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Friday, November 25, 2011

Lady Anne's World — A MacKinnon’s Rangers special

With the reissue of Surrender only 12 days away, I thought I would share with you a little bit about the world of Lady Anne, the book’s heroine. She's one of my favorite heroines, in part because of how strong she is and how determined she is to survive. So here’s a look at the world of Lady Anne.... Enjoy!

Lady Anne Burness Campbell was born in 1740 to the Earl of Rothesay and his wife, Lady Mara, in her father’s halls in Rothesay on the Isle of Bute in Scotland. The youngest child and only daughter born into the family she endured the loss of her father and brothers — Robert, William and Charles — at a young age when they were slain fighting for the British against Jacobites at the Battle of Prestonpans.


She and her bereaved mother were taken in by her father’s elder brother, Lord Bute. Lady Anne grew up amidst comforts, pampered by her uncle, living in her uncle’s halls as if she were his own daughter. Surrounded by the beauty of Bute and the Firth of Clyde, she has as happy, though she misses her brothers and father.



But the events of a single night change everything. Lady Anne, with the help of her lady’s maid, Betsy, dresses in servant’s clothing steals away, fleeing for her life, desperate to reach Glasgow to seek the help of her father’s old factor.

She never makes it.


Placed in a rat-infested cell in the gaol at Inverary and accused by her uncle of thievery, she waits in the dark for help that never comes, surrounded by the stench, screams, and suffering of others prisoners.



Innocent but forsaken, Lady Anne faces branding and a long journey over the sea on a convict ship to America, where she will be sold into fourteen years indentured servitude to a frontier family.


But Lady Anne is stronger than she knows. She will meet horrors she never could have imagined, and she will conquer her fears. And she won't do it alone.

In her future is a man like no man she’s ever known before. Armed with a claymore like the ones that killed her brothers and father, with the combined fighting skill of his Highland ancestors and the American Indians who adopted him, Iain MacKinnon will find her at her darkest moment, and nothing in her life will be the same.



The author’s cut of Surrender hits bookstores on Dec. 6!

Click here for an excerpt.

Those of you who’ve read the story have extra scenes and an extended scene to look forward to, while those of you who are new to the MacKinnon’s Rangers have a second chance to get in at the beginning of the series.

To get warmed up for the reissue of Surrender and Untamed, let’s have a contest. Just post below, and you’ll be entered to win a signed copy of Surrender!

47 comments:

landipan said...

Thank you for the special look into Anne's world! I'm so excited for the extra/extended scenes and, I'm not gonna lie, I'm also super looking forward to have the new and beautiful cover grace my shelves and collection.

I hope you and your sons had a wonderful and warm thanksgiving!

Thanks, Landipan. I'm so excited for the reissue of these stories. I re-edited them from one end to the other, adding scenes and extending a few scenes to SURRENDER. I hope you'll enjoy it!

And congrats for being the FIRST to post.

P.

landipan said...

It's always fun to be first,lol! I'm up horribly early to do some major christmas shopping at the mall with my sister,all I have to do is wait another two hours for the place to actually open.Maybe I can sneak a nap in?

Ellie C said...

Pamela,

I've intentionally waited until the reissue; wanting to read the story as you intended. Thank you for the background information!

Red said...

I'm waiting for the next store to open too landipan :) Got another hour to go. Can't wait for the new scenes Pamela. This is one of my favorite series!

Oh, my gosh, Landipan! I don't know whether it would help to take a nap or make it worse. Good luck bargain huntin! I'm in my PJs. I just got a fire going to heat the house through the night and am about to go to bed. I don't know where all you midnight shoppers get the energy!

Ellie, I can't tell you how exciting it is for me to know you're reading these books for the first time AND you're reading them as they were meant to be. That just rocks. And you're welcome! I'll be doing a post soon about Iain. ;-)

Red, thanks so much! And good luck to you, too! I hope you have a great time!

Kaetrin said...

I haven't read your historical series yet but I'm looking forward to the reissues coming out and the books being easily available once more. I love the I-Team books so I know I will enjoy these too.

Happy thanksgiving to you and yours Pamela from down under. :)

Wonderful little sneak peak into her background...can't wait to reread!!

Annie is a wonderful character. Thanks for the look into her world. I'm looking forward to reading her and Iain's adventures again, and Morrgan's, and finally Connor's! Though I think Morgan will always be my MacKinnon.

ClaudiaGC said...

