Please join me in welcoming Harlequin Historical author Blythe Gifford! Blythe is offering her complete Brunson clan trilogy to one lucky commenter.
Set on the Scottish Borders in the turbulent, early Tudor era, the three books tell the story of the Brunson clan. Stubborn and strong, they are the most feared family on the Scottish Borders: The family that will kneel to no one! RETURN OF THE BORDER WARRIOR, CAPTIVE OF THE BORDER LORD, and TAKEN BY THE BORDER REBEL follow two brothers and a sister who defy the king for family and for love.
All you have to do is check out her Quick Six answers below and answer her question in the comments section. She’ll pick a name on Sunday to win the entire trilogy!
RETURN OF THE BORDER WARRIOR: Johnnie Brunson returns home at the king’s command, intending to enforce the royal will. Instead, he meets a woman who will force him to choose between his family and his king.
CAPTIVE OF THE BORDER LORD: To protect her family, Bessie Brunson surrenders to their mortal enemy who takes her to face the king. There, she is tempted not only by the world of the court, but by the man who holds her captive.
TAKEN BY THE BORDER REBEL: Oldest son and clan leader Rob Brunson gets more than he bargained for when he takes the daughter of a rival clan as a hostage. As disdain turns to love, he is confronted with a choice between the woman he loves and the family he serves.
Plotter or Pantzer?
I like to say I’m a recovering pantzer. My first book took six years to write, so I’ve learned I need an overview of where I’m going in order to finish a book in a timely manner! Now, though I do have a sense of the destination (character arcs and some key plot points), the alchemy still happens when my fingers are on the keyboard. It’s amazing how often I write something unconsciously that later proves to be the perfect “clue” to resolving a plot problem.
Print or e-book?
Yes. I love having a book always available on my phone and I use it heavily to sample new books before I hit the “buy” button. Electronic publishing has enabled work to be available, both new and old, that isn’t for sale any other way, especially some out of print history books that are great for research. But when I can settle in and luxuriate in reading, I’m swinging back to doing it the old fashioned way – reading a book with pages that turn.
Captain Kirk or Jean Luc Picard?
Actually, since you ask, Captain Kathryn Janeway! Why should the men have all the fun? But if you want my all-time favorite male space ship captain, I’d have to say Captain Mal Reynolds, aka Captain Tightpants, of Firefly.
Be able to Fly or Turn Invisible?
I would LOVE to be able to fly! Peter Pan was my favorite story growing up and I’ve always loved airplane travel. No fear of flying here!
Black Coffee or with Cream and Sugar?
Black, black, black! Coffee with cream and sugar is a food, not a beverage. In France, it’s breakfast. I will, however, have a Cappuccino in lieu of dessert from time to time.
Guitar or Drums?
Long, long ago, I played the guitar, though not very well. I always through I’d be a good drummer because I had a good sense of rhythm. Turns out that makes about as much sense as going into public relations because you like people. When I had the opportunity to pick up the sticks and I was hopeless. It’s way harder than it looks.
Now here’s a question for you! What’s your food weakness? Sweet or salty? Or something else?
After many years in public relations, advertising and marketing, Blythe Gifford started writing seriously after a corporate layoff. Ten years and one layoff later, she became an overnight success when she sold her first book. Since then, she has had eight romances released by Harlequin Historical, set in medieval England and on the Scottish Borders during the early Tudor period. Now, she’s about to release her first self-published book, THE WITCH FINDER.