Spotlight & Giveaway: The Highland Dragon’s Lady by Isabel Cooper

Posted December 12th, 2014 by in Blog, Spotlight / 49 comments

Today it is my pleasure to Welcome romance author Isabel Cooper to HJ! 
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Hi Isabel and welcome to HJ! We’re so excited to chat with you about your new release, The Highland Dragon’s Lady!

The holiday season is just around the corner, what are Colin and Reggie’s plans for Christmas?

THDLChristmas, of course, was kind of a huge deal in late Victorian England: the whole Dickensian carol-singing deal with cooked geese and mistletoe. Reggie would be used to that, and probably would have been used to coming home and spending it with her parents, however scandalous and independent the rest of her life might have been. Colin, on the other hand, is from Scotland, where Hogmanay (the New Year’s celebration) rather than Christmas was a big deal. He’s a man—or dragon—of the world, and the type to blend into any society’s celebrations with a fair amount of enthusiasm, so he’s familiar with many types of Christmas celebration.

These include the past, when it wasn’t so celebration-y. At a hundred and thirty-some, Colin’s too young to have been around when the Puritans banned Christmas back in England in 1647, but his siblings and parents might have told him stories—and in Scotland, it wouldn’t be a public holiday again until 1958. Between that and the MacAlasdairs not being precisely Christian, he isn’t inclined to wax particularly sentimental about the holiday—except that Reggie kind of is, bohemian pretensions aside, and both her emotions and her embarrassment about them make Colin happy. Also, she looks damned attractive in red velvet, and he likes the excuse to give her presents.

They don’t go back to Whitehill, though. That house and part of the country have a great many unpleasant memories—and if there are pleasant ones now, everyone still needs a little time before spending Christmas there—and more practically, the top floor is still being fixed. Instead, they take a house in London, a comfortable but not showy place, and have a small Christmas with Reggie’s family: Mr. and Mrs. Talbot-Jones, Reggie, Colin, Edmund, and Michael, a close friend of Edmund’s about whom none of them choose to enquire.

Holly and mistletoe exist in abundance; Reggie and Colin take as much advantage of that as proximity will allow. The dinners are large and the presents thoughtful. Reggie complains that a rich man not one’s husband is bad enough to buy gifts for without being more than a hundred years old into the bargain, but she finds him a couple of Spiritualist books that might actually contain some sense. Colin gives her opals set in gold, earrings and a bracelet, and a new duster for motoring. Edmund tells him not to encourage her, that motorcars are an expensive fad and will be gone in five years. Reggie threatens him with a Christmas cracker. All of them laugh a lot.

Sometimes they talk about Whitehill, but mostly not. They don’t avoid it. They just don’t have to.

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About the book:

He’s Out of the Highlands and on the Prowl…
Regina Talbot-Jones has always known her rambling family home was haunted. She’s also aware her brother has invited one of his friends to attend an ill-conceived séance. She didn’t count on that friend being so handsome…and she certainly didn’t expect him to be a dragon.

Younger son of a family of shapeshifting dragons, Highlander Colin MacAlasdair has lived a life free of both family duty and mortal cares. Moving in and out of human society as he wishes, he takes very little seriously—until Regina drops onto his balcony one midnight, catching his attention and his interest. She’s like no mortal he’s ever met, and no matter how hard he tries, he can’t seem to get her out of his head.

Bound by circumstance, drawn by the fire awakening inside of them, Colin and Regina must work together to defeat a vengeful spirit—and discover whether their growing love is powerful enough to defy convention.

The Highland Dragons Series:
Legend of the Highland Dragon
The Highland Dragon’s Lady
Night of the Highland Dragon

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Meet the Author:

Isabel Cooper lives in Boston with her boyfriend and a houseplant she’s kept alive for over a year now. She maintains her guise as a mild-mannered project manager working in legal publishing. She only travels through time the normal way and has never fought a demon, but she can waltz. For more visit isabelcooper.wordpress.com.
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49 Responses to “Spotlight & Giveaway: The Highland Dragon’s Lady by Isabel Cooper”

  1. Nicole Potter

    My mother and brother are actually coming up to my house for Christmas – I’m so excited! Now let’s just hope I don’t burn anything too bad…

  2. Diane Sallans

    Having a small Christmas with just a few family members – hope bad weather doesn’t interfere with the travelers.