I can't wait to read the new version of Surrender! I loved it already the first time but I'm so looking forward to your very own version of the book. And it will help me tide over the time till Connor's book is out. :)

I have read your other novels and am impressed by the historical detail. You have done your homework! Please enter me in the giveaway, please!

I have read your other novels and am impressed by the historical detail. You have done your homework! Please enter me in the giveaway, please!

Phyl said...

I never got to read this as originally published; I'm really looking forward to this extended version. Thanks for the pictures this morning. Good thing that release date is getting closer! No need to enter me in the contest though. I plan to get it for my Kindle.

Zeek said...

That is so cool! I just loved their story!

Eli Yanti said...

Love to see the reissues ;)

Kara C said...

I cannot WAIT to read this book! And that great post makes me that much more anxious to get started.
Congratulations on its release. It is sure to be a hit, again.

WakeAngel said...

I always look forward to finding new series and then sharing with my friends!:-)

Is it really only 12 days left? I feel like I've been waiting forever! Super excited about this reissue!

Whenever I read about Annie, I pretend that Iain is talking to me. Hey, a girl can dream, right?

Also, Happy Thanksgiving!

Annie

Dalila G. said...

What a nice treat, a peek into Anne's world.
I can't wait to read this version of your book, all the extra's will definitely make it worth re-reading.
Have a wonderful day!
Thank you for the giveaway!

Patty C. said...

Happy Thanksgiving Pamela! I have not read this series yet but it is on my wish list. I am a big fan of the I Team series! This looks like quite a story and can't wait to read it!

kimmyl said...

I love reading your books and haven;t had time to blog lately so what luck I had today!!!!
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!!!!
kimmyl
klmc_37@yahoo.com

Hi, Kaetrin — I remember a time when people would say, "You write romantic suspense, too? I thought you only wrote historicals." Now, that has flipped. It's kind of funny.

I hope you enjoy them. Having them available again means a lot to me, as I get emails every week with someone looking for them.

Thanks for the good wishes. We had a a very good Thanksgiving.


Hi, Aliaslaceygreen — I hope you enjoy the reread. It was an interesting experience to re-edit it. I tried to improve the writing throughout, and then I got to "decompress" parts of the book where I had to tell scenes in flashback due to lack of room. I hope it makes the story more fun to read.

Hi, Jennie — I can't wait to start telling you all about UNTAMED. That book got 25 previously cut manuscript pages restored, but part of that was how the villain is dispatched. My editor at the original publishing house wanted to change it both to save space and because she thought it was a bit brutal. But I think Morgan would have done it exactly how I originally wrote it. Can't wait to see what you think of that!

Hi, Claudia — Thanks! I hope it does help the time pass between now and July. Part of the reason Connor's book is so late is that I was having to stop to work on SURRENDER and UNTAMED.

Hi, Soft Fuzzy Sweater — (sounds so warm!) Thank you! I love, love, love historical research. I will spend hours tracking down the smallest detail. Last week, it was the exact mechanism that attaches bayonets to muskets in that time period. LOL! My degree is in archaeology, so I do love to dig. Thanks for saying that, though. I know the history doesn't matter to all readers, but I really take time for it because it matters to me.

Hi, Phyl — Nice to "see" you! I hope you enjoy the story! I'm so glad the book will be out both in ebook and in print. So many people are now reading on Kindles and Nooks.

Hi, Zeek — I'm so happy to hear that! I'm hoping their story will feel more polished and complete now.

Hi, Eli — Thank you so much! I do, too! They've been unavailable for a while. :-)

Hi, Kara — I can't wait for you to read it either. We'll have some MacKinnon's Rangers trivia and other fun stuff going on in tandem with the release. I hope you enjoy it!


Hi, WakeAngel — It's fun for me because I was afraid this series was over when the original publisher quit doing print. I'm so lucky that it's been resurrected by Penguin. SURRENDER was a RITA finalist when it first came out, and that was before this second round of revising and editing. So hopefully you'll enjoy it and feel it's worth recommending.

Hi, Annie — It does feel like a long time, doesn't it? As of today, it's only 11 days. I sure wish I were Annie, too, just so that I can be with Iain. I do adore that man. Happy Thanksgiving to you, too!

Hi, Dalila — Thank you! I hope so! It's definitely one of my personal favorites. You have a great day, too!

Hi, Patty C — Fun! Someone once asked me what I felt my I-Team stories and historical stories had in common, and I decided that it was authenticity. I try very hard to make them feel real, to make that world come alive in the reader's mind so they can see what I see. The voice is different (or so I'm told), but that sense that the characters are real should be there.

