Book Talk 8/25/17


Book Talk…8/25/17

Traci Kenworth


Sadie’s Highlander Maeve Grayson. Loveswept. Sept. 2017. Netgalley.


The Highland Protector series brings to life four mouthwatering Celtic brothers in twenty-first-century North Carolina—where the lasses are anything but tamed.

Highland warrior Alec MacDara and his brothers traveled forward in time to protect the sacred Heartstone. Their cover? Owners and operators of a theme park called Highland Life and Legends. As the chairman, Alec has been fending off requests to film at the breathtaking property. It’s only because of the charming correspondence from an enterprising production assistant that he agrees to a meeting at all. That’s when Alec meets a woman whose lush curves make him forget, for the first time, all about tenth-century Scotland.

A lowly assistant for her sister’s motion picture company, wannabe screenwriter Sadie Williams is shocked when Alec agrees to let them film at the park upon one condition: that she report to him daily. Sadie’s sister always told her that their parents only adopted her because they felt sorry for the ugly little stray. But Alec looks at Sadie like she’s the most tempting creature in the world. And with his gleaming, musclebound body stripped down to nothing but a hip-hugging kilt and boots, Alec clearly knows a little something about temptation.

Don’t miss any of Maeve Greyson’s enticing Scottish romances:

The Highland Protector Series: SADIE’S HIGHLANDER


Advance praise for Sadie’s Highlander

“Readers will delight in the fiery passion that ignites between characters and they will relate to the varying degrees of family dynamics. The author beautifully meshes the past with the present. . . . An awesome read, Sadie’s Highlander can easily be read in one sitting and will stay in the minds of readers long after the last page.”RT Book Reviews

“With scintillating sex and plenty of romantic angst, this novel is likely to appeal to those who like their romance on the hot side.”Publishers Weekly

Sadie’s Highlander is an engaging, fun romp that combines a very serious ninth-century Scottish Highlander and a sassy twenty-first-century wannabe Hollywood screenwriter. I highly recommend this thoroughly enjoyable and perfect beach read.”—Sharon Cullen, USA Today bestselling author of The Reluctant Duchess

“Lovable heroine, hunky Scot and an intriguing plot! What’s not to love!”—bestselling author Barbara Longley

This ebook includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.


I’ve come to like Maeve Grayson’s books. She always has heroes that are worth swooning over and heroines that can hold their own. In this book, Alec McDarra is torn from his medieval time and brought to the future to protect the Heartstone. If he fails in his mission, the world will turn to darkness. Sadie is her sister’s assistant and sorely mistreated by her and her movie company but Sadie continues to work on, determined to reach her dreams to write scripts.

She finds Alec someone to treasure and fight for but thinks she has lost him forever when her sister double-crosses his family. Can he make her see that he loves her despite her belief that only she can be depended on?


The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding Alexandra Bracken. Disney Hyperion. Sept. 5th, 2017.

Prosperity Redding is the only unexceptional member of his very successful family�that is, until he discovers a demon living inside him. Turns out, Prosper’s great-great-great-great-great-something grandfather made�and then broke�a contract with a malefactor, a demon who exchanges fortune for eternal servitude. Now Alastor, the malefactor, has reawakened and is intent on destroying the Redding fortune, unless they can kill him in the body he inhabits�which, oh, wait, that’s Prosper, and why is his grandmother coming at him with a silver blade? In danger from both the demon trying to take over his soul and the family that would rather protect their fortune than their own kin, Prosper narrowly escapes with the help of his long lost Uncle Barnabas and Barnabas’s daughter, Nell, a witch in training. According to Barnabas and Nell, they have only days to break the family curse and find a way to banish Alastor back to the demon realm. Until then, Prosper has to deal with Alastor’s vengeful mutterings inside his head (not to mention his nasty habit of snacking on spiders). And, every night, Alastor’s control over his body grows stronger. . . As the deadline to the curse draws nearer, Prosper and Nell realize there’s more at stake than just the Redding family fortune. . . that there might be something else out there, something worse than Alastor, that could destroy the balance between the human and demon realms and change the world as they know it forever.


Prosper’s family is wealthy beyond imagining and his grandmother rules the town with an iron fist. On his tenth birthday, he and his sister are dragged into the basement to perform a ritual for a prophecy. Only he can read the prophecy. He is kidnapped by a stranger and taken to an isolated place a long distance from home. He worries for his sister’s safety. His kidnapper turns out to be his uncle and is trying to protect him from his grandmother who wants to kill him because he holds inside him a demon that can destroy the family. This is a dark but interesting tale. I would’ve read it a second time if the storm hadn’t hit and taken our electricity off for a week and the time to read it by ended. As I said before, I would love to be able to write this type of MG book. It is a scary but age appropriate book.

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