Monday, September 23, 2013

Six-Pack Stud-A-Thon Blog Hop

I was born in Glasgow on Valentine’s Day in the early 1970's. Growing up like many Scottish lads I was in tae most sports, especially football (soccer) and Martial Arts. I left school at age 16 and had many jobs including playing Soccer semi-professionally, being a Kickboxing Instructor and Personal trainer. I joined the army in my early 20's and a few years later tried oot fer the Special Forces. I spent 10 years as a member of the most elite Special Ops unit in the world and completed missions in many countries including Iraq and Afghanistan, often working very closely with Navy Seals and Delta Force. My time in the military was cut short due tae being injured in an aircraft accident. I broke my back and was paralyzed from the waist doon. I was told by the doctors that it was unlikely that I would walk again and tae prepare fer life in a wheelchair. Also at this time, my then wife of 3 years decided tae tell me that she did nae want tae deal with me in my present condition and filed fer divorce. Needless tae say, this was a tough time but I eventually got through it. A few months after the accident I saw a toe on my right foot move slightly, at first I was nae sure if I'd imagined it but a few seconds later I tried tae move it again and it definitely twitched. This was just the start, gradually the movement spread and after nearly 3 years of Physical Therapy, Walking Frames, crutches and braces I was able tae walk again. Lesson here - DINNAE EVER LET ANYONE TELL YER THAT YER CANNAE DO SOMETHING!

I have had tae deal with a lot of hard times in my life, including the loss of family and close friends. I have suffered many serious injuries and even a cancer scare (which luckily fer me was brief compared tae what some people go through). Throughout all of this I always tried tae remain positive and remember that nae matter how bad yer think things are, there's always someone worse off than yer are! I hope my story can be an inspiration tae some of yer.

I am now single, live in North East Ohio and have written 2 Romance books in The KILTED DESIRE series. They are fictional stories but they are based on my real life experiences. I'm also just getting back in tae Personal Training and Martial Arts Instructing as well as posing fer the occasional photo shoot. Plus, my signature line of fragrances Machollister was released in late 2012 and has been popular. I'd love tae hear from anybody, whether they are facing any personal hardships or if they just want tae chat. My contact details are on my Facebook page plus yer can follow me on twitter 



KILTED DESIRE - Sands of Betrayal 
Publication Date: May 10, 2012
Available Here:
Sensual! Exciting! Passionate!

Scott Maclaren, a strong, Special Forces Scotsman, terribly injured during his tour of duty in Afghanistan. His journey begins with a broken heart after his wife leaves him for another man during his time in the hospital. Traveling across the Atlantic to visit family, his story now begins.

After years of physical therapy and being alone, things were about to look up. Katie Johnson, a beautiful Ohio schoolteacher, was where his ‘dream’ of passion and love were to become reality. Smoldering embers became a passionate, raging fire between them. A wanting and desire that burned for one another as neither had ever experienced before.

Scott’s love for Katie and her two girls would lead him to great lengths to make all their dreams come true, including a six-month security contract in the Middle East. The money would ensure financial security for life.

The contract was to secure the safety of a young attractive businesswoman, Britney Parnell, who is accustomed to getting what she wants… and she wants Scott. She wastes no time in making her yearnings known. All can see her motives, but Scott. His only thoughts while in Baghdad are to keep her safe amidst terrorist attacks, shootings and bombs exploding all around them…

This sensual, sexy adventure begins with the ultimate betrayal and is filled with action, intrigue, passion and steamy love scenes.

Inspired by true events…
KILTED DESIRE 2 - Russian Roulette
Publication Date: December 13, 2012

Available Here:
After his recent adventures in the Middle East, all Scott Maclaren wanted to do was relax. He looked forward to his new life as a family man.

But, things never seem to ‘go-as-planned’ for the tough Scotsman.

Soon, after his return to the U.S., Scott finds himself catapulted back in to the thick of action. Once again, he is called upon and will need ‘all’ of his Special Forces skills, as he battles new foes.

The excitement and drama heat up, both inside and outside the bedroom in this romantic thriller. This suspenseful sequel is filled with even more action, adventure and passion.


  1. that he looks good in a kilt :)

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  3. Your book sounds good and is now on my list to get. Thanks for sharing your story. I have learned that he has a great inner strength.

  4. Considering I knew nothing about him, I learned a lot. Sounds like he's lead a very interesting life.

  5. I learned he has a very strong personality, and that his book sounds great. :)

  6. He's already experienced a lot in his lifetime! And he looks great in a kilt! (Probably has a killer Scottish accent too!)

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  7. Very inspiring! I would love to meet you some day. Just so I can hear you talk. I have always been fascinated by the Highlands. I've never been must past the Louisiana border. evamillien at gmail dot com

  8. He's very strong and determined.