Mini Blog Tour Guest Post & #Giveaway: The Haunting of Angus Macgregor by L.J. Harris
Angus Macgregor has endured a lot in life. Mother passing when he was a small child, he also nursed an ill father to his last breath. But when he loses his one remaining relative, an uncle he’s never met, his existence is turned on its head forever. Bequeathed Clan Gregor Castle in the Scottish Highlands, Angus leaves Australia behind to take on the family business. It’s there he finds more waiting for him than he ever dreamed possible.
Daniel Ramsey is a man with secrets, none more dangerous than the fact that he can see what others can’t. When he meets one particularly handsome Australian, the attraction is immediate. Hesitant to let down his guard, his hand is forced when a former guest of the castle comes calling and attempts to stake a claim on the very man Daniel wants.
Guest post – Jumping Into the Deep and Other Such Musings
When I think back to any time in my life where I felt the need to take on a new challenge, I always found myself jumping into the deep end without thought of the consequences. Like the time I decided to try my hand at water-skiing. Instead of starting with two skis then graduating to one, as was my way, I did it the other way around. My husband, from what I seem to recall, called me ‘arsy’ when I managed to stand up on one ski my very first try.
I did the same when I took a pottery class. All I wanted to do was get to the good part and use the potter’s wheel (flashbacks to the movie, Ghost, anyone?), but no matter how much I begged, my teacher insisted I learn how to make some handmade pieces first. As far as the results of those early efforts were concerned, a pre-schooler could have done better, but I still learned by my experience. A few weeks later, I finally got the opportunity to use the wheel to my heart’s content (and still have some of the pieces I created dotted around the house).
Things were no different when it came to my writing. Instead of doing the sensible thing, perhaps building up to my first full-length novel, I dove on in and wrote 120,000 words on my first attempt. Since then, I’ve pared things back a little, publishing some poetry, short stories and a novella while continuing to hone my craft with each creation. I have no idea whether or not I’ll publish my first writing effort (I’d probably need six months off work to even get it to first draft stage) but either way, it doesn’t matter. Creating that story ignited a passion in me that I don’t see dimming anytime soon.
What inspired me to write The Haunting of Angus Macgregor? It all started early last year when a few of my author friends were having a discussion on publishing stories with a well thought out plot versus PWP (porn without plot). That was when the idea to create a PWP anthology came about. Unfortunately, the anthology didn’t go ahead, so I set aside what I’d already written (which at the time was the beginnings of a sex scene and not much else) and focused on some of my other projects.
When the characters in my novel, His Personal Assistant, decided to clam up, I revisited Angus once more to help keep the mojo going, expanding the story as the characters revealed themselves. It’s been a year since those humble beginnings, and I am delighted to finally be able to share the story of an unassuming Aussie bloke who inherits a Scottish castle and gets a whole lot more than he bargained for.
I hope you’ll join me on their journey.
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About the author
J. HARRIS is a mother, wife, an introvert and author. Her family is her life, her soul, and the very reason she gets out of bed every day. Coming a close second is her writing.
She discovered a passion for putting pen to paper in her later years, jotting down poems in birthday cards for family members.
It was then a spark was lit, and ever since, she hasn’t been unable to switch off the urge to share her stories.
L.J. Harris discovered that as much as experiencing pain, loss and betrayal can be devastating, capturing the feelings of anguish and loss that some of her characters have had to endure without firsthand knowledge would have proved difficult.
L.J. has been previously published and has shared several online stories and looks forward to continuing to share her work.
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