Friday, 8 November 2013

Blog Tour: Bound by Wish and Mistletoe; Review + Giveaway

Bound by Wish and Mistletoe (Highland Legends #1.5)
Author: Kat Bastion
Release Date: 4 November 2013

Desperate to honor a life-long promise, Susanna MacEalan escapes her abusive clan with the fierce determination of never falling under the power of a man. Ever.

Aggravated by shallow-hearted pursuing lasses, Robert Brodie, commander of his clan’s elite guard, has foresworn scheming women. Forever.

When magick transforms Brodie Castle into a Christmas wonderland, the two despondent souls find solace in a most unexpected place . . . each other’s arms.

Amid a whirlwind of escalating events, Susanna’s traumatic past threatens Robert’s ability to protect the one woman meant for him. In a harrowing moment, as her fears and demons coalesce, will hope, faith, and love be enough to save them?

Forged in Dreams and Magick (Highland Legends #1)
Author: Kat Bastion Release
Date: 23 September 2013

Isobel MacInnes wakes up in present-day California, lunches in medieval Scotland, and by ten days’ end, falls in love with a man and his country, only to lose them in a heart-wrenching twist of fate . . .

Found in the arms of her second soul mate . . .

Forced to balance the delicate strands of time between two millennia . . .

Shocked by revelations rewriting the very foundations of history . . . of everything.

Isobel, a rising-star archaeology student, is dropped into two ancient worlds without warning . . . or her permission. Her fiery spirit resists the dependency thrust upon her. Amid frustration at her lack of control, she helplessly falls in love. Twice.

She struggles to adjust to the unimaginable demands of two leaders of men—a laird in the thirteenth-century Highlands and a Pict chieftain in a more ancient Scotland. Isobel transforms from an academic, hell-bent on obtaining archaeological recognition, to a woman striving to care for those she loves, and ultimately . . . into a fearless warrior risking everything to protect them.

You can see my review for Forged in Magick and Dreams, here!

Review for Bound by Wish and Mistletoe

This is a very sweet, Christmas novella about learning to trust and finding Christmas!

Susanna is very guarded, after a cruel and cold upbringing. The only source of comfort she's had in her life was her mother, who taught her that men are hateful and merciless creatures. So, imagine Susanna's surprise when she meets the compassionate and kind Robert, even if he looks as fearsome as any other warrior. I loved her determination and courage when she escapes from her painful past.
Robert is pretty perfect. He's a warrior through and through, and when Susanna unexpectedly enters his life, he is determined to protect her at all costs. I loved how gentle and understanding he could be with her, and it never made him seem any less of the Highland warrior!

If you've read the prequel, Forged in Dreams and Magick, it's a great little visit with Iain and Isobel. It is easily read as a stand alone, though.
The romance is a little rushed, as is common in novellas, but it is very passionate and consuming. The chemistry between Susanna and Robert was searing, and the love scenes with them were very hot. I enjoyed watching Robert confuse Susanna with his compassion, and gain her trust and love.

I love Kat Bastion's writing style, it's very descriptive without being fussy and keeps you turning page after page. I'll be (not so) patiently awaiting the next book in the Highland Legend series, Born in Mist and Legend!

*I received a review copy from the author, for my honest review. Thank you!

About the Author

Kat Bastion is an award-winning paranormal romance writer, poetic warrior, and eternal optimist who loves getting lost in the beauty of nature.

On a never-ending, wondrous path of self-discovery, Kat throws her characters into incredible situations with the hope that readers join her in learning more about the meaning of life and love.

Her first published work, Utterly Loved, was shared with the world to benefit others. All proceeds from Utterly Loved, and a portion of the proceeds of all her other books, support charities who help those lost in this world.

Kat lives with her husband amid the beautiful Sonoran Desert of Arizona. Visit her blog at, her website at, and her Twitter account at for more information.

Author Links: Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads | Blog | Website


Check out this awesome giveaway to celebrate the release of Bound by Wish and Mistletoe! 

Up for grabs are 5 eBook copies of each title (5 of Bound by Wish and Mistletoe and 5 of Forged in Dreams and Magick) gifted from either Kindle, Nook, Kobo, or ARe (not Smashwords), 5, signed print copies of each title (5 of Bound by Wish and Mistletoe and 5 of Forged in Dreams and Magick) and a Pandora sterling silver and 14k gold Christmas Tree charm with Pandora sterling silver bracelet. 

All open internationally, good luck!

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