Highlighting Historical Romance from the Highlands with Christina Phillips
Thank you, Caroline, for highlighting me on your blog today!
I’ve always loved history and as a Brit I was lucky enough to visit many Roman ruins and medieval castles as a child. It’s no surprise that I also love historical romance! But I also love weaving a thread of mysticism through my stories and what setting could be more suited to this than the beautiful, wild, highlands of Scotland?
When I first decided to write my Highland Warrior Chronicles, I did a lot of research on the history of Scotland. As I dug further back in time, into the ninth century, I was fascinated by the people who lived in that land before the arrival of the Scots.
The Picts were a fierce and independent people who, several hundred years earlier, had held off the might of the Roman Empire (and caused Hadrian to build his famous wall!) They left few written records, as they passed their history down through the ages in oral form, and much of the information we have of them are from Roman and Greek writings. But they did leave us the fascinating carved designs and symbols on magnificent standing stones.
And then, by the tenth century, the Picts as a separate people disappeared from the annals of history. In their place rose the Scots from Dal Riada. What happened to the Picts?
I had found my hook. In the Highland Warrior Chronicles, with a backdrop of political intrigue and betrayal, I’ve weaved myth and legend into my stories, where the honorable Scots warriors find themselves the unwilling enemy of the noble Pictish princesses they fall in love with. When duty and honor collides, can love find a way?
About the Book
Forged in blood, United by Passion
The Highland Warrior Chronicles
HER SAVAGE SCOT
When tough Scots warrior Connor MacKenzie rides into the barbaric lands of the Picts on a mission for his king, he never expects to be captivated by a beautiful Pictish widow. Drawn under her spell, yet unaware of her true identity, he risks everything for one passionate night in her arms.
Aila, princess of Pictland, swore, after watching her husband die, that she would never marry again. But after meeting Connor, her frozen heart thaws and once again she imagines a future filled with love and passion.
When Connor delivers the message from his king, Aila becomes a pawn in a deadly game of politics. Her heart belongs to Connor, but she must marry the prince of Dal Riada – Connor’s half-brother. But the fates have other plans for the star-crossed lovers as they fight their enemies and themselves to find true love.
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About the Author
Christina Phillips is an ex-pat Brit who now lives in sunny Western Australia with her high school sweetheart and their family. She enjoys writing sizzling historical romance with a touch of mysticism, where the tough warrior heroes are brought to their knees when they find the heroine who is their destiny.
Addicted to good coffee, expensive chocolate, and bad boy heroes, she is also owned by three gorgeous cats who are convinced the universe revolves around their needs. They are not wrong.