.

I follow on GFC.

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Estella October 5, 2010 at 4:31 PM  

A woman isn't worth anything without a sense of self worth.

What authors do you like to read--when and if you have time?

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Barbara E. October 5, 2010 at 5:33 PM  

A woman isn't worth anything without self respect and independence.
Higland Hellcat sounds like a fabulous book. I love Highlanders and I think it's fantastic when a strong man has an equally strong woman to butt heads with him and the sparks fly.

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chey October 5, 2010 at 5:48 PM  

A woman isn't worth anything without her strength.
Highland Hellcat sounds like a book I want to read!
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Alexa October 5, 2010 at 7:36 PM  

A woman isn't worth anything without her sense of self. You first have to know who you are before you can get into serious relationships, even if they are with yummy highlanders.

This book sounds great and I do enjoy Highlander stories.

gamistress66 October 5, 2010 at 10:57 PM  

A women isn't worth anything without ... a willingness to love herself & others, and a sense of humor to put up with the guys ;)

sounds like a interesting story. I enjoy a strong highlander falling for a women different than what he thinks he wants, and heroines that have inner strength and understanding.

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mbreakfield October 6, 2010 at 10:54 AM  

A woman isn't worth anything without good self esteem.

Maureen October 6, 2010 at 11:57 AM  

A woman isn't worth anything without the ability to feel compassion for others. I follow on gfc.

Scorpio M. October 6, 2010 at 12:11 PM  

A woman isn't worth anything without...wisdom, love & friendship.

Cathie October 7, 2010 at 5:26 PM  

A woman isn't worth anything without...her heart.

Everything can come back to her heart.

I'm a GFC follower.

Anita Yancey October 8, 2010 at 6:46 PM  

A woman isn't worth anything without love. The book sounds wonderful. Please enter me. Thanks!

I follow on GFC!


Ivy October 8, 2010 at 9:53 PM  

A woman isn't worth anything w/out confidence and a backbone, preferably of stainless steel....

I love Ms. Wine's books.
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