Spotlight on Wishing For A Highlander by Jessi Gage


Thanks for hosting me, Jenna! And congrats on your recent release of Betrayal. I’m so excited to visit your blog today to reveal the cover of my recently re-released time-travel romance, Wishing for a Highlander!

In a nutshell, it’s about a single and pregnant museum worker who accidentally wishes herself back in time and is forced to marry a Highland warrior with intimacy issues.

Read on for the back-cover blurb. But also, don’t forget to click on the word giveaway to hop over to Rafflecopter’s secure site. To celebrate this re-release, I’m giving away a $25 Amazon gift card and an ecopy of Wishing for a Highlander. If you’d like to leave a comment, let me know who you’d bet on in a battle between a sparkly vampire and a sparkly Highlander… I think you know my answer…

Be careful what you wish for. It might just come true.

Single-and-pregnant museum worker Melanie voices an idle wish while examining a Scottish artifact, that a Highland warrior would sweep her off her feet and help her forget her cheating ex. The last thing she expects is for her wish to be granted. Magically transported to the middle of a clan skirmish in the sixteenth-century Highlands, she comes face to face with her kilted fantasy man.

Tall, handsome, and heir to his uncle’s lairdship, Darcy Keith should be the most eligible bachelor in Ackergill. Instead, thanks to a prank played on him in his teenage years, he is known for being too large under his kilt to ever make a proper husband. “Big Darcy” runs his deceased father’s windmills and lives alone at his family manor, believing he will never marry.

But a strangely dressed woman he rescues from a clan skirmish makes him long for more. When the woman’s claims of coming to Ackergill by magic reach the laird’s ears, she is accused of witchcraft. Darcy determines to protect her any way he can, even if it means binding her to him forever.

Excerpt from Wishing for a Highlander:

Size might have its advantages when it came to fighting, but those few boons fell far short of making up for the problems it caused. Being the biggest and the strongest had gotten him into far more trouble than it had gotten him out of. Swallowing his regret for how careless he’d been with her, he sought to determine whom she belonged to, whom, saints forbid, he might owe.

“Whose wife are ye, then? Not a Gunn’s or I wouldna have had to rescue you from one.”

“I’m not married,” the lass said. “And thank you for the rescuing, by the way. I can’t believe I dropped the dirk. Stupid.” She shook her head.

His heart warmed at her thanks. He didn’t hear many kind words from the lasses and would take what he could get, even from a dishonored woman who had caught a bairn out wedlock. Oddly, he didn’t think poorly of her. Whether it was her worried brow, her guileless, soft mouth, or her vulnerable size, he had not the heart to condemn her.

He didn’t even mind so much that she found him distasteful for his size, although talking with her now, she didn’t seem overly upset to be in his arms. He endeavored to keep her talking, keep her distracted from her disgust.

“Ye never answered my first question,” he said. “Who are you? And where are ye from if ye’re no’ English?”

“Ugh. I don’t know. Is there an answer that won’t get me burned at the stake or locked up in a ward for the hopelessly insane?”

Like most things out of her mouth, that had been a peculiar answer. “Ye could try the truth,” he offered, slowing his pace since he heard Archie’s voice not far off.

“No,” she said flatly. “I couldn’t. At least not the whole truth. How about we just go with my name, Melanie, and with the honest fact that I’m a long way from home and I have no idea how to get back.” Her green eyes pierced his. “I’m afraid you might be stuck with me, Darcy Keith.”


Wishing for a Highlander

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14 Responses to Spotlight on Wishing For A Highlander by Jessi Gage

  1. jdh2690 says:

    Gosh, I could swear I left a comment a couple of days ago…sorry for the glitch, Jessi! I am really looking forward to reading your book as I am a BIG fan of medieval historical romances, Scots romances, Irish romances, British romances, Pict and Roman romances…all of it! So glad I “met” you on this blog as I am always looking for new authors to feed my BIG reading habit. 🙂 Thanks for the post.


  2. melissakeir says:

    I would gladly make some wishes if this could actually happen! 🙂 As a matter of fact, his tartan from the cover looks MacKenzie! Love me some of them! No sparkly vamps if I can have a Scotsman who has that lovely accent. If you think you can find the way for those wishes to come true, just email me!


  3. lizaoconnor says:

    I gave up and bought it. I was trying to resist, but it sounds so good, then I checked out the 39 reviews. mostly 5 stars. I have no time to read more books, but it just sounds too damn good to let go buy a second time. What if I don’t catch anymore of blog tour. Then I would forget the name of the book and never be able to find it. No, it’s best I bought it now. When I have my mental breakdown and they take away my computer, I’ll still have my iPad with your book on it. (I’ve already forgotten the name…good this it will be first in line…) Well done Jessi, well done indeed.


    • lizaoconnor says:

      Please ignore typos…I am horribly sleep deprived.


      • Jessi Gage says:

        Love it, Liza! There’s nothing like a good sleep deprived ramble, LOL! I totally hear you. If I don’t buy a book when it catches my eye, I likely never will. My husband and I have had to agree on a book budget for me so at least there comes a time every month when I CANT buy any more. Of course, I torture myself by still skulking the blogs…and drooling over what I can’t have!

        I hope you love it. I’ve been super blessed to get so many wonderful reviews! My readers rock!


      • lizaoconnor says:

        Jess, thanks for understanding. I noticed you joined my Liza Laugh blog. It’s not my main blog. It’s my backup blog in case blogger goes down or kicks me off, so I’ll have somewhere to go. It also ensures I can work in both Blogger and WordPress. my main blog is I have 2 working blogs and 4 backup blogs…paranoid much?


    • Jenna Jaxon says:

      Liza, you always crack me up! Go get some sleep so you can write some more! 🙂


  4. gemmabrocato says:

    Great excerpt and I love the blurb and excerpt. Adding this to my TBR list right now.


  5. Love the new cover, Jessi!!


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