Top Off Tuesday: The one with the kilt

Posted 12 August, 2014 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | Features, Top Off Tuesday | 32 Comments


Come on, y’all, and play with us on Top Off Tuesday! Hosted by On a Book BenderGeeky Blogger’s Book Blog, and Smitten with Reading, Top Off Tuesday features some of the best topless covers out there (and some pretty darned hilarious ones, too).

This Saturday, I have a bunch of friends competing in the Pipe Band World Championships over in Glasgow, Scotland so I just *had* to post a Scottish cover (I’ll be watching online as one of my piper friends does the color commentating for BBC!). Unfortunately, none of my friends look quite like this Scot. They’re more of the pasty, less cut variety. However, one can dream. And stare and this lovely specimen who, if he’s not careful and we’re very lucky, will lose his kilt in 3…2…1…

Top Off Tuesday: The one with the kiltChieftain By Command by Frances Housden
Published by Harlequin Enterpises AU on September 1, 2014
Genres: Historical, Romance, Scottish
Pages: 260

From the bestselling, RITA nominated author Frances Housden comes the gripping, sensual, suspenseful follow-up to The Chieftain’s Curse...

Gavyn Farquhar’s marriage is forged with a double-edged blade. Along with the Comlyn clan’s lands, a reward from the King, he is blessed with an unwilling bride, Kathryn Comlyn, and an ancient fort with few defences that desperately needs to be fortified before it can act as a sufficient buffer between Scotland and the Norsemen on its northern borders.

Gavyn needs wealth to meet his king’s demands, and he knows of only one way to get it — with his sword. Leaving his prickly bride behind in the hands of trusted advisors, he makes his way to the battlegrounds of France and the money that can be made there.

Two years married and Kathryn is still a virgin. A resentful virgin, certain that, like her father before her, she is perfectly capable of leading the Comlyn clan. In her usurper husband’s absence, she meets the clan’s needs, advising and ruling as well as any man.

But she is an intelligent woman, and she knows the only respect and power she will ever hold will be through her husband. And to wield it, she needs to make him love her. An easy task to set, but impossible to complete, when said husband has been gone for two years, and there is no word of his return. But Kathryn is undeterred. After all, a faint heart never won a Chieftain.

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32 Responses to “Top Off Tuesday: The one with the kilt”

  1. If your friends did look like this, I would fly to you this weekend and we would haul ourselves to Scotland to watch in person because, damn. I’m on a highland romance kick this week after watching Outlander 14 times over the weekend, so sign me up for this book!

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  2. Darnit Mary your countdown didn’t work! 😀 This is an absolutely droolworthy cover as is, but I’m with Candace, they somehow need to add in the accent experience to the cover. I don’t know how exactly publishers will do this, but they need to just get on it with science!
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  3. Wow, that guy is seriously ripped. I like how he’s got those arm bands or whatever–he doesn’t have a shirt, but he’s got clothes for his arms, hee hee.

    I’m seeing a lot of Scottish stuff around because of OUTLANDER, but how fun you posted because your friends are overseas!
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  4. Lordy, Mary, that kilt is VERY low! A wardrobe malfunction *I hope* could easily happen here. Too bad your real life kilt wearing friends aren’t as tanned or cut, but you’re right, a girl can dream. Another great Top Off Tuesday! 🙂
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