But neither wisdom nor negotiation is on my mind tonight. No, rather, a certain pair of manly gams topped by a flirty tartan has me reminiscing about last year's Harlequin party (Hquin/Kimani Press editor Kelli Martin, at right)* in San Francisco...
You see, every year the Harlequin party's the hottest ticket in town, cause the music, the eats and the company are fine. And last year I spent much of the event -- as did most of the women present -- wondering about the status of a certain plaid-clad art director's kilt equipment.** As it were.
Many of we romance fans are suckers for anything that smacks of Highlander. The braw heroes, the ungainly when-transposed-into-fiction brogue, the
Whether it's the strapping big lad who fights valiantly at Culloden -- or Jaimie Fraser way back in "Outlander" -- it's hard to resist the notion of a Scott rolled up in a bit of tartan. So when a big roomful of hundreds of romance-loving women spies a pretty good-looking guy in one at a romance conference? There's bound to be a little uproar.
Tonight at the Harlequin party, I'll be on a mission: Find the man in the kilt,*** and see if what they say about art directors in kilts is true. Oh, not that, you cheeky things. I'm just wondering if they really do try to match the models with the characters.
Let's go with that, shall we?
I love Marsha Canham's Lions Higlander novels set around Culloden. What are your fave Highlanders novels and Highlander characters?
*Photos placed after tonight's party. Kinda like a Highlander time-travel romance. W/out the Highlander. Or the romance.
***Kilt Man (above). Read 'tomorrow's' post to find out why he's out of uniform...