Launch Party: Second-Chance Seduction by Kate Carlisle

second-chance-seduction-150Brace yourselves, ladies! With the release of SECOND-CHANCE SEDUCTION, I’ve launched a new series with Harlequin Desire featuring the McLaren brothers of the highlands of Northern California. To honor their heritage, we’re throwing a Scottish-themed launch party today. The Lair is decked out in tartan, the tables are overloaded with legs o’ lamb (plus haggis for the Bravehearts in the bunch), and the cabana boys are dressed in kilts!

What happens under the kilt won't necessarily stay put!Our young, kilted laddies are willing to play a few Scottish games with ye, if ye’ve a mind to… wink, wink, nudge, nudge.

The MacLaren brothers are taking California by storm with their brewing empire, and pity the women who get in their way. Aye, these men have talented tongues, an’ make no mistake. Raise a pint for a traditional toast. (Never mind if you don’t drink. This is fictional beer.)

If there is righteousness in the heart, there will be beauty in the character.
If there is beauty in the character, there will be harmony in the home.
If there is harmony in the home, there will be order in the nation.
If there is order in the nation, there will be peace in the world.
So let it be!

Pint of dark beerAnd now, a bit about SECOND-CHANCE SEDUCTION

Connor MacLaren never forgave Maggie Jameson for leaving him. Ten years later, his former sweetheart’s back in their California town, desperate for the Scottish businessman’s help. And he knows just how to get her out of his system once and for all…

Agreeing to temporarily pose as Connor’s girlfriend is déjà vu. After only a few minutes alone with the rugged Highlander, Maggie’s breathless with desire. Of course, this was Connor’s intention…until his plan backfires, leaving them both wanting much more.

Now, lassies, let’s give ourselves not-so-authentic Scots nicknames. Here’s how it works… Take your first name and give it an “-ie” ending. Then add “Mac” to your most notable physical feature, the street where you grew up, or a word related to your job. Today, I shall be Katie MacDeadline!

Post your Scots nickname in the comments below, and I’ll select one of ye at random to receive an autographed copy of SECOND-CHANCE SEDUCTION.

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  • Jane says:

    Congrats on the new series, Kate. Never thought I would see Sven in a kilt. Will we get a tartan pattern with our new Scots nicknames? I guess my nickname will be Janie MacCanal.

  • Mozette says:

    Hahaha… this oughta be a hoot!

    Okay… following your instructions:

    Lyndie MacRed….

    yes, if that’s not a scottish name, I don’t know what is… aye! 😉

  • Kaelee says:

    Men in kilts, beer, mountains ~ It just doesn’t get any better.

    My name would be Lindie MacDimples.

  • Kate, a lair full of braw Scottish laddies? You throw the best parties! Although I’ve noticed that the gladiators and cabana boys are sulking because they can’t measure up to the Highland guys’ claymores! Congratulations on the release of SECOND CHANCE SEDUCTION! It sounds as luscious as all your other books, och aye the noo!

    Actually Anna Campbell is pretty Scottish anyway, but here’s my nickname – Annie MacRevisions!

  • Amy Conley says:

    Amie MacConley. I will admit before they came to the USA it was Connelly, pretty scottish.

    • That’s interesting, isn’t it, that the name’s spelling changed. The “before” spelling wasn’t even particularly challenging. I wonder why they changed it.

      • Amy Conley says:

        We know two of the brothers got into a huge fight so one brother changed the spelling of his last name. Now there are the two branches within one family.

  • flchen1 says:

    Huh… I’m not sure this is going to work–Fedorie MacEditor… *sigh* 😉 Congrats on the new release, Kate–Second Chance Seduction sounds positively yummy! I love second-chance stories 😀 Can’t wait to add this to my TBR!

    • Thank you so much! I’m really thrilled that SECOND-CHANCE SEDUCTION is out now. I adore these MacLaren brothers, and I’ve been very excited to get reader reaction. Hope you’ll love it!

  • Helen says:


    Love it and I have this one downloaded and ready to read 🙂 abd looking forward to it

    Helenie MacMulligan hows that for a name LOL Mulligan is the street I live in

    Congrats on the release Kate and I would love some lamb not so sure about the haggis though 🙂

    Have Fun

    • I confess, I’m avoiding the haggis, as well. I think the Scots starting eating it only to intimidate their enemies. “Look how tough we are!”

