Wednesday, November 21, 2018


The Sins of Rory MacLeod
MacLeods of Skye Book 2
J R Salisbury

Genre: Historical Romance

A riveting tale of family, love, and betrayal.
Left jilted at the altar by his bride, Rory MacLeod, the Duke of Skye and
chief of the MacLeod clan finds himself becoming the subject of unsavory gossip.
Marriage to a respectable young lady of impeccable breeding is the only way
Rory can hope to silence the gossips.
Licking his wounds, he returns to London for the upcoming session of
Parliament and Season. He brings with him his sister Lily. It will be
her first season and one which Rory intends to find a bride of his
own. He doesn't have to look far.
Victoria, the Duke of Hargrove's daughter, catches more than his eye the
moment he meets her. She is everything his duchess needs to be. She
is smart, beautiful and devoted to Rory. Not even his darkest secret can sway her.
The bliss of married life is ripped apart by betrayal of the worst kind.
His sister is kidnapped and forced into a marriage with only one
purpose. Money. Even worse is who is behind it all.
With his own reputation and that of his family and clan at stake, Rory
must carefully negotiate his sister's return without the world
finding out about his secret. Not only could it bring shame to
everyone he holds dear, it would mean his ruination and worse.

Enjoy an excerpt:

Rory turned his stallion in the direction of the cottage. "Come, this way. There is someone I want you to meet."

"Oh? Who is it?"

"My grandmother."

"Your grandmother?"

"Aye. My father's mother. When my grandfather died many years ago, my father built a cottage for her. At her request of course. She didn't want to reside inside the castle walls. I suppose you could say she wanted her freedom. So my father built the cottage, and she's lived here as long as I can remember."

"But why?"

"I don't know. She's content living out here, and it's not as brutal as it may sound. A few of the women come visit her every day. My brothers and I try and visit her as much as possible."

"Meaning rarely."

"Ow, you wound me, lass. I try my best. She'll be happy to see I've married and am happy. Seanmhair will love you, and she'd love to tell you the history about Castle MacLeod."

"How far is she?"

"About a mile."

Rory led her along the lakeside path. Before long, he could see smoke lazily dancing its way in the air. They were close.

A cottage finally came into view. The small structure sat in a small clearing, the loch to one side and the forest on the other. He didn't see anyone around, but knowing his grandmother as he did, he knew she'd be close by if she wasn't inside. On a day like today, she'd be outside taking advantage of the beautiful weather.

He dismounted his horse and walked toward Victoria's mare. He helped her down. As he was about to tie the animals off, the door to the cottage swung open.

His grandmother appeared. Despite her advanced years, she walked without assistance. Even if she did need help, Rory doubted she'd allow anyone to help. Typical MacLeod trait.

"It's true. You've taken a wife."

"Yes, ma'am. How did you know?" Rory asked as he leaned down to kiss her on the cheek.

"Donnan told me when he came to tell me of his and Rose's babe. Said you found a beautiful bride in England, and he was right. She's quite bonny, Rory."

He smiled. "Seanmhair, this is my wife, Victoria."

"'Tis very nice to meet you, Victoria," she said, extending a hand to his wife.

"It's a pleasure to meet you."

"Come, let's sit down and talk for a bit." She pointed to a group of chairs nearby. "'Tis too nice a day to be inside. Might as well enjoy the sun while it's out. I spend far too many days inside because of the rain and cold."

As they were sitting down, Rory's grandmother offered them some cider. He watched as the old woman disappeared back into her cottage.

"Why does she choose to stay here? Was she banished from the castle?"

"Nay, she wasn't banished. It was her choice. I think she thought she'd be in the way, which is far from true. My father respected her request and had this place built."

"But she was a duchess."

"Aye, but she's happier here. You'll see."

His grandmother reappeared carrying a tray with a pitcher and three glasses. Rory immediately got on his feet to assist her.

"I don't need you fussing over me. I can still manage a tray and anything else I choose."

As she poured the cider, she looked at Rory. "I understand there's a magnificent stag wandering the grounds. I believe he's the same one we saw last year."

"He is. I haven't been hunting much. No time."

"It's more of a sport these days. You have men to do that for you."

He smiled. "Aye, that's true, but I still like the thrill of a hunting party and the chase."

"You and your brothers ought to take Will and a group of men and try and bag him."

"Hunting a stag is not Will's idea of a way to pass a day."

She nodded and pointed a gnarled finger at him. "You're still his chief and brother-in-law. If you tell him, he'll have to go. Besides, it'd do him some good."

"You should do it, Rory. You haven't done anything except work and worry about your sister for weeks," Victoria said. She picked up her glass and took a sip. From the look on her face, Rory knew she hadn't expected hardened cider.

"You should listen to her, Rory. You used to love to hunt and fish. Until you became duke and chief."

"I know, I know. You're right. I'll speak with Mac. See if we can't get a hunting party put together."

"How is Lily?" his grandmother asked.

"Right now? She's broken, and quite unhappy."

"The man has shown his true colors, I understand, and they’re not those of the sweet young man who used to visit with me whenever he came to visit Castle MacLeod."

"I didn't know him until now, but he makes my skin crawl. I hate it for Lily," Victoria said quietly.

"The best you can do for her now is support and love her."

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Donnan's Rose
MacLeods of Skye Book 1

As the fourth MacLeod son, Donnan MacLeod does not have to take on the
responsibilities his older siblings do. He is free to keep his
business private. As a privateer he sails the channel looking for
smugglers. Very elite smugglers.

It's not until he returns to Skye for his mother's birthday when Donnan
begins to lose control of his life. And it's all because of a woman,
the one woman he's loved since childhood. The woman he desires above
all others - that is should he ever think of taking a wife.
Rosalind, strong willed and opinionated far more than most, she is determined
to find out what it is Donnan is hiding. Never before had they kept
things from each other, but Rosalind is convinced he's keeping
something huge from her.
Everything changes in the blink of an eye.
Stowing away in the back of Donnan's coach, Rosalind changes their lives
forever. The adventure begins...

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Author J. R. Salisbury

I've always been a creative individual. Writing is just a facet of that creativity...

My careers in public relations in and around the entertainment industry, photography, 
editing,  artist management, modeling and special event planning all elevated my
passion for writing, not to mention gave me a treasure trove for story lines. 

I write women's fiction; contemporary romance (as Jamie Salisbury) and 
historical romance (as JR Salisbury) which is ever evolving. I am fortunate enough 
that writing (and marketing of said product(s)) is my full-time job, although I always
have one or two other projects going at the same time.

I now live in a suburb of Atlanta. Some of my other interests include
photography, equestrianism, reading, and of course, travel.

sincerely hope my writing will entertain, enlighten, and inspire
others to pick up the pen and pursue their own dreams. I love to be
contacted by readers, writers, and history buffs.

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Mary Preston said...

The covers do make me want to explore further.

J R Salisbury said...

Thanks for hosting The Sins of Rory MacLeod and Donnan's Rose!

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lildevilgirl22 said...

love the plot

Angela Saver said...

The covers look great! My favorite cover is Donnan's Rose MacLeods of Skye Book 1.

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