Sunday, September 15, 2013

A Book, a Heroine and a Baby

Friday, September 13th, I received the most memorable news ever. 

It all started with a book. This book.

To Wed a Wicked Highlander is the latest release in my Bad Boys of the Highlands series. Of course I was absolutely thrilled when Laird Alexander MacDonell and Lady Sybella MacKenzie were given a TOP PICK from RT Book Reviews and Night Owl Reviews. Who wouldn't be? I was completely honored to be recognized for my latest novel. But imagine my surprise when I received the following message from a reader:
"I wanted to tell you that I LOVED To Wed a Wicked Highlander, as I knew I would. I let my sister-in-law read it and she fell in love with Sybella. Two hours ago, she had my beautiful niece, Sybella Marie. Thank you for your amazing stories. She named her after your heroine, and she fell in love with the name and the character. I love your work and I fall in love with every hero and heroine. I reread every one of them so many times and they are some of my most beloved treasures."
My jaw dropped, my heart thumped, and I couldn't believe the words I'd just read. A reader...named her first born...after my heroine! In my opinion, there was no greater honor for an author to receive. I was completely humbled. I still am. 
So without further ado, allow me to introduce you to the beautiful Sybella Marie. And yes, her family calls her Ella, the same as Lady Sybella. Isn't she adorable? 
Congratulations, Letha! Hugs to you and your family.