Friday, June 22, 2012

Highland Hero vs. Western Hero: Top 5 Differences

Excited to welcome to the blog today my good friend
Eliza Knight / Annabelle Weston
who has an awesomely fun post for us!

Thank you, Laura for hosting me today on your blog!!!

By day and most nights, I write under the name Eliza Knight, but there are a few moments tossed in there when I am someone completely different – Annabelle Weston. Annabelle writes gritty, edgy, provocative, twisted, erotic Western romance. Much different than Eliza Knight, who also writes provocative, sizzling, adventurous romance and erotic romance of the Highlander variety. So today, knowing how different these two genres are, and having to promote a book from both genres in one month, I thought it would be fun to share with you the Top 5 differences between a Highland hero and a Western hero! (And there aren’t many differences in the bedroom—both heroes know how to rock a woman’s world!)

5. Lives in… Scottish Highlands, marshes, castles, lochs VS. American Wild West, desserts, saloons, river (Their settings are completely different, but both men handle it as a hero should—like he owns the place.)

4. Warring against clans and the English VS. Fighting the Apaches and cowboy outlaws (A hero always has to have an enemy.)

3. Scotch Whisky VS. Moonshine Whiskey (Would love to see them go shot for shot!)

2. Sword VS. Guns (And I’ll gladly hold either *winks*)

1. Kilts VS. chaps baby! (Equally HOT!)

Scandalous Woman available now!

Book two in the Desert Heat trilogy.

Carly Buchanan knows who and what she is. She’s the owner of the Lonesome Saloon, a bawdy place in the harsh West where any man can have his darkest desires fulfilled—for a price. But life at a saloon isn’t easy. After hearing too much one night, Carly is caught in the middle of a deadly dispute. Now no-accounts are shooting up the streets, good men are dying and no one will do a thing about it.

Until he comes to town…

Sheriff Jeddah Poole is lethally serious about cleaning up Tucson. But he can’t stop thinking of Carly’s bright eyes and passionate nature…or the way her lush curves feel pressed beneath him as he takes her again and again and again. In a town on the brink, caught in a divine passion they can’t escape, Jed and Carly have only each other to rely on. And only their love can help them survive.

The Highlander’s Reward releases July 15th!

She belonged to another… But was destined to be his…
Lady Arbella de Mowbray abhors the idea of marrying an English noble occupying Scotland. When she arrives in Stirling, she is thrown into the midst of a full battle between the Scots and the English. Besieged by rebels, she is whisked from her horse by a Highland warrior who promises her safety. But when he kisses her, she fears she's more in danger of losing herself.

The last thing Magnus Sutherland wants is to marry the beautiful English lass he saved. As the laird of his clan, he has a responsibility to his clan and allies. But when Arbella is attacked by one of his own men, he determines the only way to keep her safe is to make her his. A decision that promises to be extremely satisfying.

Magnus brings Arbella to his home of Dunrobin Castle in the Highlands. And that’s where the trouble begins… Their countries are at war and they should be each other’s enemy. Neither one considered their mock marriage would grow into a deeply passionate love. What’s more, they were both unhappily betrothed and those who've been scorned are out for revenge. Can their new found love keep them together or will their enemies tear them apart?
Eliza Knight is the award-winning, multi-published author of sizzling historical romance and erotic romance. Eliza is also multi-published under the name Annabelle Weston. While not reading, writing or researching for her latest book, she chases after her three children. In her spare time (if there is such a thing…) she likes daydreaming, wine-tasting, traveling, hiking, staring at the stars, watching movies, shopping and visiting with family and friends. She lives atop a small mountain, and enjoys cold winter nights when she can curl up in front of a roaring fire with her own knight in shining armor. Visit Eliza at , her historical blog, History Undressed, Twitter @ElizaKnight, or Facebook!
So, leave Eliza some comment love and tell her what other differences YOU see and which you'd prefer to rock your world! *winks*

Thanks for reading!


Sandra Dailey said...

There's something so insanely sexy about Cowboys and Highlanders both. I think I'd like one of each.

Aurian said...

Lol, lovele guestpost, thank you. I do love your Highlander cover! Another big different: the accent. A Highlander's brogue, a Cowboys drawl.Mmmm

Laura Kaye said...

Ooh, accent, that's a good one, Aurian! :)

And, Sandra, I *suppose* you could have one of each! ;)

Thanks for commenting, guys!

Eliza Knight said...

lol! Thank you Sandra!!! Definitely insanely sexy... I might need to put both into one book...

Thank you Aurian, you're right about the accent! Need to add that to the list...

Gina said...

Watching 'Britain's Lost Routes' Last night, Griff Rhys Jones was saying that, after the highland clearances of the 18th & 19th centuries, many highland drovers went to America to seek their fortunes and - hey presto - became COWBOYS. Sorry to get so excited, but I didn't know that!

heather said...

Their accents was my first thought, too lol. But also (and this might sound far fetched) the way they ride. Cowboys they kinda lean forward and look completely relax with half squinted eyes staring back with humor mixed with lust while a highlander sits tall and proud with fearless eyes. Great post!

Eliza Knight said...

Gina, that is awesome to know!!! Thank you for sharing... I am forming an idea!!!

Eliza Knight said...

Another good one Heather, they do sit their horses differently, you're right!

Laura Kaye said...

I might just have drooled a little at Gina's thought! LOL And I love the horseriding comparison, too!