Burns Night Blog Hop and Giveaway!


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My Salute to the Scottish and their Brogue

It’s no secret that I’m a sucker for a sexy Scotsman.  Is it the kilt?  Their strength?  Their beautiful homeland?

While all those things are points in their favor, what clinches it for me is their accent.  I may be crazy, but there’s nothing sweeter than the sound of a deep Scottish brogue.  My addiction began at an early age when I saw Sean Connery in Indiana Jones: The Last Crusade.  The love of the accent only grew when I heard Gerard Butler, Ewan McGregor, James McAvoy, and David Tennant.  Now I’m hopelessly lost in brogue.

I’ve never been to Scotland.  The only time I’ve ever heard the accent was in movies or interviews with actors who hail from Scotland.  So yes, I may have romanticized it a bit.  Just like I’ve done with the British accent.  That blame I lay at the feet of Tom Hiddleston and Benedict Cumberbatch.

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Is there something wrong with a proud, red blooded American woman finding those accents irresistible?  No.

Everyone who knows me understands this fascination, this obsession I have.  They know it’s a part of what makes me unique.  They also know that it inspires my writing.

An Irresistible Shadow has a hero who is half Scottish.  The second book–I’m working on it now–will also feature a half Scottish hero.  There are plans for a third book in which the hero is one hundred percent Scottish Highlander.  It seems as though my subconscious refuses to relinquish the allure of Scotland and her handsome sons.  So I have to give Scotland some credit.  They know how to grow ’em.

My books also feature some very strong Scottish women, who I envy and admire.  The scenery sets the perfect backdrop for a story.  All in all, it’s no wonder that Scotland inspires me.

I tip my hat to you, Scotland, for bringing inspiration to this American girl and ruining me for any other accent…because yours is the most swoon worthy.  Hands down.

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Here is the list of the participating blogs:

1. Love, Lust and Lipstick Stains 9. Inner Goddess 17. Nina Mason
2. Samantha Holt 10. Hunter S. Jones 18. Kate Robbins
3. A Dirty Book Affair 11. Christina Phillips 19. Scenes from a Chaotic Mind
4. Anne Conley 12. Andrea Bellmont 20. Sarah Bella
5. Em Taylor 13. Isobelle Cate 21. Joanne Wadsworth
6. Kirsten S. Blacketer 14. Storm Chase 22. Anne Stenhouse
7. Willa Blair 15. Ceci Giltenan
8. Nicole Hurley- Moore 16. Tarah Scott
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10 thoughts on “Burns Night Blog Hop and Giveaway!

  1. Thanks for taking part in the hop, Kirsten! Being English, I actually find the Welsh accent is my favourite–sends me weak at the knees–even though I love writing about Scots the most. I have many Scottish friends and funnily enough we have real communication problems at times!

    1. Thanks for having me 🙂 I’m a sucker all around for accents. My husband is military, so we move around a lot. Even American’s have different accents depending on where they’re from in the states. My husband is from the mid-west on the Mississippi River, and I’m from Pennsylvania (outside of Amish country). So we both have distinctly different accents even though we’re both American. I can’t wait to go to the UK and see what communication problems I encounter. I bet it will be a riot. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by.

  2. for a sexy Scotsman. Is it the kilt? Their strength? Their beautiful homeland? YES! to all – LOL but like you I love the accent too. The movie Highlander did it for me. hee hee. But I think I love their honorable demeanor and how most of them treated their women. I know their are cruel men every where but usually those are the ones that haven’t found the right women to set them straight – LOL

  3. Wow, Kirsten, you tell it like it is about Scots men! I agree 100% about the brogue. I also love their legs. 🙂 I visited Scotland for four terrific days in 1986 and will never forget it. The scenery is rough hewn and beyond beautiful. I would go back in a Scottish second if I could afford it. Thanks for your post and explanations about Scottish ancestry in your heroes and heroines. I gotta check ’em out now!

    1. Hi there. 🙂 I’m glad you enjoyed my post. Please let me know how you liked An Irresistible Shadow. I’m working on the second installment now (in the editing phases). The second one actually takes place in Scotland. Yay! Thanks for stopping by.

  4. I think it’s OK to romanticize. I love all sorts of exotic accents–English, Scottish, Australian…
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    1. Storm Chase (what a great name btw)…Scotland is on my list of places to visit. I’m going to have to find someone to take me to all the awesome hidden treasures, the off the beaten path locations that tourists miss. Those are my favorite. Cold never bothered me. I lived in Alaska for 3 years and I’m currently in Wyoming. Bring on the chill. 🙂

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