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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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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.