#CMCon23 Featured Author Spotlight: Hildie McQueen

Posted January 11, 2023 by Jen in Author Interview, Coastal Magic Con Tags: , , ,

Hildie McQueen

Today I’m happy to welcome Hildie to the blog. She’s answering a few questions and telling us more about her books. Please help me welcome Hildie!

Featured Author Q and A:

Can you tell us a little bit about your writing: What genres do you write? Do you prefer to write one genre over another? 

Hello Everyone, I’m USA Today Bestselling Author, Hildie McQueen and I write Historical Medieval Highlander Romance.  I have been writing historical romance for a few years. I started off writing western, American historical romances and then moved to writing Scottish romances.

After a long visit to Scotland, I feel in love with the country and wanted to know more about its history.  I read Highlander romance and watched movies and documentaries Scotland in preparation to begin writing the genre.

I do have a second pen name, HM McQueen, where I write paranormal and fantasy romance. These books are fun to write, they are like a palate cleanser for my writing. 

It is hard to decide which genre I prefer to write. The Highlander romance is harder to write, I pour a great deal of myself into the stories, where with the paranormal, it’s more fun and easier to write the stories. 

What is your newest/upcoming release? Tell us about the book and series.

After writing the hugely successful Clan Ross of the Hebrides series, about a young laird and his brothers, I decided it would be fun to write a spin-off in which the guards took over as heroes. Guards of Clan Ross is my newest series that starts off with Erik, a leader of warriors that arrive in the southwestern portion of the Isle of South Uist to manage an unruly bunch of villagers that have been robbing and killing people in a forest.

Erik released in October, 2022 and the second book in the series, Torac is releasing on January 13, 2022.  I can’t wait to see the feedback as these stories are filled with action, romance and of course sensuality!

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? Why?

I live in a small city in Georgia, USA. I love my community here, I have a great group of friends, am active in a church and am part of a fun book club. Not to mention my daughters live nearby. It would be hard to move.  

However, let’s say I had to leave, had no choice, then I think I would pick the outskirts of Guadalajara, Mexico.  The city is huge with tons of things to do and places to explore. The city has lots of culture and is very multi-cultural. I was born in Mexico and my husband is studying Spanish, so I think we would have an amazing life there. 

What are you currently reading?

Currently I am reading Michele Obama’s Light Within. I am also in the middle of a contemporary romance chosen by one of my book club members.  It’s not a favorite of mine, so I won’t list the title.  I will tell you that I’m looking forward to reading books by the Coastal Magic Authors!

CMCon Quickies:

Mountains or Water (lake, shoreline)? Raised in sunny San Diego, I am a beach person. The ocean has a healing, soothing effect on my spirit. I love the ocean, especially the Pacific.

Dukes or Cowboys? I will have to go with a duke!

Stranger Things or Bridgerton? I am a historical author, so of course Bridgerton. Duke of Hastings all day and all night!

Ketchup, Mustard, or Mayo? I grew up eating Mexican cooking, so never really acquired much of a taste for American condiments. But if I have to choose, I will go with ketchup.

Coffee or Tea? Tea please! I drink English black tea every day. Every once in a while I’ll dabble in coffee, but it’s a rarity.

THANKS so much for playing along!

Now let’s learn more about Hildie’s book:

Book cover of Erik by Hildie McQueenErik by Hildie McQueen

She’s a spy… He’s the enemy… Any attraction between them could mean death.

It is obvious he would not hesitate to kill her, but fear of what awaits, is stronger than approaching the warrior.. 

Assigned as leader of a contingency of warriors, Erik Larsen, grasps the opportunity to prove himself. When he makes a harsh decision that costs lives, he must decide whether to relinquish leadership, or charge forward and possibly loose his own in the process.

When Clan Ross warriors arrive to their region, Esme volunteers to spy for leaders of her village. Despite not trusting the cruel council members, she would rather be on the side of the familiar. Upon being caught by an enemy warrior, she faces a new unfamiliar opponent, her heart.

If you like Alpha heroes, strong heroines and lots of sizzle, you will devour this story.

Series: Guards of Clan Ross Series #1
Genre: Highlander Medieval Romance
Release Date: October 22, 2022
Publisher: Self-Published

Purchase Link:
Amazon/KU: https://amzn.to/3WENNSF

About the Author:

#CMCon23 Featured Author: Hildie McQueen headshot and bioEnticing. Engaging. Romance.

USA Today Bestselling Author Hildie McQueen writes strong brooding alpha Highlanders who meet their match in feisty brave heroines.  If you like stories with a mixture of passion, action, drama and humor, you will love Hildie’s storytelling where love wins every single time!

A fan of all things pink, Paris, and four legged creatures, Hildie resides in eastern Georgia, USA, with her super-hero husband Kurt and three little yappy dogs.

Contact Information: 

Amazon Library: https://www.amazon.com/stores/Hildie-McQueen/author/B005GKDCS6

Email: Hildie@HildieMcQueen.com

Website: www.HildieMcQueen.com

Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/bDgGQ9

Logo/signature of Hildie McQueen "USA Today Bestselling Author Hildie McQueen" Enticing. Engaging. Scottish Medieval Romance.