Welcome to the eighteenth day of my Almost Heaven West Virginia Blog Bash.

  Local barn in Wirt County by Bo Wriston.

Welcome to all my followers and visitors, I am having a month-long celebration in my husbands honor. My husband Denny is retiring from the Navy after serving for 24 years. We are packing up one last time and moving back to his home state of Wild Wonderful West Virginia. Each post will start off with a picture to showcase West Virginia.  Everyday their will be a prize up for grabs and at the end we’ll be giving away some chocolate.These are called Dolphins, you earn these when you qualitfy submarines, you only have 10 months once on board to learn about and operate every ships system.

Please follow the rules posted at the end of each post to enter the daily contests and remember you don’t have to subscribe to win but I hope you decide to stick around. Also any post that contain super erotic material will carry the warning label so as not to shock or offend anyone upon opening.

Today we have a Birthday girl with us, today is Terri Brisbin’s birthday so I hope everyone will wish her a Very Happy Birthday. Today is all about Terri’s books.  Terri is such a nice lady and I hope everyone gets a chance to meet her someday, I’ve met her twice now at RWA. .   Bio:

When not living the glamorous life of a romance author in the southern NJ suburbs, Terri spends her time being a married mom of three boys (now young men!) and one daughter-in-law as well as a dental hygienist of hundreds. Active in several RWA local chapters, Terri currently serves on the Board of Directors of Romance Writers of America and she speaks at local and regional conferences across the US.

A three-time RWA RITA® finalist, Terri has been writing romance fiction since 1995 and has had 18 historical and paranormal romances published since then. She’s now working on more romance novels, novellas and short stories for release in 2009, 2010 and 2011 from Harlequin Historical Romances and Kensington Brava.


1. Favorite actor: Who else? Gerard Butler!

2. Favorite movie: Romance – The American President, Action/Adventure: The Fifth Element, Miscellaneous: National Treasurer, Timeline, Phantom of the Opera, Dear Frankie, Dave

3. Favorite color: Now: Purple, Sometimes: Teal, Used to Be: Red

4. Favorite places in Scotland: the haunting valley and hills of Glencoe, the ruins of Duntulum Castle on Skye, Dunstaffnage Castle near Oban, the Royal Mile of Edinburgh, Kirkwall in the Orkneys

5. Favorite TV series: Battlestar Galactica, Highlander (still!), Torchwood, The Big Bang Theory

6. Favorite tearoom: Clarinda’s, on the Royal Mile, near Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh

7. Favorite actor: Didn’t we already do this? GB of course!

8. Handed: Left , Footed: Right, Eyed: Right

9. Music to Write By: Most anything Celtic – Lord of the Dance, Riverdance, Alaistair Fraser, and more

10. First Historical Romance Terri Read: THE PRIZE by Julie Garwood

Well let’s see some covers and some excerpts. And Happy Birthday to you,  Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday Dear Terri, Happy Birthday to You!

An archway in time…

A man in search of his future in the past…

A woman who holds the key…

Maggie Hobbs has had enough of controlling men in her life. Breaking up with her longtime boyfriend, she heads to Scotland for her summer vacation, hoping to put it all behind her—though she never dreams how far behind her it will go! During a stop at a clan ceilidh, Maggie meets the man who should be heir to the Clan MacKendimen—one whose father turned his back on his heritage for a new life in America. And then Fate steps in to throw her back to a time when men controlled everything!

Alex MacKendimen returns to his father’s lands and discovers a life that could have been his. With the emptiness of his life staring back at him, he wished for another chance to find happiness and finds himself catapulted to the past – as he and a beautiful stranger face dangers together in medieval Scotland.

Thrown together by Fate, Maggie and Alex face their greatest fears and struggle to find a way home while falling in love. Will they make it out of the past or be forced to survive far way from everyone and all they know?

A Highland woman desperate for a hero…
A Highland warrior destined to save her…
Will love be enough to unite them forever?

Anice MacNab barely survived the brutal treatment of her wedding night, leaving her with a shattered life, body and soul. Now, the death of her husband forces her to flee another planned political alliance, seeking the help of the only man she trusts….
Robert Mathieson, raised as the son of a steward, discovers instead that he is the son of the MacKendimen laird. Denied recognition and refused his heritage, Robert still finds himself drawn into the intrigue surrounding Anice and wanting the one person he cannot have—his half-brother’s wife.
Secrets of the past threaten the MacKendimen Clan and vows made will be broken as Robert and Anice claim the love, once forbidden, that could destroy many lives or could unite them forever.

The wild lands of Argyll hold no promise for a woman cast away–until a younger lover draws Agnes of Mull into a strong embrace. Breac’s tender touch erases all sorrow…and his compelling sexuality brings her to ecstacy!

But when her past comes to haunt her future, will their love be strong enough against magic of the Fae and the curse she carries?

An epic struggle for dominance is ravaging the Isle of Skye. And in its midst, a man and a woman are locked together by fate—and fantasy…

Odious though it is, Isabel knows what she must do: go to the one known as the Healer, seduce him, and recruit him to her power-hungry stepfather’s cause. If she refuses, her innocent young sister will pay the terrible price of her disobedience. Yet after just one night with the man she must manipulate, it is clear to Isabel that even if she succeeds, the deceit will not leave her unscathed. For in the Healer’s powerful arms, her heart is lost forever…

Duncan of Skye knows there are those who would use his unusual gift for their own selfish gain. Even so, he yearns to trust the beautiful temptress who warms his bed and fills him with insatiable passion. And when he must choose between her future and his own, he may have to risk everything—even his life…

Ok so since it’s Terri’s Birthday and I see she like Gerard..and well so do I ……here we go…..



           Love this photo….let it never be said that one can ever see too many pictures of Gerard.

In honor of Terri’s Birthday I’m giving away a digital copy of Once Forbidden and A love Through Time to one winner and to two more winners(one each) a PB copy of Surrender to the Highlander and The Conqueror’s Lady .

The Warrior’s Captive Bride

Strong, ruthless, brave and honorable, Giles Fitzhenry is a born warrior who has never been able to shake off the shame of his illegitimate birth.

To save her people and lands, the lady Fayth is forced to marry this powerful Breton knight. She yearns to be rid of her unwelcome husband, although a deep desire stirs each time she looks into his piercing gaze.

Now Giles has conquered all, but the ultimate battle will be for his new lady’s love—and her utter surrender!

The Knights of Brittany Born to conquer…and seduce!


Innocent Margriet Gunnarsdottir carried a heavy secret. She faced a perilous journey to the wild and distant north of Scotland, and her safety lay in her adopted disguise—a nun’s habit! But her only protector, a proud, rough-hewn Highlander, made her ache to share her crushing burden.

Rurik Erengislsson had sworn to see her home and unharmed. A woman promised to the service of God should be shielded and honored—not desired! Yet Rurik was tempted beyond reason to make this beautiful waif his own.

So that’s 3 winners and in your comments please let me know if you already own any of these please.

Once again happy Birthday Terri.

Z Seawitch


1. You must leave a meaningful comment, something more than Hi, Hello, or Great Post.   Ask a question, squee like a fan girl or whatever you want as long as it’s appropriate.

2. Every comment counts so chat away. Please include your email in your comment.

3. Winners will be drawn 3 days after each post and a master list will be posted on Feb 17th. You will have until Feb 29th to email me at SeawitchReviews @ yahoo (dot) com. I will also send an email to each winner but if I don’t hear from you by the 29th a new winner will be drawn.

Z Seawitch