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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

TLoLM Spring Break Blog Tour - Review & Goodies - The Legend of Lady MachLaoch by Becky Banks


Welcome to The Legend of Lady MachLaoch Spring Break Tour! Take a look at my thoughts on this breathtaking novel and make sure you enter the raffle. We have epic prizes to giveaway.

The Legend of Lady Maclaoch
Title & Author:
The Legend of Lady MachLaoch by Becky Banks
Ha'iku Press
Publication Date:
May 27, 2011

A legendary love, an unforgiving curse, and the discovery of a lifetime ... 
Centuries ago a vengeful curse buried itself deep into the history of the MacLaoch clan and become a legendary tale told by all those not cursed by its words. 
In present-day Scotland, the laird and chieftain of the MacLaoch clan is an ex-Royal Air Force fighter pilot who has been past the gates of hell and returned a changed man. Rowan MacLaoch does battle with wartime memories and a family curse that threaten to consume him—unaware that his life and that of the history of the clan will be changed forever by the arrival of an American woman. 
Cole Baker, a feisty recent graduate of a master’s program, stumbles upon the ancient curse while researching her bloodlines. Moved by the history of the MacLaoch clan and the mystery of its chief, she digs into the legend that had been anything but quiet for centuries. 
On their quest for answers, Cole and Rowan travel to places they have never before been and become witnesses to things they have never before fathomed. The legend—one started with blood—will end with more shed as its creator finally exacts her justice.

My Thoughts:

I want to go to Scotland and fall in love with someone exactly like Rowan! 

Okay. Okay. I know, I'm not into cheesy romance novels. AT. ALL. However, this is not your ordinary cheesy novel. Becky Banks has conjured up a story so real and true that it's almost tangible. I can taste the Whisky in my mouth and feel the cool rain as it dances from the sky. 
Banks has given us characters that jump right into our imagination. I've seen them, spent the day with them and even went with them exploring down the side of a mountain. After reading this book I can say that I feel as if I've met them. 

We have a charming yet powerful tale about the legendary Scottish curse of Lady MacLaoch, written full of charm and humor. Banks will enchant you with every word and leave you breathless .

In this story you will meet various folks. All which whom, I think you will adore. You will go on journey after journey unimaginable - until you are in Scotland for awhile and you will meet the lovely people there that make the days go by. 
Our main character, Cole, takes you on these journeys with her and you will feel as if you are there with her. Cole is a stubborn American and will argue and fight for what she believes is true. 
Then we meet Rowan, our native Scotsman. He is rugged and handsome. And oh, the accent! Banks writes Rowan's POV in full Scottish dialect. How fantastic reading this. Stunning, really. I think Rowan's character came alive more and more after every sentence I read. 
Now, Cole and Rowan together. Wow! It is like magic. The fighting, stubbornness and heat that arises from the two of them is intoxicating. To watch the relationship with them grow scene by scene is absolutely sexy. I am left breathless.
 While Cole and Rowan take you on this trip so full of danger, romance and magic; you will believe it is a real life adventure. On this journey you will discover more about the legendary Curse of Lady MachLaoch and the full history behind it. 
Becky Banks has given us so much passion and excitement that I read the book in one sitting. 
In my opinion, The Legend of Lady MachLaoch is a must read!

                 Giveaway Deets:

1. The Legend of Lady MacLaoch 2012 Blog Tour Flamingo Bag

1. Pink Fuzzy Flamingo Drink Koozie

1. Puck of Pink Surfboard MR. ZOGS SEX WAX

1. Fabuloso Autographed Pb of The Legend of Lady MachLaoch
*Spring Break Giveaway is Available to US participants Only

*International participants will receive an ebook & email high-five

Don't forget to enter the giveaway and be sure to check out the stop tomorrow on the tour at:
I will also be sharing a fantastic one-0n-one with the Ms. Becky Banks herself on Thursday! Make sure you come back by for that. 
Happy Reading!

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  1. I want to go to Scotland, even if I don't get to fall in love with anyone.

  2. Great sounding book -- haven't seen it before. Thanks.

  3. I haven't heard of this book until now that is. Thank you for the chance to win it!
    DeAnna Schultz