The Whisky Laird’s Bed


Lady of temperance, laird of temptation…

Claire Starke has no illusions about her future. As her father repeatedly reminded her, her looks would never win a husband, and her poverty makes her an even less suitable wife. Luckily, her comrades at the Rake Patrol have given her joy and comfort—enough to quell the dull ache for a family of her own. So, when fellow member Faith runs off to the Highlands, investigating a whisky distiller advertising for an English wife, Claire sees no choice but to save her friend from this intemperate and lustful man. But she didn’t expect the Highland laird to be so intriguing, or to begin questioning her own restraint…


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Welcome Readers!

Hi All!

What an amazing year it has been!  Lots happening in the MacMeans household.

boundbymoonlight_300Years ago, Berkley released The Trouble with Moonlight, my invisible heroine story.  I love this book and have been receiving inquiries about a sequel.  In spite of the book receiving the Critic’s Award from Romantic Times Book Reviews for Love and Laughter, my editor said “no sequels!”  Well, hopefully that will soon change.  I’ve recently gotten the rights back to the story and it will be released as Bound by Moonlight.  Watch Facebook and this page for details.  Once this one is out, the sequel shouldn’t be terribly far behind.  (I hope)  Check out the excerpt.

Untitled-3Berkley is getting ready to release Book Two in The Rake Patrol series through their Intermix line.  Check out the hot cover for The Whisky Laird’s Bed.  This is a great story set to release July 15th.  Do you remember the old Guys and Dolls movie?  Well, imagine that set in Scotland.  My heroine, Claire Starke, is a Temperance firebrand.  My hero, Cameron MacPherson, is a whisky distiller.  When they get together, sparks fly (and we know how explosive sparks around alcohol can be!) I can’t wait for you to give it a try.  Because it’s a Rake Patrol book, a personal ad launches the story and sets everything in motion.  If you read the first book in the series, The Casanova Code, I think you’re going to love this book. Be sure to check back to see a new book trailer to give you a taste of the book.

Intermix samplerAnd to add to the excitement, Berkley’s Intermix which is a digital-first line has put together a FREE sampler of coming releases.  The Whisky Laird’s Bed is just one of the excerpts in the sampler. Warning – they start my excerpt in the middle of the first chapter, so it’s a little awkward at first, but you’ll catch on quickly. Here are the links for Kindle, Nook, and Kobo. I hope you give it a try.

I’m doing a lot of traveling this summer.  I hope you’ll stop by and say hi if I’m in your area.  This month I’ll be in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at the end of the month.  Be sure to watch the listing on the right to see if I’m heading your way.

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And above all – CELEBRATE – Spring is coming!!






  • Packing up for Milwaukee and Barbara Vey’s luncheon. This should be fun. Hope to see some of you there! :) 9 hours ago
  • Woohoo! Amazon has released Bound by Moonlight, which is actually the re-release of The Trouble with Moonlight…. 2 days ago
  • The InterMix sampler with THE WHISKY LAIRD’S BED in it is now live! Here are the links: Amazon:… 3 weeks ago
  • Made it home – Finally! To new friends made in the airport while waiting to see if I could fly home from Atlanta… 4 weeks ago
  • Giving a shout out to Sharlene Wegner who won a copy of The Casaonva Code in Bemis Promotions Spring Fling… 4 weeks ago