Recently my husband and I spent a few days on the Isle of Skye. An island off the west coast of Scotland, it really is the most beautiful place.
Over the years I’ve had many holidays in this part of the world. Although not Scottish, my father was raised in a little town called Thurso, about as far north as you can go on the mainland. My grandfather was a customs and excise officer there but he died before I was born. Dad always had a huge fondness for Scotland and as kids we had lots of family holidays there. But this was the first time I had been to Skye – and I wasn’t disappointed.
It’s a wonderfully wild and rugged sort of place. Full of waterfalls and craggy mountains, shimmering lochs and ancient castles, it has beautiful white sandy beaches too, sprinkled with tiny pink cowrie shells. But more than that, there is something magical about Skye. We visited Fairy Glen, where the landscape has weird cone-shaped hills that surely must be the home of real fairies. J
Then there is the mysterious Fairy Pools, where a series of waterfalls cascade into seriously deep pools coloured vivid shades of blue and green.
Perhaps there is one drawback – the weather. There is an awful lot of it! We experienced howling gales, brilliant sunshine and a violent hail storm – all in the space of one hour! But maybe this is what makes the Isle of Skye so special. This is what gives it the dramatic skies, the chasing shadows and the luminous rainbows.
It is wild and it is elemental. And I’m sure anyone who has ever been lucky enough to visit Skye, wouldn’t have it any other way.
About Andie Brock
Andie Brock started inventing imaginary friends around the age of four. Her family like to remind her that they frequently had to make room for Paris or Sella or Decoratia around the dinner table or on long car journeys.
And in a way that’s what she is still doing today. Only now the friends are less of the sparkly fairy variety and more the spirited heroines and sexy heroes that she loves to bring to life in her novels.
Thankfully Andie now has some real friends, as well as a husband and three children, two of whom have flown the nest. Then there is Lil, the ancient but much-adored cat.
Andie lives in Bristol, in the south west of England, and when not reading or writing she may well be found rummaging around the local flea markets in search of a bargain or going for long walks, preferably on a beach somewhere in South Devon, where she grew up.
But above all, Andie loves to write passionate romance stories. Her aim is to whisk her readers away to exotic locations where powerful, feisty characters meet their match with emotionally intense and fiery results. And if she manages to do that, then she’s got her happy ending!
Andie Brock has a new book out:
The Greek’s Pleasurable Revenge (Secret Heirs of Billionaires)
The last person Calista expects—or wants—to see at her father’s graveside is arrogant billionaire Lukas Kalanos. Five years earlier, after an affair that stole her innocence, Lukas betrayed her family and disappeared, leaving Ca
llie with much more than a broken heart…
Seeking vengeance on the Gianopoulous family for framing him, Lukas finds Callie ripe for his seduction. She will pay for past wrongdoings—between his sheets! But discovering that Callie has had his child is a surprise that changes Lukas’s pleasurable plans for revenge…into a hunger to make her his own!
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