Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Teaser Tuesday: The Scottish Witch by Cathy Maxwell

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

- Grab your current read
- Open to a random page
- Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
- BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
- Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

I reading a couple of books at the moment, so I pulled a quote from one at random this week. The Scottish Witch is the second book in Cathy Maxwell's Chattan Curse series. In the series, the men in the hero's family are cursed to die as soon as they fall in love. I pulled from the prologue, set in the 17th century, where the curse began.

"Raising the staff, Fenella said, "I curse not just Chattan but his line. He betrayed her for a title. He tossed aside handfasted promises for greed. Now let him see what his duplicity has wrought."
*The Scottish Witch by Cathy Maxwell, e-arc (releases 10/30/12)

Book Description:
The Scottish Witch CoverEvery woman has her dreams

Portia Maclean believes she is beyond love and marriage. Then one moonlit night, while attempting a daring masquerade in a desperate bid to protect her family, she finds herself swept off her feet by a powerful stranger. His very touch makes her long for much more. But what will he do when once he discovers she has betrayed him?

Every man has his demons

Harry Chattan is fighting for his family-their honor and their lives. For two hundred years the Chattan men have been destroyed by love.and now he's come to Scotland on the hunt for a witch who can break the legend's curse. Instead he finds himself bewitched by the tantalizing Portia. Determined to right legendary wrongs, Harry has vowed to fight the demons that torture him.

But will that battle destroy her as well?


Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Sounds tempting! Thanks for sharing...and here's MY TUESDAY MEMES POST

The_Book_Queen said...

Ooh--very tempting! :) I LOVE this cover, and it sounds like a great book. Plus, I can't remember the last time I read one of Cathy's books. I think it's time to change that...


Sandy Nachlinger said...

I wonder if "handfasted promises" means they shook hands on the deal? Just curious! Poor Chattan.
My teaser is from A STOP IN THE PARK.