      Thanks for buying SECOND-CHANCE SEDUCTION, Helen! I hope you’ll love it!

  • Mary Preston says:

    This is fun.

    I would be – will be – Marie MacShiel. My street name lends itself well I think.

  • Quantum says:

    If I put on a kilt perhaps I might join the party as one of the kilted laddies? LOL

    I don’t remember drinking beer in the highlands …. make mine a flagon of Scotch if you please, just to warm me up and dull my taste buds before I try American beer…. and dive into ‘Second Chance Seduction’

    Quantie McPhase

  • Anita H. says:

    Ohh love Scottish talk! I guess my Scottish name would be Anitie MacStradbrook lol Doesn’t sound so good.

    Congrats on the new series, Kate!

    • LOL! If you don’t like that name, then come up with another. The “rules” are: Then add “Mac” to your most notable physical feature, the street where you grew up, or a word related to your job.

      So you’ve got lots of options, Anitie. 😉

  • SecretNinja says:

    Gotta love Scots, you can’t ever go wrong with men in kilts, eh? The Lair has never looked so good 🙂

    Hmm, not sure how well my name works but Adie MacPictures. I work as a photo editor most days and that sounds the best out of all my choices lol

    The book sounds fabulous Kate! I can’t wait to read it!!


  • Maureen says:

    Congratulations Kate on your new series! It sounds like a good one. Your party looks great but I am not brave enough to try your haggis. My name would be Maureenie MacTall.

    • Och, MacTall is a fine Scottish name! Love it! That sounds very heroic to me.

      Thanks for your kind words about SECOND-CHANCE SEDUCTION. I’m not eating the haggis, either!

  • Debbie says:

    Debbie MacStock I guess I could be technical and be Deborahie MacStock…I don’t think that works, lol.

  • Debbie says:

    Ok, let’s try this again, Debbie MacStock or I can be technical and be Deborahie MacStock…hmmm, I don’t think that works, lol.

  • Laurie G says:

    I can’t wait to read your new series featuring the MacLaren brothers of Northern California.

    Starting off with SECOND -CHANCE SEDUCTION featuring Maggie and Conner’s rough road to love story.

    As for my Scottish name: Laurie MacGregor after my Shetland Sheepdog Sandie MacGregor

    • Thank you so much, Laurie! I’m excited that you’re excited about reading SECOND-CHANCE SEDUCTION! In fact, you might even say that I’m Katie MacTickled. 😉

  • Diana Huffer says:

    Dianaie MacKibler… (street I grew up on)… ~LOL~ Congrats on the new series! Can’t wait to read them!

  • Laney4 says:

    Apparently Laney won’t work here, so it would be Elainie MacAddison. Sure beats Elainie MacTypist or Elainie MacTall!

  • Kaitlin says:

    I can’t wait to read this series! I love all of your books.

    I am two weeks from finishing my graduate degree so my Scottish name will be: Katie MacGrad.

    • Oh wow, that is so exciting! Congratulations! And thank you for stopping by when you must be at a very intense period in your schooling, Katie. 🙂 Maybe SECOND-CHANCE SEDUCTION can be your reward for doing the work. Very happy for you, Miss MacGrad!

  • Robyn says:

    Robynie MacManor. I love your books! Thank you for this opportunity! 🙂

  • Robyn says:

    Robynie MacManor. I love your books! Thank you for this opportunity to win! 🙂

  • Sandyg265 says:

    Sandie MacNorth

    • Sandie, MacNorth sounded like it really could be a Scottish name to me, so I Googled it. One result, a William MacNorth, from the 1871 Scottish census. Interesting, no?

  • Robyn says:

    Robynie MacManor. I love your books. Thank you for this opportunity to win! 🙂

  • Robyn says:

    Robynie MacManor

  • Lori Fenty says:

    Lorie MacMitchell.

  • Keara says:

    I’ll have to go with Kearie MacSeahorse. Better than the alternative: MacBudget (sounds like a computer program).

  • Shannon says:

    the street name where i grew up on is too tempting… Shannonie MacHell’s Gulch. By the time I grew up it had been renamed to Goose Haven.

    Congrats on the release.

  • Joni says:

    So I’m Jonie MacLegs. I’ve been to Scotland and had Haggis (along with the elaborate ceremony) and liked it so much that I ate it the next morning when it was offered at breakfast. I’m happy I didn’t let my repulsion of it containing lungs deter me.

