Calisa Rhose welcomes Jessi Gage to the Round Pen


I’m turning the round pen over to my friend to share her spankin’ new cover and her fist self published book. There’s more to it than that, so I’ll let her tell you all about it. 🙂 Let’s welcome Jessi Gage!

Thanks for hosting me, Calisa! I always love my trips to The Ranch. I’m stopping by today with news of my re-released time-travel romance Wishing for a Highlander.

With the sale of my publisher, Lyrical, to Kensington last month, I decided to take advantage of the opportunity to try self-publishing. It’s something I’ve been curious about and have learned a lot about through friends who have done it. It felt like the right time, so when I had the opportunity to get my rights back, I jumped at the chance to launch myself as a hybrid author (author who does traditional and indie publishing).

So what’s new in the second edition of Wishing for a Highlander? Pretty much just the cover, blurb, and price. I made a few minor edits, but for the most part, the story itself is just as fast-paced and sweet as ever. Being able to price the book myself, I reduced the price to $3.99. It’s wonderful to have such control over every aspect of my baby, but the benefits come with risks and hard work. So far, I’m pleased with my new indie venture, and I hope it pays off for readers too!

Wishing for a HighlanderWishingForAHighlander_JGIn a nutshell, it’s about a single and pregnant museum worker who accidentally wishes herself back in time and is forced to marry a Highland warrior with intimacy issues.

Here’s the blurb:

Be careful what you wish for. It might just come true.

Single-and-pregnant museum worker Melanie voices an idle wish while examining a Scottish artifact, that a Highland warrior would sweep her off her feet and help her forget her cheating ex. The last thing she expects is for her wish to be granted. Magically transported to the middle of a clan skirmish in the sixteenth-century Highlands, she comes face to face with her kilted fantasy man.

Tall, handsome, and heir to his uncle’s lairdship, Darcy Keith should be the most eligible bachelor in Ackergill. Instead, thanks to a prank played on him in his teenage years, he is known for being too large under his kilt to ever make a proper husband. “Big Darcy” runs his deceased father’s windmills and lives alone at his family manor, believing he will never marry.

But a strangely dressed woman he rescues from a clan skirmish makes him long for more. When the woman’s claims of coming to Ackergill by magic reach the laird’s ears, she is accused of witchcraft. Darcy determines to protect her any way he can, even if it means binding her to him forever.

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JessiGageAbout Jessi Gage

Jessi lives with her husband and children in the Seattle area. In addition to writing paranormal romance, she’s a wife, a mom, an audiologist, a church-goer, a Ford driver, a PC user, and a coffee snob. Her guiding tenet in her writing is that good triumphs over evil, but not before evil gives good one heck of a run for its money. The last time she imagined a world without romance novels, her husband found her crouched in the corner, rocking.

Jessi Gage links

Website | Blog | Facebook Fan Page | Twitter | Goodreads

Thanks for stopping by to wish me well on my first indie venture, and thank you, Calisa, for hosting me!

Thank you for bringing such a hawt cover with you! Good luck in the new venture of self publishing, Jessi!


Posted on 02/18/2014, in Blog Tour, Kensington, Pen of the Dreamer, Promotion, Tuesday Round Up, Welcome and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. Congats, Jessi! What a gorgeous cover…love the highlanders. 😉 And I’m a huge fan of time-travel. Will definitely add this to my list of TBR.


  2. harleybrooks

    Welcome to self-publishing, Jessi! It’s the scariest, most awesome place in the publishing world. Your cover is beautiful and I don’t think it’s possible to find a man “too large.” Can’t wait to read this one!


  3. Fantastic cover…uh…he was smiling? I didn’t make it up to his face 😉 From one hybrid author to another…welcome! I enjoyed the post, even your bio is entertaining. 🙂 Best of luck!


    • Thanks, Alicia!
      I know, right, you get kind of distracted by those abs…and shoulders. And imagining what’s under that kilt!
      My husband calls this book “Grimace” because he swears the model is grimacing. He gets home from work and says, “How’s Grimace doing today?” It’s so cute.


  4. Hybrid authors are the best. 🙂 Congrats on the re-release of your fabulous Highlander book, Jessi. Such a gorgeous cover too. I love that smile on his face.


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