Today I’m very lucky to be interviewing Jennae Vale author of Her Trusted Highlander – The Mackalls of Dunnet Head
Hi Jennae, thank you for agreeing to this interview.
What is the book you’re promoting?
Her Trusted Highlander – The Mackalls of Dunnet Head
What other books have you written?
A Bridge Through Time – Book 1 of The Thistle & Hive Series
A Thistle Beyond Time – Book 2 of The Thistle & Hive Series
Separated By Time – Book 3 of The Thistle & Hive Series
A Matter of Time – Book 4 of The Thistle & Hive Series
Where can we buy or see them?
All of my books are available on Amazon as ebooks and in print. The Thistle & Hive Series is also offered on Kindle Unlimited.
What genre are your books?
Time Travel Romance
What draws you to this genre?
I have always loved history and the thought of being able to go back in time to a particular period has fascinated me since I was a little girl. Since time travel isn’t an option, writing and reading about it fill my imagination with the sights, sounds and people of different cultures and times periods.
What is your favorite movie and why?
My favorite movie is The Last of the Mohicans. I love the romance of the story. The cinematography, the music and, of course, Daniel Day Lewis pulled me right in. I’ve watched it so many times I can’t even keep count, but it touches me every time. I actually listen to the sound track while I’m writing. It really inspires me.
Since this is a book & recipe blog, do you have a favorite recipe you would like to tell us about or even share?
I have recently become a vegan, so I’ll share one of my favorite vegan recipes – Pesto with Roasted Cauliflower and Pasta.
1 bunch of basil leaves (2 cups packed)
¼ Cup pine nuts (toasted for 3 to 5 minutes)
¼ Cup walnuts (toasted for 5 minutes)
½ tsp salt
2 Tbsp. nutritional yeast (or parmesan cheese)
2 cloves of garlic chopped
¼ Cup olive oil
¼ Cup lemon juice
In a food processor, combine nuts salt and nutritional years. Pulse til combined.
Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until completely combined. If the mixture is too thick you can add more oil.
I use pesto on so many things – pasta, pizza, as a sandwich spread. It’s delicious and easy to make.
12 oz. of Fusilli or Penne Pasta (or whatever your favorite pasta is)– cook as directed on package
½ head of cauliflower broken up into florets.
1 Tbsp. of olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
Preheat your oven to 450 degrees.
Toss the cauliflower with the olive oil, salt and pepper. Place on a baking sheet and into the oven. Roast for approximately 15 minutes. A fork inserted easily means it is done. If not, cook for another 5 minutes. Combine with Pesto and drained pasta. There’s no need to cook the pesto as it will heat up when you combine it with the hot pasta and cauliflower.
I serve this with breaded and fried tofu.
Is there anything else you would like to add that I haven’t included?
Three new books will be coming out in 2016, with the possibility of a Christmas novella also.
My works In progress are:
A Highlander in Vegas
Her Noble Highlander – The Mackalls of Dunnet Head
A Turn In Time – Book 5 of The Thistle & Hive Series
How can readers discover more about you and your work?
You can connect with me on social media. I love interacting with my readers. My newsletter is a good way to keep up with upcoming releases, cover reveals and giveaways. You can subscribe to my newsletter here http://www.jennaevaleauthor.com/#!news-and-events/c1pz
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Jennae-Vale/e/B00OQRGYVM
Thank you very much for taking the time out of your busy schedule to take part in this interview.
Her Trusted Highlander – The Mackalls of Dunnet Head
Katriona Hughes has no idea how she’s managed to find herself in 16th century Scotland, but she’s beginning to think the emerald gem she picked up on an archeological site may have had something to do with it. Wanting nothing more than to return to her own time, Kat is betrayed by the first person she meets and forced into a marriage with a loathsome stranger. Now running for her life, Kat meets the one man who deserves her trust, but can she give it to him.
Nick Mackall is happy to finally be back in his beloved Scotland after accidentally being transported to twenty first century San Francisco and spending the last two years of his life there. His home and family are calling to him, but things are not about to go smoothly for the handsome highlander as he meets a young woman fleeing her husband and an old foe returns from the dead. Two things are certain – he must gain the woman’s trust in order to save her and he must stop his foe from unleashing the power of an imprisoned sorcerer.
Jennae Vale Bio
Jennae Vale is the author of romance with a touch of magic. Her Scottish Medieval time travel series The Thistle & Hive, Books One through Four, is available in print and ebook versions from Amazon. The first book in her new series, The Mackalls of Dunnet Head has been released, with more to come throughout 2016.
Jennae started life in Massachusetts as part of a large extended Irish and Italian family of imaginative story tellers, but now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, her dog, two cats and four chickens. She also has a horse, but since there’s no room in her backyard, he lives at a nearby stable. Storytelling is her passion, but Jennae is also an avid quilter, who loves to cook, read and craft in her spare time.