  • Pen Mettert says:

    Annie MacPhillips
    A street I lived on. Better than MacRetired. 🙂

  • Jo Robertson says:

    Whoo hoo, Kate, congratulations on the release of SECOND CHANCE. I do love the Scots, and in fact, my hero in the Hitman series is Scottish.

    Okay, here goes: Joey MacRamsey! Yay! I like it.

  • So do I take Suzie MacWriter or Suzie MacNurse or Suzie MacFerrell…..

    I’m going with Suzie MacFerrell.

    And I love a good brogue, lassie! Now if I can find my favorite cabanna boy and a dark corner, I believe I have some kilt inspecting to take care of!

    Congratulations, Katie MacDeadline on the new book!! Can’t wait to read it!

    • Thanks, Suz! I’m so excited about SECOND-CHANCE SEDUCTION’s release. I hope readers are going to love meeting the sexy MacLaren brothers. Writing this book was such a pleasure! Connor made me so MAD at times! LOL

  • Kathy L says:

    Hmmm… I’d guess I’d be Kathie MacResearch. I love doing my family genealogy and this describes me pretty well. Can’t wait to read this new series!

  • Hi Kate –

    I’ll lift a glass to the success of your launch. Not being a beer drinker, I’ll go straight for the Scotch :-).

    Well, I already have a “Mac” in my name, but I love this game. So today I’ll be Donna MacBoobs. LOL.

    • Hee hee hee!!! MacBoobs! Okay, now I have a new favorite! However, I do not have a strong desire to see the MacBoobs clansmen in kilts. Hm, I wonder why…

  • Kaelee says:

    If you like beer at all you should try any of the Innis &Gunn products from Edinburgh. Fabulous beer!

  • Judy Jackson says:

    Judie MacReader, because that’s so much who I am.
    I’ve been doing some genealogical research lately and found a lot of Scottish ties. One to the Bruce clan, so I could be Judie MacBruce. I love reading about Scotland, so I guess your new series will be right down my alley!

    • Love that MacReader! Think we would all be part of the MacReader clan around here, don’t you?

      Hope you’ll love SECOND-CHANCE SEDUCTION, Judy! It takes place in California, but the MacLaren brothers are very proud of their Scottish roots.

  • There seem to be a whole clan of MacReaders about the Lair today! 🙂

  • Minna says:

    I’m so going to sound like the girlfriend of Mickey Mouse with the -ie ending: Minnie MacTired (I had a long day).

  • Becke Turner says:

    Sounds like a hot series right along with a fun game. What is it about the Scots that trigger our libidos?

    Becke McAnalyst. However, I believe the laddies would be much more fun to analyze than the numbers!

  • catslady says:

    This is easy – my first name is already Jeanne (pronounced Jeannie) and I lived on McNary so I will change it to MacNary so Jeanne MacNary lol.

  • Liz Straw says:

    Lizzie MacReader

    I have to tell you that I went by Elizabeth until I hit high school and would actually get in fist fights with anyone who called me Lizzie when I was in grade school (off school grounds) – now it doesn’t bother me. I read about a book a day.



  • Marcy Shuler says:

    I guess I’d be Marcie MacCenter. LOL Or to be formal, Marcelynie MacCenter. 😀

    I’ve had haggis and liked it, but it was a clean up Americanized version.

    I have to say that the kilts flipping around in the breeze *Marcelynie turns the fan up to high speed* sure livens up the Lair. 😉

  • Pissenlit says:

    A new book, a beer and cabana boys in kilts with some winking and nudging? Count me in! 😀

    Hmm…I’m gonna kinda cheat with the first name…Jacquie…but…MacHair? MacGlen?(first word of the street name) Hee hee!

  • Robin says:

    Name is Robin but Robinie sounded weird so going with a tomboy version . . . Robie MacSmile.

    Very excited for your new series! Cheers!

  • Mary McCusker says:

    Ok..I guess it would be Maryie MacTwinkle…I was going todo Machair but someone took that. Series sounds great. Congrats.

  • Sharon Snively says:

    Sharonie MacLooman

  • Sharon Snively says:

    Sharonie MacLooman. Has a ring to it:)
    Congratulations on your new series!

  • LindaR says:

    Like this concept, Lin MacRimas Based on Name or MacBook or macLib based on work. MacJacob base on street. Series sounds MacGreat!