Guest Post from the Authors of LORDS OF LOVE AND LEGENDS

From USA Today Bestselling and
National Award-winning Authors
Allie Mackay, Brenda Jernigan and Sue-Ellen Welfonder

Four magical tales of timeless desire



Allie Mackay, Brenda Jernigan, Sue-Ellen Welfonder

Genre: Historical Romance, Scottish Romance, Regency Romance
Series: Legends Series, Book 2
Publisher: Scott Publishing
Publication Date: January 9, 2017

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Lords of Love and Legends introduces you to lords and ladies who live and love in a world of magic and enchantment. The long ago days we dream about is their reality. In this collection, our heroes and heroines will take you there. Along the way, you’ll see them meet and fall in love, and you’ll share their happy-ever-after ending.

We’d like to thank you for joining them. We’ll leave the page here so they can whisk you away.


USA Today Bestselling and National Award-winning Authors Sue-Ellen Welfonder (aka Allie Mackay) and Brenda Jernigan sweep you into a long ago world of breathtaking passion and adventure where myth and legend was real, danger abounded, and lords and ladies risked everything for love!

Winter Fire by Sue-Ellen Welfonder… When a Highland lass meets a dashing stranger in an enchanted place, she gladly gives her heart – and her passion – to the lover she only knows as the Lord of Winter.

The Duke’s Lady by Brenda Jernigan… If you yearn for classic romance with noblemen, ladies, and intrigue, complete with a magnificent Cornish setting, this is your tale…

Some Like It Kilted by Allie Mackay… A legendary Highland chieftain and a modern American woman aren’t prepared for the passion that flares between them, or the ancient secrets that would tear them apart.

The Wicked Lady by Brenda Jernigan… If you like humor and a fun-filled read…this one is for you… When Trevor Claremont is blind-sided by a pickpocket, he isn’t prepared for the feisty redhead who he finds is one wicked lady.

Treat yourself to hours of reading enjoyment with this beautiful collection of unforgettable romance!


Which Game of Thrones character exemplify your character and why?


Brenda Jernigan:

That would be Jon Snow.  Adam Trent is like Jon in so many ways.  He is strong and capable.  Adam is a force to be reckoned with and you do not want to cross him.  And most of all, for women, he is someone we know will protect us from any harm that might come our way.  Who hasn’t fallen in love with Jon Snow?  And we all pitched a fit when he was killed.  I’m going, “What!  You cannot kill the best character!” I’m hoping that you will cheer for Adam in THE DUKE’S LADY. Check out my Jon Snow shirt.

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Sue-Ellen Welfonder (aka Allie Mackay):

When I saw this topic, I almost passed and opted to take the alternative: an author suggested essay. You see, I have not read (or watched) Game of Thrones. But I have often been asked if this or that other book or a film (or people I know) influenced characters. So I decided to answer the root question…

There’s more of me in my characters than anyone. Writing as soul-dredging. The author’s life experiences and world views are what flow into a book. Psyche is the birthplace of story, including characters. So much of the author slips into the writing: the author’s likes and dislikes, habits and mores.

The writer is everywhere.

If you know an author well, you’ll see him or her reflected on the page. A writer’s voice and style is as individual as a thumbprint. But what is voice and style? To me, it’s the touch of magic we breathe into the words. Magic that’s born of every smile to ever curve our lips, each laugh we’ve ever shared, and each tear we’ve ever shed. It’s the strength woven of our heartbreaks and triumphs. And it’s all the highs and lows and everything else that’s accompanied us along the great journey called life.

In a word, everything that makes us who we are.

That is where characters come from. And the deeper into his or her soul that a writer digs, the richer the tale will be. No experience, good or bad, is ever wasted for a writer. It might take years, but there will come a moment when some dusty old memory surfaces, often when you most need it.

Writers dig into their psyches to get the words on the page. It’s the only way to give a book depth and to bring the story to life. So the next time you wonder ‘who’ inspired (or influenced) a character in a book, just flip to the back and read the author bio. (or visit their Facebook pages)

Of course, there are exceptions. Like the time I based a villain (or villainess?) on someone I dislike. Sometimes it’s good to stir the pot.  And since the writing biz keeps authors so busy these days, we might as well have a bit of fun.


Thank you so much, Book Beacon, for hosting us today. Brenda and I hope everyone will enjoy Lords of Love and Legend: Magical Tales of Timeless Desire.


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Allie Mackay

“Mackay is a master at penning magical tales of love across the ages.”
~ Fresh Fiction

Allie Mackay is the pseudonym for USA Today bestselling author Sue-Ellen Welfonder who won Romantic Times Best Historical Romance Award for her debut title, Devil in a Kilt. Many of her books have been RT Award nominees, and most have received RT Top Picks and K.I.S.S. Hero Awards. She is thrilled to be an Amazon All-Star Author, and a winner of InD’Tale’s RONE Award. Her favorite reader compliment is that her stories transport them to medieval Scotland, the setting of most of her books. She has three grand passions: Scotland, the paranormal, and animals. All can be found in her fun and sexy, light-hearted paranormal romances.

Brenda Jernigan

“Brenda Jernigan writes Romance, Adventure and Magic.”
~ Publisher’s Weekly

Brenda Jernigan is a Bestselling Author. Her books have been nominated for many awards – Book Seller’s Best Award, The Maggie Award, and The Holt Medallion Award. 
She grew up living the life of a tomboy – climbing trees, playing ball, and excluding starry-eyed romance from her daily repertoire.
Brenda discovered the love for books while taking her son to Story Hour at the local library – she was hooked. 
She figured having the same birthday as Ernest Hemingway couldn’t hurt.

Sue-Ellen Welfonder

“Sue-Ellen Welfonder brings legends and love to life.”
~ Fresh Fiction

USA Today bestselling author Sue-Ellen Welfonder won Romantic Times Best Historical Romance Award for her debut title, Devil in a Kilt.  Many of her books have been RT Award nominees, and have received RT Top Picks and K.I.S.S. Hero Awards. She is thrilled to be an Amazon All-Star Author, and a winner of InD’Tale’s RONE Award. Her favorite reader compliment is that her stories transport them to medieval Scotland, the setting of most of her books.  She is also known for her strong heroines, Alpha heroes, and weaving Highland magic and humor into her tales.

Sue-Ellen also writes as Allie Mackay, penning contemporary paranormals, mostly set in the Scottish Highlands

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