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Dec 17

Eliza Knight’s Scottish Adventure

ElizaKnightAuthorPhotoIt’s a treat to welcome Eliza Knight to my blog.

Hello everyone! And many thanks to Anna for inviting me to blog with you today. I write Scottish romance in several different time periods—ancient Scotland, the Braveheart era and the 16th century.

I’ve been lucky enough to travel to Scotland the past two years to visit the settings where my stories take place. Getting a chance to walk the same paths as my characters is not only rewarding, but it sparks ideas, too!

I wanted to share with you today some pictures of some of the places I’ve visited where my characters walk vividly and boldly from the pages, or where their fictional settings have stemmed!

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The Falls of Foyers

I love falls. The sounds, the smells, the sheer beauty of the water crashing. In many of my books I feature a falls of some sort. I’m lucky in the area I live with have several local falls that I can go and visit, but seeing the Falls of Foyers in Scotland took my breath away!

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Dunrobin, looking out over the gardens to the North Sea

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Dunrobin Castle looking up from the Gardens

My Stolen Bride series has traversed many castles, but the one that keeps popping back up is Dunrobin Castle. We’re introduced to this magnificent fortress that towers over the North Sea in the Highlands. The castle itself has been renovated, but there remains a medieval section that is magnificent. The gardens are also gorgeous.stolen brides

My Highland Bound series takes place at my fictionalized Gealach Castle, which I modeled after Urquhart Castle. Laird Logan Grant is the keeper of the king’s secrets, and this mysterious and magical place on Loch Ness was the perfect place to set his story. It was also the best place for Emma Gordon to travel back in time. When I was here, standing in the middle of a grassy patch, a new story idea hit me, and I had to ask my traveling companions to wait while I typed it into the notes of my phone!ElizaKnight_HighlandBound_Bundle2500

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Urquhart Castle from the hill

 

A view of Loch Ness from Urquhart

A view of Loch Ness from Urquhart

My current series, HIGHLAND WARS, takes place at a fictionalized version of Dunvegan Castle called Sìtheil. When I visited this gorgeous stronghold I brought my book and took a pic of it in the window! Macrath and Ceana have now officially graced the castle.

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Main entrance of Dunvegan

Highlander Hunger (in the window)

Highlander Hunger (in the window)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dunvegan Well and Water Gate

Thank you for letting me share my characters and travels with you! Wishing you all a safe and happy holiday!

Eliza Knight is a USA Today bestselling indie author of sizzling historical romance and erotic romance. 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 with her own knight in shining armor, three princesses and one very naughty puppy.

Visit Eliza at http://www.elizaknight.com, or her historical blog History Undressed: www.historyundressed.com

Join her on social media!
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elizaknightauthor or https://www.facebook.com/elizaknightfiction
Twitter: @ElizaKnight

BUY LINKS:
Wild Highland Mistletoe Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Medieval-Mistletoe-Magical-Christmas-Season-ebook/dp/B00PYI4QKI
Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/medieval-mistletoe-one-magical-christmas-season-eliza-knight/1120807482
Highland Hunger Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MV9RZM4
Highland Sacrifice—Preorder Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00QKX31O8
The Stolen Bride Series Boxed Set Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Stolen-Bride-Boxed-Set-ebook/dp/B00MVCPDFW
Highland Bound Trilogy Boxed Set Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Highland-Bound-Trilogy-Boxed-Behind-ebook/dp/B00IXZ5G2Q
Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-highland-bound-trilogy-boxed-set-eliza-knight/1118894440

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Thanks to Eliza for sharing these incredible photos with us. Don’t forget to drop by my December Giveaway  to enter the draw for a Kindle Fire HD6.

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  1. Catherine Kean

    Eliza, I am SOOO jealous that you got to visit Scotland. It’s one of the places on my “must see” list. Thanks for sharing your pictures, and thanks for writing your wonderful books!

  2. Angie Young

    Scotland is on my bucket list of places to visit one day. So beautiful your pictures are.

  3. Eliza Knight

    Thank you so much for having me, Anna!!

    Catherine, it was truly amazing. I really hope you get there!!!!

  4. Sharon Frizell

    great interview ,love your pictures ,they are awesome

    1. Eliza Knight

      Thank you, Sharon!

  5. Lana Williams

    Love those pics, Eliza! Scotland is definitely on my list of places to see! Tweeted as well. Merry Christmas!

    1. Eliza Knight

      Thank you, Lana! Merry Christmas to you too!

  6. Gloria

    I love that you take pictures of these wonderful castles. I look them up all the time. I can’t believe how big they! And I can’t believe the amount of castles in Scotland. There is never enough history on them in Wikipedia. But you do a great job. And OH. As if you didn’t know. I love your books.

    1. Eliza Knight

      Thank you, Gloria!!! I love taking pictures, they help with my writing 🙂 But I also love to just look at them and imagine being there myself!!!

  7. Melissa Keir

    Scotland is certainly a place I want to visit. It’s fun to finally see the places in your mind come to life!

    1. Eliza Knight

      Hi Melissa, It is gorgeous there. And magical! I love seeing the places come to life, but also just smelling the earth. Its so fresh!

  8. Jane Leopold Quinn

    Love, love, love your photos, Eliza. And especially the photo of your book on the window sill. I love Scotland and the castles too. Dunrobin is amazing.

    1. Eliza Knight

      Hi Jane, thank you so much! I like that photo too 🙂 It was fun to bring my characters to the place that inspired their story! Dunrobin was so majestic! I want to live there!

  9. Rose Anderson

    Love the photos, Eliza. That garden looks amazing! Happy Holidays. 🙂

    1. Eliza Knight

      Thank you, Rose!!! It was amazing! I got a lot of awesome shots there. Happy holidays to you as well 🙂

  10. Jill Hughey

    Dunvegan is the closest to what I think of when I envision a Scottish castle, though in my mind they’ve always been even more rustic. Thanks for sharing your pictures!

    1. Eliza Knight

      Thanks for visiting, Jill! Dunvegan really does have a very “fortress” feel to it. And certainly has kept a lot of its medieval appeal. I loved it!!!

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