Thursday, 2 May 2019

Blog Tour ~ Sins of the Sire by Emily Royal



Jaffareadstoo is thrilled to host today's stop on the Sins of the Sire Blog Tour 



Tirgeaar Publishing
13 March 2019

Dark Highland Passions : Book #1
My thanks to Rachel's Random Resources for my ecopy of the book
and the invitation to the blog tour

Two years ago, English noblewoman, Elyssia De Montford, risked her life to free the Highlander held prisoner by her sadistic fiancé. She cannot forget the man who first stirred her heart–a memory that burns anew when she finds herself once more on the road to Scotland. 

Tavish MacLean has sworn vengeance. It’s been six years since his beloved sister was raped and murdered by an English lord, a tragedy which almost destroyed his family. On his deathbed, his father demanded retribution and Tavish pledged before his clan to enslave the lord’s daughter then send her back to her father, pregnant with a Scottish bastard. When he learns that she is travelling north, he seizes his opportunity and orders her abduction. 

But when his men fling the prisoner before him, Tavish recognises Elyssia, the woman who once saved his life. Loyalty to his clan trumps the debt he owes her and he claims Elyssia as his captive. Though she’s one of the hated English, her willing body ignites passion in him at night, though she fights him at every turn during the day. As time passes, he questions his loyalty, finding himself increasingly enthralled by his fiery captive. 

Treachery surrounds Clan MacLean. When long-buried secrets come to light, Tavish must risk his life and his clan, or all that he holds dear will be destroyed.

My thoughts..

Treachery, recklessness and danger abound in this first of a proposed series of medieval historical fiction. Set in the brutal world of the Scottish highlanders, with their constant struggle against the English, this story doesn’t pull any punches in terms of painting a harsh picture of what it was like to be at the mercy of treacherous strangers. 

Elyssia De Montford and Tavish MacLean meet in dangerous circumstances when Tavis is the prisoner of Elyssia’s English fiancée, and whilst an English woman and a Scottish highlander, wouldn’t normally have any contact in these circumstances, their attraction is obvious from the start. However, their relationship, throughout the rest of the story, is fraught with misunderstandings and deceptions.

The author's obvious passion for storytelling comes across in the way that the story develops with strong themes of vengeance and retribution which run throughout its entirety. I thought that Sins of the Sire was a good start to a new series, and whilst the book is graphic in terms of sexual content, and with scenes of brutality which may not be to everyone’s taste, there is, however, an underlying story about two people who, despite all the odds, are attracted to each other, in a relationship which only comes about after an incredibly convoluted and dangerous journey for both lead characters.


About the Author




Emily Royal is a mathematics geek who grew up in Sussex, UK and has always had a passion for romance and strong alpha heroes. After graduating from Oxford University and enjoying a brief dream of becoming an airline pilot, she started a career in financial services in order to indulge her love of mathematics. 

She now lives in rural Scotland with her husband, two daughters, and a menagerie of pets including Twinkle, an attention-seeking boa constrictor. She reignited her passion for romance when she joined the Romantic Novelists’ Association under their New Writers’ Scheme. 

When not working on algebra or keeping Twinkle from slithering over the keyboard, Emily enjoys painting and playing the piano. She can often be found wandering about the hills of Scotland looking for inspiration.

Twitter @eroyalauthor

@Tirgeaar @RaRaresources



Amazon UK


The Sins of the Sire will be 99p until 7th May

Emily Royal is running two giveaways for newsletter subscribers:

Giveaway #1 - notebook + mug with cover image + Scottish treats (UK only)

Giveaway #2 - notebook + 2 Scottish coasters (International)





So long as you are on Emily Royal’s mailing list by 10th May when the draw is happening, you will be eligible to win. 




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