Hi, Kimmyl — I'm glad you got the time today, too! And thank so much! :-)

Jenn said...

Thanks for the contest, and the look at Annie's world, Pamela! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Jenn

Ellie C said...

Pamela, I learned of your historicals after devouring and re-reading the I-Team books. Hungry for more of your books, I did some research and learned that you were re-writing your first books and the reasons why. (Yippee, says I!)

All the best to you and your family this holiday season.

ec

Jill said...

This book was my introduction to you as a writer and it was also my very first historical. Once I started, I couldn't put it down. I can not wait to read your true version. I had been getting ready to reread it and have put it off when I found out it was being rereleased with additional content. Love all your novels but this series holds a special place in my heart:) Already have it preordered for my kindle!

KayH. said...

I am very excited about the "new & improved" Surrender to hit the shelves. Surrender was my first Pamela Clare book. The Tartan print on the original cover caught my eye at the library. Of course after I read it I had to buy it & it was the 2nd. delicious cover.
Historical books are my favorite...but anything P.C. is the best !!

Laura said...

Can't wait to read this one! I haven't broken into your historicals yet, and I'm looking forward to Christmas break when I might have a second to start!

Brett said...

I don't think you know how excited I am for the reissue of these stories and of course for Connor! Your series is by far the best historicals I've ever read. Recently when asked if you could be with any man just once who would it be? I answered...Ian MacKinnon...no one had a clue who I was talking about! ;)

Thank you for the chance to win!

emilytardy@yahoo.com

Kay said...

I love your historicals because besides a great story and characters, you do the painstaking research to make sure its historically accurate for the location and period. You don't know how much that's appreciated. Looking forward to the re-issue author's cut! Yea Pamela... You rock!

Laura said...

This book sounds awesome! Whether I win or not I think I will buy it :) roeflor@gmail.com

Heather said...

Loved your notes on "Lady Anne's World". Will be back to your blog again and thanks for the contest.

It is so exciting that you get to reissue these books written exactly the way you want them to be. I also appreciated the additional look into Anne's world.

Shirley Quick said...

I love MacKinnon's Rangers and I am so looking forward to re-reading Ian's and Morgan's stories before Conner's comes out this summer! Thanks so much for interacting with us the way you do! It means a lot to those of us who admire you and what you do!

What a wonderful opportunity!! I would love to win this book!! Thank you!!

I'd love to read this book! It sounds great. I hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

Karen Mullins said...

Pamela, I am so excited to read these wonderful books again! Love, love, love your writing!

This is probably my absolute favorite book that you have written!! Lady Anne is such a strong woman all through the book. The MacKinnon brothers are the ideal men!! That' for sure. I have both of the first two books and am anxiously awaiting Conner's story. I would love to to have an autographed copy of the original version. I love that we are getting to finally see these book all as you wrote then without the cuts!! How exciting!!!!

Dolores Fuentes said...

I've circled Dec. 6th on my calendar and wait patiently (well mabye not that patiently) for Surrender to come back to the nearest Barnes & Noble!!!! I will be at the door waiting for the store to open!!

Dolores F

Lori S said...

Thanks for the info on the book. I just got the first book from you and your son, will get the 2nd book to. I will read the 2nd book first. Cant wait!!! the book sounds really good.

Anonymous said...

Pamela - A belated Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

I love, love, love your I-Team series!! I'm SO excited to try your HRs! This background information on Lady Anne is wonderful! Congratulations on the opportunity to have Surrender re-released in an Author's Cut! That must be so exciting and rewarding for you. I am really looking forward to reading this and sharing it with my pals on Goodreads (they love you, too;)!!

You ROCK!! ;-)

Elizabeth Murach
mybischon@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Surrender was my initiation to your books Pamela, so it holds a special place in my heart. I'd love to read the new, improved version.
Lesley

Laura said...

Hi Pamela! I've pre-ordered both books too... and I still heart Morgan and can't wait to re-read both novels.

Will you have a book signing? I'm gonna take you up on that cup of coffee! *wink*

Merry Christmas to you!

Laura

And the winner is...

ELIZABETH MURACH.

I used a contest randomizer, entering everyone's names in the order they were posted. Then I clicked and Elizabeth's name popped out.

Congrats, Elizabeth! I'll need your mailing address.

And thanks to everyone who commented. I'll be having regular giveaways, so stay tuned!

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