Monday, August 6, 2012

Please Welcome My Guest...

Please welcome my guest, Nancy Jardine.   Nancy brought along Nairn Malcolm from her new release, Take Me Now.

Hi Nancy and Nairn.

Hi, Katherine. It’s so exciting to be with you, today-I’m having a lovely time visiting all over the place. My characters, Nairn Malcolm and Aela Cameron, are really excited about the recent release of TAKE ME NOW, as well, and can’t stop talking about their story. I’m hoping you won’t mind if Nairn waxes lyrical about Aela. That way I might not have to listen to him witter on all the way home! Just joking! Though he’s inclined to say one thing, though, and actually mean another, because he can be such a contrary guy.

Let’s see what your readers think, and after that maybe they’d like to sample a new little excerpt?


Okay, Nairn, you’ve got a captive audience. What did you first think of when you met Aela?

My first thoughts on Aela weren’t when I first met her in the flesh-figuratively speaking.

No flesh in this novel, then?

You won’t hear me say that.

Oh, okay. I see you’re in a playful mood, Nairn. Just explain what you mean to the readers, please. You can save the teasing for later. 

The first I ever saw of Aela was this publicity photograph. And what a gorgeous sight that was! She’s one of those striking women who take a really great photo. I wanted not to like her.

You didn’t like her at first?

Hey! You’re trying to twist my words. I liked the look of her immediately, but didn’t want to like someone I’d give a job to that much.

But you did employ her.

Sure, I did. After a bit of shenanigans, but you’ll need someone else to tell the readers what that was about.

You mean they need to read the story.

That’s the ticket. Anyway, suffice to say Aela was hired and I’m so glad about that. She’s the most competent assistant I’ve ever had, though I don’t always like sharing an office with her.

She’s too bossy for you?

Oh, she can be bossy, all right. No, it’s more the matter of being in a tight space with her.

Your office is a small room? That surprises me since you’re such a big guy, all six and a half feet of you.

A little over that. But no, again. My office is a big room, so it’s not the size of it.

Then you’re claustrophobic…even in a big room?

I seem to be when sharing a room with Aela. All I want to do is inhale her beautiful self, top to toe-or get the hell out of the room.

You’re saying you really like Aela, but don’t want to because of some code of ethics regarding your employer relationship with her?

She‘s not really my employee, you know. She’s just temporary, filling in to help me with my present problems.

I get it. Your code doesn’t apply to a temporary fling, then?

Right now, that woman’s got me so dependent on her, I might just get hooked!

If Aela’s just filling in a temporary position with you where is she originally from?

Now that’s a big part of the problem. Aela’s from Vancouver, Canada, and she’s planning to go right back there very soon.

You don’t want that to happen?

What do you think? You’ve seen what Aela looks like!


I wonder what your readers think about how Aela views sharing a room with Nairn. Do you reckon she has the same trouble being in the same space? 

Thanks for having us all here today, Katherine! I’ll just fly off with these two, now. We’ll be in touch. ***smiley waves from all of us***

**My-TAKE ME NOW-Tour Contest**
To celebrate the launch of Take Me Now I’ll be giving away 2 e copies of Take Me Now, 2 e copies of Monogamy Twist, and 4 goodie bags of Scottish Castle Gift Cards and Tags to some lucky winners. At each tour stop I’ll be asking a different question. To be entered into the draw find the answer to the question set, at each tour stop, and send the answers to me at before Saturday the 11th August 2012. The more questions you answer, the better your chance will be! (ie send in four answers your name’s in the draw four times) The draw will take place at noon (GMT/ UK time) on Sunday 12th August. 

For the URL details of the other tour stops (and special giveaways) please check the calendar on Nancy Jardine’s blog:

Quiz question for Monday 6th August: Where is Aela Cameron’s hometown?

