Anniversary Shenanigans: Author Visit and Give-Away: RJ Scott.

To celebrate bonfire night we have the amazing RJ Scott in the clubhouse. Here to talk a bit about her novel The Gallows Tree (which I LOVED, Lorix) and the celebrations that go on in England to remember the day the gunpowder plot was foiled. Plus, there's a giveaway, so keep reading!

The Gallows Tree
This book is available for only 99c until 7th November on ARe, Amazon and Love Lane!

Cody Garret is only just finding his way after an abusive relationship ended with his ex in prison. Coming to England to restore Mill Cottage is his way of running so he has time to heal. His goal is simple—hire a company to help make the mill cottage saleable then go back to the States.

What he doesn’t count on is meeting Sebastian Toulson-Brown, the brother of his contractor and the man who may be able to show him he can stop running.

But first Cody and Sebastian must deal with the ghosts of lost loves and the destinies that are woven into the story of the mill and the sycamore trees that stand on its land, one of which might be the gallows tree.

Author Bio 
RJ Scott has been writing since age six, when she was made to stay in at lunchtime for an infraction involving cookies. She was told to write a story and two sides of paper about a trapped princess later, a lover of writing was born.

As an avid reader herself, she can be found reading anything from thrillers to sci-fi to horror. However, her first real true love will always be the world of romance where she takes cowboys, bodyguards, firemen and billionaires (to name a few) and writes dramatic and romantic stories of love and passion between these men.

With over sixty titles to her name and counting, she is the author of the award winning book, The Christmas Throwaway. She is also known for the Texas series charting the lives of Riley and Jack, and the Sanctuary series following the work of the Sanctuary Foundation and the people it protects.

Her goal is to write stories with a heart of romance, a troubled road to reach happiness, and most importantly, that hint of a happily ever after.

Blog Post – The Gunpowder Plot 
Thank you to Boy Meets Boy Reviews for having me here today, and congratulations on your first year!

"Remember, remember,
the fifth of November,
Gunpowder, treason and plot.
We see no reason why
Gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot!"

In the UK on 5th November we have something called Bonfire night. There is of course a reason why we have these nights and it all goes back to 1605.

A group of Catholics plotted to blow up the English Parliament and King James l, on the day set for the king to open Parliament. The men were angry because the king had treated them badly and they didn't like it. A man called Guy Fawkes along with a group of plotters attempted to blow up the Houses of Parliament in London with barrels of gunpowder placed in the basement. Guy Fawkes was discovered, and tortured and he finally gave over the names of all the plotters.

For a full explanation with all the details of who was involved just search Google for *The Gunpowder Plot*.

In celebration of his survival, King James ordered that the people of England should have a great bonfire on the night on 5th November. The story is remembered each 5th November when 'Guys' are burned in a celebration known as "Bonfire Night".

Excerpt from The Gallows Tree (MM, Paranormal, Contemporary, Set in England) 
Cody caught a glimpse of white and then immediately knew exactly what he was watching. Some kind of lovers' tryst? A midnight, well, two o'clock, rendezvous between a man and a woman. The man slid from the horse in a smooth move, and in an instant, he had the small woman in his arms. The view was strangely erotic as he lifted her slight body into his arms and pressed her back against the fence surrounding the field, and Cody wondered if he should even be watching. He thought he heard a voice, a whisper. But a whisper or even a shout wouldn't carry across that distance, and he dismissed the words as nothing even as they repeated inside his head.

Justice can be seen.

The two were kissing as passionate a kiss as Cody had ever witnessed, despite the fact he couldn't really see their faces. The passion was in the way the man held his lover—tightly, all encompassing, and with unrestrained need. She was bowed back, offering her throat for his kisses, her slim arms wrapped around his neck. It was too much to be watching; it felt wrong. With a sigh, Cody dropped the drape and went back to bed. This time sleep wasn't far off, and he allowed it to pull him under so he could explore further in his dreams what he had just witnessed.
The dream he wanted to have proved elusive. Instead, he dreamed of the usual hurt, fear, and pain that haunted his every sleeping and waking second, and a single sentence spun around his normal hurt. Justice can be seen.

Win a free e-book from RJ’s backlist or first sight of a new e-book
 a Rafflecopter giveaway 

Good luck to everyone that enters and a huge thank you to RJ for stopping by - I love fireworks, bonfire night is one of my favourites! Hot dogs, sparklers, the cold autumn air, the warmth of the fire.....


  1. Thank you so much for hosting me... :) HUGS XXXX

    So pleased you enjoyed Gallows Tree x

  2. The story of my life - I'm too early to catch the worm (book)

  3. Thanks for all you have written and thanks for the giveaway.

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  5. Thought I was doing well with RJ's book, now you tell me there's iver 60! Make note to myself: try harder!

  6. My favourite is Ancient Egypt. But I like most ancient times. Thanks for the giveaway!

  7. I don't really have a favorite historical time period. I love reading stories set in various time periods - I almost always learn something new along with having enjoying the story.


    P.S. Also, thanks for the sale on The Gallows Tree. Picked up my copy. :-)

  8. Mu all-time favorite time period is ancient Egypt. I just find the whole culture and religion fascinating.

  9. I am a big fan of the Roman empire time period. Though I really enjoy the wild west cowboys too!

  10. Ancient Greece is a favorite of mine, but they all have their points that attract me.

  11. I'm a great lover of the regency period in my romance reading but for true history I love seeing any period uncovered in archaeological digs :D

  12. I enjoy reading stories set in the English Regency period along other periods.

  13. I like the Victorian era. Thanks for the giveaway.

  14. I love Medieval Times. Thank you for the chance to win.

  15. As I just read this somewhere and it would fit I'm paraphrasing...

    I don't have a favorite, it would feel like cheating.

    Every time period has its own allure.

  16. I loved The Gallows Tree! MY favorite historical time period is the medieval era.