My Heart’s in the Highlands #TuesdayTravels

Tuesday Travel buttonMy heart’s in the Highlands, my heart is not here,
My heart’s in the Highlands, a-chasing the deer;
Chasing the wild-deer, and following the roe,
My heart’s in the Highlands, wherever I go.

Robert Burns wrote that song back in 1789, and now that I’ve been to the Highlands, I understand what he meant. Not that I’m interested in chasing the deer, but I left a piece of my heart in the Highlands last July. I’m sure I’m not the only one. Robert Burns is Scotland’s national poet, best known for writing Auld Lang Syne, sung around the world every New Year’s Eve. Burns was born on Jan. 25, 1759 and Scots will be celebrating his birthday this week with Burns Day Dinners and appropriate toasts accompanied by Scotch whisky.

Our day in the Highlands was one of my favorite port stops on the cruise of the British Isles. We docked at Invergordon, not far from Inverness, capital of the Highlands. This photo was taken from our cabin’s balcony as we neared port. The oil storage tanks aren’t very scenic, but North Sea oil has been very important to Scotland and the United Kingdom.

Invergordon1-400x300After visiting the battlefield at Culloden Moor, we had lunch and drove towards Loch Ness, passing through Inverness.

Inverness Castle

Inverness Castle

Since we didn’t stop in Inverness, I’m supplementing my photos with this one from Deposit Photos, which shows just how pretty this small city is.

Inverness, Scotland

Scotland – Inverness

I snapped this photo from the bus. What a lovely place to live.


We didn’t see any deer, but we did see lots of sheep. Again, this image is from Deposit Photos.


Glen Shee, Highlands, Scotland

When the time came to leave Invergordon, a local band piped us on our way. It was the perfect end to a perfect day.

Pipe Band

What’s your favorite place on earth? Where have you left a piece of your heart?

My Sexy Werewolf #MySexySaturday #MySexyAuthors

My Sexy Saturday bannerThis week’s theme for My Sexy Saturday is My Sexy Shifter. Today’s snippet is from Ilona’s Wolf: A Fairy Tale Romance. The novella starts with a twist on the Little Red Riding Hood fairy tale, only this time the wolf is the hero.

Ilona's Wolf coverIlona’s Wolf: A Fairy Tale Romance
by Lyndi Lamont
Steamy Paranormal Romance


Imagine a world filled with magic, a tormented knight, a damsel in distress, an evil sorcerer…

While picking herbs in the woods, Princess Ilona is rescued from a woodsman by a wolf. When the creature licks her wounds, it is suddenly transformed into a man. A very handsome, very naked man who makes passionate love to her in a glade.

Cursed by an evil wizard, Rolf was trapped in wolf form until he tasted the blood of a royal. Now he must escort the princess on a hazardous journey back to the castle to stop an ill-fated wedding.

Passion flares between them, but both know there is no future for Ilona and her werewolf. Or is there? In a world where magic and passion combine, anything may be possible.


He took a step toward her and reached out to touch her auburn curls. “You have not told me your name.”

She gazed at him, her green eyes dilating. “They call me Ilona Rez.”

Ilona of the red hair. A fitting by-name. “’Tis good to meet you, Ilona Rez.”

He cupped her chin and lowered his mouth to hers, noting her split lip was nearly healed. He kept the kiss gentle, not wanting to hurt her.

When he pulled back, she touched her lips, a look of wonder on her face. “My lip is healed. How could that be?”

He smiled at her puzzlement. “I licked it.”

“So you did. I had no idea werewolves had healing powers.”


There is a lot Ilona didn’t know about werewolves, but she’s about to learn.

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