             Nairn Malcolm’s looking for the impossible. He needs a highly skilled, enterprising aide who’ll be at his beck and call 24/7. No ordinary Jane Doe will do. He doesn’t expect the only candidate who drops in at his Scottish castle for an interview to be so competent…or so stunning.
            Aela Cameron’s got exactly the right mix of talents to satisfy all Nairn Malcolm’s needs, and more. She loves the jobs he needs done, adores his castle, and finds his frenetic lifestyle energising. But she’s only looking for temporary: not to fall in love with the man.
            Can Nairn convince Aela she’s tailor-made for him in every way…and not a passing fancy?    

She was stunning—even more beautiful than her photograph. The jet-black hair piled up on her head was sexily windblown. Some strands had escaped to loop delicate ears and pointed down to rounded breasts straining the material of her jacket. Thinking about what was under the jacket made him moan, his sexual reaction to the woman detrimental to his…? Health? Sanity? He wasn’t sure which was worse.

He’d been willing himself for hours to remain upright, to retain some dignity. But here she was, not at all embarrassed about flashing him…or falling over. At his feet. And making glib comments. Finding everything a hoot.

Despite his current state of mind, the arousal strained even more under his trapped fingertips. His hacked off sweatpants were no restraint at all. He hated his unruly body; how could he get so stirred up when this potential employee was disrespectful?

Her mahogany almond-shaped eyes, outlined with dark fans of thick lashes, remained fixed on him; her jovial gaze mocking

She had to go.

Bio and links:

Having taught 11-12 year olds for many years, Nancy Jardine finally gave up the chalk in the autumn of 2011. During the last few years she’s bee enjoying writing in different genres. She’s completed a historical romance, and three contemporary romances- two of which are what she calls her history/mysteries. She’s also written the first of a time-travel series of novels for children aged 9-12years, and a family saga is her current work in progress.

Nancy lives in the picturesque castle country of Aberdeenshire, Scotland, with her husband who does all the cooking…the menu far more exciting and tasty than it used to be. Ancestry research-if you hadn’t already guessed-is one of her hobbies, as is participating in exciting events with her family which drag her away from the keyboard. Working in her large garden, she tends real flowers and now grows spectacular weeds which she’s becoming very fond of!
Nancy can be found at:

Books by Nancy Jardine:
The Wild Rose Press:
Print:   E book formats:
Amazon: Print:
Take Me Now YouTube Trailer link -

 Also available:
Coming Soon:
THE BELTANE CHOICE will be available in ebook formats from Crooked{Cat}Publishing 31st August 2012. Print will follow.


  1. Good morning, Katherine! As we say in Scotland today is a bit dreich (murky/rainy/misty)after 3 days of lovely warm sunshine-though that won't dampen the spirits on my blog tour! I hope all is going well with you, and I thnk you for hosting me...and Nairn! :-))

  2. Good morning, Nancy. It's a bit cooler today than it has been in Upstate NY but it is bright and sunny. Thanks for being my guest and bringing Nairn.

  3. Thanks for the opportunity to get to know Nairn. Congrats on your release. Take Me Now sounds like a great book!

    1. Thanks, Karen. He's a lovely man, is Nairn. Just wish I could meet him in the flesh!

  4. Oh, I do love a man who can be easily exhasperated. They're so much fun. Can't wait to read this one. Wishing you great sales!

    1. Thanks, Vonnie. He's exasperated quite a lot, actually! Utter frustration can do that to a man!

  5. You seem to be having so much fun on your tour, but how else could it be with such charming companions? :)

    1. Aww! Thank you, that's a lovely comment because they were such fun to invent!

  6. Good post Nancy! Best of luck with Take Me Now.

    1. Hi Sandy. That's so nice of you to pop in here. Now you know even more about Nairn!

  7. Hi Nancy,
    Thank you again for being my guest today. I hope you have great sales.

  8. It was lovely to visit you, Katherine. Thank you, and see you sometime soon.

  9. Ha, what a fun interview. Congrats on the release, Nancy. :)