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Saturday, 25 January 2014

Burns' Night Blog Hop

Welcome to the Burns' night blog hop! Be sure to hop by and comment on all the blogs joining in as there is a ton of prizes to be won! And don't forget to enter our rafflecopter below to win 1 x $50 Amazon GC or 1 of 5 x £10 Amazon GCs!

So what is Burns' Night?

January is a cold dreich month in Scotland. The strains of Auld Lang Syne have long since drifted over the heather. We need to keep ourselves cheerful somehow. So on the 25th of January we celebrate the poetry of our bard, Robert Burns. 
We pipe in the haggis, toast it with a dram (whisky), eat it and then we consider the life of the man behind the poems. He was a bit of a ladies man for sure and so that is why the speech, known as “The Immortal Memory” is followed with a toast to the lassies and a reply from the lassies. There is poetry and singing and dancing to follow and we all stagger home with our bellies full, our hearts renewed and the knowledge that we only have another 11 months of rain to go this year.
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1.Love, Lust and Lipstick Stains9.Inner Goddess17.Nina Mason
2.Samantha Holt10.Hunter S. Jones18.Kate Robbins
3.A Dirty Book Affair11.Christina Phillips19.Scenes from a Chaotic Mind
4.Anne Conley12.Andrea Bellmont20.Sarah Bella
5.Em Taylor13.Isobelle Cate21.Joanne Wadsworth
6.Kirsten S. Blacketer14.Storm Chase22.Anne Stenhouse
7.Willa Blair15.Ceci Giltenan23.BJ Scott
8.Nicole Hurley- Moore16.Tarah Scott


  1. Raise a dram to Scottish poet Robbie Burns, but skipping the haggis. lol

  2. Toasting to Burns for the Highlander life that left such an inspiration for all Historical Romance Authors. I'm new to reading these historical romance novels so I'm still learning the lore and the clans. But I am so glad I picked up that historical read. As reading your statement - January is a cold dreich month in Scotland. - I laugh and think why it's freezing here as well too so I'll take a wee bit of Dram to warm me up.

  3. Thanks for participating in the Burn's Celebration blog hop. I adore Scots stories, kilts, speech, and the rough landscape of Scotland. Thanks for your post!

  4. Happy wishes to all on this bonnie night!

  5. Visiting all these blogs and hope to find some new good reads. Awesome party!

  6. Happy Burn's Night!