Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A World Apart

 Fellow Lyrical author Cd Brennan has a new release: A WORLD APART. I don’t often read contemporary romances, but in this case I’m glad I did. It was a fun read that was well-written and held my interest. The characters jumped right off the page, kidnapped me and drew me into their world. Lizzy Jensen is a fun-loving, free spirit who has traveled to Scotland to find her roots.  Instead, she finds Hamish Skene, the strong, silent type. Silent being the operative word since he has a phobia about  social situations. Together these two muddle from one near disaster to another and finally discover that not only do opposites attract, but in this instance, are also made for each other.
If you are interested in wiling away a few hours in the Scottish countryside, I’d recommend it. Cd also has WATERSHED on sale for .99 through July 26th. See below.
She left home to find herself...and found love along the way.
Lizzy travels to Scotland to track down her roots, hoping where she comes from will help her figure out where she needs to go. An Aussie girl through and through, tough as nuts and a bit wild, she believes there’s nothing so wonderful as a world seen through wine-tinted glasses...
...until she meets Hottie Hamish, Bridge of Allan’s most eligible bachelor.
Hamish is Lizzy’s polar opposite in every way. He’s serious, driven, and motivated, focused on becoming the youngest associate professor at the Glasgow School of Art. But he’s hiding a social phobia behind his gruff exterior that makes it almost impossible to connect with people...
...until he meets Lost Lizzy, all sunshine and lightness, an Australian beauty with the proverbial heart of gold.
Where they come from may be worlds apart, but atop a Scottish Munro, they begin to realize where they’re going is best traveled side by side.
 CONTENT WARNING: Graphic descriptions of haggis ingredients.
 A Lyrical Press New Adult Romance
Just as Lizzy had determined that she would be brave and take his hand, Hamish leaned into her. “This song they are playing is called Flower of Scotland.
“It’s beautiful.”
“Aye…it’s our song.”
Lizzy leaned in closer, her eyes buried deep into the Scotsman’s, mere inches away. “Ours?” It came out a whisper.
His eyebrow rose in question. “For all the Scots…for you, too. It’s one of our unofficial national anthems.”
Embarrassed, Lizzy looked away from him to the dance floor. She was surprised no one was dancing, only a few remained at the edge in small groups, laughing and talking animatedly. That’s where Hamish should be.
The lights in the room had finally been dimmed to get ready for dinner, and servers went from table to table lighting the candles.
“Will you dance with me?”
“The ceilidh doesn’t start until after the dinner.”
“Who says we have to dance when everyone else dances?”
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Author Bio
Having traveled and lived all over the world, Cd Brennan now talks with a strange accent, a mix of distant terminology, a blend of culturally cute but confusing euphemisms that leaves everyone looking at her with a blank stare. Luckily, her Australian husband (who she met in Ireland) and her two Aussie/Yankee sons have no problem understanding her – well, except for the word NO.
Now settled back “home” in Michigan, she enjoys reliving her glory days by writing about them. She considers the last fifteen years abroad the perfect research for her Love Where You Roam series; matchmaking women and men from different cultures, even different hemispheres, helping them find their true one across oceans of difference.
As destiny plays a hand in all the stories, Cd Brennan truly believes that what is for you, won’t pass you by. She hopes to inspire others to get out there: “Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” [Mark Twain]  And of course, fall in love.
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  1. I wonder if CD's book comes on CD too LOL

  2. Thanks Dezmond and Pat for stopping by! I think the book would be great on CD LOL. And the covers are awesome, I agree. They've just been recently shifted to the New Adult market. The ones before were just as beautiful. Lucky to have a fabulous cover artist with Lyrical.

    And a huge thanks to Sara for hosting me today, and for her lovely words about A World Apart. So glad you enjoyed!

  3. Hey, Dez. I'm sure she'd love it if they did. grin.

  4. Hey Pat, thanks for stopping by and commenting. Hope you're having a good day.

  5. Its a pleasure to have you, Cd. Wishing you many sales.

  6. Cd seems to have led an intriguing life. I'm sure her books are filled with characters and plots captured by her experiences. I wish her the best of luck with her release!

  7. Thanks so much Gina! I've definitely based much of the stories on my own experience, but then added way more flavor. Shoot, my life wasn't that exciting! LOL