Tomorrow is Burn’s Night, the day when Scots go wild, toast the haggis and drink too much whisky. Robert Burns was not only a poet, but also a voracious haggis eater and well known for his creative haggis hunting techniques.
If you haven’t got your haggis ready yet, here are some of the best ways to hunt them – and a recipe for cooking them, once you’ve caught one. They’re notoriously hard to catch, but with my Top 5 Methods, you should have a fair chance.
First, a disclaimer: While it’s legal to hunt and kill most haggis species, I do not condone the slaughter of haggis. Also, running around the Highlands with bows and arrows comes with its own risks and I do not take responsibility for any injuries.
#1: The Virgin Method
You may have heard about unicorns having a particularly liking for maidens, but did you know the same is true for haggis? So, find yourself a virgin, position her in a quiet spot and lay in wait for a haggis to come and sniff at her ankles. Then be quick to throw a net over it (other weapons might hurt the virgin) and bag it swiftly.
Mother of Gods is the prequel to my bestselling serial Winter Princess and it's going to be published in the Breaking the Myth anthology next week!
To celebrate the release, I'm recording the book as a podcast (yes, that's me reading it) - have a listen and tell me what you think...
Beira, the Mother of Gods and Queen of Winter, has grown tired and lonely. After millennia of living on her own, she decides it's time to create the perfect lover. But while Colan might look like the man of her dreams, he's not falling in love with her as she'd planned. Can she change his mind or has it all been for nothing?
There are popular fairy tales we all know and love, those by Hans Christian Andersen, or the Grimm brothers. Beautiful tales of love, romance, and fighting adversity. There are also traditional fairy tales with more than a smattering of blood, death, and heartbreak, but still, they grab our attention and seep into our hearts.
And then there are the others…
Fairy tales that are rarely told outside of the countries or cultures they were written in. Tales hidden deep in collections compiled long ago. Or tales that for one reason or another, just don’t receive the attention they deserve. Unusual fairy tales.
So, nine authors came together to uncover those tales. To pull them from the back of the bookshelves, open the pages of the dusty old tomes they were written in long ago, and retell them with a modern twist all our own: Once Upon a Twist: An Anthology of Unusual Fairy Tale Retellings.
Nine tales spanning fantasy, love, intrigue, and magic…
So are you ready to read?
Once Upon a Twist: An Anthology of Unusual Fairy Tale Retellings is available now in e-book and paperback from Amazon. It will be free in Kindle Unlimited for 3 months only.
There only remains one thing to say: “Once upon a time…”
Post-holiday blues? We have just the thing to fix that...
Our reverse harem book fair features some of the best paranormal romance reads around. Join these leading ladies and their cohorts as they take you on a ride filled with heart-stopping action, thrilling mysteries and steamy romance.
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Scottish storyteller. Tea drinker. Cat tamer. Highland walker. Believes in unicorns and happily ever afters.