  3. doveknoll

    Having an early Christmas gift exchange with my oldest child and her husband because they have to work. Then spending time with the rest of the family.

  4. Jen B

    My dad has been working away loads for the last couple of months, so my parents and I will be spending the day quietly by ourselves. On boxing day we will see family for a few hours.

  5. Cari White

    My son will be home from college, so I’ll have my three kids, my hubby and I. 11:00 pm Christmas Eve Service, then sleep. My kids are at an age that waking up at 5:00 am doesn’t happen anymore! Yeah! Santa comes Christmas Eve night. We open presents, then I make Hawaiin French Toast for brunch. Dinner is turkey with the works. Best part? Being with my kids and hubby and celebrating God’s greatest gift to the world together!

  6. BookLady

    We are planning a family Christmas celebration at home.
    I would love to be able to shapeshift into a colorful dragon.

  7. darholley1

    I plan on staying home and having some friends come over for Christmas dinner. If I could shape shift I would love to turn into a jaguar

  8. Barbara E.

    I plan to spend the day relaxing and reading a good book, since I don’t have any family close by. I’ll talk to my sister via FaceTime and/or text and most likely my son and his wife as well.

  9. Janie McGaugh

    My main plan for Christmas is to spend a lot of time socializing with family and friends.
    I’d want to be something powerful, so I think I’d choose a dragon, too.

  10. erinf1

    We are actually going to the movies! We are going to do the big family thing on the 27th to accommodate the out of towners, so we thought this would be fun to do instead. Thanks for the fun giveaway!

  11. nicholskathy

    My dad was just put on hospice care at my sister’s house last Saturday and my eldest son who’s in the Army just left a few minutes ago so it’s going to be a quiet time at our house. Even at this trying time getting to spend a few days with my eldest son whom we haven’t seen in 3 1/2 yrs was a Christmas present to me, my husband, and the 2 remaining kids living with us. If I were to shift into anything I would love for it to be a dragon. I’ve always loved reading about them since I was young.

  12. nicholskathy

    I would shape shift into a dragon. I’ve always loved them since I was a young girl.

  13. Morgan VanLier

    Spending it at home with my mom and brother, making Christmas dinner. The weekend after we are going to visit family.

  14. Michelle

    Spending the day with family going to Vegas like we do every year since we don’t have the funds to visit parents’ homeland in Asia.

  15. Kai W.

    It is spending Christmas with my family. I will be hosting Christmas dinner at ,my home.

    I would like to be able to shift into a Phoenix.

  16. Mary Preston

    I’ve visited all of the extended family already, so now we will just have a quiet, simple family Christmas. I LOVE IT!!!!

  17. Christina Riggs

    I am working a double on Christmas Day! But I’ll be able to pay for all those Christmas gifts!

  18. Linda

    Family time of course but I’m sure to find some time to sneak off to one corner with a good book too

  19. Colleen C.

    Everyone will gather at my parents’ house… enjoy opening presents… early dinner together…

  20. laurieg72

    I would shift into a cheetah. They’re really fast!

    Christmas- I’m hosting my whole family, 4 children with their mate , my two grandchildren and my 90 yo mom. I’m looking forward to it as we haven’t been together as a family since last Christmas.

  21. rachael constant

    xmas with the family.
    presents, turkey dinner, xmas movies and lots of chocolate!

  22. Amy Rickman

    I’ll be staying home and hosting family for Christmas. I would change into a bird so I could fly or a pampered house cat, so I could just chill and be waited on.

  23. Glenda S. Hefty

    Spend the noon meal with my mother-in-law at the care center, otherwise relax at home. My husband and I will have chili and oyster stew on Christmas Eve…I eat the oyster stew which he doesn’t care for!

  24. ladyvampire

    Christmas for me is going to be a bunch of cooking, making tons of cookies to give everyone and lots of last minute gift wrapping. Here’s wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas!

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