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convLet’s get something straight here. I don’t care the official song lyrics say ‘all the lassies shout ‘hello’  you try standing in the Boots Bar in Glencoe on a Saturday night and just  hear what’s being shouted.

Not sure about Homer there though. Not wanting to hurt the poor guy’s feelings–he’s already disadvantaged enough with that jaundiced skin color. But I do think the answer to his question could be except make you look sumexy.

Hey, what else to follow  Fireman Sam with…..,

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Right, okay I am going to behave now, regardless of all the comments  about firemen in kilts last time. And I want you all to meet Willa the lovely Miss Blair, my guest blogger for today–lucky her–all the way from San Antonio with no idea of what’s in store. (Neither did the lovely Antonia Van Zandt when she asked me to her blog today to introduce my new hero from my forthcoming book. He is a drug addict. She self harms. No that is not the title of the book. That is what my hero and heroine do. When will I learn to write nice heroes and heroine?


Probably never. )


Anyway I began this blog talking about weekends, the Boots Bar in Glencoe, sometimes being a fixture of mine. Here’s the lovely, the talented Willa to talk about her last weekend and to ahem…share a few pics of what she saw on it. Trusting author Sharon Struth  will behave herself, that being……..

Kilts, Kilts, and More Kilts! by Willa Blair

I went to the Austin Celtic Festival this past weekend. Before my camera battery died an untimely death, I did manage to get a few pictures that I thought you’d enjoy.




These kilted hotties were participants in the Highland Games. Despite the fact that these kilts went on with velcro, they were wearing them correctly with the pleats at the back.

As far as I could tell, the gent above on his own was just an attendee, but he got into the spirit of the festival.

(Shey…he sure did)

This is an example of a modern “utili-kilt” – usually done in olive drab, khaki or leather. With (gasp!) pockets.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

And what do Scotsmen wear under their kilts? OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

This hammer thrower is cheating, but it was a family event, after all.

Shey….Well, I have to say I am super impressed with Mz Blair’s camera skills and ability to capture the moment. This is an ultra special week for her. Her book Highland Seer….


came out on IN PRINT November first and is available from all the usual ebook and book sellers, as well from Amazon and The Wild Rose Press. 
Amazon: http://amzn.to/186cnLQ

The Blurb is below. As is more info on the lovely lady. willablairtartan1 (1)

Donal MacNabb is loyal to his adopted Lathan clan, yet he resents being a pawn in their treaty negotiations with the struggling MacKyries. The MacKyrie clan needs his skills as an arms master, but its Laird is bartering for more than Donal is prepared to give.

Ellie MacKyrie knows the Lathan treaty will help protect her clan from the neighbor determined to seize her holdings any way he can—including forcing her into marriage. But she has another reason to want the Lathan alliance. She has Seen the stubborn Donal MacNabb reaching for her in her dreams.

While Donal fights to save a clan in trouble, his desire for the MacKyrie Seer wars with his obligation to his Laird. Before she is forced into a marriage that will destroy her clan, Ellie must find the heart behind Donal’s gruff exterior and convince him he is the man of her dreams.

Willa Blair is the best-selling and award-winning author of Scottish romance with a paranormal twist, set in the 16th century Highlands, when the old ways, and old talents, still shaped events.

She always wished she had several psi talents, such as reading her husband’s mind, cleaning house by simply thinking about it, and flying. But alas, no. So she endows her historical romance characters with special talents and lives vicariously through them. She loves reading and writing romance novels set in the past, present and future.

She realized her life-long dream of becoming an author after retiring from her day job to write, travel, and enjoy life. Married to her own military hero golf fanatic, she lives in the Texas Hill Country north of San Antonio where she writes, feeds hummingbirds year-round and has too many hobbies to count.

HIGHLAND HEALER at The Wild Rose Press, Amazon, B&N, iBook and others
Highland Seer available NOW on Amazon
Connect with Willa here.

Goodreads: http://ning.it/Vswn8D